April 20th Thursday Folder

Posted 04/20/2017

 Save the Date Registration for 2017-18 School Year

Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year: all families must complete registration – you can either complete it online (instructions to come), or you can come in person on one of the two dates below:

  • Tuesday, August 8th  from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 9th from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The office staff will be returning from summer break on July 31st.
Reminder post cards should be received the first week of August.

 Teller Family In Need

Yesterday, one of our students experienced an extremely devastating fire. The family is all safe, but they lost absolutely EVERYTHING in the fire that destroyed their home.
We’re banding together as a school to help this family through this incredibly hard time. We’re asking for community help and donations, wherever possible.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family https://www.gofundme.com/home-burns as well as a Meal Train Sign Up

There are some immediate needs that we’d like to try to help them meet:

  • Housing: as of this moment, the family is completely homeless. This family includes the mother, a dog, and 2 sons: 1 in middle school, 1 in 5th grade at Teller.
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing: mom is about a small/size 6 womens, and a size 9.5 shoe
  • the boys are sizes 12/14 and 16/18 – both wear size 8.5 to 9 shoe
    • The boys specificially need some more clothes
    • All three family members need more pants
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Dog food
  • Any donations to help with bills that are due immediately

We’re putting together a cash/grocery card donation in the Office. Any donated items can also be dropped off at the Teller office.

If anyone has any leads on affordable housing in the area, that would be a HUGE help to the family.

Thank you all for the community you create here at Teller. We are constantly humbled by the knowledge that we’ll band together to help those in need.


Teller Talks – Spring CSC Constituency Meetings

Please join us for the Spring CSC Constituency Meetings at Teller Elementary on April 25th. We are providing 3 different sessions to meet the needs of our community.

April 25th
8:30am – 9:30am
3:30pm – 4:30pm
5:30pm – 6:30pm

The goal of the spring meetings is to provide updates on the major topics of discussion from the fall. Updates will generally focus on describing progress made in each area and getting a pulse from participants about whether they think we are moving in the right direction. The meetings will consist of a presentation from school leadership and the CSC, led by Kirpal Singh, and will also reserve time for open forum discussion among participants.

Participants will be given an opportunity to suggest topics to be covered during the first CSC constituency meeting in 2017-18. The presentation materials will be posted on Teller’s website after the meetings so that interested members who were not able to attend one of the sessions have access to the information.


Laurel is building our enrichment catalog for next year and wants your input. If you are interested in participating in after school enrichment offerings, have participated in the past or might want to participate in the future, if only we had something for your kiddo INCLUDING ECE OPTIONS, please fill out this short survey!  Thank you in advance!

Library Books Due by April 28th


In order to prepare for summer break, all library books must be returned to the library by Friday April 28th, 2017. Students with overdue books and/or outstanding library fines will not be allowed to participate in Field Day on May 17, 2017.

In an effort to keep our library collection, it is important that all library books are returned. If your student lost or misplaced a library book, below are two options to replace them:

1) Pay for the book to be replaced

2) Replace the book with the same book

At Teller, we honor our library and enjoy checking out books to read. Thank you for your support in making sure we can continue to offer a variety of reading material to our students.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Vanessa Renner
Teller Library

 Teller Music Program Announcements:

May 16- A Celebration of Color and Sound.  Time: 1st Grade 4:00-4:40  2nd Grade-5:00-5:40- 1st grade will present original group compositions to represent a mood played on xylophones and other classroom instruments.  2nd Grade will kick off our Little Kids Rock program with three modern rock songs using guitar, keyboard, drums and vocals.  This is sure to be a rocking night.  During this time too we will also have our all school art show fundraiser where families can purchase some original student art.

May 23- Concert in the Park- 5:00-7:00 We will have our final choir, band and violin’s concert.  This will be an outdoor concert weather permitting.  We will perform on the playground.  Please bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy some amazing Teller music.  We will also present all the awards for the 2016-2017 after school music programs.  We ask that families bring a cookies to share following our concert to celebrate our amazing students.

The Tempest Poster

Talent show poster

\DYE it Flyer



As part of the library projects, we are still in need of travel size items to prepare Chemo Care Kits for Kids. As you may know, we have partnered with the Children’s Hospital to help kids with cancer alleviate chemo side effects and make their stay at the hospital more pleasant.

This is a great opportunity to teach our students the magic of giving and caring by involving them in the collection process.

The library is still accepting donations this month thru April 28th from 8 am to 3 pm.

You may leave your donations in the library or in the office if students are testing in the library.

Grade level donation assignments:

K.-          Lip balm
ECE.-     Travel size hand sanitizer
1st.-       Travel size body lotion
2nd.-      iTunes gift cards
3rd.-       Note pads / pens
4th.-       Cozy socks
5th.-       Straws

For more information, you can send an email to:  vanessa_renner@dpsk12.org

Thank you in advance,
Vanessa Renner
Teller Library


…is coming soon!!!

May 8 to May 12, 2017

Show your teacher appreciation by purchasing a

gift card tailored to their interests!

Is your teacher an outdoorsy type, spa-lover, traveller, DIY’er, foodie, techie, pet-lover, etc.?

There are so many retailers to choose from for every type of personal interest. Visa, Amex and Discover cards are available, too!

Simply go to: www.ShopWithScrip.com. At the very bottom of the page you’ll see a link for retailers by category.
You can also request a list be emailed to you by contacting Lisa Aiken at geezgirl@gmail.com

Email your order to Lisa by Monday, May 1st.

Cards will be available by Friday, May 5th.

Payment via cash or check will be accepted upon delivery.

Save The Date for Tellerpalooza – Saturday, May 27th!


Tellerpalooza will be Saturday, May 27th! Tellerpalooza is Teller’s largest fundraiser each year at the Bluebird Theater with Teller Bands, awesome local bands, games, food, a bake sale, and a “wall of wine”. More event details coming soon!

Do you like live music, throwing big parties and being a part of the community? Then we want you for the Tellerpalooza planning committee. The event depends solely on the parents and the community to make it a success. We have lots of open spots on the committee so you’re sure to find something that suits your interests. Contact Kristina Reilly at kreilly@groundfloormedia.com for more info or about volunteering with Tellerpalooza! – Emily Port and Kristina Reilly

 Download the Teller App


Teller has launched an app that features an event calendar, push notifications, news, absence notifications, and more! Be sure to download the app at the App Store or Google Play to stay-up-to date and WOW those Teller Tigers in your house with your use of technology. Search for “Teller Elementary”

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You can sign up for the weekly PTA publication to get even more school news!

Subscribe to the Teller ROAR here!

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, April 20th
    • 7:15am Jazz Band
    • 9:00am Kindergarten Field Trip to DMNS
    • 12:45pm 5th Grade Science CMAS
    • 3:15pm Advanced Band
    • 5:00pm WaterWise Landscape Seminar in the Auditorium
  • Friday, April 21st
    • 3:15pm Shakespeare Run-Through
    • 3:15pm Beginning Violin
    • 3:15pm Intermediate Violin
  • Monday, April 24th
    • NO CHOIR
    • 3:00pm – 6:00pm Shakespeare Tech Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, April 25th
    • 7:15am Morning Band
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 8:30am CSC Constituency
    • 3:15pm Beginning Band
    • 3:30pm CSC Constituency Meeting
    • 4:15pm Girl Scouts
    • 5:30pm CSC Constituency Meeting
    • 6:00pm Navigators
  • Wednesday, April 26th
    • Ms. Amster’s class to Bear Creek Park
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 3:00pm – 6:00pm Shakespeare Dress Rehearsal
  • Thursday, April 27th
    • NO BAND
    • Mr. Oginni’s class to Bear Creek Park
    • 4:00pm Dinner offered before Shakespeare Presentation
    • 5:30pm The Tempest
  • Friday, April 28th
    • 9:00am – 2:00pm DPS Shakespeare Festival
  • Monday, May 1st
    • 9:30am to 10:30am Balarat Parent Meeting
    • 5:00pm to 8:00pm DCTA Bargaining Meeting at North HS
  • Tuesday, May 2nd
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 3:15pm to 4:15pm Chess Club
    • 5:00pm to 6:30pm CSC Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 3rd
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 5:45pm to 6:30pm Night of the Notables
  • Friday, May 5th
    • 9:30am to 1:30pm ECE to the Denver Zoo