Panther Pages, June 3, 2022

Happy Friday Park Hill families,

Wow! It is hard to believe that today is the last day. I am sad to be saying “see you later” to so many of our students and parents.  Despite the challenges of the pandemic, I have truly enjoyed this school year.

I will send a detailed letter to all families in mid-July recapping the year and sharing some of our 2022-23 plans, but for now, I will offer a simple, yet heartfelt, “thank you” to each and every one of you.

Have a great summer!

-Ken Burdette, Principal

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Panther Pages, May 27, 2022

Happy Friday Park Hill families,

This week’s tragic events in Texas weigh heavily on all of the teachers and staff at Park Hill.  We take very seriously the safety and well-being of all those on our school campus.  Please review the email sent out earlier this week by Principal Burdette discussing the safety procedures and policies we have in place as well as additional resources for families to help with discussing and processing these events.  Please reach out to the office or Principal Burdette if you have any questions.

It has been a busy time for all of our students the past few weeks with performances, field trips, Field day, and a variety of other programs. We hope all of our families have a restful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend (reminder: no school on Monday), and students are ready to go for the last few days of school next week!  Please double check all the dates and times below (and from your teachers emails) to make sure you know about all the special events next week.

-Front Office staff

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Panther Pages, May 20, 2022

Happy Friday Park Hill parents and families,

I hope this message finds you doing well despite the sudden turn in temperatures and weather. We are eagerly looking forward to an exciting final two weeks of the school year. Thank you to all of the amazing students, teachers, and volunteers who have put our evening performances together over the past few weeks. Thank you parents for attending these events and applauding your student’s effort.

A reminder that our last day of school is Friday, June 3. This is a half-day and students are all released at 12:25pm. We do not serve lunch on this day.

Class lists will be posted at the school from 1-4pm on June 3,  and again all day on June 6. More information will come by June 2 as class lists are finalized.

Wishing you all a great rest of May and end to the school year. Looking forward to celebrating the summer and all of our students’ achievements over the past school year at Park Hill.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

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Panther Pages, May 6, 2022

Happy Friday Park Hill families:

Thank you for all of your support throughout this week as we prepared for our super mega awesome dance party !  We had a great time this afternoon and appreciate the amazing community we have here at Park Hill Elementary.

I do want to share that at 12:15 pm today, our school was placed on a lockout by DPS safety and DPD. This was due to activity on Colfax, which is within proximity of our school. At no point was our school in any direct danger. However, with the mindset of safety first, we brought our students inside until we got the “all clear” signal from the district. Your student might share this with you over the weekend, and we wanted you to know what had transpired.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

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Panther Pages, April 22, 2022

Dear PHE Families:

As shared in a previous email(s), we have seen an increase in the number of positive Covid cases, as well as overall illness.  We approximate we have 30 active student cases, and 5 adult cases.  We also have numerous students out for other illnesses and symptoms.  While policies and protocols have changed since February, we strongly encourage mask wearing for students and adults during this current stretch of sickness.  It is not required, but we fully support and have free masks for any students who wish to wear one.  If your child has any symptoms, please let us know and remain home until symptom-free.

Overall, I am proud of our students for their perseverance and hard work, especially with CMAS testing in grades 3-5.  Our PHE students have remained in good spirits and are enjoying this final stretch of school before Summer.   Thank you for your ongoing support. Please let us know how we can further serve you and our PHE students.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

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