Panther Pages, November 5, 2021

Happy Friday Park Hill Families:

I hope this message finds you in good health and doing well overall.  I am happy to report that our Covid numbers are way down in the school.  While we have a small handful of students on quarantine, these are believed to be due to positive exposures in their personal lives and not positive cases within our building. I strongly believe our protocols are working, and we are very fortunate to have had such good weather where we can continue eating our meals outside. I continue to ask all of us to be safe and cautious in our daily lives in an effort to keep our school healthy and open.

In addition, I also want to remind everyone that this weekend is Daylight Savings Time. We push our clocks back one hour.  Please be mindful of this come Monday morning.

Have a great weekend!

Ken Burdette – Principal

COVID Vaccine Update

Children ages 5+ are now eligible for COVID vaccinations.

Here are some resources that parents have had success with if your Pediatrician does not have any openings.

 

Mobile Vaccine Clinic

CDPHE Colorado Vaccine Sign-Up

 

DPS is offering vaccination clinics from 4-7pm at various locations:

DPS Location Vaccination Clinic Date for First Dose
Evie Dennis Campus Nov. 16 from 4-7 p.m.
West High School Nov. 16 from 4-7 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln High School Nov. 17 from 4-7 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson High School Nov. 17 from 4-7 p.m.
South High School Nov. 18 from 4-7 p.m.
Skinner Middle School Nov. 18 from 4-7 p.m.
Garden Place Elementary Nov. 19 from 4-7 p.m.

For more information or to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment at an SBHC or vaccination clinic, please contact Denver Health at 303-602-8958.

 

Mask reminder

Students should come to school wearing a mask and it’s helpful if students can keep a spare mask (or 2) in their backpacks.  We have been handing out ~50 masks daily to students that have not been coming to school with a mask or have had their masks break during recess/class.  Your support with this effort would be greatly appreciated!

 

New Visitor Check-in system

If you are volunteering or otherwise on the Park Hill campus as a visitor you will be asked for your drivers license as a part of our campus safety.  We have a new screening software system that checks visitors against a database of known offenders.  Volunteers will still need to submit a copy of their COVID vaccine cards to Ann_Kurth@dpsk12.org and register with DPS here.

 

School Pictures Retakes

Lifetouch will return to Park Hill next Friday, 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 went home with children earlier this week.

 

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.

 

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