February 2nd Thursday Folder

Posted 02/02/2017

Reminder: New School Drop-Off Zone

Please drop students off on Jackson Street at the DOUBLE GATES TO THE PLAYGROUND.

Please observe the following directions to ensure a safe and secure drop off for all students:

  • Cars must be traveling south on Jackson St
  • Please avoid Garfield Street if at all possible (see map for drop off approach paths.)
  • Students  should be on the passenger side of the vehicle and be prepared to jump out quickly upon arrival.
  • Cars should stop only long enough to allow student(s) to safely exit the vehicle.
  • Parent/adult/driver MUST remain in the vehicle.
  • Cars exiting drop off should continue to 10th before turning west to avoid other school traffic.DropOffMap-01

Lion King


Spoken Word Flyer

Fun Run

Teller – Apex Fun Run is Finally Here!

Students received pledge kits for the Apex Fun Run this past Tuesday. The Apex Fun Run is for every student regardless of financial giving. All students will receive Apex bands, race-day lap counters, and team awards. We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run and share in this great event!  The times for the Apex Fun Run are as follows:

  • Fun Run 1: Friday, February 10th @ 8:30am  (ECE, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades)
  • Fun Run 2: Friday, February 10th @ 9:35am  (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades)

Please feel free to visit www.apexfunrun.com to hear about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness in the classes.


10 volunteers per race on race day are needed to help check off laps for runners. Please sign up here>


Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 12-18

During the week, post your photos and ideas in the Teller Elementary Facebook Community and use #RAKWeek2017. Stay tuned for the Kindness Generator to go live.

Until then, plan out your kindness ideas! Some favorite kindness ideas:

  • Write a letter of gratitude to someone who deserves recognition.
  • Compliment the first three people you see.
  • Host a “REAL happy hour” and gather a group to do random acts of kindness over one hour.
  • Write a positive comment on a social media post or blog post.
  • Spend 10 minutes doing something kind for yourself!

Thanks for making this world a kinder place!


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.

Little Hats Big Hearts


Chipotle Fundraiser on February 23rd

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Teller Elementary PTA. Come into the Chipotle at 745 Colorado Blvd Ste A in Denver on Thursday, February 23rd between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Teller Elementary PTA.


Get Hot Lunch from Ms. Catrina!

During the week of Valentine’s Day (Feb. 13th-17th), Ms. Catrina will be entering the names of all students who get ‘hot lunch’ from the cafeteria into a drawing. She’ll draw names for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Ms. Catrina LOVES making healthy, tasty food for us, and we’d like to support her by increasing the number of students eating lunch in the lunchroom. She loves getting feedback on the food, so encourage your kiddos to let her know what works and what doesn’t, and remind them to eat HOT LUNCH on February 13th-February 17th!


Imagining Tomorrow’s Museum

    • The Denver Museum of Nature and Science wants your and your families’ input on how to better serve the communities’ needs. Be a part of this exciting opportunity to raise your voice!
      • Date: February 11th | 8:30am-4:00pm
      • Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Science Atrium

To register, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ccpSUMMT

Love and Logic Classes – March 1st, 8th and 15th

Head and Heart Parents will be offering a 3-week class at Teller! This class is open to both Teller parents and other parents in the community. We will have FREE CHILDCARE available at Teller during classtimes for kids of ECE age and up. If you’re interested in taking advantage of childcare during the class, you’ll need to RSVP to Gabby by no later than the Friday before each class, either by phone at (720) 424-3563 or email at gabrielle_herndon@dpsk12.org. Please keep in mind that space is limited!

  • The classes run from 6pm to 9pm
  • We will provide a light snack (kids should eat dinner beforehand)
  • Kids must be school-aged (ECE and older)
  • The class costs $ to register for, but childcare is FREE
  • High School Volunteer hours available if they help with childcare! We’ll have sign off on volunteer sheets!

Love and Logic Class


This summer, Teller will be one of the Summer Academy sites! We’re very excited to have this opportunity to host learners from our school and community, in order to help support language and literacy development. Some Summer Academy registration forms have already been sent home with students, and more will be sent home in the next couple of weeks. If you lost your registration form, don’t panic! We have extras in the Teller office. If you’re interested in having your student attend, please complete the form and return it to school as soon as you can.

Summer Academy this year will run from June 12th – July 7th. If you have a student that qualifies for the Summer Academy who also has a younger sibling, they are welcome to come as well, as long as they’re school aged!

 Upcoming Events

  • Monday, February 6th
    • School Counselor Appreciation Week
    • First Day of Enrichment Session 2
    • No Tiger Voices
    • 5:00pm DCTA Bargaining Meeting at North High School
    • 5:30pm “The Lion King” by Ms. Slivnick/Ms. Jimenez’s class
  • Tuesday, February 7th
    • No Beginning Band
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 3:15pm Basketball Practice
    • 5:00pm CSC Meeting
    • 5:30pm “The Lion King” by Ms. Sackett/Ms. Bornstein’s class
  • Wednesday, February 8th
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 9:15am 1st Grade Field Trip
    • 5:30pm “The Lion King” by Ms. Singh/Mr. Kraft’s class
  • Thursday, February 9th
    • 7:15am Jazz Band
    • 3:15pm Advanced Band
    • 3:15pm Student Council
    • 3:15pm Basketball Practice
  • Friday, February 10th
    • 8:30am APEX Fun Run 1: ECE, KG, 1st & 2nd
    • 9:30am APEX Fun Run 2: 3rd, 4th & 5th
    • 3:15pm Shakespeare Practice
    • 3:30pm Little Hats, Big Hearts Valentine’s Day Event at the Ross-Cherry Creek Library
  • February 12th-February 18th
    • Random Acts of Kindness Week: take pictures of your kindnesses and SHARE!
  • Monday, February 13th
    • 7:15am Citywide Band Rehearsal
    • 3:15pm Tiger Voices
    • 5:30pm 3rd Grade Family Book Club
  • Tuesday, February 14th
    • 7:15am Morning Band
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 3:15pm Chess Club
    • 3:15pm Beginning Band
    • 3:15pm Basketball Practice
    • 6:00pm Navigators
  • Wednesday, February 15th
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 9:30am ECE Field Trip
  • Thursday, February 16th
    • 7:15am Jazz Band
    • 9:15am Colorado Ballet
    • 3:15pm Advanced Band
    • 4:00pm Teller Open Mic Night at the Library
    • 5:30pm Basketball Game at Palmer Elementary
  • Friday, February 17th
    • 9:00am 2nd Grade Field Trip
    • 3:15pm Shakespeare Practice