***REMINDER NO SCHOOL MARCH 27TH-APRIL 3RD***
WHEN: Tomorrow, Friday March 24th
TIME: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
If you have any questions, please email Ms. Harkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
KINDERGARTEN NEEDS YOUR HELP
Kindergarten will be building insect houses on Community Day for the garden and farm. They are in need of some supplies. Kindergarten is looking for pallets, bricks (broken is fine!), cinder blocks, terra cotta pots (broken is fine!), pieces of wood from a variety of trees, reeds/bamboo, and outside tiles. If you have any supplies that kindergarten can use to build our insect houses, please drop them off in Mrs. Wagner's room 107.
WHEN: Monday, March 27th - Monday, April 3rd. All Students are scheduled to return to school on Tuesday, April 4th. To view our school calendar click here.
SPRING DISCOVERY CAMP
On March 27th-30th we will have Spring Discovery Camp. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. If you are NOT currently enrolled with Discovery Link, you will need to complete the discovery link info packet. Mr. Harvey can help you with this process. Click here to register, if you have any questions regarding the process please email Harvey_mccarthy@dpsk12.org.
On April 3rd, we will have Discovery Day at Mcmeen Elementary. If you are NOT currently enrolled with Discovery Link, you will need to complete the discovery link info packet. Mr. Harvey can help you with this process. Click here to register your student for discovery day at McMeen.
STUDENT MENTOR AND INTERN APPRECIATION DAY
DGS is incredibly lucky to have 18 amazing Student Mentors and Stanley British Interns who work hard for our students everyday. ECE, Kinder and 1st, have a Student Mentor or intern in each classroom. Our 3rd and 5th grade classes share an intern for the whole grade. In addition we have six student mentors who support our autism programs and four student mentors who support students who receive supports in English language learning, special education, and reading intervention. This group of people exemplify dedication to student growth and performance and we want you to help us in thanking them on Wednesday, April 5th. We've set aside this day as an official day to say thank you for all of their wonderful work with our students. If your child has a Student Mentor or SBI in his or her class, please reach out to say thank you or work with your teacher to show your appreciation. It goes a long way!
PARCC TESTING AT DGS 3RD-8TH GRADE
Please help your students do their best! Three steps can help ensure students are mentally and physically prepared for testing: A good night sleep, a healthy breakfast and on-time arrival to school. Thank You for your support during this time. Please ensure to let the office know if you have planned absences that cannot be changed. Remember to bring your headphones!
Testing days: April 10th-April 20th.
Our Chipotle fundraiser is one month away!
WHEN: Wednesday April, 12th at 4:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Chipotle located on 820 S. Monaco, Denver CO 80224.
WHY: 50% of the proceeds will be donated to DGS. Showing the cashier this flyer, will ensure your order is counted towards the fundraiser.
Join us to help celebrate community day on April, 22nd in true DGS style. We are looking for DGS family support for this amazing day. If you would like to volunteer for this event click here.
Agenda for Commuity Day:
8:30-9:30: 7th grade run starting and ending on DGS's Parking Lot
9:30-11:30: Community Clean Up in the Farm and Garden
11:30-2:30: Food, Games and Activities
Activities and Highlights:
Taziki's Mediterranean Food,Pizza Truck,Rock Wall,Bounce House,Obstacle Course Farm and Garden Clean Up,Art Collaboration,Field Games(Sack Races and Corn hole),Face Painting,Autism Awareness,DGS Gear For Sale,Dance Zone,Photo Booth,Bake Sale,Popcorn Sale,Kona Ice Snow Cones,Plant Pot Painting,Creating Insect Houses,Bingo,Flag Painting, and Denver Science Health Interactive Activities From Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
FRESH FOOD CENTER
WHAT:Fresh Food Center
WHEN: Every Friday when students have classes
TIME: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
WHERE: Denver Green Schools science room
We have fresh produce, breads, baked goods, and dairy products. All items are free of charge, to all DGS families who qualify for a free or reduced lunch.
CSA FOOD SHARES
Signup is open for 2017 CSA shares from the farm! Become a member and get tasty farm-fresh food for about $20/week from summer through fall. Shareholders in the CSA program support the farm by buying a share and in return they receive an equally divided portion of each week's harvest from late June to late October, plus pick-your-own herbs and flowers each week.
We have SNAP/EBT and work shares available for eligible families: please find the brief applications on our website here!
We also partner with other local farms and food producers to bring you as much local food as we can (see all the options below). Signup on our website here and let Farmer Meg know if you have questions!
- Veggie, herb, and flower shares ($425)
- Work shares (volunteer on the farm a total of 40 hours in exchange for a half-price share)
- SNAP/EBT shares (pay weekly with your EBT card, receive a share for less than half the price) and Sponsored shares (offered free of charge to qualifying families)
- Fruit shares from Ela Family Farms ($150)
- Egg shares from High Plains Food Co-op ($55 or $105)
- Coffee shares from Pablo's ($250)
- Bread shares from Great Harvest ($135 or $270)
- Meat shares from High Plains Co-op and Locavore Delivery (starting at $49)
- Mushroom shares from Mile High Fungi ($60 or $120)
Community Day: We're looking forward to hosting outdoor art installation projects and field work alike at Community Day coming up on April 22nd! Farm time is from 9.30-11.30am and we hope to see you out there!