Upcoming Dates For Your Calendar

  • Wednesday, March 10: Asynchronous Day for ALL students

  • Friday, March 26: All Students: No School

  • March 27-April 5: NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
Updates for Community
Dear Families,

We are grateful that many on our staff were able to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine last week. Thank you for your flexibility as we take steps to keep our community as safe as possible.

In order for staff to receive their second dose of the vaccine, we will hold another asynchronous day for all students on Wednesday, March 10th. ECE Families will also participate in parent/teacher conferences that day.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be taking place for our K-5 Families between March 15-19. Teachers will therefore receive a comp day on Friday, March 26th. Because of this, March 26th will be a NO SCHOOL date for all students.

I continue to appreciate your flexibility as we navigate this unusual year. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

With love,

Dominique Jefferson
Note from Front Office

If your phone number or address has recently changed, please contact the school office at 720-424-6070 so that your information can be updated in our system.  Without you advising of this information, the school has no way of knowing your information has changed. Thank you!
Read Across America

March is Read Across America month! Read Across America Day is March 2nd, so we wanted to share some ideas for you to enjoy.

While we want to highlight and celebrate the joy of reading, we will not be focusing on the work of Dr. Seuss to do so. (Here’s an article about Dr. Seuss and racism if you’d like to learn more.) : 
Here are some alternative ideas for your week:
Choose a theme for the day such as
  • Read a book about families
  • Read a book about taking action
  • Read a silly story
  • Read a book about a different culture
  • Read a book about Famous Americans
  • Read a book about Immigrants
  • Read a book about Influential Americans
  • Read a book that gives a different perspective
  • Read a book you love
Summer Camp for Hallett Students

We are excited to announce that we'll be hosting a summer camp for our students this summer!

 Summer camp will run for 9 weeks, starting June 1st-July 30th. 

Space is very limited.

ECE Parent-Teacher Conferences

ECE Families: Your teachers will be reaching out to schedule parent conferences on March 10th. Because of conferences, all ECE students will have an asynchronous day on March 10th.

Stay tuned!
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.

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.

Free Clothing Opportunity
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 Assistance at Hallett
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 reach out to Ms. Talvy or text Ali Larson at 303-242-6414.
Free Covid Testing
Through the end of the year, COVIDCheck Colorado is now offering free testing to anyone in Colorado. This means that leaders, educators and staff can go with household members and invite other community members to test and help slow the spread of COVID.

Anyone can schedule a FREE test here: www.covidcheckcolorado.org
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.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.