Panther Pages, March 11, 2022

Greetings PHE Parents and Families:

We are happy to note that there are currently no cases of COVID reported for students or staff members.  We are seeing an increase of other viral and bacterial illnesses though, which is somewhat to be expected after a year-plus of mask wearing.  We encourage parents to continue to be mindful of illness symptoms and keep kids home if there are concerns. Here is a helpful guide to check if you are unsure about whether or not your child should stay home – How sick is too sick guide.

Remember that Sunday is Daylight Savings where our clocks will need to ‘spring forward’ an hour.  We are all excited to enjoy more sunny skies in the evenings!

Also, please be mindful to not block driveways or alleys when parking for pickup and dropoff.  Our kiss and drop lane has been open through all types of weather each morning and it is the most efficient way to get kids safely to the playground.  If you need to park, please leave yourself a few extra minutes to find an appropriate spot.

Have a nice weekend!

-PHE Staff

Kids Pants needed 

The school could use extra pairs of pants for our students.  We use these for spills, accidents, and muddy adventures out on the field.  If you have some used pants that you are no longer in need of, please bring them to the office. We can use all sizes from 4T to Boys/Girls large.

 

Report Cards for 2nd Trimester Available

Report cards are now available for your children through the Parent Portal link at https://myportal.dpsk12.org/.  Questions about specific grades should be directed to the appropriate teacher.

 

Park Hill Equity Corner

Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/may2018/teaching-learning-race-and-racism

 

How To Talk To Young People About the Crisis In Ukraine

https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/why-is-there-a-refugee-crisis-in-ukraine

 

5th Grade Talent Show – REMINDER

The talent show is scheduled for May 31st.   The Rules of Entry form and video audition are due between the dates of April 4 and 16.   Forms are found in and returned to the Music Room and the videos can be sent to parkhilltalentshow@gmail.com.   Notification of acceptance will occur by April 20.  As of right now, the show will be indoors.    Please see the Rules of Entry Form for more information.   Becky Taylor, kohlstaylor@hotmail.com & Lauren McClelland, llovda@dpsk12.net.

 

Summer Reading Skills Program at Regis University

Regis University is hosting a summer Reading skills program for kids 4 and up.  They offer different programs by age groups.  Weekend and weekday schedules are available.  Class size is limited. For more information or to Register call: 1-800-715-2808

 

 

East High School Sustainability Club Tree Plenish Event 

“The sustainability club is working with an organization to sell trees to the Denver community. Each tree is five dollars and around Earth day members of our club will be going around planting the trees” (eastern redbud, blue spruce or quaking aspen).

– Priya Hecox, alumni of Park Hill Elementary

www.eastsustainability.com

SAVE THE DATES!!

May 6th: 5 – 7pm, World Arts and Cultures Festival. 1st and 2nd Grades will perform music and dance, All Grades Art Show and Zimbabwean Music and Dance Performance.  We need parent volunteers from each class to help with costumes!  Please contact Ms. Nonino:  Lauren_nonino@dpsk12.net

May 11th: 5 & 6 pm, 3rd Grade Music and Theatre Performance (Tinga Tales from West Africa)

May 12th:  5 & 6pm, 4th Grade Music and Theatre Performance (Tinga Tales from West Africa)

May 18th:  6pm, 5th Grade Poetry Slam Performance (Cowen/Mills)

May 19th:  6pm,  5th Grade Poetry Slam Performance (Ash/Ferguson)

 

Performance Update!

With guidance from the district and CDC, we are happy to share that we are planning all performances to be on the stage in the Park Hill Auditorium this spring! Please continue to look for updates about your student’s upcoming performance.

 

Our 3rd & 4th Grade Tinga Tinga Tales Performances are quickly approaching!  Here are some reminders!

– Students should arrive 20 minutes prior to showtime

Lines need to be fully memorized by the week of March 14th

Costumes need to be ready for the dress rehearsal by the week of May 4th.  Please visit this link for simple costume ideas:  https://www.primary.com/blogs/diy?type=animals

-If your child is a monkey, he/she does not need to be red/orange/yellow.  Monkeys can be any color! (brown, black, white, tan, gray)

NO COSTUME MASKS PLEASE – We need to see actor’s faces, especially their mouths!

Contact Jean Benson in the costume department to borrow a costume (it’s free!):  Jean_benson@dpsk12.net; 720-423-1750

We need parents to help with set pieces & props!  Please sign up using this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B48AAAF2CA6FB6-tinga

Kindergarten sisters with older siblings in 3rd and 4th grade are playing worker bees in the show!  Please plan to have them be there for the night of the show!

We need a parent or two to run the lights for the show as we’ll be using a light tree for enhanced lighting.  Please email Ms. Nonino if you are interested. (lauren_nonino@dpsk12.net)

-Please reach out with any questions or concerns!