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Panther Pages, October 6, 2023

TONIGHT! Direct Giving Party & Movie Night

The party starts at 5:30pm, with the movie at sunset. There will be food trucks, bounce houses, and Super Mario Bros movie will play on a huge screen in the grass (bring blankets and/or chairs). This is also an opportunity to donate money directly toward your teacher’s wish list items, to be used during the 2023/24 school year. Note: This is a Direct Giving event. You can donate at any time at the event or before, by going to this link:

Come find the PTSA table to learn more about Direct Giving and our causes!

***Temperatures are expected to be 50-55 degrees tonight! Bring your hat, gloves, blankets and other warm gear!***

No school on October 12-16th

We will have no school on October 12-16th during Fall break.

Middle School Tours

Some schools have already started tours! Here’s a list of commonly attended middle schools for PHE 5th graders to consider. This is by no means comprehensive though so please do your research!

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

Mindfulness at Park Hill

Hello Park Hill Panther Teachers and Parents! This week we are focusing on "Heartfulness”, an aspect of Mindfulness that focuses on the heart space. With Heartfulness, students will have a way to shift their emotions. This is another excellent tool in the Mindfulness toolkit for improving focus, returning to centeredness after a triggering or upsetting experience, and winding down for bedtime.

As a supplement to the in-person sessions, you can watch the video "Heartfulness” with them.

You can access the entire video library HERE. If you have questions or suggestions, reach out to me at or #303-898-9496. ~"Miss Liz"

Liz Rutledge

Reminder: 5th Grade Talent Show!!

The 5th Grade Talent Show is a fun tradition at Park Hill. It is an extracurricular activity, and we rely on volunteers to organize, rehearse, and execute it. If you are interested in volunteering and being a part of the committee, please email Ms McClelland.

Reminder: Lost and Found

We have many "lost" items in the lost and found area near the gymnasium that need to be picked up. Families are welcome to stop by during school hours to claim any lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school day on October 11th.

Community Activities

Colorado Epic SchoolKids Pass - Free passes to Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge for kids in grades K-5. Deadline to register is Oct 11.

Kids Ski Passport - $65 season pass to over 20 Colorado ski hills for grades 3-5


The Children's Art School invites young artists to explore the art magic of making pictures move on October 12, DPS Teacher Planning Day, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at 2290 South Clayton Street in the University Park neighborhood.

Creative discoveries include animating a comic, designing a film strip and flip book. For

more information on Fabulous Fall Art, visit or call 303 369-7956.


Direct Giving Party & Movie Night - Tonight!

Our Direct Giving Party & Outdoor Movie Night is tonight, Friday, October 6th! What to know:

The party starts at 5:30 pm with food trucks and bounce houses. No pre-orders, but check them out:

The Super Mario Bros. movie will start when it gets dark enough, likely around 7pm.

How to give:

You can donate in person or online.


Text phegive to 919-626-3277

What are Causes? Why can’t I donate directly to a Special?

  • It doesn’t matter which page you hit the “give” button on. The money will go directly to the school (hence “Direct Giving”) to best accomplish everything on the wishlists, and the school will ensure items can be purchased in a way that meets the needs of all of the classes, including taking care of our Specials teachers!

We do like to start a friendly competition between grades by way of a cause leaderboard!

  • The “cause groups” are the grades. You can give credit to a grade by choosing it as a “cause”.

  • You can also divvy up the donation in the check out if you want to donate on behalf of more than one grade.

If you have more questions, find a PTSA volunteer at the PTSA table that night!

Call for Committee Service!

Been wondering how to get involved? We’ll be using October to bring our committees together to plan our work for the school year! Interested in volunteering, or even just learning more? Fill out the Microsoft form below and we’ll be in touch next week!

Reminder: Park Hill Night at the Rapids; October 21

We have sold around 50 tickets. This is a great chance for a family friendly outing that also gives back to your school!

School Directory - Information needed!

Fill out this form to help us generate class lists and a school directory. You get to choose how and where your info gets shared.


In celebration of 130 years of Park Hill Elementary, join us for a curated, multi-course dinner on Sunday Nov 5th, hosted by Park Hill parent owned Tessa Delicatessen, and your very own PHE Principal Ken Burdette. We will dine and cheers to 130 years of PHE excellence. Stay tuned for information on how to purchase your tickets to this (adult only) event. Seating will be limited.

2023 - 2024 PTSA Calendar

  • There will be NO PTSA Meeting in October, but we will be setting up Committee meetings.

  • Friday October 6th: Direct Giving and Movie Night

  • October 9th: Auction meeting, 7pm, school

  • October committees - TBD

  • Saturday October 21st: Park Hill Night at the Rapids

  • Nov 5th: 130 celebration dinner at Tessa (tickets required)

  • Feb 23rd 2024: The Park Hill Elementary School Auction!

Members’ corner:

The current year Budget will be sent out this coming week for final approval. We have made some adjustments post audit to reflect actual revenues and expenses recently seen. You’ll receive a budget summary and a fillable form for voting.

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