Panther Pages, October 7, 2022


Panther Pages, October 7, 2022
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TONIGHT! Direct Giving Party & Movie Night | SING 2!

The party starts at 5:30pm, with the movie at sunset. There will be food trucks (Yuan Wonton, OG Burgers and Black Diamond Apizza, Ba-Nom-a-Nom), bounce houses, and SING 2 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 2022/23 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:

https://app.memberhub.gives/phedirectgiving

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

HGT/GT testing for grades 1,3,4 and 5

The fall testing nomination window is now open through October 14. The application is available online at http://gt.dpsk12.org. Near the top of the page, you should see ‘HGT Testing Nomination Process’. The link to apply for the test will be in that section.

This nomination form is for families seeking Gifted and Talented (GT) identification and/or placement at a Highly Gifted and Talented (HGT) Magnet Site. This series of cognitive tests provide us with information for potential HGT or GT identification. Qualifying scores will be put into a body of evidence. Remember the deadline for applications is October 14, 2022.

All kindergarteners and 2nd graders in DPS are given an HGT/GT screening test and therefore do not need to apply.

Contact Mary Lauth, Park Hill GT teacher, with questions.

5th Grade Families - McAuliffe Tours

Next year’s middle school students are now able to sign up for tours of McAuliffe International School.


Equity Corner

Indigenous Youth Empowerment - Bike Event

Join in youth & displacement activism and bike through the streets of downtown Denver!

Saturday, October 15 at 11:30am

https://clas.ucdenver.edu/mhmss/indigenous-youth-empowerment


Note from Mrs. McClelland:

In music class, the primary grades are exploring music from all over the world. At Park Hill, we would love to honor the cultures represented in our student population and community. If you, or someone you know, can help guide Mrs. McClelland, please reach out to her via email Lauren_McClelland@dpsk12.net.


Job opening at Park Hill!

Interested in jumping into a fast moving, exciting position that works with your student’s schedule? Park Hill is looking to hire an office support person for Tuesdays and Thursdays (and potentially additional hours depending on flexibility). The Office team works directly with school administration, teachers, and students to support the daily needs of the school including enrolling and registering students, website and newsletter development, providing support to families, supporting the nurse, helping with school events, and so much more! You would work along with one or two other Office support members each day along with our Administrators in a fun, supportive atmosphere and initial training would be provided. If you think you might be interested in the position or have any questions, please reach out to Principal Burdette or the front office team members for more details.

Reminder: School Tours starting in October

PTSA volunteers and staff members will be leading school tours for prospective families starting October 12th at 9:30am. If you have neighbors, friends, or family who might be interested in a Tour, encourage them to signup on the parkhillelementary.org website events page.

Come check out PHNEE

Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education is a group of engaged parents and community members working to ensure that all students attending our neighborhood’s elementary schools get a quality education. We host a virtual community event on the second Wednesday of each month to share ideas, hear from experts, and build a community of support for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools. Join us for this month’s EdEquity Corner on Wednesday, October 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. to hear from two important programs supporting our kids: Launch Network and Kids Above Everything. Register for this free event here. To learn more about PHNEE and ways to get involved, check out our monthly newsletter here.

Family Concert

The Park Hill United Methodist Church - Children's Center (5209 Montview Blvd) is hosting a Family Concert by Dan Crow on Wednesday October 11th at 6:30pm. You can check out his music here. Tickets $5/person using this link:https://tinyurl.com/dancrow


PTSA NEWS

Rapids Game re-cap and Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Rapids game using our fundraising link! We hope everyone who participated had a great time. Below are the final numbers for the game:

  • Tickets sold: 45

  • Fundraising: $225


Restaurant Night MONTH Out

Want to help support Park Hill Elementary just by eating dinner? Don’t forget - the entire month of October, any time your family orders from Scratch Kitchen using the promo code PARKHILL, Park Hill Elementary will get 10% of that sale. This isn't just a Restaurant Night Event, it's a Restaurant MONTH event. Scratch Kitchen enables you to choose fully customizable meals so even picky kids will find a healthy, satisfying option!



PTSA Meeting

Our Next PTSA Meeting is this coming Monday, Oct 10th, at 5:30. Can’t make it? You’re also invited to Coffee with Ken on Thursday Oct 13th, 8:45 am in the cafeteria.



Potluck Dinner for Teacher Conferences

Our amazing classroom teachers will be staying late next week for conferences. PTSA's Teacher Appreciation Committee will be providing a potluck dinner for them on Wednesday, October 12th. If you're interested in helping out with this check out the Sign Up Genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084CABA723A57-conference

Email Rebecca at teacherappreciation@parkhillptsa.com with any questions. Thanks!




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