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Spring Forward: Ready for the Test. Ready for Life. Parents, it's almost time for your child to take the annual state test in math and English language arts. Learning Heroes, National PTA, and Univision have launched Spring Forward: Ready for the Test. Ready for Life, a research-based, bilingual, parent-resource to help your child feel confident and ready for the test. To see what’s expected Read More »
Family Leadership Institute – Session 4 – Organizing Others The Office of Family and Community Engagement is excited to offer DPS families the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and become stronger advocates at the home, the school, and the district level.  Families are invited to any and all four sessions throughout the school year.   Session 4 – Organizing Others General: Identify your Read More »
2017-18: ELA DAC Kickoff! The Office of Family and Community Engagement in collaboration with the English Language Acquisition Department are excited to invite all our DPS parents and liaisons to the first ELA DAC of the year! 2017-2018 ELA DAC Kickoff Event! For your convenience, we are offering the same event in two different locations and dates. Please choose Read More »
Boasberg Joins Parent Teacher Home Visit Week On Friday, Nov. 18, Superintendent Tom Boasberg joined Beach Court Elementary teacher Lauren Brown and paraprofessional Laura Huber as they visited the home of one of their ECE students during Fall Parent Teacher Home Visit Week (Nov. 14-21). Read More »
Energy Outreach Colorado Energy Outreach Colorado In collaboration with Energy Outreach Colorado, Family and Community Engagement provides energy assistance for families in need, paying a portion of their energy bill and preventing energy shut offs to allow families to focus more of their resources on their students. Learn more about Energy Outreach Colorado Read More »
SAVE-THE-DATE: Family Leadership Institute Join us on Thursday, April 13, 2017 Session 4 - Organizing Family Voices Learn the keys to organizing Mobilize family members to support your vision at home Organize parents for school and district success PPA Event Center 2105 Decatur Street, Denver 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Interpretation, meals, and childcare (age 3-12) is provided at no cost Read More »
Teachers Go Home to Get to Know Their Students Sarah Thomas teaches fourth grade at McMeen Elementary in Denver, Colorado. Denver Public Schools is a leader in their approach to district-led family and community engagement: their Parent Teacher Home Visit Program is in 79 schools and on a path to complete 10,000 visits this year. Check out this great article featuring McMeen Elementary by The New Read More »
DPS Targets 10,000 Home Visits If your Principal or teacher showed up on your home doorstep in the past, you might have run for “duck-and-cover.” The idea seriously smacked of trouble. No longer, however. Denver Public Schools have initiated a goal of visiting 10,000 student’s homes by the end of this school year. To date, they have knocked on 5,420 Read More »
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