Welcome to 2019-2020 School Year!

Dear Parents,


We want to thank you for your continued support during the 2018-2019 school year.  We had a wonderful school year.  We improved our school grade to a "C"! Some of this year’s highlights included:  focus to promote a positive school climate, more student leadership opportunities, Wildcat Chips, V.I.P. Lounge, Expectation Assemblies,  and all of our end of year celebrations.


We are now an A.V.I.D. (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Elementary school!!!!!  With this program we hope to lay the foundation for college and career readiness within our students.


Happy New Year!  We hope you were able to recharge and reconnect with family and friends this winter break. The break is such a great time to enjoy quality time with your child(ren).  Please find time to have your child read 30 minutes each day.  Daily reading is so important, especially for students who have required extra support during the school year.


Important Dates:   This month we have Literacy Week!!!


  • All week students will participate in a Book tasting during Media and have access to our

    Star”books” Café during lunch- students will need to have a book with them to enter the cafe


    Monday, January 27th-  Design your own Bookmark Challenge- Students will be given a blank bookmark to design. The top design in each class will be entered to win a Reading Prize! We will have 1 winner from each grade level.

    Tuesday, January 28th- “Paws” and Read- Students may bring a favorite stuffed animal or small figure to read to for 30min!

    Wednesday, January 29th- Faculty Favorites- School faculty and staff will share their favorite children’s books/authors with the students.  Sign up sheets will be posted in the mail room for non classroom teachers to sign up and visit classrooms and share their favorite books or children’s authors.


    Thursday, January 30th - Get caught Reading! - Students caught Reading in the halls, at lunch, or during any non-instructional transitions will receive a ticket and be entered to win a Reading Prize! Raffle tickets will be placed in your box. Have students place their name


    Thursday, January 30th – Literacy night 6pm-7pm- Come join us for Literacy night. We will have Bowling for books, Book tastings, and much more. The book fair will also be open late! All teacher volunteers welcome!


    Friday, January 31st- Literacy Parade- Students will be able to dress as their favorite book character or approved vocabulary word. Students will sign up with their teacher for their character or vocabulary word. If they dress as a character, they must have the book to match. If they dress as a vocabulary word they must have an 8 ½ x11 sheet of paper with the word, definition, and a sentence.





Principal Mrs. Shirley Winfrey and Mrs. Howard, Assistant Principal


Shirley Winfrey

Principal, Hyde Park School #77


5300 Park St.

Jacksonville, FL 32205


Office: 904-381-3950 / Fax: 904-381-3954



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