We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
*NO SCHOOL 9/17 for Staff Professional Development Day*
*Parent Conferences 9/25 from 2:30pm*
Upcoming Events  
9/25/18 Parent Conferences 2:30 and later
location: HPS classrooms
Teacher will send signup info home soon, if they haven't already.
9/27/18 Restaurant Night
location: To be announced
A local restaurant will offer a percent of its sales back to the PTO when our families dine there that night! WIN-WIN!
HPS yearbook - Photo Request
Don't let those photos you took at the class party/field trip/etc just sit on your phone - send them to the yearbook team and you might see them again!!
  • Send all photos to hpsyearbook1@gmail.com
  • Photos should include any school/classroom events; assembles, parties, field trips, sports, presentations, projects, special days, etc etc. The best photos are typically group shots
  • Do NOT compress photos. Send ACTUAL SIZE
  • All photos sent should include grade level(s), homeroom(s) and what the event was (if possible). This helps aid when determining how many photos of each grade level/homeroom/event have been used in the yearbook
Any questions? Contact Nicole Roberts  robertn@cpsboe.k12.oh.us

9/27 – Our First Restaurant Night! Location TBA
10/05 – Read-A-Thon Starts!! This is our Second largest fundraiser and it will continue until October 30th! Please watch for your child’s Read-A-Thon folder to come home the in the last week of September!
10/15- 10/19 – Joseph Beth Book Fair in the HPS gym
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. 
Kindergarten Parents: "Crafts" Party 9/15
Join your fellow kindergarten parents for a night of socializing and crafts - craft cocktails and craft beers, that is! There will also be heavy appetizers, some sweet treats, and lots of fun! **Adults only!**
Hosted by: The Hogans, The Browns, The Brughs, The Schulerts, and The Welches
2nd Grade Parents: Lawn Chairs & Livings Rooms 9/29 BUY NOW - only a few tickets left!
Join your fellow 2nd grade parents for a night of fun, food, drinks, and live entertainment from Brian Vander Ark, lead singer of The Verve Pipe!
Hosts: Tami & Bob Beattie, Leah & Joe Beckman, Jill & Jeff Goulait, Betsy & Brandon Klerk and Kim & Ed Paff
Sports Spotlight 

A parent organization dedicated to providing the financial and volunteer support necessary to support the Hyde Park School athletics programs.

To ensure that every student at Hyde Park School has an opportunity to participate in an athletic program. To fund existing, and grow new, athletic programs. To promote the positive spirit of Hyde Park School in the community at large.

  Your annual membership of $30.00 will be used to reduce the overall registration cost of athletics programs, fund new programs not currently available, and will ensure our student athletes have the appropriate equipment and facilities to compete effectively.

  • Running Club: The Evening Running Club held their first practice and are off to a fast start. The kids had a blast and did excellent. The After School Running Club starts this week! Thank you for your patience as we organized this new program, we are all excited to start running. If you are able and willing to help with either practice, please contact me directly at HPS.athletics@outlook.com

  • Basketball "Tip Off": Believe it or not, basketball season is around the corner and we are excited! The Booster Club is so excited that they are sponsoring the first ever HPS Basketball Clinic. The Clinic will be a one night event intended to get kids excited for the season, sharpen their basketball skills, and of course, HAVE SOME FUN. The date for the Clinic is Friday, October 5th and will be held in the HPS gym during the evening hours. The Clinic is open to kids in kindergarten through 6th grade, but space is extremely limited. Do not wait to sign-up. Priority registration will open for Booster Club Members on September 12th. General registration for non-members will open on September 14th. Please use Blue Sombrero to register your child. If you would like to help facilitate the Clinic, please contact Jeff McPeek: HPS.boosters@outlook.com.
Non-Booster Club Member: $20
Booster Club Member: $10 (and priority registration)

*Head to  hydeparkschoolathletics.org  to sign up to be a Booster Member
*Access Blue Sombrero to register for the Clinic

  • Basketball Season and Registration - SAVE THE DATE: Registration for the basketball regular season will open on September 17th via Blue Sombrero. We will offer an instructional program for K-2 and will attempt to offer competitive teams for 2-6. More details to come soon, but right now we are in desperate need of volunteer coaches. Based on numbers from last year, returning players, and returning coaches we do not have enough volunteers to adequately support all of our teams. WE NEED YOU! You do not need to be a professional basketball player to help out, you simply need to dedicate your time and energy to your kids and their peers. Coaching can be work, but I guarantee you it is rewarding and fun too. It is our goal to grow our overall athletic program, but that can't happen without great (and many) volunteers. If you have any questions about the requirements of coaching, please contact me directly at HPS.athletics@outlook.com.

If you are interested and able to help, please contact Jessica Leimbach today:  HPS.basketball@outlook.com

Please direct any questions to Michael Brugh, Athletic Director
Volunteer Opportunities
Fundraising Committee Volunteers
We need YOU to help us build a strong supportive
community for the Hyde Park School Students!
We are looking for volunteers to fill jobs both big and small!
We welcome ANY level of commitment!
Please volunteer to be a community Superhero to our school and help us make this an amazing year! Please contact us:
Leah Beckman leahbeckman1@gmail.com  315-3260
Malinda Uetrecht muetrecht@gmail.com 532-0832
Jill Goulait jillgoulait@gmail.com 405-2826
Fall Extracurricular Activities

We have just added TWO Yoga classes for the fall extracurricular schedule. Choose Thursdays with Hollie or Fridays with Suzie ...OR BOTH! Engage in fun yoga poses, practice mindfulness, make new friends, and manage stress outside the classroom with one of our new HPS Yoga classes this fall. Additional details and registration options are available here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fa5a72ba5f49-hpsyoga1
There are still a couple of spots available for Young Rembrandts - class starts this Wednesday (9/12). Click here to register  https://www.youngrembrandts.com/cincinnatieast-oh/view-classes-enroll/  
The Fall Extracurricular session begins this week for most classes. Please see below for specific start dates. There are a few openings available; click on the registration links to grab a spot. Happy Extracurricular Week!

Chess (K-2 nd ) – 9/10 FULL
Karate 2:15 (K-2 nd ) – 9/24 FULL
Karate 3:30 (3 rd -6 th ) – 9/24  * or experienced 2 nd grader   Register here
Circus with Unicycle – 9/11   Register here
Zak Morgan – 10/9 FULL
Chess (3 rd -6 th ) – 9/12   Register here
Young Rembrandts – 9/12   Register Here
Ninja Warriors – 9/12 FULL (both sessions)
Yoga with Hollie - 9/13 ONE SPOT Register here
Classroom Antics – Engineering Club
    Nuts and Bolts – 9/13, Sounds Like Engineering – 10/11, Wacky Weather – 11/8 FULL (all sessions)
Spanish – 9/27   Register here
Futsal (3 rd -6 th ) – 11/1  Register here
Passports – 9/14   Register here
Futsal (K-2 nd ) – 11/2 Register here
Yoga with Suzie - 9/21  Register here

Questions? Contact Ashley Tolokonsky at  ashleymat@yahoo.com