We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
Cincinnati Public Schools Closure

Parents are encouraged to continue to monitor the district’s website for more information and updates,  cps-K12.org . There you can find information for parents, staff, and tips for students, including meal distribution sites, how to get your enrichment packets printed, and other ways you can help.
Helping Those In Need
During this unique time in our lives, the HPS PTO is starting a special fund to assist families in our school in need due to the COVID-19 crisis. Our hope is that we can get through this together as we help those under financial stress.

If you'd like to give any amount toward this fund, go to  hydeparkschoolpto.org/help to donate. We are working with the faculty to determine families that are in need and how to help them. If you are in need of assistance, please contact Jill Sunderman at  sundeji@cpsboe.k12.oh.us  or your child's homeroom teacher.

Thanks so much for considering investing in our community in this way. During this time of isolation, it's easy to find ourselves feeling alone or helpless to know how to help others. This is a great opportunity to do that!
Field Day 2020 - May 15!!
All hope is not lost! In an effort to lift some spirits, provide some distraction, and maybe have a little fun we have decided to pay homage to the day as best we can. Please pay attention to upcoming PTO Blasts and Facebook for additional information and instructions on how you can participate. Still the BEST.DAY.EVER!
1st Day School Supplies

We know it's hard to think about school supply shopping, especially right now. However, this year, 1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without having to go to any stores.

They have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox. So, with all the uncertainty, why not check school supply shopping off your list. You can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link: http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=81412
HPS Eagles Sports
At this point, running club, soccer and volleyball have all officially been cancelled. While Knothole Baseball is attempting to salvage a season, I am not overly optimistic that things will align in a way that HPS will choose to participate. As noted in emails sent last week, we are working with Sports Engine to review our best options to issue refunds or provide credits for future registrations. We are all devastated by the official news, but will look to sports to bring us back together as a community when the time is right! Until then, keep practicing and stay active. GO EAGLES!
Give HPS that Virtual Razzle Dazzle!
Just because school isn't physically in session doesn't mean we have to miss seeing our students' talents performed. We encourage any student who wants to submit a video of their Talent Show performance to upload it to this shared Google Drive so that we can post it on our Facebook page. We can't wait to see you shine! https://www.facebook.com/HydeParkSchoolPTO/
Hyde Park School Community Play Yard Closure!
ATTENTION: for the safety of our community & to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Hyde Park School Community Play Yard is CLOSED until further notice! Following Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home Order, Cincinnati Parks is closing all playgrounds and play equipment throughout the city, and Hyde Park School feels it best to follow suit. Thank you for your understanding.
Fight With Gina

A member of the HPS family needs our help fighting cancer. We would like to make this fight as easy as possible on the family. As little or as much as you can give will be put to use to keep this family comfortable during the fight of their life. The GoFundMe page can be found here .
Fundraising Opportunities

There are several SUPER EASY ways to earn money for our school. Additional information can be found on our website .

These waterproof, personalized labels go safely in the laundry, dishwasher, and microwave. They are perfect for all of your belongings – from water bottles to coats to lunchboxes and more. Labeling everything is a great way to keep items out of the lost and found! They even have address labels and cute holiday items. To start shopping, go to  campaigns.mabelslabels.com  and choose “Hyde Park School PTO (Cincinnati)” 20% of every sale will be donated to HPS!

We have teamed up with the Shutterfly school fundraising program! Simply place an order using our link  http://hpspto.shutterflystorefront.com  and Shutterfly will donate a percentage of each sale. You are still able to use any coupons or promo codes as you normally would! Great for extra school pictures, gifts, invitations, holiday cards, and more!

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.

You can now support Hyde Park School PTO Inc. in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
3. Follow the in-app instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions:  https://smile.amazon.com/b…
AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify AmazonSmile charities when it becomes available.

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”

Do you have a drawer full of unused gift cards? Donate them here! The Hyde Park School PTO is now accepting gift cards as donations in addition to other payment forms. We accept new or partially-used gift cards. Just enter your card info to check the gift card balance and submit your donation. https://www.braandz.net/#/give/YfFqlCiA  
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to  president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).