Park Hill Friday Folder, December 1, 2017

THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner.  The Book Fair will be open Monday, December 4 through Thursday, December 7 from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, and Friday, December 8 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  The Book Fair will also be open the evening of Wednesday, December 6 during the First Grade Winter Concert and Spaghetti Dinner from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  Ms. Beverly, our Librarian, is in need of volunteers December 4 through December 8 between 9:00am and 2:00 pm, and after to help break down and pack up.  Please email Ms. Beverly at Beverly_Thurman-Baldwin@dpsk12.org if you are able to help.

FIRST GRADE WINTER CONCERT

The First Grade winter performance All You need for a Snowman is December 6!  Please visit the music class homepage for information regarding what students need to wear, performance times, and volunteer sign-up http://laurenmcclellandmusic.weebly.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Lauren McClelland
General Music Teacher

SPAGHETTI DINNER & FIRST GRADE WINTER CONCERT FESTIVITIES (December 6th)

It is time to make plans for the Annual Spaghetti Dinner that occurs before and after the 1st grade dance/musical performance.  To better serve everyone and have adequate food available, we ask that you make reservations for the Spaghetti Dinner in advance at www.payparkhill.com.

What you need to know about the dinner!

  • Tickets are $5 per person (children under 2 eat free).
  • Two seating times are available in the school cafeteria:
  • Early Seating 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm (suggestedfor Glick/Wiant classes before their 6:30pm concert)
  • Late Seating 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm (suggestedfor Boyer/Peterson classes after their 5:30pm concert)
  • Meal includes: Noodles & Co.pasta and meatballs, Tables green salad, Oblio’s bread sticks, and Cake Crumbs dessert. (Mac & Cheese and gluten-free pasta options available)

Come for the other festivities!
Enjoy the other evening festivities as well:  1st grade Art Show (lower level), Ms. Mills Fifth Grade Google Time Projects (Room 223), Family Photos (library), and Book Fair (library).

Win a date-night!  ANYONE can enter a drawing to win dinner for two at Panzano and a one-night stay at Hotel Monaco (1 entry for $5, or 5 entries for $20)!  You do not have to be present to win.  Help raise funds for Park Hill Elementary and purchase a chance to win. http://www.payparkhill.com/

HELP NEEDED:  Please contact Erika Gipson ASAP at erikagipson@yahoo.com if you are available to help sell tickets or serve food in the kitchen from approximately 4:20 – 7:20 pm.  We could use 2-3 more adult helpers!

Brandon J. Scott Photography, in their on-going partnership with Park Hill Elementary, will be capturing family portraits from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm outside the Library.  There will be no sitting fee and images will be available to purchase via an online gallery for a donation of $20 each.  100% of the funds will be donated back to Park Hill Elementary.

 AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

Reminder: The 2017 Fall Enrichment session will end for all classes the week of December 4.  The Winter/Spring 2018 Session will begin the week of February 5 and will end the week of April 30.

Outdoor Sport Classes will begin the week of March 5 and will end the week of April 30.

Registration for all classes will begin Friday, January 19 and will end Tuesday, January 30.

GT / CHALLENGE K – 5 PROGRAM AT PARK HILL

If you are interested in learning more about the GT program at Park Hill, and what Mary Lauth and her students are up to, please visit the Park Hill Website at http://www.parkhillelementary.org/gt-challenge-k-5/.

 HOLIDAY LUMINARIES

Only 2-Weeks Left To Purchase Your Holiday Luminaries or Make a Donation!

Park Hill Elementary & neighborhood realtor, Chris Merman of Liv Sotheby’s are partnering again to light the way for Denver students by raising money with holiday luminaries.

Click here or go to www.2017holidayluminaria.eventbrite.com to purchase your luminary kit, or make a donation online before Sunday, December 10!

(See flyer below for more information)

COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR THE HOLIDAY AND YEAR ROUND CLOTHING RESOURCES

Please visit the Park Hill Elementary Website to learn about several community resources for the Holidays and year round.  You can also find this information under the ‘Parents’ tab on the Park Hill website and select the ‘Community Resources’ menu item.

CANNED FOOD COLLECTION

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! 

PLEASE REFER TO THE COMMUNITY BOARD (ACROSS THE HALL FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE), TO GET THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION REGARDING EVENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, CAMPS / ENRICHMENTS FOR STUDENTS, COMMUNITY MEETINGS, ETC.

  • Denver Public Schools Community Night with the Colorado Avalanche
  • Take Note Colorado – Sing it to me Santa
  • Denver Public Schools Day with the Buffs!

Park Hill PTSA News:

No December PTSA Meeting
This month’s PTSA meeting falls fairly late in the month when holiday obligations tend to ramp up for folks, and we have a small lull in our activities also due to the holidays.  As a result, we have cancelled this month’s general membership meeting.  We will ramp back up after the first of the year and look forward to seeing everyone at our January 11, 2018 (yes, 2018!) meeting.

Auction Update!
As mentioned above, we are not holding a December PTSA meeting, but wanted to keep you up to date on everything going on behind the scenes for our upcoming auction. Class baskets are wrapped and you will start seeing save the date flyers, banners, etc. in the coming days. There will be an auction “primer” shared that should answer questions new families may have. You will also see a call for auction item donations as well as detailed information about how you can contribute. That said, December is still a quiet month for the auction. When we return from Winter break, we will be full force!

Crossing Guard Help
Thank you to all who have volunteered their time on school mornings and afternoons to staff our crosswalks. We have a sign up ready for the month of December and we would love to have you sign up. It is fun and helps keep our families safe to and from school!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084caba723a57-december.

UPCOMING DATES

December 4 – 8:  Book Fair in the Library
December 4 – 8:  Enrichment Classes End
December 5:  10:00 am – 2:30 am – Fourth Grade to History Colorado
December 5:  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Middle School Information Night in the Auditorium
December 6:  First Grade Music and Dance Performance and Spaghetti Dinner

  • Boyer’s and Ms. Peterson’s classes will perform at 5:30 pm in the Auditorium
  • Glick’s and Mr. Wiant’s classes will perform at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium

December 8:  9:15 am – 12:45 pm – Ms. Miller (Kindergarten) to Disney on Ice
December 21:  Last Day before Winter Break begins
December 22 – January 5:  NO SCHOOL – WINTER BREAK
January 8:  Students return from Winter Break

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.

Google Play
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_phesco.layout

Apple App Store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/park-hill-elementary-school/id1223634513?ls=1&mt

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