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**PTO General Meeting, Wednesday Sept. 30**
Upcoming Events
Monday September 28: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Wednesday September 30, 7:30pm: PTO General Meeting; join via Google Meets (Details below)
October 5: Start of Hybrid School Schedule for Grades K-2 (Virtual Day for All Students)
October 6: First Day of In-Person School for Group A, Grades K-2
October 8: First Day of In-Person School for Group B, Grades K-2
October 12: Start of Hybrid School Schedule for Grades 3-6 (Virtual Day for All Students)
October 13: First Day of In-Person School for Group A, Grades 3-6
October 14, 4-8pm: HPS Restaurant Night at Chipotle! (3725 Paxton Ave.)
October 15: First Day of In-Person School for Group B, Grades 3-6
October 19-Nov. 6: HPS Annual Read-a-Thon!
HPS PTO General Meeting: THIS WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30 at 7:30 pm, Open to All, Join via Google Meets
The HPS PTO will hold its next General Meeting THIS WEDNESDAY September 30 at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to join this virtual meeting via Google Meets by following this link https://meet.google.com/dyb-jasg-vzc. Much of the agenda is devoted to discussing and answering questions about HPS's reopening procedures in the hybrid schedule that begins for Grades K-2 on October 5 and Grades 3-6 on October 12.
Overview of Reopening Procedures in Hybrid Plan with More Info to Come
HPS Administrators, teachers, and staff are meeting tomorrow September 28 to prepare for reopening in-person school so more details are still to come. But here is an overview of some reopening procedures and logistics:
  • The Hybrid Schedule begins October 5 for Grades K-2 and October 12 for Grades 3-6.
  • Mondays are Virtual for all students in all grades in the Hybrid Schedule.
  • October 6 is the first day of in-person school for Group A, Grades K-2; Group A students will be in-person every Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • October 8 is the first day of in-person school for Group B, Grades K-2; Group B students will be in-person every Thursday and Friday.
  • October 13 is the first day of in-person school for Group A, Grades 3-6; Group A students will be in-person every Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • October 15 is the first day of in-person school for Group B, Grades 3-6; Group B students will be in-person every Thursday and Friday.
  • When students come to school for in-person days, the building will open for students beginning at 7:40 am. This is a change from last year. We will stagger arrivals and dismissals and communicate specifics on Monday, September 28. 
  • Not listed on our original supply list in the spring, please make sure that your child has a pencil case to safely keep personal supplies in the classroom.
  • We strongly recommend each child brings a full water bottle (labeled with their name) to school each day, to eliminate the need to be in the halls filling them from our one water bottle dispenser. All other drinking fountains will be shut off.
  • Free breakfast is available to all students from 7:40 – 8:10 am with daily pick up from the kiosk outside the cafeteria and eaten in the classroom. 
  • There will be no after school extra-curricular activities the first semester.
  • Bus Riders: the Transportation Department sent out bus route postcards this week. Please contact them at 363-7433 with any questions.
  • There will be limited after school care at HPS and on-site all day care at the Rec Center: Contact Oakley Recreation Center at 513-321-9320.
  • Hyde Park School will continue its partnership with Children’s Home, now known as Best Point Behavioral Health. They will offer onsite counseling services. 

New Extracurricular Offerings from SkoolAid!
HPS is happy to announce four new extracurricular program offerings from SkoolAid with classes beginning October 6:
  • Fun & Fit: this class teaches the basics of fitness and nutrition education through cardio-vascular and aerobic game playing.
  • Passport to the World: students will "visit" various countries, exploring different cultures through hands-on activities such as listening to traditional music, learning dances, speaking different languages, making indigenous crafts, and learning new sports or games.
  • Kids' Yoga: students will calm their thoughts, sharpen their mental muscles, and strengthen their bodies. This kids' yoga class is designed as an outlet to release energy, practice natural focus, and help kids become more in touch with their creative selves; and
  • Video Game Design On-Demand: students will create their own 2D platforming video game using beginner-friendly game design software, all while learning how to make the kind of logistical statements that form the foundations of software code.
Please check out the HPS Program link from SkoolAid for more information and to register.
Visit the HPS extracurriculars website for more information about other program offerings from Karate to STEAM to Art, Spanish, and more!
HPS Athletics: Eagles of the Week is Returning THIS FRIDAY October 2! Submit Your Nominations!
Eagle of the Week is back in action! Just email (michaelbrugh@outlook.com), text, or Facebook Message Mike Brugh your nomination for Eagle of the Week by providing the athlete's name and a brief write-up explaining the reason for your nomination. This is not about the best player. That certainly can be a factor, but we are looking for sportsmanship, effort, teamwork, and that extra hustle. Coaches, parents, and players can nominate. The polls are open, winners announced every Friday on Facebook and highlighted in the HPS PTO Weekly Newsletter! The first winner will be announced this Friday October 2!
Call for Materials, Building Expertise, & Human Power to Prepare Classrooms for Reopening
In efforts to prepare classrooms for reopening with as many health and safety measures in place as possible, HPS is seeking materials, building expertise, and human power to create plexiglass barriers for indoor classrooms and to assemble picnic tables for outdoor eating and/or outdoor classrooms.

These efforts are all self-funded by the HPS PTO, so we are seeking to be cost-efficient by surveying our community for connections, resources, and assistance in this endeavor before resorting to costly prebuilt dividers. If you have a source for raw materials in bulk for plexiglass barriers like those seen in the pictures below; if you happen to be the handy type with the know-how to build such structures; or if you can volunteer some time to assemble, we could use your help! Please contact president@hydeparkschoolpto.org if you have a source for materials, could help build dividers, or assemble picnic tables. Thank you!
Girl Scouts: Virtual Robot Building Party!
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is offering FREE virtual Robot Building Parties for girls and their families. Families can choose to participate via ZOOM on either October 6 or October 8 at 6:30 pm. If you would like to participate, search for Hyde Park Elementary at gswo.org and click "Find a Party." Parents and caregivers are invited too! Learning about forming troops and how to volunteer.
COVID-19 has impacted just about every part of our lives, but Girl Scouts is still here adapting our programs to the current situation while still providing excellent opportunities for girls that build courage, confidence, and character. Please contact Claire Linepensel at 513.619.1394 or clairlinepensel@gswo.org with any questions.
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.
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
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! Additional easy ways to earn HPS money, with little to no extra effort, can be found in the last section of this Newsletter.
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”.
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).