Friday Folder Bulletin, May 18, 2018

 FIFTH GRADE CONTINUATION – WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 AT 9:00 AM IN THE AUDITORIUM
Continuation is almost here! There will be a potluck brunch at school immediately following the ceremony. Please check out the sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094dadab2dab9-5thgrade.  There is approximately 90 fifth grade students plus their families. Each person who signs up should bring enough for 20 – 30 people. Heath Weddle is collecting photos of our 5th grade kids through the years for a fun presentation. Upload at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/pYf0zx8rhMJRzDvkDSjH?oref=e.

LUNCH MENU (MANAGER’S CHOICE) TILL THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

May 21: Hot dogs on Bun
May 22: Tacos
May 23: Turkey ala King
May 24: Spaghetti and Cheese Raviolis
May 25: Nachos
May 29: Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas
May 30: Chicken Nuggets and Mac and Cheese
May 31: Black Jack Pizza – Has not yet been approved – will get back to you on this one.

DPS SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM

The Summer Meal Program refers to the free meal program offered during summer months that provides nutritious meals to all children at no charge, regardless of income, race or religion.  Go to http://foodservices.dpsk12.org/summer-meal.php for a list of schools providing breakfast / lunch this summer.

BOOK EXCHANGE

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

*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 erica@thefirstteedenver.org.

Click on this link below.

https://register.thefirstteedenver.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=236

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…

!!!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.

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.

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
  • Denver Red Shield / The Salvation Army After School Program – Go to https://denverredshield.salvationarmy.org/denver_red_shield_corps/ for more information and to apply.

 UPCOMING DATES

MAY 18 – CANCELLED – 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:  9:00 am – 1:45 pm – Fifth Grade to City Park
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

Field Day Flyer

School Supplies Order

Returning student questionnaire 2018-19

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.

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Apple App Store
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