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Panther Pages, December 15, 2023

Greetings Park Hill Families:

A huge thank you to the entire PHE community for all the amazing support to teachers, staff, and students this past year. It really is special to be a staff member at PHE, and we are all humbled by the generosity and strength of our community!  Wishing everyone a safe & relaxing winter break.  

A reminder that students return to school on Wednesday, January 3rd.

The PHE Staff

Annual Gift Card Drive - Thank You

Thanks to the PHE community for their generosity.  We were able to provide extra support to 14 families for the Holiday season!

Book Drive ends on Dec 17

The PTSA organized an online Book Fair at The Bookies which ends on Sunday.  Books can be purchased online or at the store.  The 

Pre-enrollment window is open

Pre-enrollment is now open for the 2024-25 school year.  Pre-enrollment helps us get all of the information the district requires to get new students ready for SchoolChoice which opens January 11th. The pre-enrollment packet can be found on the front page of the website.  This is requested only for new students to DPS or those transferring back into DPS from another school.  We do not need actively enrolled DPS students to complete this information.  Please send completed packets to

Reminder: YMCA Holiday Break Offerings

The YMCA will be offering care over the holiday break on December 18th-21st, and December 26th-29th and January 2nd!  If this sounds like something you will be interested in, please sign up here (Out of School Time Care Registration). 

Locations:  University Hills YMCA, Southwest YMCA, Downtown YMCA, & Glendale YMCA

Times:  6:30AM-6:00PM

Closure Dates:  December 22nd, 25th, January 1st

Price:  $50.00 per day

Late Registration: Please note that registration closes a week prior to the day of care.  

Colorado Children's Chorale 

Accepting new members in 2nd-5th grades in January!

Help us spread the word.

Rehearsals are conveniently located in southeast Denver, Lakewood, or Broomfield (Prep Choir only). No prior musical training is necessary, tuition assistance is available, and an amazing experience is guaranteed.

Join us in January for an in-person audition OR send an audition video by email.

Questions? Click here! - - 303.892.5600

Mindfulness at Park Hill

To support your child over the Winter Break, I want you to be supported with some Mindfulness resources.  Start with this video: Mindful Holidays.  This video includes a relaxing two-minute breathing practice followed by several suggestions on how to maximize your joy this holiday season. In the video description, you will find links for two other Mindfulness practices that are easier to do at home as well as a holiday activity!

As always, you can access the entire video library HERE.   Teachers and parents, please participate! If you have questions or suggestions, reach out to me at or #303-898-9496.  ~Liz Rutledge

Middle School Tours

Bill Roberts K-8 school                 Odyssey School of Denver


Book Fair is OPEN through this MONDAY! Last Chance!

We’re partnering with The Bookies for an online book running from, Dec 8th - Dec 17th; books can be purchased in person at the Bookies brick and mortar AND online through their website. Purchase for yourself, for gifts, and CHECK OUT THE TEACHER WISHLISTS! Anything purchased during this sale using our special code (PHE2023) will be credited to the school, and 15% of sales will come back to PHE. Note: the book fair committee will pick up books ordered for teachers and deliver to the school. 

(Fairs can be found in the drop down on the website)    

Park Hill Auction - Feb 23rd 2024

Arrive in Style!!  How, you ask? Your PROM PHOTO! 

Submit and be entered into a chance to arrive at OUR prom in a limo! Get those photos from your parents’ mantles and attics over the break, and send them to: And maybe pick up your old prom dress while you’re at it!

We’re looking for items for our silent and live auctions! Do you have or have access to:

  • Concert /Theater/Sports Tickets?

  • Hotel and hospitality? Art?

  • Behind the scenes and VIP tours?

  • Culinary/brewery/distillery/roaster tours and experiences?

  • Some other way to promote and/or feature a parent owned or small/local business?

If so, Contact our auction chairs and check out the website:                      2024 Auction Webpage 

Note: use the email above, not the one in the FAQ that went home.

Note: Coffee with Ken canceled today

Mr. Burdette apologizes, but was unable to make this week’s coffee. Please direct questions to and we’ll pass those on to him. 

2023 - 2024 PTSA Calendar

  • Dec 8-17: Book Fair; The Bookies

  • Dec 15th: Coffee with Ken, 8:20, School cafeteria CANCELED

  • January 8th: PTSA Meeting - AUCTION TAKEOVER

  • January 12Th: Coffee w/ ken - AUCTION TAKEOVER

  • Feb 23rd 2024: The Park Hill Elementary School Auction!

  • April 26th: Super Mega Awesome Dance Party!

We’ll see you in 2024, when we’ll be launching multiple Restaurant Nights Out!

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