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Panther Pages, February 15, 2024

Happy Thursday Park Hill Panthers,

Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing four day weekend. Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow or Monday.  

We are eagerly looking forward to the school auction next Friday. This is a great opportunity to connect with our school community for some fun and support of our amazing school. Please remember to register in advance.

I want to give a little extra thanks to our volunteers in the morning and the afternoon, who are helping us with our “kiss and drop” and our crosswalks. Safety is extremely important to us all, and we appreciate everyone’s effort in doing their part to keep us safe.

Have a great weekend!

Ken Burdette, Principal

No school on Friday & Monday

Please note the President’s day weekend is extended this year due to a Teacher planning day. There will be no school on  Friday, February 16 and Monday, February 19.  Enjoy the break!

DPS Summer Connections

Registration for DPS Summer Connections will open Friday, February 16 at noon. Summer Connections is a free, five-week academic program that is open to all incoming first through fifth-grade DPS students. The program runs from June 17th through July 19th and focuses on preparing elementary students for future success. Students will engage with content they will see in the upcoming school year, which will include instruction in foundational literacy, math, science, and technology. Bus transportation may be provided but is not guaranteed. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information, reference the Summer Connections website.  To register, log in to your Parent Portal account.   Submission of the application does not guarantee a seat.  We expect spots to be limited.

Equity Corner

Black History Month

1) Awesome resource from the National Park Service:

2) Visit DENVER resource for local events highlighting Black trailblazers, artists, etc.:

Parent Volunteers needed for Drama Sets

Our third and fourth graders will be performing a selection of Greek myth plays in April.  We are asking parents to help bring the plays to life by making or providing set pieces and props.  You can sign up to bring particular props and/or sign up to help create some bigger set pieces, which will take place after school on a day to be determined.  Additionally, if you would like to donate towards the materials needed for the larger set pieces, you can Venmo @DevonJames.  The sign up can be found here: Thank you so much!

School Supply Drive for Newcomer Students

In conjunction with the teachers union, we are joining forces to support our students by organizing a Newcomer Student Support Supplies Drive. Multiple schools are collecting essential items like winter clothing and hygiene products to donate to Denver Public Schools community hubs, directly benefiting families in need.  Park Hill Elementary has been asked to collect headphones and reusable water bottles (links are just suggestions - lightly used/new condition please).  There will be donation boxes by the front door and outside room 102 (across from the music room) or you can ship them directly to the school. Please feel free to donate other items listed that other schools are also gathering - here. If you have any questions please reach out to Erica Atchison (  

Community Item: Creative Writing Summer Opportunities

2024 Summer Camps & Workshops - June, July & August

In-person and Online classes available - 

Ages 9-15



But you won’t have to wait until Friday. We’ll be launching our silent auction catalog Wednesday Feb 21st at 6pm (48 hours ahead of the auction). Items like Great Getaways, restaurant gift cards and other silent auction items will be available via mobile bidding starting then, continuing through the event. (Note: Some items, including live auction, paddles raises, Buy a Shares and Teacher Time will only be available at the auction itself). Log in now to make sure you have access! 

Other Questions: 

Committee Call: We could use one or two more yearbook committee members, especially with younger kiddos. The ask: join for 2-3 meet ups this spring and help format photos in the yearbook program! Email

2024-25 Call for Board Service!

It's hard to believe it's almost that time! We’re looking for our next board members! If you're interested in PTSA Board Service, email us to discuss!

Link to the Nomination Form

PTSA Calendar:

  • February 23rd: Auction!

  • February 27: Nuggs RNO

  • March 11th: PTSA Meeting, 5:30, school library

  • March 12th: Esters RNO

  • March 15th: Coffee with Ken, 8:20, school cafeteria

  • April 8: GB Fish and Chips RNO

  • April 22 & 23: Chook RNO

  • April 26th: SMADP

Members Corner:

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