Park Hill Friday Folder, January 19, 2018

Friday Folder News:


Registration begins today, Friday, January 19 at 3:00 pm and will end Tuesday, January 30. Please see Vendor information for registration instructions.  Registrations received prior to 3:00pm, January 19 will be refused.

To register, see the updated Enrichment Registration Packet for the Winter/Spring 2018 Enrichment Session and go to

Complete and turn in the Release of Liability and Emergency Form to the school office no later than Wednesday, January 31.  Enrichment Classes begin the week of February 5 and will end the week of April 30.  Outdoor Enrichment Classes begin the week of March 5 and will end the week of April 30. Please see class details for specific dates.

Contact Veronica Ware at if you have any questions.

Park Hill School Enrichment

Winter/Spring 2018 Course Offerings

February 5th-May 4th*

(Room Locations TBD)


Sticky Fingers Cooking (1st-5th) 2:45-3:45
Street Soccer (1-3rd) (Session March 5th– April 30th) Blacktop B-ball Court 2:45-3:45
KidStage (1st-5th) (Final Performance at 5:30 on 4/30) Auditorium 2:45-4:30
Dance (1st-5th) 2:45-3:45
Bluff Lake (K-5th) 2:45-3:45


Sticky Fingers (K-2nd) 2:45-3:45
Rhythm & Percussion with Sound Math (K-5th) 2:45-3:45
Lift-Off Using Lego (K-2nd) Room 2:45-4:15
Golf Squad (1st-5th) (Session March 6th-May 2nd) 2:45-3:45
Spanish Book Club (K-2nd) Room 2:45-4:00


KidStage (1st-5th) (Final Performance at 5:30 on Friday 4/20) 2:45-4:30
Street Soccer (1-3rd) (Session March 7th-May 3rd) 2:45-3:45
Art Garage (K-2nd) 2:45-3:45
Art Garage (3rd-5th) 2:45-3:45
Digistar Make –a-Movie Workshop (1st-5th) 2:45-3:45
Mighty Movement 2:45-3:50


Radiant Beginnings Yoga (K -5th) 2:45-3:45
Violin (DYAO) (2nd-5th) 2:45-3:45
Mad Science – Make It Matter (1st-5th) 2:45-3:45
Sports Spectacular (K-2nd) & (3rd-5th)(Session March 9th-April 27th) 2:45-3:45
Cheyenne Fencing (K-5th) 2:45-3:45
Fashion Meets Art-Combo Class (K-5th) 2:45-3:45


Chess Wizards (K-5th) 2:45-3:45
STEM Challenge with Lego (3rd-5th) 2:45-4:15
Knitting Club (2nd-5th) 2:45-4:00
City Strings Guitar (1st-5th) 2:45-3:45
Enshin Karate (K-4th) 2:45-3:45

*(Please Verify Session Dates with each Vendor)


The SchoolChoice enrollment process for the 2018-19 school year begins Feb. 1, 2018 and ends Feb. 28, 2018 at 4 p.m.

If your student is going in to ECE, Kindergarten, or Sixth Grade, you will need to complete the choice process.  In addition, any DPS student who is not currently enrolled at a Denver Public School, or wants to attend a school other than their automatically assigned neighborhood school must take part in SchoolChoice.

This year the entire SchoolChoice process will be 100% ONLINE (you may use your smartphone, iPad, laptop, PC, etc. to complete your SchoolChoice application(s).  We will offer Chromebooks here in the main office at Park Hill for those who do not have a way to complete the process at home, or who need assistance.

  • Find the best school for your student with the Great Schools Enrollment Guides (available at schools), the new School Finder online tool at, and by touring schools of interest.
  • Apply by using the new online application (powered by SchoolMint) at between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28, 2018 at 4 p.m.
  • Watch for your school placement notification in early April 2018.

The process will be easiest for families who already have an existing Parent Portal login because the new Choice system will auto-populate much of your information if you use your Parent Portal credentials to log in.  Please note it is not necessary to access the new SchoolChoice application through Parent Portal, it is just as easy to access it through the main DPS website at (just use your Parent Portal Username and Password to log in to the new SchoolChoice system).  If you do not have a Parent Portal login, do not fret.  Go to when SchoolChoice opens starting February 1 and you will be directed to create a new account.  If you are brand new to DPS, you will need your student’s proof of birth (birth certificate or passport), and proof of your address (Xcel bill, water bill, mortgage or lease). 

Need assistance? Contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment: call 720-423-3493 / email / visit


The 3rd Grade dance performance of Dancing Through the Decades is on February 7!  3rd Grade Students have been working hard to accomplish dance styles of different genres, as well as developing their own choreography.

Information for Performers:

Ms. Gates and Ms. Connelly Performance at 5:30 pm, in the auditorium.
Students need to meet in their classrooms at 5:15 pm.
Ms. Main and Ms. Shomaker Performance at 6:30 pm, in the auditorium.
Students need to meet in their classrooms at 6:15 pm.
Volunteer Sign-Up:


The dates of Field Day have changed due to a scheduling conflict. The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Field Day will be on May 22nd. The Kinder, 1st and 2nd will now be on May 23.  The rain day will be on May 24.


We are full steam ahead on auction planning and need your help. Remember, our auction is the largest and most important fundraiser of the year for Park Hill Elementary and everyone’s involvement is encouraged. Do you have a connection to a vacation home/condo (in state or out of state), tickets to sporting events/concerts/theater, or have a fun experience you can throw our way? We are in need of appealing auction items, so think about your family members, work colleagues, etc. and please use the online donation form to donate! Or, reach out to Jake Higdon ( or Sara Holmes ( directly. Thanks for your help in making this the most successful auction yet! Visit for donation information, our Auction 101 handbook and more!


New Kiss and Drop Program Needs Additional Volunteers!
Our new Kiss and Drop Program, which involves parents using Elm from 18th to 19th as a dedicated Kiss and Drop lane for morning drop off, is up and running.   We are up to about 100 cars per morning participating in Kiss and Drop, which is about 1/4 of the number of families at Park Hill.  This is great because not only can it help get kids to the playground more safely, it is also helping ease dangerous congestion on Fairfax.  Part of what has made the program a success thus far has been the number of volunteers out directing cars, opening doors and helping unbuckle kids to keep everyone moving.  Not surprisingly, we could really use more volunteers! It is just 30 minutes for a great cause. Please considering signing up at


Registration limited.  Go to to register.  Parent group begins 2/1.

Course topics include but are not limited to anxiety, stress management, perfectionism, underachievement, passions and interests, transitions, learning styles, and friendships/relationships.


January 19:  Winter / Spring Enrichment Registration Begins
January 22:  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – First Grade (Boyer) to Cake Crumbs
January 22 – 25:  SchoolChoice Expo (see flyer below for more information)
January 23:  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – First Grade (Peterson) to Cake Crumbs
January 23:  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – ECE and Kindergarten Open House
January 24:  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – First Grade (Wiant) to Cake Crumbs
January 26:  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – First Grade (Glick) to Cake Crumbs
January 29:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Second and Third Grade walking to McAuliffe for Theatre Performance
January 30:  Winter / Spring Enrichment Registration Ends
February 1:  The SchoolChoice Application will be available ONLINE only
February 2:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – Planning / Assessment Day
February 5:  Winter / Spring Enrichment Begins
February 6:  Class Pictures
February 7:  Third Grade Dance Performances
February 8:  PTSA Meeting 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in Library
February 19:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – President’s Day
February 20:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – Planning / Assessment Day
February 24:  6:30 pm – 12:00 am – SILENT AUCTION
February 28:  8:15 am – Kindergarten Music / Dance Performance (Maes / Miller) in Auditorium
February 28:  9:15 am – 1:15 pm – First Grade to Arvada Center
February 28:  4:00 pm – Deadline to Submit SchoolChoice Application
March 1:  8:15 am – Kindergarten Music / Dance Performance (Levy / Neale) in Auditorium
March 2:  9:15 am – 12:00 pm – ECE to Arvada Center