Park Hill Friday Folder – August 25, 2017

*Safety Concern*

From Principal Burdette:

Many of you have likely seen the post on Park Hill FB regarding a late model gray Jeep SUV that tried to entice a child into the car with the promise of candy. Thankfully, the child(ren) are safe, and authorities have been notified. 

Nonetheless, please speak with your children about safety with strangers, especially when walking and biking. If you plan to send your children out without an adult, please have them in groups, not alone.  Thank you in your efforts to keep everyone safe.

Thank you!!

Thank you to those parents who donated glasses for the eclipse and those who helped out on our first day of school during the eclipse.  We are so thankful to have such a supportive, generous and involved community!

The 2017/2018 Back to School Night was a huge success!  Our staff is thankful for the opportunity to connect with parents and share their hopes and expectations for the school year.

Attendance and Tardy Expectations

If your child is late, it is required that parents/guardians come into the office with your child to sign them in for the day.  Any students who come in late due to a dental or doctor appointment, will need a note from the dentist or doctor’s office.

Please call the main school phone number, 720-424-4910, to report an absence for the day letting us know your child’s name, classroom teacher, and reason for absence.  Also call the school office if you are going to be more than 15 minutes late at the beginning  of the school day. If your child is going to be away from school for more than a day, we need that information in writing turned into the office before you leave.

Please see the Park Hill Handbook for more information regarding school policies.  You may also find the Handbook under the ‘Parents’ tab on the Park Hill Elementary School website (click on the panther).

Sign up for the Park Hill Elementary Directory today!!

Use this link to enter or confirm your family’s information:

Enter the join code:  802201229

The Park Hill Elementary Directory is run by the PTSA. Listing your family’s information in the directory is voluntary.  DPS requires families confirm their info each year.  Once you have signed up, you can access directory info online or with a mobile app.

If you aren’t sure if you have signed up, give it a try.  The system will tell you if you are already signed up and will tell you how to update your student’s info.  It only takes 2 minutes. No passwords are needed to sign up.

So far, about 2/3 of our students are signed up. We need you to make it a success!  Don’t miss out on parties, play dates or carpools.

Questions?  Contact Alicia at

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run will be held at Park Hill this fall for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Registration opens August 25th at 4 pm and space is limited.  Please see attached flyer for more information on dates and times.

Destination Imagination

Denver Public Schools is proud to bring Destination Imagination to your school! Destination Imagination is preparing Colorado’s kids to be the innovators of the future by combining the arts, sciences, and technology with creativity, teamwork, and problem solving.  

In order to be successful and offer this opportunity to our  students, we also need adult volunteers as well. If your student is interested  in competing this year, please consider co-managing a team!

If your student is interested in participating in DI this year, please complete the district google form here:

Minda C. McGurk

Academic Activities Coordinator

Denver Public Schools


Save the Date – 5th Grade Talent Show

The 5th Grade Talent Show is scheduled for November 16th!!  We need parent volunteers to run and facilitate this awesome event!  If you are interested, please sign up at

Park Hill PTSA Updates:

Come one, come all! Our first PTSA meeting is Thursday, September 14th at 5:30 in the library. This month we will be making sure committees are fully staffed and will be presenting updated by-laws for a general membership vote in October. Everyone is welcome! As always we will have childcare and chocolate available.


Friday, September 15th starting at 5:00 pm! Direct Giving is one of Park Hill Elementary’s most important fundraisers of the year, and a super fun FREE community event. We’re screening The Secret Life of Pets and there will be bouncy houses and food trucks aplenty! This is open to everyone in the neighborhood, so please invite your friends, family, and neighbors! Any donations made that night go directly to your child’s classroom THIS YEAR. Our teachers have their wish lists, so let’s please help them obtain their items! If you’d like to start shopping early please visit for each teacher’s Amazon Wish List. More details to follow, but for now we’ll settle for a “See you there!”


September 4:  Labor Day –  No School

September 5:  No ECE CLasses – Professional Day for ECE Staff

September 5:  Peach Pick Up After School on the Blacktop

September 8:  Enrichment Registration Begins

September 14: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – CSC Meeting

September 14: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – PTSA Meeting

September 15: 5:30 pm –  Direct Giving Party and PTSA Moving Night

September 21: Kind Campaign Movie for 3rd – 5th Grade Parents

September 25 – 29:  School Spirit Week

September 25 – 29:  Enrichment Classes Begin


Park Hill School Office Staff

Office Hours  7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Main School Phone and attendance line – 720-424-4910


buy Lyrica 150 mg Girls on the RUN

**This program is separate from regular Park Hill enrichment programs. It is an outside organization which starts registration and classes before Park Hill’s enrichment.                                          

Registration opens on August 25th at 4 p.m and fills up very quickly!

Girls on the Run is a place where all girls can be themselves.  We stretch ourselves physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  We have an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan.  This program promotes individual achievement and self-confidence.  Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5k run/walk race.

Practice meets every Monday and Thursday at 2:45-4:15pm between the weeks of September 11th through November 13h.  The final 5K run in on Nov 12th at Washington Park.

Fee: $170 (includes 18 practices, 5k entry and a t-shirt!)

      Go to

      Click on “Registration Open”.

      Find and select your school name in the dropdown box.

      Complete the registration.

      Check your email for a registration confirmation email.  This means registration is complete!

      Scholarships available so please do not let the cost stop you. Please contact Mrs. Horeis for more info.

Contact Mrs.Horeis for more information, 720-424-4928,