We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
*Happy Easter! No School Tomorrow;
Classes Resume Tuesday, April 6*

*HPS PTO General Meeting: Thursday April 8, 7:30 pm*
Upcoming Events
March 29- April 7: HPS Spirit Wear Sale
April 5: No School for Students
April 8, 7:30pm: HPS PTO General Meeting via Google Meets
April 13: HPS Restaurant Night at Chipotle on Paxton Ave. from 4-8pm
April 22-24: HPS Virtual Spring Celebration 2021!
The Spring HPS Spirit Wear Sale Continues Through April 7!
The Spring HPS Spirit Wear Sale continues through this Wednesday, April 7. Orders will be delivered to your child at school or to your porch the week of April 19. Peruse the Koch Sporting Goods website to see all the choices, and get ready to make your Spring wardrobe on point, HPS style. Though you can order all year long, HPS PTO will receive a portion of all sales placed during the sale window. Please contact the Spirit Wear Coordinator Leah Wyrabkiewicz with any questions.
Thank You for the Beautiful & Plentiful Picnic Tables!
Picnic tables galore! A big thank you to our HPS Families and the Oakley Community Council for our bounty of picnic tables! Eating outside for picnic lunches is a highlight for the students. Your generous gift will add joy to HPS for years to come, even when we have blown COVID-19 a socially-distanced kiss goodbye. Thank you!
HPS PTO General Meeting: This Thursday, April 8 at 7:30pm via Google Meets.
Join us this Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 pm via Google Meets for the next HPS PTO General Meeting. Here is the link to log in: https://meet.google.com/jvd-cgvw-wdi. Please note the change in day to Thursday from Wednesday due to soccer practices.
Seeking Pictures for the Spring Celebration Video!
Show Mrs. Hughes some love as she prepares the beloved Spring Celebration Video! Upload pictures from this school year to the following google drive link--she's running low on selection, and all of our students need to shine! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17F1ymfEMYseRjDvEG-OhWOmlyOVzdMpC?usp=sharing
Seeking Clorox Disinfecting Wipes!
The staff ever-diligent with the COVID-19 health and safety protocol, HPS is close to exhausting its supply of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes! If you're out and about and are in the position to buy some extra, the HPS staff would greatly appreciate your donation, which you can drop off to the Main Office or in the car rider line in the mornings. Thank you for your support!
Save the Date: HPS Restaurant Night at Chipotle, Tuesday April 13 from 4-8 pm.
The next HPS Restaurant Night will take place at Chipotle on Paxton Ave. on Tuesday April 13 from 4-8 pm. Chipotle will donate 33% of all proceeds to the HPS PTO so save the date for this crowd-favorite restaurant night!
The Spring Celebration is Set for April 22-24: Consider a "Family Sponsorship" of our Largest Fundraiser!
Hyde Park School will be hosting our 9th Annual Spring Celebration as a virtual event taking place on April 22-24. This event is our largest fundraiser, and it provides an opportunity for HPS families, staff, and community supporters to celebrate our successful and growing school. At Hyde Park School, we are proud to provide a personalized learning environment that supports academic achievement and social-emotional development for children in grades K-6. We are proud to serve nearly 550 students primarily from the Hyde Park and Oakley neighborhoods.

We invite your family or business to participate as an event sponsor. Your contribution will help our PTO bridge the Cincinnati Public School funding gap by covering the costs of field trips, classroom supplies, technology upgrades, and enrichment opportunities for our students. By making a donation, you will also receive recognition in all Spring Celebration communications and enjoy the amenities our sponsor packages have to offer. If you are donating as a family, don’t forget to check with your employer as many companies have matching programs. The HPS PTO is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. Sponsors will be provided with a donation acknowledgment for their records. Thank you in advance for your support! Visit the Spring Celebration website here to see the levels of sponsorship available.
1st Day School Supply Kits for the 2021-2022 School Year are On Sale Now!
It's hard to think about school supply shopping; it seems to always creep up on you! That's why we're excited to announce our continuing partnership with 1st Day School Supplies! This year, 1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the headache of shopping at busy stores. 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy, and hassle free! Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands, including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Lysol. Why not check school supply shopping off your list now? You can get ahead of the game, and make your purchase right now, by clicking this link: https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=81412. Happy Shopping!
Kindergarten Info Night Follow-up: 5-Day In-Person Learning Plans Announced for Spring & Fall; Links for Registration, & More
With Hyde Park School (and all Cincinnati Public Schools) having announced its return to 5-day in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, with the option for 5-day distance learning, now is the time to enroll for Kindergarten. For more information about CPS's plans for the return to 5-Day In-Person Learning for the 2021-22 School year, please click here.

Here are four additional follow-up links from Kindergarten Information Night:
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!
HPS Athletics Update: Bring on the Spring Sports!
Baseball/Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Running Club, Lacrosse, and Flag Football are in full swing! Stay tuned for more Spring Sports news and broadcasts from News Channel 10 and the first-ever HPS Broadcast Crew. Please email Mike Brugh at michaelbrugh@outlook.com with any questions. Go Eagles!
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is Calling Your Name!
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear by our spirit wear partner, Koch Sporting Goods, is on sale, and it's calling your name!
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 porch free of charge.
And while you're at it, check out the expanded assortment of high-quality HPS Spirit Wear, shoppable year-round. Purchases outside official spirit wear sale windows can always be shipped directly to your home or picked up at Koch's for no charge. A portion of all sales directly benefits HPS PTO. Please contact Leah Wyrabkiewicz (leahnally@yahoo.com) with any questions.
CPS Launches Possip Surveys Asking for Parent Feedback
Cincinnati Public Schools has launched a new program that will give parents a chance to submit feedback regarding their child's school on a weekly basis. It is their hope that the use of this program will further support student learning across the district. Please be on the lookout for emails referencing a Possip survey. You can follow this link and get a preview of what Possip is all about: https://possip.com/welcome-cps-families/
Future Enrollment Survey
We are collecting data for future Kindergarten enrollment at Hyde Park School. Please fill out this Google form if you are planning to send your child/children to HPS in the coming years. This includes families who already have children enrolled but will have additional siblings entering the school soon. Please help us spread the word!
Join the Hyde Park Athletics Boosters and get your very own, highly-coveted, blue foam finger! Then, there's more! With foam finger in hand, remove the foam finger from your hand every Friday and place it in a window of your house for Foam Finger Friday. Every Friday, neighborhood drive-throughs will take place noting addresses where Hyde Park Athletic Foam Fingers have been spotted. All those addresses will be eligible for a weekly prize drawing.

By becoming a Booster Club member, you are directly contributing to the support and growth of the HPS athletic programs. Hyde Park Athletics are privately funded, and your annual membership will be used to reduce the overall registration cost of these programs, fund new programs not currently available, and ensure that our student athletes have the appropriate equipment and facilities to compete effectively.

Please visit the Hyde Park Athletics website for more information or contact Mike Brugh at michaelbrugh@outlook.com with any questions.
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!
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. Register online at www.remkes.com and select “Hyde Park School PTO”.
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