We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
Happy HPS Wishes You a Happy Summer!

Thank you parents, teachers, staff, and students for a wonderful year of learning, fun, and friendship; creativity, adaptation, and resilience. You have been challenged and have gracefully risen to the occasion. You have come together with a willing, compassionate, and supportive attitude driven to achieve the school's goals while ensuring that our children remain the top priority. You have shown what it means to be a Happy Hyde Park Eagle. You are appreciated! We wish you a very happy, safe, and enjoyable summer! To those of you leaving us for new places or moving on to higher grades, we wish you all the best. You're always part of the HPS community.
Bidding Ends TONIGHT!! 6th Grade Art: Chasing Rainbows on Auction

Don't miss your chance to bid! Bidding on this beautiful student art ends TONIGHT at 10 pm! https://event.gives/hpspto20/items/114011

Sixth graders tried their hand at needlepoint embroidery, specifically with a technique called bargello which consists of upright flat stitches. Students sketched various patterns before recreating the design on the plastic canvas squares, which were then pieced together for this happy and colorful rainbow wall hanging! The piece measures approximately 2 feet by 3 feet.

*Unfortunately, the students were not able to complete their square due to the school’s closing, but the Spring Celebration Art Co-Chair, Emily Danner, has finished them up! She used the students’ sketches to complete the desired patterns. Thanks for the hard work, Emily! https://event.gives/hpspto20/items/114011
Discover Summer at the Public Library

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County invites families to  Discover Summer  and embark on a summer learning journey! Participation in the Library's summer program is open to kids of all ages and is completely free! No Library card is required. There are several ways to participate:
 
Youth and families may visit Library locations this summer to collect a free book to keep and an activity booklet. These activity booklets will be your guide to summer learning, containing ideas and inspiration for things you can do at home to keep your brains engaged all summer. Booklets will be available for youth based on age range, so every kid will have access to developmentally appropriate brain fuel.

The library is excited to be providing a summer learning app this summer to complement the activity booklets. The app will give you the opportunity to Discover Summer in a whole new way, track your time spent reading or learning, write book reviews for your neighbors, and earn badges based on how active you've been! The Library is looking forward to connecting with you soon in the digital world.

The Library continues to offer high-quality programs for all ages in the digital world. Check out the  calendar   for all of the opportunities to connect with others. Be sure to follow the Library on  Facebook  and subscribe on  YouTube  to receive the latest updates!

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is committed to continuing to offer free summer meals for all youth ages 0-18 through a federally funded program.  Visit the Library meals page  for the most current information on meal pickup sites and which Library locations are currently participating. This information is subject to change, so please check back regularly.
 
We miss you! Join in the conversation online--share pictures and videos of your summer experience with the library on social media tag @CincyLibrary, #CincyLibrary or #DiscoverSummer.
 
Research shows  that kids who don't practice reading and math skills over the summer experience a summer slide, where they lose some of the progress they made during the school year. Now more than ever, it is important to help kids keep their skills sharp. Your Library is committed to providing you tools to keep kids learning over the summer, and better yet, make summer learning fun!
Cincinnati Public Schools: Monitoring the Situation Through Summer

Parents are encouraged to continue to monitor the district’s website for more information and updates,  cps-K12.org .
Helping those in Need: COVID-19 Relief Continues Throughout Summer
Thanks so much for all of your giving towards our Hyde Park School COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fundraising and assistance will continue through the summer months.

We've raised over $3400 and have been able to help 24 families so far using $2850 of the funds raised! For several families with sudden income loss, we've helped provide groceries to bridge the gap until longer term assistance was available. Through your generosity, we are also helping many families get necessities that aren't provided through other assistance programs (like laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc). 

The fund currently has about $550 remaining and is growing with every donation. We will continue to track families in need throughout the summer. If your family is in need, please contact Jill Sunderman at  sundeji@cpsboe.k12.oh.us or your child's homeroom teacher. 

If you'd like to give any amount toward this fund, go to  hydeparkschoolpto.org/help   to donate. We are happy and humbled that our Eagle family can be in this together! 
1st Day School Supplies
We know it's hard to think about school supply shopping, especially right now. However, this year, 1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without having to go to any stores.

They have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox. So, with all the uncertainty, why not check school supply shopping off your list. You can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link: http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=81412
Yearbooks: Coming...but Delayed
The yearbook shipment is currently delayed. Unfortunately we do not have an expected delivery date at this time. Once the yearbooks are delivered, we will communicate how they will be distributed.
HPS Eagles Sports
At this point, all spring athletic activities are now officially cancelled. As previously stated, we are evaluating our options to issue refunds and/or credits for your registration fees. Please keep in mind that in a normal world, fall sport registration would be opening in the next 2 – 3 weeks; obviously adding another layer of complexity. As soon as we establish a process for spring registration refunds/credits and a plan for potential fall sport registrations we will let you know. Thank you for your patience!
Hyde Park School Community Play Yard Closure!
ATTENTION: for the safety of our community & to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Hyde Park School Community Play Yard is CLOSED until further notice! Following Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home Order, Cincinnati Parks is closing all playgrounds and play equipment throughout the city, and Hyde Park School feels it best to follow suit. Thank you for your understanding.
Fight With Gina

A member of the HPS family needs our help fighting cancer. We would like to make this fight as easy as possible on the family. As little or as much as you can give will be put to use to keep this family comfortable during the fight of their life. The GoFundMe page can be found here .
Fundraising Opportunities

There are several SUPER EASY ways to earn money for our school. Additional information can be found on our website .

MABEL'S LABELS
These waterproof, personalized labels go safely in the laundry, dishwasher, and microwave. They are perfect for all of your belongings – from water bottles to coats to lunchboxes and more. Labeling everything is a great way to keep items out of the lost and found! They even have address labels and cute holiday items. To start shopping, go to  campaigns.mabelslabels.com  and choose “Hyde Park School PTO (Cincinnati)” 20% of every sale will be donated to HPS!

SHUTTERFLY
We have teamed up with the Shutterfly school fundraising program! Simply place an order using our link  http://hpspto.shutterflystorefront.com  and Shutterfly will donate a percentage of each sale. You are still able to use any coupons or promo codes as you normally would! Great for extra school pictures, gifts, invitations, holiday cards, and more!

BOX TOPS
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!

AMAZON
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.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
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.

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.
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”

GIFT CARD DONATIONS
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  
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to  president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).