News from the Nest — November 17, 2023

Posted November 17, 2023

NO SCHOOL from Monday, 11/20 to Friday, 11/24!

We have NO SCHOOL from Monday, 11/20 to Friday, 11/24 for our fall break. School resumes on Monday, 11/27!

2nd Annual Glow Dance Party @ 5:30pm!

Just a reminder that our PTA’s second annual Glow Dance Party is TONIGHT (Friday, November 17) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in our cafeteria

Admission to the dance is FREE! We will have chips, hot dogs, veggie dogs, drinks, a bake sale, glow accessories, face paint, and other fun available for sale by purchasing raffle tickets at the door. See you there!

Mark Your Calendar:
PTA Fall Book Fair Is 11/27 to 12/1!

Our Fall Book Fair is running from Monday, November 27 to Friday, December 1 after school! To help keep our building secure, fair visitors may not enter or exit the fair through our building or main doors. Instead, please plan to access the fair through our alleyway doors — simply follow the book fair signs in the alley!  

Fair Schedule

  • Monday, November 27 – 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 28 – 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 29 – 2:30pm-6:00pm
  • Thursday, November 30 – 2:30pm-6:00pm
  • Friday, December 1 – 2:30pm-4:00pm

See our fair catalog, online fair shopping, and volunteer signup, visit our website here!

Other School News

  • None at this time! 

Community News & Resources

  • We all need internet access! The federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program offers families up to a $30/month discount on your internet (up to $75/month if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands) and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer! Visit to see if your household qualifies!

  • Check out the upcoming camps offered by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club!

  • Upcoming DPS Discount Days include:
  • You’re invited! Located at the University of Denver, join us for Gymnastics Playgroup on November 26, December 10 and January 21. Playgroup is offered to kiddos that are walking through age 12, $20/class. Space is limited. Learn more and register today at!

Upcoming School Events

Click here to view the McKinley-Thatcher school calendar.

  • Fri., 11/17 PTA Glow Dance Party, 5:30pm
  • Mon., 11/20 Fri., 11/24 NO SCHOOL: Fall Break 
  • Mon., 11/20 Sunday, 11/26 Online Book Fair open!
  • Mon., 11/27 SCHOOL RESUMES!
  • Mon., 11/27 Fri., 12/1In-Person Book Fair open after school!
  • Wed., 9/29 – 3rd Grade Field Trip: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Thurs., 9/30 – Kindergarten NNAT Make-Up Testing
  • Thurs., 12/7 – December PTA Meeting, 7:30am in our library

Upcoming DPS & Community Events

  • None at this time!