FRIDAY FOLDER BULLETIN, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

Direct Giving/Outdoor Movie Night – THIS FRIDAY September 20 starting at 5:30 pm
Direct Giving is one of our top three fundraisers throughout the year. There will be a half dozen food trucks, some bounce houses, and “Pets 2” will play on a huge screen in the grass. Bring lawn chairs and/or a picnic blanket. Enjoy the food truck offerings (rumor has it there will be sushi!) and/or bring a picnic supper from home.

Direct Giving is also the single fundraiser that puts money directly into your child’s classroom THIS year. EACH dollar given to your child’s grade gets spent by their teaching team this year. In previous years, this money has purchased new sets of books for each classroom, alternative seating, additional field trips, items for science, etc.

We will have a table set up to drop cash or checks into jars labeled with each grade. We’ll also process credit card donations if that’s easier for your family. We can even set up recurring donations. Student PTSA leaders will be wandering the field asking for donations as well. All donations are completely voluntary. If you’re unable to join us and would like to make a donation, please do so here.

Whether or not you choose to donate financially, we would love for your family and friends to join us Friday evening! This is really one of my favorite events!

STATEWIDE OCTOBER COUNT of ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

October Count on October 2 this year is the official student membership count for all Colorado public school districts mandated by the Colorado Department of Education.  The school district receives an annual average of $7,400 in pupil operating revenue for each student counted accurately.

We appreciate the attendance of our students each and every day.  However, on October 2, we are asking families to bring their students to school on time and avoid scheduling doctor and dentist appointments on the day if possible.  We are able to count students if they are here only part of a day, but it is much easier if they are here all day.  Please do not bring your student to school if they are sick.  We will be able to count your student when they return after an illness.

Each student will be asked to either sign a special class roster on October 2 or complete a special assignment just for October Count.  Any classroom with perfect attendance will be given an extra recess (when the teacher decides) and each student will be given 5 roar tickets just for coming to school on October 2.

Intersection Painting

Come paint the town — well not the town but the street — to create awareness for pedestrian safety and climate change! Greater Park Hill Community and the Denver Community Active Living Coalition are partnering to create a series of murals at all four Park Hill elementary schools, 2 in the fall and 2 in the spring. The design for PHE will feature a Park Hill Panther! Join us Saturday, October 28th at Elm Street and 19th. Setup starts at 7am and clean up until 1pm. We need all ages and types of volunteers for painting and more. Sign up now! Looking forward to seeing you there!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094dacaa2fa3fa7-intersection

INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY IS COMING!! – October 2 – 3

Check with your student to make certain they brought home the Picture Day order form.  You may order individual pictures before picture day on mylifetouch.com using your picture day ID:  CG949231Y0.  If you do not order online, please fill in the order form completely, enclose EXACT payment, and return to school on picture day.  To pay by cash or check, please fill out the entire form.  Enclose cash, money order, or check payable to LIFETOUCH.  Photographer won’t make change and you will need a separate form for each student.  Teachers will be communicating the day / time your child will have their photo taken.

School Spirit Store
The Official Park Hill Elementary school store is open!  This year’s store features a new design, and more choices.   Orders will be taken online only through Monday, Oct. 7th, and will be delivered to the school for pickup shortly after.   Many shirts are available in your choice of black, red, grey, or white.   Kid’s sizes are available in several styles as well, and we’re sure you’ll find that prices are quite reasonable!  Get your school spirit gear here:

https://www-parkhillelementary.itemorder.com/sale

GIFTED AND TALENTED UNIVERSAL SCREENING

This fall all DPS students in 6th grade, 2nd grade, and kindergarten will be tested during the universal screening. This fall at Park Hill we will be administering the Gifted and Talented Universal Screening Assessment to our kindergarteners and 2nd graders.  Prior to testing, you will receive an intent to test letter with the specific dates.  

For students in grades 1, 3, 4 or 5 who are interested in Magnet Program testing, the application deadline is November 1, 2019. For more information about this and for the application, see the following link: https://studentequity.dpsk12.org/gifted-talented/

Please contact Mary Lauth if you have any questions. Mary_Lauth@dpsk12.org

 

 

September 20:  No ECE Classes – Professional Day for ECE Staff

September 20:  Direct Giving Party – 5:30 pm and PTSA Movie Night

September 23 – 27:  School Spirit Week – details below

September 25:  3rd Grade Fieldtrip to Balarat (Gates / Connelly)

September 26:  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – 1st Grade to Denver Museum of Nature and Science

October 2:  Statewide October Count Day – all students will be counted for state funding for schools

October 2 – 3:  Individual Picture Day – Check with your teacher for the correct day for individual pictures

October 3:  9:15 – 1:15 pm – Kindergarten Class going to Berry Patch Farm

October 6:  Park Hill PTSA Auction Kick-off Meeting

October 7:  9:30 am – 2:00 pm – 4th Grade Classes to Carson Nature Center (Strumor and Goloskewitsch)

October 7:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm – 3rd Grade State Capital Tour

October 8:  9:30 am – 2:00 pm – 4th Grade Classes to Carson Nature Center (Demos and Euser)

October 10:  4:00 pm – CSC Meeting

October 10:  5:30 pm – PTSA Meeting

October 11:  8:00 am – Coffee with Ken

October 16:  3:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Parent / Teacher Conferences

October 17:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Parent / Teacher Conferences

October 18:  NO SCHOOL for students – Parent / Teacher Conference Day

October 21:  NO SCHOOL for students – Planning / Assessment Day

October 22:  NO SCHOOL for students – Planning / Assessment Day

October 23 – 24:  Fifth Grade to Balarat (Ash, Cowen, Ferguson)

October 28 – 29:  Fifth Grade to Balarat (Mills)

October 31:  9:15 am – 1:30 pm – 1st Grade to Denver Center of Performing Arts

October 31:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm – 3rd Grade to Denver Zoo 

October 31:  1:30 pm – School Halloween Parade with class parties to follow

 

PLEASE REFER TO THE COMMUNITY BOARD (ACROSS THE HALL FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE), TO GET THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION REGARDING EVENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, CAMPS / ENRICHMENTS FOR STUDENTS, COMMUNITY MEETINGS, FAMILY RESOURCES, ETC.

Park Hill School Office Staff

Office Hours – 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Main School Phone and attendance line – 720-424-4910, or download the Park Hill Elementary mobile app. and report your absence 

Google Play

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_phesco.layout

Apple App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/park-hill-elementary-school/id1223634513?ls=1&mt

FRIDAY FOLDER BULLETIN, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

PLAYGROUND CLEAN UP  AFETR DIRECT GIVING– Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am

We will pull some weeds, pick up some litter, and do a general clean up before it gets hot. If you’re interested in helping out please sign up here so we have an idea of how many ice cold drinks to provide.

DIRECT GIVING PARTY / OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT – NEXT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Park Hill Playground – 5:30pm festivities, music, food trucks, 7:45pm Movie featuring “The Secret Life of Pets 2.”

Direct Giving is one of Park Hill’s most important fundraisers of the year, and a super fun FREE community event. We are screening “The Secret Life of Pets 2” outdoors and there will be bouncy houses and food trucks aplenty! This is open to everyone in the neighborhood, so please invite your friends, family, and neighbors! Although the event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend, this is the one event of the year where we ask those who are able to, please make a direct donation by cash, check, or credit card.  Teachers will have class wish lists, and all donations received that night have an immediate impact as they go directly to your child’s classroom and to additional school resources THIS YEAR.  Donation links for those who cannot make it will be available next week.

We are in need of a volunteers to help monitor bouncy house chaos, collect money, and Saturday morning cleanup.  !! Sign up here !!

STATEWIDE OCTOBER COUNT of ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

October Count on October 2 this year is the official student membership count for all Colorado public school districts mandated by the Colorado Department of Education.  We appreciate the attendance of our students each and every day.  However, on October 2, we are asking families to bring their students to school on time and avoid scheduling doctor and dentist appointments on the day if possible.  We are able to count students if they are here only part of a day, but it is much easier if they are here all day.  Please do not bring your student to school if they are sick.  We will be able to count your student when they return after an illness.

INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY IS COMING!! – October 2 – 3

Stay tuned for more information regarding when and how to order your child’s photos.  Teachers will be communicating the day / time your child will have their photo taken.

GIFTED AND TALENTED UNIVERSAL SCREENING

This fall all DPS students in 6th grade, 2nd grade, and kindergarten will be tested during the universal screening. This fall at Park Hill we will be administering the Gifted and Talented Universal Screening Assessment to our kindergarteners and 2nd graders.  Prior to testing, you will receive an intent to test letter with the specific dates.  

For students in grades 1, 3, 4 or 5 who are interested in Magnet Program testing, the application deadline is November 1, 2019. For more information about this and for the application, see the following link: https://studentequity.dpsk12.org/gifted-talented/

Please contact Mary Lauth if you have any questions. Mary_Lauth@dpsk12.org

UPCOMING DATES:

September 14:  8:00 am – 11:00 am – Playground Clean Up

September 16 – 20:  Enrichment Classes Begin

September 17:  Pizza Day in the Panther Cafe

September 18:  3rd Grade Fieldtrip to Balarat (Shomaker / Main)

September 20:  No ECE Classes – Professional Day for ECE Staff

September 20:  Direct Giving Party – 5:30 pm and PTSA Movie Night

September 23 – 27:  School Spirit Week – details below

September 25:  3rd Grade Fieldtrip to Balarat (Gates / Connelly)

October 2:  Statewide October Count Day – all students will be counted for state funding for schools

October 2 – 3:  Individual Picture Day

October 6:  Park Hill PTSA Auction Kick-off Meeting

October 7:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm – 3rd Grade State Capital Tour

October 10:  4:00 pm – CSC Meeting

October 10:  5:30 pm – PTSA Meeting

October 11:  8:00 am – Coffee with Ken

October 16:  3:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Parent / Teacher Conferences

October 17:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Parent / Teacher Conferences

October 18:  NO SCHOOL for students – Parent / Teacher Conference Day

October 21:  NO SCHOOL for students – Planning / Assessment Day

October 22:  NO SCHOOL for students – Planning / Assessment Day

October 23 – 24:  Fifth Grade to Balarat (Ash, Cowen, Ferguson)

October 28 – 29:  Fifth Grade to Balarat (Mills)

October 31:  9:15 am – 1:30 pm – 1st Grade to Denver Center of Performing Arts

October 31:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm – 3rd Grade to Denver Zoo 

October 31:  1:30 pm – School Halloween Parade with class parties to follow

 

PLEASE REFER TO THE COMMUNITY BOARD (ACROSS THE HALL FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE), TO GET THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION REGARDING EVENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, CAMPS / ENRICHMENTS FOR STUDENTS, COMMUNITY MEETINGS, FAMILY RESOURCES, ETC.

Park Hill School Office Staff

Office Hours – 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Main School Phone and attendance line – 720-424-4910, or download the Park Hill Elementary mobile app. and report your absence 

Google Play

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_phesco.layout

Apple App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/park-hill-elementary-school/id1223634513?ls=1&mt

Friday Folder Bulletin, September 6, 2019

SEEKING PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR CSC

We are actively seeking parents and community members to join our CSC.  It is a once-per-month commitment with responsibilities, so please read the information in the link below. Email Meredith Strumor (Meredith_strumor@dpsk12.org) and Ken Burdette (ken_burdette@dpsk12.org) if interested.  Thanks!

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Friday Folder Bulletin, August 23, 2019

Dear Park Hill Parents and Guardians, 

Thank you very much for taking the time to complete the Family Satisfaction Survey last school year. The information we gathered helps us create classrooms that are vibrant centers of learning, where our caring teachers engage their students in rigorous, culturally responsive experiences so that all children excel. It also helps us ensure that our school is a warm and welcoming environment for every member of our community, and gives us the feedback we need to keep getting better at serving and supporting families.  

We use the results of this survey for planning improvement strategies for the upcoming year. If you would like to review our school’s survey results, please visit https://assessments.dpsk12.org/family-student-surveys. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or suggestions you may have.

Sincerely,

Ken Burdette, Principal
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Friday Folder Bulletin, August 16, 2019

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL DATES AND TIMES

  • GRADES 1 – 5:   Monday, August 19th from 7:55 am to 2:45 pm
  • KINDERGARTEN:   Tuesday, August 20th from 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm

ANNUAL FAMILY UPDATE / ONLINE REGISTRATION

The Annual Family Update / Online Registration MUST be completed by August 19, 2019.  If you are not able to complete the update online (through Parent Portal), please come in to the school office after drop off on August 19 to complete the paper forms.  It is imperative that this information is up to date so that we have your correct contact information in case we need to get ahold of you for any reason. Continue reading Friday Folder Bulletin, August 16, 2019