Dear Sixth Avenue Families:
My name is Danielle Neff and I am the Family Liaison at Sixth Avenue Elementary. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your student to our school. I strive to sustain a welcoming environment where families feel safe and confident to express their needs with school staff; my goal is to help support the learning environment and to communicate to families what is happening at our school.
I work together with parents, teachers, and administrators to support students and their families in setting goals, planning strategies, and arranging resources that will help students to be successful in school and at home. As the school Family Liaison, I offer the following services to Sixth Avenue families:
Welcoming families to Sixth Avenue Elementary and try to make them feel at home.
Build a sense of community among students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
Advocate for Sixth Avenue Families to ensure that their needs are met.
Coordinate parenting classes, parent coffees, PTO meetings, and SAAC meetings.
Outreach to Sixth Avenue families through home visits and phone calls.
Schedule interpretation services for all families.
Provide community resources for families and their students including resources for clothing, food, shelter, school supplies, and resources for low or no-cost doctor visits.
Scheduled meeting times available for parents to meet with teachers and discuss their children’s academic concerns.
Parents are partners in a child’s education. I believe parent involvement in school activities has a significant impact on student achievement. You as parents are an integral part of the success of Sixth Avenue School. There are many opportunities to get involved; become a volunteer, join the PTO board, join the school advisory committee (SAAC), or volunteer your time to support a teacher in the classroom. Your input as parents will help to continuously improve our school. Together we can make a difference!
If you have any questions or would like to meet with me, please feel free to contact me.
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant women. CHPChild Health Plan Plus www.CHPplus.org, 600 17 th Street, suite 710 (1-800-359-1991)
Juvenile Assessment Center: Helps with issues such as anger management, health, and medical services, family services and many more. www.jac18.org 720-874-3381
The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance: 303-982-1144
Denver Human Services (eviction assistance): 720. 944. 2170
Salvation Army Family Services: 303. 295. 3366
Samaritan House: Homeless Shelter & Catholic Charities 303-294-0241
Aurora Interchurch: Clothing Assistance & Food Distribution Center, 303-360-0260
Denver Rescue Mission: Helping people who are experiencing homelessness, 303 313 2443
Volunteers of America: 303 295 2165
Epworth Church: 303 296 6287
Food Bank of the Rockies www.foodbankrockies.org
Salvation Army Holiday Assistance 303-861-483
*More Family Resources are available; please contact Danielle Neff at 303 366 6019, ext 24030