Friday Folder Bulletin, January 24, 2020


There is a reason this sign is posted in front of the school.  By parking in the bus lane, you are creating a PHYSICAL HAZARD for our students.  PLEASE adhere to the LAW and find a different place to park while dropping off and picking up your children.


 *Pre-Enrollment – You can still pre-enroll your student now that the SchoolChoice process has begun.  It will make the choice process easier!!*

If you have a student that will be new to DPS next school year, in order to participate in Denver Public Schools Choice process, families may pre-enroll their student now!  After you complete the pre-enrollment process we will send you a student ID number so that you can then create a Parent Portal account.  Using Parent Portal is the best way to complete the Choice Process.

Go HERE to complete your Pre-Enrollment Paperwork.  You will need to fill out the paperwork and return it to the school office with proof of birth and proof of address, such as a lease or a utility bill.

*Current Students DO NOT need to do this.

The SchoolChoice enrollment process for the 2020-2021 school year is open and will continue through Tuesday, February 18 until 4:00 pm.

If your student is going in to ECE, Kindergarten, or Sixth Grade, you will need to complete the choice process.  In addition, any DPS student who is not currently enrolled at a Denver Public School, or wants to attend a school other than their automatically assigned neighborhood school must take part in SchoolChoice.

Please note, the entire SchoolChoice process will be 100% ONLINE (you may use your smartphone, iPad, laptop, PC, etc. to complete your SchoolChoice application(s).  For those who do not have a way to complete the process at home, you may go to the public library or come to the Park Hill Main office during school hours if you need assistance.

The process will be easiest for families who already have an existing Parent Portal login because the new Choice system will auto-populate much of your information if you use your Parent Portal credentials to log in.  Please note it is not necessary to access the new SchoolChoice application through Parent Portal, it is just as easy to access it through the main DPS website at (just use your Parent Portal Username and Password to log in to the new SchoolChoice system).  If you do not have a Parent Portal login, do not fret.  Go to when SchoolChoice opens starting February 1 and you will be directed to create a new account.  If you are brand new to DPS, you will need your student’s proof of birth (birth certificate or passport), and proof of your address (Xcel bill, water bill, mortgage or lease).

DPS School Choice

Do you know where the dollars you donate to Park Hill Elementary go?

Ms. Moore, worked with my daughter throughout the 2018-2019 school year when it was identified that she needed reading help in first grade.  First of all, I was surprised at how fast she was identified and given help to address her reading.  That was quite wonderful since that is not always the case. Not once did she ever think she was being pulled for a negative reason which I realize can often happen in these circumstances.  She always felt it was a treat to go with Ms. Moore which is both a credit to Ms. Moore and to the classroom teacher, Ms. Peterson.  She looked forward to her time with Ms. Moore often talking about it at home and eagerly wanting to practice with me.  Ms. Moore gave her a packet of books to read over the summer which we did several times and she was excited to return them at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year to report back to Ms. Moore.  She was rewarded with some ROAR tickets which she wore around her neck like a laurel.  She was very proud!

I ran into Ms. Moore a week or so after school began in August. She told me that she would no longer need to pull my daughter this year that she was now reading on the level of an end of the year second grader (I think I got that right).  I was simply grateful for her getting the help she needed without feeling discouraged or stigmatized and just so thankful to have such wonderful people working with my kids along with all of the kids at Park Hill.  So, a big THANK YOU!

We are fortunate to have Ms. Moore working with our students because of the generousity of our parent community at our silent auction!

I Heart Park Hill Subasta — 21 de febrero
La Sra. Moore, trabajó con mi hija durante todo el año escolar 2018-2019 cuando se identificó que necesitaba ayuda de lectura en primer grado. En primer lugar, me sorprendió lo rápido que fue identificada y le dio ayuda para abordar su lectura. Eso fue maravilloso, ya que no siempre es así. Ni una sola vez pensó que estaba siendo tirada por una razón negativa que me doy cuenta que a menudo puede suceder en estas circunstancias. Ella siempre sintió que era un placer ir con la Sra. Moore, lo cual es a la vez un crédito para la Sra. Moore y para la profesora de clase, la Sra. Peterson. Ella esperaba con interés su tiempo con la Sra. Moore a menudo hablando de ello en casa y ansiosamente queriendo practicar conmigo. La Sra. Moore le dio un paquete de libros para leer durante el verano, lo que hicimos varias veces y estaba emocionada de devolverlos al comienzo del año escolar 2019-2020 para informar a la Sra. Moore. Fue recompensada con unas entradas de rugido que llevaba alrededor de su cuello como un laurel. ¡Estaba muy orgullosa!

Me encontré con la Sra. Moore una semana más o menos después de que comenzara la escuela en agosto. Ella me dijo que ya no tendría que tirar de mi hija este año, que ahora estaba leyendo en el nivel de un final del año de segundo grado (creo que lo hice bien). Simplemente estaba agradecida por conseguir la ayuda que necesitaba sin sentirse desanimado o estigmatizado y tan agradecida de tener gente tan maravillosa trabajando con mis hijos junto con todos los niños en Park Hill. Así que, un gran GRACIAS!

Somos afortunados de tener a la Sra. Moore trabajando con nuestros estudiantes debido a la generosidad de nuestra comunidad de padres en nuestra subasta silenciosa!



Are you looking for fun and engaging experiences this summer?! Well then cruise into summer camps with Denver Public Schools – Extended Learning and Community Schools (ELCS). ELCS will be offering a variety of summer camps that enhance, explore, and engage all students’ interests. While building new relationships with other friends and supportive camp staff. Who’s ready to cruise into camp?! See our camp options below: Discovery Link Summer Camp – Interested in a weekly summer program that offers multiple enriching themes and EXCITING FIELD TRIPS at various school-based sites across Denver? Then this camp is the experience you’ve been waiting for! Themes and field trips will differ depending on the site, to name some possibilities: Wonderful Water – Pirates Cove, STEM – Colorado Air and Space Museum, Superheroes – Jump Street, and Guided Discovery – Denver Zoo.

Enrichment Exploration Summer Camp – Are you looking for an eclectic variety of single subject offerings throughout the day?! Then the Enrichment Exploration Summer Camp is for you! This camp is a single subject a la carte Enrichment opportunity. Sign up for one to four blocks per week, featuring your favorite enrichment providers like Sticky Fingers, Art for Life Colorado, and Hero Sports just to name a few!

Specialty Summer Camps – ELCS is pleased to offer four specialized, one-month camps this year focusing entirely on content areas that advance student in Theatre, Technology, Art, and Sports. These camps will be partnering with reputable organizations throughout Denver, such as Colorado Ballet, Colorado Rockies, and the Children’s Museum. If your student is looking to really dive into a single subject for the week or month, then this is the camp for them!

For more information and how to register please visit our website by clicking here!



            When: Wednesday, February 12 at 9:00 am
Questions:  Call 303-316-3944 or email                             


GPHC is presenting, sponsoring, or promoting the following programs and events in February. You can always find information on our events and programs at

Recycling, Composting and Trash in DenverWednesday, February 26th at 6:30pm

Park Hill Branch Library (4705 Montview Blvd)

Denver Recycles will present on the City’s services for recycle, compost, and trash collection in addition to seasonal programs and events. We will discuss how Park Hill can help promote best recycle and compost practices and reduce waste.  More information here.

Emergency Food Pantry Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm

GPHC (2823 Fairfax St)

Serving anyone with a Park Hill address. More information here.

Here is a list of items that we currently need at the pantry:

  • Cereal (hot and cold)
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Canned Fruit
  • Toiletries
  • Individually packaged snacks


January 24:  Winter / Spring Enrichment Registration ends
January 27 – 31:  International Festival with the Mizel Museum – Park Hill School Library
January 29:  Pizza Day in the Panther Café
January 30:  6:00 pm – Sarah Moses – Holocaust Survivor Presentation (Adults Only)
January 30:  9:15 am – 1:15 pm – Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd Grades to the Colorado Ballet (Peter Pan)
February 3 – 7:  Winter / Spring Enrichment Classes Begin
February 4:  5th Grade to Denver Museum of Nature and Science Heart Lab
February 6:  10:30 am – 2:00 pm – Kindergarten to DCPA for Goodnight Moon
February 6:  2nd Grade Music & Dance Performance
5:30 pm – Kline / Orth
6:30 pm – Oxman / Goodwin
February 13:  9:15 am – 1:00 pm – 1st Grade to Skate City
February 13:  8:00 am – Coffee with Ken in the Panther Café
February 14:  NO SCHOOL for students – Planning / Assessment Day
February 17:  NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
February 18 – SchoolChoice Process Closes @ 4:00 pm
February 21 – Park Hill Silent Auction @ the Stanley Marketplace