Sydney, Trained Therapy Dog, Visits Denver

posted Dec 21, 2017, 9:58 AM by Karen Long   [ updated Dec 21, 2017, 10:18 AM ]

We are so excited to welcome Sydney, a trained therapy dog, and her trainer/owner, Kim Hildebrandt to Denver Place! Sydney and Kim will be volunteering at Denver Place and East End, starting in January. Students at Denver Place can expect to see Sydney in the hallways, office, lobby, and maybe even their classrooms on Monday mornings.  

There’s lots of research that shows that there are multiple benefits to having trained therapy dogs work with elementary students. Some of the benefits include -

  1. Reduce stress for students who find school stressful.

  2. Improve social interactions between students and their peers and teachers.

  3. Assist students from becoming emotionally stuck when they feel overwhelmed or disappointed by something in the school environment.

These are just some of the benefits. We realize that some students might be allergic to dogs or might even have a fear of dogs. Please let your child’s teacher know if you believe that your child will be adversely affected by interaction with Sydney while she is visiting Denver Place. If your child has a fear of dogs that you would like Sydney to assist with, please let us know and we can have Sydney help with that.

Please make Sydney feel welcome as she starts her important work at Denver Place with students and staff! Here are some links to articles about therapy dogs in other schools across the country -

Important Dates in January

posted Dec 19, 2017, 8:54 AM by Karen Long

2nd Quarter Success Assemblies

posted Dec 19, 2017, 8:53 AM by Karen Long   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 8:55 AM ]

January Principal's Newsletter

posted Dec 19, 2017, 8:51 AM by Karen Long

January Principal's Newsletter

2nd Quarter Success Assemblies

posted Nov 27, 2017, 3:15 AM by Karen Long   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 1:11 PM by Jennifer Swindler ]

Important Dates for Your Calendar!

posted Nov 27, 2017, 3:14 AM by Karen Long   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 3:20 AM ]

Making the World a Safer and Happier Place to Live

posted Nov 26, 2017, 6:52 PM by Karen Long

Denver Place students and staff honored local veterans with a flag full of ideas of how we can all make America and everywhere in the world a safer and happier place to live. 

Make It Take It Math Night

posted Oct 26, 2017, 6:35 PM by Karen Long

School Climate Survey

posted Oct 26, 2017, 6:33 PM by Karen Long   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 6:34 PM ]

Click on this link to take a school climate survey. We want to know what your experiences have been so far this year at Denver Place. Taking this survey will help us make your future experiences even better! Thank you!

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