We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
*Happy Summer Break!*

June 1: Summer Scholars' Program Begins*
Upcoming Events
June 1: Start of the Summer Scholars' Program
June 15: Fall Sports Registration Closes
August 8, 6-8pm: New Family Social
August 8-12, 8am to 12pm: Kindergarten Jump Start (more details to come)
August 16, 5:30-7: Ice Cream Social
August 18: First Day of School for the 2022-2023 School Year

**Kindergarten Registration: Open & Ongoing**
Summer is Here! And the Sunset from this School Year is Beautiful!
Thank you parents, students, teachers, and staff for your joy, enthusiasm, generosity, and dedication! In this comeback year that started with masks and ended with smiles, you have advanced our school mission to develop compassionate, engaged students who are happy to be at school. You create and embody the positive, community-driven culture that distinguishes our Hyde Park School Community. Parents, your dedication to your children and to this great school is its lifeblood. And because of you, this community is not just excelling but is happy in the process of doing so. Thank you! Have the restful and joyful Summer that you have earned!
Thank You, Outgoing PTO President Jacquie Purcell!
For the past year, there has been an ever-present, always-reliable, and fiercely dedicated leader gracing nearly every aspect of Hyde Park School. Our outgoing PTO President Jacquie Purcell has tirelessly and happily devoted her time and effort to the school in both concrete and intangible ways. To name just a few among countless, she spearheaded the highest grossing Spring Celebration to date. She maintained a line of communication with the teachers and staff about their wish lists, which in turn often enabled the PTO to provide the teachers with extra resources to purchase additional supplies or programs to better engage and support our children. But even more so, her dedication and there-for-HPS-at-a-moment's notice mentality enhanced the unmatched, characteristic positive culture of HPS we all value so deeply. I am not joking when I say that she was working on a HPS PTO project while--literally--sitting on a ride at Disney World, the Happiest place on Earth!! What?? Who does that? Only Jacquie!! So it's more than obvious that we had the right woman for the job as PTO President at Happy Hyde Park School! Use your imagination for a moment, and in the Mickey Ears pic below, replace the Disney Castle with our beloved "H Castle" logo. That's the shirt an Etsy artist is creating for dear Jacquie. She was the Queen of our HPS Castle! Thank you, Jacquie! (Side note: Today's her Birthday!! HBD, JP!)
The City of Cincinnati is Hiring a Resource Coordinator/Community Liaison at HPS; the Application Process is Now Open
The City of Cincinnati, under the Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC) Department, is hiring a Resource Coordinator/Community Liaison at HPS. The position serves as a bridge between the public school system and the community and is classified as an administrative speciality/administrative technician position. The following link includes the application, as well as a detailed description of the position including salary, benefits, and necessary qualifications, skills, and abilities: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cincinnati/jobs/3558335/administrative-techniciancommunity-liasion-resource-coordinator.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) Has a Full Lineup of Summer Activities Including FREE Weekly Performances from June 1 to August 16!
Free Performances:
Join the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) for FREE Weekly Performances as follows all Summer long from June 1 to August 16, 2022:

Rhythm on the Plaza @ Clifton Plaza
Salsa, mambo, and more plus food from neighboring Mexican restaurants.
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (333 Ludlow Ave)
Wednesdays in the Woods
Local bands of every genre perform at the historic Burnet Woods Bandstand!
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Burnet Woods Dr)
Happy Hour @ U-Square
Bands and DJs perform outside on the square in partnership with nearby bars and restaurants.
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (263 Calhoun St)
Live at Lunch @ Short Vine
Pianists and buskers line Short Vine to liven up your Friday lunch hour.
Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (2717 Short Vine St)
Jazz Brunch @ Inwood Park
Enjoy delicious brunch bites from local food trucks while Jazz musicians perform live. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (104 Wellington Pl)
Sunday Showtime @ Hirsch Recreation Center
Family friendly theater and dance performances by local arts organizations.
Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (3630 Reading Rd)

Visit www.cliftonculturalarts.org/uptown-arts for more information.

Join CCAC for classes for children of all age ranges and families:

Evening Classes
Family Workshops

Visit www.cliftonculturalarts.org/classes/ccacmakes for more information.
Fall Sports Registration is Open Now Through June 15!
Fall Sports Registration is open now through June 15 at the following link: https://hydeparkschoolathletics.sportngin.com/register/form/251009471

Hyde Park School Athletics is focused on developing well-rounded student-athletes. HPS Athletics are committed to teaching the foundational elements of the sports included in each program while providing a safe and fun environment.
The Soccer program is open to Kindergarteners through 6th graders. Kindergarteners are encouraged to play in our Lollipop Division which includes one practice per week and no official games. All other soccer divisions should expect 2 practices per week and 1 or 2 games per weekend.
Volleyball is typically open to 3rd – 6th graders. Players can expect 2 practices per week and 1 or 2 games on the weekend.
Running Club is offered as an evening activity, one night per week for our Kindergartener – 2nd graders. This age group focuses on general running activity, including all-around exercise and games. Our 3rd – 6th graders are grouped separately and typically practice one night per week as well. The focus here is running and building up to longer distances. Practice locations may vary.
Anyone in need of an athletic scholarship, please contact Mike Brugh at: hps.athletics@outlook.com
HPS Summer Soccer Camp Registration is Open!
HPS Soccer Camp with Jack Herman is back! Once again Jack will be running our HPS, private camp to be held from August 8-12. Both half day and full day options are available ($109/$149). This is a well-run, informative and fun camp for kids of all ages (K-6). Spread the word and register now to reserve your spot!
Use the following link to register or find HPS Athletics on Facebook: https://hydeparkschoolathletics.sportngin.com/register/form/706826570 Questions? Please contact Mike Brugh at hps.athletics@outlook.com.
CRC Summer Camps Are Available for K to 6th Grade!
If you're in search of summer activities, look no further than CRC! Here is a list of their program options:

Soccer – South Avondale Elementary School – 636 Prospect Place, Cincinnati, OH 45229
June 6th – June 7th – June 8th – June 9th
K-2nd grade – 5:30 – 6:30 pm
3rd-6th grade – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Soccer – Clark Montessori High School – 3030 Erie Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208
June 13th – June 14th – June 15th – June 16th
K-2nd grade – 5:30 – 6:30 pm
3rd-6th grade – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Baseball & Softball – Reds Youth Academy – 2026 E. Seymour Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45237
June 20th – June 21st – June 22nd – June 23rd 
K-2nd grade – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (CO-ED GROUP – T-BALL/COACH PITCH - 1 GROUP)
3rd-6th grade – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (BASEBALL & SOFTBALL GROUP - 2 SEPARATE GROUPS)
Basketball – Withrow High School – 2294 Dana Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208
July 11th – July 12th – July 13th – July 14th
K-2nd grade – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
3rd-6th grade – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Basketball – Gamble Montessori High School – 3036 Werk Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45211
July 18th – July 19th – July 20th – July 21st
K-2nd grade – 5:30 pm– 6:30 pm
3rd-6th grade – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Flag Football – North Avondale Rec Center – 617 Clinton Springs Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229
July 25th – July 26th – July 27th – July 28th
3rd-6th grade – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Volleyball – North Avondale Rec Center – 617 Clinton Springs Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229
August 1st – August 2nd – August 3rd – August 4th
K-2nd grade – 5:30 pm– 6:30 pm
3rd-6th grade – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

STEP 1: Create an account with CRC – click link below to create account (If you already have a CRC account move to Step 2)

STEP 2: Click link below to register for 'Camps For Champs' sport camps:

STEP 3: Scroll to the BOTTOM of the page and select the sport camp/camps that you would like to register your child to participate in. Once all of camps you would like to sign up for have been selected, click the ‘Add to Cart’ Button at the bottom of the page to finalize your registration.

*Please complete Step 1 first as you are not able to register without a CRC account - If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Nialani Robinson at Nialani.Robinson@cincinnati-oh.gov.
Summer Camp Opportunity for 5th to 8th Graders this August
Kids4Peace Interfaith Harmony Camp will take place August 1st to 5th for current 5th to 8th Graders. Campers will visit a different location each day to learn about different faith traditions and cultures as a Christian, Muslim, Jew, and Baha'i. For details and registration visit k4p.org/cincycamp2022.
1st Day School Supply Kits for the 2022-2023 School Year Are On Sale Now!
Have you visited 1stdayschoolsupplies.com/ to purchase your child's back-to-school kit yet? 1st Day School Supplies helps parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the headache of shopping at busy stores... it's convenient, easy, and hassle free! Supply kits are delivered to the school with your child's name on it. It's easy for you, and makes it easy on the teachers to have the supplies well before the first day of school. Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands. You can get ahead of the game, and make your purchase right now, by clicking here.
NOW SHOWING: The 2022 HPS Talent Show!!
And 3...2...1... Here is the debut of the 2022 HPS Talent Show! Congratulations HPS Eagles! We're SO PROUD OF YOU!
HPS PTO Board Welcomes New & Returning Officers for the 2022-2023 School Year!
The HPS PTO Board held elections at last week's May 5 General Meeting and is pleased to welcome its new and returning officers for the 2022-2023 school year:

President: Ashley Hammond
Vice President: Hilary VanderMolen
Treasurer: Emily Ricciardi
Vice Treasurer: Kevin VanderMolen
Secretary: Michele Godsey
LSDMC Representatives: Ed Paff and Amy Lovelace
HPS Seeking Volunteers for the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Team (PBIS)
HPS is seeking two parent volunteers school wide to serve on the Positive Behavior Interventions & Support Team (PBIS). The committee meets once a month and is dedicated to promoting a positive culture at the school. This is an excellent opportunity to meet regularly with Principal Jill Sunderman to advance one of the most vital and fundamental aspirations of elementary school. If you're interested, please email Ally Kohler at kohlerb@cpsboe.k12.oh.us.
Kindergarten Info Night Follow-up: Links for Registration & More
After a successful Kindergarten Info Night, here are four important follow-up links:

2) Find the documents shared about a Day in the Life of a HPS Kindergartener here.

3) If you're in the incoming Kindergarten Community, please join the Incoming Kindergarten Facebook Group here.

4) Finally, please take a moment to fill out the Future Enrollment Survey here!
Get Your HPS Spirit Wear Anytime! Sales Now Open Year-Round
Do you keep missing the HPS Spirit Wear Sales? Do your kids outgrow their clothes every month? We've got you covered! Now you can buy HPS Spirit Wear anytime! Check out this link to the full catalogue of merchandise including short and long-sleeve t's, zip-ups, hoodies, trucker caps, beanies, and shorts in blue, white, gray, tie-dye, and camo.
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is Calling Your Name!
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is on sale, and it's calling your name! Everything is now only $5!! Click here to find the limited sizes and styles, still available now but not for long! Local orders from the vintage catalogue will be delivered to your child's homeroom. Please contact Leah Wyrabkiewicz (leahnally@yahoo.com) with any questions.
Follow HPS PTO on Instagram & Facebook
Make HPS PTO part of your daily feed on Instagram @HydeParkSchoolPTO and Facebook (facebook.com/HydeParkSchoolPTO). Just another way to make communicating ideas and keeping track of HPS events more convenient!
HPS PTO Linktree: The Link to All Links!
No more FOMO! This HPS PTO Linktree is the link to all important links! So if you'd rather have one link to check than many (hmmm, it's a real toss-up), just check this link: https://linktr.ee/hydeparkschoolpto.
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
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.
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!
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).