We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
Upcoming Important Dates  
2/18 - HPS family bowling afternoon

2/18 - Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance (details below)

2/19 - No School

2/21 - International Night (details below)

2/28 - Currito Restaurant Night (details below)

3/1 - Parent-teacher conferences

4/19 from 6-10pm - Spring Celebration at the 20th Century Theatre!
Upcoming Events
International Night is Coming Up! 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 5th-annual Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance @ the 20th Century Theatre is soon! 
Sunday, February 18th, 2018 .
2 sessions to choose from: 4:30-6p & 7-8:30p.
And, just a reminder that HPS has no school on Monday, February 19, in case you thought the later session might be too late! :)
Visit  www.oakleynow.com/ddd  for more information and to purchase tickets.

Proceeds benefit the Oakley Commuity Council and the Hyde Park School PTO.
Save the Date for Field Day 2018: May 18!

We rely on the generosity of our parent volunteers to make this a day a huge success for all our HPS students! Information about volunteer shifts will be forthcoming, but save the date now! Volunteers for K-2 will be the AM shift, and 3rd-6th volunteers will be the PM shift. Thank you!
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:

The Daddy Daughter Dance Needs Volunteers!
The Daddy Daughter Dance is in need of some volunteers on February 18 (both day and night options) to make this event memorable and fun! Would you consider helping? Some of the proceeds go to the HPS PTO. THANK YOU!

Click on the following link to volunteer. A few job descriptions are listed below, so you know what you're signing up for :).

  • Decor: assist with placing decorations, blowing up balloons and general room prep

  • Check in/check out: work the ticket counter, check in attendees, assist in the photo line, help with providing gifts

  • Food: place catered food out onto tables and make sure bowls/dishes stay filled

  • Restroom Attendant: assist smaller kids with the restroom

  • Clean up: help with turning over the space for the second dance; assist the 20th Century Theatre staff with cleaning at the end of the evening
Sports Highlight
Sign up for the HPS Soccer Summer Camp with Jack Hermans
August 6-10, 2018 
9 AM-12 PM or 9 AM-3 PM. 
Fairfax Rec Fields 

Sign up here:
General Announcements
2/7 PTO Meeting Notes
Because school was cancelled on Wednesday, the PTO meeting was also cancelled. Click here if you'd like to take a look at the meeting agenda/notes. Our next meeting will be March 7 at 8am.
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!