April 6th Thursday Folder

Posted 04/06/2017

 Dear Teller Community:

I am so excited to serve as the Interim Principal at Teller for the remainder of this school year.  Though I have been here only a short time, I am already getting acquainted with the wonderful Teller staff and students.  Everyone has been so welcoming and supportive.  It’s been a great beginning.

By way of introduction, I started my teaching career in DPS as the Gifted and Talented Teacher at Cole/Denver School of the Arts.  Following that wonderful experience, I spent the next 4 years as a Teacher on Special Assignment in the DPS Gifted and Talented District Office.  When finishing graduate work in school administration, I was an AP at Lincoln High and then Principal at Cory Elementary.

Since retiring, I have served as Interim Principal at several school in DPS and have loved each and every assignment as it has given me the opportunity to experience the rich diversity of Denver Public Schools.   I am proud to serve on the DPS Team!

On a personal note, I love reading, playing bridge, golfing and traveling the world.  I am looking forward to traveling to China during the month of June.  Last but not least, I enjoy my 4 wonderful grandkids who live in Denver and are all DPS students.

Thanks again for your warm welcome.  I look forward to meeting you during these next two months.

Lynne Scates
Interim Principal


Teller Principal Candidate Community Forum

Come meet our principal candidates on

Wednesday, APRIL 12th

from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.

in the Teller auditorium

Candidates will answer questions collected from audience members.  All participants will have the opportunity to share feedback with the principal hiring team.



Make sure to pay attention to the signs posted on the streets around Teller! They’ll let you know which side of the street is subject to street sweeping each day. Tickets for parking in a Street Sweeping zone are HEFTY!


TellerWear Orders DUE TOMORROW!

It’s that time again – time to order your Teller Spirit Wear! You’ll look awesome, you’ll get something great to represent your school, AND you’ll be donating to Teller. It’s a win-win-win! There are a couple of ways to order TellerWear: you can order online, or you can submit a paper order form to the Teller Office. Below is the order form to print – they were also sent home in Thursday folders, and extras can be found in the office.
Don’t forget: orders are all due by Friday, April 7th!

Spring Teller Wear Sale Order Form

Checks can be made payable to TELLER PTA


Teller Principal Candidate Community Meeting

Wednesday, April 12th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Teller Auditorium

Candidates for the Teller Principalship will be there to answer questions collected from audience members. All participants will have the opportunity to share feedback with the Principal Hiring team.


Teller Spring Dance – Thursday, April 13th from 6pm to 8pm

Join us for “A Night In Paris”, where we can all dance the night away! There will be a DJ, a photo booth, and you can purchase pizza and a drink for $6! We can’t wait to see you all there!


Dear Teller Families,

As part of the library projects, this time we have partnered with the Children’s Hospital to help kids with cancer by collecting different items to help 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.

We’ll be collecting new travel-sized items by classroom in order to help as much as possible. We will combine these items into Chemo Care Kits for Kids.

The library will be accepting donations starting Monday, March 20th thru April 21st (except for during spring break) 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.-      I-tunes 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

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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Upcoming Events

  • Friday, April 7th
    • CMAS Makeups
    • Tellerwear Orders DUE
    • 3:15pm Beginning Violin
    • 3:15pm Intermediate Violin
    • 3:15pm Shakespeare Practice
  • Monday, April 10th
    • CMAS Makeups
    • 3:15pm Tiger Voices
  • Tuesday, April 11th
    • CMAS Makeups
    • 7:15am Morning Band
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 3:15pm Beginning Band
    • 4:15pm Girl Scouts
    • 6:00pm Navigators
  • Wednesday, April 12th
    • CMAS Makeups
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 5:00pm Principal Candidate Community Meeting
  • Thursday, April 13th
    • CMAS Makeups
    • 7:15am Jazz Band
    • 10:00am 2nd Grade to the US Mint
    • 3:15pm Advanced Band
    • 3:15pm Student Council
    • 6:00pm Teller Spring Dance
  • Friday, April 14th
    • CMAS Makeups
    • 9:30am ECE Field Trip to SPREE
    • 3:15pm Beginning Violin
    • 3:15pm Intermediate Violin
    • 3:15pm Shakespeare Practice
  • Monday, April 17th
    • 3:15pm Tiger Voices
    • 5:00pm DCTA Bargaining Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 18th
    • 7:15am Morning Band
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 12:45pm 5th Grade Science CMAS
    • 3:15pm Beginning Band
    • 3:15pm Chess Club
    • 6:10pm PTA Meeting
  • Wednesday, April 19th
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 9:15am Advanced Band Field Trip
    • 12:45pm 5th Grade Science CMAS
  • 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