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 Final Candidates – Share Your Feedback!

FPW Families, We are excited to inform you that we have reached the final stage in our search for a new principal. After a thorough selection process, we have narrowed it down to two outstanding candidates. To help you get to know them better,… Continue Reading

Principal Hiring Community Event and Survey

June 13, 2024Dear Florida Pitt Waller ECE-8 School Community,Thank you for your continued partnership in the Florida Pitt Waller ECE-8 principal selection process. After completing a nationwide search and a rigorous interview process with our Collaborative Panel and our Collaborative School Committee (CSC),… Continue Reading

Did You Miss Out on Our Yearbook Sale?

FPW Families, Did you miss out on our Yearbook Sale? No worries! You can still purchase one for your student online. Click this link to order now and have it shipped to your home!… Continue Reading

Principal Hiring Process and Timeline

May 28, 2024Dear Florida Pitt Waller ECE-8 Community,We deeply value our DPS community partnership and are committed to engaging our communities in meaningful and collaborative ways. The purpose of this letter is to provide an update on the principal selection process at Florida Pitt Waller.Ms…. Continue Reading

Letter from the Principal

Dear Florida Pitt Waller (FPW) Community, As you know, FPW is an incredible school community within Denver Public Schools (DPS). We have highly talented students, deeply engaged parents, innovative teachers, and thoughtful staff.  It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I will be taking a leadership sabbatical next year and starting a new chapter in educational leadership…. Continue Reading

 Concessions at Field Day – Friday, May 24 (Bring Cash!)

FPW Families, Field Day is this Friday, May 24! We are excited to announce that we will be selling snacks at the concession stands. To provide students with an enjoyable experience, a selection of tasty treats will be available for purchase. We kindly ask that you send your children with some cash if they wish to buy snacks during Field Day…. Continue Reading

Yearbook Sales

FPW Families, Did you get a yearbook yet? If not, stop by the office OR find one of of the yearbook tables to purchase one for $20. We are only accepting cash currently. For those who already pre-ordered a yearbook, your student’s yearbook will be delivered to them during school hours on Wednesday,… Continue Reading

Pastries with Parents – TOMORROW @ 7:45 a.m.

You are invited to join us for Pastries with Parents on Friday, May 17 at 7:45-8:20 a.m.!… Continue Reading

NEW SHOW TIMES!

Come on out to our 5th Annual Spring Musical, Matilda Jr.! We will have performances on May 16-18! Here are our showing dates: Thursday, May 16 @ 6 p.m.Friday, May 17 @ 6 p.m.Saturday, May 18 @ 11 a.m.Saturday, May 18 @ 3:30 p.m…. Continue Reading

Day Without Hate Spirit Week – May 6-10

This week (May 6-10) is our Day Without Hate Spirit Week. Take a look at our themed days: Monday 5/6: Summer Vacation AttireTuesday 5/7: Pajama DayWednesday 5/8: Famous Pairs DayThursday 5/9: Throwback DayFriday 5/10: Black Out Day… Continue Reading

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration – Wednesday, May 15 @ 2 p.m.

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Join us for our AAPI Celebration at the FPW Playground on Wednesday, May 15 @ 2 p.m.!… Continue Reading

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Friday, May 3 @ 5 p.m.

FPW Families, You are invited to our Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Friday, May 3 at 5-6:30 p.m.!… Continue Reading

POSTPONED! – Matilda Jr. Musical

Due to recent circumstances, we have decided to postpone our upcoming musical, Matilda Jr. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. Updates will follow regarding the new date. Warm regards, Florida Pitt Waller ECE-8… Continue Reading

Order a Yearbook Now!

FPW Families! Capture the memories, celebrate the moments! 📸 Order your yearbook now! 🎓📕 Please scan the QR code in the following image OR visit this link here…. Continue Reading

5th Annual Spring Musical – Matilda Jr.!

Come to our 5th Annual Spring Musical, Matilda Jr.! We will have performances on April 25-27! Here are our showing dates: Thursday, April 25 @ 6 p.m.Friday, April 26 @ 6 p.m.Saturday, April 27 @ 11 a.m.Saturday, April 27 @ 3:30 p.m…. Continue Reading

Waller Basketball Camp

Waller Basketball Camp 5th, 6th, 7th Boys and Girls Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4:30 Starts April 16 to May 16 Cost is $25.00 You cannot participate until you bring your money. Talk to Coach F. if you have any questions… Continue Reading

SchoolChoice Round 2 is Now Open!

Did you miss SchoolChoice Round 1? SchoolChoice Round 2 is now open! Visit this link to apply! This is required for families with students in transitioning grades (Early Childhood Education (ECE), 5th grade and 8th grade). For more information,… Continue Reading

Vaccine Circus – Wednesday, April 3 @ 3:30 p.m.

FPW Families, Join us for our Vaccination Circus on Wednesday, April 3 @ 3:30-6:30 p.m.! We will have community partners here to provide information on resources and free vaccines! Stay with us to watch the circus and enjoy some treats!… Continue Reading

Spring Break – March 25-April 1

FPW Families, Spring Break is next week from March 25 – April 1. Happy Spring Break! Students’ first day back from break is Tuesday, April 2.Continue Reading

Important Reminders: School Campus Safety

FPW families, We welcome parents into our building and in order to ensure everyone’s safety, we have procedures in place in order to follow. We have had some challenges lately, but we are being proactive about making adjustments, supporting coverage for key areas,… Continue Reading

CSC Meeting – TOMORROW (3/18) @ 5:30 p.m.

FPW Families, You are invited to join us for our CSC Meeting tomorrow, March 19 from 5-5:30 p.m. This meeting will meet in the Foyer/In front of the Front Office. We will discuss updates for the 2024-2025 school year…. Continue Reading

NO SCHOOL – SNOW DAY- THURS & FRI,MARCH 14 and 15

Dear DPS Families,  All DPS schools and administrative offices are closed on Thursday and Friday, March 14 & 15, due to severe weather. This includes the Emily Griffith Technical College. All school-related events and activities, including all Discovery Link and ELCS Enrichment programs,… Continue Reading

Spring Book Fair – March 11-15 @ 3:30-5 p.m.

Florida Pitt Waller ECE-8 will be hosting a Spring Book Fair! The Book Fair will take place March 11-15 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the school’s Community Room. Please help our school meet our goal and inspire a love of reading in our students…. Continue Reading

JA Spring Sports Registration

Are you interested in playing a sport this year? Junior Academy Spring Sports registration is open now to Friday, Mar. 15. Practice/tryouts – week of March 18 (may begin after coach attends coach meeting). Please click on the sport you are interested in below to register…. Continue Reading

Pre-Order a Yearbook Now!

FPW Families! Get ahead of the game and pre-order your yearbook now! Please scan the QR code in the following image OR visit this link here…. Continue Reading

CSC Meetings – TODAY (2/7) and Monday (2/12) @ 3:40 p.m.

FPW Families, You are invited to join us for our CSC Meeting. We will be hosting two meetings. Our first meeting is tomorrow, Feb. 7 from 3:40-4:40 p.m. Our second meeting is Monday, Feb. 12 from 3:40-4:40 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Community Room. We will discuss updates for our 2024-2025 budget…. Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 2/5/2024

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Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK! – 2/5 – 2/9

Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK! Dress up to school to show your school spirit. Here are the themed days: Monday 2/5 – Class Color Day– ECE-2nd: Green– 3rd-5th: Black– 6th-8th: RedTuesday 2/6 – Crown Celebration– Wear your best hairstyle!Wednesday 2/7 – Famous Black CelebrityThursday 2/8 – Black Out Day–… Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 1/29/2024

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JA Early Spring Sports Registration

Are you interested in playing a sport this year? Junior Academy Early Spring Sports registration is open now to Friday, Feb. 2. Tryout date is to be determined. Please click on the sport you are interested in below to register. Here are the Early Spring Sports: Boys VolleyballGirls Flag Football6th grade boys &Continue Reading

Black Family Alliance (BFA) Meeting – Thursday, Jan. 18 @ 5 p.m.

Black Family Alliance (BFA) MeetingThursday, Jan. 18 @ 5-6 p.m.Library Topics of Discussion: Black History Month and parent participationParent Reading during BHM (black history month)Parents interested in our Career day during (BHM)Other ideas/concerns parents may have… Continue Reading

Matilda Jr. Auditions – CALLING ALL 3RD-8TH GRADERS!

CALLING ALL 3RD-8TH GRADERS! Are you interested in being in the school musical? We are hosting auditions in 2 weeks! Here is what you need to do to get involved: Attend the Parent Information Meeting (Tuesday, Jan. 9)Sign up for an audition time and grab an audition packet outside of Mr…. Continue Reading

Girls and Boys Basketball Practice

Girls Basketball Practice – Tuesday, Dec. 12 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m. Boys Basketball Practice – Wednesday, Dec. 13 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m. All practices will resume returning from break. We will provide an updated practice schedule then…. Continue Reading

First Black Family Alliance (BFA) Meeting of the School Year! – Monday, Dec. 11 @ 5-6 p.m

First Black Family Alliance (BFA) MeetingMonday, Dec. 11 @ 5-6 p.m.Community Room We would like to welcome you to our first meeting of the school year. We are welcoming all of our Black/African American parents to join our BFA committee to discuss and answer any questions you may have,… Continue Reading

Winter Fest – Thursday, Dec. 14 @ 5 p.m.

FPW Families, Come out to Specials Winter Fest on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 5-6:15 p.m.! There will be Performances, Crafts, and Academic Celebrations! … Continue Reading

Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK! – 12/4 – 12/8

Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK! Dress up to school to show your school spirit. Here are the themed days: Monday 12/4 – School Spirit DayTuesday 12/5 – Staff Dress Like Students, Students Dress Like StaffWednesday 12/6 – Hat/Jersey DayThursday 12/7 – Twin DayFriday 12/8 – FPW PJ Day… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Luncheon – Thursday, Nov. 16

FPW Families, Please join us during your student’s lunch period on Thursday, Nov. 16 for our Thanksgiving Luncheon! Adults: $7Students/Kids: $5 Anybody and everybody is welcome to volunteer to help serve or clean tables!… Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 11/13/2023

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Joint Effort Basketbal Clinic for Middle School Boys and Girls

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023 | DENVER EAST HIGH SCHOOL | 9:00AM – 3:00PMJOINT EFFORT BASKETBALL CLINIC FOR DPS MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS CLINIC TIME: 9:00AM – 11:30AM (must bring your own ball) FREE to all DPS Middle School Students (6th-8th grade) Click this link to register…. Continue Reading

JA Boys and Girls Basketball Registration

Are you interested in playing basketball this year? Junior Academy basketball registration is open now to Friday, Dec. 1. Tryout date is to be determined. Games will start after Winter Break. Please click here to register…. Continue Reading

JA One Act Festival Dessert Theatre – Wednesday, Nov. 15 @ 5:30 p.m.

JA (Junior Academy) Drama Club invites you to join us for our One Act Festival Dessert Theatre on Wednesday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cafetorium. Tickets are $5 at the door! Dessert is served between shows…. Continue Reading

Multicultural Night – Friday, Nov. 10 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Multicultural Night is this Friday, November 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.! Come join us for amazing food from all over the world, entertainment, fashion shows and much more. Families are invited to dress up in their cultural attire. Tickets sold at the door…. Continue Reading

Veterans Day Celebration – Friday, Nov. 10 @ 8-9 a.m.

On Friday, November 10 at 8-9 a.m. in the Community Room, we are inviting parents and family members who are veterans or actively providing service to join us for coffee and donuts! Thank you for your service!… Continue Reading

Picture Retake Day – 11/10

FPW Families, Picture Retake Day is this Friday, November 10. Van Gogh School Photographers will be taking individual retake photos for those children who were not present on picture day or whose photos did not meet your standards. To prepay for pictures go to:www.orders.vangoghco.com/prepay Enter your school code: 30049701This option will not be available after picture day…. Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 11/6/2023

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Book Fair – 10/30-11/3 @ 3:30-5 p.m.

Starting today after school, we will be hosting our Book Fair in the Community Room at 3:30-5 p.m.! We will have our Book Fair until Friday, November 3, so be sure to make time to grab some books!… Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 10/30/2023

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Trunk-or-Treat & Haunted House Event – 10/27/2023

This is a reminder that this Friday, October 27 at 5-7 p.m., we will be hosting our annual Trunk-or-Treat/Haunted House Event! Join us for tricks, treats and fun! Parents, we are still accepting candy donations or volunteers to host a Trunk-or-Treat spot! If able, please send your student to school with a bag of candy to turn in to their teacher…. Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 10/23/2023

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Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK! – 10/23 – 10/27

FPW Families, Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK! Dress up to school to show your school spirit. Here are the themed days: Monday 10/23 – Mix Match DayTuesday 10/24 – Twin DayWednesday 10/25 – PJ DayThursday 10/26 – Heritage DayFriday 10/27 –… Continue Reading

Junior Academy: Homecoming Dance – Friday, October 20 @ 5-7 p.m.

Junior Academy students and families, This Friday (October 20) is our annual Homecoming Dance at 5-7 p.m.! The theme is Ballgowns, Tux & Sneakers.  Single Ticket: $3Couple’s Ticket: $5 Don’t forget that you can vote all week during lunch and at the dance for $1 per vote! If you would like to be nominated for Royalty,… Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 10/17/2023

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10/12-10/16 – NO SCHOOL – Fall Break

There will be NO SCHOOL from Thursday, October 12 to Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. Enjoy the long weekend!… Continue Reading

Hispanic Heritage Month Gallery Walk

Tomorrow, students will be able to explore and enjoy a Hispanic Heritage Month Gallery Walk during school hours!… Continue Reading

Parent Teacher Conferences – 10/10 and 10/11

Parent Teacher Conferences are this week on Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11! K-5th Grade Conferences are to be scheduled with students’ teachers. Junior Academy (JA) Conferences will be held in the Library from 3:45–6:45 p.m…. Continue Reading

2024 Washington DC Trip – MANDATORY MEETING

Hello 8th Grade Families, There is a MANDATORY MEETING on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. for all students who plan to go on the 2024 Washington DC Trip. The meeting will be held in room 205. Parent/Guardian attendance is required…. Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 10/2/2023

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MySchoolBucks – Online Payment

Dear Families, We’re excited to share that you now have the option to make student payments online. And, with MySchoolBucks and a Parent Portal account, it’s easier than ever to pay for meals, ECE tuition and field trips, lab or athletic costs…. Continue Reading

Junior Academy: Volleyball and Flag Football Tryouts

Junior Academy students and Families, Volleyball and Flag Football Tryouts are coming up! Flag Football Tryouts will be held on Monday 10/2 and Wednesday 10/4 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Volleyball Tryouts will be held on Wednesday 10/4 and Thursday 10/5 at 3:30-4:30 p.m…. Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 9/25/2023

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Back to School Night – Thursday, September 21 @ 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us for Back to School Night from 4:30-6:30 p.m.! Meet the teacher and get some information about the school year!… Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 9/18/2023

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Registration Deadline (9/30) for Girls Volleyball and Flag Football

Registration Deadline is September 30 for Girls Volleyball and Flag Football. Register now before it’s too late! Fill out this form to register! For any questions or concerns, please email Athletic Director Emily Dirks at ejacobs@dpsk12.net…. Continue Reading

Friday 9/15 – Picture Day

Don’t forget that this Friday (9/15) is Picture Day! Students can dress in their best! All students will take a photo regardless if they pay for pictures or not. No checks accepted. Please use one of the below payment methods. Prepay online at … Continue Reading

FPW SchoolStore Fundraiser

Hello Parents, Today, your child is bringing home a Parent Information Envelope letting you know about a safe and easy way for our school to raise funds for essential tools our students and teachers need to succeed. The SchoolStore fundraiser is 100% online so there is NO face-to-face selling,… Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 9/11/2023

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COMING SOON! The FPW SchoolStore Program

Hello Parents, Be on the lookout for a colorful Parent Information Envelope coming home soon! You will find important information about a safe and easy way your family can help our school get the essential tools our students and teachers need to succeed. … Continue Reading

9/4 – NO SCHOOL – Labor Day

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!… Continue Reading

Waller Weekly Announcements – 8/28/2023

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Free School Meals Form

Did you know students will have access to free school meals? Please fill out the “You Benefit! form” to make sure our school receives funding for these meals! Please click here to learn more about free meals…. Continue Reading

Early-Release Heat Day

August 18, 2023 Dear FPW Families, During the late summer, Denver can occasionally experience extreme heat. There are 34 schools within DPS that have partial or no air conditioning and may experience increased temperatures within the building.  We understand that heat days come with short notice and are an inconvenience for many of our families,… Continue Reading

Register for Early Fall Sports

Register for Early Fall sports now! Early Fall Sports include Cross Country, Boys Soccer and Girls Softball. Visit this link to register…. Continue Reading

Uniform Reminder

FPW Parents/Guardians: This is a friendly reminder that all middle school Junior Academy(JA) students must be in uniform with a school logo present at all times on campus. Uniform sales will take place on campus on August 10th and 16th, 2023 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m…. Continue Reading

Success Express – Far Northeast Shuttle Schedule

The Far Northeast Success Express Shuttle Schedule has been updated! The following shuttle lines are the best ones to get your student to and from Florida Pitt-Waller ECE-9 School on time. AM SCHEDULE (school starts at 8:20 A.M.) – YELLOW LINE 9 … Continue Reading

FPW Crossing Guard – Now Hiring!

Florida Pitt Waller School is seeking a dedicated and responsible Crossing Guard to ensure the safe crossing of school children on the streets. The primary duty of this position is to assist students in safely navigating road crossings, promoting pedestrian safety,… Continue Reading

2023-2024 School Supply List

2023-2024 School Supply List (click here) Welcome Back! Please click the link above for the school supply list. All grades are listed, just scroll down to find your student’s grade level. Thank you and we look forward to seeing your student on the first day back,… Continue Reading

Registration for 2023-2024 School Year

Online registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open. This is the annual process of providing and updating student and family information on file, including emergency contacts, health information, and more. To register online, sign in to Parent Portal, click “See All Apps,”… Continue Reading

Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado – SCHOOL CHOICE INFO

UPK-Letter-to-Families-ENGLISHDownload UPK-Letter-to-Families-SPANISH-1Download Dear Parent / Guardian, DPS is partnering with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood (“CDEC”) to continue expanding its Early Childhood Education program to more students and families. Preschool,… Continue Reading

Save Money on School Fees and Lunches!

FPW would like ALL families to complete the Meal Benefits Application to qualify to receive for reduced fees and free or reduced lunches. It benefits our school and provides us extra resources if we can identify more qualifying students. Please complete your application here. Continue Reading

Uniform Info

Get your uniforms today! Order online…. Continue Reading

Pay ONLINE for school meals and field trips!

New on Parent Portal: Make Student Payments Online Families now have the option to make student payments online, thanks to a DPS partnership with MySchoolBucks. And, with a Parent Portal account, paying for meals, ECE tuition and student fees – like field trips,… Continue Reading

MyTech Device and Network Resources Agreement

Parent/caregiver and student will be personally responsible for any accidental or intentional damage to or loss of the device, network resource and/or related accessories while in the student’s care – on or off of school property. Damage or loss fees will be invoiced to student MySchoolBucks account based on a fee structure…. Continue Reading

Transportation Info/Update

To help improve our customer service at Transportation, we’ve hired more phone representatives for the new Customer Service Call Center. Representatives will be able to either answer any questions about transportation or direct the caller to someone who can help. Need to reach us quickly?… Continue Reading
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