Friday Folder Bulletin, October 4, 2019

Principal Burdette is looking to hire a full-time (7 hrs. per day, 5 days a week)) paraprofessional to work in our multi intensive program.  If you are interested in this position please email Ken Burdette directly at

AUCTION KICK-OFF PARTY – Sunday, October 6 at 4:30 pm
Join Sylvia Doud and Leslie Hirsch at The Abbey Tavern on Colfax as they kick off this year’s auction planning. Whether you’ve got one thirty minute block of time to share or you want to chair a subcommittee all are welcome. PTSA is buying the first round!

For our new families, the annual Park Hill Auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our school. It provides the largest chunk of the funding for the grant the PTSA gives the school. Principal Burdette uses the grant to hire paraprofessionals and math and reading specialists to help with the classroom ratios to make sure your student is where s/he needs to be academically.

Lost & Found is busting at the seams!  If your student is missing a coat, lunch bag, etc., PLEASE come by to check for their item(s).

SCHOOL SPIRIT STORE                                                                                        
The Official Park Hill Elementary school store is open!  This year’s store features a new design, and more choices.   Orders will be taken online only through Monday, Oct. 7th, and will be delivered to the school for pickup shortly after.   Many shirts are available in your choice of black, red, grey, or white.   Kid’s sizes are available in several styles as well, and we’re sure you’ll find that prices are quite reasonable!  Get your school spirit gear here:

The 5th grade talent show is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18.     Interested participants can submit a video audition to by October 25.   More detailed information, including the rules for entry, should have gone home with your student this past week.   If you have any questions or need forms, contact Becky Taylor ( or Lauren McClelland (

October 6:  4:30 pm – Park Hill PTSA Auction Kick-off Meeting @ Abbey Tavern
October 7:  9:30 am – 1:00 pm – 4th Grade Classes to Carson Nature Center (Strumor and Goloskewitsch)
October 7:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm – 3rd Grade State Capital Tour
October 8:  9:30 am – 1:00 pm – 4th Grade Classes to Carson Nature Center (Demos and Euser)
October 10:  5:30 pm – Fifth Grade Parent meeting for Balarat in the Auditorium
October 10:  4:00 pm – CSC Meeting
October 10:  5:30 pm – PTSA Meeting
October 11:  8:00 am – Coffee with Ken
October 11:  Pizza Day in the Panther Cafe
October 11:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Ms. Neale’s class to Dardono’s
October 14:  8:30 am – 1:00 pm – 4th Grade field trip to Governor’s Mansion (Strumor, Ms. G.)
October 14:  12:00 PM – 2:30 PM – 4th Grade field trip to Governor’s Mansion (Demos, Euser)
October 16:  3:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Parent / Teacher Conferences
October 17:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Parent / Teacher Conferences
October 18:  NO SCHOOL for students – Parent / Teacher Conference Day
October 21:  NO SCHOOL for students – Planning / Assessment Day
October 22:  NO SCHOOL for students – Planning / Assessment Day
October 23 – 24:  Fifth Grade to Balarat (Ash, Cowen, Ferguson)
October 25:  Last Day to Turn in Fifth Grade Talent Show Audition Videos
October 28 – 29:  Fifth Grade to Balarat (Mills)
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:  9:15 am – 12:30 pm – Ms. Neale’s Kindergarten Class to DMNS
October 31:  1:30 pm – School Halloween Parade with class parties to follow
November 3:  Daylight Savings Time Ends – Turn Clocks BACK One Hour
November 8:  8:00 am – Coffee with Ken in the Panther Café
November 13:  Individual Picture Retakes
November 14:  4:00 pm – CSC Meeting in the Library
November 14:  5:30 pm – PTSA Meeting in the Library


October Events for Families and Kids at the Park Hill Branch Library: 

  • Family Yoga

Saturday, October 5, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Stretch your body and your imagination in this family oriented yoga class! Designed for a variety of ages, no previous experience necessary. Presented by yoga instructor: Erin Decker

  • Make Your Own Diwali Lantern

Tuesday, October 8, 4:00 pm

Create a Diwali lantern to celebrate this popular festival of lights in India.  Ideal for ages 3-8 years with an adult.

  • STEM Program: Halloween Card with Circuits & Lights

Saturday, October 19, 3:00 pm

Make a light up Halloween Card. We’ll be using copper tape, LEDs, and paper to craft some frightful and festive cards. Ideal for ages 6 and up.

  • Upcycled Spooky Castle

Monday, October 21, 10:30 am

Create a not-so-scary castle using recycled materials. Ideal for ages 3-8 years with an adult.







Wellness Workshop:

Leave the past behind and Fall into your best year yet and get Mindfulness, Happiness and HeartMath® tools to fill your resilience toolbox.

Park Hill Elementary Mindfulness Instructor and former Panther parent, Liz Rutledge, is co-facilitating a wellness workshop with Dr. Cyrina Bullard of Catch Happiness October 11th from 1:30-4:30pm at Galvanize in the Golden Triangle (1062 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204).

Imagine yourself having clarity, focus and feeling empowered to navigate life’s challenges…more positively, mindfully and resiliently!  We will also help you design a vision for a life you will love and bring more happiness to your life.

Click here ( for more details and to register.  Space is limited for this event.

Local Denver business, Poparuba, is providing delicious gluten-free cake bites!

For more information, please feel free to reach out to

Liz Rutledge (303-656-9188,, or Cyrina Bullard (386-235-3310,