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March 14, 2020

FREE Educational Resources for your “Extended Spring Break”

While we all plan for the next three weeks (DPS will close for an “Extended Spring Break” Monday, 03/16/20 – Monday, 04/06/20, schools reopening Tuesday, 04/07/20), here is a consolidated list of FREE online educational resources for those of us who have the privilege of reliable high speed data/Internet. DPS FAQs can be accessed at https://www.dpsk12.org/faq-about-the-coronavirus-covid-19-and-dps/. […]

December 3, 2019

Best Practices for Kindergarten School Tours

DPS Round 1 Choice opens 01/15/20 at 8:30am and closes 02/18/20 at 4:00pm, and many families are in the midst of touring schools. Where do you start? Check out a few best practices below and be sure to sign up for the 12/07/19 2:00pm-6:00pm Preparing for Denver Kindergarten class specifically designed for Stapleton parents! Overall […]

September 17, 2019

Denver area parents TO DO List for October – February

For parents of kiddos who will be 5 by 10/01/20, the Round 1 Choice deadline (February, 2020) and Kindergarten itself is rapidly approaching (August, 2020). For some, the recent Back to School posts on social media bring confusion about what to do next. Read below for a quick overview of what you can be doing […]

December 17, 2018

Last Stapleton-Specific Class of the Season Will Address DPS Choice Round 1 Changes

The last Stapleton-Specific Preparing for Denver Kindergarten class of the season is on January 19, 2019, and it will address some big changes to DPS Round 1 Choice this year. The Round 1 Choice window has been moved again – it opens 01/15/19 and closes 02/15/19 at 4:00pm. And, it was just announced that parents […]

About Keely Buchanan

Keely Buchanan is the founder of Preparing for Denver Kindergarten (PFDK), an educational consulting company that helps Colorado parents navigate the search for Public and Private Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School. Keely is a resident of Denver, 80210 and both of her boys currently attend a Denver Public School. She writes regularly about Public and Private School best practices, deadlines, trending data, and inside scoops.

Keely offers monthly DPS and Stapleton Enrollment Zone-specific classes ($125) from October – January and private consultations ($125/hr) for all Colorado School Districts. To learn more, visit PreparingforDenverKindergarten.com, email PreparingforDenverKindergarten@gmail.com or call (303) 638-2894.

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