We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
Upcoming Events
Feb 5-9: Kindness Challenge, Diaper Collections (all grades)
Feb 5-9: SPIRIT WEEK! (days listed below)
Feb 9: Friendship Classroom Parties
Feb 27: Restaurant Fundraiser: Ramundos Pizza
Mar 4: Urban Air Fundraiser, 3-8pm
Mar 10: Daddy Daughter Dance
Mar 19: Restaurant Fundraiser: Arthur's
April 17: Spring Music Concert K-2
April 18: Spring Music Concert 3-6
April 19: Spring Celebration!

Family Sponsorships & Silent Auction Items

Hyde Park School will be hosting our annual Spring Celebration Friday, April 19, 2024 at MadTree Brewing! Mark your calendars and get a sitter. This event is our largest fundraiser and it provides an opportunity for HPS families, staff, and community supporters to celebrate our successful school.

Sponsorship Questions: Lauren Sample sponsorship@hydeparkschoolpto.org

The HPS PTO is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. Sponsors will be provided with a donation acknowledgment for their records. Thank you in advance for your support! 
Hyde Park Athletics Super Bowl Squares
Spirit Week is THIS WEEK!
The Annual Daddy Daughter Dance Returns!

Dads & daughters (suggested age 2-13) join us for the 8th annual Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance @ the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley! This event is put on by the Oakley Community Council! They invite all the dads & daughters and any other members of our community that wants to join to enjoy what has always been such a memorable evening out. This year's theme is: Under the Stars

Date: Sunday Mar 10th, 2024
Choose from one of TWO sessions: 4:00-5:30p or 6:30-8:00p.

The music will be provided by the School of Rock, snacks and soft drinks provided, photographer for those memorable moments, and cash bar.
Oakley Community Council members receive a discount on your ticket purchase, so we encourage you to join as a member before registering for the dance.
Ticket Sales/Registration opens on Friday, January 12th, 5PM
Detailed Information and registration can be found here: https://oakleynow.com/DDD

**Note, all are welcome at this event!

We also need volunteers to help us run this event!!
Sign up to volunteer here:

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, March 3

Mom Prom is happening this year!! This amazing event will be held in a temporary location this year as we wait for our new gym to be finished. More details coming soon.
Spring Sports Registration was a SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone for getting a record number of athletes signed up this season.

Jack Hermans Soccer Camp – HPS Soccer Camp with Jack Hermans is back! Once again Jack will be running our HPS, private camp to be held in August. Both half-day and full day options are available. This is a well-run, informative, and fun camp for kids of all ages (K-6). Spread the word and register now to reserve your spot!
We are looking for a permanent Crosswalk attendant, but in the mean time we really need some parent help to keep everyone safe crossing the street! It will only take 20 minutes of your time in the morning or afternoon.
If you have a little extra time before or after school, please sign up for a spot here
Stop Sign and sweet neon vest will be provided :)

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 30 minutes of your time, please join our lunch period to help make the most of this important time! You will need to check in at the main office at 10:00am and will then be directed to the cafeteria.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

Happy Hyde Park School is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that values, embraces, and supports all members of the school community. Our LSDMC is in the process of forming a DEI (Diversity Equity & Inclusion) subcommittee for our school and would love to hear from you! Do you have feedback about your children's and your own experience at HPS, dreams, or ideas around this important work? Please connect with Lisa Nolan (lisa.m.a.nolan@gmail.com), a current 1st grade parent and founding chair of the committee, and/or Alyse Averdick (averdia@cpsboe.k12.oh.us), School Resource Coordinator, to share!
Make Life Easy: Upload All HPS Events to Your Own Calendar
Streamline your life by using this link to upload all HPS Events to your calendar: HPS Events Calendar. Throughout the year, this link will be updated with other events like socials, movie nights, family swims, playground dates, and more!
Follow HPS PTO on Instagram & Facebook
Make HPS PTO part of your daily feed on Instagram @HydeParkSchoolPTO and Facebook (facebook.com/HydeParkSchoolPTO). Just another way to make communicating ideas and keeping track of HPS events more convenient!
HPS PTO Linktree: The Link to All Links!
No more FOMO! This HPS PTO Linktree is the link to all important links! So if you'd rather have one link to check than many (hmmm, it's a real toss-up), just check this link: https://linktr.ee/happyhydeparkschool
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!
Meet the HPS PTO Board Officers for 2023-2024
Here are the HPS PTO Executive Board Officers for the 2023-2024 school year:

President: Hilary VanderMolen
Vice President: Jennifer Eisenstein
Treasurer: Kevin VanderMolen
Vice Treasurer: Chuck Hamman
Secretary: Megan Rivet
LSDMC Representatives: Ed Paff, Amy Lovelace & Rachel Harrison
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).