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.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day of the Dead) 2017
Please stop by and check out our Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) table on Wednesday, November 1, or Thursday, November 2, while you are here for conferences.
THANKSGIVING LUNCH IN THE PANTHER CAFÉ, Wednesday November 8! (see schedule and reservation form below)
The Park Hill Elementary Thanksgiving Lunch is fast approaching (Wednesday, Nov. 8), and we need a few helpers to ensure a smooth event. If you are planning to join your child for lunch, perhaps you can also lend some time to help. If you are able, please sign up for a time slot to help in the lunchroom with dessert and drinks distribution/table washing/floor sweeping/general organizing of the chaos. Thank you!! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084caba723a57-thanksgiving
ATTENDANCE AUTO DIALER
We have activated the attendance auto dialer. If your student is marked absent at school, you will receive notification through the auto dialer. Therefore, please notify the school office (it is not sufficient to just tell your child’s teacher), when you know your child will be absent from school, or more than 15 minutes late. If you know your child is at school, but you receive an absence notification, please notify the office immediately.
There are multiple ways to notify the office of an absence. You may stop by the office, call the Main School Phone and attendance line – 720-424-4910, or download the Park Hill Elementary mobile app. and report your absence there.
Apple App Store
PARK HILL MUSIC HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE!
The music class now has a Facebook page called Musicians of Park Hill School https://m.facebook.com/Musicians-of-Park-Hill-School-1549146055123563/.
Families can enjoy pictures and videos of musical moments in music class. Students with NO media/photo release will be honored.
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:
Fall Parent and Teacher Conferences – November 1st and 2nd
If you have not scheduled a conference with your student’s teacher, please reach out to them today.
Request for Help with Teacher Appreciation “Wednesday Pick Me Ups”
Here is a simple way for our parent community to show appreciation to our teachers on a weekly basis. Please sign up to bring a sweet or savory treat or paper products on a Wednesday morning, or to come in after school and get everything cleaned up. These do not need to be breakfast items but can be. For savory, we were thinking things like veggies and dip or pretzels or anything “non-dessert-y.” Homemade or from the store. We would love to have your contribution in the teacher’s lounge around 7:45 AM. We ask they arrive in the morning so we do not have people in and out of the building throughout the day. Clean up could be right at dismissal at 2:45 PM. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084caba723a57-wednesday2
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 – Students grades 1-5 will do activities together. Younger kids will be in a kindergarten classroom where the environment is familiar to them and they’ll get their fair share of the pizza. 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 online here: https://form.jotform.com/72852986441164 or there is a sheet at the end of the newsletter. Thank you to Amy Hyde, Amanda Griffin, and Heath Weddle for organizing Parent’s Night Out!
Parent’s Night Out Volunteers – November 10th at 5:30
Want to rock out at the glow stick dance party with your kids? How about sock races in the halls? Maybe you want to hang with the kinder and ECE kids to remind you of a kinder, gentler time when your kids were smaller? You can do all of that and more when you volunteer to help out at Parent’s Night Out! Bonus: your kids get to attend for FREE! Did we mention the pizza? There will be some pizza. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084caba723a57-parents.
Class Auction Baskets due November 10.
Class auction baskets will be due November 10. Look for details in an email from your room parent and start brainstorming creative ideas!
Safety Task Force
At Coffee with Ken last week there were concerns brought up about traffic and safety around school during drop off and pick up. As a result we’re putting together a traffic and safety task force to look at ways we can improve the safety of our students as they are walking/riding/getting in and out of cars at drop off and pick up. We’re looking for volunteers! If you’d like to join us to find creative solutions, please email Michelle Scott at email@example.com.
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: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm – Kindergarten classes Miller, Levy, Neale to DMNS
October 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! – 1:30 pm – Halloween Costume Parade
November 1: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm – First Grade to History Colorado
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 6: Official Kickoff to Spark Change
November 8: Thanksgiving Lunch in the Panther Café (see schedule and reservation form below, or go to http://www.parkhillelementary.org to purchase your tickets)
November 9 – 10: Fifth Grade classes Ash, Mills, and Shockley to Balarat
November 9: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – CSC Meeting in the Library
November 9: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – PTSA Meeting in the Library
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: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Parent’s Night Out
November 13 – 17: Vision and Hearing Screening
November 15: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm – First Grade to Denver Center for the Performing Arts
November 16: Fifth Grade Talent Show – 1st Act 5:30 pm, 2nd Act 6:30 pm
November 20 – 24: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – Thanksgiving Break
November 30: 9:15 am – 12:45 pm – Fourth Grade (Seward and Corcoran) to Tesoro Cultural Center
November 30: Last day to turn in Spark Change donations
Park Hill School Office Staff
Office Hours 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Main School Phone and attendance line – 720-424-4910, or download the Park Hill Elementary mobile app. and report your absence there.
Apple App Store