February 9th Thursday Folder

Posted 02/09/2017

Reminder: 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

Fun Run


The Apex Fun Run is TOMORROW

TODAY is the last day to get Sponsors benefiting

Teller Elementary through the Teller PTA!

What an awesome job our students (and parents) have done with our 1st annual APEX Fun Run. We are in the final stretch now!


  • Every student will be given an APEX Fun Run t-shirt when they get to class in the morning.
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable to run in
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast (and lunch for those who are running in the afternoon)
  • Stay hydrated – start today
  • Don’t forget the sunscreen

IMAGINE if every student got just 1 MORE sponsor tonight for $1/lap or a $30 flat donation; that would INCREASE our total earnings for our school by over $7,000… in just one night!!! And don’t forget, APEX is also giving back to the community in our name. For every student that has earned $10/lap, APEX will donate 40 meals to a hungry child in your honor.


(Parents are encouraged to come out and cheer on the students)

ECE, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd at 8:30am

3rd, 4th and 5th grades at 9:35 am

*Apex Fun Run is a for-profit organization that is assisting the PTA with this fundraiser.


No School February 20th

Remember to mark your calendar Monday, February 20 for Presidents’ Day; there will be no school for students.



Do you like live music, throwing big parties and being a part of the community? Then we want you for the Tellerpalooza planning committee. Tellerpalooza is Teller’s largest fundraiser each year and it 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. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6:00-7:00pm in the Teller Library.


Open Mic

Fun Run


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, Kinder, 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 Suite 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!

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 sign off on volunteer sheets!

Love and Logic Class

  Upcoming Events

  • 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
    • 6:00pm Tellerpalooza Planning Meeting
  • 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
    • 9:15am 1st Grade Field Trip
    • 3:15pm Shakespeare Practice
  • Monday, February 20th
  • Tuesday, February 21st
    • 7:15am Morning Band
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
    • 3:15pm Beginning Band
    • 4:00pm Basketball Game at Teller
    • 6:10pm PTA Meeting
  • Wednesday, February 22nd
    • 7:20am PiQ Math
  • Thursday, February 23rd
    • 7:15am Jazz band
    • 3:15pm Advanced Band
    • 3:15pm Basketball Practice
  • Friday, February 24th
    • Pajama Day!
    • 10am Citywide Band Rehearsal
    • 3:15pm Shakespeare Practice