Welcome! The mission of the PTA is to improve the education provided to DLS students by supporting the school and its activities. The PTA helps to fund a wish list of items from the school as well as many additional activities that make our school such a wonderful place. The success of the PTA is directly linked to the participation of parents, so we strongly encourage everyone to be involved this year. 


How do I get Involved? 

The PTA is a volunteer-driven organization. There are many ways to be involved. There are activities that can accommodate any schedule and skill set. Each family is asked to volunteer 15 hours every school year. 
 
Click here to learn more. Joining the PTA counts as one hour - get started here!

Volunteers Needed: 
  • Arrival and Dismissal Helpers - ESPECIALLY THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
    One of the biggest needs for help at DLS is to assist at the start and end of the school day with the arrival and dismissal activities. We need up to 7 volunteers each morning (7:20-7:50 a.m.) and afternoon (3:10-3:30 p.m.). 

    At East, volunteers will: 
    1)  Set up the Cones and take down the cones
    2)  Serve as Crossing Guards
    3)  Assist with the Carpool line
     
    At West, volunteers will assist with the carpool line. 

    Please help us make drop off and pick up as quick, smooth, and safe as possible.

    Sign up here to volunteer at
    EAST campus or WEST campus!

  • East Lunch Room Helpers - ESPECIALLY THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
    Help out in the cafeteria at East, keep our cafeteria "green", and see your kid at lunch!   Lunch room helpers help the kids properly dispose of their waste - putting recyclables in the recycle bin, compost in the compost bin, and trash in the trash can. We particularly need help with the 3rd graders for whom this is a new process. Sign up here!
  • Sustainable Party Kits Inventory and Restock - Each class in DLS receives a Sustainable Party Kit which contains reusable plates, bowls, cups, and utensils to help reduce the waste generated by classroom parties. We need assistance preparing these kits for the next school year with inventorying the contents of each kit and then restocking and placing in classrooms. Dates and times are flexible. Sign up here!

  • Still looking for Room Parents for 2016-2017 - Would you like to be more involved in your child’s classroom during the next school year? A great way to do this is by volunteering to be a Room Parent. Room Parents act as the link between the teachers and the parents in a class, among other things. If you’re interested, please email your contact info to spanishsupport@dlspto.org or mandarinsupport@dlspto.org.

    We still need volunteers for:

    Mandarin  
    - 2nd grade
    - 4th grade, Ms Zoe’s class
    - 5th grade, Ms Belinda’s class
    - 7th grade

    Spanish
    - 2nd grade, Giovanni’s class
    - 3rd grade, Paola’s class
    - 7th grade 


  • We need volunteers for general help at both campuses. Stay tuned for sign-up opportunities, visit the Volunteering page for more information, or please email volunteers@dlspta.org.

Please send an email to volunteers@dlspta.org if you are interested in other volunteer opportunities.


Upcoming PTA-Sponsored Events

Keep an eye out for and share upcoming events and view past events through our Facebook page as well, at https://www.facebook.com/dlspta/events.


Calling All Cyclists - DLS Fundraiser at Endorphin


Join the DLS parent/owner of Endorphin Chris Lindley for a donation-based class. 100% of the proceeds of the HELLth cycling class will go to the Denver Language School PTA. This is a serious, advanced cycling class that incorporates weights and bodyweight movements — both on and off the bike. Bring at least two water bottles. Not for beginners. Please register in advance. Suggested donation is $18 per class.

Sign-up on Endorphin's website to register for the session. Hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, August 28 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Endorphin Lowry 7555 E Academy Blvd., Denver, CO 80230 

Facebook Event


Save the Date: DLS Night Market October 1

The DLS PTA is hosting a new fundraiser/community event this fall. A Night Market on Saturday, October 1 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Please save the date as this will be an event for the entire family to attend!

We envision a street market with vendors selling items from around the world, but emphasizing the Hispanic and Asian cultures. There will be carnival-style games/booths for entertainment and six to ten food trucks for refreshments.

The PTA is looking for suggestions for vendors, performances, and food trucks. Please share your ideas through email at president@dlspta.org.


Join DLS and Fundraise with Mabel’s Labels to help keep the Lost and Found Clean!

Visit www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Denver Language School to order your labels today!  


Upcoming Restaurant Nights

August 24: Nuggs Ice Cream5135 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220, Wednesday, August 24 from 12:00-10:00 p.m. Click here to share the Facebook event with your family and friends.

September 13:  Recess Beer Garden, 2715 17th St. #103, Denver, CO 80211, Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Click here to share the Facebook event with your family and friends.


Support DLS With Your Shopping

Did you know that you can support DLS just by shopping? Here are a few ways:

  • Buy grocery store cards from the PTA for King Soopers or Safeway. They will be available at PTA events, including the Night Market on October 1. Load your card before you make your purchase and use your card at checkout – 5% will go to DLS! These cards never expire and have no fees. 

  • Visit http://smile.amazon.com and select Denver Language School as your charity to shop through Amazon.com - 0.5% will go to DLS!

  • Visit http://www.4ourschool.com/?org=dlspta to shop at hundreds of popular stores through 4OurSchool, including the Gap, Best Buy, Gymboree, Old Navy, Target, and Macy’s. Some stores donate up to 20% of your purchase! 

Be sure to tell your friends and family about these easy ways to support DLS! For more information, visit the Shopping page.


Page last updated 22 August 2016

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August Volunteer Thanks


Huge thanks to everyone who volunteered to man the Uniform Sale and PTA table during registration! Special thanks to Melissa Steele for organizing the Uniform Sale and to Ann Konieczny for organizing the PTA table and coffee trucks. 

We also thank Mariah Aldinger, Amanda Breault, Maria Casaverde, Mindee Forman, Wendy Green, Theresa Helbach, Sarah Hines, Jen Malchiodi, Ginger McLaughlin, Nicole Myers, Craig Nelson, Lenor Perez, Janel Sandvik, Tonia Seidl, Wendy Sheehan, Kristine Thomas, Jayme Willie, and Christy Wilson for their work at the table and on the sale.