Panther Pages, January 14, 2022

Dear PHE Parents:

Thank you for your continued support, patience, and caution as we navigate the ever-changing Covid waters.  Please be safe over this Holiday weekend.

Just a reminder that we do not have school on Monday, 1/17/22 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Please see the Equity section below for additional information about our students and how we honored Dr King’s work and legacy.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

Park Hill Auction Website is up

https://event.auctria.com/7cba3931-8d3c-4d70-b68e-c6f378df5570/aa6cd270-8751-11e9-a741-3fcfcb35cbb0

This year’s Park Hill Auction and Party is being held on Friday, February 25th at the Denver Zoo. It’ll be in an open-air, heated pavilion with a Ski School theme. Stay safe by partying outside and stay warm by dressing for the slopes. Fundraising efforts at the Auction are essential to maintain the excellent educational opportunities for Park Hill students. Join in on the fun and register today!  Please see the attached flyer for FAQs and the link/QR code to register.

PHE AUCTION 2022 FAQ FLYER

School Choice Is Open

If you have a child who will be starting ECE, Kindergarten, or will be transferring to PHE in the fall (or starting middle school), the School Choice window is now officially open.  Please go in and make your selections prior to February 15th.  Please note that even if you live in the neighborhood and your only selection is Park Hill Elementary you need to do this!  Please go to the school choice website: https://dps.schoolmint.net/signin.  You should login with your Parent Portal ID. Please contact the front office with questions or the School Choice hotline at 720-423-3493

 

Park Hill Elementary Equity Corner 

This year due to Omicron and the construction of the Montview Church, we did not gather for our annual MLK Marade with the neighborhood schools; however, each individual school had K-2 Marades at Stedman, Hallett, Montview, and Park Hill  Elementary at 10 AM on Friday, January 14.   The kids  made signs with the incredible support of Ms. Pravecek and classroom teachers from each of the neighborhood schools. Students sang “We Shall Overcome”.  While we were not together physically, we were united in spirit.

The signs that the schools made were displayed at Park Hill,  Montview Presbyterian Church (where he spoke in 1964) and at Turtle Park.  The collaboration demonstrated unity, MLK’s legacy, and our continued support toward civil rights and equity.  Thank you to our teachers, our parents, and our community for all of the support.

In addition to today’s MLK Marade, here are two articles that can be read over the weekend:

 

Chalkbeat Article

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2022/1/6/22867364/texas-critical-race-theory-law-charter-school

Article about “critical race theory”

Parents, teachers

 

ADL

https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/extreme-measures-how-to-help-young-people-counter

Article about Young People Counter Extremist Recruitment

Parents, teachers

 

Enrichments

Enrichments for the spring are being finalized. Please watch for the Enrichment List to go out this weekend.  Vendors have been told to open registration on Wednesday, January 19th at noon. As with prior years, vendors have been told to not open prior to this date and time.  We encourage them to remove any early registrants from their lists.  Enrichments will begin the week of January 24th.

 

Music and Dance Request for Volunteers

3rd and 4th Grades are beginning their performance unit on the East African “why” Tinga Tinga Tales in music/dance classes! Ms. M and Ms. Nonino are in need of volunteers to come in and work with student groups. Please reach out to them if you are interested at:

lauren_nonino@dpsk12.net & lauren_mcclelland@dpsk12.net

 

Colorado Children’s Chorale Auditions

Colorado Children’s Chorale has auditions coming up for our Spring portion of the season. In person auditions will be held January 8th and 22nd. We will also be taking video submissions through January 29th. Please see here for more details on auditions. https://www.childrenschorale.org/sing/come-sing-with-us/

If you have a student from 2nd-5th grade who loves to sing and dance, please come audition.

Here are some videos to see what CO Children’s Chorale is about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WheJzVRDGiI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd-hmzuHYoQ