We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
Upcoming Events
August 24: Orientation Week
August 31: First Day of School
September 2: PTO Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
September 7: Labor Day, No School
Welcome Back Hyde Park Eagles!!!
And a big hello to all of our brand new friends this year!
We are so happy to have you with us this school year. We can't wait to see your smiling faces! Whether we are online, in the classroom, or both, we want you to know that this is going to be the best school year and we can't wait to get started!!!

Click on the grade level links to watch video greetings from your Happy Hyde Park School Teachers you'll be learning with this year.

We'll see you soon Eagles! 🦅
A Message From the PTO President

The PTO Board has missed planning our annual New Family Picnic, Ice Cream Social, and Kindergarten Playground Playdates. However, we want to let you know that we will still be supporting our students and staff as much as we can through these challenging times.

Please visit our website for additional information about the PTO and be sure to mark your calendar for our first meeting of the year, Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:30 p.m. We will be meeting on Google Meets and you can join here.
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.
Now that homeroom class lists are out, we wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the Facebook group that we put together to try to help parents partner together for their childcare and remote learning needs. If that is something that you need assistance with, please join our Facebook group. And be sure to fill out this Google form as well.
1st Day School Supply Kits
If you ordered school supplies through the PTO, those kits are being delivered to the school this week. We will organize these and drop off to the appropriate homerooms where they can stay until we return to the building. The district is providing supplies needed for distant learning and will have those available for pickup the week of August 24. However if you need to also pickup your pre-ordered supply kit to assist at home, those can also be picked up at the same time as the district kits. More details on that coming soon.
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. 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. 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
Follow us on Facebook
Be sure to follow us on Facebook! Also we hope that you will join our grade level groups to connect with other caregivers and stay up to date with what is going on in those classrooms!
Box Tops for Education
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! Find out more at boxtops4education.com.
Athletics Update
Lots of moving parts, lots of new information every day. Please be patient while we look at all options as it relates to a fall season. We are working with 3rd party leagues, CPS Athletics, the school, and relying on the health department to advise appropriately. Where it is possible, we do plan to have some version of a fall season. For those not comfortable with the final plan for that season, a full refund will be provided.
 
On the note of refunds (for spring), there was a mistake in the reporting provided by Sports Engine which resulted in the incorrect refund amounts being associated with individuals. Thankfully the mistake was caught before anything was credited. We are working with SE to correct that and get you your money back ASAP.
Cub Scouts Pack 113
Cub Scouts
Pack 113 will continue their Cub Scouts tradition in 2020-2021. They have already successfully held several socially distanced or virtual events, and safety will continue to be their top priority. Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls form grades K to 5th.

This year's sign up information:
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”
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).