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*TOMORROW (May 9): The Last Day to Submit
Talent Show Videos*

*Spring Celebration Silent Auction Items Are Still Available*
Upcoming Events
May 9: Deadline to Submit Talent Show Videos
May 20: Field Day (BEST. DAY. EVER.) Returns!! Volunteer Sign-up links are in the Field Day Section Below
May 25 (morning, exact time TBA): Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony
May 25, 6:00pm: 6th Grade Moving On Ceremony (rain or shine)
May 26: Last Day of School for Students/ Class Parties, 1:00pm

**Kindergarten Registration: Open & Ongoing**
May Is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month: Cincinnati Has A Full Calendar of Events in Celebration!
May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, as the majority of workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

Businesses and organizations across Greater Cincinnati are hosting events in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month. Nearly all events are free and many are family friendly, including the Asian Food Fest happening today (May 8) on Court Street, Downtown. Click here for a full calendar of events in May celebrating AAPI Heritage Month.
HPS PTO Board Welcomes New & Returning Officers for the 2022-2023 School Year!
The HPS PTO Board held elections at last week's May 5 General Meeting and is pleased to welcome its new and returning officers for the 2022-2023 school year:

President: Ashley Hammond
Vice President: Hilary VanderMolen
Treasurer: Emily Ricciardi
Vice Treasurer: Kevin VanderMolen
Secretary: Michele Godsey
LSDMC Representatives: Ed Paff and Amy Lovelace
Give Us The Ole' Razzle Dazzle at the 2022 HPS Talent Show: Submission Deadline is TOMORROW, May 9!
You may have been wondering, "Will there be a Talent Show this year?" Of course!! Here’s what it will look like:
Format: Virtual
Submission Deadline: May 9
Show Premiere: May 12
How to Participate: Students will submit a video of their act to Mr. Messerly's Google Drive. Click on this link when you are ready to upload:

What Mr. Messerly needs in your video:
1. Your performer should announce their name and the title of the piece they are
performing before beginning.
2. Or if there is no title a brief description of what they’re doing. Your child's act can be anything he or she is proud of! They could hold up a picture they made, show off a unique Lego structure they've created, perform music, dance, poetry, juggling Taekwondo, etc. All acts should be no longer than two minutes, but shorter is fine!

Depending on how many acts submit, Mr. Messerly will break the show up into smaller grade bands. For example, we typically have two shows: one with K-2 and the other with 3-6. The show will debut on the Happy Hyde Park YouTube Channel on May 12, but will then remain up for several days. If you have questions send Mr. Messerly an email at messerm@cpsboe.k12.oh.us.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you shine!
Spring Celebration Auction Items Are Still for Sale: Spotlighting Upcoming Teacher Experiences with Mr. Gallup and Ms. Kohler
The remaining Silent Auction Items are now for sale at bargain prices! And the spotlight is shining on Football with Mr. Gallup and Yoga with Ms. Kohler whose teacher experiences are upcoming!

A group of 4 students can join Ms. Kohler at Ault Park for an hour of yoga in the park followed by a picnic with drinks and snacks. This event will take place on Sunday, May 15th from 10:30 am- 12pm (with May 22 as a rain date). Please bring your own yoga mat or towel.

A group of 8 students ages 9 and up can join Mr. Gallup for an afternoon of pickup football at Hyde Park School on Saturday May 14 from 12-2 p.m. Please plan on dropping your student off and picking them up at the HPS parking lot. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Score either of these teacher experiences or others list in the link that follows, home decorations, memberships, and more at a steal! All items are for sale at the fixed prices listed. Browse the items at this link: https://event.gives/hpspto22/items
Searching for the Perfect Unique Gift? Purchase Original Works by Your Student!
Original Works transforms your child's artwork into custom keepsakes all while delivering funding to HPS! Just visit http://store.originalworks.com/gallerylogin and enter School Code: Hydp. To find your child's artwork, click the Teacher Search Box and select your child's teacher from the drop down menu. Scroll through the artwork to find your child's masterpiece! Original Works doesn't modify your child's art; it stays just as they created it, which is perfect! Order by clicking the image of the product you want to order. The order deadline is this Friday, May 13. All orders are shipped directly to your home. Questions? Contact Ms. Best at BestTin@cpsboe.k12.oh.us.
Field Day Volunteer Sign-ups: The BEST DAY EVER--Volunteers Sign-ups Are Filled...But You Can Still Come And Be Put to Work! Still Seeking Some Supplies Too...
Field Day returns to Hyde Park on Friday, May 20! More commonly known asThe Best Day Ever,” the event is jam packed full of games, special treats, inflatables, and of course, the dunk tank. For parents of younger children who have yet to experience Field Day, it’s truly something special!

The volunteer sign-ups have reached capacity, BUT you can still come and be put to work! This all hands on deck effort will have enough tasks to go around. So please don't feel as though you have missed out if you wanted to volunteer and noticed that the sign-ups are filled. Just show up, and you'll be welcome!

Also, some water coolers and pop-up tents are still needed. If you happen to have these supplies that could be used for the day, please click on this link and scroll to the respective item: Sign up to lend supply items: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA4AE2FA3FB6-field3

Grades K-2 will be outside from 7:50 am to 12:20 pm. Grades 3-6 will be outside from 9:50 am to 2 pm. The day requires nearly 150 volunteers to pull off so consider taking the day off to help make this special day happen! Trust us when we say, your kid will be smiling from ear to ear all day!

List of Field Day Volunteers (either from 7:25 am to 11:30am OR 9:15 am to 2 pm): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA4AE2FA3FB6-field4
HPS Summer Soccer Camp Registration is Open!
HPS Soccer Camp with Jack Herman is back! Once again Jack will be running our HPS, private camp to be held from August 8-12. Both half day and full day options are available ($109/$149). This is a well-run, informative and fun camp for kids of all ages (K-6). Spread the word and register now to reserve your spot!
Use the following link to register or find HPS Athletics on Facebook: https://hydeparkschoolathletics.sportngin.com/register/form/706826570 Questions? Please contact Mike Brugh at hps.athletics@outlook.com.
1st Day School Supply Kits for the 2022-2023 School Year are On Sale Now!
Have you visited 1stdayschoolsupplies.com/ to purchase your child's back-to-school kit yet? 1st Day School Supplies helps parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the headache of shopping at busy stores... it's convenient, easy, and hassle free! Supply kits are delivered to the school with your child's name on it. It's easy for you, and makes it easy on the teachers to have the supplies well before the first day of school. Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands. You can get ahead of the game, and make your purchase right now, by clicking here.
Silverton Color Fun Run/Walk Invites Hyde Park School
If you're looking for a fun family activity for a great community cause, the First Annual Silverton Color Fun Run/Walk is happening on May 21 at 2pm at Ficke Park. The race includes three options:

  • 2:00pm: Mile Color Fun Run/Walk (ages 13 or younger): three laps around Ficke Park!
  • 3:00pm: 5K Color Fun Run/Walk (all ages): three larger laps which will take you out into the Silverton community, including a visit to the local fire station!
  • 3:00pm: 5K Color Fun Run/Walk Relay team: sign up with two of your friends with each of you completing one of the three laps of our race route!

All proceeds will go back to supporting essential needs at Silverton Elementary (the school many of us know from our home Basketball games) with the focus for this year's run being on ensuring Silverton students have necessary tutoring needs for next school year and making needed facilities upgrades. Any remaining funds will be spent to support student learning needs and teacher wellness.

All those who enter will receive a t-shirt which will be covered in colored chalk by the end of the event! Sign up via the link now!

Also join Silverton for the accompanying free festivities which will include music, carnival games, face painting, and more! NOTE: If you are unable to attend, but want to support the school, donations of any amount are also welcome on the site! This event is co-sponsored by Silverton Elementary, the Village of Silverton, and High Grain Brewery & Kitchen -- an after party for volunteers and CPS staff will occur afterwards at High Grain!
HPS Seeking Volunteers for the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Team (PBIS)
HPS is seeking two parent volunteers school wide to serve on the Positive Behavior Interventions & Support Team (PBIS). The committee meets once a month and is dedicated to promoting a positive culture at the school. This is an excellent opportunity to meet regularly with Principal Jill Sunderman to advance one of the most vital and fundamental aspirations of elementary school. If you're interested, please email Ally Kohler at kohlerb@cpsboe.k12.oh.us.
Kindergarten Info Night Follow-up: Links for Registration & More
After a successful Kindergarten Info Night, here are four important follow-up links:

2) Find the documents shared about a Day in the Life of a HPS Kindergartener here.

3) If you're in the incoming Kindergarten Community, please join the Incoming Kindergarten Facebook Group here.

4) Finally, please take a moment to fill out the Future Enrollment Survey here!
Get Your HPS Spirit Wear Anytime! Sales Now Open Year-Round
Do you keep missing the HPS Spirit Wear Sales? Do your kids outgrow their clothes every month? We've got you covered! Now you can buy HPS Spirit Wear anytime! Check out this link to the full catalogue of merchandise including short and long-sleeve t's, zip-ups, hoodies, trucker caps, beanies, and shorts in blue, white, gray, tie-dye, and camo.
Seeking Kindergarten Lunch & Recess Volunteers
Our youngest students are in need of some assistance during lunchtime! Tasks like opening cheese sticks, yogurt lids, and even putting straws in drink boxes can be challenging to little hands! If you could spare an hour of your time, please join our lunch and recess period to help make the most of this important hour of their day. And while the added bonus of visiting your special Kindergartener is undeniable, please make sure you assist and monitor all the Kindergarteners in the cafeteria and on the playground. You can sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA4AE2FA3FB6-20212022
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is Calling Your Name!
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is on sale, and it's calling your name! Everything is now only $5!! Click here to find the limited sizes and styles, still available now but not for long! Local orders from the vintage catalogue will be delivered to your child's homeroom. Please contact Leah Wyrabkiewicz (leahnally@yahoo.com) with any questions.
Follow HPS PTO on Instagram & Facebook
Make HPS PTO part of your daily feed on Instagram @HydeParkSchoolPTO and Facebook (facebook.com/HydeParkSchoolPTO). Just another way to make communicating ideas and keeping track of HPS events more convenient!
HPS PTO Linktree: The Link to All Links!
No more FOMO! This HPS PTO Linktree is the link to all important links! So if you'd rather have one link to check than many (hmmm, it's a real toss-up), just check this link: https://linktr.ee/hydeparkschoolpto.
Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Hyde Park School every time you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to HPS. Please choose Hyde Park School PTO Inc. as your recipient.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Hyde Park School PTO in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
Kroger Community Rewards
Earn 4% of your purchase for Hyde Park School. Don't worry...you still keep all of your points. Register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select “Hyde Park School PTO Inc” from the list.
Box Tops for Education
Many people don't even realize just how easy the Box Tops for Education Program is now that it has gone virtual. No more clipping and collecting a pile of Box Tops. Just download the Box Tops App, scan your grocery receipt, instantly identify Box Tops products, and automatically add cash to our school’s earnings online. You can also email your online receipts to earn credit. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. This may not sound like much, but it adds up to hundreds of dollars!
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).