We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
Upcoming Events  
  • 8/21 Monday- 5:30 pm Parent Orientation 5th & 6th Grade, 6:30 pm Parent Orientation Kindergarten

  • 8/22 Tuesday- 5:30 pm Parent Orientation 4th Grade, 6:30 pm Parent Orientation 1st Grade

  • 8/23 Wednesday- 5:30 pm Parent Orientation 3rd Grade, 6:30 pm Parent Orientation 2nd Grade

  • 9/4 No School- Labor Day Holiday

  • 9/6 PTO General Assembly Meeting 9/6 7:00 pm. Gymnasium
  • Why is this meeting so important? Find out where your PTO dollars will be spent this year. We will review and vote on the 2017-18 Budget. Meet the new board members, hear from our new Interim Principal Ms. Sunderman, and get updated on what's happening this month in the school!
  • While parents attend the PTO meeting we have a great opportunity offered to 15 students through the Young Rembrandts program. A "Learn To Draw" class for students aged Kindergarten and above will be held in the Art Room while the PTO meeting takes place. Please contact president@hpspto.com to sign your child up (15 students max).
Current Volunteer Opportunities 
Classroom Coordinators 

Thank you to all those who have volunteered to be a Classroom Coordinator! This role is really important in helping our classrooms experience the extras that make Hyde Park School so much fun. Main responsibilities include: Aid the teacher with communications out to parents, organize class parties, collect funds if a classroom group gift is purchased, and collect raffle basket donations for Spring Celebration in May.

Below is the list of classes that still need Classroom Coordinators. We'd like two volunteers per classroom to share the responsibilities (If you have already volunteered and see your teacher's name on the list we are still searching for another volunteer).

·        Belcoure 
·        Bidlingmeyer
·        Butler
·        Carroll
·        Chambers
·        Endres
·        Fischer
·        Gallup
·        Lickert
·        Roberts, N 
·        Wood
·        Witkowski
·        Wineberg

Please contact Adaire Hiestand  adaireh@gmail.com to help us fill this role!
HPS Math Club (4th-6th Graders) Needs You

We are still looking for a parent volunteer. Do you and/or your child love math, solving problems, finding creative solutions and working on a team? If yes, then we'd love you to consider being the parent leader of Math Club. It runs Oct - March leveraging  MOEMS  and  Math Counts  materials that are prepared for you. Our previous parent leader has a son who graduated from HPS last year. She has everything organized for someone to easily take it
over. Last year was the first year, so we'd like to keep the momentum going!
The team can meet any day that works for you after school. If interested,
please contact Ashley Tolokonsky at  ashleymat@yahoo.com . Thanks for considering!
Library Volunteers 

Did you know that the HPS library is staffed by parent volunteers before school starts every morning? Our library, located on the first floor, is completely parent-run. It is open to all children during the morning drop-off period. Our greatest need is for parent volunteers who can help children check out books during that window. To volunteer, you should be able to commit to being there one morning a week from about 7:20 to 8:00am. It helps if you like both children and books, but you don't need to have any special background - we use a simple computerized checkout system and will train volunteers. If you're not able to commit to a morning shift, we can still sometimes use volunteers who have daytime flexibility for special projects like adding new books to the collection and doing inventory. If you're interested in becoming a library volunteer, please contact Maggie Mucha at  maggiemucha@gmail.com .
Fundraising Programs 
MadTree Charity Of The Month
Exciting news! MadTree has chosen Hyde Park School as it's September charity of the month. All month long the proceeds from their famous "Toss a Buck" game will be donated directly to Hyde Park School PTO. So stop by and have a beer, toss a buck, and support HPS!

We are planning an informal meet up on Tuesday September 12th between 6-8 pm @ the Oakley MadTree. Make plans with friends to spend the evening catching up after summer break with a nice cold beverage. HPS PTO will be hosting a split the pot raffle to support the school. Mark your calendars!
Spirit Wear 
Show your Hyde Park School Pride! Place your orders now!

Important Notes Regarding Shipping:
During this sale, all orders placed before September 8, 2017 will be delivered to school to your student’s homeroom. If you have questions, or your item is a surprise gift, 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!
Hyde Park School Socials
Back by popular demand are our Hyde Park School Socials. Tickets are limited so buy yours quickly! Visit hpssocials.eventbrite.c om HPS Socials site to view current offerings

If you have any questions, or would like to be a host for an event, please contact socials@hydeparkschoolPTO.org

Grades currently searching for hosts:
  • 6th grade
  • 4th grade 
General Information
HPS Yearbook Photo Submissions

In order to make the yearbook a great success we need your help gathering photos!! As the year goes on please take pictures of fun events and email them to Nicole Roberts!! Some examples include classroom parties, field trips, plays, concerts, assemblies.... basically any fun school event that gets captured by your camera! Please send all photo submissions to:  hpsyearbook1@gmail.com

It is imperative that photos are emailed  ACTUAL SIZE. Please do not compress the photos or they will become blurry on Lifetouch and we will not be able to use them. 
Additionally, please include the  GRADE LEVEL, HOMEROOM TEACHER and the  EVENT.

Extracurricular Activities

Informational packets for all extracurricular activities offered for Session-1 will be sent home in your child's take-home Tuesday folder on 9/5.

All details on how to enroll, schedule, price, and duration will be included on that flyer. All extracurricular activities will start 9/11 or later. 
Classroom Supply Requests 
Cooking Elective

If you are doing some end of summer cleaning or want to eliminate redundant kitchen supplies, now is your chance! This fall’s cooking elective is a chance for students to learn about cooking and eating fresh vegetables, including those we grow in the tower garden. We are in search of many supplies that will help to set up a clean and safe cooking environment. Hand-me-downs are ideal for this class. We are in search of:
-dish drying racks
-older dish towels
-mixing bowls
-storage containers
-blender/immersion blender/food processor (minis are fine too)
-pots and pans
-toaster oven
-hot plates/induction burners/panini presses
-mixing spoons/spatulas/whisks/tongs/peelers
-salad spinner
-old sets of silverware
Any donations of other kitchen essentials such as olive oil, salt, pepper, sponges, and dish soap are also welcome! Please drop off in the office.
Sports Spotlight 

For children in kindergarten or signed up to play Lollipops, information will be sent out after the begining of the school year. There is still time to register for Lollipops, http://sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool  for more information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mike Brugh (513-403-0734) or Kevin Hoffman (216-978-5735)