We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
*Tues. Sept 17- PTO Restaurant Fundraiser @ LaRosa's*
Upcoming Events
Tues. Sept 17: PTO Restaurant Fundraiser- LaRosa's
Tues. Sept 17: Vision Screening- Grades K,1,3,5
Wed. Sept 18: Hearing/Dental/BMI Checks, Vision Re-Screening Grades K,1,3,5
Thurs. Sept 19: School Bus Safety Assembly- Grades K-3
Thurs. Sept 19, 6pm : Basketball Registration Begins
Thurs. Sept 26: Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed. Oct 2, 8am : PTO General Meeting
Fri. Oct 4: Read-a-thon Opening Rally
Sat. Nov 2: Pumpkin Chuck (They're coming...) #smash
PTO Restaurant Fundraiser

Please join us for LaRosa's Recipe for Success Fundraising Event on September 17 from 11 AM to 11 PM. LaRosa's will donate 20% of the proceeds to the HPS PTO on all dine in, delivery, and carryout orders.

Please present our flyer to a Team Member to participate. Flyers will be sent home on the day of the fundraiser in Tuesday folders. You can also download the flyer from our website.

Pumpkin Chuck... #smash
Barbell Weights Needed
The trebuchet team is making a few design tweaks so they can launch a 20 pound pumpkin this year! They need more weight to make this happen and are looking for 45, 35, or 25 pound barbell weights. If you have any that they could use, please contact Matt Sample at: mattjsample@gmail.com

Calling All Woodworkers!
The Pumpkin Chuck Committee is looking for some fun, awesome people to build a chuck-worthy Skeeball game! If you'd like to help, Contact Chuck at chuck@hydeparkschoolpto.org
Drop Off and Pick Up

A few reminders from school teachers and staff about drop off and pick up procedures:
  • Cars are prohibited from pulling up along the bus lane on Observatory Ave. to drop off students.
  • No pets allowed. If you walk your dog to pick up, please wait on the blacktop outside the fence north of the sports court.
  • Stay out of mulched planting beds.
Help Us Make Happy Hyde Park even HAPPIER!

A group of parents from the Hyde Park School PTO, Local School Decision-Making Committee (LSDMC), and Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) have reached out to the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education about the need for more space and updated facilities at our school. We submitted a letter with a request that the district build an addition onto the school. You can find the letter  here . We recently presented our request to the Board's Student Achievement Committee and they encouraged us to continue to have parents raise their voice at various board and committee meetings. If you would like to get involved in this effort or have any questions, please email  president@hydeparkschoolpto.org .
Extracurricular Activities

**Reminder- Karate starts Monday Sept. 16th**

The extra curricular classes are off to a great start and we have more classes beginning soon.  Remember to double check dates and times of your child's activities . Also, be sure to contact your child’s home room teacher with any new dismissal information. 

There are still some open spots open for interested families - check the PTO website for available activities.  https://www.hydeparkschoolpto.org/extracurricular-activities/  

Questions? Contact Dawn Wolfe at ec@hydeparkschoolpto.org
HPS Spirit Wear

Every Friday at HPS is Spirit Day! By now your children should have received their PTO provided "Happy Hyde Park" shirt. Feel free to wear this shirt whenever you want, it is yours to keep. We encourage everyone to wear this shirt or other Hyde Park School shirts on Fridays! If you did not receive a shirt, please let us know.

The Hyde Park School Spirit Wear site is 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.
Sports Spotlight
Eagle of the Week- Jillian Bantel
In our first week back, we would like to recognize a very special player as Eagle of the Week. Not only is Jillian Bantel an awesome young lady, she is also a great teammate. Jillian is in the first grade, but on the soccer field you would think she was a seasoned pro. This past weekend she courageously took to the field and entered as goalie against a very good opposing team. Jillian showed no fear as she dove left to right blocking shots like it was her job. Even in the face of the opponent and at risk of getting kicked, Jillian put her team first diving into the huddle to secure the ball. She is a positive force both on and off the field and we are proud to call her an Eagle.  Congrats  Jillian!

Simply email  hps.athletics@outlook.com  by Thursday afternoon with your Eagle of the Week submissions.
Basketball Registration

Basketball registration is already upon us. Registration will open on Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 PM . Unlike other sports, it is critical to right size the teams to ensure the best experience for all involved. Therefore, we will utilize a wait list should any division surpass the roster maximums. We will not open a second team unless there are enough players registered to play. In short, if you are placed on a waitlist DO NOT PANIC. A second team may still be formed at which point you would be contacted. Registration will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. DO NOT WAIT. Only registrations that are in the system will matter – an email expressing interest or a comment on the playground that your child would like to play will not count! We need to have an audit process in place. There is far less flexibility in basketball organization vs volleyball, soccer or running club. In case your child does not get placed on a team, we will do everything we can to work with the league and other area schools to find an alternative. We have instructional programs for Kindergarten and 1st grade and we will field as many teams as we need to in these divisions. For grades 2nd– 6th, we participate in the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League and need to adhere to their roster maximum and minimums. Please visit our website for more information. Thanks so much for your understanding, patience, and for resisting the urge to send angry emails addressed to our all VOLUNTEER organization! 

Go Eagles!

School Directory

Hyde Park School PTO will be providing an electronic school family directory this year. Included in the directory will be parent and children names, grades and homerooms, phone numbers, street addresses, and email addresses.

If you wish to have your family’s information provided in this directory, please submit your information through this webform:  https://tinyurl.com/HPSPTODirectory
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!

Fundraising Opportunities

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

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!

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.

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.

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).