2017-18: Superintendent Parent Forums


Every year, Superintendent Tom Boasberg hosts the Superintendent Parent Forums in collaboration with the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and the English Language Acquisition Department. The parent forum has been a great way for the Superintendent to communicate and connect with schools and parents district-wide.

The Superintendent Parent Forum includes the English Language Acquisition District Advisory Committee (ELA DAC), which provide parents of the more than 40,000 DPS students who speak languages other than English an opportunity to engage with district leadership on important issues.

2017-2018 – Dates, Locations, Topics:

• Topic #1: Strengthening Direct, Personal Contact between Families and Educators

Thursday, September 20, 2017
National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St, CO 80216 (Central Location)
 9:30 am – 11:30 am

• Topic #2: Supporting Families in Being their Child’s First Educator and Advocate

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel
15500 E 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80239 (Far Northeast)
 9:30 am – 11:30 am

• Topic #3: Strengthening Family and Community Voice in School and District Decision-Making

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
New Hope Baptist Church
3701 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 (Near Northeast)
 9:30 am – 11:30 am

• Topic #4: Strengthening Partnerships with the City, Business Leaders, Non-Profit Organizations, and Community Groups

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Temple Emanuel
51 Grape St., Denver, CO 80220 (Southeast)
 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Amharic Arabic Burmese English
French Karen Nepali Russian
Somali Spanish Swahili Tigrinya


• Topic #5: TBD

Thursday, May 3, 2018
PPA Event Center
2105 Decatur St., Denver, CO 80211 (Southwest – Northwest)
 9:30 am – 11:30 am



Interpretation, meals, and childcare (age 3-12) is provided at no cost to participants.


For more information:
Nelvis Alvarez
Specialist, Family Empowerment and Engagement Operations | ELA Family Priority Focus
(720) 423-3135 | FACE_Events@dpsk12.org

2017-2018 – Events Calendar: 

Amharic                                 Arabic                    Burmese                   English
French Karen Nepali Russian
Somali Spanish Swahili Tigrinya




ELA Resources:

The TNLI (Transitional Native Language Instruction) program supports students’ native language development as they learn English so that students become bilingual and biliterate.

What is (TNLI)?
Choosing the Right TNLI Option for Your Child
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