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Park Hill Personal Item Pick Up

Park Hill Parents:

In accordance with the district rules, we unfortunately are not allowed to have any students or parents into a district building. We realize that for some families, students have items in their lockers or desks they would like returned. Additionally, we are aware that for many other families there is no significant items in their locker or desk and the items can simply be donated (extra school supplies), recycled or thrown away. In an effort for admin and support staff to obtain only the needed items that families are requesting we ask all families to fill out the following form to help guide us in what items need to be returned or not.

NOTE: If a family is choosing to pick up items from the school, they will then get a set appointment time/date in which they will pick up items in a designated “drive-through” area. If you are picking up items please look for this communication starting on May 18th. If a family is opting NOT to pick up items from a locker then please submit this form for verification and NO other action is needed. In advance, we thank families for the donated school supplies. This form needs to be completed for EACH of your Park Hill students.



Ken Burdette


Friday Folder May 8, 2020

Park Hill Elementary Friday Folder Bulletin May 8, 2020

5th Grade Continuation Celebration

5th grade families – ​SAVE THE DATE​ for the end of year celebration. We will do a car parade in front of the school on Thursday, May 28, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. More communication to come from Mr. Burdette as well as the room parents.

Community Donation Opportunity

We have heard from members of our school community that they would like to help others in our school community. We’ve put a ​donation button​ on the PTSA website to collect donations. Principal Burdette, Maggie Bixby, Mary Beth Carlson, and Cheryl Cohen will help distribute your donations to our school families who might need a little help right now. If you’re in need, please email Mr. Burdette.


Hemos escuchado de miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar que les gustaría ayudar a otros de nuestra comunidad escolar. Hemos puesto un ​botón de donación​ en el sitio web de PTSA para recolectar donaciones. La directora Burdette, Maggie Bixby, Mary Beth Carlson, y Cheryl Cohen ayudarán a distribuir sus donaciones a nuestras familias escolares que podrían ayudar un poco ahora mismo. Si usted está en necesidad, por favor envíe un correo electrónico al ​Sr. Burdette​.

Locker Clean-Out and Item Pick-up

As school winds down, it is time to start thinking about clearing our lockers and picking up any materials still at the school. Unfortunately, students and parents are not allowed to enter the school building at this time due to the COVID-19 health measures. Instead, parents are asked to come to the exterior of the school to pick up items during a designated time, similar to how we handled the device distribution back in March. We plan to do this the week of May 26 – May 29.

On Monday, you will receive a google survey in a separate email from the school regarding picking up items still at the building. I ask that you only come and pick up items that are deemed essential for the summer, as facilitating close to 700 student pick-ups can present its own challenges. For example, in grades K – 4th, we would prefer that students not pick up their writing journals, math journals, etc unless they plan to use them over the summer. Student work will be stored in a box in the classroom over the summer for those who wish to pick up when school resumes in the Fall. In 5th grade, we realize you may have a few more requests, as this is your last year at the school. As for lockers, we will do the cleaning of lockers, so students do not need to worry about this. We only aim to distribute materials that students need over the summer. Thank you in advance.

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Friday Folder Bulletin, May 1, 2020

Happy Friday Park Hill Families:

I hope this message finds you and your family doing well and staying healthy. Every day it seems I grow a little more sad in the fact that we are not in our building learning together. We all miss our students and being together in person. I want to thank all of you for your patience and support, and please know that all of us wish we were at the school learning with our friends and teachers.   It is my hope that we are starting the fall school year back in our building, and we will do everything within our power to make that happen, while at the same time following the guidelines from our district and our state health officials. We will continue to communicate out as more information comes our way.  We know these are stressful times for you and your children, and I encourage you to do what you feel is best for your family when it comes to workload, screen time, and overall schooling.

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Annual Family Update

Dear Park Hill Families,

I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy and safe.  This letter contains information regarding the Annual Family Update process.  This is a process that you are REQUIRED to complete before the start of the 2020 – 2021 school year.

“Early Bird” Annual Family Update – May 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Save time during fall registration by quickly updating your student’s information online this spring. The “Early Bird” window for Annual Family Update is May 1 through May 31 at 4 p.m. All information for current students must be verified with DPS every year. By completing this process online, you avoid paper forms and decrease the time you spend at the school, and in line, during fall registration.

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Friday Folder for April 24, 2020

Park Hill Elementary Friday Folder Bulletin April 24, 2020

Link to This Morning’s Coffee with Ken

If you missed this morning’s Coffee with Ken, here’s what he covered: haring

Restaurant Night Out – Mici’s on Monday, April 27

This Monday, April 27, Mici on Colorado Blvd. AND in Stapleton will donate 25% of their sales for people who mention Park Hill Elementary back to our school. We had an amazingly successful auction, but we aren’t having Fundrun this year so every 25% helps! You can call or place an online order at ​ Mici will do curbside pick up or touch-free delivery. ​***Just make sure to mention Park Hill School when you order.***

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Coffee. with Ken

We hope this finds you and yours well. There a couple of things about which we wanted to touch base with everyone.

Esperamos que esto te encuentre bien a ti y a los tuyos. Hay un par de cosas sobre las que queríamos tocar base con todos.

Coffee with Ken – Friday, April 24th from 8am to 9am BYOC&D at your place
Join us (virtually) for Coffee with Ken next Friday from 8:00 until 9:00. Principal Burdette will update everyone on our current learning sitution with what he knows and what to expect. We are going to give it a go using Zoom since that seems to be able to handle large groups. Everyone will be muted as they join.

Because we only have an hour (classroom morning meetings start at 9:00) we would like to consolidate questions as much as possible in order to get everyone’s question answered. If you have a question you’d like Principal Burdette to answer please send it ahead of time.

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