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Panther Pages, June 2, 2023

Happy Friday PHE Families,

First, please take a moment to congratulate your student and all students on all of their accomplishments over the past year.

As we navigate this post-pandemic school environment, it was refreshing to see the school start to revert to a more normal year. Students and staff have demonstrated tremendous resilience through it all. Just this week we were notified that Park Hill won 2 awards from the Colorado Department of Education, the John Irwin Award and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. Thanks to our staff, parents and community support for helping to make these awards happen!

I will especially miss our 5th grade class that is moving onto new schools. It doesn’t feel like that long ago that these bright, young students were just starting kindergarten. The best part of my job is getting to know each of these students over the years and I am so proud of each of their successes.

Wishing everyone a safe, fun summer.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

2023/24 Bell Time Change

The bell times will start 15 minutes earlier next year. Our school hours will be 8:10am - 3:10pm

Reminder: 2023-24 School Year Class Placement

Families will receive an email with their student’s class placement for the next school year. You can expect to receive them no later than June 9. If you do not receive an email, please reach out to Ann Kurth.

Each class list is put together by teachers and administrators with an immense amount of thought and with the goal of matching students with the teacher that will best fit their needs. Many factors go into the class rosters with a goal of balancing academic supports, gender, language development, health concerns, and social needs.

Reminder: Deadline for School Supply order is June 4

Order Securely Online thru June 4! Supplies are shipped to the school and students will receive school supplies on the first day of school. Orders after June 4 will be charged an extra amount. The final date to order and have supplies sent to the school is June 25.

2. Enter the school ID, PAR387 (3 letters/3 numbers)

3. Follow the directions to complete your order. Choose the grade level your student will be next fall

4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

DPS Summer of Sora Reading Challenge

The Sora app and website allows you to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from your school's library over the summer! Login and check out eBooks and audiobooks. Every week, 10 winners will get a free book. At the end of the summer, 4 grand prize winners will get a kindle e-reader, hoodie and more books.

Please help spread the word so we can keep our kids reading this summer!

Reminder: Opt-In for 2023-24 Bus Transportation closes June 16

The Transportation Opt-In Program is live now and will close on June 16. If your student is eligible and requires DPS Transportation services for the 2023-24 school year, opt in via Parent Portal. If families do not opt in by the deadline, their student may experience a delay in service.

Students are eligible for bus transportation if Park Hill is their neighborhood school and they live greater than 1 mile from the school. Families that live outside the designated Park Hill boundaries are generally not eligible for bus services to Park Hill. Historically, Bus routes are made available just prior to the start of school in August. Questions? Call Transportation @ 720-423-4600.


Thank you!

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all PTSA members, volunteers, donors, and those who have contributed to another successful year! Your unwavering support has enabled us to achieve our goals of fostering a strong connection between school & home, while also raising funds to address educational needs that are not covered by the district (DPS). Your collective efforts have made a significant impact in providing essential resources and programs that directly benefit our teachers and empower them to focus on the well-being and development of your children. Thank you for your invaluable contributions!


Families that missed out on the school order for yearbooks can still order them separately and have them sent to their home. Go to and enter the following code for the "school passcode" 1016595744853031. Parents will need to set up an account.

2023 - 2024 PTSA Calendar*

  • Tuesday, August 16th: New Family Happy Hour

  • Wednesday, August 17th: Lemonade Social

  • Friday, Oct 6th: Movie Night & Direct Giving

*Tentative dates, subject to change

2023 - 2024 Volunteers - Sign up Genius

Preparation for next school year is already well underway! You can view all current sign ups as well as future ones by following this link. Alternatively you can view single event sign ups below:

2023 - 2024 PTSA Executive Board Members

Please join me in welcoming the incoming PTSA Executive Board:

  • Emily Insalaco, President

  • Shannon Spezialy, Vice President

  • Christa Lee, Co- Treasurer

  • Gregg Cassarini, Co- Treasurer

Summer Communication

Summer may be upon us, but the PTSA will still be working on some items this summer to prepare for the 2023-24 school year. Please take a moment to double check we have your contact info so we can keep you up to date this summer on everything.

  • School Directory: Not registered in memberhub? You can do that now here.

  • Social Media: Another great way to keep up to date this summer is following us on Instagram & Facebook @pheptsa. You can also join individual, private facebook grade level groups here.

  • 2023 - 2024 PTSA Membership: PTSA membership for the following school year will be available around July 1st. Please continue to check MemberHub and the PTSA website for updates.

Sponsors - THANK YOU!

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