Friday Folder Bulletin, May 4, 2018


Round Two of SchoolChoice opened on May 1 at 12:01 am.  Round Two is the first-come, first-served segment of SchoolChoice for families who missed Round 1; took part in Round 1 but want to re-explore their options; or are new to DPS for the next school year.  You may go to to learn more about the second round of Choice.

Those parents who are planning to participate in Round 2, please carefully read the following paragraph:

A family that participated in Round 1 and now wishes to participate in Round 2 may do so by logging into their Parent Portal or SchoolChoice account. Families will see their Round 1 choices, but will not be able to cancel these choices. When prompted, families will select their new choices and rank all of their Round 1 and Round 2 choices on the ranking page. If a family wants to remain on a waitlist from Round 1, they must select that school as a high preference. Re-ranking schools will not change their waitlist position.


Please join us for Fifth grade’s performance of the West African folktale, Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky, on Wednesday, May 9.  Performers should wear as much black as possible and dance appropriate shoes (they will be receiving a colored sash to wear).

  • Mill’s and Mr. Cowen’s performance is at 5:30 pm (students need to report to classrooms at 5:15 pm)
  • ​Ms. Shockley’s and Mr. Ash’s performance is at 6:30 pm (students need to report to classrooms at 6:15 pm)


The end of the year is quickly approaching and that can only mean one thing: YEARBOOK! Order yours today – including optional tribute and photo – at The last day to order a tribute and / or picture is May 9. The last day to order a book is May 14. Yearbooks will be delivered to classrooms the last week of school.

THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE SKATE PARTY – Wednesday, May 9 from 2:45 to 6:00

The PTSA has opened up this exciting auction item to all Third and Fourth Graders who want to participate!  Buses will pick kids up at school at 2:45 pm on May 9. Kids will skate from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm and then buses will drop kids off back at Park Hill Elementary at 6:00 pm. There is plenty of room on the bus if your child wants to bring a friend (kids need to be in Third or Fourth grade). It is just a $25 donation to Park Hill Elementary. If you have any questions please call or email Marcy Eastman at 720.436.5494 or  Please go to to pay your $25.00, or you may bring a check to the school office (check made out to Park Hill PTSA).


The following is the link for new families to register for Discovery Link. Registration will be open May 7 at 8:00 am until May 11 at 4:00 pm.


The make-up day for enrichment classes cancelled on April 27 will be Friday, May 11 for the following classes: Stem Legos, Chess Wizards, Guitar and Knitting.  Enshin Karate’s make up and last day of class will be Friday, May 4.  Please contact the vendor if you have any additional questions.


Believe it or not, the school year is almost over and it is time to start preparing for the 2018-2019 school year.  After careful consideration, we have decided to change our approach to ordering the Student School Supplies. Our Leadership team has worked to implement a very specific plan with our academic scheduling and organization, and the school supplies that students use play an important part in this.  For example, we intentionally use only red folders for reading and blue folders for math. This is part of our school-wide AVID plan.

So what does this mean for you as parents? We are still offering you the opportunity to buy your school supplies through the school and the PTSA, and strongly encourage you to do this.  It is my hope that all parents take advantage of this opportunity.  The cost for your student’s supplies will be $40.  This is significantly cheaper than doing your own shopping in August, and it saves you valuable time.  It will also ensure that students have the correct supplies (colored folders, expo markers, etc.) that each student will need in 2018-2019.  We will order bulk supplies this May from our suppliers, which is why the cost is much better than individual shopping.

We are asking that parents pay the $40 cost by May 31 (last day of school). The cost will increase to $45 after the May 31 deadline. You can purchase all your students’ supplies online using a credit card or electronic check at You can also pay by cash or check by returning the attached order form with your payment to the black PTSA mailbox in the front office by Ms. Ann.

Thank you in advance. By taking care of this now, you will not need to worry about purchasing individual school supplies in August – we have you and your child covered.  (See order form near the end of the bulletin)


Last fall, Park Hill Students collected $2,014.63 (almost entirely in coins) to support Oceans and Natural Disasters.  Student Leaders have decided to distribute the collected funds in three ways:

  • Team Rubicon – provide a $1,000 grant to provide disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, domestic or international.  Team Rubicon pairs the skills and experiences of military veterans with civilian volunteers (first responders and medical professionals) to provide services beyond immediate disaster relief.  Field Operation Coordinator, Travis Widder, a Team Rubicon volunteer (and paid firefighter), will accept a check on Team Rubicon’s behalf.  For more information, please visit:
  • Ocean First Institute – provide a $1,000 grant to promote ocean conservation through research and education.  Their goal is to educate and empower future generations by connecting youth (as young as middle school) with the wonders of the ocean and the importance of hands-on conservation through programming that highlights scientific exploration.   In addition, Oceans First Institute’s headquarters is located in landlocked Colorado!    As part of the grant, Park Hill Elementary will name a tagged shark in the ocean.  Student Leaders will collect shark-naming votes from classrooms on Wednesday, May 9.  Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, the Executive Director, shared that the grant will significantly impact their small $50,000 annual budget and is happy to accept it on Ocean First’s behalf.  For more information, please visit:
  • Salvation Army – promote a weeklong Non-Perishable Food Drive Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 11.  The number-one natural disaster in Colorado is a house fire and the Salvation Army offered a way that we can directly support the local community and those impacted by house fires and other natural disasters.  Please bring in Non-Perishable Food Items starting Monday, May 7.  For more information, please visit:

We will hold a school wide celebration on Friday, May 11 to present the grants, give the food, and carryout Mr. Burdette’s promise of doing the ice bucket challenge and spray-painting his hair for meeting the school wide goal of raising over $2,000.  Please join us in the celebration on the blacktop Friday, May 11 at 1:30 pm for ECE-2nd and 2:10 pm for 3rd-5thThank you for your support in making Spark Change a success for Park Hill!


The school office is running low on extra pants for children who, for different reasons, need a change of pants for the day.  If you have any lightly used shorts or pants (boys or girls sizes 5 – 12), we could really use them.  Thank you!


Congratulations!  We have raised $470.00 this year collecting Box Tops for Education.  Those little 10 cent Box Tops add up!  Keep bringing them in! Thank you!


Also known to more than a few of us as our Movie-less Movie Night! We will gather on the playground and field to spend the evening together celebrating the end of another fabulous school year. It’s BYOP(icnic) with DPS grills set up on the blacktop for your use. A fro-yo truck is scheduled for the evening. Bring your backyard gear and games. Heath will DJ the kids’ dance party. It’s the most fun you can have without a movie! A big thank you to Heath Weddle and Jake Higdon for putting this together like the amazing event coordinators they are!


  • DISCOUNTED GOLF LESSONS – The First Tee Program has been teaching golf skills to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in PE classes. First Tee is offering discounted golf lessons through the same program! Normally, golf lessons are $130 for six lessons, but they are offering the same classes for only $10.  Please see the attached flyer.

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 there.

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May 7 – May 11:  Spark Change Non-Perishable Food Drive for the Salvation Army
May 9:  Fifth Grade Concert (see specific times below)
May 9:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Fourth and Fifth Grade Choice Project Showcase
May 10:  9:15 am – 1:30 pm – Second Grade (Ms. Goodwin and Ms. Orth) to Denver Art Museum
May 10:  5:30 pm – PTSA Meeting in the Library
May 11:  8:00 am – Coffee with Ken in the Panther Cafe
May 11:  1:30 pm – ECE to 2nd Grade Spark Change Blacktop Check Presentation
May 11:  2:10 pm – 3rd to 5th Grade Spark Change Blacktop Check Presentation
May 11:  9:15 am – 2:15 pm – Third Grade (Main and Shomaker) Denver Walking Tour
May 15:  2:45 pm – Loaves for CLOVES
May 16:  9:15 am – 2:00 pm – Third Grade to Botanic Gardens
May 16:  9:30 am – 2:00 pm – Student Council Field Trip
May 16:  9:30 am – 2:00 pm – Kindergarten walking trip to the Zoo
May 17:  6:30 pm – Spanish Class for Parents in Library
May 18:  9:00 am and 1:00 pm – ECE to Spinelli’s Ice Cream
May 18:  5:00 pm – Movie-less Movie Night
May 22:  Field Day for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
May 23:  Field Day for K, 1st and 2nd
May 23:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Third Grade (Shomaker and Main) to Balarat
May 23:  4:30 pm – ECE Meet-and-Greet on the Playground for 2018-2019 Incoming ECE Families
May 23:  Restaurant Night Out at Oblios
May 24:  Field Day Rain Date
May 24:  6:30 pm – Spanish Class for Parents in Library
May 24:  Restaurant Night Out at Oblios
May 25:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm – First Grade field trip picnic to City Park (Purple Park)
May 29:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Fifth Grade Skating Field Trip
May 29:  Second Grade Classes to Denver Museum of Nature and Science
May 29:  1:00 pm – Ms. Neale’s Kindergarten to Nuggs
May 30:  9:00 am – Fifth Grade Continuation
May 30:  10:00 am – Kindergarten Graduation (Maes and Miller)
May 30:  11:15 am – Kindergarten Graduation (Levy and Neale)
May 30:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Third Grade (Connelly and Gates) to Balarat

Supplies Order Form

Loaves for CLOVES

Returning student questionnaire 2018-19