We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
Upcoming Events  
  • 8/16 Wednesday, First Day of School (7:15 a.m. cafeteria doors open for free breakfast, 7:30 a.m. main doors open, 7:45 a.m. school starts)
       
  • 8/16 Kindergarten Coffee 8:00 a.m. @ Hyde Perk Coffee 3664 Edwards Road, 45208
Current Volunteer Opportunities 
HPS Math Club (4th-6th Graders) Needs You

Do you and/or your child love math, solving problems, finding creative solutions and working on a team? If yes, then we'd love you to consider being the parent leader of Math Club. It runs Oct - March leveraging  MOEMS  and  Math Counts  materials that are prepared for you. Our previous parent leader has a son who graduated from HPS last year. She has everything organized for someone to easily take it over. Last year was the first year, so we'd like to keep the momentum going! The team can meet any day that works for you after school. If interested, please contact Ashley Tolokonsky at  ashleymat@yahoo.com . Thanks for considering!
Library Volunteers 

Did you know that the HPS library is staffed by parent volunteers before school starts every morning? Our library, located on the first floor, is completely parent-run. It is open to all children during the morning drop-off period. Our greatest need is for parent volunteers who can help children check out books during that window. To volunteer, you should be able to commit to being there one morning a week from about 7:20 to 8:00am. It helps if you like both children and books, but you don't need to have any special background - we use a simple computerized checkout system and will train volunteers. If you're not able to commit to a morning shift, we can still sometimes use volunteers who have daytime flexibility for special projects like adding new books to the collection and doing inventory. If you're interested in becoming a library volunteer, please contact Maggie Mucha at  maggiemucha@gmail.com .
Classroom Coordinators 

Now that class lists have been distributed we are looking to fill the roles for Classroom Coordinators with our Parents/Grandparents/Friends/Etc. Ideally there will be two volunteers in each class to share in the following responsibilities;  Aid the teacher with communications out to parents, organize class parties, collect funds if a classroom group gift is purchased, and collect raffle basket donations for Spring Celebration in May.   

Our Classroom Coordinator Lead, Adaire Hiestand, will be available throughout the year to answer questions and provide guidance. Those who are first timer's at volunteering for this role please know you will not be alone! Volunteers please e-mail Adaire with your name, email address, teacher's name, and grade. adaireh@gmail.com
Fundraising Programs 
Spirit Wear 
Show your Hyde Park School Pride! Place your orders now!

Important Notes Regarding Shipping:
During this sale, all orders placed before September 8, 2017 will be delivered to school to your student’s homeroom. If you have questions, or your item is a surprise gift, please email Sally Lundgren, Spirit Wear Coordinator at sallylundgren@gmail.com.

Pass the HPS Spirit! Consider passing along the Spirit Wear your student has outgrown to the HPS office for student council's Clothing Closet for students in need. Thank you!

Hyde Park School Socials
Back by popular demand are our Hyde Park School Socials. Tickets are limited so buy yours quickly! 
If you have any questions, or would like to be a host for an event, please contact socials@hydeparkschoolPTO.org

Grades currently searching for hosts:
  • 6th grade
  • 4th grade 

Classroom Supply Requests 
Cooking Elective

If you are doing some end of summer cleaning or want to eliminate redundant kitchen supplies, now is your chance! This fall’s cooking elective is a chance for students to learn about cooking and eating fresh vegetables, including those we grow in the tower garden. We are in search of many supplies that will help to set up a clean and safe cooking environment. Hand-me-downs are ideal for this class. We are in search of:

-dish drying racks
-older dish towels
-mixing bowls
-storage containers
-blender/immersion blender/food processor (minis are fine too)
-pots and pans
-toaster oven
-hot plates/induction burners/panini presses
-aprons
-mixing spoons/spatulas/whisks/tongs/peelers
-salad spinner
-old sets of silverware

Any donations of other kitchen essentials such as olive oil, salt, pepper, sponges, and dish soap are also welcome! 

Please drop off in the office.
General Information
Extracurricular Activities

Informational packets for all extracurricular activities offered for Session-1 will be sent home in your child's take-home Tuesday folder on 9/5.

All details on how to enroll, schedule, price, and duration will be included on that flyer. All extracurricular activities will start 9/11 or later. 
New Family Picnic

Thanks to all our new families who attended today. Hopefully many new friends were made and the kids are excited for school to start. All leftover meat and bread were donated to the Hyde Park Fire Department. 
Sports Spotlight  
Soccer

The Fall 2017 Soccer season will begin around the same time school begins. We are currently waiting for the final approval of the teams from SAY East. As soon as the rosters are approved your child's coach will notify you regarding the practice and the season.
 
For children in kindergarten or signed up to play Lollipops, information will be sent out after the begining of the school year. There is still time to register for Lollipops, http://sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool for more information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mike Brugh (513-403-0734) or Kevin Hoffman (216-978-5735)