Panther Pages, April 15, 2022

Dear PHE Families:

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday weekend.  Regardless of religious practice or belief, I hope this weekend can be a time for family and relaxation for each of you.

As a final message about February’s auction, please be sure to pay any outstanding balances, as this money will be allocated to support our budget for the 22-23 school year.  Here is the information from PTSA – thank you!:

Auction Payment Reminder

If you have yet to pay your invoice, please do so as soon as possible. We prefer payment through cash/check or the PayPal Giving Fund as we do not get charged any transaction fees through that platform. Please note that some bidders were added to buy-a-share parties a few days after the auction and those parties may not have been on your initial invoice. If you signed up for Bourbon & Bonfire, Oktoberfest, Tappa Kegga Beach Party, or any other party that was oversold at the auction and had paid your invoice immediately following the auction, we encourage you to log in to Auctria to determine whether you may have an outstanding balance. The buy-a-share hosts have the full list of attendees and evites or save the dates have started getting sent out. Any remaining auction items or parties/events with open spots are available to purchase online at iheartparkhill.com

-Principal Burdette

 

 

CMAS Testing continues next week

As a reminder, CMAS testing will continue next week for Grades 3-5.  Testing will occur on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (and make-ups will be on Friday).  Please do everything you can to be here if possible, but we ask students not to come if ill. If you know of absences in advance of testing, please reach out to margaret_bixby@dpsk12.org to coordinate makeup testing.

 

Opt-In for 2022-23 Bus Transportation NOW OPEN

The Transportation Opt-In Program is live now through June 30. If your student is eligible and requires DPS Transportation services for the 2022-23 school year, opt in via Parent Portal click here for instructions.  If families do not opt in by the June 30 deadline, their student may experience a delay in service.  If you need your student’s ID number – please call the PHE office at 720-424-4910 or email: ann_kurth@dpsk12.net

Questions? Email transportation@dpsk12.org.

 

Kindergarten Graduation Information

Parents are invited to participate in their children’s graduation from Kindergarten!  Events will be outside on the back playground (weather permitting).

– Wednesday, June 1st from 8:40-9:25am for Neale and Kennedy

– Thursday, June 2nd from 8:40-9:25am for Miller and Maes

 

The Kindergarten Car Parade on June 2.  Families are encouraged to participate along with their students in the car parade.  Families can decorate their car (or bike) and circle around the school while their fellow students cheer their accomplishments. Children whose parents cannot attend will remain with their teacher.

  • Miller – 1:30 pm
  • Neale – 1:40 pm
  • Kennedy – 1:50 pm
  • Maes – 2:00 pm

Route:  Cars should begin by turning off Montview Blvd onto Dahlia St (South) and proceed East along 19th Avenue to Fairfax St. Cars will then turn right (South) on Fairfax St. to continue the parade towards 17th Avenue to end the parade.
Additional Notes: Please adhere to the time slots of your child’s class to create a consistent traffic flow. However, siblings are welcome to come together at one time if easier.  In addition, it would be helpful if you could write your child’s name on a sheet of paper or poster board and display through the front/right car window.
 

5th Grade Continuation Information

5th Grade Outdoor Presentations on June 2:

Cowen & Mills @ 9:00am

Ash, Ferguson @ 9:45am

 

Parents can bring a chair or picnic blanket for the ceremony.

The 5th grade car parade will start @ 10:50am:

– Cowen – 10:50 am

– Mills – 11:00 am

– Ash – 11:10 am

– Ferguson – 11:20 am

 

Route:  Cars should begin by turning off Montview Blvd onto Dahlia St (South) and proceed East along 19th Avenue to Fairfax St. Cars will then turn right (South) on Fairfax St. to continue the parade towards 17th Avenue to end the parade.

 

How: We need all families to come through the parade in their cars. If using a car is not possible for this day, we ask that families use bikes in a safe manner.

 

Additional Notes: Please adhere to the time slots of your child’s class to create a consistent traffic flow. However, siblings are welcome to come together at one time if easier.  In addition, it would be helpful if you could write your child’s name on a sheet of paper or poster board and display through the front/right car window.

 

 

Summer Connections

Summer Connections is a free, full-day summer school opportunity through Denver Public Schools. All students that will be enrolled in 1st through 5th grade for the 2022-23 school year are eligible to participate.  Licensed teachers will be teaching literacy, math, science, art, and career exploration. Students will engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities for 60 minutes each day. They will engage in social emotional learning every day, as well. There will also be fun events throughout the summer at the school and on field trips!  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided at no charge.

 

Registration is open through April 29, 2022. Applications are first-come, first-served. Once capacity is reached at a school, students will be placed on a waitlist.

  1. Log into your Parent Portal account
  2. Select “Summer Connections” in the top navigation bar
  3. Complete the application

If you don’t have access to the Parent Portal, complete this form to register.

 

Dates: June 14th through July 22nd. Summer Connections runs for six weeks.

 

Location: Palmer Elementary

995 Grape St, Denver, CO 80220

9:00am-4:40pm

 

Free Spring Recycling Day is back…EARTH DAY WEEKEND

CLEAN-UP… CLEAR OUT…

Get rid of your unwanted electronics from computers, laptops and printers to monitors, keyboards, peripherals, old phones, and more (sorry, no tube TVs or monitors)… plus on-site shredding for all your sensitive paper records. Recycling is FREE, but we are accepting donations for Park Hill School PTSA to thank them for the use of their facilities. Many recycling companies charge up to $25 per item… So, please be generous!

 

Special Bonus! Park Hill PTSA Recycling

Donors will be treated to FREE Tacos from Dos Gringo’s food truck during the event, with our compliments. Join us for the good of the planet and the party! Complimentary soft drinks will also be served.

DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2022

TIME: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

PLACE: East parking lot of Park Hill School,

18th Avenue and Fairfax Street

Sponsored by: DEE & STEVE CIANCIO

 

SAVE THE DATES!!

Below are the performance times for our upcoming World Arts & Cultures Festival.

May 6, 2022

3:00PM Zimbabwean Music & Dance Company (All school assembly on the blacktop.  Parents are welcome to attend!)

 

Student Performances (in the Auditorium)

4:00PM Wiant/Goodwin

4:45PM Peterson/ Orth

5:30PM Harris/Oxman

6:15PM Boyer/Kline

 

– Students should report to their classroom 15 minutes before their scheduled performance time to get into costumes.

– Students should wear a base layer under their costumes (Leggings or shorts and a tank top or tight tee shirt for girls, shorts and a tank top or tight fitting tee shirt for boys.  Solid colors like white, grey, tan, black or blue please.)

– Check out the student artwork from around the world displayed in the hallways!

Students must return costumes to their classrooms before going home!

Thank you to all of the amazing parent volunteers!

– Please reach out to Ms. Nonino or Ms. McClelland with any questions.

 

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)