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Panther Pages, April 18, 2024

Happy Thursday PHE Families:

A friendly reminder that we do not have school this Friday, April 19th.  Hope everyone enjoys their 3-day weekend.

As the weather warms, we will spend more time outdoors. We have informed students that they are not allowed to bring any "hard" equipment from home, including baseball bats, baseballs, lacrosse balls, cleats, etc.  We are allowing "soft" equipment, such as a lacrosse stick with a tennis ball for playing catch or a wiffle ball with a wiffle ball bat.  Please be mindful of this as your student leaves the house each day - thanks!

A week from Friday we will be celebrating the Super Mega Awesome Dance Party.  Students have been working hard to raise a few dollars for the school, and we will celebrate their achievements with a big party on Forest Parkway!  

Have a great weekend PHE!

-Ken Burdette, Principal

Second lunch Information

Our lunchroom manager, Mr Dennis, throughout the year has tried to accommodate kids requesting second lunches if they are hungry.  Students that did not bring money or have money on their account have been using the Principal’s Fund, but, unfortunately, that fund has been depleted.  Please check in with your student to see whether they are eating second lunches and if so, please add funds to their account or have them bring $2.50 for lunches.  The first lunch will continue to be free, and we encourage students to grab a breakfast if they are hungry in the morning!

Menu Item change

There will be a menu item switch next week per Mr Dennis in the lunchroom.  Tuesday, April 23 will now be teriyaki chicken and Friday, April 26 will be pizza.

PHE Earth Day Beautification Project - April 21

Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far for the beautification event this Sunday from 10:30am-1:30pm.  It looks like the weather will be great for the event.  The volunteer / donation link is still open if you are still interested in lending a hand.  We will be planting a few trees, weeding, adding mulch, and repainting a few items around the playground. We can still use a few bags of soil even if you cannot make it.  Hope to see everyone there!

Reminder: YMCA Information for the 2024-25 school year

Please see the registration opening dates for the YMCA Out of school time (OST) program for the 2024-2025 School Year. This program offers before and after school care at Park Hill during the school year.

- April 16, 2024 - Registration opened to YMCA staff, members, current OST participants - April 23, 2024 - Registration opens to the general public

Anti-Idling Campaign

Earth Day is next week on April 22nd! One of the most relevant environmental issues in the Front Range is air pollution. The Front Range has suffered from severe ground-level ozone pollution for decades, which can aggravate respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, including asthma. Much of the region’s ozone pollution comes from transportation, namely, driving cars! It just so happens that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change also stem from transportation. So, as we teach our students about the planet and ways to protect it, consider showing your kids how easy it can be to walk, bike or take public transit to get around.It’s also very easy to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by turning your engines off instead of idling your vehicle.

DPS Community: 2nd Annual DPS Climate Summit

If you know of any students looking for ways to celebrate Earth Month, the DPS Students for Climate Action are hosting their second annual DPS Climate Summit on Friday April 19, from 4PM-7:30PM at East High School.  Whether you're a seasoned sustainability champion or new to the game, all are invited to learn and build a sustainable future together. All grade levels are welcome!  Join students, staff, and community members as we empower each other to make a difference by learning how to contribute to climate action, hone leadership skills, and find your place in the District's Climate Action Plan.  You won't want to miss this inspiring event - register today!



From the sponsors, Dee & Steve Ciancio: Get rid of your unwanted electronics from computers, laptops and printers to monitors, keyboards, peripherals, old phones, and more (sorry, no tube TVs or monitors)... plus on-site paper shredding for all your sensitive paper records. Recycling is FREE. Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the East Parking lot at PHE!!


Super Mega Awesome Dance Party!

Super Mega Awesome Fundraiser! 

See the flyer at the end of this Panther Pages!

We’re well on our way with our STUDENT LED fundraiser. 

Congratulations on your 2nd week of fundraising! As of Wednesday we have raised $20,187! With this kind of momentum I have no doubt we will reach our goal of $35,000. Thank you so much for your hard work! The winners of this weeks prize of a “song request” and “special treat” will be announced on Friday on our social media accounts and also written on our banners by the playground.

Reminder: This fundraiser is student-led but depending on the age of your child they might need a little guidance once they get home. The links below contain information and a social media post (for parents to share) with all you need to know to get started. 

Digital Student Flyer:

Social Media Post:

Please reach out to the SMA Dance Party Crew with any questions:


Below are directions for ordering your 2023-24 PH Yearbook:

  • Purchase a Park Hill Elementary yearbook here.  (You will need to create an account and enter your name and select your role as "Parent" or login using your account from last year.)

  • PH yearbook cost is $32.33

  • Deadline for ordering a yearbook is Friday, 4/26

*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 also opt to create a free tribute (Treering calls this a "recognition ad") for their graduating student.  Tributes are for 5th graders only.  An email will be re-sent to help you with the process.  

Deadline for 5th grade tributes is Friday 4/26

Restaurant Night Out! 

Next week, for TWO DAYS ordering for Chook Chicken will help support Park Hill Elementary! Order Monday, Tuesday or Both!

PTSA Calendar:

  • April 20: Park Hill Night at the Rapids

  • April 22 & 23: Chook RNO

  • April 26th: SMADP

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