Welcome! The mission of the PTA is to improve the education provided to DLS students by supporting the school and its activities. The PTA 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 PTA is directly linked to the participation of parents, so we strongly encourage everyone to be involved this year. 


When you join the DLS PTA with your annual $15 fee, you make great events like Night Market and Kickball Tournament possible. Without insurance, purchased with PTA membership fee funds, fun PTA events cannot take place. 

How do I get Involved? 

The PTA 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. Joining the PTA counts as one hour - get started here!

What do you get when you join the DLS PTA with your annual $15 fee? Membership in a community dedicated to your child’s education and growth. Support the DLS PTA, the Colorado PTA, and your child’s community by signing up online here.

Please volunteer!

Volunteers Needed
  • Arrival & Dismissal Volunteers - One of the biggest volunteer needs at DLS is to assist at the start and end of the school day with the arrival and dismissal activities during the first two weeks of school.

    Arrival and Dismissal Volunteers sign up for one of the following tasks: 1) set up and take down cones, 2) serve as Crossing Guards, and 3) assist in the Carpool line. We need up to 7 volunteers each morning at each location. Please help us make drop off and pick up as quick, smooth, and safe as possible!

    Sign up for Arrival & Dismissal Help at DLS East here.  
    Sign up for Arrival & Dismissal Help at DLS West here
  • Room Parents - If you’re interested in being a Room Parent for next year, please email mandarinsupport@dlspta.org or spanishsupport@dlspta.org with your grade and program. Assignments will be made after the Meet & Greets when we have the class lists.
  • 2017-2018 DLS Volunteer Interest Form - Please let us know what you might be interested in helping with this year - complete the form here.

  • PTA Executive Board - We're still looking for a President-Elect for next year - could that be you? Email president@dlspta.org for more information.

  • Chinese New Year Chair - We need someone to take the lead on coordinating our Chinese New Year celebration - email president@dlspta.org if you could help with that. (We have some volunteers and the two Chinese Liaisons help, but we need a point person.)

    Upcoming Events

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


    Connect with other parents in your class(es)

     

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    If you missed it during registration, it’s not too late to sign up to share your email address with other parents in your class (for birthday parties and other non-school activities) and opt-in to the forthcoming DLS Directory.

    Sign-up here.  You can also find this and other communications information on the Denver Language School website (www.denverlanguageschool.org) under Current Families > Forms.


    Attention DLS Dads - Join Our Email List!



    If you are a father of a DLS student and want to be included in some of the fun activities we have planned for the coming year, please complete the short survey at http://bit.ly/DLSdads2017. Please email dlsdads@dlspta.org with any questions.


    Buy Mabel’s Labels and Raise Money for the PTA



    Mabel’s Labels makes waterproof labels for clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunchboxes, containers, and more.  Better yet, 20% of each purchase goes to the DLS PTA.  


    Click here to shop.  



    Use Nanno Child Care App and Support DLS  



    Nanno is a new on-demand childcare app launching here in Denver to help parents find last-minute childcare by connecting them with available caregivers with whom they share a connection – whether through a friend, colleague, fellow parent, school, etc. The network is invitation-only, and Nanno has invited all Denver Language School parents and teachers to join the DLS “hub” on the Nanno network. When a member of the DLS network books or accepts a job through Nanno, Nanno will donate 10% of its revenue for that job back to DLS. The invitation went out to teachers a few weeks ago, and since then several have joined. If you’re interested in trying Nanno – as either a parent or a caregiver – please send an email to hello@nanno.com or visit their website at www.nanno.com to request an invite – or click here to find out more about how it works.


    Want to be a resource for new families or teachers?

     
    The PTA is setting up a resource list of parents who are willing to serve as a “mentor” for incoming families and teachers. This gives new parents a chance to connect with existing members of the DLS community and gives teachers who have moved from other countries a local touch-point for questions about Denver and U.S. culture.
     
    Interested? Please sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ZFHQQG. Questions? Email president.elect@dlspta.org.


    UPDATED: Uniform donations still being accepted, and used uniforms available for purchase!



    If you still have gently used, clean used uniform tops and bottoms you would like to donate, please take them directly to Back on the Rack. As a reminder, ALL vintage and current logos can be used again next year as long as the uniforms are in good shape. (Please put any uniform tops or bottoms with rips and tears in the Red Apple Recycling bin at DLS East between September 4 and October 4
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    We offered the uniforms for sale at Registration, but they will NOT be available at the Meet-and-Greet nights as previously planned. To purchase used uniforms year-round, visit parent-owned Back on the Rack. 100% of your sale goes to DLS. (Note: not all sizes and colors will be available – inventory depends on parent donations.)

    As a reminder, for 2017-2018, K-5 will wear blue shirts of any logo, 5th graders may wear white shirts for this one year only (next year 5th grade will just be blue), and 6-8 middle schoolers can wear either burgundy/red or white shirts. [ view full uniform policy here ]
     
     New uniforms can be purchased through Impact We PrintDennis Uniforms, and Educational Outfitters.
     
    Spirit Wear shirts can be worn instead of a uniform shirt every Friday – these are sold by the PTA at school events (look for them at Registration in July) or at Back on the Rack year-round.

    Please email president@dlspta.org with any questions.


    Upcoming Restaurant Nights

     
    Stay tuned for possible late June or July restaurant nights, but in the meantime, please add these two to your calendars to support our school!
     
    August

    5135 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
    Thursday, August 24, 2017
    12:00pm-10:00 pm
     
    Celebrate the start of school and visit this family-owned ice cream shop with seasonal flavors, nostalgic styling, and patio seating. 15% of your purchase will be donated to DLS!
     
     September
    Park Hill location, 5325 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80220
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
     
    This DLS-family-owned restaurant is a casual counter-serve spot dishing up classic English eats in a festive setting with soccer on TV. 20% of your purchase will be donated to DLS!



    Back on the Rack


    Back on the Rack is a children’s consignment store / boutique with high-quality clothing and toys.

    DLS Corner

    Back on the Rack carries DLS used uniforms, new and used Spirit Wear, water bottles, and magnets year-round. When your kid suddenly grows an inch or two, you can still purchase used uniforms!


    Milk Caps for Mooola Fundraiser


     

    MILK CAPS for MOOOLA is a program sponsored by Longmont Dairy that helps students earn money for their school and students. Longmont Dairy milk caps are worth 5¢ each and are redeemable for cash.  We have boxes for collection at both campuses.  Please bring in your caps!

    Support the Staff Gift Fund!

    Show your appreciation for those who dedicate themselves to your child’s future! Please contribute to the Staff Gift Fund. We ask each family donate $50 per student to the fund, but welcome contributions of any size. We give gifts to staff at Chinese New Year, for the winter holidays, Fiesta Hispanica, and at the end of the year.
     
    Please either submit your donation online or send a check made out to DLS PTA to school in your child’s Friday Folder. Please note on your check that the money is for the Gift Fund.

     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

    Back on the Rack logo

     


    Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

    Kumon Lowry

    Neighborhood Music Stapleton

    http://shiftworkspaces.com/

    SpeedPro Imaging

    Three Week Kitchens


    Gold - $1,500

    Maybe your business?

    Silver - $750

    Backyard Soda Company

    Interested in becoming a DLS sponsor?


    Please Save Your Box Tops for Education

    Each pink box top, found on many products, is worth 10 cents when clipped and turned into the school. It adds up quickly; last year, Judit Varga coordinated the school’s efforts and raised $1,200. The goal is to earn $1,400 this year. Students can deposit box tops in collection boxes in their classrooms. 

    There will be three competitions to collect the most box tops this year, each with surprise rewards, so start saving them now! Learn more about the program and participating products at BTFE.com. Have any questions? Contact DLS West co-coordinator Tiffany Briseno or school coordinator Judit Varga via email jvarga23@yahoo.com.

    Support DLS With Your Shopping

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

    • Buy grocery store cards from the PTA for King Soopers or Safeway from the front office at either campus. They will be also available at PTA events. Load your card before you make your purchase and use your card at checkout – 5% will go to DLS! These cards never expire and have no fees. 


    • Visit http://smile.amazon.com and select Denver Language School as your charity to shop through Amazon.com - 0.5% will go to DLS!
                     
    • 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 treasurer@dlspta.org.


    Bounce Stapleton – Gymnastics Lessons

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