December 15th Thursday Folder

Posted 12/15/2016

2016-2017 CHOICE Round 1 – Opens January 5th


CHOICE Round 1 opens January 5th, and closes on January 31st. Applications for ALL grades will be available at all DPS schools and online starting at 8am on January 5th.

Are you unsure if you need to fill out a CHOICE Application for your student? See below, or email Gabby at

Who needs to complete a CHOICE Application:

  • All students entering ECE
  • All students entering Kindergarten (if you’re a current ECE family, this doesn’t mean you’re ‘reapplying’; we just need to have the application/paperwork on file – you will have a spot with us for Kinder!)
  • All 5th graders transitioning to MIDDLE SCHOOL!
  • All families new to DPS
  • Anyone that would like to transition to a new school for the 2017-2018 school year

It’s important to remember – if you “Choice Out” of your neighborhood school, you will lose your Neighborhood School priority! The school you are assigned through the Choice process becomes your new ‘Neighborhood School’ (see Gabby with questions).

If your student is new to DPS, you will need to complete a PreEnrollment form to receive a Student ID# (required for Choice Applications) – Access Pre-Enrollment Forms Here

Enrichment Session 2 – Catalogs available NOW!

Registration for Enrichment Session 2 opens on Monday, January 17th and will close on January 31st. We’re sending home Enrichment Catalogs that include all available classes, so families will have the chance to review their options over break. When Registration opens, you’ll be able to register online through the Teller website, or you can submit a paper registration form, which will be available in both the Teller office and the Teller Discovery Link Office.

Enrichment Session 2 Course Catalog




Dear parents,

This winter season, The Gathering Place, who serves women and children who are experiencing poverty or homelessness is in need of our help.

As a library project, we would like to help by collecting children’s winter clothing – jackets, sweaters, pants, boots, and mittens, as a great opportunity to teach our students the magic of giving by involving them in the process of cleaning out closets and choosing clothing in good shape to donate at the library, letting our old things have a new meaning in someone else’s life.

We’ll be collecting new socks and underwear, as well as diapers, baby food and baby wipes by classroom in order to help as much as possible.

The library will be accepting donations from Monday, December 12th thru January 27th (except during winter break) from 8 am through 3 pm. You may leave your donations at the library.

Grade level donation requests:

ECE/Kindergarten – Baby Food

1st Grade –   Baby shampoo / bath wash

2nd Grade –   Diapers (sizes 4,5,6 and pull-ups)

3rd Grade –    Baby wipes

4th Grade –    New toddler socks

5th Grade –    New toddler underwear

For more information, you can send an email to:

Thank you in advance,

Vanessa Renner – Teller Library


Wanna make a difference in the world right here at your school?

Teller scholars are in need of reading tutors to make sure all students are reading at their grade level!

Research shows that if a child isn’t reading by third grade it takes 90 minutes a day of exposure to catch up.

Let’s not let our scholars fall behind. You can make a difference!

If you are interested, and have some time to give during school hours, then we would love to have you!

There will be a brief informational meeting followed by a training session on Thursday January 5th at 4 pm in the Teller library. 

If you can make the meeting please RSVP to Libi Toroslu or text 303-847-2062

If you want to help but can’t make the meeting please still inquire at the above address, and additional sessions will be made accordingly.

Anyone is welcome, parents, grandparents, and friends!



Attention Teller Families!

Come join us for Literacy Night on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 4pm-5pm in the library! You’ll have the opportunity to listen to a librarian from Ross-Cherry Creek Library give an example of a read-aloud and check out stations that will provide you with tips and tricks to engage your child in reading and literacy conversations at home! Hope to see you all there!

 Thursday, December 15th is New Year’s Eve in the Library!

We’re combining with Literacy Night to have a great evening in the Library! You can get some wonderful information about books, reading and literacy, and you can create family-friendly New Year’s themed crafts! Come one, come all to the this night full of fun! We’ll meet at 4pm in the Teller Library. Please RSVP to


Holiday Gift Cards

Science Fair – Volunteer and Recycleable Donations NEEDED!

Science Fair

SIGN UP to Volunteer for the Science Fair!


Teller Book-Bags Make Great Gifts!


We’re selling Teller book-bags for $10 apiece, or 3 for $25! Come to the office to pick up your bags!

Got Yearbook

Early Bird Yearbook Sales End December 20th!

The yearbook is on sale for $20 only until Tuesday, December 20th! After that, the price goes up to $25 apiece. Come and buy your yearbook from Dee in the office while the price is low!

crossing guard

Volunteer as a Crossing Guard!

Teller is in very real need of additional volunteer crossing guards in the morning and afternoon. If you are able to help out for a few minutes a day between 7:45am-8:15am or 2:55pm-3:15pm, please let Dee know, or sign up right now. You’ll be helping to keep all of our kids safe!

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, December 15th
    • Advanced Band from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
    • Basketball Practice from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
    • Literacy Night from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • New Year’s at the Library from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Friday, December 16th
    • New Family Tour from 9:00am to 10:00am
    • Intermediate Violin from 3:00pm to 4:45pm
    • Beginning Violin from 3:15pm to 4:00pm
    • Shakespeare Practice from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
  • Monday, December 19th
    • Tiger Voices from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
  • Tuesday, December 20th
    • Girl Scouts from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
    • Winter Concert from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 21st
    • Ms. Kandi’s Field Trip to the Arvada Center
  • Thursday, Dec. 22nd – Friday, Jan. 6th: WINTER BREAK

  • Thursday, January 5th
    • CHOICE Round 1 Opens
  • Monday, January 9th
    • Students come back from Break
  • Monday, January 16th
    • NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Tuesday, January 24th
    • Last day to open a Parent Portal Account for CHOICE Round 1
  • Tuesday, January 31st
    • CHOICE Round 1 Closes