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Panther Pages, October 28, 2022

Panther Pages, October 28, 2022
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Happy Friday Park Hill Families!

Please see the Halloween information below for information about costumes and activities at the school. We hope everyone has a safe, warm and fun-filled Halloween.

-Ken Burdette, Principal

Reminder: Halloween Parade and Costumes

* Halloween falls on Monday, October 31st

* Students will come to school in minimal costumes. Any accessories can be added after lunch/recess.

* We will host an afternoon Halloween Parade. The parade will start at 1:30pm, with class parties and gatherings afterwards. Look for information from room parents and teachers.

* Costumes may not include weapons or blood.

* Masks may be worn for the parade, but not during class time or lunch/recess.

* Please remember that cultures aren’t costumes. Follow this link for a flier that will help ensure we create a safe school community for ALL students on Halloween.

* We will hold a modified Specials schedule that day so every class still has Specials.

* Students can opt out and alternate activities are available.

5th Grade Families - Middle School Tours

Bill Roberts K-8 school - sign up

Denver Green School - Call to schedule a tour 720-424-7480

Denver School of the Arts - Open House - sign up

DSST: Montview Middle School - sign up

DSST: Conservatory Green - sign up

Hill Campus of Arts and Science - Information

McAuliffe Middle School - sign up

Morey Middle School - sign up

Equity Corner

PHE Ofrenda - We plan to install our community ofrenda for Día de los Muertos at the school and it will be outdoors this year. Below are some ways that your students and family can participate and pay tribute to their dearly departed. Interested students and families can create an ofrenda (offering) for a deceased loved-one, a famous person you admire, a pet, or a group of people. Some other ways to contribute to our ofrenda include:

  • Help us set up the ofrenda after school on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 31st or the morning of Tuesday, November 1st.

  • Bring fruits or foods to place on the OFRENDA on the morning of November 1st or 2nd. (some typical items would be oranges, avocados, apples, tamales, candies etc.)

  • Make tissue-paper FLORES or PAPEL PICADO

Please let Ms Acosta know if you have any questions or other suggestions for our ALTAR!

PHNEE Newsletter - Monthly Newsletter Link

Montview Conservatory for the Arts: Music and Theatre Classes Coming This Winter!

Winter session Orff music classes and ‘Acting Up’ theatre classes are coming in January:

  • Two Orff music classes, (one for preschool students and another for children in grades K-2), will begin on Thursday, 12 JAN and will run for 13 weeks, through the second week of December. (Registrations accepted through 6 JAN 2023).

  • Two ‘Acting Up’ classes, (one for kids in 3rd -5th grades, and another for kids in 6th-8th grades), will begin in the last week of JAN and run for seven weeks, finishing before spring break. (Registrations accepted through 13 JAN 2023).

  • Individual audition coaching sessions for more experienced actors are also available by private arrangement.

To keep the kids safe while they’re learning and having fun, we are requiring that all participants be COVID vaccinated. For more information on class content and registration, go to our website at For questions, contact Heidi Shriver at 303-358-0182.

Community Activities for students - Free passes for national parks for 4th graders - Colorado Ski Passport Program for 4-6th graders (opens in August). Discounted tickets to 21 ski resorts

MyDenver Card - Students get free access to recreation centers, swimming pools and various cultural facilities where they can participate in healthy, safe and fun activities after school, during school and summer breaks, and on the weekends. - Free Colorado History Museum membership for 4th graders. Free access for students and families. - Closed for the 2022-23 season, but allows 4 free days for K-5th grade students at each mountain: Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Vail. Keep in mind for next season.


Restaurant Night MONTH Out

LAST CHANCE! It will be a busy weekend, so don’t cook, support this unique business and PHE. Don’t miss adding the PARKHILL promo code at checkout, and Park Hill Elementary will get 10% of that sale.

School Sponsorship

We love our community and have openings for community businesses to sponsor Park Hill Elementary for this academic year. Do you have a business or know of someone who does? School sponsors receive advertising at the school, on the PTSA webpage, as well as in the newsletter, social media and on student t-shirts that are given to each student. There are four levels of sponsorship with different benefits associated with each. Please see this document for more information and email if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or know of someone who might be.


The PTSA is working on securing sponsorships so that every student at Park Hill Elementary gets a free Park Hill t-shirt! To ensure that your child has a shirt that fits, please complete this form for each student you have at Park Hill.

Discount OpportunityReminder for the PHE community:

Pixar Putt is 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!

Coffee with Ken sign up genius

We need volunteers to bring coffee and a light breakfast to our future Coffee with Ken discussions. Please sign up here.

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