The Padilla Post 9/5/2022

September 5, 2022

Providing every student with the keys to open the doors of their future.

A Message from Principal Purfurst

Looking for an easy dinner on Tuesday and a way to help give back to Padilla? Then please be sure to eat at or pick up from Chipotle at Prairie Center between 4:00 and 8:00! Make sure to mention that you're with Padilla Elementary and use code 6Y2DQ44.

Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Chipotle PTO Fundraiser - Tuesday, September 6th
  • PTA Meeting - Tuesday, September 6th
  • Rockies National Anthem Performance - Friday, September 9th
  • Padilla After School Choir Starts - Wednesday, September 14th
  • Conferences Window - October 4th through October 21st
  • Picture Day - Tuesday, October 4th
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers PTO Fundraiser - Tuesday, October 4th
  • Scholastic Book Fair - October 11th through October 14th
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Chipotle PTO Fundraiser

Please come help support our PTO and Padilla Elementary School! This fundraiser will take place from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, September 6th at Chipotle at Prairie Center! Be sure to mention that you are with Padilla Elementary School and/or use the code 6Y2DQ44 so that 33% of sales can be donated!

PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, September 6th at 6:00 PM in the library at Padilla!
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Rockies National Anthem Performance

A few 4th and 5th grade Padilla choir students will be performing the National Anthem at the Rockies game on September 9th at 6:40. We would love to have some Padilla fans there to cheer us on! Tickets for all fans are available for purchase online at [anthems]. All tickets are managed digitally through the MLB Ballpark App. For questions on digital tickets, please visit [digital] or call 303-ROCKIES. If you use this link tickets are $18 with $1 from each ticket coming back to the Padilla music program. Please contact Ms. Robinson with any questions. Go Rockies, and of course GO POLAR BEARS!

Padilla Choir is Starting After School on 9/14!

Are you in grades 3-5?

Do you love to sing?

Do you want to get better at singing?

Do you want to make new friends?

Come Join the Padilla Choir! Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday September 14th and will be every Wednesday from 3:40-4:30pm after school. When the bell rings at 3:30 students should go to the music room, and will have 10 minutes to eat a snack, drink water, and use the restroom. Parents/guardians should arrange to pick up choir students at 4:30 at the end of rehearsal.

Please email Ms. Robinson ( to sign-up or just come to our first rehearsal on September 14th.

Questions? Email Ms. Robinson:

Conferences Window

Conferences at Padilla will be held during the window of October 4th through October 21st. Your child's teacher will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect with them regarding your child's progress during this window of days!

Picture Day

Fall pictures at Padilla will be taken on Tuesday, October 4th! More information on ordering will be sent out soon!
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Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers PTO Fundraiser

Please come help support our PTO and Padilla Elementary School! This fundraiser will take place from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 4th at Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers at Prairie Center! Be sure to mention that you are with Padilla Elementary School so that 15% of sales can be donated!

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will occur from Tuesday, October 11th through Friday October 14th! More information on that will come soon!
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Fun Run is Coming!

Padilla Elementary PTO will be hosting our 1st Annual FUN RUN fundraiser!! More details coming soon! We are asking parents to help cover some of the cost of the t-shirt by sending in $5 per student. These t-shirts will be worn and used as a lap counter during the fun run. Please contact PTO at if you feel like this would be a hardship on your family. If you are interested in helping to sponsor a shirt for another child please let us know as well. Please send money with your student by Tuesday September 13th. Thank you!

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is returning to Padilla this school year!

Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00.

Registration is still open!

To Sign Up:

1. Go to

2. Click the “Register Now” button.

3. Find and select your school in the drop down menu.

4. After completing the form, hit “submit”. **You will receive a confirmation email from Pinwheel. Please make sure to check your spam folder in case the email went there. If you do not receive this email, chances are you did not fully complete the registration form.

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Polar Bears of the Week!

Congratulations to this week's Polar Bears of the Week! These students are chosen by their teachers or other staff members for living our Key Values. This week's focus was on Inclusivity!


Ms. Gautier - Phoenix Ramos

Mrs. Hodge - Kennedy Routh

Ms. Medina - Mia Martinez

Mrs. Thompson - Elyza Arnold

1st Grade:

Mrs. Johnson - Bennett Cheatwood

Mrs. Lovekamp - Mackenzie Valentine

Ms. Thao - Lincoln Kielek

Mrs. Mandy - Nora Finley

2nd Grade:

Mrs. Baez - Wyatt Page

Ms. Grace - London Whyte

Mrs. McGann - Presley Perrault

3rd Grade:

Mrs. Brantley - Jazalynn Trujillo

Ms. Hunter - Javi Garcia

Ms. Novotak - Josselyn Vargas

4th Grade:

Ms. Harder - Demetrius Lopez

Ms. Harder - Jackson Baker

Mrs. Holley - Isabella Mondragon

Mrs. Richardson - James Pierce

5th Grade:

Mrs. Atkerson - Kingston Tichota

Next week's Key focus will be on Leadership!

Community Partnerships!

We are incredibly lucky to have partnerships in our community who help support Padilla! Three businesses have programs set up to helps us! Please be sure to check the links below for details about how to support Padilla through these businesses!

King Soopers Community Rewards

King Soopers Community Rewards - Link your rewards card to Padilla and a portion of every purchase will be donated to Padilla!

American Furniture Warehouse Partnership

American Furniture Warehouse Partnership - Mention Padilla Elementary School when shopping at AFW and they will donate 2-4% of the purchase to Padilla!

Longmont Dairy Farm Milk Caps for Mooola

Longmont Dairy Farm Milk Caps for Mooola provides 5 cents to Padilla for every bottle cap that you turn into the school from one of their products. Just drop off your caps in a sealed plastic bag to the main office!

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Check out breakfast and lunch menus below!

Please note that, due to product availability shortages, there may be last minute substitutions to nutrition services menus from time to time.

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