We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
*August 31 at 6pm: Registration for Extracurriculars Opens*

*August 31, 4-9pm: HPS Give Back Night:
Oakley Dewey's Pizza*

*September 2 at 7:00pm: HPS PTO General Meeting*
Upcoming Events
August 31 at 6pm: Registration for Extracurriculars Opens
August 31 from 4-9pm: HPS Give Back Night at Dewey's Pizza in Oakley (20% of all food purchases are donated back to HPS PTO)
September 2 at 7pm: HPS PTO General Meeting (join IN PERSON or online via Google Meets, see link below)
September 6: No School, Labor Day
September 17, 7:30pm: Glow Golf 2021
November 6: The HPS Pumpkin Chuck
Fall Spirit Wear Sale: Coming Soon
Registration for Extracurricular Activities Opens THIS TUESDAY, August 31 at 6pm
After-school programs and extracurricular activities provide a richer environment to help students learn and grow. At Hyde Park School, the PTO implements a variety of programs and activities so that students can explore and develop new interests such as Karate, Cooking, Yoga, Spanish, and Circus class! Registration for Extracurricular activities will open this Tuesday August 31 at 6pm using this link: https://www.hydeparkschoolpto.org/extracurricular-activities/. Class sizes are limited!
HPS PTO General Meeting: This Thursday September 2 at 7pm, All are Welcome!
Please join the HPS PTO this Thursday, September 2 at 7pm for the September General Meeting. We will introduce our new board, approve our budget for the year, and give updates from our committees and Principal. Depending on the weather, the meeting will take place either in the gym or outside on the picnic tables. We will also be experimenting with having the live meeting available through a Google Meet stream found here: https://meet.google.com/ruf-wabq-zrg
HPS Restaurant Night: THIS Tuesday, August 31 (4-9pm) at Dewey's Pizza Oakley Square
This Tuesday August 31, dine with Dewey's Oakley Square, mention Hyde Park School and 20% of all food purchases will be donated back to the HPS PTO!

Just remember:
*This fundraiser is for ONLY the Oakley Dewey's Pizza location;
*You may dine-in, order curbside carryout, or order online. Please make dine-in reservations in advance at deweyspizza.com. If ordering online, mention the HPS Restaurant Night flier in Order Notes in step 3/3 at checkout. PLEASE NOTE: The fundraiser does NOT apply to Door Dash Orders!
Glow Golf 2021 is Back on September 17: Space is Limited & Registration is Open
Registration for Glow Golf 2021 is now OPEN! Space is limited! Only 3 teams of 2 are still available! This event, hosted by the HPS Athletics Booster Club, is on September 17th @ 7:30pm at Reeves Par 3 Golf Course (near Lunken Airport). There is nothing like drinking adult beverages, playing golf in the dark, and watching lit up balls fly through the air, all in the name of HPS Athletics! See below for more details. Click here to Register. For questions, contact Bob Beattie at (513) 518-0805.
Join Suzuki Strings at Hyde Park School: Make Music, Make Friends!
Does your child love music? Do they want to play the Violin, Viola, or Cello? Would they like to make music with their friends? Come study with teachers from University of Cincinnati-CCM Preparatory and join our Suzuki community at HPS!
  • Suzuki Strings is open to ALL grades and NO prior experience is needed;
  • Different lesson types are available: private, semi-private, or Pod (3-4 students);
  • A bonus fun and enriching weekly group class is included;
  • Students participate in formal recitals and special performances around the city;
  • A tuition discount applies for all UC employees
  • For more information, email Dr. Joyce Grabell at joyce.grabell@uc.edu.
Girl Scouts: 1st and 2nd Grade Troops are Forming Now
Girl Scout Troops are forming for 1st and 2nd Graders!
The 1st grade troop (Troop 4223) meets once a month on Saturdays and the first meeting is Saturday, September 18 at 3:30pm. If you have questions or would like more information, you can reach out to Kristen Willison at kristenwillison@yahoo.com.

The 2nd grade troop (Troop 4159) meets once a month on Tuesdays and the first meeting is Tuesday, September 7 at 6:30pm. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Erin Seger at erin413@gmail.com.

Cub Scouts: New Scout Info Night is This Wednesday September 1 at 6:30pm, Open to Boys & Girls
Cub Scout Pack 113 will be hosting its annual New Scout Info Night THIS Wednesday, September 1 at 6:30pm at Hyde Park Community Methodist Church. Anyone, girls and boys, interested in learning more about Scouting is invited to attend. Please contact cincinnatipack113@gmail.com with any questions.
Seeking Kindergarten Lunch & 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. And while the added bonus of visiting your special Kindergartener is undeniable, please make sure you assist and monitor all the Kindergarteners in the cafeteria and on the playground. You can sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA4AE2FA3FB6-20212022
Save the Date & Consider Volunteering: the HPS Pumpkin Chuck Returns on November 6!
The Pumpkin Chuck is HPS's biggest school-wide event of the year! It is AWESOME! It is the definition of a FUNdraiser, and YOU can help make it happen! If you're new to HPS or haven't participated in the past, just imagine it's a crisp November day right after Halloween. You pluck your now semi-rotting but beautifully carved pumpkin from the squirrels who had been feasting on it. Close your eyes now, and imagine that same pumpkin being chucked through the air via a professionally-engineered catapult (we like to call it a trebuchet) across the HPS parking lot and splatting into pumpkin mush on said parking lot, perhaps even hitting a target on its way through the air. Wipe the tear from your eye and further imagine some music, baked goods, and other cool booths to complete the surrounding ambiance--and that is the HPS Pumpkin Chuck in a nutshell (or a pumpkin seed).
If you'd like to volunteer to help with a booth, please contact Ashley Tolokonsky at ashleymat@yahoo.com. If you're good with gadgets and want to learn how to work the catapult, please contact Matt Sample at hokiebird2@gmail.com.
The HPS Spirit Wear Sale is Coming Soon....
Due to staffing shortages and supply chain issues, our previous spirit wear partner Koch's Sporting Goods was forced to shut down the HPS Spirit Wear website. But don't fret, the HPS PTO is lining up a new spirit wear provider and will launch a sale in the coming weeks. So stay tuned, the HPS Fall Spirit Wear Sale will just be a bit deeper into the Fall Season rather than in the end of Summer!
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is Calling Your Name!
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is on sale, and it's calling your name! Everything is now only $5!! 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 child's homeroom. 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”.
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