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June 29, 2020
Dear Bromwell Parents,
June 29, 2020
Dear Bromwell Parents,
I hope this finds you well and enjoying the first month of summer break! In keeping with a popular theme this year, it’s been a time of change and firsts for my family. We started our summer with a move into a new home. My oldest son, Minor, traveled to North Dakota for lake time with his grandfather. Baron, my almost three-year-old, graduated to a new preschool classroom. Between unpacking, renovations, and keeping up with my boys, it’s been a busy summer so far — and that doesn’t cover the work underway to plan for the new school year!
As our Superintendent shared last week, Denver Public Schools is planning to open all schools for full, in-person learning in August. You can read more about this announcement — as well as the option for 100% remote learning — here . This decision was made in concert with the most recent mental health research and specifically a MDHP report which considered the important role schools play in providing both academic instruction and social-emotional support. Also factoring into the district’s decision was the emerging data that suggest children are less likely to become sick from Covid-19 and their limited role in spreading the virus.
While this is exciting news for many parents and students, we realize that for others it is a cause of concern. As a school community, we will provide high quality instruction should you plan to return or continue to stay remote. The safety of our students, staff, and community continues to be our top priority.
In this time of uncertainty, there is one absolute: the way we once interacted as a learning community will look very different this upcoming school year. The teaching team and staff are busy preparing plans which we are eager to share with you soon.
Speaking of planning, please save the date to join me and the PTA on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a Bromwell Virtual State of the School meeting. An invitation will be sent via Flyer and email next week. During this meeting, I will share initial plans for our return to in person learning, and will be available to answer questions from the community. Please help inform this discussion and our overall planning by filling out this quick survey no later than July 10.
I am so thankful for the support from the community and your patience these past few months — and appreciate your continued support in this unprecedented time. I will formally return to work on July 13 focusing first on developing Bromwell’s master schedule and logistical plans. I realize how important it is to stay in touch so count on regular communication from this point forward. Again, I hope this finds you well, and I look forward to seeing you on July 9 at 6:30 p.m. for our Virtual State of the School Meeting.
Valecia von Weise,
Principal Bromwell Elementary
It is with great honor that I join the Bromwell Community as your principal. I am so excited for this opportunity and even more so to get to know all of the students, staff, and community members that make up this great school.
I am a values based school leader who prioritizes strong and trusting relationships. I believe through collaboration, transparent communication, and reflective conversations, we can create an environment in which every student succeeds. My student centered and service oriented approach is how I will engage all members of the community.
My career in DPS began as a special education teacher at McMeen Elementary. I then transitioned into leadership as a Ritchie Intern. Since that time I have served a few different roles all with the intention of expanding my leadership skills. I served as the assistant principal at Samuels Elementary, Data Culture Coordinator and Instructional Support Partner both in central office, and the past two years as the assistant principal at Carson Elementary in the neighboring HillTop community.
As a lifelong learner myself, I look forward to leading the Bromwell community in their mission and vision to ensure all students have the opportunity to explore and engage in their learning with creativity and passion. I am dedicated to maintaining an atmosphere of excellence for all students and will ensure that every child is safe, thriving, and discovering the joy of learning.
I look forward to sharing more with you about myself, and again getting to know all of you! I hope you have had a wonderful summer and you will be hearing from me again soon. I am truly honored to be your new principal.
Valecia von Weise, Principal
Dear Bromwell Families,
It is hard to believe that our winter break is here! I just want to take a moment to thank ALL of you for being an important part of Bromwell and wish you a happy new year.
The start to the 2018-19 school year has been amazing, and full of students and families exhibiting our core values of compassion, bravery, and being All In! I feel lucky to be part of this school community each and every day. Before we return from break I wanted to share some of the great things that have happened at Bromwell in 2018:
Everyone here at Bromwell brings their best every single day, and works hard to put together a fun and rigorous experience for your child. The students come each day with bright faces and are eager to learn (which makes our job even better!)
I want to thank all of you for your commitment to your child’s education, and to our school community. Again, please accept our heartfelt wishes for a fun-filled and memorable winter break.
See you all on Monday, January 7, 2019!
Thank you for being ALL IN!
Andrew Hodges, PrincipalIt was a December to remember! Here are a few of our favorite things: preparing holiday baskets for Bromwell families, making care packages for the homeless (third grade), meeting a few new baby bear cubs, and filling our parents, friends and families full of holiday joy during the school’s second winter concert. Rock on Bromwell! And don’t worry, we’ve got lots of fun in store for the new year. Save these dates:
I’ve prepared this short video announcing Bromwell’s SPF results. Spoiler alert: it’s good news. We’re moving on up! Please join me in person for an in-depth SPF discussion on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 7 p.m., as part of our our annual State of the School Meeting. At this important meeting, we will also cover the following:
Annual Family Update (formerly: On-Line Verification) Bromwell Elementary does not have a formal registration day. All registration takes place on-line through our Annual Family Update process through the School Choice & Enrollment website. Window opens 7/16/18 and closes 8/4/18
Go to: http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org
Simply log-in with your parent portal username and password and follow the instructions.
DON’T HAVE A PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT?
If you have not already set up a Parent Portal account, please visit myportal.dpsk12.org and click on “Getting Started”. You will need an email address and your student’s DPS ID#s.
Parent Portal Setup & Questions
Office of Choice and Enrollment Services
Need assistance with enrollment while school is on break?