Dec. 20, 2018
Top 5: Ugly Sweaters
As members of Team DPS prepare for a well-deserved break, take a moment to check out this festive collection of ugly sweaters! See all of the photos here .

Thank you to everyone who shared a photo and congratulations to our giveaway winner, Sharolyn Wilkin with the Gifted and Talented program !
5. "Ugly sweaters for the world languages team!" -- Eva Ortiz, Abraham Lincoln High School

4. "Grisel Martinez is always SO creative -- here she is with her husband sharing holiday joy! Her bulletin boards, school spirit week attire and energy are so unique and beautiful!" -- Luciana Fee, McGlone Academy

3. "At Hill, every Friday in December is Festive Friday! We've been celebrating by wearing our ugliest sweaters." -- Alissa Warren, Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences

2. "Not ugly, but definitely elf-sized!" -- April Joy Freudenburg, Student Equity and Opportunity

1. "Mrs. Wilkin-tree!" -- Sharolyn Wilkin, Gifted and Talented
Take Time to CollaboRATE After Winter Break!
On Jan. 4, make your voice heard and strengthen your team by participating in CollaboRATE. This year, we have worked with our LGBTQ+ Belong group and team members throughout the district to create a more inclusive and effective survey. This includes the addition of new, voluntary and confidential self-identification questions. 

For an overview of the survey and FAQs, visit thecommons.dpsk12.org/collaborate.
Nominate a Teacher for Prizes from the Colorado Avalanche
Want to recognize a superstar teacher in a special way? Nominate an educator for Most Valuable Teacher through the Colorado Avalanche hockey team! Click here to nominate someone to win four tickets to an Avalanche game, dinner at the Pepsi Center restaurant, a gift bag, pizza party with Avalanche celebrities and a $500 grant!
Living Our DPS Honoree
Gina Coffee
School Psychologist, Edison Elementary
Students First
 
“Gina Coffee worked with a local organization to arrange donated turkeys and food baskets for 20 of our Edison Elementary families. On the day of our scheduled deliveries to families, Gina was notified at 3 a.m. that Edison had not been included on their list of recipients by mistake. Rather than break the news to families, who may not have otherwise been able to afford a traditional Thanksgiving meal, Gina went to the grocery store and bought 20 turkeys and 20 bags of extra ingredients -- with her own money! Because of Gina's strong value of Students First, each of those families had a delicious Thanksgiving celebration!” -- Michelle Miller, Edison Elementary
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