Week of September 18

No School

There will be no school this coming Friday, September 22nd due to a Staff Professional Development Day.

Library Volunteers

We are looking for parent volunteers interested in organizing our Library. If you are available to donate your time on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday next week, please sign up here.

Room Parents

If you are interested in becoming a room parent, please reach out to your student”Æs teacher and let them know you want to be a room parent. Room parent responsibilities may vary depending on specific needs of the class or grade level but the following is an outline of general duties associated with being a room parent. 

  • Organize class get-togethers outside of school
  • Send weekly emails to the class mailing list
  • Coordinate any classroom volunteers
  • Connect with PTA Events Coordinator to help publicize and build enthusiasm for events
  • Collect and organize class gifts with guidance from PTA
  • Manage Teacher Appreciation week and organize teacher potlucks on Professional Development Days

THE GREAT ENVELOPE RACE - submit by November 6

The 4th annual ”°Great Envelope Race”± is a fundraising effort that last year drew over 332 participants and raised over $18,000 to support our school. This year”Æs effort, with the theme of ”°110 years and counting,”± will include class prizes -- a cooking class (First), a gardening-related workshop (Second) and a popsicle party (Third). 

The PTA will spend over $500 per child by the end of this year and the recommended early donation is $300 per child will help. Still, every donation of at least $1 counts, and we are aiming for 100% participation. Please provide your donation to your child's teacher or to the front office and email kirkmclay@gmail.com if you make an online donation using this link: https://www.paypal.me/hydeaddison

This year contributions will help to pay for school programming, professional development, books for classrooms and the school library, school beautification, curricular enhancements and technology upgrades. Also, your support will help us subsidize the PTA”Æs scholarship fund (a fund that covers student activity fees, books and enrichment programs for Hyde students in need). We believe that giving to this effort epitomizes the Hyde-Addison philosophy of ”°Empowering children to lead meaningful and purposeful lives. Finally, your generous tax-deductible gift will fund needed programs and opportunities for children in our school community. 

Hardy Middle School Chat

5th Grade families are invited to an invent at Hardy Middle School. Go home with new ways to actually motivate, rather than accidentally discourage. This talk will be lively, fun, filled with teen brain science and leave you with practical tips you can use the MINUTE you get home. It should be really interesting and fun and a great way to become more familiar with your neighborhood middle school. 

When: Tuesday, Sept 19
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Hardy MS Library
What: "Motivating Tweens and Teens" by Paige Trevor
Webpage: click here

Hyde @ Meyer Parking

Parking is available to families all day along 11th Street between Clifton Street and Florida Avenue. The space directly in front of Hyde-Addison is reserved for Kiss N”Æ Ride only between the hours of 8:15-8:40. Please do not park and leave your vehicle unattended there as you may be ticketed. If you park on the opposite side of the street from Hyde, please use the crosswalk at the Clifton St. intersection. Also, please not that U-turning in the middle of is dangerous and illegal. 

Enrichment Strings Class

Hyde students have an opportunity to participate in afterschool string lessons with Christine Kharazian on Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm starting Wednesday September 20th. 
For students interested in renting an instrument,  "Music on the Hill" will offer instruments and expert sizing on site at Hyde between 3:30-4:00pm immediately before the first lesson. Rental fees are $20 per month and are not included in the price of the class. Please register online at: http://www.kssprograms.com/

PTA's Hyde Cafe

Today, September 15th the PTA held their first Hyde Cafe, a gathering for parents with coffee and conversation. This will be a weekly PTA event taking place on Friday's after School Wide Meeting.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, September 19: Hardy Middle School Chat
  • Friday, September 22: No School - Professional Development
  • Friday, September 29: School Wide Meeting  Ms. Fletcher's Class
  • Friday, September 29: Principal's Chat 9am Cafeteria

The new school year is here and every day is a new opportunity for our students to learn and grow. We all have a role to play in ensuring students get to school, ready to learn, and understand that #EveryDayCounts. Go to attendance.dc.gov to learn more.