We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
*NO SCHOOL tomorrow Monday January 20th!*
Upcoming Events

Mon. Jan 20: NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Mon. Feb 3: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Learning Teams)
Wed. Feb 5, 7PM: PTO General Meeting
Fri. Feb 7, 6:30-8:30PM: Mom Prom (HPS Gym)
Thurs. Feb 13, 6PM: Kindergarten Info Night
Fri. Feb 14: Valentine's Day Classroom Parties
Mon. Feb 17: NO SCHOOL (Presidents' Day)
Wed. Feb 26: HPS International Night

**Fri. Apr 17, 7-11PM: Spring Celebration (MadTree Brewing)**
We need you!

Spring Celebration Planning is underway! Thanks to everyone who came out to our Volunteer Happy Hour earlier this month. This adults only event is Hyde Park School’s largest fundraiser for the year. All funds raised from this event will directly impact our children by bridging the gap between CPS funding and the needs of our students.

We need LOTS of volunteers.... remember that there are many different roles, suiting anyone’s interests / time constraints. Some include seeking donations from local businesses, creating raffle baskets, helping on the day of the event, and many other options. We always have a fun group of volunteers! You can check out all of the available roles at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ca4ae2fa3fb6-spring5.

Make sure to start getting those babysitters lined up! Spring Celebration 2020 will take place on  Friday, April, 17th from 7-11PM  at MadTree Brewing.
HPS Spelling Bee

Our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th students participated in the HPS Spelling Bee on Friday. They all did an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job!
Congratulations to the Spelling Bee Winners!
1st place- Rhys Wise, 6th grade

2nd place- Eva Wesley, 3rd grade

3rd place- Alex Hou, 6th grade
UC Women’s Basketball Fundraiser- National Girls & Women in Sports Day
 
Sunday January 26 th  at 2:00pm (vs. Temple Lady Owls)
 
You’ve been hearing about it for weeks. Come one, come all! The registration link has been established for the UC Women’s Basketball Game fundraiser! Coincidentally and, more important, serendipitously, UC Athletics Hall of Famer, Olympic Gold Medalist, and HPS’ own Ms. Wineberg will be honored at halftime of this very game for her extensive contributions to girls and women in sports. It should be a great afternoon, so get your tickets today! Proceeds go to the HPS Boosters, supporting the increased cost of renting gym space for the Eagle basketball program this season.
 
You can purchase your tickets now at https://www.hydeparkschoolathletics.org/
Send Us Your Photos

The yearbook staff needs your help! In an effort to streamline the process of collecting photos for the yearbook and end of the year video, please load all of the great photos you've taken this year in this Google Drive . When you upload your pictures, please create a folder and make sure to include the grade level, homeroom teacher and if applicable, the event where the photo was taken.
Extracurricular Activities

Online registration is still open  for the second session of extracurricular classes! Most classes have started, but there are still open spaces- especially in our yoga and circus class programs!

Go to the PTO website to learn more or to sign up. 

Questions? Contact Dawn Wolfe at ec@hydeparkschoolpto.org
Sports Spotlight

Mom Prom 2020 is February 7th
Tickets are on sale NOW! If you are a Booster member, tickets are $35 (for Mom and 1 child). This includes a picture to remember the evening. Each additional child is $5. General tickets (non Booster members) are $45 and each additional child is $5. Don’t miss out!

Go to https://www.hydeparkschoolathletics.org/ to purchase your tickets!
 
Spring Sports Registration
Registration will be open soon for all spring sports; this includes soccer, baseball/softball, volleyball and running club. Please visit  https://www.hydeparkschoolathletics.org/  for additional information on individual programs and to register. Please check the Athletics website, Facebook page, and look for emails regarding when registration is up and running!

If you have questions, please contact Mike Brugh ( hps.athletics@outlook.com )

**Remember that being an Athletics Booster helps provide amazing sports opportunities for all of our students- please consider being an Athletics Booster Member today**
Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance

The Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance is an annual event held in February providing Dads and Daughters a memorable evening out. Dads & daughters (suggested age 2-13) join us for the 7th annual Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance @ the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley on February 16! While the first session is sold out, tickets still remain for the 6:30-8:00 session. And there is no school the following day. More information and tickets can be found at https://www.oakleynow.com/DDD
Kindergarten Info Night

Tell your friends and neighbors with preschoolers that the 2020-2021 Kindergarten Parents Information night will be held on February 13, 2020 at 6pm at HPS!
International Night

Come travel all over the world without leaving our HPS building - taste, see, and learn! International Night will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 . Please contact Ms. Fischer or Mrs. Scott if you or your family are interested in presenting a country. Have roots in an interesting country? Visited someplace you'd like to share about? Be creative and put together a tabletop display to share - that's all there is to it! 
School Directory

The Hyde Park School PTO electronic school family directory is up and running! Included in the directory: parent/children names, grade level and homerooms, phone numbers, street addresses, and email addresses.

If you wish to have your family’s information provided in this directory, please submit your information through this webform:  https://tinyurl.com/HPSPTODirectory
Second Grade Cross Over

Volunteers are needed to help with the cross over to the bank each morning and afternoon. If you can help, please sign up here:

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 .

MABEL'S LABELS
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!

SHUTTERFLY
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!

BOX TOPS
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!

AMAZON
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.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
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.

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.
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”

GIFT CARD DONATIONS
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).