We anticipate an inside morning on Monday, October 28, due to the weather forecast. As a reminder, our expectations for you and your student(s) are as follows:
We ask all students to enter through the cafeteria doors up until 7:55 AM. Once inside the cafeteria, all second through fifth grade students will go to the auditorium to wait with our staff members. They are welcome to get breakfast first if desired. From the auditorium, there will be a staggered dismissal to the classrooms, with fifth grade going first, then fourth, then third and second grades. This will help with the traffic in the hallways.
The kindergarteners and first graders will remain in the cafeteria. There will be assigned tables for both first grade and kindergarten. Again, we will have those areas properly staffed with Park Hill team members.
The first graders will dismiss early, around 7:50 AM, with either their teacher or a para professional. They will walk directly to class at this time. This will help keep the cafeteria and the hallways less congested. Any first graders arriving into the cafeteria after 7:50 AM will be escorted to class through the hallways.
The kindergartners will remain in the cafeteria until the bell rings at 7:55 AM. They will then be escorted to class with either their teacher or their classroom para.
Anyone arriving after 7:55 AM, which is the time of the first bell, may enter through either the cafeteria or the main doors. Tardy slips will still be required after 8:00 AM as per normal school rules.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Ken Burdette, Principal
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE AND PARTIES
We will celebrate Halloween on October 31 with a parade starting at 1:30 pm and classroom parties afterwards. We ask that you do not send your children in costumes depicting blood and/or gore or with any type of play weapon of any kind (guns, knives, light sabers, slingshots, bows and arrows, axes, swords, etc.). In addition, we ask that we have NO CLOWN costumes please. Remember that masks should be off while walking or biking to school for safety. It is best if your child comes to school in regular school clothes and then changes into their costumes at the designated time given by the classroom teachers.
A TURKEY AND GROCERIES FOR THANKSGIVING
If your family is in need of a turkey and some groceries for Thanksgiving this year, please fill out the form at the end of this bulletin.
THANKSGIVING MEAL IN THE PANTHER CAFÉ
Park Hill will host its annual Thanksgiving meal in the Panther Café on Wednesday, November 20. Please see flyer below for details and information on how to get tickets. Please make your reservations early, as we served over 800 people last year.
We are looking for many volunteers to help in the Panther Café during the Thanksgiving meal. Click HERE to sign up.
SAVE THE DATE! SPAGHETTI DINNER & FIRST GRADE WINTER CONCERT, December 11
The Annual Spaghetti Dinner & First Grade Winter Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 11. This long-standing Park Hill Elementary community event allows families to meet, eat, and enjoy the first-grade musical dance performance. The dinner will be catered by Noodles & Co., Tables, Oblio’s Pizzeria, and Cake Crumbs in the cafeteria from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Tickets for the dinner will be for sale online starting in early November. Stay tuned for details to come.
Please contact Erika Gipson at firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteer opportunities or questions related to the dinner.
October 25: Last Day to Turn in Fifth Grade Talent Show Audition Videos
October 28 – 29: Fifth Grade to Balarat (Mills)
October 30: Pizza Day in the Panther Cafe
October 31: 9:15 am – 12:30 pm – Ms. Neale’s Kindergarten Class to DMNS
October 31: 9:15 am – 1:30 pm – 1st Grade to Denver Center of Performing Arts
October 31: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – 3rd Grade to Denver Zoo
October 31: 1:30 pm – School Halloween Parade with class parties to follow
November 5: 5:00 pm – Close – Restaurant Night Out @ Trattoria Stella (3201 E. Colfax Ave)
November 8: 8:00 am – Coffee with Ken in the Panther Cafe
November 8: 10:30 am – 2nd Grade to DMNS
November 13: Individual Picture Retakes
November 13: 9:30 am – 11:00 am – 5th Grade (Cowen) to Clifford Still Museum
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – 5th Grade (Ferguson) to Clifford Still Museum
November 14: 9:30 am – 11:00 am – 5th Grade (Ash) to Clifford Still Museum
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – 5th Grade (Mills) to Clifford Still Museum
November 14: 4:00 pm – CSC Meeting
November 14: 5:30 pm – PTSA Meeting
November 19: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm – Fifth Grade to Young AmeriTowne
November 20: Thanksgiving Lunch in the Panther Café (please note, this is a new date)
November 25 – 29: NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK
December 2: Students return to school from Thanksgiving Break