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Upcoming Important Dates  
October 6-24: Official reading period for the annual Read-a-Thon fundraiser!
October 16: Author visit for 3rd-6th Grade (details below)
October 18 - Students should turn in their "One Week Left" Read-a-Thon form (details below)
October 16, 17, 18 & 19: Joseph Beth Book Fair in the gym
October 18 & 19: Restaurant day/night at Bronte Bistro (details below)
October 23: NO SCHOOL
Fundraising Programs  
The 5th Annual HPS Read-a-Thon Fundraiser is Underway

The month of October is filled with book-fueled fun. THIS WEDNESDAY, October 18, plan to turn in your “ONE WEEK LEFT” form (found in your Read-a-Thon folder)! By sending that back in your child’s Tuesday Folder, your child has a chance to win a Joseph-Beth Book Fair gift card! 
Students had a great time at the Read-a-Thon kick-off rally outside on Friday afternoon! More details about our Read-a-Thon can be found in your student's colored welcome folder and on our www.hpspto.org website. For further information on prizes, the author visit, and how to pledge your support for your young reader, visit http://conta.cc/2z0F82d
The Joseph-Beth Book Fair starts tomorrow, October 16! During the school day, your child will have an opportunity to enjoy the Book Fair with his/her classmates: they will create a book wish list and peruse a wide selection of books to buy! You can send money with your child OR come and check out the Book Fair with your child! Family shopping hours in the gym include Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from 7:15 to 7:45am, as well as Wednesday and Thursday from 2:15-6:15pm.
Restaurant Day/Night at Bronte Bistro is THIS WEEK!

On Wednesday AND Thursday, October 18 & 19, Bronte Bistro will donate 20% of sales (excluding alcohol) to the HPS PTO. A flyer will come home in the Tuesday Folder on October 17; present that flyer to the restaurant when you go. Bronte Bistro is right inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 2692 Madison Road.

Also, you may want to plan on bringing your Joseph-Beth coupon (from your Read-a-Thon Welcome Folder) to get 20% off book purchases! Make your day one of donating, saving, and reading! 
Keep Collecting Box Tops!
Don't forget to take a minute to cut out your box tops! Everything from Go-gurts, to Ziploc bags, to your box of Cheerios! Reference the whole list of Box Top products by clicking here. HPS will make their first submission to Box Tops on November 1, and we want to have a slew of them!
Current Volunteer Opportunities 
Read-A-Thon Volunteers
Can you help tab and tally reading minutes and dollars for the Read-a-Thon fundraiser? We still need four volunteers to help with this job on October 27 from 8-10am in the Teachers' Lounge. Use the link below to sign up. Thank you! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084CA4AE2FA3FB6-readathon
Book Fair Volunteers
We are in need of volunteers to assist at our annual Book Fair on October 17, 18, and 19. Come help the younger students write down the titles of books on their wishlist. The work is easy and fun, and you are paid in little smiles :). Use the link below to sign up!

General Information & Announcements
First Annual Chili Cook-off was a Success!
Wow, this is an impressive crock-pot line-up! The first-place winner was Chad Leslie for his "Lamb with Roasted Poblanos" chili (pictured below with his daughter). Second-place went to Ashley Tolokonsky for "Triple Threat"; and third-place was Kathyrn Hubbell's "Veggie's Revenge". Kids and parents had a great time! Thank you to the gracious hosts, as well (also pictured)!
Open to ALL HPS Grades: the Hawaii Party on October 21!
Aloha! Join fellow HPS parents on October 21 for a night of Hawaiian fun. Leis will be provided and festive Hawaiian attire is encouraged. We'll have delicious food, tropical drinks, and of course a little limbo! Humuhumunukunukuapua'a. See you in Hawaii!

Get Tickets to the 4th-Grade Family Party!
You're invited! It's a family carnival on Saturday, Nov.4! Bring the whole family for fun and games! It’s a fall festival complete with carnival games, a bouncy house, outdoor movies, bonfires, face-painting and terrific food: popcorn, cotton candy, s’mores, BBQ, adult libations, cider, hot chocolate, and more! We’ll have the Ohio State football game on, too! Hope to see you there! Get tickets at:

Sports Spotlight
CPS Athletics Elementary Skills Clinic Series
On behalf of CPS Athletics, we would like to invite your child/ren out to our October/November CPS Athletics Elementary Skills Clinic Series. We will be offering multiple basketball clinics for grades 1st - 6th, as well as a volleyball skills clinic available to all elementary students in grades K - 6th.

CPS Athletics Elementary Skills Clinic Series
Click the camp links below for more information or to register today! All camps are open to boys and girls! Please register now, as spots are limited! 


Our last two camps filled in one day, so please register asap if you are interested!

CPS Athletics Weekend at Dick's Sporting Goods - A Few Hours Left!
This weekend CPS partnered with Dick's Sporting Goods to offer a 20% off discount to ALL CPS FAMILIES that present the below coupon. Coupon is eligible at the Western Hills, Kenwood, and Colerain locations from October 13th-15th. They are open until 7pm on Sundays.

Classroom Spotlight
Say a Big Thank You
...to  Ms. Fox and Ms. Connie ,  for all that they do! HPS celebrates our fabulous kitchen staff during National School Lunch Week. 
Mrs. Hughes Needs your Old Phone! Below is the List of Compatible Ones.
Parents, we are so excited to be bringing the world of virtual reality to our students this year!!! Virtual Reality is an exciting technology that allows us to take students on amazing adventures while enhancing their understanding of the concepts being taught in the classroom. Imagine being able to travel inside a cell to see the inner workings, or visit the Andes Mountains to see first hand the effects of erosion, or go diving deep into the Pacific Ocean to learn about how whales migrate & feed. There are so many exciting adventures waiting for our students in the world of virtual reality. The devices we will be utilizing are made by Mattell and they are specifically designed for children. Remember those old View-Master toys we had as kids? Well, they've had a major upgrade!!! If you'd like to learn more, please visit their website & learn all about this amazing product.

 All we need to make this dream a reality for our kids is your old smartphones! If you have any old smartphones lying around collecting dust, we can use them!!! Thanks for all that you do to support our mission here at Hyde Park School.
  1. If you would like to donate a phone, please check the list of compatible phones to see if your phone is listed, if not, don't worry, it may still work. We can give it a try & return it if it doesn't fit.
  2. The phone does not need to be connected to a cell phone service, we will connect to the apps using the CPS wifi services.
  3. Next, we need phones to be wiped clean of all personal information. Please delete photos, contacts, apps, etc. You can do this easily by returning the phone to factory settings.
  4. Finally, please remember to include the charger so we can keep phones charged for students use.
Compatible smartphone required (not included) Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Motorola Moto X (2014), Motorola Droid Turbo, Motorola Nexus 6, Huawel Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, LG Nexus 5, LG G4, LG G3, HTC One, Nexus 6, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iOS 8.1 and above.