Park Hill Friday Folder, September 1, 2017

Park Hill Fall Enrichment Packets and Information

Please see the attached Fall 2017 Enrichment Class Offerings list  and go to the Park Hill website to find the link to the Enrichment Registration Packet for the Fall 2017 Enrichment Session.

Registration begins Friday, September 8th at 3:00 pm and will end Monday, September 18th.  Please see Vendor instructions for registration instructions.


Complete and turn in the Release of Liability and Emergency Form to the school office no later than Friday, September 22nd.  Enrichment Classes begin the week of September 25th and will end the week December 4th (please see class details for specific dates).

Contact Veronica Ware at if you have any questions.

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



Kind Campaign Movie Event

Park Hill will be hosting a Kindness Campaign movie showing on Thursday, September 21st from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Park Hill Elementary Auditorium.

The event is open to all Park Hill students and families (the content in this film is intended for 3rd grade students and older).  The purpose of this event is to build community, strengthen our “getting along skills,” and continue to prepare our students for middle school and beyond!

Click on to learn more about this movie and the message for our students.  We are excited for this event and look forward to seeing you there!

The Lost & Found has a New Location

Visit the old Lost & Found location and you will find…M s.Fraser’s classroom! Don’t leave items there! This is her working space! If you head to the gym, take a left towards the ECE/First/Kinder rooms, you will see the new spot. It is marked with a big sign. You can’t miss it! Please read the Lost & Found policy while you are there. Due to lack of space in the school, the Lost & Found is smaller this year. Items will be donated quicker than usual. The best way to get your items back is to LABEL everything!

Free Library!!

Have you seen the Free Library at the top of the stairs? If you are heading up towards the library you will pass right by it. Please feel free to donate your gently used books so others can enjoy them. If you happen to be a parent who buys books at garage sales or Goodwill please help by adding high interest books to our library.  Also – take a few with you as you go! There are books for all ages – and maybe it would be nice to add any books that you, as an adult, have enjoyed as well.

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 Phone App Update

If you have not already, download and check out the new Park Hill Elementary School mobile app!! This is a communication tool to better serve our parents, students, and faculty.  Use the app to view up-to-date Park Hill news, report an absence, receive important notifications, see what’s for lunch, contact teachers, check calendars, and much more!

Please note, the Park Hill Friday Folder / PTSA Newsletter and other Park Hill posts can now be found under the ‘News’ button on the front page of the app.

Available for both Android and Apple users, just click the appropriate app

store link below.
Google Play

Apple App Store

Park Hill PTSA Updates:

here PTSA Meeting

Please join us for our first PTSA meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the school library!  Learn about the PTSA’s plans for fundraising and community building for the upcoming year, meet some of Park Hill’s wonderful parents, teachers, and administrators, and maybe even sign up to volunteer for a committee or event. You’ll be glad you did!  Please note meetings this year will be the SECOND Thursday of the month at 5:30 instead of the first Thursday as they have been for the last several years.  Childcare will be provided. There will be a discussion of the newly updated PTSA bylaws, which can be previewed here:; and the meeting agenda can be previewed here:

Direct Giving Fundraiser and Community Event  Please SAVE THE DATE — 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 outdoors 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! Although the event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend, this is the one event of the year where we ask those who are able to please make a direct donation by cash, check, or credit card.  All donations received that night have an immediate impact as they go directly to your child’s classroom and to additional school resources THIS YEAR. Our teachers have their wish lists, so let’s please help them obtain their items! If you’d like to start contributing early please visit for each teacher’s Amazon Wish List.  Also, if you would like to sign up to volunteer at this event, please go to: Peach Sale Pick Up

For those of you who ordered peaches as part of our fundraiser, please pick up your peaches on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 after school on the blacktop behind the school.

Playground Cleanup

Looking for an easy way to get involved and support the school with the whole family?  Then please join us for round two of our Playground Clean Up on Saturday September 9, 2017 starting at 9 am.  Bring a shovel, broom or the like if possible.  Doughnuts will be provided!  If you are able, please sign up with the following link, but don’t let it stop you from coming if you did not get a chance to sign up!

Coffee with Ken

Our fearless leader, principal Ken Burdette, enjoys connecting with Park Hill parents in a variety of ways, including through periodic informal “Coffee with Ken” sessions.  The first of these is scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017 after morning drop-off at the picnic tables on the blacktop.  School board member Mike Johnson will also attend, and Ken will discuss the highlights from Park Hill’s most recent standardized testing.  Stop by for a cup of coffee to hear the latest school news and ask any questions you may have.

Auction Kick-off!!

Come one, come all – it is almost time to start the extensive planning for this school year’s PTSA Auction!  Please save the date of October 8 for this  important meeting — time and place to be determined.  There are many opportunities to volunteer in a variety of capacities — helping acquire auction items, marketing the event, obtaining sponsors, etc.  It is also a great way to meet and have some fun with other members of the Park Hill community, so please join us to learn what you can do to help!

Upcoming Dates

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: Coffee with Ken
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
September 27:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Third Grade to DMNS
October 3 – 4:  Individual Pictures TakenOctober 4:  9:00am – Tours Begin for New Prospective Families

Park Hill School Office Staff

Office Hours  7:30 am to 3:30 pm

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