PTA NEWS: April 20, 2016

High Tech PTA Newsletter

Dear Families: The numbers are in…Flappers & Fellas was a great success. The event brought in $59,000 with our net profits at $41,000. This money will go toward securing our Spanish teacher for next year (an annual commitment of $20,000) and funding other curriculum-enhancing support. Flappers & Fellas was a wonderful community building event, so many parents and teachers came dressed in costume and had a fun, relaxing evening. Overall, the classroom baskets and teacher treasures helped us raise the most funds. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event, helped us raise funds, and who made the event possible by volunteering their talents and countless hours!


The PTA’s Uniform Recycling Committee will be selling gently used uniforms on Wednesdays after school from 4-5PM in the Community Room (off of the Cafeteria). You can turn in your donations in to earn credits to spend at the sale. Contact if you have a donation or leave your items (washed and in good shape) in the front office with your name and “UNIFORM RECYCLING” clearly marked.


In an effort to “help put homelessness to bed,” High Tech Elementary School will be participating in PJ Day with Denver’s Road Home on Tuesday, May 3. For many of us, putting on pajamas before heading to bed is just another part of our daily routine. But for the thousands of people who are homeless throughout Denver, getting comfortable before bedtime – let alone finding a warm place to sleep – is simply not an option. PJ Day serves as a visible reminder that everyone needs a place to sleep tonight, and wearing our pajamas to work or school on May 3, is a memorable way for us to share this message with the Denver community.

How can you get involved? On May 3, you and your family can do one or more of the following:

  • Donate $1 to Denver’s Road Home, so that your child can wear PJs to school (have your child bring the $1 with them to school on May 3)
  • Bring in canned foods for our school food drive
  • Send funds with your child to school on May 3 for Denver’s Road Home
  • Share your PJ Day photos and experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #PJDayDEN


Our wonderful PTA has planned many events for this special week in order to show our High Tech staff how much we appreciate them. In addition to what the PTA has planned, please feel free to have your child(ren) write a note, card or provide other gestures for teachers and staff.

We are asking for parent help on Monday, May 2, room parents will be collecting flowers to make arrangements for teachers. We would like to ask that every child brings in ONE (1) flower for their teacher in the morning on Monday, May 2. Please bring the flower(s) to the cafeteria and our room parents will arrange them and deliver arrangements to the teachers later that day.

Thank you for your support in showing our teachers how much we appreciate them. If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer for any of the related events, please contact Jenna Conner.


  • Monday, May 2: Flowers for Teachers (see above, each child brings in a flower for their teacher and bouquets will be made and provided to teachers)
  • Tuesday, May 3: Happy Hour after school for HTES staff at Jim N’ Nicks (staff only event)
  • Wednesday, May 4: Gift cards for HTES staff
  • Thursday, May 5: Afternoon snacks for HTES staff
  • Friday, May 6: Lunch in the Teacher’s lounge for HTES staff


April Box Tops are due Friday, April 29. Please turn your Box Tops into the collection box located outside of the main office with your student’s name and teacher on the bag. The class that brings in the most Box Tops each month will earn a free-dress day the following month.

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