Where Learning Begins
Dates For Your Calendar

  • Tuesday, 9/25: Register to Vote at Hallett
  • Friday, 9/28: Volunteer Orientation for Reading Program
  • Friday, 9/28: Tea with the Principal
  • Wednesday, 10/3: Student Count Day
  • Tuesday, 10/9: PTA Meeting
  • Thursday, 10/15: CSC Meeting
  • Friday, 10/19: Parent Teacher Conference Day--No School for Students
  • October 22 & 23: No School
  • Friday, 10/26: Picture Retake Day
  • November 15: Family Literacy Night
Free After School Enrichment Opportunities!
Effective after school programs bring a wide range of benefits to youth, families and communities. After school programs can boost academic performance, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working parents. (youth.gov)
Please join us for some after school fun!
Our after school programming starts
Monday, October 1st from 4:15-5:15
Here is a list of our offerings:
Monday – TechKnow-Creative Coding, Mad Science
Tuesday - Crayola-World of Design
Wednesday - Creative Dance-Hip Hop, TechKnow-Video Production
Thursday - Abrakadoodle, PlayWell-Teknologies
Friday - Black Actors Guild, Chess Wizards
Sign-up @

Message From DPS About Communications During Crises
Families will now receive emergency texts from the district. The communications team will also send emergency robo-calls. Messages will be sent during crises such as lockdowns, evacuations and weather delays/closures. We are excited about this change because sending text messages will inform families of crises in a much shorter time frame than what it takes for a robo-call or robo-email to be delivered.
Parents and guardians, you have been automatically opted-in to receive emergency texts based on cell phone numbers provided during registration. Please check to make sure your information is up-to-date in Parent Portal. Messages will be sent in English and Spanish.
Learn more about lockdowns and lockouts  here .
Get Registered to Vote!
Are you registered to vote in November's election? Your voice matters! Get registered to vote on Tuesday, September 25th on the front lawn of Hallett. Bring any interested friends or neighbors over the age of 18! (Spread the word with our Facebook Event )
Did you know, the following people CAN register and vote:
  • People with a past criminal conviction (felony or misdemeanor) who have completed their sentence, including parole (if required)
  • People currently in jail pretrial (pending the outcome of the criminal case)
  • People currently on probation for either a misdemeanor or a felony
  • People currently in jail serving a misdemeanor sentence only
  • (Also - if you've served time for a felony conviction, you must register again!)
You are eligible to vote if you:
  • will be 18 years of age or older at the time of the election, 
  • are a United States citizen,
  • have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election at which you intend to vote, AND 
  • are not serving a sentence of confinement, detention, or parole for a felony conviction. 
Supporting our Black Learners - Event on 9/27
Dr. Joy Lawson Davis is a career educator with over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, scholar, author and consultant. In addition to local district and university experiences, Davis served for five years as the Virginia State Specialist for K-12 Gifted services.  A graduate of the College of William & Mary Dr. Davis holds both master’s and doctorate degrees in Gifted Education. Davis has conducted workshops, been a long-term program consultant, and served as a keynote speaker and distinguished guest lecturer across the nation, in South Africa and the Caribbean. Diversity Education and Gifted Education are her areas of special expertise. As a highly sought after speaker and vocal advocate for increasing access and equity in gifted education, Davis is often called upon by other scholars, parent advocacy groups and other organizations to share and provide feedback when related matters come to the attention of the general public through mass media.  Dr. Davis has published numerous articles, technical reports and book chapters. Dr. Davis’ award-winning book, Bright,Talented & Black: a Guide for families of African American gifted learners  is the first of its kind on the market to specifically address the advocacy needs of Black families raising gifted students. Davis is currently the Special Populations columnist for the NAGC publication: Teaching for High Potential and serves on the Gifted Child Today advisory board. Dr. Davis served a two year term as chair of the NAGC’s Diversity & Equity Committee and is an at-large member of the NAGC Board of Directors.

The GT Department is bringing out Dr. Joy Lawson Davis to speak both with families, our central team, and teachers.  Specifically, Dr. Joy will focus on African American families and learners in her discussions. 

Dr. Joy will be speaking with families on  Thursday September 27 th  at the Vickers Boys and Girls Club from 5:30 to 7pm.  She will discuss “Priceless Parenting: Effective Strategies for Supporting Your Child’s School Achievement”.  
Collaborative School Committee

First Meeting:
Thursday, October 11th @ 4:30pm

Every school within the Denver Public School District has a Collaborative School Committee (CSC) in place. The CSC brings together staff, parents, students, and community members to create and implement a plan to promote high achievement within the school.
Being a part of the CSC is an exciting opportunity to be involved in our school community, not to mention to participate in the education of all our students. Our school is working towards some great goals and we believe that by working together, we can achieve them!

Would you like to join us? There are only four meetings throughout the year, and we ask that you attend each meeting. We need more parent representatives on the CSC to help lend your powerful voice to our work.

If you are interested, talk to Ms. Yvonne in the front office or email Principal Jefferson at dominique_jefferson@dpsk12.org.

CSC Meeting Dates: October 11, January 10, April 11, and May 9 (at 4:30pm)
Tea with the Principal

Friday, September 28th,

Come, chat, chai! Join Principal Jefferson in the Hallett Hideaway (Suite 115) to catch up on all things Hallett.
Join PTA

Tuesday, October 9th,

We had excellent turnout at our first PTA meeting this week! Please mark your calendars for the next meeting to help us support our students and school.

The more we show up the more we can accomplish!
Collecting Box Tops
Bring in your Box Tops! Clip and collect all your box tops and bring them - Box Top Collection boxes will be located in the Office, Rooms 101, 102, 112 & 103. Each box top is worth 10 cents for our school!

(Don't be afraid to ask your family and neighbors for theirs too!)
Community Events
Free Harvest Feast Event!
Saturday, September 29th, 1-4pm
Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being
Free Farm Stand!
Mondays through October from 10am-1pm, stop by the Greater Park Hill Community office at 2823 Fairfax for free produce!
Emergency Food Pantry
Available to any Park Hill Residents
FACE University
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/DB0CMBAZDKgRvO7O2
Website: FACE@dpsk12.org
Email: FACE_ Events@dpsk12.org Phone: 720-423-3135 
Superintendent Search

Are you interested in learning more about the search for a new Superintendent in DPS or sharing your thoughts?

Send your comments or feedback to: supersearch@dpsk12.org for Board members to hear your voice.

Join one of the remaining community meetings to ask questions or share your opinions:
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Thomas Jefferson High School, 3950 S. Holly St.
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Evie Dennis Campus, 4800 Telluride St.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Montbello Recreation Center multipurpose room, 15555 E. 53rd Ave.
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center community room, 3334 Holly St.
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at South High School, 1700 E. Louisiana St.
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at West Campus (Library), 951 Elati St, Denver, CO 80204
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 North Campus, 2960 Speer Blvd.
Keep an eye out for this newsletter every Thursday to stay informed and up to date!
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