PTA Newsletter - September 23, 2018

Welcome Hyde Families to our PTA Newsletter! We will be sending you a bi-weekly update on events and announcements about PTA and community-wide events. If you have information you want to share with the school community, please email Thank you for your ongoing support!

Great Envelope Race

We have only received 24 envelopes so far! Keep those donations coming in! This fundraiser is our first and largest of the school year. We all have to raise $75,000 this year to allow the school to fund all of the field trips, office supplies, teacher professional development, art supplies, technology and more for our kids. Your generous donations will help us get closer to our goal of $35,000. Visit the link here to make your one-time or recurring donation. Checks should be made payable to Anthony J. Hyde PTA and can be dropped off in the office or to your child’s teacher. The race ends November 9!

SIT Meeting - Monday, September 24 - 5p

The School Improvement Team is meeting this Monday evening at 5p to discuss the current renovation issues at our main campus in Georgetown. Come join us at the meeting to review the status of the renovation and a participate in a discussion with other DCPS staff. The meeting will be held in the job site trailer at 3219 O St NW. All are welcome.

Fall Fest - Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1-4p

Hyde’s Annual Fall Fest is back! This is one of our most fun events for the entire family - so save the date on your calendars and get ready for carnival games, crafts, rock wall climbing, moon bounce and more! Volunteers are still needed and we are looking for food donors as well. Please see the link here to sign-up! If you have questions, please email to contact our Events Chair, Laila Winborne.

Parent Coffee every Friday

Did you know we have a Parent Coffee every Friday after School Wide Meeting? A few of our dedicated parents organize this lovely opportunity for us to gather and meet every Friday. Come grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy sweet treat before you go on with your day. Thank you to Amy West and Nicki Zewde for their generosity and spirit.

Room Parents and Coordinators

A BIG Thank You to Rizki Wagner and Sam Reheard for being our Room Parent Coordinators! To all of those that that have signed-up to be room parent - a BIG Thank You to you too! Rizki and Sam will be in-touch with all room parents to stay connected and organized.

New Hyde Gear Coming Soon!

Our 5th Grade classes have been come up with some designs for our new Hyde Addison gear! We are currently taking their beautiful and creative layouts and digitizing them so we can soon have one of them printed on our t-shirts and sweatshirts for this year! Stay tuned for more information - we will also start selling the Hyde gear on the website.

PTA Bylaws Update

We are currently in the process of updating our PTA Bylaws. We will be opening up this process to the entire school community and will share the live document with you all. If anyone is particularly interested in getting involved and working with us to develop processes and procedures for a more efficient and productive PTA, please email The process for the update will be led by Katie Mustian from the DCPS Office of Family and Public Engagement.

Fundraising Committee chair(S) Needed

The PTA Board could use the creativity and energy of a few parents interested in helping us meet our goals for this year and get us ready for the next one. We will be launching a few new campaigns this year to help us achieve and hopefully exceed our goals for the year. Please send an email to us at to share your ideas with us. We will be meeting in the coming weeks to start planning.