Friday Folder Bulletin, November 9, 2018

GREATER PARK HILL FOOD BANK

In our ongoing commitment to support the Greater Park Hill Foodbank, and to help them prepare for the holidays, we will be collecting canned foods and dry goods in a red wagon (see picture) located in the hallway outside the cafeteria. 

Thank you in advance for your donations! 

THANK YOU FROM OUR PH LUNCHROOM MANAGER, MR. DENNIS GECK – THE THANKSGIVING MEAL WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

My staff and I would like to send out a great thank you to all that participated in helping and volunteering their time for our Thanksgiving Dinner here at Park Hill.  It was a huge success and we truly hope all that attended enjoyed themselves and the food. Please know you all are greatly appreciated by me, thank you!

FIFTH GRADE TALENT SHOW

Fifth Grade Talent Show is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Auditorium.  ACT I 5:30pm, ACT II 6:30 pm, ACT III 7:30 

SAVE THE DATE!  SPAGHETTI DINNER & FIRST GRADE WINTER CONCERT

The Annual Spaghetti Dinner & First Grade Winter Concert will be held on Thursday, December 6.  This long-standing Park Hill Elementary community event allows families to meet, eat, and enjoy the first-grade musical dance performance.  The dinner will be catered by Noodles & Co., Tables, Oblio’s Pizzeria, and Cake Crumbs from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome!  Tickets for the dinner will be for sale online starting in early November.  Stay tuned for details to come.

Please contact Erika Gipson at erikagipson@yahoo.com for volunteer opportunities or questions.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE PARK HILL AUCTION

Shhhhhhhh…..the secret password is…..coming soon.  Park Hill Peeps!  Save the date for our annual I Heart Park Hill Auction!!  This year, our auction will be FRIDAY (yes, FRIDAY), February 22, 2019!  This festive soirée will be happening at Park Hill’s latest and greatest, but super-secret speakeasy. Shhhhhhhh….

Not only is this our school’s biggest and best party of the year, but it is the most important fundraiser for PHE.  This adults-only revelry is FREE to attend and open to our entire community, so please invite your friends, family, and neighbors.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 this year, and we are counting on you to help us get there!  All proceeds directly benefit Park Hill Elementary, and every dollar goes towards critical programs and resources for our students.  Paraprofessional hours, math and literacy specialists, computers and technology, our school nurse, and crossing guards are just some examples of how our raised dollars positively impact our school.  We need to bridge the gap of funds received from DPS and what our school requires.  Please support our auction and help keep Park Hill strong!

How can you help?  Class baskets are a big part of our auction (thank you, Brooke Chesebro!), and you should have received an e-mail from your room parent about your basket theme.  We challenge you to top last year’s baskets, which were creative, generous, and full of spirit (in many cases, literally!).  We hope we have a repeat year of amazing baskets, so thank you in advance!  Buy-A-Share Parties are vital to our auction and our school community. Not only do they encourage mingling with fellow parents, but they raise a lot of dollars and are a blast!  Please talk with your friends and consider hosting a Buy-A-Share with a theme of your choice, or we can help you choose a theme.  Contact Marcy Eastman (marcy@myrealtycolorado.com) for more information and/or to express your interest.  Silent Auction Items are needed for our, you know, silent auction.  But what we need specifically at this time are great getaways (mountain houses, vacation homes, etc.), professional sports/theater/concert tickets, and experiences (the cooler, the better).  Please network with your co-workers, family, and friends and ask for donations.  We are a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.  Please contact Carrie Brumbaugh (cvolson@hotmail.com) with any items you wish to donate!

Visit http://iheartparkhill.com/XMfMM/ for more information.  Until then, save the date and start dreaming up that 20’s attire, if you so desire!  It will be a roaring good time!

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.    

DPS Fall 2018 sign language classes

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DPS – Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Community

Join DPS team members and the Denver community for an interactive workshop on how you can support our LGBTQ+ community. Topics include: A discussion on language, how to create an affirming and inclusive environment, advocacy and resources available for staff, students and families.
Nov. 12, 5:30-7:30 pm
Bruce Randolph School
3955 Steele St. Denver, Colorado 80205

https://www.dpsk12.org/dps-ed-talk-supporting-our-lgbtq-community/

DPS – School Safety: A Shared Responsibility

Denver Public Schools Department of Safety community meeting for parents. This meeting will address lockdowns, lockouts, shelter-in-place, Safe2Tell, access control policies, situational awareness, traffic safety and much more.

November 12, 6:00-7:00 pm at Beach Court Elementary
November 15, 6:00-7:00 pm at East High School

UPCOMING DATES:
November 9:  3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – ELA PAC Meeting – Library
November 13:  9:15 am – 12:30 pm – Fourth Grade (Ms. G & Strumor) to Tesoro Cultural Center
November 14:  10:15 am – 1:15 pm – First Grade (Boyer & Peterson) to History Colorado
November 14:  6:00 pm – Close – Restaurant Night Out at Jett Sushi
November 15:  10:15 am – 1:15 pm – First Grade (Glick & Wiant) to History Colorado
November 15:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Ms. Neale’s class to PH Library
November 15:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Fifth Grade to Ameritowne
November 16:  NO ECE CLASSES – Professional Day for ECE Staff
November 19 – 23:  NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK
November 21:  6:00 pm – Close – Restaurant Night Out at Jett Sushi
November 26:  First day back from Thanksgiving Break
November 28:  6:00 pm – Close – Restaurant Night Out at Jett Sushi
November 29:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Fifth Grade Talent Show – ACT I 5:30 pm, ACTII 6:30 pm, ACT III 7:30 pm
November 30:  11:00 am – Ms. Neale’s Class to Café African
December 3 – 7:  Enrichment Classes End
December 4:  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Middle School Information Night at Park Hill
December 6:  4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – First Grade Music Concert and Spaghetti Dinner
December 7:  9:15 am – 12:30 am – Ms. Miller’s Kinder to Disney on Ice
December 24 – January 4:  NO SCHOOL – WINTER BREAK
January 7:  First Day Back to School from Winter Break
January 15 – February 15:  2019 – 2020 SchoolChoice Window – This effects all ECE students, incoming Kindergarten students, all Fifth Graders moving to Sixth Grade and anyone wishing to change schools.

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.

Google Play
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Apple App Store
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