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Panther Pages, April 14, 2023

Happy Friday Park Hill Families,

Please check out all the new calendar additions listed below. This will be a busy last few weeks before school finishes out. We are all excited for the upcoming Earth Day project, the Dance Party, student performances, graduation and continuations!

Our 3rd-5th students have been working very hard on their CMAS testing this week. We will try and wrap up testing for most students next week. We really appreciate it if you try to have your student(s) here and ready on those days!

I hope everyone has a nice weekend and enjoys this crazy weather.

- Ken Burdette, Principal

YMCA Signup for 2023/24 Before and After School care opens this month

Out of School Time (OST) care for the 2023-2024 School Year

- Registration for YMCA members and currently-enrolled OST participants April 17, 2023

- Registration for all others April 24, 2023

Registration and more info can be found on the YMCA website:

Kindergarten Graduation schedule

Friday, May 5 Thursday, June 1

10:30am - Lulu 10:30am - Miller/Bloch

11:30am - Neale

Annual 5th Grade Talent Show

Thursday, May 25 - 6:30pm (PHE Auditorium)

Featuring music, dancing, comedy, theater, and so much more, this show is the last chance for the Park Hill fifth graders to put their diverse talents on display before they head off to middle school.

5th Grade Continuation schedule

Outdoor Presentations on Thursday, June 1 (Parents can bring a chair or picnic blanket):

9am- Cowen/Mills

10am - Ferguson/Ash

The car parade to follow:

11:00 - 11:10am - Cowen and Mills Car Parade

11:10 - 11:20am - Ferg and Ash Car Parade

Street Sweeping starts this month

Please be aware that street sweeping begins this month in Denver. Specifically, the streets around PHE are swept (and cars ticketed) on the 3rd week of the month.

Reminder: Yearbook Order Form

To purchase a Park Hill Elementary yearbook go here. This link will be live for another week, so purchase your yearbooks now!

(You will need to create an account and enter your name and select your role as "Parent"

  • Please consider donating an extra book or two for a student who cannot afford one. Our goal is to provide as many students, and all graduating students, a yearbook!

Parents of 5th graders may purchase a tribute for their graduating 5th grader. Specific details are coming from 5th grade room parents, but parents can create a tribute from the Treering account by clicking on "Celebrate with an Ad". The size of all tributes will be 1/8 of a page (business card size) and can include text and a photo. Tributes are $15. Tributes are for 5th graders only!

Principal’s Account update

Thanks for the generous contributions to the Principal’s account. These funds are greatly appreciated by Mr Dennis in the cafeteria and our whole staff!

Reminder: School Beautification project this Earth Day

Bring the whole family out on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:30am - 1:30 pm for our school’s Earth Day School Beautification Project. Bring your shovels, garden trowels, and wheelbarrows. Whether you can come and help, purchase a plant from our wish list, or both, please sign up here. Questions? Contact Rachel ( and Natalie (

Reminder: Mark you calender: 4th & 5th Grades Present A Visual Art and Music Collaboration of ‘Moon Dance’

Wednesday May 3rd: Thursday May 4th:

Cowen 5pm Ferguson 5pm

Ash 6pm Mills 6pm

Wednesday May 10th: Thursday May 11th:

Orth 5pm Demos 5pm

Goloskewitsch 6pm Euser 6pm


Week 1: Super Mega Awesome Fundraiser

Wowza! We are already blown away by the progress you all have made on our goal. Everyone, please give yourselves a pat on the back and keep this momentum going!

We count our official totals around noon on Fridays so Panther page announcement will be a week delayed. If you’d like to see who the class winners are in real time, please log into the website and check out the comments section or our PTSA Instagram page for our announcement.

The website also has a fun leaderboard feature that you can check out at:

Finally, if you have any cash donations, your student can drop them off in the “coin drop” in their classroom.

Have a great weekend!

SMA Dance Party Crew: Shannon & Megan


If you haven’t paid already, please log in to or check your email for your statement. Payment can be made on the auction website or brought to the PHE office. Outstanding invoices will be run automatically on Mon 5/1 using the card provided at registration.

Earth Day Events

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, through school beautification and electronic recycling! Then celebrate that evening with the Rapids! See the flyer at the end of the newsletter for more details!

Park Hill Night at the Rapids!

Join us for another night out cheering on our very own Colorado Rapids! This year it will be Saturday April 22nd, Earth Day (soccer balls are spheres, the earth is a sphere - coincidence?)

PHE Community Items

Community: Home Social and Emotional Skills Materials

The Kindergarten students are learning the Lessons from the Bright Butterfly (for children 3-8 years old). It explores the life cycle phases of the butterfly represented as these important social and emotional skills:

  • A Growth Mindset

  • Happiness

  • Mindfulness

  • Resilience

  • Visioning

The effectiveness of most of the tools and techniques taught are evidence-based. Plus, doing daily activities with the Bright Butterfly will encourage your child to create happy, healthy habits and inspire them to learn something new every day. You can connect with them and introduce some of these activities into your daily life as well! Please enjoy a 50% discount on the course exclusively for families: Click here. Use this promo code at checkout: BRIGHTBUTTERFLY

Yours in Wellness, Liz Rutledge and Dr. Cyrina Bullard

Community: Cheyenne Fencing

Cheyenne Fencing has introduced ParkHill School to fencing , and we invite all Park Hill students to come to our club for a competition on Saturday, April 22 at Noon. Our club is near the school on Colfax and Ivy. Yes we are that close! So come and have some fun in classes or camps.

Sign up for Summer camp before April 30 for 15% OFF OR Come for 2 FREE classes.

Learn to: ~ Play hard ~ Respect others ~ Focus on the task at hand ~ And Build Self Esteem

Fencing increases reflexes, mental acuity and conditioning and is for all ages so bring your friends and siblings to any class at 4pm or 5pm on weekdays & 10am or 11am Saturdays. We also have Camps during all school breaks. Check out our Website for more info at

Community: Sims-Fayola Foundation - Summer Academies for Young Men


Cost: FREE

Where: Wyatt Academy

When: June 20th - July 21st, 2023

Who: Rising 4th and 5th-grade boys who live in Denver County.

Days/ Times: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3:00 pm

Camp Focus Areas: STEM, Social-Emotional Skill Development, Story Telling,

Mentorship, Outdoor Education, Literacy/Reading Support, Hip Hop History and

Breakdancing, Career Exposure and Exploration, Robotics, Financial Literacy, Youth

Entrepreneurship, Podcasting, and Music Development

Email us at with any questions you have about either academy!

Community: Art Explorers at JCC

April 20-June 1, Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm. 6-11 year olds. $450. Encourage your budding artist to explore new mediums and dive into the multidisciplinary world of art. During this 7-week class, students will learn 4 different mediums: painting, stained glass, ceramics, and fiber. Through this experience, students will be guided by a skilled JCC Fine Arts Instructor. Class registration includes all materials. Email: for more information.

Community: Overnight Camp to current 1st - 3rd grade families JCC Ranch Camp

At Ranch Camp, we create a community where campers learn to challenge themselves, nurture new skills, and have an unforgettable summer of fun. Whetheryour first-time camper can't wait to dive into overnight camp or is feeling a bit apprehensive, we have the perfect program for you. START YOUR YOUNGSTER'S OVERNIGHT CAMP ADVENTURE AT RANCH CAMP!

Mini Camp - multiple session options

Open to campers currently in grades 1 - 3 | $1,650

A one-week program that gives young campers the opportunity to begin exploring the world

outside of the home in a safe and encouraging environment.

Session One Mini Camp A:June 12 - 18 | Session One Mini Camp B:June 19 - 25 |

Session Two Mini Camp:June 28 -July 4 | Session Three Mini Camp:July 19 - 25

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