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Upcoming Events
Monday October 5, 6:30pm: CPS School Board Business Meeting (available to Live Stream)
October 14, 4-8pm: HPS Restaurant Night at Chipotle! (3725 Paxton Ave.)
October 19-Nov. 6: HPS Annual Read-a-Thon!
CPS School Board Business Meeting: TOMORROW October 5, 6:30 PM, Available to Live Stream
To live stream the CPS School Board's Business Meeting that takes place TOMORROW, Monday October 5 at 6:30 pm, please click here and follow the listed instructions. The Board will discuss the decision to remain in remote learning and possible plans for the District going forward.
Bucket Ticket Winners Score LaRosa's Coupons!
Congratulations to this week's Bucket Ticket Winners who will be receiving a coupon to LaRosa's via mail!
Kindergarten: Gabriella K., Saanvi P., Holland W., Jude B.;
1st Grade: Toby W., Mary L., Henry A.;
2nd Grade: Henry W., Averianna G., Ajay H., Holden R., Cyvana B.;
3rd Grade: Maribelle B., Justine L., Glady C., Mar'Kash H., Marlon H.; 
4th Grade: Mariah H., Maria M., Zach D.;
5th Grade: Eva J., Luci W., Jayda B.;
6th Grade: Eily H., Fiona M., David W.
HPS Restaurant Night: October 14 at Chipotle!
The next HPS Restaurant Night is Wednesday October 14 from 4-8pm at Chipotle located at 3725 Paxton Ave. This is a key fundraising opportunity as Chipotle generously donates 33% of all sales attributed to the Hyde Park School. So share this link on social media, and plan to eat at Chipotle a time or two on October 14.

To have your order counted as part of the fundraiser: (1) bring a printed copy of this fundraising flyer and show it to your cashier before paying; (2) open the link to the fundraising flyer on your phone and show it to your cashier before paying; or (3) order online FOR PICKUP ONLY using Promo Code J26R2ZM on the Chipotle app or website. PLEASE NOTE: fundraiser online ordering is ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR PICKUP ORDERS from 4 to 8 pm on October 14. DELIVERY ORDERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
HPS Athletics: Foam Finger Fridays are Back!
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.
New Extracurricular Offerings from SkoolAid!
HPS is happy to announce four new extracurricular program offerings from SkoolAid with classes beginning October 6:
  • Fun & Fit: this class teaches the basics of fitness and nutrition education through cardio-vascular and aerobic game playing.
  • Passport to the World: students will "visit" various countries, exploring different cultures through hands-on activities such as listening to traditional music, learning dances, speaking different languages, making indigenous crafts, and learning new sports or games.
  • Kids' Yoga: students will calm their thoughts, sharpen their mental muscles, and strengthen their bodies. This kids' yoga class is designed as an outlet to release energy, practice natural focus, and help kids become more in touch with their creative selves; and
  • Video Game Design On-Demand: students will create their own 2D platforming video game using beginner-friendly game design software, all while learning how to make the kind of logistical statements that form the foundations of software code.
Please check out the HPS Program link from SkoolAid for more information and to register.
Visit the HPS extracurriculars website for more information about other program offerings from Karate to STEAM to Art, Spanish, and more!
Girl Scouts: Virtual Robot Building Party THIS WEEK!
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
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! Additional easy ways to earn HPS money, with little to no extra effort, can be found in the last section of this Newsletter.
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).