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Panther Pages, November 4, 2022

Panther Pages, November 4, 2022
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Happy Friday Park Hill Families!

The snow on the ground this morning gave us a reminder that Winter is coming.

  • Make sure your kids are dressed appropriately for the weather. Please label hats, gloves, jackets, boots.

  • With the colder weather we see more families choosing to drive to school. Utilize the kiss and drop lane on Elm Street. If you choose to park, leave extra time to find a spot and walk your children into school.

  • Remember that Sunday is daylight savings - enjoy that extra hour of sleep on Sunday as clocks fall back.

  • If you or a family you know may be in need of some extra food supplies during Thanksgiving, please reach out to me or a staff member.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

Winter Coat Drive

5th grade students are organizing a coat drive to support the non-profit Frontline Farmers. This organization is helping to supply jackets to essential worker families that support our local agriculture communities. They are asking for new and gently used coats. We have already collected ~30 coats in just 2 days.

Art Fundraiser

Our annual Original Works Art Fundraising Brochures have been sent out to families. Our artist of inspiration was Jim Dine - the heart master! For each order processed, our school gets a portion of the proceeds for the purchase of art supplies and to supplement the new kiln costs! If you have any questions about the online ordering process, please e-mail:

Thanks so much for supporting the arts!

Equity Corner

Hello Park Hill Family-

The Black Excellence Committee and I have discussed many ways to share ideas.

I would like to start a Reading Corner, using books from our library. This is one of the books that I would like to share with you this week.

MAGIC LIKE THAT by Samara Cole Doyon

In this book, these are a few of the ways one confident girl describes her natural hair.

As she waits for her mama to create her new hair style, she remembers the many ways she has worn her hair in the past.

  • Beverly Baldwin, Park Hill Librarian

No After-school YMCA on November 11th

For those families utilizing YMCA, please note that there will be no after school care on Friday, November 11th. Please plan accordingly.

Reminder: 5th Grade Families - Middle School Tours

Bill Roberts K-8 school Denver Green School - 720-424-7480

Thanksgiving Camp - Nov 21-23 – Cheyenne Fencing Club

En Garde! We are having a blast teaching Park Hill students fencing during Enrichments. We are excited to offer a fencing camp during the upcoming Thanksgiving Break at our club on Colfax and Ivy. Up to 3 days of camp are available on Nov 21-23 from 10am - 3pm (early drop off and late pick-up are available). It is a fun time of swordplay at Cheyenne! Keep learning the skills and rules of fencing and competing against peers in fencing bouts on a real fencing piste. Above all, learn to play hard, respect others, focus on the task at hand and build self-esteem. Fencing increases reflexes, mental acuity and conditioning. To sign up in go to

Thanksgiving Art Camps at Sweet Ridge Studios!

The sky is blue! The air is crisp! Pumpkins are popping up everywhere! Yay, It’s Fall!! Have your student come spend time with us during their Thanksgiving break creating beautiful and playful pieces of art. We’ll build creative community with peers, make great art, and spend time playing in the gorgeous, fresh, outdoor air. We have half day morning or afternoon options available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and all-day art camp options available Monday and Tuesday. See you soon! Art Makes Life Sweet!


Businesses Supporting Park Hill Elementary PTSA

There are several ways to support our school!

  • Auction: Donations to the auction can come in various forms - gift certificates, experiences, items, swag, goodie bags/baskets, etc.

  • Restaurant Night Out: The PTSA is looking to partner with local restaurants to allow us to have fundraiser nights where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our school.

  • Sponsorship: We have several sponsorship levels that allow businesses to invest in our school and demonstrate its commitment to improving the life and education of every child at Park Hill Elementary.

  • Teacher Appreciation: Does your business offer a service or product that would benefit teachers? We’re always looking for creative ways to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate their hard work.

  • Other: Do you offer something unique or something we haven't thought of yet? Please drop us a line and let us know. Alternatively, if you are a biz in Park Hill and need some support, we are happy to help where we can.


If you haven’t already, please tell us the t-shirt size of each student you have at park hill via this form.

Childcare needed for PTSA Meetings

In order to continue to offer childcare during our PTSA meetings, we are looking for volunteers to watch kids while their parents participate in the meetings. Volunteers must be 18+. You can sign up here.


PTSA Meeting - November 14th, 5:30 pm

Coffee with Ken - November 18th, 8:45 am

This is your chance to hear all about the Auction, our biggest fundraiser of the year! Why do we need to raise so much money? Buy-a-share, Teacher Time, Class Basket, oh my! Do I need to bring cash? Do kids attend? How can I get involved? Bring all of your questions for Ken and the Auction chairs to answer. And mark your calendar for the auction itself on 03.03.23. Over 400 adults attended last year, it’s an evening you won’t want to miss!

Nuggs Ice Cream - Tuesday, November 8th

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream – especially when 20% of all sales go to Park Hill Elementary!

Join us on Tuesday, November 8th from 4-7 PM for a restaurant night out event at Nuggs! Whether you swing by for an afternoon snack after school or a sweet treat after dinner, 20% of all sales will be donated to Park Hill Elementary. A big thanks to the team at Nuggs for supporting the growth and development of our neighborhood kiddos.

Sexy Pizza - Tuesday, November 15h

Sexy Pizza Park Hill (2846 Fairfax St.) is donating 20% of all the day's sales, merchandise, and gift card purchases to Park Hill Elementary on Tuesday, November 15.

Open for lunch at 11am, consider hosting a co-worker luncheon to celebrate the holidays. Dinner with the family could include baked ziti, wings, meatball or chicken parm subs, calzones, or of course, one of their super yummy pizzas. Finish it off with a sweet treat - the cinnamon & sugar knots are always a hit with the kids, but don't forget a cannoli for yourself! Order pickup or delivery on November 15th and know that 20% of your order is going to Park Hill Elementary. Find the menu and place an order at

Discount OpportunityReminder for the PHE community:

Pixar Puttis a uniquely themed, pop-up mini golf experience only in Denver through Nov 27th. They have provided a promo code, Howdy10, that will get you a 10% discount for up to 8 tickets!

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