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*NO SCHOOL 9/17 for Staff Professional Development Day*
*Parent Conferences 9/25 from 2:30pm*
Upcoming Events  
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!!
9/20/18 School Picture Day - SMILE!
9/25/18 Parent Conferences 2:30 and later
location: HPS classrooms
9/27/18 Restaurant Night
location: Enjoy Marco's Pizza at your house (pick up or delivery!)
Eat Pizza, mention HPS and the school earns money!!
Coming in October - Read-A-Thon & Joseph Beth book fair
Volunteer Opportunities
READ-A-THON Committee Volunteers
October is all about reading and our 2nd-largest fundraiser of the year. Seeking volunteers to help lead the READ-A-THON committee.  

The committees main tasks center around communicating with parents and teachers through e-mail, newsletter updates, and flyers. Basic administrative responsibilities are stuffing folders, printing labels, and counting pledges at the end of the month. A binder with clear directions and a timeline are provided to help guide the Co-Chairs through the process. Support will also be in place fromthe rest of the PTO Board to help wherever needed.

If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please contact Malinda Uetrecht at  muetrecht@gmail.com

BOOK FAIR COORDINATOR 2019
Seeking a book fair coordinator for next year! Seems a bit early but think of this...if you volunteer now you can shadow Laura Coon, this years coordinator and it'll make your job next year so much easier! Next year you'd be committing to a little work (~10 hours) the month prior to the week of book fair and then overseeing the week of book fair and those volunteers. Book fair is mid October!

If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please contact Malinda Uetrecht at  muetrecht@gmail.com
FUN & FUNDRAISING
Restaurant Night at Marco’s
Order pizza and support Hyde Park School! 
When?  Thursday, September 27 (all day) 
Where?  Marco’s, Oakley location @  4004 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
What?  Pizza! Call (513) 531-1234 and place an order for pick up or delivery. MENTION YOUR CHILD’S HOMEROOM TEACHER WHEN YOU CALL! The class with the most orders wins a PIZZA PARTY! What fun! 
Why?  Marco’s will donate 20% of the proceeds to the PTO!

School spirit tastes great! Thank you! 
2nd Grade Parents: Lawn Chairs & Livings Rooms 9/29 BUY NOW! Only 4 left! Click here to buy!

Sales just went live for...
All-Parents "Costumes and Cocktails" Party 10/27
1st Grade Parents "Game Night Party" 11/10
Don't miss out on these awesome parties/fundraisers! Get your tickets now for these fun adults only events  http://hpssocials.eventbrite.com  
NOVEMBER 3! Save the date for a fun day of games, prizes, food, treats, and pumpkin smashing.... the Pumpkin Chuck is coming! This is going to a big event and we'll need everyone's help (kids, parents, and pumpkins!). Volunteer sign up and more details coming soon. 
Sports Spotlight 
Basketball "Tip Off" Clinic - Friday evening, October 5th HPS gym
A one night event for kids to sharpen their basketball skills and have some fun. The spots are filling fast so head to Blue Sombero to register now (if you can't find it - try logging in and then clicking on your child's name. Still having trouble? contact Mike Brugh HPS.athletics@outlook.com)
Cost: Booster Club Members $10, Non-Booster Club Members* $20
Questions? Contact Jeff McPeek:  HPS.boosters@outlook.com .
*Head to  hydeparkschoolathletics.org  to sign up to be a Booster Member
Basketball Registration opens tomorrow!!
Programs are available for all students K-6, season is November to February! COACHES ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED - please volunteer if you can!!
  • For grades 2-6, we will attempt to field boys and girls teams at each grade level. If we are not able to field a single team at your child’s grade level, we'll offer you an option to have your child play at a higher grade level or issue a refund. 
  • Grades 3-6 will be playing in the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League (CPYBL) and can expect 2 practices per week beginning NOV 1, with games each weekend from December 1 through February.
  • Scholarships available for those who qualify
Please click here to register via Blue Sombrero .
If you have questions please contact Jessica Leimbach at  HPS.basketball@outlook.com .
Booster Membership
We are still driving to our goal of 150 Booster Club members. Please consider signing up today and support HPS athletics. As always, use the Athletic website or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Please direct any questions to Michael Brugh, Athletic Director
Extracurriculars are in full swing! 
 
We have a few more classes starting soon: 
Friday Yoga with Suzie starts this Friday, September 21 st ;
Karate begins next Monday, September 24 th
Spanish begins next Thursday, September 27 th .


Questions? Contact Ashley Tolokonsky at  ashleymat@yahoo.com  
PLAY YARD UPDATE
It is such a joy to see all the kids enjoying the AMAZING new playground and play yard. We have had some slight delays with our equipment, but we now are ready to start constructing the sports court!
Starting next week the court will be painted and striped and we kindly ask that everyone remain off of the surfacing as it cures . Once the paint has dried the multi-sport goals will be installed. Please note that some of the pieces may be damaged or missing from issues with our shipment, but we promise this will all be resolved as quickly as possible.
Please review the following rules and remind your kids so we can all enjoy the space for many years to come!
  • Use of the playground is welcome when school is not in session. School Hours: M-F 7:45 A.M. – 2:15 P.M.
  • Play area closes at dusk.
  • This equipment is designed to serve children between the ages of 5-12 years old. Use playground at own risk.
  • No bike riding, rollerblading, skateboarding, or scooters.
  • No pets allowed. If you walk your dog to pickup, please try to keep them on the pavement towards the parking lot side.
  • Stay out of mulched planting beds.
  • Please use trash cans and help us keep the playground clean.
  • Area under 24 hour video surveillance.