We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!

*NO SCHOOL Wednesday, November 11*

*HPS Restaurant Night at Raising Cane's THURSDAY, Nov. 12*
Upcoming Events
Oct. 26-Nov. 15: Joseph-Beth Virtual Book Fair
November 9: Last day to log Read-a-Thon reading minutes
November 10-13: Submit final Read-a-Thon reading minute and pledge totals online
November 10: Group A day to turn in paper Read-a-Thon logs and cash/check pledges at morning drop-off (if you didn't do so online)
November 11: No School, Veterans' Day
November 12-13: Group B day to turn in paper Read-a-Thon logs and cash/check pledges at morning drop-off (if you didn't do so online)
November 12: HPS Restaurant Night at Raising Cane's (3315 Ibsen Ave.)
November 13: HPS Style Social at Evereve in Rookwood Commons (2665 Edmonson Rd.)
Last Day to Log Read-a-Thon Reading Minutes is TOMORROW (Monday, November 9)
Continue to log your Read-a-Thon reading minutes until tomorrow, Monday November 9!

Here are some additional important Read-a-Thon dates:
November 10 - 13: Submit final minute totals and pledges online
November 10: Group A turn in paper logs and cash/check pledges at morning drop-off
November 12 - 13: Group B turn in paper logs and cash/check pledges at morning drop-off. Group A may also submit logs and pledges if you were not able to do so on November 10. 

We are in the final stretch of the 2020-2021 Read-A-Thon! Thank you all for your support to our young reader's and Hyde Park School. Just as a reminder, we strongly encourage, if possible, to upload your final minute counts to this Google form and pledges to our Hyde Park School Pledge Page.

If you would like to turn in your minutes and pledges in person, the PTO will have one table in front of the walker and bus entrances and one table at the car rider entrance during morning drop-off. In order to keep up with COVID safety practices and limited contact, we ask that your student has all important papers in an envelope or bag, already outside of their backpack and ready to drop in the provided bins on the tables. 

Finally ... Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for all of your support and encouragement of the Read-A-Thon during this strange time. We also hope that even though the Read-A-Thon is ending, that you all KEEP READING!
HPS Restaurant Night at Raising Cane's, November 12!
"Hey, hey, hey, who wants chicken today?" On Thursday November 12, the winning answer is YOU!

It's the next HPS Restaurant Night, and on November 12 from 4 to 10 pm Raising Cane's will donate 15% of the proceeds to the HPS PTO, just mention the fundraiser at the drive thru and show them the flyer (click to enlarge)! Spread the word on social media!
Joseph-Beth Virtual Book Fair Continues til Nov. 15!
The Joseph-Beth Virtual Book Fair is in full swing! And GOOD NEWS... we have decided to keep a good thing going and extend the fair until November 15th! 

So there's plenty more time to log on to www.josephbeth.com and participate in this year’s book fair. Not only does Joseph-Beth have an amazing selection of books and gifts, at least 20% of the total sales from this event is donated to the Hyde Park School PTO!
How it works: When you are ready to check out, use coupon code FHydepk2020. When it submits it will say *A Discount if $0.00 has been applied to your order* this will be your reassurance that the coupon code has been captured. We also encourage you to list Hyde Park School in the comments section of your checkout to be sure that it has worked. You are welcome to shop the entire website but if you click on Books > Book Fair then you can select by grade range that highlights a few of the most popular and most requested book fair titles from the past year along with the newest releases
This Week in 2020 HPS Read-A-Thon: Russell Wins!
Congratulations to 4th grader Russell Jellison! He is our final winner Joseph Beth Read-A-Thon raffle. Russell shared with us that he has been logging in his reading minutes every morning reading Dog Man Unleashed! Thank you to all who shared your love of reading with us.
Future Enrollment Survey
We are collecting data for future Kindergarten enrollment at Hyde Park School. Please fill out this Google form if you are planning to send your child/children to HPS in the coming years. This includes families who already have children enrolled but will have additional siblings entering the school soon. Please help us spread the word!
HPS Style Social, Evereve in Rookwood Commons, November 13!
Are you in a COVID-19 wardrobe slump? Or, looking for some style tips from specialists? Come to the Style Social at Evereve in Rookwood Commons (2665 Edmonson Rd.) on Friday November 13! The event will last all day to help spread the crowd for social distancing and includes:
  • 15% of all purchases donated to the HPS PTO (returns within 30 days for exchange/merchandise credit only)
  • Private time in the Evereve store with trained stylists
  • Custom denim fittings and cutting-edge trends personalized
  • Bottled Water provided
Join the Hyde Park Athletics Boosters and get your very own, highly-coveted, blue foam finger! Then, there's more! With foam finger in hand, remove the foam finger from your hand every Friday and place it in a window of your house for Foam Finger Friday. Every Friday, neighborhood drive-throughs will take place noting addresses where Hyde Park Athletic Foam Fingers have been spotted. All those addresses will be eligible for a weekly prize drawing.

By becoming a Booster Club member, you are directly contributing to the support and growth of the HPS athletic programs. Hyde Park Athletics are privately funded, and your annual membership will be used to reduce the overall registration cost of these programs, fund new programs not currently available, and ensure that our student athletes have the appropriate equipment and facilities to compete effectively.

Please visit the Hyde Park Athletics website for more information or contact Mike Brugh at michaelbrugh@outlook.com with any questions.
Amazon Smile
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. Please choose Hyde Park School PTO Inc. as your recipient.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Hyde Park School PTO in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
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!
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. Register online at www.remkes.com and select “Hyde Park School PTO”.
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