We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
Upcoming Important Dates  
3/21 - @6pm Hot Topic Discussion "Coping with Test Anxiety" (details below)

3/26-3/30 - Spring Break

4/3 - Restaurant Night at Chipotle (details below)

4/4 @8am - PTO Meeting (Note the time change; this meeting was initially scheduled for the evening. Details below.)

4/19- @ 6-10pm Spring Celebration at the 20th Century Theatre! (Click the link to see the latest newsletter about this event!)

Spring Concert Dates (all @6pm):
4/24 - 1st/2nd grade
4/25 - 3rd/4th grade
4/26 - 5th/6th grade
5/2 - Kindergarten

5/18 - HPS Field Day (Rain date - 5/22)
Upcoming Events
Hot Topic Discussion - March 21 st  @ 6:00 pm in the Gymnasium - Coping with Test Anxiety 
Does your child get worried about standardized testing?
Would you like to support your child through the testing process in April?
Our mental health partner agency, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, will be providing an hour-long workshop for parents on the topic of test anxiety. The hour will be interactive, and participants will learn about the symptoms of test anxiety and how to empower yourself and your child to overcome this stress.
It will be led by Alison Savage, LPCC-S, who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents.  She has been with The Children’s Home for over 7 years and is currently the Clinical and Professional Development Supervisor.
Please join us on Wednesday, March 21 from 6:00-7:00 in our school gym.
Restaurant Night at Chipotle is Tuesday, April 3

If you haven't been to a Restaurant Night yet, this is the one to save the date for because 50% of proceeds are given to HPS PTO! It's a burritoful thing!
Another Teacher Experience is Available!

Mrs. Wineberg is hosting some pizza fun at Pizzeria Locale!

Saturday, April 28 from 10am-11am

$20 (includes a yummy homemade pizza lunch)

Click this Eventbrite link to buy a "ticket" to this event!
Sports Highlight
Sign up for the HPS Soccer Summer Camp with Jack Hermans
Plan now for this exclusive HPS camp - limited spots available!
August 6-10, 2018 
9 AM-12 PM  or  9 AM-3 PM. 
Fairfax Rec Fields 
We're better together!

Sign up here:
Calling all 3rd and 4th Grade Girls for Softball
There are open spots for girls on softball teams being formed with Kilgour. This is a great opportunity for our HPS girls who are interested in the sport. Contact Will Menz at (513) 283.4360 or  HPS.Athletics@mail.com  for more information.
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers Needed on Saturday, April 14 from 12-2pm at Crayons to Computers! 

We are seeking volunteers to help as a group for a fun two hours at Crayons to Computers to earn free shopping trips for our teachers. By volunteering on April 14 from 12 - 2PM in their warehouse (stocking shelves, etc.), HPS teachers will then receive a certificate to be used in their supplies store!   Through this Teacher Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program, this non-profit has distributed more than $145 million worth of school supplies to needy schools in Cincinnati.  The Crayons to Computers warehouse is located at: 1350 Tennessee Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229.

General Announcements
Spring Spirit Wear Sale!
Go to this web address to purchase your items:  http://bit.ly/spiritwearhps  (case sensitive)
Important Notes Regarding Shipping:
During this sale, all orders placed before April 3, 2018 will be delivered to school to your student’s homeroom. If you have questions, please email Sally Lundgren, Spirit Wear Coordinator at  sallylundgren@gmail.com
Pass the HPS spirit! Consider passing along the spirit wear your student has outgrown to the HPS office for student council's Clothing Closet for students in need. Thank you!

Notice of Change for the PTO Meeting

The PTO Meeting for April will be held on April 4 th  @ 8:00 am. This has been moved to a morning meeting to accommodate the inclusion of student presentations.  

In addition to a regular meeting, we will be voting on the following amendment to the PTO bylaws, adding the elected position of Vice Treasurer. This added position will provide a more stable and solid financial transition from year to year within the PTO organization. The position will allow for a year of training under the Treasurer and ensure a smoother transition process at the end of the fiscal year. 

Vice Treasurer- The Vice Treasurer shall:
  1. Assist the Treasurer and carry out the Treasurer’s duties in his or her absence or inability to serve.
  2. Following his/her initial term of office, the Vice Treasurer shall automatically, and without a vote, fill the office of Treasurer for the following year.
  3. Perform such other duties as are pertinent to the office.
Classroom Spotlight
The first graders' field trip to the Newport Aquarium went swimmingly! It was fun, educational, and timely, given the completion of their sea animal project just last week!
"Speed soccer" in gym class! According to Mr. Schwab, second graders love it! It's fast, it has no breaks, and as soon as one team scores, the next person comes out. Thanks, Mr. Schwab, for keeping HPS students happy and active!