Welcome! The mission of the PTO is to improve the education provided to DLS students by supporting the school and its activities. The PTO helps to fund a wish list of items from the school as well as many additional activities that make our school such a wonderful place. The success of the PTO is directly linked to the participation of parents, so we strongly encourage everyone to be involved each year. 



How do I get Involved?

The PTO is a volunteer-driven organization. There are many ways to be involved. There are activities that can accommodate any schedule and skill set. Each family is asked to volunteer 15 hours every school year. 
 
Click here to learn more.

Please volunteer!

Parent involvement at DLS school is the key to making our school the best it can be. Each family at DLS is required to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours per year. Start volunteering now to be sure you reach this requirement.


Visit the Volunteering page for more information and opportunities!

Upcoming Events

Keep an eye out for and share upcoming PTO events and view past events through our Facebook page as well, at https://www.facebook.com/dlspta/events.

UPDATED: Looking for Parent Leaders for Next Year

 

There are still a few open leadership positions for the next school year, and we’re also looking for Room Parents to work more closely with their class and teachers next year.

Why become a parent leader?

  • Be among the first to know about all the goings-on at DLS.
  • Make a difference in our kids’ education and help support our teachers and staff.
  • Get to know your fellow parents - we have fun!

There are lots of ways to be involved as a parent leader at DLS, whether you’re looking for a one-time, short-term, or longer-term commitment. You can be involved from the comfort of your own home, in and with your kiddo’s classroom, and in and around our DLS and greater communities.

Currently, the PTO is looking for the following board members and potential liaisons (1-2 year commitment):

  • School Support at Gilpin (1 person) to work with the fabulous Adam Tsai and with Whiteman School Support School Support officers are responsible for providing meals to our teachers during parent-teacher conferences, professional days, and for coordinating meals and other activities for Staff Appreciation Week in May.
     
  • DLS Dads lead (1-2 people, not a board position)

  • Middle School International Trips liaison (1-2 people who have kids going on a trip)

We’re also looking for some event/project leads and committee members (shorter time commitment):

  • Chinese New Year chair and committee (February)

  • Fiesta Hispanica committee (February or early March)

  • Silent Auction organizer (Saturday, October 27, 2018)

  • Classroom Party Kids organizer (beginning and end of year)

And, last but not least, we need Room Parents for all grades in both programs! We won’t be able to assign room parents until the class lists come out in late July, but please email mandarinsupport@dlspto.org or spanishsupport@dlspto.org if you are interested.

We look forward to working with you next year!


Used Uniform Drive

 

 

Bins for used uniforms are now at DLS West - near the main office and downstairs in front of Kelleigh’s office, as well as at the East campus under the Lost and Found table. Please bring any gently used uniforms (of any logo!) you no longer want - these will be sold at Registration to benefit DLS.

Interested in helping sort or sell the used uniforms? Please email fundraising@dlspto.org.

Want to Perform in a Flash Mob at the DLS Night Market?

 

All levels of dance experience/ability welcome to join a choreographed flash mob routine to be performed at the DLS Night Market on September 22.

          Rehearsal details:

Place - Bladium in Stapleton (south studio, downstairs)
Days - Tuesdays, Aug 14- Sept 18 (6 weeks)
Time -  6-9 yrs 4:30-5:30p; 10-14 yrs 5:30-6:30p
Cost - $40 for DLS students, $80 for non-DLS
Taught by - Jordan Rowse; on Fb @jordandancetheoryaym
Payment -    through Paypal (paypal.me/cjsrowse) or
Venmo (@Jordan-Rowse)
         
Space is limited to 20, so sign up soon! Payment will secure your spot. Please include dancer’s name, email, and age in the notes.

UPDATED: Join us for Kinder Summer Playdates!

 

To all incoming Mandarin and Spanish Kindergarten families, join us for our Kinder Summer Playdates:

  • Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m. to noon

Come meet fellow incoming Kindergarten students and their families! All events will be held at Crestmoor Park near the playground (southeast side).

We have a lot of new families from 1st and up, too, so we may have a meetup or two for the older kids. Stay tuned for details!

View the Facebook event


Save the Date for the Night Market: 9/22!

 

We have a date for next school year’s Night Market: Saturday, September 22.  Mark your calendars now!

Please Donate To The Place Bridge Academy Uniform Drive

 

 

Many kids at Place Bridge Academy still need uniforms - can you help?

Place Bridge Academy is a local school that has more than 1,000 students in grades ECE-4 through 8th grade, 98% of who qualify for free or reduced lunch and 85% of who speak a language other than English at home. As a designated newcomer center, more than 60 different languages and over 40 different countries from around the world are represented in the student body.

Since PBA doesn’t have its own parent-teacher organization, DLS is reaching out to help support our neighbors with their needs.The kids at PBA wear uniforms, but many have just one or two that they wear throughout the week. The DLS PTO is continuing to ask for donations of new and used clothing in good condition for ages 4 through 13.

  • Khaki pants
  • Khaki shorts
  • Khaki jumpers
  • Polo shirts - white, navy blue, and baby blue colors only (no logo needed)
  • Athletic shoes in plain colors such as black or grey
  • Winter clothing and outerwear
  • Winter boots

There are collection bins at both DLS West and DLS East. Please make sure all clothing is washed and in good condition prior to drop off, and thank you!

"Wait Until 8th"

The Wait Until 8th pledge is a resource created to help parents delay giving smartphones to kids before they're ready. The pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade, with the idea being that, by banding together, there will be less pressure felt by kids and parents alike over the kids having a smartphone.

Most grades have active pledges at DLS. To learn more and sign the pledge, visit www.waituntil8th.org.

Support the Staff Gift Fund!
 


 

Through the Staff Gift Fund, the PTO handles the distribution of teacher and staff gifts three times per year (winter holidays, Lunar New Year, and Fiesta Hispanica/end of the year). We still need about $2,000 in contributions to meet our fundraising goal. Please show your appreciation for those who dedicate themselves to your child’s future and donate to the Staff Gift Fund. Recommended donation is $50 per student to the fund, but welcome contributions of any size and we understand that may not be feasible for all families.

You can submit your donation online or bring a check made out to DLS PTO to either campus and put it in the PTO lockbox. Please note on your check that the money is for the Gift Fund. Thanks for supporting our teachers and staff!


 Thanks in advance for your support!

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Donate to our School Online

To make a donation, please choose between a one-time donation or recurring donation. We use two different systems to maximize your donation and minimize fees paid by the school. Learn more about donating, corporate matching, and Colorado Gives Day on our Donate page.




Please Support our Sponsors!

Platinum - $2,000

https://www.bestnestwellness.com/

Back on the Rack logo

SpeedPro Imaging

Three Week Kitchens

Kumon Lowry



http://www.kidscentral.tv/index.html 

Gold - $1,500

Brain Balance

Silver - $750

Maybe yours?

Interested in becoming a DLS sponsor?



Support DLS With Your Shopping

Did you know that you can support DLS just by shopping? Here are a few ways:

Do You Have Your DLS Grocery Card Yet?

 

 

Please remember to support DLS through the purchase of a King Soopers or Safeway reloadable shopping card. You purchase a card for $5.00, and there will be $5.00 on the card when you receive it. Simply load the card with additional funds at either Safeway or King Soopers and shop. Each time you reload your card, DLS will receive a full 5% the purchase made with your loaded funds.

If you would like to buy a card, please email fundraising@dlspto.org

There are many ways to support DLS through your shopping. Visit the Shopping page on the PTO website for more details, and thank you!

 
You can raise money for DLS by simply changing the way you log on to Amazon.  Use smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2484152 and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase directly to DLS.  Learn more about AmazonSmile here.

  • Are you missing that cool DLS magnet? Get yours for $5 at the front desk of either campus or at Back on the Rack.

Be sure to tell your friends and family about these easy ways to support DLS! For more information, visit the Shopping page.


Corporate Matching

More than 15,000 employers will match employee donations – does yours? Last year more than $2,500 was donated by Janus and Google Benevity – huge thank yous to both the corporations and their generous employees! Any questions or issues with the process? Contact camilla@denverlanguageschool.org.


Bounce Stapleton – Gymnastics Lessons

Interested in gymnastics? Bounce is a gym run by DLS former gym teacher Robin Riley. Check it out!