PARK HILL YEAR BOOK
The end of the year is quickly approaching and that can only mean one thing: YEARBOOK! Order yours today at https://bit.ly/2HYJCh8. The last day to order a book is May 14. Yearbooks will be delivered to classrooms the last week of school.
END OF SCHOOL YEAR CELEBRATION – May 18 at 5:00 pm
Also known to more than a few of us as our Movie-less Movie Night! We will gather on the playground and field to spend the evening together celebrating the end of another fabulous school year. It’s BYOP(icnic) with DPS grills set up on the blacktop for your use. A fro-yo truck is scheduled for the evening. Bring your backyard gear and games. Heath will DJ the kids’ dance party. It’s the most fun you can have without a movie! A big thank you to Heath Weddle and Jake Higdon for putting this together like the amazing event coordinators they are!
A huge THANK YOU to all of our teachers, parents and STUDENTS who helped to raise over $41k for the 2018 Fund Run. We blew our $30k out of the water thanks to your hard work and generous donations from friends, family and neighbors. Additionally, a special thank you to those who volunteered to make this event a success and those that came to cheer on the runners! It was a great day. We are thankful for each of you and congratulate your efforts in making Park Hill Elementary such an amazing school.
ROUND TWO OF SCHOOLCHOICE
Round Two of SchoolChoice opened on May 1 at 12:01 am. Round Two is the first-come, first-served segment of SchoolChoice for families who missed Round 1; took part in Round 1 but want to re-explore their options; or are new to DPS for the next school year. You may go to http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/schoolchoice-round-2/ to learn more about the second round of Choice.
Those parents who are planning to participate in Round 2, please carefully read the following paragraph:
A family that participated in Round 1 and now wishes to participate in Round 2 may do so by logging into their Parent Portal or SchoolChoice account. Families will see their Round 1 choices, but will not be able to cancel these choices. When prompted, families will select their new choices and rank all of their Round 1 and Round 2 choices on the ranking page. If a family wants to remain on a waitlist from Round 1, they must select that school as a high preference. Re-ranking schools will not change their waitlist position.
*GOLF IN PE
The students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade received a lot of personalized attention, with 6 – 7 adults from First Tee here to help each student improve their skills. How does this program work? The First Tee program receives grants to pay for this program based on the number of students that participate in their program. How do they prove they actually work with real students? It is by the permission slips returned by the students. We still have not received at least 1/2 of the permission slips back from students that worked with the First Tee Program. The First Tee program was going to run a Field Day event for the Park Hill students on Field Day, but they are saying they will have to cancel because they did not get enough permission slips back. If you have not filled it out, can you please fill out the online form? If you are concerned about the information that goes on the permission slip, please contact Erica at email@example.com.
Click on this link below.
!!!SCHOOL SUPPLIES INFORMATION!!!
Believe it or not, the school year is almost over and it is time to start preparing for the 2018-2019 school year. After careful consideration, we have decided to change our approach to ordering the Student School Supplies. Our Leadership team has worked to implement a very specific plan with our academic scheduling and organization, and the school supplies that students use play an important part in this. For example, we intentionally use only red folders for reading and blue folders for math. This is part of our school-wide AVID plan.
So what does this mean for you as parents? We are still offering you the opportunity to buy your school supplies through the school and the PTSA, and strongly encourage you to do this. It is my hope that all parents take advantage of this opportunity. The cost for your student’s supplies will be $40. This is significantly cheaper than doing your own shopping in August, and it saves you valuable time. It will also ensure that students have the correct supplies (colored folders, expo markers, etc.) that each student will need in 2018-2019. We will order bulk supplies this May from our suppliers, which is why the cost is much better than individual shopping.
We are asking that parents pay the $40 cost by May 31 (last day of school). The cost will increase to $45 after the May 31 deadline. You can purchase all your students’ supplies online using a credit card or electronic check at iheartparkhill.com. You can also pay by cash or check by returning the attached order form with your payment to the black PTSA mailbox in the front office by Ms. Ann.
ANNUAL FAMILY UPDATE
The Annual Family Update (once called Online Verification (OLV)) is the process to verify that your student’s information, including address and guardian names, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. is correct.
Every family (ECE – 12th Grade) must go through this update process for each of their DPS students at the start of every school year, either online or via the paper process. The Annual Family Update Process is expected to open July 16 and will run through Aug 6. The Annual Family update will be available through Parent Portal only. Therefore, all families, if they have not already, will need to create a Parent Portal account before July 16 so they can complete the verification process online. Go to: https://myportal.dpsk12.org/Pages/Default.aspx to create an account.
More information to come…
GENTLY USED SHORTS OR PANTS!
The school office is running low on extra pants for GIRLS who, for different reasons, need a change of pants for the day. If you have any lightly used shorts or pants (boys or girls sizes 5 – 12), we could really use them. Thank you!
The following is the link for new families to register for Discovery Link. Registration will be open May 7 at 8:00 am until May 11 at 4:00 pm.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Congratulations! We have raised $470.00 this year collecting Box Tops for Education. Those little 10 cent Box Tops add up! Keep bringing them in! Thank you!
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 School Appreciation Night at the Rockies – Friday, June 1 at 6:40 pm. Tickets starting at $14. Go to com/DPS to purchase tickets.
- Annual Plant Sale at The Urban Farm – Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- DISCOUNTED GOLF LESSONS – The First Tee Program has been teaching golf skills to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in PE classes. First Tee is offering discounted golf lessons through the same program! Normally, golf lessons are $130 for six lessons, but they are offering the same classes for only $10. Please see the attached flyer.
- High Peak Summer Camp
- Tammy Tyme Presents: Minds On Hands On Summer Camp
Attention all readers! Begin saving your old favorite books for the annual book exchange. Hardback books are worth two ‘Book Bucks,’ and paperback books are worth one ‘Book Buck.’ The book exchange will take place in the Library during the Field Days.
May 22: Book Exchange for K, 1st and 2nd
May 23: Book Exchange for 3rd, 4th and 5th
May 11: 1:30 pm – ECE to 2nd Grade Spark Change Blacktop Check Presentation
May 11: 2:10 pm – 3rd to 5th Grade Spark Change Blacktop Check Presentation
May 11: 9:15 am – 2:15 pm – Third Grade (Main and Shomaker) Denver Walking Tour
May 15: 2:45 pm – Loaves for CLOVES
May 16: 9:15 am – 2:00 pm – Third Grade to Botanic Gardens
May 16: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm – Student Council Field Trip to the State Capital
May 16: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm – Kindergarten walking trip to the Zoo
May 17: 6:30 pm – Spanish Class for Parents in Library
May 18: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm – ECE to Spinelli’s Ice Cream
May 18: 5:00 pm – End of School Year Celebration – Movie-less Movie Night
May 21: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Ms. Neale’s Kindergarten class to Stedman and Turtle Park
May 22: Field Day for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades; Book Exchange for K, 1st and 2nd
May 23: Field Day for K, 1st and 2nd; Book Exchange for 3rd, 4th and 5th
May 23: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Third Grade (Shomaker and Main) to Balarat
May 23: 4:30 pm – ECE Meet-and-Greet on the Playground for 2018-2019 Incoming ECE Families
May 23: Restaurant Night Out at Oblios
May 24: Field Day Rain Date
May 24: 6:30 pm – Spanish Class for Parents in Library
May 24: Restaurant Night Out at Oblios
May 25: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – First Grade field trip picnic to City Park (Purple Park)
May 28: MEMORIAL DAY – NO SCHOOL
May 29: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Fifth Grade Skating Field Trip
May 29: Second Grade Classes to Denver Museum of Nature and Science
May 29: 1:00 pm – Ms. Neale’s Kindergarten to Nuggs
May 30: 9:00 am – Fifth Grade Continuation
May 30: 10:00 am – Kindergarten Graduation (Maes and Miller)
May 30: 11:15 am – Kindergarten Graduation (Levy and Neale)
May 30: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Third Grade (Connelly and Gates) to Balarat
May 30: Second Grade Picnic at City Park
May 31: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!!!
May 31: 8:30 am – ECE Performance in the Auditorium
May 31: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Third Grade BBQ at Forest Parkway
July 16 – Aug 6: The Annual Family Update Verification window for 2018-19