We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
Upcoming Events
August 24: Supply Pickup
August 25-28: iPad Pickup for K-1
August 31: First Day of Virtual Classes
September 2: PTO Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
September 7: Labor Day, No School
Supply & iPad Pickup
For grades K-6, please plan on picking up your district provided supplies and materials for distance learning by driving into the school parking lot on Monday, August 24th according to these times:
  • Last names beginning with A-F: 8:00 - 9:00 am
  • Last names beginning with G-L: 9:15 - 10:15 am
  • Last names beginning with M-Q: 10:30 - 11:30 am
  • Last names beginning with R-Z: 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Our teachers will be waiting with smiles and waves to greet your children!

For grades K-1, please drive through the school parking lot any day Tuesday August 25 to Friday August 28 between 8 am and noon to pickup your iPads, which will be on loan for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you ordered supplies through the PTO, those kits were delivered to your child's homeroom, where they can stay until needed when we return to the building. The staff would prefer that the kits stay in the rooms. However if you feel that you need the supplies at home, these can be picked up at the same time as the district kit.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. Register online at www.remkes.com and select “Hyde Park School PTO”.
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).