FAQs

How can I join the PTA?

Membership is $15 per person. You can join online to pay with eCheck or credit card, or membership forms and envelopes are available in each of the main offices at DLS East and DLS West if you wish pay via cash or check. For more details visit the Membership page.


What is Spirit Wear and where can I buy it?

Spirit Wear is a more casual DLS tee shirt that can be worn on certain days of the week. Stay tuned for details on how to purchase it and when it can be worn.


What is Direct Giving?

The term "Direct Giving" means a direct donation to Denver Language School's PTA. Donations can be made via check or online, and online donations can be set up to automatically recur. Donations are 100% tax deductible, and no donation is too small. Suggested donation is $50 per child at DLS, but that's only a suggestion. Various Direct Giving social events are held throughout the year to make giving more interactive and fun.

To donate online or set up a recurring donation, click here.

ALL donations go back to DLS (minus minimal overhead). Last year, Colorado spent $1,872 less per pupil than the national average, continuing a 25-year slide in national competitiveness – find out more at Great Education.

For the 2014-2015 school year, the DLS Administration gave the PTA a wish list of needs. Through Direct Giving, more than $51,000 was raised, and the PTA members voted to spend the funds on science kits for the entire school, classroom clickers to be used to provide teachers immediate feedback when teaching, and science, math, and technology training for teachers.

Upcoming direct giving parties:

"Jump" Into Kindergarten – Sunday, September 13, 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

This party is for all kindergarten kids and their parents to come and jump and play on the inflatable toys at Bladium in Stapleton. 2400 Central Park Boulevard, Denver, CO 80238. (Because of space constraints, no siblings are allowed at this event.)

Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

This is a great night of brats, beer, pretzels, etc., for DLS parents, teachers, and staff. Hosted by Chirstie and David Spilsted (parents of Tomas, Spanish 3rd and Marisa, Spanish 2nd). Stapleton area. Address will be provided soon.

Wine Crush – Saturday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.

Wine and cheese tasting for DLS parents, teachers, and staff. Hosted by Sibila Lantzy (parent of Sophia, Mandarin 3rd). Central Denver at 4th and Corona. Address will be provided soon.

For more information visit the Direct Giving page.

Does Denver Language School need corporate sponsors?

Absolutely! Do you own a business, or know someone who does? Become a DLS Sponsor! 
 
Why Be a Sponsor? Denver Language School is the #1 Denver school of choice for rising Kindergarteners. Our families represent a wide cross-section of Denver, coming from neighborhoods as far north as Stapleton and as far south as Observatory Park. Because of this, your business will receive much more exposure compared to a traditional neighborhood school. What is more, DLS will have an estimated 555 students and easily over 800 parents for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Your business will have a unique opportunity to reach a much wider audience at DLS. Finally, if you choose to sponsor DLS, your business can use its donation as a tax write-off. 

We think we are pretty great, we hope you do too! Contact fundraising@dlspta.org and visit the Sponsor the School page for more information!


Still have questions?

First, visit the DLS FAQ page. Then, if you still have questions, email communications@dlspta.org and we will get your question to the right ears.

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