We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
Upcoming Important Dates  
  • 12/4 - 12/14 - Various extracurriculars are ending! See the chart below to check the date of your child's last class.
  • 12/5 at 6pm (kids arrive by 5:45) - Kindergarten Winter Concert
  • 12/6 at 6pm (kids arrive by 5:45) - 1st and 2nd Grade Winter Concert
  • 12/8 (extended deadline) - If you are buying a gift from the Giving Tree, the gift should be wrapped and returned to the office by 12/8 (details below).
  • 12/9 - Volunteers needed to help at Crayons to Computers! (details below)
  • 12/12 at 6pm (kids arrive by 5:45) - 3rd and 4th Grade Winter Concert
  • 12/13 at 6pm (kids arrive by 5:45) - 5th and 6th Grade Winter Concert
  • 12/15 - Winter classroom parties
  • 12/15 - Any Lost and Found items not claimed will be donated (details below)
Volunteer Opportunities 
Our Teachers Need Supplies!

Crayons to Computers Volunteers Needed this Saturday, December 9 from 12-2pm! 

We are seeking volunteers to help as a group for a fun two hours at Crayons to Computers to earn free shopping trips for our teachers.    Through the Teacher Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program, this non-profit has distributed more than $145 million worth of school supplies to needy schools in Cincinnati.  www.crayons2computers.org

It's an easy and fun way to help our teachers! In volunteering on December 9 from 12 - 2PM in the warehouse (stocking shelves, etc.), HPS teachers will then receive a certificate to be used in their supplies store! 

General Information & Announcements
Please Consider Buying an Extra Gift this Season!
As the holiday season approaches, we recognize that there are families in need at this time of year. The HPS office has set up their annual Giving Tree to help provide gifts to Hyde Park School families. If you would like to participate in this endeavor, please stop by the office and choose an ornament from the tree.   Wrapped gifts should be returned to the office by December 8th. THANK YOU!
UPDATE: Lost-and-Found Items!
Check the Inventory (in Person or Online)!

All lost-and-found items have been moved to tables outside of the gym. Please be sure to check the tables for your child’s lost items. You may peruse the tables on your way into or out of your child’s winter concert, or any other time that is convenient to you.   Any items not claimed by winter break (December 15 th ) will be donated.

For your convenience, the items have been photographed and uploaded to Flickr.

You can find any lunchboxes and water bottles here:

Miscellaneous items, including hats, gloves, scarves, books , and more, can be found here:

All other clothing items, including jackets, can be found here (please note, this is the album shared previously, but more items have been added):

If you find anything that you would like to add to the lost-and-found,  please DO NOT add them to the tables . Instead, you can place newly lost items in the lunchroom lost-and-found, or in the cardboard box located underneath the tables outside the gym. Any newly lost items will be catalogued with Flickr pictures to be shared with the HPS community, and will be donated in February if unclaimed.

Thank you!
HPS Holiday Spirit Wear Sale!  
Sale will run from now until  December 6th . Orders will be delivered before we leave for winter break. Go to this web address to purchase your items:  http://bit.ly/spiritwearhps
Important Notes Regarding Shipping:
Choose "pick up" in the drop-down box when placing your order to have your Spirit Wear delivered to HPS at no charge. If you choose “ship”, you will pay the appropriate shipping, and your items will be shipped to the address you provide.  All pick up orders will be delivered to your child at school. (Note: Shipping charges will not be refunded if “ship” is chosen versus “pick up”.)
Please share this link with anyone who is coming to Happy Hyde Park School NEXT YEAR! 
If you have questions, or your item is a surprise gift, please email Sally Lundgren, Spirit Wear Coordinator at  sallylundgren@gmail.com
The HPS community is the best! Thank you for all of the coat donations, making the coat drive a success! We are now brimming with warm winter items for many kids.
Car Magnets for Sale!
Grab one in the office for $5 and show your HPS pride!
Classroom Spotlight
HPS Science Fair
Congratulations to our  6th grade students ! All your hard work paid off! Thanks for putting on a fantastic science fair for the HPS community to enjoy! Thank you  Mrs. Casteel  and  Mr.   Barker  for embracing and supporting your students' creativity and love of science!