Friday Folder, August 30, 2019

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.

DENVER PUBLIC HEALTH

Please read the following letter from Denver Public Health regarding the recent measles outbreak across the nation.

Measles Letter DPS 08.13.19

MeaslesLetter_Spanish

SEEKING PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR CSC

We are actively seeking parents and community members to join our CSC.  It is a once-per-month commitment with responsibilities, so please read the information in the link below. Email Meredith Strumor (Meredith_strumor@dpsk12.org) and Ken Burdette (ken_burdette@dpsk12.org) if interested.  Thanks!

http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/641

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 ENRICHMENT CLARIFICATION – STREET SOCCER & ART Double Session

Soccer Electric and The Art Garage have partnered together and are offering a double session for after school enrichment. See the description below for more information on this unique offering. As of right now, we need 6 more students to sign up.  First come, first served!

DOUBLE SESSION: Park Hill Panthers STREET SOCCER + ART sessions focus on FUN, free PLAY, dynamic movement, skills work, tricks and creativity GAMES on ALL surfaces, including hardwood, concrete, grass and PAPER too (yes, PAPER — check out our SOCCER ELECTRIC + ART GARAGE partnership!). Student-athletes / artists who register for this innovative new enrichment program receive a $10 credit toward their next SOCCER ELECTRIC or ART GARAGE program or event (need and merit-based scholarships available). All participants receive a Park Hill Panthers Street Soccer performance tee shirt. 

FALL 2019 / Mondays @ 2:45 – 5:25 (students will be assigned to 1 of the 2 scheduled ART sessions and 1 of the 2 scheduled SOCCER sessions @ 2:45 – 3:55 and 4:15 – 5:25 respectively). Participants may also be invited to play in additional free or low cost soccer practices and Saturday league games. Refer to Park Hill Elementary enrichment packet as the primary source for schedule confirmation, changes and no class dates.

GRADES: 1st – 3rd (4th and 5th graders participate as “Junior Coaches”) / minimum enrollment: 16 students / maximum enrollment: 30 students. Students meet at the PHE gym, then to the art classroom or outside (weather permitting).

FEES: $275 covers STREET SOCCER + ART sessions payable to SOCCER ELECTRIC @ soccerelectric.com (need-based and merit-based scholarships available on a FCFS basis, candidates are pre-qualified by the school). In order to secure a roster spot first come first served, all participants must register @ soccerelectric.com

Program staff will balance each of the SOCCER and ART sessions for best fit according to grade / age, ability, needs, etc. All fees cover program overhead costs including soccer gear, art supplies, insurance and other expenses such as partner coach / teacher pay. At least 10% of program proceeds go to PHE PTSA or pre-specified school projects. We put the remaining proceeds back into select community outreach programs via strategic collaboration with schools and nonprofits to promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles while sharing and growing interest in soccer and art across metro Denver. Please see below and visit SOCCER ELECTRIC @ soccerelectric.com and ART GARAGE @ artgaragedenver.com for more info.

SOCCER ELECTRIC Street Soccer sessions focus on fun, free play, skills work and small-sided street soccer games on a variety of playing surfaces, including blacktop, hardwood, concrete, and grass. All activities are co-developed and facilitated by experienced player-coaches. Sessions may include age-appropriate music.

ART GARAGE Artists will explore the art of movement and their senses in this very special enrichment class! We will use our bodies to paint with intuition, participate in guided drawing with our eyes closed and so much more. We will incorporate known art techniques such as paint strokes and printmaking with body.

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: SOCCER ELECTRIC is pleased to announce its new partnership with SOUL OF SOCCER. The driving force behind SOUL OF SOCCER is to provide opportunities for individual students, players, schools, teams or clubs to continue their growth and love for soccer. Our programs provide additional tools for players to improve their performance, seek out cultural experiences, new educational opportunities and continue their soccer development by experiencing new ideas and competing against international and diverse opponents. We are excited to team up with SOCCER ELECTRIC to grow and improve access to soccer in Denver by supporting the Park Hill Panthers Street Soccer Enrichment Program to provide student-athletes with a fun and healthy soccer experience.

WAIVERS, CONSENT AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: All players are required to review, sign and turn in all SOCCER ELECTRIC and ART GARAGE parental consent / waiver / release of liability forms to participate in the sessions (disregard if you completed all forms via your online registration).  QUESTIONS? Contact us via email at connect@soccerelectric.com or info@artgaragedenver.com

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

  • Leap Dance Studio @ Bladium Denver – Children’s Dance Classes – 720-335-5327 or LeapDanceStudio.com

UPCOMING DATES:
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

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

Google Play

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_phesco.layout

Apple App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/park-hill-elementary-school/id1223634513?ls=1&mt