Friday Folder Bulletin, September 28, 2018


Parents:  You know I love dogs as much as the next person does. However, I need to ask that we keep dogs off school grounds during school hours.  Due to some allergy concerns and safety concerns, it has become necessary for me to ask this of you.  Thank you for your support with this.

-Ken Burdette


October Count is the official student membership count for all Colorado public school districts mandated by the Colorado Department of Education.  Denver Public Schools receives an annual average of $7,400.00 in per pupil operating revenue for each student attending in our district.  This year the official count day is Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

We appreciate the attendance of our students each and every day.  However, on October 3, we are asking families to bring their students to school on time and avoid scheduling doctor and dentist appointments on that day if possible.  We can count a student even if they are only here for part of the day.  Please do not bring your student to school if they are sick.  We will be able to count them the next day they return if they are here by October 10.

Every classroom with perfect attendance on October 3 will receive an extra recess (time to be determined by classroom teacher) and each student in the classroom will receive five special roar tickets.

Help us celebrate October Count with great student attendance!


Thank you to everyone who joined us Friday evening for our annual Direct Giving Party and Community Movie Night! In addition, to those who donated online we say “Thank you!” to you too. You raised just over $21,000 last weekend! There is still time to make a donation by either pointing your browser to or dropping check/cash into the black PTSA mailbox in the office. Every penny counts and it all goes into your student’s classrooms THIS YEAR.


School Picture Day – October 3 & 4 – Preorder Now! 

Precious pictures with preferred pricing: no envelopes to return, avoid shipping fees and get bulk-order discounts by pre-ordering your individual school picture packages now:

– 100% picture satisfaction – speedy delivery to your student’s classroom – easy online payment options – 10% of profits donated directly back to Park Hill Elementary


The Call for New Quality Schools process gives all applicants a fair chance to apply to serve the needs identified by DPS and the priorities identified by the community. First, DPS will work with the Greater Park Hill-Stapleton community to understand what families want to see in a new middle school. This step will include independent polling of families in the enrollment zone, followed by public community meetings on the following dates:

Monday, Oct. 1 at Northfield High School, 5500 Central Park Blvd.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Central Park Recreation Center, 9651 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Park Hill Elementary, 5050 E. 19th Ave.

All meetings will be held from 5:30-7 p.m.

See flyer below for more detailed information…


Ever considered learning Spanish? Now is your chance: Better Late than Never Español with Maestra Acosta! This class will be for beginners or those with a little experience who would like the opportunity to communicate more in Spanish. We will meet on Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the PHE library, beginning October 4.  We will acquire conversational language, practice work and travel-related communication, but ultimately the class will be tailored to meet the needs of our students. ¡Hasta Pronto!


Hit the town while your child comes back to school for a crazy fun night!  ALL students 1-5 will be together. Kindergartners, Preschool and potty-trained siblings will be together in Amy Maes’s classroom. Our main activities will be a dance in the gym, movies in the auditorium, Bingo with prizes in the cafeteria, a quiet room for board games and reading and painting with Ceramics in the City! New this year – 5th graders get access to their VERY OWN 5 GRADE ROOM! Your child will have so much fun – they won’t even know you are gone! Do not wait too long to sign up– space is limited! The first child is $30 and each subsequent child is $10. Quite a babysitting steal! You can sign up in our school store at or there are forms in the office.


Kathleen Isberg is working with students again this year to produce the Panther Post. The students are at it interviewing, videoing, picture taking, creating music, movies, slideshows, and writing. Each week the staff of reporters are posting to the website: Check out the recap of the ice cream social or discover a new weird science fact. Coming soon see interviews with staff new and old. What is Mr. Parker’s dream job? See what a good job this team of reporters is doing learning how to create an appealing fun website.


Fiction Beer Company’s 4th Anniversary Party is on Saturday, September 29, 2018  It will include a dunk tank from 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm with all dunk tank proceeds going to support the Park Hill PTSA & our book giveaway program.

$2/ball or $5 for three balls.  Warm up your pitching arm!


Click on the links below to sign up for fall magnet testing. In-district students will be tested at their current school during the window of November 5-19, 2018. All homeschool, private, and out of district students will be tested on Saturday, December 1 at Morey Middle School.

Deadline for fall testing applications: Friday, October 12, 2018

Nominate your child for magnet testing.

haga clic aquí para nominar a su hijo para la prueba de enfoque especial (Magnet) para Estudiantes Altamente Dotados.

Downloadable application- English

Downloadable application – Spanish


September 29:  1:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Fiction Beer Company Dunk Tank Fundraiser
October 3:  OCTOBER COUNT – Official Count Day for School Funding
October 3:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – DPS Community Meeting in the Auditorium
October 3 – 4:  Individual School Picture Day (see below to pre-order online)
October 4:  9:15 am – 1:30 pm – Kindergarten to Berry Patch Farms
October 4:  6:30 pm – Spanish Workshop for Parents:  Better Late than Never Español with Maestra Acosta! – Library
October 10:  9:15 am – 1:15 pm – First Grade to History Colorado
October 12:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Parent’s Night Out
October 15 – 17:  Student Health Screening (ECE, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th)
October 17 – 18:  3:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Fall Parent / Teacher Conferences
October 19 – 23:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – Planning / Assessment Days
October 25:  Individual Picture Retakes
October 31:  9:00 am – 1:30 pm – Third Grade to the Zoo
October 31:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm – Kindergarten (Levy and Neale) to DMNS