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Panthers Pages, March 3, 2023


Happy Friday Park Hill Families,

I am looking forward to seeing many of our families at the Auction tonight. It is always incredible the work our PTSA puts into this event and to see how the space gets transformed each year! If you’re able to make it tonight, please thank all of our amazing PTSA team that helped to put this event together over countless hours this year. I am always impressed (and grateful) for our community support here at Park Hill.

I hope everyone has a fun evening tonight. Please make sure to be safe and carpool if possible.

- Ken Burdette, Principal


Auction Update (tonight @6pm Denver Zoo)

For those looking to still register and attend tonight, we’d love to have you! We took down registration yesterday morning as we are basically at our 500 person capacity for our event space at the Zoo. We know there will be people who registered and don't end up attending so please plan to come to the Zoo and register with our volunteers at our auction registration table tomorrow. I'd recommend arriving around 5:50/5:55pm to finalize the second registration. Thank you, Liz and Courtney (Auction Co-Chair volunteers)


PTSA Fundraiser - Sexy Pizza - March 7

We're bringing Sexy (Pizza, that is) back! Sexy Pizza Park Hill (2846 Fairfax St.) is donating 20% of all the day's sales (11am to close), merchandise, and gift card purchases to Park Hill Elementary on Tuesday, March 7. This fall we made over $500 from this event and that goes directly toward our children. Order pickup or delivery on March 7th and know that 20% of your order is going to Park Hill Elementary. Find the menu and place an order at https://sexy.pizza/menu/.


Report Cards

Second term grades are now available for your children through the Parent Portal link at https://myportal.dpsk12.org/. Make sure to click on Term 2 to get the most current grades. Questions about specific grades should be directed to the appropriate teacher. If you need your child’s student ID number (it is the same as their Chromebook logins so many students have them memorized) you can contact the front office. Here’s a quick tutorial if you have questions.


Summer Connections Registration Link is Live!

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is beginning enrollment for Summer Connections for all eligible families currently in kindergarten to fourth grade. The new EAL program will offer free classes in core subjects to enrolled students, allowing them to get ahead of critical course material and get a head start on the upcoming school year. For more information, please check out the Summer Connections website at https://www.dpsk12.org/academics/summer-connections/ . To enroll your student in the free summer program, go to https://myportal.dpsk12.org/. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here. It is our understanding that Summer Connections spots may be limited and that they may be filled by those that enroll first. If you are planning to enroll, we would encourage you to do so at your earliest convenience.


Lacrosse Gear Drive

Hi Park Hill Elementary families! Our names are Gage Sawyer and Alex Cohen, and we are currently enrolled at East High School. We are starting a Lacrosse gear drive in order to get more kids playing Lacrosse regardless of their needs. If you are interested in helping our drive and have extra lacrosse equipment that is still in good condition, it would be greatly appreciated if you could drop it at the locations below:

1916 Fairfax St

9102 E 24th PL

Mr. B's office at PHE


Community: Spring Programs Begin in April!

Lil’ Bombers Baseball (7-11 year olds): League baseball program (Saturday games, one weekday practice) allows kids practice time with their team along with seven games during the season and playoffs. Games will be at the MCA baseball fields and practices will be at various NE Denver locations. $245/athlete.

Baseball Skills (4-6 year olds): Program helps kids learn the basic skills of baseball through structured drills and fun games. Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 or 5:30 to 6:30 at Isabella Bird. $180/child.


Summer Programs Also Available!

Spring Early Ball Skills (2.5-3 year olds)—beginning skills for little ones.

Summer Tennis Camp (5-11 year olds)—tennis camp for different skill levels.

Summer Sports Camp (4-12 year olds)—kids rotate daily through baseball, football, soccer, kickball and dodgeball!

Summer Football Camp (9-13 year olds)—prepares kids for their upcoming fall football season.

Summer/Fall Adult Volleyball—BYOB volleyball league at the field at Stanley Marketplace.

For more information and to register, go to AltitudeAllSports.com or contact Gabe at altitudeallsports@gmail.com.


PTSA






The auction is TONIGHT - 6pm @ the Denver Zoo

  • Please bring your Zoo tickets with you tonight! You should have received a registration email from the zoo.

  • We still have a few volunteer spots open HERE

  • Can’t make it to the auction? You can donate HERE

  • Thanks for everyone’s support!!


Family Tech Talk

If you missed the Family Tech Talk Night on February 7, 2023 you can watch the recording here- https://youtu.be/Ij2x9e1VCNM


PTSA Officer Election

If you are interested in joining the PTSA Board please email President@parkhillptsa.com. Elections will take place at the next PTSA Meeting on Monday, March 13th.


Park Hill Night at the Rapids! - Save the Date

Join us for another night out cheering on our very own Colorado Rapids! This year it will be Saturday April 22nd, Earth Day (soccer balls are spheres, the earth is a sphere - coincidence?)

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