We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
*August 17th- HPS Ice Cream Social*

*August 19th- First Day of School for Students*
Upcoming Events
August 17: HPS Ice Cream Social
August 19: First Day of School for Students
August 19-September 3rd: Fall Spirit Wear Sale (Koch's Sporting Goods)- more details coming soon!
August 31: HPS Give Back Night at Dewey's Pizza (4-9 PM)

Ongoing: Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Coffee & Kleenex: August 19th at 8am
Come join us after drop off at Awakenings in Hyde Park Square for coffee, Kleenex, and conversation with friends to mark the milestone of your Kindergarteners starting the elementary school adventure.
2021-2022 Room Parents

Our HPS Room Parents provide a channel of communication between parents and teachers. These parents are a part of the classroom environment in the following areas: Organize class parties, act as the room basket lead for Spring Celebration, aid in teacher celebration, and assist in any teacher special requests. You are the front line for parents and we all thank you in advance for stepping up to do this!

Kindergarten Lunch and Recess Volunteers
Our youngest students are in need of some assistance during lunchtime. Tasks like opening cheese sticks, yogurt lids, and even putting straws in drink boxes can be challenging to little hands. If you could spare an hour of your time, please join our lunch and recess period to help make the most of this important hour of their day!

**Please note that by signing up for this opportunity below, you are signing up to assist ALL kindergarteners with their lunch and to help monitor ALL students on the playground during recess, not just your child.**

Grade Level Parent Orientation
Meet your child's teacher and learn about expectations and grading.

Kindergarten: August 23rd at 5:30 PM
1st Grade: August 25th at 5:30 PM
2nd Grade: August 26th at 5:30 PM
3rd Grade: August 26th at 6:30 PM
4th Grade: August 25th at 6:30 PM
5th and 6th Grades: August 24th, time TBD
HPS Restaurant Night: August 31 (4-9pm) at Dewey's Pizza Oakley Square
It's easy! Dine with Dewey's Oakley Square, mention Hyde Park School and up to 20% of all food purchases will be donated back to the HPS PTO.

*Dewey's Pizza Oakley location ONLY
*Valid using Dine-in, curbside carryout, and online ordering. Please make dine-in reservations in advance at deweyspizza.com
*If ordering online, mention the flyer in Order Notes in step 3/3 at checkout
*NOT VALID WITH DOORDASH DELIVERY
Kindergarten Information: Links for Registration & More
It's not too late to enroll your incoming Kindergartener at Hyde Park School for the 2021-2022 School Year! Please spread the word that our doors are open! Use this link to Register for Hyde Park School.

Here are four additional links with helpful information for incoming or future Kindergarten families:
1) Find the documents shared about a Day in the Life of a HPS Kindergartener here.
2) If you're in the incoming Kindergarten Community for the 2021-2022 School Year, please join the Incoming Kindergarten Facebook Group here.
3) Please take a moment to fill out the Future Enrollment Survey here if you're planning to enroll your child in HPS for the 2022-2023 School Year or beyond, and use this link to Register for Hyde Park School.
4) For more information about CPS's continuation of 5-Day In-Person Learning in the 2021-2022 School Year, please click here.
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is Calling Your Name!
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear by our spirit wear partner, Koch Sporting Goods, is on sale, and it's calling your name!
Click here to find the limited sizes and styles, still available now but not for long! Local orders from the vintage catalogue will be delivered to your porch free of charge.
And while you're at it, check out the expanded assortment of high-quality HPS Spirit Wear, shoppable year-round. Purchases outside official spirit wear sale windows can always 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) with any questions.
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
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.
Box Tops for Education
Many people don't even realize just how easy the Box Tops for Education Program is now that it has gone virtual. No more clipping and collecting a pile of Box Tops. Just download the Box Tops App, scan your grocery receipt, instantly identify Box Tops products, and automatically add cash to our school’s earnings online. You can also email your online receipts to earn credit. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. This may not sound like much, but it adds up to hundreds of dollars!
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).