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Panther Pages, May 10, 2024

Happy Friday PHE Families:

On behalf of our teachers and staff, I would like to thank everyone for all of the kind notes, snacks and flowers we have received this week!  These gestures really make our staff feel appreciated and is a part of what makes working at PHE feel special.

We would like to take a moment and recognize our team members who will be retiring at the end of the school year.  Please join us in thanking the following team members for their years of service to PHE and to education as a whole:  Lynn Pravecek (Art Teacher), Bernadette Miller (Kindergarten Teacher), Carol Burtness (Speech Therapy), Jan Rudeen (ParaProfessional), and Pat Blanke (ParaProfessional). We wish you all the best in retirement!  If you would like to write a note of well wishes, please deliver those to Ms. Bixby (or the office) by May 28th.  As a note to families, we have successfully rehired these positions for next year.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

Early Bird Registration open now

Please take a moment to complete Early Bird registration for your student(s), if you haven’t done so already.  Registration is the annual process of providing and updating student and family information on file, including emergency contacts, health information and more. Registration can only be completed by the parent/guardian listed in the primary household of the student record.  Registration is mandatory for all families.  Thank you to the families that have completed this at this time!

Bike to School Day - Thank you for your support

We counted nearly 300 bicycles at school and that doesn’t count all of the students that walked or scooted to school.  Thanks parents for taking the time to support this endeavor, and we hope students will continue to bike going forward (and the 5th grade sustainability committee has a few more prizes on the way for students who didn’t get one before we ran out)!

A Wrinkle in Time Performance

The Panther Players present their spring 2024 production of “A Wrinkle in Time” on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 PM. Embark with Park Hill Elementary 4th and 5th grade students on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic literary journey through the universe and time with characters Meg Murry, Charles Wallace, and a team of mysterious guides as they search for Meg’s father on a dark distant planet. Along the way, Meg might just find herself too. Use this link to RSVP for tickets:  A Wrinkle in Time - RSVP Link

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is overflowing once again.  Please remind your student(s) to look for any lost items you may be missing.

Reminder: School Supply ordering for next year

Supplies are shipped to the school and students will receive school supplies on the first day of school.

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.

Supply lists are available through the link above as well if you would like to purchase them on your own.  Every student must have their own supplies.

Reminder: New Attendance System for 2024-25

Next year we will be implementing a new Attendance system that the district rolled out last year.  We encourage parents to start using the system now, but the Google Form on the Park Hill website will still be active for the remainder of the year.  

We’ve found that the mobile app is the easiest way for families to access the attendance system.  Here is a quick guide on how to get this setup for the first time on your mobile device.  Note: This attendance system should work for other DPS schools and also gives access to grades and student related items.  Please take a moment to get the app setup on your phone now so you’re ready to use it when needed!

Anti-Idling Campaign

Don’t forget to turn your engines off! As it gets warmer in Denver, there is more likely to be bad air quality days. Help improve our region's air quality, and the air quality at our school, by not idling!

Community: DSST Montview: Cultural Expedition- @ DSST Montview High School on May 10th from 5:30-8pm

This is open to all families and all ages! It is a great opportunity to meet other members of the community and learn about different cultures. There will be food, art, music and much more. 

Community: MySpark Denver

Do you have a middle school student who qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch and attends a DPS school? Sign them up for the My Spark Denver program and get $1,000 to spend on our programs! Visit to learn more and apply! 


Field Day T-shirts:

Students will be receiving their Field Day shirts today! Feel free to show your Panther pride by wearing them any time leading up to Field Day as well!

May 21 - Field Day (3rd-5th)

May 22 - Field Day (K-2nd)


Yearbooks have shipped. We will provide updates on arrival and post a volunteer sign up for helping us sort and distribute yearbooks in the next Panther Pages. Stay Tuned!

Please work directly with Treering if you have any questions about your order.

PTSA Calendar:

  • May 13th: PTSA Meeting: this is a year end wrap-up! Come to learn everything that we did and to look ahead to next year!

  • Monday, May 13 · 5:30 – 6:30pm, library

  • Video call link:

  • May 17th: Coffee with Ken

  • Friday, May 17 · 8:20 – 9:20am, cafeteria or playground

  • Video call link:

  • May 24th: Tentative yearbook Delivery (volunteer sign up to come once we get a more concrete delivery estimate)

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