Panther Pages, November 18, 2021

PHE Families:

On behalf of Park Hill Elementary, I wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. We will return back to school on Monday, November 29th.

Thank you for the canned and boxed food donations.  We took 3 truckloads full of food over to the Park Hill Food Bank this morning and will be put to use immediately.

Finally, your student may mention that there was a filming crew here today. We are producing a short informational video to put on our website for prospective/incoming parents. The company doing the work is one of our Park Hill parents, and we will not use any child’s face without a media release.

Have a great break!

Ken Burdette – Principal

No School tomorrow and next week.

There will be no school on Friday, November 19th and all of next week for Thanksgiving Break. Please make childcare plans accordingly. The staff wishes everyone a safe, relaxing and happy Thanksgiving.


Thanksgiving Resources

Please see the link for resources if your family or others in your community could use some additional support over the Thanksgiving holiday.  If your family is interested in making a donation for other families in need here at the school for the holidays, we will have more information after the break on how you can support this cause.


Report Cards are available

Report cards are now available for your children through the Parent Portal link at  Please see the attached tutorial if you are unfamiliar with the Parent Portal.  Questions about specific grades should be directed to the appropriate teacher.


Today, November 18th, is the LAST day to order for the art fundraiser

The Original Works Art Fundraising Brochure was previously sent home with your child .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


Upcoming Nurse Screenings

Denver Public Schools will provide free vision, hearing, and dental screenings for all students in all grades this year (Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten through 5th, 7th, and 9th).  The health screening components of vision and hearing will be completed at your child’s school on:

Dates:  December 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th with Recheck day on the 10th.

The screenings are NOT an assessment or an evaluation and do NOT replace professional exams. Mass screening is considered best practice to identify students who may be at risk for health concerns affecting the student’s ability to learn, and who may need extra support to reach academic benchmarks.

Your student will receive screenings in the following areas:

Vision, Hearing, and Dental. Resources are available for DPS enrolled students.

You must notify your school nurse directly should you wish to REFUSE/OPT OUT of any of the free screenings for your student.

Please contact your school nurse for any questions or concerns about the health screenings.  Parents/guardians of students who were absent or who did not have optimal hearing, vision or dental screening results will be notified in writing regarding the results.


Discounted tickets to ‘Camp Christmas’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ 

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to partner with Denver Public Schools and The Denver Public Schools Foundation. Use promo code DPSFUND to enjoy an exclusive discount for new and old holiday favorites. Visit to purchase tickets today. See the attached flyer for further details.


School Days Off! Sports camp at DU November 19, 22-24 (Thanksgiving Break)

We added a NEW date for School Days Off – Friday, November 19!!

During School Days Off, campers ages 5-11 have the opportunity to try multiple sports and activities in a fun, active environment while experiencing the NCAA Division I varsity fields, courts and rinks that the University of Denver Pioneers call home. Activities include basketball, soccer, rock climbing, ice skating, swimming, lacrosse and more. Specific camp schedules vary by day and are dependent on facility availability and weather conditions.  Registration for 2021-22 School Days Off is now open!

For more information about School Days Off, please contact our staff at 303-871-3845 or  Enjoy School Days Off? You may also be interested in our Learn to Swim, Learn to Skate and Learn Gymnastics programs!