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Upcoming Events
Monday September 21, 5:00pm: CPS School Board Special Public Meeting (available to Live Stream)
October, Dates TBD: HPS Annual Read-a-Thon!
CPS School Board Special Public Meeting: TOMORROW September 21, 5:00 PM, available to Live Stream
To live stream the CPS School Board's Special Public Meeting that takes place TOMORROW, Monday September 21 at 5:00 pm, please click here and follow the listed instructions. The Board will review the latest COIVD-19 data and vote on potential school reopening plans.
Call for Materials, Building Expertise, & Human Power to Prepare Classrooms for Reopening
In efforts to prepare classrooms for reopening with as many health and safety measures in place as possible, HPS is seeking materials, building expertise, and human power to create plexiglass barriers for indoor classrooms and to assemble picnic tables for outdoor eating and/or outdoor classrooms.

These efforts are all self-funded by the HPS PTO, so we are seeking to be cost-efficient by surveying our community for connections, resources, and assistance in this endeavor before resorting to costly prebuilt dividers. If you have a source for raw materials in bulk for plexiglass barriers like those seen in the pictures below; if you happen to be the handy type with the know-how to build such structures; or if you can volunteer some time to assemble, we could use your help! Please contact president@hydeparkschoolpto.org if you have a source for materials, could help build dividers, or assemble picnic tables. Thank you!
Box Tops for Education Has Gone Virtual & the Earning is Simple!
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! Additional easy ways to earn HPS money, with little to no extra effort, can be found in the last section of this Newsletter.
HPS Extracurriculars: Current Program Offerings & Call for Interest in Other Grade Level Activities
Current Opportunities:
The Hyde Park School PTO offers a variety of after-school enrichment opportunities, and many of them are still in operation with activities beginning this week! Please visit the HPS extracurriculars website for more information about program offerings.

Call for Gaming Club Interest & Other Grade Level Activities:
Thank you to the parents who already have reached out about interest in a grade level gaming club! Any parents who are interested in helping coordinate grade level activities, please email Dawn Wolfe at ec@hydeparkschoolpto.org.
Girl Scouts: Virtual Robot Building Party!
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is offering FREE virtual Robot Building Parties for girls and their families. Families can choose to participate via ZOOM on either October 6 or October 8 at 6:30 pm. If you would like to participate, search for Hyde Park Elementary at gswo.org and click "Find a Party." Parents and caregivers are invited too! Learning about forming troops and how to volunteer.
 
COVID-19 has impacted just about every part of our lives, but Girl Scouts is still here adapting our programs to the current situation while still providing excellent opportunities for girls that build courage, confidence, and character. Please contact Claire Linepensel at 513.619.1394 or clairlinepensel@gswo.org with any questions.
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.
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
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”.
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).