We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
Upcoming Important Dates  
4/19- @ 6-10pm Spring Celebration at the 20th Century Theatre! (Please join us! Buy your tickets now for $35 each; don't wait to pay $45 at the door! Click the link to see the latest newsletter about this event! See you there!)

Spring Concert Dates (all @6pm):
4/24 - 1st/2nd grade
4/25 - 3rd/4th grade
4/26 - 5th/6th grade
5/2 - Kindergarten

Talent Show Auditions (all @ 2:30 in the music room):
4/30 - Kindergarten-3rd Grade Talent Show Auditions
5/1- 4th-6th Grade Talent Show Auditions

5/1 @ 6pm in the gym- Rescheduled Hot Topic Discussion "Coping with Test Anxiety" (details below)

5/2 @ 8am - Elections for the 2018-19 PTO Board - SEE BELOW!

5/7-5/11 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (details below)

5/18 - HPS Field Day (Rain date - 5/22)
Volunteer Opportunities
Please consider volunteering for a PTO Officer position for the 2018-19 school year!

We want you! This is your opportunity to give back to Hyde Park School students and teachers.

***Actively searching for Vice President candidates* **

Click here to access a description of all positions.

I f you have an interest in one of the positions, please send an email to  president@hpspto.com  by April 28th. All candidates will be announced April 30th.

Staff Appreciation Week is May 7th - May 11th
We have the absolute best staff here at Hyde Park School and this is the week to show our appreciation! For all they do for our children, let's pitch in and make this a wonderful week full of our gratitude.

There are many ways you can participate and volunteer. Please follow the link to see how you can be a part of this week's events.

Monday May 7th- Continental Breakfast

We need lots of breakfast item donations to make this a success. Please use the below link to sign up to bring something in.

Tuesday May 8th- Flower Gifts

Bring in a bouquet to support our staff! Flowers and bouquet fillers are needed as donations from all our parents! Flower collection will take place the morning of Tuesday, May 8th at drop off. All donated flowers will be arranged into small bouquets and delivered to each staff member. 
The below signup link is for the resources to help collect flowers and create the flower arrangements out of the donations. We ask that all HPS families consider donating flowers. 

We are also requesting a call out for any unused and unwanted vases that people would like to donate for staff appreciation week. They can be dropped off to the office between now and Tuesday May 2nd by 8:15am.

Wednesday May 9th- Staff Luncheon

A PTO-sponsored catered lunch will be presented to all staff members. On this day, we will need a couple volunteers to help setup before the lunch and cleanup after the lunch. Dessert donations are also being requested. Time slots are listed on the link below. 

Upcoming Events
Learn to be a Pizza Chef with Mrs. Wineberg!

Mrs. Wineberg is hosting some pizza fun at Pizzeria Locale!

Saturday, April 28 from 10am-11am

$20, which includes a yummy homemade pizza lunch. (And remember, all funds raised go to the PTO for HPS programming, field trips, supplies, etc. etc. - all thanks to Mrs. Wineberg for donating this experience!)

Click this Eventbrite link to buy a "ticket" to this event!
STEAM Camp with Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Cassidy!

Calling all current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders ! Come enjoy a day of coding, 3D printing, programming robots, drone flying and, of course, PIZZA!!!! Spend the day working on your favorite STEAM activities from the year and learn some new ones, too!
Friday, June 1 from 9-3pm

Tickets are $50. (And remember, all funds raised go to the PTO for HPS programming, field trips, supplies, etc. etc. - all thanks to these two teachers for donating this experience!)

Buy tickets here:
Talent Show Auditions

Calling all students who want to dazzle the HPS community with their amazing talents!!!

Auditions will take place @ 2:30 after school in the music room (Mr. Messerly's Room).

Kindergarten-3rd Grade is on April 30th
4th-6th Grade is on May 1st

All students will need to be picked up following their auditions.
Hot Topic Discussion - Coping with Test Anxiety 
The new date is May 1  @ 6:00 pm in the gym.

Does your child get worried about standardized testing?
Would you like to support your child through the testing process in April?
Our mental health partner agency, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, will be providing an hour-long workshop for parents on the topic of test anxiety. The hour will be interactive, and participants will learn about the symptoms of test anxiety and how to empower yourself and your child to overcome this stress.
It will be led by Alison Savage, LPCC-S, who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents.  She has been with The Children’s Home for over 7 years and is currently the Clinical and Professional Development Supervisor.
Please join us on May 1 from 6:00-7:00 in our school gym.
Classroom Spotlight
Congratulations to the HPS Brain Bowl Members!
Hyde Park School Brain Bowl Members were the only team to be undefeated in the 2017-2018 regular season, with a record 10 teams playing in the Cincinnati Public Schools. HPS Team was proud to represent the School in the CPS Brain Bowl Tournament, with Walnut Hills HS Academic Team Members serving as mentors and team facilitators. Go Eagles!
The HPS DesignLAB elective had a wonderful field trip last week to see what happens in an architecture firm. Thanks to Stephanie Crockett and RWA Architects, Inc. for hosting the class!