We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
**9/5/18 First PTO Meeting 7pm in the gym**
*Parent orientation nights this coming week*
Upcoming Events  
Welcome from the PTO, we hope everyone enjoyed their first week and the new playground! There is a lot of information to share so please bear with this long update...future newsletters will be more brief! We are working to get all the new family emails into this distribution list, if you know someone who is not receiving them and would like to, please have them email president@hpspto.com. If your child has left HPS or you do not wish to receive these emails, please use the unsubscribe button at the bottom. If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hpspto.com (content included at PTO discretion).

PTO Meeting Wednesday 9/5 at 7pm
Location- Hyde Park School- Gym
Meet your new PTO officers and learn what's going on around the school and the many ways to get involved. We also hope to have an outside speaker so check here for details next week!

Parent Orientation Nights (aka Meet the teacher/Information/Back to school night!)
Location- Hyde Park School Classrooms
  • Kindergarten - Tuesday 8/21 5:30 pm
  • 1st Grade - Wednesday 8/22 5:30 pm
  • 2nd Grade - Thursday 8/23 5:30 pm
  • 3rd Grade - Thursday 8/23 6:30 pm
  • 4th Grade - Wednesday 8/22 6:30 pm
  • 5th/6th Grade - Tuesday 8/21 6:30 pm
Volunteer Opportunities
Restaurant Night Coordinator Needed

Local restaurants are often willing to partner with us to do a fundraising night to help fund all the fabulous things that the PTO does. We are looking for someone to contact local restaurants to setup up approximately one fundraising night per month at various venues. Once a date and "deal" is agreed upon, a flyer is created to send home with students...that's about it! Eat out, make money for the school...everyone likes a WIN-WIN!
Interested or have questions...email president@hpspto.com
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Classroom Coordinators needed!!!!

One of the things that makes HPS so great is our dedicated volunteers! Our HPS Room Coordinators 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 thank you in advance for stepping up to do this!
 
Any questions about the role can be sent to Caroline Seale   cbseale@gmail.com.

Please click on this link to signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ca4ae2fa3fb6-room1
HPS Library

The HPS lending library will be opening in the next few weeks in the mornings between 7:30-7:45. Children are allowed to borrow 2 books at a time. The lending library is staffed by parent volunteers and we could use your help!
  • Helping children check out books before school
  • Ordering and processing books
  • Setting up the library Tuesday August 21
Please contact Maggie Mucha ( maggiemucha@gmail.com ) if you can help
Teacher Classroom Request

Kathryn Fischer, a teacher at HPS, is looking for a high top table and chairs for her classroom. If you have one you would like to donate, please contact her directly at FischKa@cpsboe.k12.oh.us
General Information
Drop Off/ Pick Up Procedures

IMPORTANT: Please review and help create a safe and efficient start/end of each day!
  • Cars are prohibited from pulling up along the bus lane on Observatory to drop off students.
  • DO NOT begin the pick up line before 2:00 pm. Students are dismissed at 2:15 pm. An early line extends onto the street and causes major traffic problems on Edwards Rd.
  • Please refrain from using your phone while waiting in line. You may not notice a child near your slowly moving car.
  • Do not get out of your car during any part of car line. Our staff will assist your students entering and exiting the vehicle. Pull forward and proceed to the exit as soon as your vehicle doors have been closed. We want to keep the car line moving.
  • We know the line is long and slow. Please consider using the yellow bus if this is an option for your family. (More than one mile from school.)
  • If there is a need to park your car in the lot and walk your child into the building, please monitor your child closely and teach them to be aware of the moving cars.
  • When you choose not to use the car line, and drop your child off from a nearby street, it is extremely important that they exit the car at the curb, use the sidewalk, and cross any streets at the crosswalk.

Play Yard Update

It is such a joy to see all the kids enjoying the AMAZING new playground and play yard. Please review the following rules and remind your kids so we can all enjoy the space for many years to come!
  • Play area closes at dusk.
  • No bike riding, rollerblading, skateboarding, or scooters.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Stay out of mulched planting beds.
  • Please use trash cans and help us keep the playground clean.
  • Please stay clear of any area marked by CAUTION tape...it will be used when the new sod is too wet or the paint is curing on the sports court!
Fall Extracurricular Activities
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Soon! 
Our after-school extracurricular session begins the week of September 10th. There will be a variety of great classes to choose from - including an interactive music workshop with Grammy nominee Zak Morgan (what?!) 

Check your child's Tuesday folder later this month for the final schedule and additional information. For a sneak peek, go to the extracurriculars page on the PTO website -  http://www.hydeparkschoolpto. org/extracurricular-activities/   

Questions? Contact Ashley Tolokonsky at  ashleymat@yahoo.com
SCOUTS

Join Cub Scouts!
The purpose of Cub Scouts is to help young people build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness.  Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls, Kindergarten to 5 th  Grade. We are Pack 113 and serve the youth from Hyde Park, Oakley and vicinity areas. We typically meet twice/month and a 3 rd  optional fun activity (i.e. camping, rock climbing, hiking). For more information, email us at  cincinnatipack113@gmail.com  or visit us at  www.cincinnatipack113.com .  We would love to have you join our Scout Family!

Cubmaster, Pack 113
Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

GIRL SCOUTS

An informational meeting will be scheduled soon, keep an eye on your child's tuesday folder for more details. Questions? Contact Ashley Tolokonsky at  ashleymat@yahoo.com 
SUZUKI STRINGS

Your child can take violin, viola, or cello lessons from UC/CCM Prep faculty at Hyde Park School!

The Suzuki Strings Prospective Parent Meeting will be on Thursday, August 23. The meeting is at 5:30pm, and will be repeated at 6:30pm. For more info, email:  Joyce.grabell@uc.edu
Sports Spotlight 
Please visit the new HPS Athletics website for all things athletics. The new website includes registration information, schedule of events, pictures, contact information, Booster details, Booster membership forms and more.


Here are a couple of key reminders:

  • Become a Booster Member today and support HPS Athletics
  • Registration for Lollipop Soccer (kindergarten) will close later this week, register NOW if your child wants to play (registration via athletics website). At least 1 coach is still needed for this age, please contact Kevin Hoffman (hoffman.kevinc@gmail.com).
  • Soccer season officially starts on 8/20
  • Running Club details will be shared with registered participants soon
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates
Twitter: @AthleticsHPS

Please direct any questions to Michael Brugh, Athletic Director