Panther Pages, October 29, 2021

From the Park Hill Team:

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!  We enjoyed seeing all the smiling faces and families at today’s costume parade!

Halloween Candy Request

As a favor to our wonderful staff, please try to have your student home and in bed by a reasonable hour on Sunday, and please try to limit the amount of candy that your student consumes before coming to school Monday morning. We would prefer that candy be kept at home if possible.

Art Classroom Fundraiser

The Original Works Art Fundraising Brochure with a photo of your child’s self portrait was sent home this week.  Your child’s original artwork will be coming home in November. If you would like to order, the instructions for ordering are on the back of the brochure. Profits from this fundraiser will be used for a new kiln for the art room! If you have questions, they can be directed to lynn_pravecek@dpsk12.org.

School Pictures Retakes

Lifetouch will return to Park Hill on November 12th for retakes.  If your child missed their picture day earlier this month or you would like to get retakes, please mark down the retake date.  Children who would like a retake will need to return their original pictures on the day of the retakes.  Order forms will be going home with children next week.

Thanksgiving Break Art Garage Classes *Free if able to attend all classes*

Come join The Art Garage at Stedman Elementary this Thanksgiving Break to explore the visual arts! Students will explore a variety of art materials, story telling, art vocabulary and so much more!  Students will experience tactile mediums through process based art as well as complete final projects ready to display.

Register: Call The Art Garage, 303-377-2353 or Email info@artgaragedenver.com. At the time of registration a

fee of $25/family is due. Those students that attend all 3 will be refunded the registration fee on the last day.  Please reach out to Art Garage if you have any questions or financial constraints.

K-2nd grade class and 3rd-5th grade class

Dates: Monday through Wednesday, November 22nd – 24th

Time: 8:15am – 3:15pm

Hello from your Park Hill Elementary MTSS team!

Park Hill is implementing the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), which is a framework for integrating levels (or tiers) of academic, social/emotional, and behavior support to promote the success of all students. The ultimate goal of MTSS is to provide high-quality instruction and the degree of support each student needs to be successful.

Park Hill screens all students to identify students needing additional support. Additionally, parents and families may raise concerns and request a conference with a school-based team. For student’s needing additional support, a school-based team uses a problem-solving process to develop and implement evidence-based interventions and monitor student response. Team membership varies depending on the student’s needs but should include individuals with knowledge of the student, grade-level expectations, the problem-solving process, evidence-based academic and behavioral interventions, progress monitoring, and diagnostic assessment. A school team typically includes an administrator; teacher; family member; and specialists such as interventionists or the school psychologist.

The school identifies students as needing additional support through screenings for literacy and social/emotional functioning, curriculum-based assessments in the classroom for math, attendance records, and/or through observations by the classroom teacher. If your child needs additional support, you will receive an invitation to participate in a conference with the school-based team and you will receive feedback on how your child is responding to targeted and/or individual interventions.

If you have any questions about the implementation of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) at Park Hill, please contact Julia Wigert, School Psychologist, at 720-424-4962.