Jan. 11, 2018
DPS team members Jennifer Perea, Susan Miller-Curley, Brian Tarver and Rhonda Juett collaborate to make a difference for our kids.
5,816 Teammates Have Completed CollaboRATE -- Have You?
Have you filled out the CollaboRATE survey? You have until midnight tomorrow to share your voice through this important all-employee survey. By now, you should have received an email from K12 Insight asking you to complete CollaboRATE. It only takes about 15-30 minutes to fill out, and all responses are completely confidential. Teams with 100% participation will be entered to win awesome prizes! Questions? Visit thecommons.dpsk12.org/collaborate.
Join Team DPS at Monday's Marade to Honor Dr. King
March with Team DPS in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade, Monday, Jan. 15.  We'll meet at 9:15 a.m. at the East High School main entrance steps facing City Park Esplanade and then walk to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and the marade will step off at 10:45 a.m. It's a 5K walk, so wear comfy shoes!  Not up for the 9:15 a.m. start? Join us in City Park before 10:45 a.m. -- just look for the DPS banner.
 
At the event, feel free to post marade photos on social media using #TeamDPS and we'll share them on our main DPS channels. Click here for all of the information you need, including day-of communication resources. Or, to learn more, visit the official marade website or email Laci Gettings. Hope to see you there!
Top 5 Callout: Winter Break Photos
Welcome back, Team DPS! Winter break's over but we'd love to see how you spent your time off. Send your favorite winter break photos to  newsletters@dpsk12.org . We'll choose the Top 5 for next week's newsletter, and one person will win a giveaway prize!
Master a New Skill in 2018
DPS Skills classes are back! With a full schedule designed to help you develop personally and professionally, these free, 3-hour courses are a great way to build your practice in an array of topics, from well-being to equity. Don't miss these upcoming classes: Radical Self Care, Culturally Responsive Leadership and Creating & Delivering Dynamic Presentations. Choose one or sign up for them all! Register 
here .
Win Free or 50% Off Registration for the Colfax Marathon Relay
It's time to dust off your sneakers and get moving! Rally your teammates to run in the 2018 Colfax Marathon Relay, a marathon split by five team members. DPS Employee Wellness is giving away 20 half-off marathon relay registrations and one free relay registration. 

Click here for details and enter here Winning teams must enter and have a fundraising page set up on ColoradoGives.org using the instructions at dpsfoundation.org/marathon by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 19 to qualify. Winners will be notified on Jan. 22. 
Discount Alert: Buffs Basketball, 'American Mariachi' and more
If your New Year's resolution is to save cash, the DPS Foundation has you covered. On the DPS Foundation's  offers page, you'll find discounts on tickets to the National Western Stock Show, Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets' games, and "American Mariachi" at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. And, as an added benefit, a portion of ticket sales benefit the DPS Foundation and our kids.

This week's featured discount is on tickets to the CU Buffs basketball game versus the Stanford Cardinals at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at Coors Events Center. Tickets are only $20. Purchase tickets here with the code DPSHOOPS.
Living Our DPS Honoree

Lynn King-Jackson
Teacher, Marrama Elementary
Collaboration

"Lynn King-Jackson, a second-grade teacher at Marrama Elementary, lives the Shared Core Value of Collaboration. For the past four years, she has taught her students the importance of giving instead of receiving. Every year, Lynn collaborates with students and their parents to provide underprivileged families with gifts for Christmas. Gifts are donated to a local nonprofit organization to distribute to these families just in time for the holidays. 

Since Lynn started the program four years ago, she has students from previous years come back to participate in the program. Ms. Lynn puts in a lot of effort to make this gift-giving a success. She allows her students to take full responsibility for their role in putting their gifts together and ensuring they are delivered on time."

-- Merida Fraguada, Marrama Elementary

Nominate one of your colleagues who you see living one or more of our Shared Core Values to be featured as a Living Our DPS honoree.
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