Hallett Academy Community News: Friday, May 14

Posted May 17, 2021

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Upcoming Dates For Your Calendar

  • 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,

We are now in the final stretch with only two weeks left of school! Our Hallett Hawks are keeping busy and finishing the year on a high note.

We look forward to our End of Year Celebrations and hope your calendars are marked for these fun events. We’re nearing the finish line and better today than we were yesterday.

With love,

Dominique Jefferson

Ice Cream!

We loved having a sweet treat from Sweet Cow Ice Cream today! Thank you Team Hallett!

End of Year Celebrations

We are very much looking forward to our End of Year Celebrations with our ECE, Kinder and 5th Graders. Though this year will look different, they will still be just as memorable!

  • Tuesday, May 25, 1pm: Kinder End of Year Celebration
  • Wednesday, May 26, 9:30am: 5th Grade Celebration
  • Thursday, May 27: ECE End of Year Virtual Celebration (evening)

Please note that due to COVID regulations, Denver Public Schools will only allow four guests per student for these ceremonies. (Children two-years-old and younger do not count towards the guest count.) All guests must abide by our safety protocols and remain masked while on school property. All ceremonies will be held outdoors, and attendance will be tracked.

Gardening Club

Garden club is getting the garden ready for the summer! We learned why worms were so important for our garden. Please reach out if you’d like to help with the garden this summer. jaya_roberts@dpsk12.org

Library Books

Please make sure that your child returns all library books back to the school library by Friday, May 14th. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

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.