Friday Folder Bulletin, August 31, 2018

AFTER SCHOOL FALL ENRICHMENT

We will be sending out the 2018 fall enrichment packet in a separate email communication on Thursday, September 6.  Enrichment registration will begin on Friday, September 7 and will end on Monday, September 17.  Classes will begin the week of September 24 and will end the week of December 3.

No class days: Friday, October 19; Monday, October 22; Tuesday, October 23 and November 19-23.

ATTENDANCE AND TARDY EXPECTATIONS

If your child is late, it is required that parents/guardians come into the office with your child to sign them in for the day.

Please call the main school phone number, 720-424-4910, or use the mobile app. to report an absence for the day letting us know your child’s name, classroom teacher, and reason for absence.  Also, call the school office if you are going to be more than 15 minutes late at the beginning of the school day. If your child is going to be away from school for more than a day, we need that information in writing turned into the office before you leave.

CALLING ALL THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS!!

Spark Change is a service learning and leadership program through Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  This program offers Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders the opportunity to decide how to make a difference in their community as representatives of Park Hill Elementary.

This year, Spark Change will be a six-week after-school enrichment.  To apply (in place of tuition), please complete the application at the end of this bulletin and return to the office by Monday, September 10 at 2:30 pm.  Students will be notified via email by Thursday, September 13 at 2:30 pm.

Student Leader Meetings will be Thursdays from 3:00 pm -4:00 pm on the following dates:  Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1 and Nov 15.  Note: we will not have class on Oct 11 and Nov 8.

Spark Change – Student Leader Application 2018-2019

SCHOOL T-SHIRT STORE

For a limited time only (until September 7), you can buy Park Hill School t-shirts ONLINE.  Orders will be delivered to school in September. Hurry! Do not miss your chance to show your Park Hill pride! https://www-parkhillelementary.itemorder.com/sale

DIRECT GIVING PARTY / OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

Join us Friday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the school for our annual Direct Giving Party.  This is your opportunity to donate money towards specific teacher’s wish list items for the 2018-19 school year. We also will be hosting our annual Park Hill Elementary Outdoor Movie Night, featuring more food trucks, bounce houses, music and a movie under the stars!

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

Denver Public Schools is proud to bring Destination Imagination to our school!  Destination Imagination is preparing Colorado’s kids to be the innovators of the future by combining the arts, sciences, and technology with creativity, teamwork, and problem solving.

In order to be successful and offer this opportunity to our students, we require 1-2 adult volunteers to manage a team. On-site and online training is available at all times! If your student is interested in competing this year, please consider co-managing a team! Think your student is interested? Fill out your student’s information here: https://goo.gl/forms/BON4FQRMaqYU0esX2

Visit our website at www.dpsdi.weebly.com

 GREATER PARK HILL FOOD BANK

GPHC will be continuing the weekend food program this school year, in an effort to reduce food insecurity for students and provide additional nutritional support to help them be successful at school. The program provides a bag of food consisting of two breakfasts, two snacks, and at least two lunch items, including a fruit and a vegetable. Bags will be delivered to Park Hill Elementary on Thursdays for distribution to children on Thursday and/or Friday at the end of the school day.

Every student at Park Hill Elementary is able to participate in the program.  We only require a parent/guardian signature on the parent/guardian consent form to enroll in our program. Any family with a student at Park Hill Elementary may opt in or out of the program as they wish.

Greater Park Hill Consent Form for Free Food

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Park Hill Elementary is collaborating with GPHC Food Pantry to help with the weekend food program this school year.  We need your help to ensure food bags be delivered to the school so our kids can take them home! Please go HERE for more details and to sign up to volunteer.

 STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE

It is time to pay your students’ activity fee. This fee covers field trip transportation, entrance fees, speaker presentations at school, etc. The fee is $40 per student. You can pay with a credit or debit card in the School Store, or bring cash or a check to the school office.

 RESTAURANT NIGHT OUT

Jett Sushi
Please join us for Restaurant Night Out at Jett Sushi on Colfax every Wednesday throughout the month of September to help raise money for our school. From 6:00 pm to close on Wednesday, September 5, 12, 19 and 26, Jett Sushi will donate 5% of all sales to Park Hill Elementary.  This donation applies to dine-in and take-out.

Grab your family and friends for a fun mid-week get together.  Whether you join us for all 4 events, or you can only make one, your participation makes a difference.  These events help advance education for our students by decreasing the teacher/student ratio, providing resources necessary for ongoing learning and development, and more.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS OF PARK HILL

The Denver Green School is excited to be applying for the new middle school in the Northfield neighborhood. We have a strong desire to listen to the community so we can be sure their aspirations for a new middle school are heard. Of course, DGS wants to explain the merits of our model as well. With these goals in mind, here is a website that explains the school and keeps everyone informed on community events. Speaking of events, DGS will be hosting a BBQ at Central Park on Wednesday, September 26 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the picnic area near MLK and Beeler. DGS will do the same thing on Saturday, October 13 from 11:00-2:30.

High Tech Elementary has decided to join the recent DPS Call for New Middle Schools in the Greater Park Hill-Stapleton (GPHS) enrollment zone. As an important part of our process to design the best possible middle school option for the GPHS zone, we want to get parent and community input in our design. If you are interested in giving input into our design, please plan to attend one or all of the following meetings:

  • Thursday, September 13th 6:00-7:30 PM, Hallet Academy, 2950 Jasmine St 80207
  • Tuesday, September 25th 5:30-7:00 PM, High Tech Elementary, 8499 Stoll Place 80238
  • Thursday, October 4th 6:00-7:30 PM, Swigert International, 3480 Syracuse 80238

GIFTED AND TALENTED 

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.

 PARK HILL MOBILE APP

If you have not already, download and check out the Park Hill Elementary School mobile app! This is a communication tool we are using to help us serve our parents, students, and faculty.  Use the app to view up-to-date Park Hill news, report an absence, receive important notifications, see what’s for lunch, contact teachers, check calendars, and much more!

Available for both Android and Apple users, just click the appropriate app store link below.

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

UPCOMING DATES:

September 3: Labor Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL
September 4: No ECE CLASSES – Professional Day for ECE Staff
September 7: Enrichment Registration Begins     

September 13:  5:30 pm – PTSA Meeting in the Library                                                                                         
September 17: Enrichment Registration Ends
September 19: 8:30 am – 11:30 am – Third Grade (Shomaker) to Balarat
September 19: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Third Grade (Main) to Balarat
September 20:  12:15 pm – 2:30 pm – First Grade to DMNS
September 21: Direct Giving Party / Outdoor Movie Night

September 24 – 28:  School Spirit Week – details to follow
September 24:  Enrichment Classes Begin
September 26:  8:30 am – 11:30 am – Third Grade (Gates) to Balarat
September 26: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Third Grade (Connelly) to Balarat
September 28:  9:30 am – 1:30 pm – Third Grade to DMNS
October 3 – 4:  Individual School Picture Day

Park Hill School Office Staff
Office Hours – 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Main School Phone and attendance line – 720-424-4910, or download the Park Hill Elementary mobile app. and report your absence there.