Park Hill Friday Folder, October 13, 2017

Friday Folder News:


*PARENTS, It is ESSENTIAL that you pick up your child ON TIME.  Our vendors have other places they need to be and cannot stay to wait for late parents.  If you are consistently late, you may lose your spot.   Please check with your vendor for final pick up times and dates. 

Inclement weather policy:  Please have your student(s) listen for an announcement (or check with the office) at the end of the day in case of a location change. ALWAYS check the board outside of the office at pick up for any class room/location changes, especially if it is a bad weather day.  

Contact Veronica Ware at if you have any questions.


We will celebrate Halloween on October 31 with a parade starting at 1:30 pm and classroom parties afterwards.  We ask that you do not send your children in costumes depicting blood and/or gore or with any type of play weapon of any kind (guns, knives, light sabers, slingshots, bows and arrows, axes, swords, etc.).  In addition, we ask that we have NO CLOWN costumes please.  Remember that masks should be off while walking or biking to school for safety.  It is best if your child comes to school in regular school clothes and then change into their costumes at the designated time given by the classroom teachers.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH IN THE PANTHER CAFÉ (see schedule and reservation form below)

We will need extra help in the cafeteria during Thanksgiving Lunch. Please go to to sign up to volunteer.  It’s a festive and fun time to be here!!!


5th grade Talent Show is scheduled for November 16.  Auditions are currently underway.  We need to have all auditions completed by Friday, Oct. 20.  We have open time slots on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings next week BEFORE school.  Remind your student to SIGN UP on the signup sheet located at the water fountain by Mr. Ash’s room.  Contact Becky Taylor ( or Mrs. McClelland if you need alternate arrangements.


The TAC is looking for 8-12 more volunteers on Tuesday afternoons from 3:10 pm – 4:15 pm! If any parents/guardians/or friends in the neighborhood would be willing to help young readers grow, please consider becoming a volunteer!

TAC is program that has been a part of the Park Hill community since 1993. It was to help struggling readers become more fluent and confident in their own reading skills. This year we are focusing on being intentional in our practice on how to best help our young readers grow.

Not only are we trying to build comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills, but we are trying to instill a love of reading overall. As we move forward with the program this year, we hope that you would like to become a vital member of the TAC program.

We will meet as a group most Tuesdays of the month from October through April. Volunteers will be placed with a student and will work closely with them over the course of the year. At the end of the program, we will host a field trip to the Tattered Cover, where the students will be able to select books to read over the summer

If you ever have any questions, or you would like to join, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Braden Seward is the contact person from Park Hill Elementary this year.  Her email is


Park Hill Community:

GPHC will be continuing the weekend food program this school year, in an effort to reduce food insecurity for students and provide additional nutritional support to help them be successful at school. The program provides a bag of food consisting of two breakfasts, two snacks, and at least two lunch items, including a fruit and a vegetable. Bags will be delivered to Park Hill Elementary on Thursdays for distribution to children on Thursday and/or Friday at the end of the school day.

Every student at Park Hill Elementary is able to participate in the program.  We only require a parent/guardian signature on the parent/guardian consent form to enroll in our program. Any family with a student at Park Hill Elementary may opt in or out of the program as they wish.

See the end of this bulletin for the parent/guardian consent form.

If you have any questions, please call:

Claudia (lead volunteer, weekend food program) at 720.837.9190
Sierra E. Fleenor (Executive Director of GPHC) at 303.388.0918

In addition, in our ongoing commitment to support the Greater Park Hill Foodbank, we will be collecting canned foods and dry goods in a round purple bin located in the cafeteria. 

Thank you in advance for your donations! 

 Park Hill PTSA News:

 Parent’s Night Out!  November 10 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm
It’s that time again!  You have worked hard all week – it is time to give yourself a break while helping the school.  Hit the town while your child comes back to school for a totally NEW experience! This year – ALL students 1-5 will be together. Our main activities will be a dance in the cafeteria, movies in the auditorium, games in the gym and painting with Ceramics in the City! Your child will have so much fun – they won’t even know you are gone! Don’t wait too long to sign up– space is limited!  Signup sheet is at the end of the newsletter, or you may sign up online here.

Class Auction Baskets Due November 10
Heads up:  Class auction baskets will be due November 10. If you are a room parent, please start brainstorming for creative ideas! If you are not a room parent, you can always contact your room parent to volunteer to organize your class’s basket. We will have more details and specifics next week so watch this space!

Parent Survey Regarding Safety on the Trip to School
The PTSA has received a request to encourage school parents to take a survey that Denver Public Schools and The University of Colorado Denver are collaborating on to investigate safety during the trip to school. The survey takes under ten minutes, and allows you to enter to win one of ten $50 Visa gift cards. You can access the survey here:

Park Hill School Office Staff
Office Hours 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Main School Phone and attendance line – 720-424-4910

Thanksgiving Letter 2017

2017-09-01-12-45-38_xrevised parent letter.Park HillConsent Form

Parent’s Night Out Sign Up Form-Fall 2017