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 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.
Parents – Thank you for allowing your child to bring books for the Book Exchange to promote summer reading. IT WAS A SUCCESS because of you! The students were very excited to find something new to read.
We have many missing library books. Please help your child find their missing books and return them to our school library ASAP! Thank you for your continued support!
Beverly Thurman Baldwin
Librarian @ Park Hill
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PHOTOGRAPHER
Dear Park Hill Elementary Families,
Brandon and I would like to thank each and every member of the Park Hill Elementary community for welcoming us, cameras in hand, into your amazing school. We are honored to have had the opportunity to photograph your students this year, and are already looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year!
We’d like to let you all know that the PHE 2017-2018 galleries will be closed and permanently archived at the end of May, which means all orders must be placed by May 31st.
We thank each and every one of the families who have ordered files or prints already for supporting our small family business, and hope that you have enjoyed both our work and the quality of our professional printers.
Ashley & Brandon Scott
Brandon J. Scott Photography
CALLING ALL MOMS, GRANDMAS, AND AUNTS OF FUTURE 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH GRADE GIRLS
Interested in coaching Girls on the Run? We need coaches for the next fall in order to make this program work. It is a great program for girls and very popular at Park Hill. If you want to find out more information about what is involved with coaching, contact Mrs. Horeis at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is only by volunteers that we are able to host this program at Park Hill. If you do not know what Girls on the Run is, read this.
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 physical activity-based positive youth development (PA-PYD) program designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. The Girls on the Run® program combines training for a 5k with an interactive curriculum targeting the promotion of competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution. Girls on the Run® creates a psychologically safe environment for girls to learn about themselves, connect with others, and contribute to the community. Focus on competition and ability in physical activity contexts is often a barrier for participation for girls. Girls report more enjoyment, satisfaction and positive relationships with others in climates focused on improvement, skill mastery, effort, and peer support. Take a moment to learn more about Our Program.
Program participants learn to:
- Develop and improve competence
- Feel confident in who they are
- Develop strength of character
- Respond to others and oneself with care and compassion
- Create positive connections with peers and adults
- Make meaningful contributions to community and society
!!!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…
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.
- 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.
HELP ENSURE ALL CHILDREN IN COLORADO HAVE ACCESS TO SUMMER MEALS
One in six children in Colorado don’t have access to foods needed to thrive. Kids that miss out on proper nutrition during the summer are more likely to experience learning loss and develop long-term health consequences. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is about serving kids across the community free breakfast, lunch, snack and supper all summer long when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. The SFSP provides free, nutritious meals to children 18 years of age and under at approved sites in areas with high concentrations of low-income children.
To find summer meal sites, visit kidsfoodfinder.org or text ‘Food’ or ‘Comida’ to 877-877.
- Project Denver is offering a free camp July 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th for children ages 6-9 who meet certain economic criteria. As of today, there are still openings! If interested contact: Katie Cothern 720 217-3075 or Jill 303-587-9330
- The Children’s Art School’s JOY OF ART summer classes give young artists the in depth tools to express their creative ideas. Summer highlights include: PALETTE PAINT BRUSHES oil painting for kids, SKETCHING DISCOVERIES, A IS FOR ART for very young artists and COMIC CAPERS on designing and animating your own cartoons, The Children’s Art School is a DPS Community Resource and has been featured in Colorado Art Educators Association’s Collage. For more information on art that explores the world and lets the imagination soar, contact the Children’s Art School at email@example.com or 303 369-7956.
- 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.
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
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.