Hallett Academy Community News: Friday, April 9

Posted April 9, 2021

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Upcoming Dates For Your Calendar

  • Friday, April 16: 
    5th Grade to Balarat
  • Friday, May 7: Field Day (rain date: May 14)
  • Friday, May 21: ECE Water Day
  • Tuesday, May 25: ECE End of Year Celebration (morning)
  • Tuesday, May 25: Kinder End of Year Celebration
  • Wednesday, May 26: 5th Grade Celebration (morning)
  • Friday, May 28: Last Day of School! (Early Dismissal at 12:30pm)

Community Updates

Dear Families,

 I can’t believe that we are in the final stretch of this school year with only 7 weeks left! I’m so proud of our students and team for navigating this year so well. We are finishing the year strong and with joy.

Thanks to updated DPS guidance, we have set dates for many of our traditional end of year events. Please make sure your calendars are updated. We are looking forward to celebrating and enjoying this time together in safe spaces.

Thank you for being a part of our community.

With love,

Dominique Jefferson

Reminders from Front Office

If you have changed your phone number or address, please notify the school office so that we can update the information for your student. It is extremely frustrating when we have to contact parents only to find out that phone numbers are no longer working.
Also, if you are changing the way your child gets home at the end of the day, please contact the school office at 720-424-6070 prior to 3:15pm to advise. If you know that you are going to be more than 10 minutes late to pick up your child from school, please contact the school office and advise them of the situation. Thank you for your assistance with these matters.

Vaccine Clinic

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic Event

  • When: Wednesday, April 28, 9am-3-m
  • Where: Cure d’Ars Catholic Church 4701 Martin Luther King Blvd. Denver, CO 80207
  • How to Register: Call or email any of the following:

Girl Fierce Event

Spring Enrichment Opportunities

During this upcoming spring season, we have decided to bring back in-person enrichments, though all will be held outside (weather permitting). 
Below are the options for Spring 2021 enrichments:

  • Tuesday (April 13th -May 25th): Mad About Hoops
  • Mad About Hoops is the #1 American hula hoop enrichment program to encourage and inspire young boys and girls to have a lifelong love of fitness, through the power of hooping. Each week the kids will learn cool hoop tricks, hoop dance moves, and partner moves! This class will improve balance and coordination while burning up to 400 calories per hour. Not only does hula hooping create healthy bodies, but it’s a great way of building self-confidence through creative movement! You’ll be so impressed with your hooper stars at the end of the semester, you’ll think they joined the circus!
  • Wednesday (April 14th-May 26th): Soccer Shots.
  • Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition, we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.
  • Thursday (April 15th-May 27th): Garden Club
  • Hosted by our own, Mrs. Jaya Roberts! Gardening fun! We will prepare the soil for the planting of flowers and veggies. As well as plant seeds and seedlings to flourish over the summer! Art projects will also be done to create a beautiful and colorful garden space. 

Since enrichments start at 4:00 PM, if you are a non-Discovery Link student, please feel free to register your child for Discovery Link as well, to ensure safety and care. Please use this link to register https://equity.dpsk12.org/extended-learning/enrichments/ If you have any other questions, please reach out to Antoinette “Toni” Foster at antoinette_foster@dpsk12.org

DPS Summer Academy

DPS Summer Academy Registration is now open. Those who are eligible have the option to attend the following sites:  

  • Pitt Waller
  • Howell
  • Stedman
  • Cole
  • Trevista
  • Colfax
  • College View
  • Castro
  • Southmoor
  • McMeen

Parents can register students at https://summeracademy.dpsk12.org/ See below for more information!
If you have any questions, contact timothy_hoisington@dpsk12.org

Summer Camp for Hallett Students

Jump into Summer with Denver Public Schools and Extended Learning & Community Schools! 
Are you looking for fun and engaging experiences for your child(ren) this summer? Would you like your child to create those timeless memories and friendships that make summer so special? Look no further, it’s time to jump into summer with Denver Public Schools, Extended Learning and Community Schools (ELCS) Camps! Check out an awesome video of kids enjoying our programs here!
ELCS will be providing incredible summer experiences for youth at a variety of locations around Denver! All camps will provide fun summer programming based on weekly themes such as Superhero Adventure, Mythical Creatures, DL’s Got Talent, Supersized Sports, Ooey Gooey Science and Space! For registration information, camp locations and themes, please click here. We can’t wait to jump into Summer 2021 and start making memories that will last a lifetime with your child(ren). There are limited spots available, so register today!
Space is limited!

Vaccines Available at Dahila CampusCommunity:

Dahlia has COVID-19 vaccines available, use this link to fill out an interest form and get signed up: mhcd.org/covid19/vaccine-clinic.

Financial Literacy

Discovery Link at Hallett has been teaching students about financial literacy basics. In an effort to provide an extension of this program to families we are wondering if there is interest in the community to learn about more opportunities within financial literacy. Please fill out this interest form so we can review responses and make a decision on whether this is an initiative that we want to pursue.

Financial Literacy Interest Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWOUjI_G-5Sn_tXBIZhVVFP4CVP-RsdNcim8lh_1Q8vjvTQw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628

Free Meal Delivery in Denver

Sign Up for Colorado Food Cluster Meal Deliveries:
Colorado Food Cluster (CFC) provides free meals to youth ages 6-18 in the Denver Metro Area (within 20 miles of downtown). Each student will receive a weekly delivery of 7 dinners and 14 snacks, including fruit and milk, until June 30, 2021.
Complete this form to enroll! https://www.coloradofoodcluster.com/sign-up-english

Free Clothing

Clothes To Kids of Denver (CTKD) provides FREE clothing to children and youth who are in need or in crisis. To shop, students must live in Metro Denver, be age 3 – 21 and be enrolled in school (remote or in-person) or working toward a GED.

Our wardrobe includes 5 outfits, 1 coat, 1 pair of shoes, 1 bra (optional) and 5 pairs each of new underwear and new socks. Students are invited to select clothing in a welcoming, store-like setting or can order a wardrobe for contactless curbside pick-up.’

We are very excited to have in person shoppers in our store and are taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. 

Take a look at our COVID-19 Safety Procedures to learn more.

For families who would prefer a contactless option, we are continuing to offer wardrobes via Curbside Service. This option enables parents and caregivers to request a wardrobe for any student in need, and our staff will shop on their behalf.

Families wishing to shop in person or request a wardrobe for pick-up should call us at 720-379-4630 or email us at appointment@clothestokidsdenver.org for an appointment. Up-to-date phone hours are on the Shop With Us page of our website. 

No Referral Required! No matter how families choose to shop, we have temporarily loosened our referral requirements and are providing wardrobes to anyone who says the young people in their households are in need of our services, no questions asked.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesdays – Fridays 9:00 – 4:00

Saturdays 9:00 – 3:00

Sundays & Mondays Closed

Food & Other Assitance

Please see the letter above about weekend food bags. If you are interested please fill out this form or contact Ms. Talvy at brittany_talvy@dpsk12.org or 720-424-6099.

Important: If your family is struggling in ways that we might be able to support, we hope you will reach out. We have access to many resources that might be helpful and would appreciate knowing how we can best meet the needs of our families. Please fill out this survey and we will be in touch:

Free COVID-19 Testing for Students

Denver Health’s School-based Health Centers (SBHC) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) announced yesterday that students throughout the entire district will now have access to free COVID-19 tests at any of the four Denver Health testing sites, starting immediately.
Read HERE for more information.

Emergency Assistance

Knowing the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the lives of Denver families, DHS is now offering emergency/disaster assistance payments up to $4,000 to qualifying residents. These payments can be used for a variety of reasons – to cover rent or pay the mortgage, to pay for mental or medical care, to pay for home or auto repairs, to pay for food or school supplies, and more. To qualify, one must be:

  • TANF Broad-Based Eligibility Criteria for Disaster Aid: Denver resident
  • Household is determined to be ineligible for public assistance programs;
  • Annual household income is under $75,000;
  • Eligible child in the household (according to state rules and regulations);
  • Lawfully present in the country; and
  • Has a need for services directly relating COVID-19-related emergency

The program is open until funds are exhausted. To apply, go to Colorado.gov/PEAK and apply for Colorado Works/TANF. Please note that because this is a unique and temporary program, the “Am I eligible?” feature will not distinguish between this program and the regular Colorado Works/TANF programs. We encourage anyone with questions to call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to speak with a customer services representative.