Panther Pages, May 20, 2022

Happy Friday Park Hill parents and families,

I hope this message finds you doing well despite the sudden turn in temperatures and weather. We are eagerly looking forward to an exciting final two weeks of the school year. Thank you to all of the amazing students, teachers, and volunteers who have put our evening performances together over the past few weeks. Thank you parents for attending these events and applauding your student’s effort.

A reminder that our last day of school is Friday, June 3. This is a half-day and students are all released at 12:25pm. We do not serve lunch on this day.

Class lists will be posted at the school from 1-4pm on June 3,  and again all day on June 6. More information will come by June 2 as class lists are finalized.

Wishing you all a great rest of May and end to the school year. Looking forward to celebrating the summer and all of our students’ achievements over the past school year at Park Hill.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

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Panther Pages, May 6, 2022

Happy Friday Park Hill families:

Thank you for all of your support throughout this week as we prepared for our super mega awesome dance party !  We had a great time this afternoon and appreciate the amazing community we have here at Park Hill Elementary.

I do want to share that at 12:15 pm today, our school was placed on a lockout by DPS safety and DPD. This was due to activity on Colfax, which is within proximity of our school. At no point was our school in any direct danger. However, with the mindset of safety first, we brought our students inside until we got the “all clear” signal from the district. Your student might share this with you over the weekend, and we wanted you to know what had transpired.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

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Panther Pages, April 22, 2022

Dear PHE Families:

As shared in a previous email(s), we have seen an increase in the number of positive Covid cases, as well as overall illness.  We approximate we have 30 active student cases, and 5 adult cases.  We also have numerous students out for other illnesses and symptoms.  While policies and protocols have changed since February, we strongly encourage mask wearing for students and adults during this current stretch of sickness.  It is not required, but we fully support and have free masks for any students who wish to wear one.  If your child has any symptoms, please let us know and remain home until symptom-free.

Overall, I am proud of our students for their perseverance and hard work, especially with CMAS testing in grades 3-5.  Our PHE students have remained in good spirits and are enjoying this final stretch of school before Summer.   Thank you for your ongoing support. Please let us know how we can further serve you and our PHE students.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

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Panther Pages, April 15, 2022

Dear PHE Families:

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday weekend.  Regardless of religious practice or belief, I hope this weekend can be a time for family and relaxation for each of you.

As a final message about February’s auction, please be sure to pay any outstanding balances, as this money will be allocated to support our budget for the 22-23 school year.  Here is the information from PTSA – thank you!:

Auction Payment Reminder

If you have yet to pay your invoice, please do so as soon as possible. We prefer payment through cash/check or the PayPal Giving Fund as we do not get charged any transaction fees through that platform. Please note that some bidders were added to buy-a-share parties a few days after the auction and those parties may not have been on your initial invoice. If you signed up for Bourbon & Bonfire, Oktoberfest, Tappa Kegga Beach Party, or any other party that was oversold at the auction and had paid your invoice immediately following the auction, we encourage you to log in to Auctria to determine whether you may have an outstanding balance. The buy-a-share hosts have the full list of attendees and evites or save the dates have started getting sent out. Any remaining auction items or parties/events with open spots are available to purchase online at

-Principal Burdette


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Panther Pages, April 8, 2022

Happy Friday PHE Families:

It is hard to believe there are only 8 weeks of school left!  Personally, I am excited for the end of year activities we have planned, and look forward to a strong finish to the school year with all of you.

A quick update on our field and grounds ~ I have spoken to the district, and we plan to have the full field re-sodded in the coming months.  This will include an upgrade to the irrigation system as well.  More details will be shared as information comes in.  Also, the sidewalks and steps around the school (West, North, East) will be repaired and re-concreted over the summer to ensure safer pedestrian access and walk space.  Exciting news!

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Enjoy this weather.

-Principal Burdette

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