Thanks for your support!

Dear Park Hill Families:

Just a quick note of thanks for all your support and kind words this past week.  You have been extremely kind, supportive, and compassionate throughout this entire process.

We had a successful turn-out in regards to our Tech distribution on Thursday.  We are officially on “spring break” this coming week; however, I will still check my email and I know many teachers and staff will as well.  Please reach out with any questions and/or needs.

By April 6th, you will receive an email(s) from your child’s teacher regarding the plan for remote learning.  Our goal is to keep a consistent schedule, communication style, and expectations throughout the remote learning window. We know this will be best for students and parents by doing so. Remote learning will officially begin on Tuesday, April 7th.

Please stay well and positive.  We miss seeing our students and we know they miss seeing their teachers and their friends. Please reach out if there is anything we can do.

Best,

Ken Burdette

Principal, Park Hill Elementary

5050 E. 19th Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
720-424-4910

ken_burdette@dpk12.org

Chromebook Distribution – Thursday, March 26th

Dear Park Hill parents and families:

On Thursday, March 26th, we will distribute Chromebooks in the following manner:

9 am – 10 am ~ 5th graders (students and/or parents) will come to the school for device pickup. At this time, you may also pick up for any younger siblings that you have at Park Hill.

10 am – 11 am ~ 4th graders (same plan as for 5th grade, above)

11 am – Noon ~ 3rd graders (same plan as above)

Noon – 1 pm ~ 2nd graders (same plan as above)

1 pm – 2 pm ~ First graders (same plan as above).  Possibly IPADS instead.

2 pm – 3 pm ~ Kindergarten (same plan as above). Possibly IPADS instead.

3 pm – 5 pm ~ B y appointment, made via email with Mr. Burdette at ken_burdette@dpsk12.org.

LOCATION:  All device pick-up will take place in the Staff parking lot on the East side of the school. We do not want students or parents to enter the building. Thursday’s weather looks promising, which should help this process.  We will have cars, bikers, and walkers enter through the north entrance of the lot (by the dumpsters) and follow the traffic flow to pick up the device from the appropriate station, and exit out the south side in the alley.

* All devices and cords have been wiped down with disinfecting wipes.

* All staff members handling the devices have worn gloves and will wear gloves when distributing.

* For those coming by in their car, we will aim to place the device and cord in the back seat or trunk to avoid direct contact or interaction.

* If you are on a bike or in person, we will set the device and cord on a table and allow you to pick up, again to avoid direct contact or interaction.

Ideally, we are aiming for every 2nd – 5th grader to have access to a Chromebook or laptop/desktop, and every K/1 to have access to either an Ipad (preferably) or a Chromebook/computer.

Please be patient as you wait in line and maintain social distancing at all times with both each other and our staff to keep everyone safe and healthy.

**IF YOU DO NOT NEED A DEVICE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COME.

Thank you,

Ken Burdette

Principal, Park Hill Elementary

5050 E. 19th Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
720-424-4910

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Chromebook Distribution for Distance Learning – Thursday, March 26th

Dear Park Hill parents and families:

Thank you for your patience during these uncertain times. With the Mayor’s announcement this afternoon, our timeline has changed and we are hoping to distribute all technology devices by  Thursday.  DPS has been granted permission from the Mayor’s office to do this.

On Thursday, March 26th, we will distribute Chromebooks in the following manner:

9 am – 10 am ~ 5th graders (students and/or parents) will come to the school for device pickup. At this time, you may also pick up for any younger siblings that you have at Park Hill.

10 am – 11 am ~ 4th graders (same plan as for 5th grade, above)

11 am – Noon ~ 3rd graders (same plan as above)

Noon – 1 pm ~ 2nd graders (same plan as above)

1 pm – 2 pm ~ First graders (same plan as above).  Possibly IPADS instead. We will know more by Wednesday and will email details.

2 pm – 3 pm ~ Kindergarten (same plan as above). Possibly IPADS instead. We will know more by Wednesday and will email details.

3 pm – 5 pm ~ B y appointment, made via email with Mr. Burdette at ken_burdette@dpsk12.org.

**IF YOU DO NOT NEED A DEVICE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COME.

LOCATION:  All device pick-up will take place in the Staff parking lot on the East side of the school. We do not want students or parents to enter the building. Thursday’s weather looks promising, which should help this process.  We will have cars, bikers, and walkers enter through the north entrance of the lot (by the dumpsters) and follow the traffic flow to pick up the device from the appropriate station, and exit out the south side in the alley.

Additional Notes:

* Please remember that this is new for ALL of us, and we are all doing the best we can. We want to provide as much instruction and learning as we can for our students.  We also want to ensure that your students and families are safe. We will wipe down all equipment, and will wear gloves when distributing. We will maintain appropriate Social Distancing when doing so.  Thank you for all your ongoing support.

* From Mrs. McClelland:  Please email Mrs. McClelland any musical clips or videos of music-making happening in your homes during this time!  She will upload them on the Musicians of Park Hill School Facebook page for our community to enjoy. Lauren_McClelland@dpsk12.org.

Friday Folder Bulletin, March 13, 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR PARENTS FROM CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO
Coronavirus FAQs for families: Top Questions About COVID-19  
Video: Answering Kids’ Questions About the Coronavirus  
Hand Washing Video: How to Wash Your Hands 
Charting Pediatrics Podcast: Coronavirus Updates for Providers 
Children’s Hospital Colorado patients need blood and platelets. Make an appointment at the Blood Donor Center to donate blood or call 720-777-5398.

COVID-19 Información para Padres de Children’s Hospital Colorado
Preguntas frecuentes sobre Coronavirus para familias: Preguntas principales sobre COVID-19 
Vídeo: Responder a las preguntas de los niños sobre el Coronavirus 
Video de lavado de manos: Cómo lavarse las manos 
Podcast de Charting Pediatrics: Actualizaciones de Coronavirus para Proveedores 
Los pacientes del Hospital Infantil de Colorado necesitan sangre y plaquetas. Haga una cita en el Centro de Donantes de Sangre para donar sangre o llame al 720-777-5398. Continue reading Friday Folder Bulletin, March 13, 2020

Friday Folder Bulletin, March 6, 2020

Dear Park Hill Families:

It is our priority to keep you informed about events that impact our school and students. This letter is to let you know that, due to the large number of expected teacher absences for the Colorado Education Association (CEA) “Educator Day of Action” on Thursday, March 19, DPS made the decision to change the district calendar for this one day. 

There will be no school for Park Hill students on Thursday, March 19. All DPS schools will be closed to students, including preschools. School at Park Hill will resume as normal on Friday, March 20.  Continue reading Friday Folder Bulletin, March 6, 2020