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School Registration Online 7/15 – 8/30

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
 
The Annual Family Update window will be open from Monday, July 15 through Friday, August 30, 2019. Please be sure to access this Annual Family Update to ensure your Bromwell student’s information is updated and confirmed so they are ready for school in August 2019.

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2019 Auction

Tickets for the 2019 Auction are now on sale! This annual event will be held at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek. We’re feeling lucky that the “Betting on Bromwell” auction will be a huge success with your support and participation. Visit the Auction page for a rundown of the festivities.

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PTA Parent Party Jan. 30

Jan. 30 PTA Parent Party

Join us for a fun night to catch up with your Bromwell buddies on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 6-9 p.m. at the Atomic Cowboy on Colfax. Thanks to the PTA, pizza and pool is provided. There will be a cash bar as well. Adults only!

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Winter Wonderland Concert (Grades K – 2) Dec. 18

Winter Wonderland Concert (Grades K – 2) Dec. 18

The Winter Wonderland concert will take place at Hill Middle School on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Hill Middle School is located at 451 Clermont St, Denver, CO 80220. The concert features two songs per class performed by students in kindergarten through second grade.

Children are encouraged to wear festive holiday attire.

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Holiday Baskets for Bromwell Families through Dec. 18

Holiday Baskets for Bromwell Families through Dec. 18

* collecting donations of food, gift cards, and household products *

We have 10 Bromwell families participating in our holiday basket program. This is an effort to support families who could use a little extra help and joy this holiday season.

Would you like to contribute? We are collecting non-perishables, paper/household products, and gift cards (stores like Target) in the front office now through Dec. 18. Whatever you feel like you can contribute to this effort is greatly appreciated!

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Bromwell Book Fair Nov 13-15

The Bromwell Scholastic Book Fair is this week: Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Thursday, Nov. 15. Hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., extended until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. See you there!
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CSC Meeting Wednesday November 7

Wednesday November 7 CSC Meeting Agenda
  1. Approve Prior Meeting Minutes
  2. Budget Update
  3. UIP Strategy Update (Data)
  4. Community Rep
  5. 2019-2020 Budget Priorities
  6. New Business
  7. Public Comment Period
  8. Set Next Agenda
Open Forum:
Discussion:
Action Items:
Important Calendar Items:
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State of the School Meeting Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.

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:
  • SPF deep dive, and information about other tests we’re using to evaluate performance
  • School Finances
  • Capital and classroom improvements
  • Strategic planning 
  • Annual Fund update (now’s a great time to click and give!)
Look for an electronic meeting invite and more information about the State of the School Meeting coming soon.  Thank you as always for supporting our efforts to make Bromwell a center of academic excellence that meets the needs of every individual child. 

Sincerely,

Andrew Hodges
Principal, Bromwell Elementary School 

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FREE Family Movie on the Bromwell Lawn Friday, Sept. 28

Pull out the picnic blanket and enjoy us for a family movie under the stars on the Bromwell playground. Order forms for Brother’s BBQ delivery need to be returned by 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. The move event is FREE and open to the entire school. Take advantage of the BBQ delivery or pack a picnic. Kona Ice will also be available for purchase.
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2018 Middle School Options Night is Tuesday 9/25 from 5:30-7:00pm

Bromwell PTA is hosting its annual Middle School Options Night on 9/25 at 5:30.  Click through for more information and to let us know if you can attend!
MIDDLE SCHOOL OPTIONS NIGHT IS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 
Bromwell PTA is hosting its annual expo-style Middle School Options Night on Tuesday, 9/25, from 5:30-7.  Traditional DPS, Charter and Denver-based independent schools will be available to distribute information and answer questions. Although the event is open to the school, the night is recommended for parents of 3rd – 5th grade students – AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR 4TH GRADE FAMILIES.  Here are some points generated from our 4th grade teachers, as well as from parents, about why understanding choices as early as 3rd and 4th grade can be helpful:
  • If you are anxious, don’t be.  There are lots of great options for middle school and you will find one, and likely more, that work for your family.  Getting acclimated to the options as a 3rd grade parent can help you feel more in control of the middle school choice experience, and it can help you lead your 4th grader’s experience (If that is what you want).
  • Given how busy the 5th grade fall experience is, 4th grade can be a good time to start a dialogue with your student and tour some schools together.  Additionally, it can be very helpful to learn about possible early admission requirements and various academic programming.  Certainly at independent schools, but even in DPS public/charter schools, there are situations where tests/auditions are required, or where nuanced policies can mean something to your student.  (Denver School of the Arts requires that students audition in the fall of their 5th grade year, and submit established portfolios.  Morey is the city’s HGT program, which kids must test into, and it is notable that GT designation does not guarantee entry into that program.)
  • Just a note not to wait until the end of your student’s 4th grade year to try and book DPS tours.  Many schools stop tours in March, right before testing.  If you’re interested in getting a grip on possibilities before your student enters 5th grade, be sure to look at tour schedules now and figure out what will work for your calendar.
  • Starting Fifth grade with a plan for middle school choice can take a significant amount of stress out of the equation – for you and your student (and any teachers/coaches that might need to help you by providing references etc.).  Fall of your student’s 5th grade year is when your family will be in the thick of it.  While this year’s choice deadline has not been released, last year first round was in February.  Back that out and, with school break, you’ll likely want tour/shadow days completed by November.  If you’re applying to independent schools, your timeline is likely to be even tighter. Our hope is that families leave this event with a good understanding of the application requirements for each school, their tour/shadow opportunities, and the application deadlines.
Getting informed now can make the process less stressful and more successful! Happy Navigating! Bromwell PTA [We invite an extensive list of schools based on logistics and past family recommendations.  If you have a suggestion to add we would love to hear from you.  Please email Erin at sorcefamily@mac.com.  All of these schools have been invited to this event, although not all may be able to attend.  We have also been looking for someone to take over managing this event.  If you are interested, please get in touch with Erin.] [helpful links]
  • The following links to DPS’ Choice and Enrollment page where you can find a variety of resources from handbooks that cover enrollment guidelines, to interactive district maps of schools, to budget information: http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org//
  • The following links to a list of all DPS Traditional and Charter schools, and each school’s website and enrollment information: https://www2.dpsk12.org/schoollist/default.aspx
  • For everything SPF (School Performance Framework) visit this link: http://spf.dpsk12.org  Please note that there was no release of SPF in 2015 due to changes in state testing and a consequential lack of growth data.
 
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