Barney Ford Elementary

Weekly Update: February 29, 2024

02/29/24, 5:31 PM

Dear Families, 


Happy Leap Day! We are wrapping up February and looking forward to March. Please join us for First Friday Coffee and Conversation tomorrow morning. Our school psychologist, Lindsey Kline will share information about bully and suicide prevention. We’ll meet in the library from 8:00-8:45.

Food at School

Breakfast is served daily from 7:45-8:00 a.m.  Late arrivals may eat breakfast in the cafe from 8:00-8:05 a.m.  Instruction starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. and all students should be done with breakfast ready to learn by 8:00 a.m.  Barney Ford serves a snack several days a week.  Students are not permitted to bring snacks from home for snack time as the school is required to serve fruits and vegetables.  If your child has a fruit or veggie allergy, please notify the front office. Lunch is free to all students.  Students may bring a healthy lunch from home or eat the school-provided lunch.  Students are not permitted to bring candy, soda or large bags of chips to eat during lunch nor are they permitted to share food items throughout the day.  Staff are unable to provide snacks to students other than the school-provided snacks, so please encourage your child to arrive on time and eat the school-provided meals to avoid feeling hungry throughout the day.

Home Visits

Spring Parent Teacher Home Visit (PTHV) Week is coming up March 4-10! PTHVs are a great way to build relationships and trust between educators, students and families. Please reach out to your teacher if you’d like to arrange a visit. Visits can be at your house, a park, or other common space. It’s a great way for families and teachers to get to know each other better.

Sign up for Free Summer Connections

Summer Connections is a free, five-week academic program that is open to all rising first through fifth-grade Barney Ford Students from June 17-July 19 (no classes will take place June 19 or July 4-5). This full-day program focuses on preparing elementary students for future success.


Registration for Summer Connections is now open and spaces are limited! Sign up here.  For more information, call 720-423-3629 or email

March 12: Social Media Safety Training for Families

Join FACE University for a Social Media Safety training for families on March 12 from 5-6 p.m. This session will provide resources and tips for families on the dangers of social media and how to help their students stay safe and smart online.

Use this session to gain valuable information and collaborate with other families on technology safety solutions. After this session, we will launch an interactive training for DPS families to earn a social media safety certificate. Learn more and RSVP.


Attendance Update

Our attendance rate trended upwards to  91.5% last week.  2nd grade had the best attendance at 94%. Help us reach our goal of 95% as we head into March. Please be sure your child is at school every day that they are healthy. 


Upcoming Events

Mar 1: 

  • Coffee and Conversation
  • ECE field trip to Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Mar 5: 1st Grade field trip to Children’s Museum

Mar 8: 

  • Kindergarten field trip to Butterfy Pavilion
  • 2nd grade field trip to Art Museum
  • 3rd grade field trip to Denver Zoo
  • March 25 - April 1: No School Spring Break

View the full March calendar here.
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