We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
**NO SCHOOL on Monday Sept. 2- LABOR DAY**
**9/4/19 at 7pm- First PTO Meeting in the gym**
Upcoming Events
Mon. Sept 2: Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Tues. Sept 3: Extra-Curricular Session 1 Info Sent Home in Tuesday Folder
Tues. Sept 3, 6:30 pm : Girl Scout Info Night (HPS Cafeteria)
Wed. Sept 4, 7:00 pm : PTO General Meeting
Fri. Sept 6 : Athletic Boosters Event- Glow Golf
Mon. Sept 9: Extra-Curricular Session 1 Begins
Thurs. Sept 12 : Lifetouch Picture Day

Back to School Spirit Wear Sale

The Fall Spirit Wear Sale will run  8/25 – 9/8 . Any orders placed during this window will be delivered to your child’s homeroom the  week of 9/23 . The next sale window will be in November.
 
Check out the high-quality, expanded assortment through our new Spirit Wear partner, Koch Sporting Goods:
 
NEW!  The Hyde Park School Spirit Wear site will be shoppable year-round. Any purchases made outside of the official sale windows can be shipped directly to your home, or picked up at Koch’s for no charge.
 
A portion of all sales directly benefits HPS PTO. Please contact Leah Wyrabkiewicz ( leahnally@yahoo.com ) or Tracie Sauer ( tracielynesauer@gmail.com ) with any questions.
Dinner to Doorbells

Join us for a delicious way to raise money!

Your family is busy... We get it.  Dinner to Doorbells  provides family-style meals already cooked and ready to go. All you do is heat it up! Let them help you spend more time with your family while giving back to Hyde Park School.

Order between now and September 3rd.
Go to https://www.orderdinnertodoorbells.com/  and use the code HPSFUNDRAISER and Dinner to Doorbells will donate 10% of your order back to the school!
Extracurricular Activities

Online registration is open for many of our extracurricular classes. Space is limited and many classes are filling up fast!

Go to the PTO website to learn more or to sign up https://www.hydeparkschoolpto.org/extracurricular-activities/  

Additional information will also be in the Tuesday folders on September 3rd. The fall session begins on September 9th.

Questions? Contact Dawn Wolfe at ec@hydeparkschoolpto.org
HPS Lending Library
The HPS lending library has been moved to the back wall of the stage over the summer with the help of several parent volunteers and staff. Thank you to everyone who helped! We will not be able to check books in and out as we have in the past. So, please remind your children to return any books with the white HPS castle logo on the spine.
Parent volunteers will be at the library each morning between 7:30-7:45 to help children select books. We will be using an honor system and ask that children return books before borrowing more. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Maggie Mucha -  maggiemucha@gmail.com .
2019-2020 Room Parents

We still have some open slots in our room parents sign up that need filling: Ries- 5th grade (needs Lead), Bidlingmeyer- 5th grade (needs Lead), Waltz- 6th grade (needs Lead), Barker- 6th grade (needs Lead & Assistant) . Our HPS Room Parents provide a channel of communication between parents and teachers. These parents are a part of the classroom environment in the following areas: Organize class parties, act as the room basket lead for Spring Celebration, aid in teacher celebration, and assist in any teacher special requests. You are the front line for parents and we all thank you in advance for stepping up to do this!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ca4ae2fa3fb6-20192020
Sports Spotlight
XU Women’s Basketball – Free Clinic
 
XU women's basketball will host "Girls Day Out" on Sunday, Sept. 22. Girls in 8 th  grade and under can participate in a free clinic put on by the players. The event will be held at the Cintas Center from 1:30-4:00pm. There will also be a tour of the Cintas Center and photos with the team. Advanced registration is required by Sept. 18. To register, please click on the link below.
 
Hyde Park Athletics Website

Don't forget..  www.hydeparkschoolathletics.org  is the new website for all things Athletics and Boosters.

Have ideas on how to improve the site even more? Want to see information added? Just contact Mike Brugh with any questions and/or comments. hps.athletics@outlook.com .

Booster Membership
Booster Membership for the 2019/2020 school year is open!

Please register on the website at 

Remember, Booster Membership is an ANNUAL commitment and only $30. Help us hit our goal of 200 members and don’t forget, your membership helps drive change…

Athletic Boosters Event
Friday Sept. 6th

HPS Athletics presents Glow Golf! Get your tickets now- they won't last long! Must be a Booster Member to sign up and must register as a pair ($120 per pair).


Cub Scouts
Go Cub Scouts!

Cub Scouts is all about experiencing unique and fun adventures while learning about character development, citizenship, spiritual growth and the great outdoors. Pack 113 is our local Cub Scout Pack that serves Hyde Park School and Kilgour. Cub Scouts is open to all youth (boys and girls), Kindergarten thru 5th grades. If interested in joining, email us at cincinnatipack113@gmail.com

You can also come to our upcoming meeting on  Wednesday, 9/4 at 6:30pm in the basement of Hyde Park United Methodist Church (1345 Grace Ave.) and experience Cub Scouts for yourself and child!
Suzuki Strings
Registration is Open!

A program of the UC-CCM, we provide quality music instruction right here at Hyde Park School. Lessons are offered on the violin, viola, and cello. Recitals, performances, private lessons, and group classes are all included.

For more information, please email Dr. Grabell at  Joyce.grabell@uc.edu
Pumpkin Chuck- 11/2/19

Mark your calendars. They're coming. #smash
Fundraising Opportunities

T here are several SUPER EASY ways to earn money for our school.

BOX TOPS
When you download the NEW and improved Box Tops App, you’ll be able to scan your receipt, instantly identify Box Tops products and automatically add cash to our school’s earnings online. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. This may not sound like much, but it adds up to hundreds of dollars!

AMAZON
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. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to  smile.amazon.com  from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to  smile.amazon.com  to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Purchases through the mobile app and amazon.com do not qualify. Please choose Hyde Park School PTO Inc. as your recipient.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Earn 4% of your purchase for Hyde Park School. Don't worry... you still keep all of your points.

*You must have a Kroger Plus Card to register. If you don’t have a card you can get one at the customer service desk at any Kroger store.
1) Register online at  www.krogercommunityrewards.com
2) Click on Sign In (if you are a new online customer, click “Create an Account”, make sure you have your Kroger Plus Card)
3) From a newly created or existing account, click on “My Account”, then “Account Settings” and then click on “Community Rewards” information and search for “Hyde Park School”.
4) Select “Hyde Park School PTO Inc” from the list.

REMKE REWARDS CARING NEIGHBOR
With Remke’s Caring Neighbor program, sign-up and they will donate up to 2% to Hyde Park School for every purchase made when you use your Remke Rewards card.
1) Register online at  www.remkes.com
2) Go to My Account in the top right corner of the page (or create an account if you don’t have one already, entering your Remke card number and pertinent personal info).
3) In the drop-down menu labeled “Caring Neighbor”, select “Hyde Park School PTO”.
4) Click “Update”
Fall Socials

Make sure to sign up for the social events coming this Fall. These socials kick off the year's fundraising, give parents a chance to get to know each other and have fun!! Tickets are available now. Some parties are almost sold out... so make sure to get your tickets soon!

If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to  president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).