Posted April 23, 2021
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This week we were able to breathe a sigh of relief as Derek Chauvin was convicted for the murder of George Floyd, and then in rapid succession more tragedy and loss followed. We rejoice together, we grieve together and we move forward together as we work to create a better, more just future for our children.
With only five weeks left of school, it’s important to remain safe and vigilant with our COVID-19 precautions. We will continue to wear our masks and encourage you to do the same while on school grounds, practice good hygiene (washing our hands, disinfecting our work spaces), and limiting visitors.
We want to be able to celebrate the end of the year together safely as we look forward to Field Day and end of year celebrations. Stay safe out there.
We are excited to hold Field Day on Friday, May 7th with our ECE, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade students participating at 9:30am and our 2nd-5th Grade students participating at 1:15pm.
We are in need of volunteers to help the day run smoothly. If you are able to help, please contact Mr. Frequez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-424-6070. Thank you!
Did you know that your student has access to tens of thousands of books and audiobooks online? This is an incredible tool that your student and family can use to read as many books as you could possibly want. Don’t miss out on this resource! (You can also add the Denver Public Library to your profile to access even more titles)
To learn how to use this app, please watch the video below. (English & Spanish options below)
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.
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic Event
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!
Dahlia has COVID-19 vaccines available, use this link to fill out an interest form and get signed up: mhcd.org/covid19/vaccine-clinic.
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
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
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 email@example.com 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
Please see the letter above about weekend food bags. If you are interested please fill out this form or contact Ms. Talvy at firstname.lastname@example.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:
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.
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:
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.