We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
*Make sure to read the Read-A-Thon Welcome Packet sent home in your child's Team Folder on Friday*
Upcoming Events

Fri. Oct 4 - Tues. Oct 22: Read-A-Thon
Mon. Oct 14 - Fri. Oct 18: Joseph Beth Book Fair
Wed. Oct 16: Chipotle Restaurant Night
Mon. Oct 21: NO SCHOOL (Conferences Comp Day)
Sat. Nov 2: Pumpkin Chuck (They're coming...) #smash
HPS Read-A-Thon (Oct 4 - Oct 22)

Make sure to read the Welcome Packet that was sent home on Friday in your child's Read-A-Thon Team Folder. This week please help your child set reading goals, gather sponsors, and START READING!

*Prizes will be awarded for the team with the highest amount of minutes read, the team with the highest average of minutes read per student, as well as the top reader in each homeroom.*

More Read-A-Thon information can be found here.
Joseph Beth Book Fair

In your child's Read-a-Thon folder, you may have noticed a flyer for the Joseph Beth Book Fair. This year the book fair will be held from October 14th- October 18th in the school's gym. Your child will get the opportunity to purchase books during the day with their class, but please look to next week's newsletter for additional times that you and your family can shop and support the school!
Extracurricular Activities

**Futsal Information Coming Soon**

. *NEW* Cooking Club is offering two new 5 week sessions: a new class for grades K-2 on Thursdays beginning 10/17 from 3:30-4:30 and a new class for grades 3-4 on Mondays beginning on 10/14 from 2:15-3:15. Registration links are available on the PTO website:

Questions? Contact Dawn Wolfe at ec@hydeparkschoolpto.org
Thank You!
Thanks to  Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore  for bringing New York Times Best-Selling Author  Sherri Duskey Rinker  to our school this past Friday morning. She shared many stories with the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes and read through her new book, "Three Cheers for Kid McGear".
Pumpkin Chuck- Saturday 11/2/19

Check out our new Pumpkin Chuck Countdown - it will tell you exactly how much longer you have to wait for Pumpkin Chuck 2019... down to the SECOND! You can also find shirts for the whole family... T-shirt orders are due on Thursday October 10th !

Remember that every child gets Pumpkin Chuck game tickets simply by turning in their Read-A-Thon reading logs and team folders!

Click here to see all of the available ways that you can volunteer to help to make this the most successful Pumpkin Chuck yet! There are LOTS of jobs and time slots available.
Chipotle Restaurant Night- Wed. Oct 16th

Mark your calendars now to visit the Chipotle at 3725 Paxton Ave. o n October 16th between 4pm-8pm . Simply show them this flyer or tell the cashier you'd like to support Hyde Park School and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the PTO.
Second Grade Cross Over

Volunteers are needed to help with the cross over to the bank each morning and afternoon. If you can help, please sign up here:

New Way to Help HPS-
Gift Card Donation

Do you have a drawer full of unused gift cards? Donate them here! The Hyde Park School PTO is now accepting gift cards as donations in addition to other payment forms. We accept new or partially-used gift cards. Just enter your card info to check the gift card balance and submit your donation.  https://www.braandz.net/#/give/YfFqlCiA  

The PTO Website is also updated with this information:  https://www.hydeparkschoolpto.org/rewards-program/ )
Sports Spotlight

Booster Membership

Help us, help you! We are driving to 200 Booster Members this year and have some work ahead of us. If we can reach 125 members by Sunday, October 13 th …every sports team will receive a pizza party during practice, hand delivered by a Booster Board Member. Register now  https://www.hydeparkschoolathletics.org/
Eagles of the Week- Ginger Stautberg and Keira Wasson
This week we recognize not one, but two awesome Eagles. Ginger Stautberg and Keira Wasson! Despite the sweltering, 90 degree heat and late Sunday game, both Ginger and Keira had positive attitudes, never stopped attacking the ball, and helped their teammates and coaches in every way possible. Whenever the coaches asked, "I need you to play such-and-such position...can you do that?" the answer was an enthusiastic and confident "Yes!" Keira helped her coach by patiently and humorously pointing out her name being misspelled on the lineup - Coach Mucha will never forget that it's "e" before "i!" Keira and Ginger communicated to their teammates on the field and helped them get in good positions. They both attacked the ball and kept the opposing team on the defensive. Ginger and Keira have led by example at practice and in games all season. We are proud to call them Eagles

Simply email  hps.athletics@outlook.com  by Thursday afternoon with your Eagle of the Week submissions.
PTO Meeting Minutes

The minutes of Wednesday's PTO General Assembly Meeting are now online for those of you who couldn't make it to the meeting. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have.

Fundraising Opportunities

T here are several SUPER EASY ways to earn money for our school.

When you download the NEW and improved Box Tops App, you’ll be able to scan your receipt, instantly identify Box Tops products and automatically add cash to our school’s earnings online. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. This may not sound like much, but it adds up to hundreds of dollars!

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. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to  smile.amazon.com  from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to  smile.amazon.com  to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Purchases through the mobile app and amazon.com do not qualify. Please choose Hyde Park School PTO Inc. as your recipient.

You can now support Hyde Park School PTO Inc. in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
3. Follow the in-app instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions:  https://smile.amazon.com/b…
AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify AmazonSmile charities when it becomes available.

Earn 4% of your purchase for Hyde Park School. Don't worry... you still keep all of your points.

*You must have a Kroger Plus Card to register. If you don’t have a card you can get one at the customer service desk at any Kroger store.
1) Register online at  www.krogercommunityrewards.com
2) Click on Sign In (if you are a new online customer, click “Create an Account”, make sure you have your Kroger Plus Card)
3) From a newly created or existing account, click on “My Account”, then “Account Settings” and then click on “Community Rewards” information and search for “Hyde Park School”.
4) Select “Hyde Park School PTO Inc” from the list.

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.
1) Register online at  www.remkes.com
2) Go to My Account in the top right corner of the page (or create an account if you don’t have one already, entering your Remke card number and pertinent personal info).
3) In the drop-down menu labeled “Caring Neighbor”, select “Hyde Park School PTO”.
4) Click “Update”
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to  president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).