Park Hill Friday Folder Bulletin, February 15, 2019

SCHOOLCHOICE

In light of the DCTA strike, The SchoolChoice window has been extended to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

 VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

This year Valentine’s Day Celebrations will not be a school wide event.  Each teacher will determine the day/time that their class will be celebrating the holiday.  Please watch for communication from your teacher or room parent.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

Calling all families of Park Hill! We have an open DI team available to you and it’s not too late to try it out!

Do you have a student who may be a history buff or really into acting? We are looking for students and an adult who might be interested in trying the improv challenge for Destination Imagination! There are no props or costumes needed- just a little research and wit! For more information, please contact Malinda McGurk. She can be reached at malinda_mcgurk@dpsk12.org or 720-423-3065.

GOLF SQUAD ENRICHMENT

The Golf Squad class has not yet met the minimum participation level (6 students)….we are close with 5 registered so far.

Start Date: Friday, March 8 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Session Length: 8 Class Hours
Class Dates: Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, [Mar 29 NO CLASS No School], Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 3 Cost: $195
Location: Students meet at the Gym

All Golf Squads are instructed by golf industry professionals. Everything essential is provided (Golf Squad Handbooks, hats, all clubs, training equipment, etc.). Classes will be instructed appropriately to suit the needs of new students as well as continuing students. Parents will receive weekly class emails describing what students will be doing and learning in class. Email andrew@golfsquad.com with questions.

If you would like to sign your student up for the Golf Squad class please visit https://golfsquad.com/school/park-hill-school/

GAGA BALL IS NOW AT PARK HILL

Gaga is a super fun, high energy game!  The game is played in a pit. We had some super awesome Park Hill parents donate a Gaga pit to Park Hill.  We also had a lot of amazing parents set up the court and brilliantly problem solved some ball pit building issues.

What is Gaga ball you ask?  Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder gentler version of dodge ball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. Players need to keep moving to avoid getting hit by the ball. Fun and easy, everyone gets a serious workout. Currently, only 3rd, 4th and 5th can play the game. Eventually, we will add 1st and 2nd graders to the mix once they have practiced multiple times in PE.

PARK HILL AUCTION 

Hey there Ol Sport! Looking for something snazzy to wear to the Park Hill Auction happening Friday, Feb. 22nd?  Click here here to get some ideas that will guarentee you’ll be looking like the cats meow.

Dollface, the I Heart Park Hill Auction website is live and ready to roll! Visit iheartparkhill.comto register for the auction (avoid the line the night of the event), buy raffle tickets for our amazing “Union Staycation” and donate to Cash for Paras (we love our paras and want to fund as many hours in our classrooms as possible!). Check out our full catalog of items up for auction, including our awesome Buy-A-Shares and Teacher Time (sold as first come, first serve at the auction). Hit the Buy It Now page for an array of gift cards that we want to move before the auction. You’re spending money at these establishments anyway, so why not have those dollars go directly to PHE? Everything you need to know about our party is on the website, so please visit often! We are adding more items to our catalog every day!! Our goal is to raise $100,000 at this event and we can’t do it without your generous support. KEEP PARK HILL STRONG!  See you soon, but shhhhhh!

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

Enrichment classes missed Monday through Wednesday this week (and last week’s snow day) will be added to the end of the enrichment calendar.

SAVE THE DATE – 4TH GRADE DANCE PERFORMANCE

The 4th grade performance of the Native American folktale Contest for the Sun is scheduled for Thursday, March 14!!  Students are expected to wear a Park Hill t-shirt, jeans, and P.E. shoes.  Performance times are as follows:

Rms. 206/208 @ 5:30pm (students need to report to classrooms at 5:15pm)

Rms. 210/211 @ 6:30pm (students need to report to classrooms at 6:15pm)

Please reach out to Mrs. McClelland with any questions: lauren_mcclelland@dpsk12.org.  We look forward to seeing you there!

DPS SUMMER CAMPS

It’s hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner! DPS offers a variety of summer camp options around Denver including Discovery Link Camp, Enrichment Exploration Camp and Sports Camp. For more information, please visit the Discovery Link website at /http://discoverylink.dpsk12.org/summer-registration/.

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.

 UPCOMING DATES:

February 18:  NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
February 20:  Black Jack Pizza Day in Panther Cafe
February 20:  Last day for SchoolChoice (has been extended from January 15)
February 21:  5:30 pm – PTSA meeting in the library
February 22:  Park Hill School Silent Auction (THE AUCTION IS ON A FRIDAY THIS YEAR)
February 25:  9:45 am – 12:00 pm – Kindergarten to DCPA
February 27:  Classroom Photos (rescheduled)
March 1:  No ECE Classes – Professional Day for ECE Staff
March 4:  No SCHOOL for Students – Planning / Assessment Day
March 6 – 7:  3rd Grade Dance Performances have been postponed.  Date to be determined.
March 10:  Daylight Savings – Turn clocks AHEAD one hour
March 11 – 12:  5th Grade (Mills, Cowen and Oxman) to Balarat
March 13:  9:15 am – 1:15 pm – 1st Grade to Arvada Center
March 13 – 14:  5th Grade (Ash) to Balarat
March 14:  4th Grade Music Performances
            Rms. 206/208 @ 5:30pm (students need to report to classrooms at 5:15pm)
Rms. 210/211 @ 6:30pm (students need to report to classrooms at 6:15pm)
March 19 – 21:  CMAS ELA Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade
March 25 – 29 NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
April 1:  First Day Back to School from Spring Break
April 2 – 4:  CMAS Math Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade
April 10:  8:20 am – 10:45 am – 2nd Grade to DSA
April 11:  8:20 am – 10:45 am – 2nd Grade to DSA
April 11:  10:15 am – 12:00 pm – Kinder and 1st to Hansel and Gretel Opera
April 11:  5th Grade Music Performance
April 16 – 18:  CMAS Science Testing 5th Grade
April 26:  DPS Shakespeare Festival

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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