Andrew Hodges

PRINCIPAL WELCOME

Dear Bromwell Parents, Welcome to another fantastic year at Bromwell! I am excited to be your new principal and look forward to getting to know you. For those new to Bromwell like me, I want you to know that your child is attending one of Colorado’s top schools. And to our returning families, thank you for your dedication to making Bromwell the best! You’ll be hearing a lot from me in the coming weeks, but I want to make sure we cover a few basics in this introductory letter. Enclosed is information about new staff and staff assignments, a refresher on our vision work, as well as a little bit more about my background. For the past six years I have been an assistant principal at several elementary and middle schools, and am honored to take on the principal role at Bromwell. I’m also a new dad! As my daughter grows up, I am even more thankful for the wonderful new perspective fatherhood brings to my job as a leader and listener. I am committed to ensuring that your child is engaged in innovative and joyful learning experiences. My belief is that Bromwell will shape its students into global citizens ready to embrace opportunities for continuous growth and leadership wherever they go.

Sincerely,

Andrew Hodges Principal, Bromwell Elementary

FAQS

Morning Bell: 8:25 am
Tardy Bell: 8:30 am
Dismissal Bell: 3:15 pm
Final Bell: 3:30 pm

If you need assistance with accessing the Parent Portal, or if you have not already set up a Parent Portal account, please visit myportal.dpsk12.org. You will need an email address and your student’s DPS ID#s.

Children cannot leave Bromwell alone during school hours. If your child has an appointment, please sign him/her out and back in at the front office.

If your child is going to be absent, please call the attendance line at 720-424-9380 or email Bromwell_Attendance@dpsk12.org by 9 a.m.

Bromwell Elementary does not have a formal registration day. All registration takes place on-line through our Annual Family Update process. For more information visit the School Choice & Enrollment website and go to the Annual Family Update under the Enrollment and Registration menu.

If you would like to your child to attend Bromwell but you do not live within the Bromwell neighborhood, you can submit a “choice” application. To learn more visit the DPS School Choice and Enrollment website.

We welcome you to tour Bromwell. Tours are held at 9:00am, September through April. Please check the Bromwell website calendar for scheduled dates. Once you have a date call the Bromwell Front Office @ 720-424-9330 to sign up for that date! Due to the safety of our students and staff we do not allow anyone to walk through Bromwell unaccompanied when school is in session.

What are the Bromwell boundaries? This is the most common question we answer on the phone. Unless you choice into Bromwell through the choice process, you must reside as an owner or renter within the Bromwell boundaries. DPS Elementary School Boundaries map.

The Calendar on the website is maintained by the Bromwell front office staff. Questions about events can be directed to the front office staff @ 720-424-9330.

Bromwell’s parking lot is small. All spaces are designated for staff. So, please park in the designated two-hour spots on adjacent neighborhood streets. Watch out for permit parking and street sweeping dates

Need assistance while school is on break?

  • Call DPS help line: 720-423-3200
  • Early Childhood Education: 720-423-2678
  • DPS Transportation: 720-423-4600
  • Discovery Link: 720-423-1781

Visit out Terms to Know glossary to decode all of those acronyms and terms.

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

SPF Report Card

The School Performance Framework (SPF) is a comprehensive system to help schools focus on strengths and areas for targeted improvement. A wide range of measures are used to calculate ratings of how well each school supports student growth and achievement, and how well it serves students and families. Visit the Denver Public Schools SPF page for more information.

Unified Improvement Plan

The Unified Improvement Plan is our school improvement plan. It is based on academic and growth data for reading, writing and math. We also reflect on the past year’s goals to assess our effectiveness. Based on the data from the previous years, we set goals and identify instructional strategies or professional development that will support the school goals. We also identify action steps that will lead us to success.

HISTORY OF BROWMELL

Bromwell’s rich history dates back to the wooden frame school built in 1867. The school was then named for the town of Harman, and was a part of Arapahoe County. The 320 acre town site was named after its founder, Edwin P. Harman, and his wife Lou. Harman School was the center of social and political activity. Church meetings and the Town Board met there until 1891, when the Town Hall was built at 4th and St. Paul.

BROWMELL MISSION

Bromwell mission statement