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.
- The 2016 Spring Art Show needs volunteers - We need volunteers to help set up, support, and help clean up at the Art Show (see more details below)! If you can help out, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44ada92da57-artshow.
- Volunteer for the Fiesta Hispánica! - Our students are so excited to impress us with their performances. As you know, our school holds two large cultural events each year--our Spanish Heritage Celebration and our Chinese New Year Celebration. As always, we need the help of volunteers to make these events successful. Please sign up to help your class, or to help with the event at large. New this year, we are asking parents from the Mandarin program if they can help with certain jobs during the performance so all of the parents of Spanish students can watch the show. Thank you! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44ada92da57-fiesta
- The Second Annual DLS Kickball Tournament needs your help! - There are jobs you can do at home (bracket creation) or on-site (refereeing, set-up, take-down) - whatever your preference, we need your help! The tournament will be Sunday, May 22 at Cook Park beginning at 10:00 a.m. Stand by for details, or email email@example.com if you're interested.
- Volunteer for the PTA Executive Board for 2016-2017 - The PTA is currently seeking YOU for next school year 2016-2017! There are opportunities available within the DLS PTA Executive Board. If you are interested in sharing your talents and helping to make a direct contribution to DLS and your child's education, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding open positions and responsibilities can also be readily answered. For more information on the current board positions, visit http://www.dlspta.org/committees.
Not ready to commit yet? No problem! Your time is extremely important in helping to make our events successful.If you have a couple of hours to support or help plan these FUNdraisers (like Bingo Night or Direct Giving Parties), please let us know. Email email@example.com.
- DLS Green Team In Need of Lunchroom Help - We are so excited to have our compost and recycling programs back at DLS, but for the programs to succeed, we really need some parent help! It is only a 2-hour shift from 11:05-12:55 and you get to see your kid(s). If just 10 people sign up, we will have enough help to get us through the beginning of March! Please check out the sign up here to help out! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4fa5a82ba02-lunchtime
- We need volunteers for general help at both campuses. Stay tuned for sign-up opportunities, or please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PTA Board and DLS Board Informational Coffee
Interested in joining the DLS PTA or DLS Board for the 2016-2017 school year? Have questions you would like answered regarding DLS?
Join members of both the PTA Executive Board and DLS Board of Directors at the home of Christie Spilsted (Spanish Liaison on the PTA Executive Board) on Friday, April 29 at 9:00 a.m. after morning drop off. Members will be on hand to answer questions and recruit for the multiple open positions for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Light breakfast and beverages will be served.
We are excited to meet more of the DLS community and answer your questions about leadership at the school! - Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703548649913086/
2016 Spring Art Show - Seeking Donations!
This spring the DLS Student Spring Art Show will be held on Wednesday, May 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Skylite Station Gallery at 910 Santa Fe in the arts district. Similar to last year, select student artwork from our K-7 students will be on display at the gallery and all students and their families are encouraged to come enjoy this lively event whether they have work displayed or not.
This year’s art show will be a fundraiser for a Learning and Leadership Fund that will give DLS staff members the opportunity to apply for grant money to participate in conferences, classes, advanced degree programs, and other activities that will cultivate their talents, skills, and knowledge, making them more effective in their positions. We believe happy teachers make for joyous classrooms, and assisting them with continuing education pursuits is one way we can help our employees feel fulfilled in their work and in their lives.
We need volunteers to help set up, support, and help clean up at the Art Show! If you can help out, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44ada92da57-artshow.
We are also looking for silent auction items for the event. Please contact Robin Bresnahan if you have something to donate to the silent auction. We will also be selling 2016-2017 student art calendars and other art pieces. While there is not ticket cost for this event, if you would like to make a donation to the Learning and Leadership Fund or learn more about the fund, or if you have questions about the show, contact Robin B at email@example.com. Thanks!!
Fiesta Hispánica has arrived! Please join us for our 2nd annual Spanish Program cultural celebration on Friday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m.!
It is tradition at Denver Language School to celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures among our staff and students, and what better way than through our huge, end-of-year party featuring our wonderful Spanish language students?
Our teachers and students have been working hard to prepare for this event, and are looking forward to showing off their language and dancing skills for friends and family.
FREE - Immediate family members of performing students (all parents & siblings)
$10 - Additional friends, family & community members*
$30 - 3-6 Friends, family, & community members tickets*
$40 - 6-9 Friends, family, & community member tickets*
$50 - 10+ Friends, family & community member tickets*
*Proceeds benefit the DLS PTA; bulk ticket purchases are for friends, family, and community members attending on behalf of a single student, please.
Capacity is limited, so please reserve your seats ASAP! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-fiesta-hispanica-tickets-24814052499
Questions? Contact Chelsea Monahan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, we need volunteers! Please sign up to help your class, or to help with the event at large. New this year, we are asking parents from the Mandarin program if they can help with certain jobs during the performance so all of the parents of Spanish students can watch the show. Thank you! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44ada92da57-fiesta
Save the Date: Kickball Tournament!
The second annual DLS Kickball Tournament will be Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Cook Park (7100 Cherry Creek Dr. S. 80224). Details are being arranged, but start thinking of your team name, plan your costumes, and get ready to kick some ball!
Become part of the Denver Language School Celebration Community Garden for 2016!
We are now accepting applications to have a garden plot for the 2016 season! The DLS Celebration Community Garden applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the plots are full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Denver Urban Gardens asks each gardener to pay a $35/year fee, which helps subsidize water, compost and other garden materials. This fee can be waived based on financial need, so please ask for information because the garden is open to all!
Contact Garden Leader Julie Feeny at email@example.com for information.
The DLS Celebration Community Garden is a school-supported community garden opened in 2014 in partnership with Denver Urban Gardens. In addition to providing a space for school families and neighbors to connect while growing delicious food, the garden provides a hands-on learning opportunity for students and their teachers to explore life sciences, healthy living and taking care of the environment.