December 17th Thursday Folder

Posted 12/16/2015


We only have one more day until Winter Break!  We have some important information we would like to share with you before we all enjoy some well-deserved rest, relaxation, and fun!

Intent to Return Forms    

Please note that the Intent to Return forms were due today, December 17th. These forms are critical for us to accurately project our attendance and budget for the 2016-2017 school year.  Even if your student won’t return to Teller next year, we still need their completed Intent to Return form.  If you need a new form for your student, please email Gabby Bell at, or stop by the office and grab one from her at your earliest convenience.

Before & After School Enrichment

Enrichment Catalogs will be sent home today. There have been quite a few changes to the way our enrichment program operates, so if you are interested in before or after school programs please read through the whole packet. We will also post the catalog on the Teller website.  Online registration will begin the first week of January. Kaleidoscope Corner is now managing the before and after school enrichment programs.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to the Program Specialist, Angelita Castro at


Lost & Found

On a side note, please take a few minutes to check out the Lost & Found bin downstairs near the gym. There are many coats, hats, gloves, and water bottles filling this bin that would certainly be missed over the winter holidays. Even if you don’t think your student is missing anything, it never hurts to check!  All items not picked up by Friday will be donated.

The Round 1 CHOICE Application window opens on Tuesday, January 5th. If you need to complete the CHOICE Application, the window is open for less than a month, so get it in early! The quickest way to do so is through your Parent Portal. If you need to set up a Parent Portal, check out this Parent Student Portal FAQ Sheet to get started. If your student is new to DPS, they’ll need a DPS student ID# first – you can contact Gabby in the office to complete the pre-enrollment process and be issued a student ID#. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact her directly via email:

Enjoy the extra time with your children over break.  We look forward to seeing you all back at Teller on Wednesday, January 6th!


Liza Aiken is giving everyone ONE MORE CHANCE to purchase last minute Holiday Gift Cards! Check out the flyer below for more information!

Last Chance Gift Cards Flyer


Don’t forget! The Box Tops for Education Competition is still going on! You have until January 29th to turn box tops in for them to count toward this competition (we’re collecting all year, so please don’t stop saving them!). Classrooms are competing for a PJ/Movie Day!

Some tips for this competition:

  • Make sure your student’s name, their teacher’s name and classroom # are written on the back of each box top.
  • If you trim them down, be sure that all dates, points & barcodes are still fully visible on the box top.
  • Check that they are not expired!
  • Turn them in to your student’s teacher. If they get turned in to the front office, they’ll still be used, but they just won’t count toward the classroom competition.


Dance Out

Shop while the kiddos have a dance party and it’s a fundraiser!


Drop your dancer(s) off at Cherry Creek Dance (3rd and Clayton) on Saturday, December 20 from 1pm – 3pm for a fun hip-hop dance lesson, pizza and hot chocolate, while you go holiday shopping, meet a friend for lunch, or get two hours to yourself. You can even park in their lot during the event.

WHEN: 12/20 1pm-3pm
WHERE: Cherry Creek Dance
COST: $25 for the 1st kid and $20 for siblings
AGES: 4+

And Cherry Creek Dance is excited to donate a percentage of the proceeds to Teller Elementary!

Please sign up in advance: