Spring Celebration 2017

On April 20th from 6-10 PM, the Hyde Park School PTO will host its Fifth Annual Spring Celebration.

This event welcomes Hyde Park School parents, staff and community to celebrate

the accomplishments of our amazing school. This adult-only evening will feature live music,

a silent auction, a room basket raffle, a student art auction, a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

It is a great way to get to know other members of our wonderful community!


How can you help?


This event is Hyde Park School’s major fundraiser for the year.  All funds raised from this event will directly impact our children by bridging the gap between CPS funding and the needs of our students

as well as fund improvements to the school such as a new playground set.


Important Dates (Detailed information is forthcoming in Tuesday Folders.)

March 10th – Sponsorship deadline – Event tickets are included at ALL levels.

March 20th – Ticket sales begin – Event tickets will be $35 per person.

March 24th – Silent Auction item donation deadline


This year’s event chair is Mindy Stodart Burke, stodartgroup@yahoo.com.

All information and donation forms can be found on the PTO website at www.hpspto.org.


HPS Spring Celebration: Celebrating 5 Years of Happy Hyde Park School!

Kroger Community Rewards

Thank you for registering your Kroger Plus card! 115 HPS households who registered their Kroger Plus card with Kroger Community Rewards (and shopped Kroger) between Nov. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31, 2017 contributed to our $1167.72 total donation for that time period.

If you haven’t already registered, it’s free. Go to https://www.kroger.com and select the “Community” tab > “Kroger Community Rewards” then click “Create an Account”. From a newly created or existing account, click on “My Account”, then “Account Settings”. Click on “Community Rewards information” and search for “Hyde Park School”. Select “Hyde Park School PTO Inc” from the list.

Appearance Plus Cleaners

We are excited to offer a new community rewards program from Appearance Plus Cleaners. Give a Buck, Get a Buck! For every $20 spent on dry cleaning, they will donate a $1 back to HPS. When dropping off your dry cleaning, just let them know you’d like to donate to HPS PTO and they’ll do the rest.

Restaurant Night at Potbelly

Fill HPS’s $ POT and your BELLY…eat at POTBELLY!
Plan not to cook on Thursday, March 2, and head to the Potbelly in Rookwood Commons (2692 Madison Rd; 45208) from 5 – 8pm. Tell them you are from Hyde Park School, and they will donate 25% of the proceeds to the PTO.
See you there!

International Night

International Night at Hyde Park School is Feb. 22 from 6-8 PM. Free admission. Food, dancing, games…a celebration of our school’s diversity! We hope to see you there!

Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance

Dads & daughters (approximately age 2-13) join us for our 4th annual Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance @ the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley!

This year we have TWO sessions: 4:30-6p or 7-8:30p.

Entertaining us again with their LIVE energetic rock and roll music from the 40s & 50s is Keith Jones and the Makeshifts.

Tickets are $12.50/person. (i.e. Dad + 1 daughter = $25; Dad + 3 daughters = $50; etc.)

Each ticket includes admission, the live entertainment, a high resolution digital photograph/portrait, snacks/treats and soda, and a special gift for each young lady at the end of the evening. (The bar will be open for you to purchase drinks as well). This year’s theme is “A Galaxy Far, Far Away…”

All tickets are non-refundable and proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, the Oakley Community Council, and the Hyde Park School PTO.

NOTE: Previous years’ events have sold out so you MUST pre-register. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

HPS Basketball Registrations – Nov. 1

Basketball Registration Closes Nov. 1st!
Hyde Park School PTO is proud to offer basketball for all students K-6 starting in November and running into February. Boys and girls in K-2 are invited to participate in an instructional session for one hour each week. Boys and girls in grades 3-6 are invited to participate in competitive league play through the Cincinnati Youth Premier Basketball League which will include practices during the week and games on the weekends (schedule TBA).
Cost to participate in the Instructional K-2 offering is $30.
The cost to participate in CYPBL for grades 3-6 is $115.* (This fee includes all league fees and a uniform shirt and shorts.)
*HPS PTO wants to ensure all students have the opportunity to take advantage of our extracurricular and sports programs. Scholarships are available for students on free and reduced lunch. Please contact J.D. Varatta to inquire about available scholarships or with any questions at hps.eagles.athletics@gmail.com
Use this link to Blue Sombrero: http://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?alias=sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool
A note from our Athletic Director: I have received several emails concerning the cost of basketball for this year, and I wanted to make an effort to be transparent on this topic. This year’s registration fee is comprised of operating costs and a uniform cost. Nearly 70% for the registration is used to pay for gym fees, referee fees, league fees and custodial fees. These costs are unavoidable in order to play basketball. We are asking families to purchase a new uniform this year. While I understand that this would be the second consecutive year for this ask, this decision wasn’t approached lightly or without reason. This year we are making an effort to consolidate suppliers for our uniforms and spirit wear so that we can establish and maintain consistency in school colors and logos in both sports uniforms and school spirit wear. We are hoping that this will create a scale of economy effect for both Spirit Wear and sports uniforms as we move forward and grow.

SideKix Restaurant Night – Nov. 1-5

SideKix restaurant has offered to give back 25% of our food purchases from Nov. 1-5 to HPS. That’s right, five days (and nights). Please look for the flyer in your Tuesday folder.
Thank you for your support of our school and this local restaurant!

Download the Flyer

Hyde Park School Alumni Search

We are looking for Hyde Park School Alumni who would be interested in connecting with other HPS graduates. A directory of contacts is being compiled, and a social event for spring is in the beginning stages of planning. If you know anyone who would like to stay informed, please encourage them to send an email to Pam Wise at pkw728@yahoo.com.

Annual Read-a-thon – Thank you!

This year’s HPS Read-a-thon fundraiser was a tremendous success thanks to the support and enthusiasm of our families, friends and HPS staff! In just 15 days our students read over 165,929 minutes, a whopping 2,765 hours!

Through this fundraiser we were able to raise over $17K. Since we run this fundraiser ourselves rather than use a third party, we can put ALL of this money back into the school and its programs rather than a percentage. This year’s amount covers a considerable portion of the $25K budgeted for field trips this year.

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