We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
Upcoming Important Dates  

1/27 - HPS Olympics party is now open to all grades! Let's get together, HPS! (details below)

1/28 - Swim party (details below)

1/28 - Xavier women's basketball outing (details below)

1/30 - Author and illustrator Peter Reynolds will visit HPS!

2/7 - PTO meeting at 7pm in the gym

2/9 - Spring soccer registration closes

2/18 - HPS family bowling afternoon (details below)

2/18 - Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance (details below)
Sports Highlight
Spring Soccer Registration is Underway!
Spring soccer registration remains OPEN! But not for long, please visit  sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool today to register your child. Registration will close on February 9 th , so don’t delay. We are not able to accept late registrations. And let’s be honest, do you want to have to look your child in the eye and say, “Sorry, but I didn’t sign you up in time…no soccer for you!” If you have any questions, please contact Mike Brugh (513-403-0734) or Kevin Hoffman (216-978-5735), or email  hps.soccer@mail.com .
Spring Baseball Info Coming Soon
HPS Athletics is meeting with Knothole organizers to organize field teams for this year's spring season. Registration and information will be forthcoming ASAP.
Xavier Women's Basketball Game
An HPS group outing/fundraiser has been planned for January 28 at 2pm to see the Xavier women's basketball game. This specific game includes the celebration of the Blue Blob's birthday, so there is cake, games and inflatables for the kids to enjoy before and during the game.
Tickets are $10 each or 4 tickets for $35. Proceeds will support the increased cost this year of renting gym space for the school’s basketball teams. 
If you'd like to join, you can pay through Paypal by clicking here and then pressing on the "Donate Now" button in the upper right-hand corner. In the "Notes" section, write "basketball fundraiser".
Questions? Email Bob Tate at tate.robertr@gmail.com.
HPS Basketball
The HPS basketball season is in full swing. Come out and support our teams. Complete schedules and gym locations can be found at  http://cpybl.com/
Save the Date for HPS Soccer Summer Camp with Jack Hermans
August 6-10, 2018 
9 AM-12 PM or 9 AM-3 PM. 
Fairfax Rec Fields 
Registration coming soon!
Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you to everyone who showed up at the meeting this past week to learn about volunteer opportunities for the Spring Celebration! You are awesome for schlepping through the cold to offer your time and talents!

If you were unable to attend, but would like to help, we still need you! :) There's lots to do to pull off our largest fundraising event, so please let us know if you're interested! Contact Beth McPeek, the Fundraising Chair, at beth1abell@aol.com.

Details about the event are coming soon! Save the date for Thursday, April 19!
Upcoming Events
HPS is Excited to Host Author and Illustrator Peter Reynolds on January 30th!

Peter Reynolds has written many of your family's favorites, including The North Star , Ish , The Dot , and So Few of Me . The Dot, for example, has won a number of awards, including the Christopher Medal and the American Library Association's 2005 Carnegie Medal of Excellence for the book’s animated adaptation.

Mr. Reynolds is touring for his new book,  Word Collector . He will be visiting with our Kindergarten through 3rd graders at an assembly on January 30 at 10:30am.

If you would like to order one of his books to then have signed, you can fill out the following Joseph-Beth Booksellers form by clicking here or waiting for a copy in this week's Tuesday folder. We will accept book orders up until the day of the visit. Signed books are special keepsakes and make great gifts!
The Olympics Party NEXT Saturday is Open to ALL HPS Grades! You're invited to join the fun! :)

Everyone is welcome to join the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics party! Enjoy gold-medal food and beverages from around the world! It's going to be a great time!

Saturday, January 27 at 6:30pm

For more details, and to buy tickets, click here: 
Join your HPS Friends for the Annual Swim Party! 
The water's warm and there's room for just a few more families!

Sunday, January 28 from 3-5pm

University of Cincinnati Leisure Pool
$8 per person, with a max of $32 per family

For more details, and to buy tickets, click here:
Save the Date for Some HPS Family Bowling!

Join us for an afternoon of family bowling on Sunday, February 18th from 2-4 pm at Stone Lanes.

Flyers with full details will be sent home with your student in the Tuesday, January 23rd folders. Cost is $7.50 per bowler and space is limited so turn in your paperwork by Feb 7th! A submitted form with a check (Made out to HPS PTO) will serve as the registration.

Questions? E-mail jwhiteley@cinci.rr.com
Registration has begun for the 5th annual Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance @ the 20th Century Theatre! 
Sunday, February 18th, 2018 .
2 sessions to choose from: 4:30-6p & 7-8:30p.
Visit  www.oakleynow.com/ddd  for more information and to purchase tickets.

Proceeds benefit the Oakley Commuity Council and the Hyde Park School PTO.
General Announcements
HPS Yearbook Photo Submissions

Ms. Roberts is in need of your pictures for the yearbook! If you have any happy Hyde Park faces to share, Ms. Roberts would be very appreciative! Please email them to:  hpsyearbook1@gmail.com.

Don't forget to attach them as  ACTUAL SIZE, and also include the  GRADE LEVEL, HOMEROOM TEACHER and the  EVENT.