Friday Folder Bulletin, February 10, 2020

STUDENTS NEED TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY WHEN IT IS COLD OUTSIDE
We try to send students outside every day for recess. We check the temperature / wind chill and generally will go out if students won’t get wet and the temperature is appropriate.  Please make sure you send your student dressed appropriately to be outside for up to 30 minutes at a time. We are all aware of how fast the weather in Colorado can change so students should always have access to a coat, hat, pair of gloves and boots in their backpack. 

R.A.D.A. ~ Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action. 
A book Club at the Denver Public Library that has rotating locations. The R.A.D.A. book discussion series provides a safe space to discuss some of the issues and movements of the day with respect and compassion. 

Upcoming Sessions – Talking with Kids About Race:

How do we talk to the children in our lives about race, social justice and equity? In this discussion-based workshop series, adults will explore their own messages about race, and discuss strategies that engage children in meaningful dialogue. Workshops are facilitated by members of Denver Public Library’s Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action. (R.A.D.A.) book discussion group and are ideal for parents, caregivers and educators. Drop in for a single event, or attend them all.   

Saturday, February 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sam Gary Branch Library
This session will focus on current events and children’s media 

Saturday, March 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Park Hill Branch Library
This session will focus on microaggressions

I HEART PARK HILL AUCTION – FEBRUARY 21
Do you want to learn more about our silent auction? Maybe get a sneak peek of items up for bidding? Rumor has it a certain fifth grade teacher might have a pool party up for grabs… Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Facebook

¿Quieres saber más sobre nuestra subasta silenciosa? ¿Tal vez echar un vistazo a los artículos para pujar? Se rumorea que un profesor de quinto grado podría tener una fiesta en la piscina en juego… Síguenos en Instagram! Síguenos en Facebook!

AUCTION REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY!
Park Hill Families, the I Heart Park Hill Auction website will be live and ready to roll on Monday! Visit iheartparkhill.com to register for the auction (avoid the line the night of the event), buy raffle tickets for our amazing “Union Staycation” and donate to Cash for Paras (we love our paras and want to fund as many hours in our classrooms as possible!). Check out our full catalog of items up for auction, including our awesome Buy- A-Shares and Teacher Time (sold as a first come, first serve at the auction). Hit the Buy It Now page for an array of gift cards that we want to move before the auction. You’re spending money at these establishments anyway, so why not have those dollars go directly to PHE? Everything you need to know about our party is on the website, so please visit often! We are adding more items to our catalog every day!! Our goal is to raise $100,000 at this event and we can’t do it without your generous support. KEEP PARK HILL STRONG!

SAVE THE DATE – 4th GRADE MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Fourth Grade Performance of The Sneetches by Dr. Suess, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Park Hill Auditorium 

Ms. G. and Ms. Euser @ 5:30 pm

Ms. Demos and Ms. Strumor @ 6:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE – 5th GRADE MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Fifth Grade Performance of The Stonecutter, ​a Japanese Folktale Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Park Hill Auditorium 

Ms. Mills and Mr. Ash @ 5:30 pm
Mr. Cowen and Mr. Ferguson @ 6:30 pm

                                            *DPS SCHOOL CHOICE*
 *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 schoolchoice.dpsk12.org (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 schoolchoice.dpsk12.org 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).

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.

SOCCER ELECTRIC
We’re teaming up again this year with the Denver Film Society, Denver East High School Soccer and other local partners to organize the seventh annual “Summer SOCCER and a MOVIE Camp” June 8 – 12 @ Denver East High School and Sie FilmCenter. 

Participants play games and learn basic soccer skills with experienced and licensed soccer coaches at Denver East High School’s varsity soccer field in the mornings, followed by lunch in the shade and a closely supervised 5-minute walk to the Sie FilmCenter in the afternoons for age-appropriate movies. 

CAMP DATES / TIMES: June 8 – 12 (Monday – Friday) @ 9am – 5pm 

CAMP FEE:
          $345 (CAMPERS REGISTERED BY January 31)
          $395 (CAMPERS REGISTERED AFTER January 31) 

AGES: GRADES 1 – 8 (ALL LEVELS SERVED / BEGINNER – ELITE / PLAYERS WILL BE GROUPED BY AGE AND ABILITY)  

SPRING LACROSSE PROGRAMS
For those of you looking for additional opportunities outside of Enrichment for the Spring, I strongly recommend checking out your neighborhood lacrosse programs.  Both the Jets (boys) and Electras (girls) are looking for new players for the upcoming Spring. You can find information via these websites, and tell them Mr. B sent you!.

http://www.jetslacrosse.com/
http://www.electraslacrosse.com/

UPCOMING DATES:
February 13:  8:00 am – Coffee with Ken in the Panther Café
February 13:  9:15 am – 1:00 pm – 1st Grade to Skate City
February 13:  Valentine’s Day Parties (afternoon) 
February 14:  NO SCHOOL for students – Planning / Assessment Day
February 17:  NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day
February 18 – SchoolChoice Process Closes @ 4:00 pm
February 21 – Park Hill Silent Auction @ the Stanley Marketplace
March 2:  Ash and Ferguson 5th grade classes to DMNS
March 8:  Daylight Savings Time Begins – Turn Clocks Ahead One Hour
March 11:  9:15 am – 2:00 pm – First Grade to Arvada Center
March 18:  Fourth Grade Music Concert
March 30 – April 3:  NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK
April 6: – NO SCHOOL for students – Planning / Assessment Day
April 7:  Students Return to School from Spring Break
April 28:  Fifth Grade Music Performance