News from the Nest — November 18, 2022

Posted November 18, 2022

Vol. 7, No. 13

NO SCHOOL: Monday, 11/21 to Friday, 11/25!

Just a reminder that we have NO SCHOOL next week (November 21 to November 25) for our fall break. We will see you again on Monday, November 28!

PTA December Meetings

Please mark your calendars now so you can join our PTA for their two December meetings! 

  • PTA Planning Meeting: Tuesday, November 29, 7:00pm online on Zoom; attendees will be discussing next steps for the PTA! If you can’t attend but have thoughts or suggestions, share them with
  • PTA General Meeting: Thursday, December 1, 7:30am in our library; join our PTA right after morning drop-off to hear about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Coffee will be provided — please bring your own cup, if possible! All visitors must enter through our front doors and check in with our main office. 

Registration for Winter After-School Enrichments!

We are excited to announce that our winter session of enrichment classes will begin in January 2023! Registration for the Winter Enrichment Session runs from 6:00am on Monday, November 21 to 10:00pm on Thursday, December 8. To see registration instructions and review our winter enrichment catalog, please visit the enrichment page on our website.

For assistance with the enrichment registration process, please email

In Other News!

  • Save-the-Date for our Fall Book Fair! The book fair will be open after school in our library from Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 9. The fair is the perfect place to purchase holiday gifts and teacher wish-list books, and every purchase benefits our school! Check out our digital fair catalog here.

    We’re looking for book fair volunteers! Volunteer for at least one shift at our fair and choose a book of your own to keep for FREE! Sign up to volunteer here.

  • If you or someone you know needs help paying their energy bill, DPS can help! Energy Outreach Colorado is partnering with DPS to offer families up to $2,000 towards past due utility payments! For more information and to see if you qualify, click here.

Upcoming School Events

Click here to view the McKinley-Thatcher school calendar.

  • Mon., 11/21 to Fri., 11/25NO SCHOOL: Fall Break
  • Mon., 11/21 to Thurs., 12/8 REGISTRATION WINDOW: Winter Enrichment Session
  • Mon., 11/28 – Creative Dance: Hip Hop enrichment extended session, 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Tues., 11/29 – Monthly PTA Planning Meeting, 7:00pm on Zoom (link will be posted on ClassDojo!)
  • Thurs., 12/1 – Make-Up Day: CogAT & NNAT testing
  • Thurs., 12/1 – Monthly PTA General Meeting, 7:30am (right after drop-off) in our library
  • Fri., 12/2 – Free Book Friday, 2:30pm-2:45pm on our playground 

Upcoming DPS & Community Events

  •  None at this time!