Park Hill Friday Folder, October 6, 2017

Friday Folder News:


Please be aware of the changing weather (the forecast for Monday is SNOW), as send your kids dressed appropriately for school.   The kids will be going outside for recess!


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.  

It is ESSENTIAL that you pick up your child ON TIME.  Please check with your vendor for final pick up times and dates. 

Contact Veronica Ware at if you have any questions.


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! 


Open house to discuss plans for the redesign of City Park Golf Course.  Please see the flier at the end of the newsletter, or go to for more information.

 Park Hill PTSA News:

 Thank You Sponsors!
We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors! Last week every child was given his/her own Park Hill t-shirt to show their Panther Pride. Our generous sponsors made those t-shirts possible. Please think of them when looking for local businesses.  Ceramics in the CitySpeedProNestman and Eng OrthodonticsSoccer ElectricBrandon J. Scott PhotographyNeedle in the Hay SalonIreland’s FinestMarcy Eastman (RE/MAX of Cherry Creek).

Auction Kick-off! – October 8th at 4:00 pm
It is almost time to start the extensive planning for this school year’s PTSA Auction! This year’s kick-off meeting will be on Sunday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m., at Station 26 Brewery (7045 E. 38th Avenue). 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!

PTSA Meeting – October 12 at 5:30 pm
Our next PTSA meeting is Thursday, October 12th at 5:30 pm in our beautiful school library. Last month’s meeting had 40 attendees! We are still committed to keeping it at no more than an hour and we promise to have plenty of copies of everything this time around. We will recap our Movie Night/Direct Giving success, vote on the proposed bylaws (see them here), and catch up on the committees for our upcoming events. Principal Burdette will be giving us a run-down of Park Hill’s School Performance Framework scores. We have attached the full agenda and you can view it here. There will be chocolate, and childcare is provided. Join Us!

Milk Caps for Moola
Milk caps, calling all LONGMONT DAIRY milk caps!! Did you know that Longmont Dairy will pay Park Hill Elementary 5 cents for every milk cap returned to them?! If you, your neighbors, or others you know buy Longmont Dairy milk, juice, and other beverages, please bring the caps to the Milk Caps for Moola drop box located outside the school’s main office. Last year we raised over $200 for the school and every cap counts! Caps from the following drinks are eligible: Milk, Chocolate Milk, Strawberry Milk, Half- &-Half, Whipping Cream, Orange Juice, Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Classic Eggnog and Cinnamon Eggnog. Please drop off Longmont Dairy caps only; no other caps are eligible. If you have questions, please contact either Jennifer ( or Chris Mone’ (


October 8:  4:00 pm Auction Kick-off Meeting at Station 26 Brewery
October 11:  9:30 am – 12:45 pm – MI Special Olympic Bowling
October 12:  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – CSC Meeting – Library
October 12:  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – PTSA Meeting – Library
October 13:  Black Jack Pizza Day in the Panther Cafe
October 23:  Fifth Grade (Mills and Cowen) to AmeriTowne
October 24:  Fifth Grade (Ash and Shockley) to AmeriTowne
October 24:  Individual Picture Retakes
October 25:  8:45 am – 2:30 pm – Second Grade to the Zoo
October 26 – 27:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – Teacher planning and assessment day
October 31:  Black Jack Pizza Day in the Panther Cafe
October 31:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Third Grade to the Zoo
October 31:  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! – 1:30 pm – Halloween Costume Parade
November 1:  10:30 am – 2:00 pm – First Grade to Colorado History Museum
November 1 – 2:  3:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 3:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – Teacher planning and assessment day
November 5:  Daylight Savings Time Ends – turn clocks back one hour
November 6:  NO ECE CLASSES – Professional Day for ECE Staff
November 6 – 7:  Mr. Cowen’s Fifth Grade to Balarat
November 8:  Thanksgiving Lunch in the Panther Café
November 9 – 10:  Fifth Grade classes Ash, Mills, and Shockley to Balarat
November 10:  9:15 am – Kindergarten classes Neale and Miller to Montview Blvd. Church to listen to organ
November 10:  9:45 am – Kindergarten classes Maes and Levy to Montview Blvd. Church to listen to organ
November 10:  Parent’s Night Out

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

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