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
Ken_Burdette@dpsk12.org

SAFETY HAZARD ON THE BLACKTOP

As a reminder, we ask that students DO NOT ride scooters / bikes / skateboards, etc. on the blacktop between the hours of 7:40 am – 7:55 am and 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm, as this is a SAFETY HAZARD for your student and the other hundreds of people on the blacktop during these times.

STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE

Please pay your student activity fees ($45 per child) at www.parkhillptsa.com.  We will also accept checks or cash in the school office.  Please email Ann Kurth in the office for scholarship information.

SAYING GOODBYE AT THE END OF THE DAY
Saying Goodbye at the end of the day

If you have not already, please fill out the ‘Saying Goodbye at the End of the Day’ form included in this bulletin and return it to the office ASAP.  Or, you may fill it out and send it back via email to: Ann_Kurth@dpsk12.org. 

HIRING FOR A PARAPROFESSIONAL POSITION

Principal Burdette needs to hire a part-time (4 hrs. per day) OR full-time (7 hrs. per day) paraprofessional here at the school.  If you are interested in this position please email Ken Burdette directly at Ken_Burdette@dpsk12.org.

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

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

If you need after school childcare, but were not able to get your child into the Discovery program here at Park Hill, here are a few other options to check out:

Red Shield (Salvation Army) – 303-295-2107; 2915 N High St, Denver, CO 80205

The Children’s Center – 303-333-1335; 5209 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80207

KISS AND DROP LANE SUPERVISORS & CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED

Parent Supervisors for our Kiss & Drop lane are vital in making sure our students can get to campus safely. Thank you to the parents of Mr. Ash’s class for providing supervision for the 5th Grade Safety Patrol next week. We will also need crossing guard volunteers on Elm St. for the time being. We can provide training! Have you signed up to be your class’s Parent Supervisor or Crossing Guard yet? (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084CABA723A57-parent8)

GREATER PARK HILL FOOD BANK

GPHC will be continuing the weekend food program this school year, in an effort to reduce food insecurity for students and provide additional nutritional support to help them be successful at school. The program provides a bag of food consisting of two breakfasts, two snacks, and at least two lunch items, including a fruit and a vegetable. Bags will be delivered to Park Hill Elementary on Tuesdays for distribution to children on Tuesdays at the end of the school day.

Every student at Park Hill Elementary is able to participate in the program.  We only require a parent/guardian signature on the parent/guardian consent form to enroll in our program. Any family with a student at Park Hill Elementary may opt in or out of the program as they wish.

Greater Park Hill Consent Form for Free Food

**Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4dabab2da75-park1 to volunteer to help ensure food bags get delivered to the school so our kids can take them home!

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.

  • Boys and Girls are invited to Sign Up for Scouting with Pack 286!

Date:  8/29/2019 on 6:30 pm at the Park Hill United Methodist Church

UPCOMING DATES:
August 23:  Enrichment Packets go out to parents for review
August 26 – August 30:  Enrichment Registration Begins
September 2:  Labor Day – No School
September 12:  4:00 pm – CSC Meeting
September 12:  5:30 pm – PTSA Meeting
September 13:  8:00 am – Coffee with Ken
September 14:  8:00 am – 11:00 am – Playground Clean Up
September 16 – 20:  Enrichment Classes Begin
September 18:  3rd Grade Fieldtrip to Balarat (Classes TBD)
September 20:  No ECE Classes – Professional Day for ECE Staff
September 20:  Direct Giving Party – 5:30 pm and PTSA Movie Night
September 25:  3rd Grade Fieldtrip to Balarat (Classes TBD)
October 6:  Park Hill PTSA Auction Kick-off Meeting