May 4th Thursday Folder

Posted 05/04/2017

Dear Teller Families,

As part of our vision to enhance our HGT Magnet program, we are moving forward with some specific changes to better meet the needs of our high achieving mathematicians. Starting in the fall, students who demonstrate a mastery of their next grade level math standards will have the opportunity to accelerate one full year in math. This will be based on an advanced math assessment and parental permission. For example, a current 3rd grader, moving into 4th grade who demonstrates mastery of 4th grade math standards, would have the opportunity to accelerate into a 5th grade math class.

Details about this new math acceleration program will be shared at a community meeting hosted by the Gifted and Talented department. As soon as we know the exact time and location, we will get that information to you.

In the next few weeks, we will being testing students who are currently identified as HGT, GT, or Magnet Eligible. In the fall, we will be expanding the opportunity for students to take this assessment based on parent and teacher recommendations.

We are excited about this new opportunity to better meet the needs our students. If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to reach out to the GT department at 720-423-2434.

Sabrina Bates

5th Grade Balarat Trip – Medication Forms needed!

Dear Parent/Guardians,

Our 2017 Balarat field trip is just around the corner. I am writing you to learn about any medications that your child takes at home. As we will need doctor’s orders if you would like those medications to be given during this field trip. I have attached the general medication order that you can take to your child’s doctor. Keep in mind these need to be returned to the school as soon as possible with both your signature and your child’s medical provider’s signature. Should you have questions, feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Emilie Law RN, BSN
Rachel Compton-Overbey, Health Tech
Phone: (720) 424-3588

If you know your student will need to take medications that aren’t currently on file at school while on the Balarat Trip, you can print the attached forms out and bring directly to your doctor.

Student Med Treatment Release Agreement - Eng 17-18

Medication Release SPANISH

Asthma Action Plan - Albuterol Med Order
Anaphylaxis Action Plan -Epinephrine Med Order

Announcing Your New CSC Parent Reps!


Hello Teller Community,

We are pleased to announce your new Collaborative School Committee (CSC) Parent Representatives for the next school year!

Eve Burton

Melita Jones

Eve and Melita will each serve a two-year term starting in the fall. They will be joining current Parent Reps, Lynn Kutner and Andi Miller, who each have one more year left in their terms. Kirpal Singh and Kate Smiles have completed their two-year terms and are cycling off the committee.

Thank you to all the nominees for their interest in serving on the CSC and to all families who completed ballots. As a reminder, all parents are welcome at CSC meetings, which take place monthly during the school year. For more information about the Teller CSC, please see:

CSC Parent Reps
Andi Miller, Chair
Lynn Kutner
Kirpal Singh
Kate Smiles


Click Here for More Information!

Garden Cleanup!!

Red wellied feet digging the veg patch over with a garden fork. Close-up with narrow depth of field, focussed on bridge of the fork.

Teller Students and Teachers are excited to start planting in the Garden starting the week of May 8th.   In order to do that they need YOUR HELP!

Please bring your shovels and rakes on Sunday May 7th from 10 till 12 to turn over the soil and clean up the paths!   Even if you don’t have a shovel we could use help assembling our new storage bin or pulling out dead plants.

If you are planting your own garden this spring and have an extra plant or seeds to donate please let us know!   We would also love some flower bulbs for fall planting if you are cleaning out your beds and have extra.

Please contact the garden leader Jennifer Baptiste at or 617-947-5315 with questions.

Yearbooks are still available – for a limited time only!!


We still have some yearbooks that haven’t been claimed! If you’re interested in a Teller 2016-2017 Yearbook, you should come in to the Office and order one ASAP!

Save the Date: Registration for 2017-18 School Year

Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year: all families must complete registration – you can either complete it online (instructions to come), or you can come in person on one of the two dates below:

  • Tuesday, August 8th  from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 9th from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The office staff will be returning from summer break on July 31st.
Reminder post cards should be received the first week of August.

 Teller Music Program Announcements:

1st and 2nd grade poster

May 23- Concert in the Park- 5:00-7:00 We will have our final choir, band and violin’s concert.  This will be an outdoor concert weather permitting.  We will perform on the playground.  Please bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy some amazing Teller music.  We will also present all the awards for the 2016-2017 after school music programs.  We ask that families bring a cookies to share following our concert to celebrate our amazing students.

Talent show poster

\DYE it Flyer


Kids Yoga Flyer

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!

Contact Kristina Reilly at for info about volunteering with Tellerpalooza!

You can purchase ticket packages here.

Wall-Of-Wine-1 (5)


 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, May 5th
    • 9:30am to 1:30pm ECE to the Denver Zoo
    • 3:15pm to 4:15pm Beginning Violin
    • 3:15pm to 4:45pm Intermediate Violin
    • 3:15pm to 4:30pm Shakespeare Cast Party – bring a treat to share!
  • Sunday, May 7th
    • 10:00am to 12:00pm Teller Garden Clean Up
  • Monday, May 8th
    • Vision Screening for ECE and Kindergarten
    • 3:15pm to 4:15pm Tiger Voices
  • Tuesday, May 9th
    • 7:15am to 8:00am 5th Grade Pomp and Circumstance Practice
    • 3:15pm to 4:15pm Beginning Band
    • 4:15pm to 5:15pm Girl Scouts
    • 6:00pm to 8:00pm Navigators
  • Wednesday, May 10th
    • 3:00pm to 6:00pm DYE It Yourself Tie-Dyeing Fundraiser
  • Thursday, May 11th
    • 7:15am to 8:05am Jazz Band
    • 3:15pm to 4:15pm Advanced Band
    • 3:15pm to 4:15pm Student Council
  • Friday, May 12th
    • 9:15am to 1:00pm 1st Grade to the Denver Zoo
    • 5:15pm to 7:15pm Teller Choir Sings at the Rockies Game
  • Monday, May 15th
    • 1:00pm to 3:00pm 3rd Grade Author Visit
    • 3:15pm to 4:15pm Tiger Voices
    • 5:00pm to 8:00pm DCTA Bargaining Meeting
    • 5:30pm to 6:30pm 3rd Grade Author Visit
  • Tuesday, May 16th
    • 7:15am to 8:00am 5th Grade Pomp and Circumstance Practice
    • 3:15pm to 4:15pm Chess Club
    • 4:00pm to 6:00pm All School Art Show
    • 4:00pm to 4:40pm 1st Grade Celebration of Color and Sound
    • 5:00pm to 5:40pm 2nd Grade Celebration of Color and Sound
    • 6:10pm to 7:00pm PTA Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 17th
    • 7:40am to 8:05am Volunteer Breakfast
    • 8:30am to 11:30am Field Day for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
    • 12:30pm to 2:30pm Field Day for Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grades
  • Thursday, May 18th
    • 5th Grade to Balarat
    • 7:15am to 8:05am Jazz Band
    • 3:15pm to 4:15pm Advanced Band
  • Friday, May 19th
    • 5th Grade back from Balarat
    • 1:00pm to 2:30pm ECE Fun in the Sun
    • 3:15pm to 4:00pm Beginning Violin
    • 3:15pm to 4:45pm Intermediate Violin