Feb. 15, 2018
Members of Team DPS joined Communications at an open house on Valentine's Day -- and showed off our Shared Core Value of Fun while they learned more about Communications resources!
New DPS Branding, Templates, Photo Library (and More!) are Ready for You to Use
We know you're busy -- and trying to choose between Tahoma and Helvetica fonts shouldn't be part of your workload. Now, when it comes to branding, we've done the work for you.  Communications has launched DPS' new brand standards, complete with templates, photos, icons and more to help you create stellar collateral and communications with just a few clicks. Visit thecommons.dpsk12.org/branding to see all that's available for you to use today!
 
Some of these new features include:
  • Overall DPS brand standards, including preferred fonts and colors.
  • Department brand standards with customized colors and logos available.
  • A library of photos and icons ready to download.
  • Updated email signatures and new business cards.
  • Templates for one-pagers in Word and InDesign, as well as PowerPoint presentations.
  • Clear web standards to ensure websites are accessible for the entire community.
We are all one DPS -- and we believe that a unified brand builds credibility for us
as a district and gives families the reassurance that DPS is behind all of our efforts. Team members are encouraged to start using these resources whenever possible so that Team DPS shine s through all the work we do.
 
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for spotlights on these resources and more, and how all team members can use them in their role. If you have questions, or are interested in updating these resources for your specific school, email marketing@dpsk12.org
Top 5 Callout: How Do You Make Kids Feel Like they Belong?
To achieve our vision, Every Child Succeeds, it's important that every one of our kids feels like they belong. What do you do on your team or in your school to make sure our kids feel a sense of belonging? Email your responses to newsletters@dpsk12.org. We'll choose the Top 5 for next week's newsletter, and one person will win a giveaway prize!

Our Hearts and Thoughts Are With Florida School Community
Yesterday, we received news about another horrific shooting in our public schools, this time in Parkland, Fla., northwest of Miami. Read Superintendent Tom Boasberg's message to our community about this tragedy, including resources in multiple languages on talking to kids about school violence and emergency information guides for parents. 
Win 50% Off Your Team's Colfax Marathon Relay Registration
Employee Wellness is giving 10 teams 50% off their registration for the Colfax Marathon Relay on May 20
. Relay teams are made of five members who run portions of the 26.2-mile race course.  To enter, fill out the form below by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 25. 
 
Teams are encouraged to choose the Denver Public Schools Foundation as their charity partner when they register, but it's not mandatory.  To be eligible, you cannot be registered for the race already.  The drawing to choose winners will be Feb. 26. Enter below!
 
Save the Date: You Must Take Action During Open Enrollment, April 23-May 11
Open enrollment -- the time when you elect benefits for the following year -- is April 23-May 11. This year is an active enrollment year. That means every benefits-eligible employee must take action and select or waive benefits. 

Thanks to helpful feedback from our team members, we have made it easier than ever to elect your benefits this year. Our new benefits enrollment site allows you to shop for benefits, add them to your cart and see your out-of-pocket costs up front. 

Stay tuned for more information from Human Resources in DPS newsletters, your email inbox and home mailbox for resources to help you make the best choice for your medical care. 
Discount Alert: Nuggets Tickets
Root for the Denver Nuggets as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers for DPS Community Night March 9. Discounted tickets are $20-$48 (a value of $28-$106) with no added taxes or fees, and everyone in lower or club level seats receives a free Denver Nuggets hat! A portion of every ticket sold benefits the DPS Foundation and our kids. Can't make it on March 9? Discounted tickets are also available for the March 15 game with the Nuggets and the Detroit Pistons and the April 1 game with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Get  $10  'Hamilton' Tickets for 11th-Graders in Title I Schools
We're not kidding. The Hamilton Education Program, f unded by the Rockefeller Foundation,   offers discounted " Hamilton " tickets in select tour cities -- and Denver is on the list!

Click below to apply for $10 "Hamilton" tickets for your 11th-grade students enrolled in an American history course in Title I high schools.  If you have questions, contact Grants Administration at 720-423-3432.

Living Our DPS Honoree
 
Tabitha Jones
ELA Teacher, Swigert International School
Equity
 
"Tabitha Jones is an incredibly dedicated teacher at Swigert International who goes above and beyond for her students and her team. She demonstrates the Shared Core Value of Equity by pursuing opportunities and support for our ELD students . When they were doing a lesson on places in the city, Tabitha realized the majority of her students lacked background knowledge of downtown attractions. She quickly organized a fieldwork experience and brought her students to the Denver Aquarium and other city sites. Tabitha is a great member of our team!"

-- Shelby Dennis, Swigert International School

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