We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
Upcoming Important Dates  
4/19- @ 6-10pm Spring Celebration at the 20th Century Theatre! (Please join us! Buy your tickets now for $35 each; don't wait to pay $45 at the door! Click the link to see the latest newsletter about this event, like info on raffle baskets and buying those tickets!)

Spring Concert Dates (all @6pm):
4/24 - 1st/2nd grade
4/25 - 3rd/4th grade
4/26 - 5th/6th grade
5/2 - Kindergarten

5/1 @ 6pm in the gym- Rescheduled Hot Topic Discussion "Coping with Test Anxiety" (details below)

5/2 @ 8am - Elections for the 2018-19 PTO Board - SEE BELOW!

5/18 - HPS Field Day (Rain date - 5/22)
Upcoming Events
STEAM Camp with Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Cassidy!

Calling all 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders ! Come enjoy a day of coding, 3D printing, programming robots, drone flying and, of course, PIZZA!!!! Spend the day working on your favorite STEAM activities from the year and learn some new ones, too!
Friday, June 1 from 9-3pm

Tickets are $50. (And remember, all funds raised go to the PTO for HPS programming, field trips, supplies, etc. etc. - all thanks to these two teachers for donating this experience!)

Buy tickets here:
Learn to be a Pizza Chef with Mrs. Wineberg!

Mrs. Wineberg is hosting some pizza fun at Pizzeria Locale!

Saturday, April 28 from 10am-11am

$20, which includes a yummy homemade pizza lunch. (And remember, all funds raised go to the PTO for HPS programming, field trips, supplies, etc. etc. - all thanks to Mrs. Wineberg for donating this experience!)

Click this Eventbrite link to buy a "ticket" to this event!
Hyde Park School Night at FC Cincinnati! Everyone is Welcome!

Join us for a great night of fun, celebrating our school’s two favorite soccer teams. The last day to buy tickets is April 11 .

Game: FC Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds
When: April 21, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Where: University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium
Cost: $12.00/Ticket
Password: HYDEPK18
RESCHEDULED
Hot Topic Discussion - Coping with Test Anxiety 
The new date is May 1  @ 6:00 pm in the gym.

Does your child get worried about standardized testing?
 
Would you like to support your child through the testing process in April?
 
Our mental health partner agency, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, will be providing an hour-long workshop for parents on the topic of test anxiety. The hour will be interactive, and participants will learn about the symptoms of test anxiety and how to empower yourself and your child to overcome this stress.
 
It will be led by Alison Savage, LPCC-S, who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents.  She has been with The Children’s Home for over 7 years and is currently the Clinical and Professional Development Supervisor.
 
Please join us on May 1 from 6:00-7:00 in our school gym.
Volunteer Opportunities
We need volunteers to fill all the PTO Board positions for the 2018-19 school year!

In order for the PTO to exist and to evolve, it requires new parents every year who want to engage and effect change. There are absolutely no requirements to volunteer in a position and you will be mentored by the person currently serving in that role. Every parent on our current board was a first-time volunteer who juggles work, kids, life and service to our school. So this is your opportunity! We welcome all candidates to come forward and join the team!

Click here to access the list of open positions!

If you have an interest in one of the positions, please send an email to  president@hpspto.com  by April 28th. All candidates will be announced April 30th.

THANK YOU!
Volunteers Needed on Saturday, April 14 from 12-2pm at Crayons to Computers! 

We are seeking volunteers to help as a group for a fun two hours at Crayons to Computers to earn free shopping trips for our teachers. By volunteering on April 14 from 12 - 2PM in their warehouse (stocking shelves, etc.), HPS teachers will then receive a certificate to be used in their supplies store!   Through this Teacher Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program, this non-profit has distributed more than $145 million worth of school supplies to needy schools in Cincinnati.  The Crayons to Computers warehouse is located at: 1350 Tennessee Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229.



Sports Highlight
Sign up for the HPS Soccer Summer Camp with Jack Hermans
Plan now for this exclusive HPS camp - limited spots available!
August 6-10, 2018 
9 AM-12 PM  or  9 AM-3 PM. 
Fairfax Rec Fields 
We're better together!

Sign up here:
Calling all 3rd and 4th Grade Girls for Softball
There are open spots for girls on softball teams being formed with Kilgour. This is a great opportunity for our HPS girls who are interested in the sport. Contact Will Menz at (513) 283.4360 or  HPS.Athletics@mail.com  for more information.
General Announcements
Guac on! Chipotle Restaurant Night made $592.43 for HPS! This is a burritoful thing! Thank you to everyone who bought dinner there on Tuesday to support our school!
Spring Spirit Wear Sale!
Go to this web address to purchase your items:  http://bit.ly/spiritwearhps  (case sensitive)
 
Important Notes Regarding Shipping:
During this sale, all orders placed before April 3, 2018 will be delivered to school to your student’s homeroom. If you have questions, please email Sally Lundgren, Spirit Wear Coordinator at  sallylundgren@gmail.com
 
Pass the HPS spirit! Consider passing along the spirit wear your student has outgrown to the HPS office for student council's Clothing Closet for students in need. Thank you!
The HPS Student Council has Three Announcements:
  1. Please bring in clothing for the Clothing Closet (specifically new undergarments and clothing size 7/8)!
  2. Keep bringing in pop tabs!
  3. Come to the last Bake Sale on 5/16 to support beautification efforts in the fall!
Flying Pig Kids' Marathon Info
The HPS school family isn’t participating in the Flying Pig Kids' Marathon on May 5 as a group this year, but you can still participate in the 26th Mile Kids’ Marathon or 5K! You can register online at  http://flyingpigmarathon.com/events/26th-mile/  (and you’ll almost certainly see some Hyde Park Eagles around at all the fun Flying Pig events)! Running logs can be printed by clicking here .
Classroom Spotlight
This past Wednesday morning, students presented their instrument ideas as part of the Playground Instrument elective with Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Messerly. Their prototypes and presentations were awesome! They showcased their creative talents, knowledge of coding and materials, and thought processes that went into each instrument design!