Panther Pages, February 12, 2021

Happy Friday Park Hill Parents:

Over the past few weeks we have received numerous questions
regarding the upcoming 3rd-5th grade CMAS test and
schedule. At this time, we are scheduled to take the CMAS test
in the middle of April. This may change however, as the federal
government may choose to grant the state of Colorado a
waiver. However, at this time, it’s our responsibility to prepare for
the test.

As a parent, you have the right to opt your child out of testing,
or you may elect to have your child take the tests. The deadline
for opting out is February 26, 2021 – please click PHE Parent CMAS_Letter_Elem for details on opting out.

The CMAS test does provide a useful snapshot of where your
child is currently in both literacy and mathematics (and in
science for fifth graders).

Please take time to consider your options. If your child is
planning to take the test, assuming we do in fact have it in April,
there is nothing you need to do at this time.

Thank you
Ken Burdette, Principal

Valentine Treats
The Spicy Radish, a local meal delivery service run by Park Hill parents, donated a Valentine’s Day rice krispie treat (with sprinkles!) to every student at PHE on Friday. For more information about the Radish, visit Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Lost and Found
Please encourage your children to visit the Lost and Found to claim
any missing items. We will be donating any remaining items next Friday, February 19.

Vaccination Recommendations
Getting vaccinated is an important part of school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick. Please click Vaccine Recommendations for more details.

Smartwatch Devices at School
We have been seeing an uptick in students’ use of smart watches here at school. We understand that parents want to be able to
communicate with their children and know that they are safe. But,
because these devices are becoming disruptive in our classrooms, we are adopting a 0% tolerance policy for use during the school day. If your student is found using a device like this during school hours, it will be confiscated and you will be asked to come to the school to pick it up. Thank you for your understanding.