Support the STEM Lab
Become a part of the living history of Slavens School by purchasing a tile to support the STEM Lab. Limited quantities of two sizes of tiles are available. Tiles will be prominently displayed in the new outside learning landscape adjacent to the new gym.
Fully customizable 8” x 8” tiles are $250.These tiles can be custom painted with your own design and family name with help from Slavens Art Teacher Timi Bierman.
4” x 4” tiles are $75. These tiles will be decorated for you and will feature your family’s name and a design that you select from 15 options.
School Supplies Sale 2013-2014
Our annual PTA school supply sale is now underway! Orders placed before June 10th will receive discounted pricing and free shipping. Ordering school supplies is easy, convenient and part of our school's GREEN initiative. Save time and money today. Please visit www.edukitinc.com to place your order today. Search "Slavens" to pull up our pricing information. (Don't forget to order your student's grade for NEXT year!) Prices on the website are good through June 10th. On June 11th, the site will reflect the increased pricing AND shipping fees.
4th-8th grade families who do not participate in the sale will have the opportunity to make a cash purchase of the required $7 student planner at the Watermelon Social. No checks, please.
Rising 4th Graders: Please remember to purchase the $7 student planner. It is a required item and is listed separately.
Rising 5th - 8th Graders:
- When reviewing your item list, please note that "0.5" means that your child needs to bring at least 1/2 a box of these items. You can certainly opt to purchase an entire box, instead.
- Don't forget to order your: 1. student planner, 2. flash drive, 3. calculator and 4.padlock as required, per grade
Slavens’ Energy Challenge Efforts Boosted by Xcel Energy Donation
Blue Ribbon School and DPS Energy Challenge participant Slavens K-8 School today announced it has received a donation from Xcel Energy of 75 energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs). The new ENERGY STAR bulbs will replace conventional incandescent bulbs throughout the school and use about 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs while lasting at least 10 times longer. As a result, the school expects to realize approximately $3000 in electrical savings over the life of the bulbs. Read more...
Slavens Named 2012 National Blue Ribbon School
On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 269 schools as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels. Among them is Denver Public Schools’ Slavens ECE-8 School, a high-performing school located in Southeast Denver that emphasizes critical thinking skills and is listed as a “Distinguished” school under the school system’s School Performance Framework. Another DPS school that has been named a Blue Ribbon School is Bromwell Elementary, awarded in 2008.
"DPS is very proud of the consistently high student growth Slavens has achieved over the years," said DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg. "This outstanding award of being named a Blue Ribbon School is a testament to the hard work and talent of the students, staff, parents and school leaders of Slavens as well as to the support of the school’s community." Read the full story.
DPS launches "SchoolMatch"
Denver Public Schools has launched an online, user-friendly tool called "SchoolMatch" that will help families search and filter schools so they can find the best fit for their students.
To help families find a school that best meets the needs of their students, DPS created SchoolMatch, which allows families to find their neighborhood, attendance-area school and additional programs and areas of academic focus. For example, parents can search for a neighborhood school that serves sixth grade, has achieved "Meets Expectations" on the School Performance Framework, and offers after-school programming.
Read more on the School Choice page.
2012-13 Winter Weather Information
The decision to keep schools open or to close them during winter weather conditions is not a simple one, but it is made with one overriding factor in mind: the well-being of our students, their families and staff. It is a good idea to decide in advance how to best keep up with the changes, what childcare arrangements are needed, and how to adjust if schools are closed due to inclement weather. Detailed DPS winter weather and snow day information, including information on how families can find out if school is closed, can be found at: http://communications.dpsk12.org/announcements/winter-weather-and-snow-day-information.
Superintendent and Parent Forum
The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for direct dialogue between parents of DPS students and the Superintendent; to share issues of concern; and broaden communication to the schools' community of parents through the representatives serving on the Parent Forum. Slavens has 4 representatives who volunteered to attend the Parent Forum.
Meetings are held every other month in different locations throughout the District. We look forward to continuing this exciting process that will provide more direct communication and an opportunity for meaningful dialogue on many issues.
Early Childhood Education
Slavens offers Early Childhood Education classes for 3 and 4 year olds off-site. As one of six schools at the Center for Early Education at Knight located at 3245 E. Exposition Ave. 80209, we are fortunate to have our youngest learners in a center focused on their needs. Please see their website for more information: centerforearlyed.dpsk12.org or call: 720-424-6503.
Superintendent Tom Boasberg has created the "myDPS" newsletter to help parents stay connected with the DPS issues and events that matter to them.