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Upcoming Important Dates  
2/19 - No School

2/21 - International Night (details below)

2/28 - Currito Restaurant Night (details below)

3/1 - Parent-teacher conferences

5/18 - HPS Field Day
Upcoming Events
International Night is this Week! Fun Tees for Sale, too! 
Hola! Bonjour! Guten tag! Our third-annual International Night is coming up on Wednesday, February 21 from 6-8pm . You are all cordially invited to attend this fun-filled, delicious event! Please feel free to bring family, friends, and anyone looking to celebrate our school's diversity.

Additionally, the International Night team is selling the above "Group Hug" t-shirts to offset the cost of the night. The funds raised will enable them to continue to offer this event free of charge to the attendees, and will also help support the families that represent the countries. Click here to purchase one ($20)! Thanks for your support of this great night!

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Best ( besttin@cps-k12.org).
School Spirit Tastes Great! Restaurant Night at CURRITO! 

Eat at Currito on Wednesday, February 28 and support Hyde Park School! 

Plan to grab food or dine in at the Hyde Park location (3654 Edwards Rd.) between 11AM - 10PM. They will donate 20% of the proceeds to the PTO! Thank you!
  The First Teacher Experience is Available! The Amazing Race!

Calling all 3rd through 6th graders ! Join your HPS friends and some of your favorite teachers (pictured above) for a day of adventure, competition, and Amazing Race fun!
Teams of four (2 sets of pairs) will compete against one another in a variety of challenges around Hyde Park and Oakley. Each team will have the opportunity to complete 12 challenges (examples from last year are pictured above), and then everyone will meet for lunch.

Saturday, April 14 from 10am-1pm
Each racer will need to choose a teammate and then register together with ONE sign-up . Cost is $40 per person ($80 for each student teammate pair).

Sign up and get more details by clicking here:
Volunteer Opportunities
Food Collection for the Spring Teacher Conferences
Teacher conferences are being held on 3/1 and we’d like to show our appreciation by providing light snacks to keep them going during the late hours! PTO will cater a lunch for the staff, but we’re asking for donations of food items to keep in the teacher’s lounge throughout the day. Please do your part to brighten a teacher’s day. Sign up with the following link:

Sports Highlight
Baseball Registration
HPS is excited to have baseball teams this spring at the tee-ball, coach-pitch and 8U and 9U levels. There are still a few spots open, and we want you on the team! 

Register NOW through Sunday, February 25 at  http://sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool . Go Eagles!
General Announcements
HPSCPY Musical Playground Installation
Elective Materials Needed

We are pleased to announce that HPS will be partnering with ArtsWave and Melodic Connections to add a “musical playground” to our HPSCPY project! Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Messerly are teaching an elective to grades 3-6 that, in partnership with these groups, will be designing the installation. To help the students construct their designs, we are seeking the following materials, which we hope you may have lying around your garage or basement:

  1. PVC pipe (any & all sizes)
  2. wood scraps (all sizes & types)
  3. buckets any sizes
  4. rope
  5. soup cans
  6. soda cans
  7. wooden dowels
  8. old tools (any & all types)
  9. keys of all sizes & shapes (chimes)

Items can be sent in with your child, dropped off in the office, or dropped off in Mrs. Hughes’ room. Thank you!