The Padilla Post 12/5/2022

December 5, 2022

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

A Message from Principal Purfurst

On Nov. 8, 2022, 27J Schools voters made a historic investment in education through the passage of 5B, the district’s mill levy override request.

This money means additional funding for school safety, teacher and support staff compensation and STEM and Career and Technical Education learning opportunities.

27J Schools is committed to transparency and accountability every step of the way as we invest this money in our students and staff.

Parents and community members are needed to serve on a new community mill levy oversight committee that will begin its work in 2023. This group of individuals will serve as “the eyes and ears” of all 27J voters to ensure that this money is spent in alignment with voter-approved ballot language.

Visit to apply to become a member of this committee.

An Update from Dean Hawkins

Safety Information:

There are no additional drills scheduled for this week. As always, please let us know if you would like to participate or observe any of our emergency drills we practice here at Padilla!

Guardians on Guard:

Through our community survey, we are aware of the desire for our community to be involved more in an everyday setting! With that, we would like to invite all that are interested to help ensure the safety of our students before school, after school or during lunch recess. We are always looking for more adult supervision during these unstructured times in our daily schedule and would welcome anyone that has time to help! If you are interested in volunteering your time at any point during the school day for Guardians on Guard, please reach out to Josh Hawkins at your convenience!

No Parking In the Drop Off Lane During Morning Drop Off or Afterschool Pick Up

As the weather is getting colder, many parents are parking in the drop off lane in order to walk their students into school. Please park in the lot or on the street near the school if you need to walk your student into the building or to the kindergarten playground gates. Thank you for your help as we do our best to ensure a safe drop off and pick up for our students!

A.M. Bus Lane Reminders:

In the morning please use the bus lanes to drop off your students only if the buses are not in the lane at the time of your drop off. We do want you to use this lane as a drop off because of the stress it alleviates in our parking lot especially on colder mornings but please remember that the buses will always have the right away and they need you to stay out of the lane until they are gone. They are pretty consistent about times and seem to depart our school every morning by 7:35ish. Thank you for your help with this!!

Lost and Found:

We have taken all of our lost and found items to a local coat, sweater and jacket drive.

Moving forward, we will continue to remind students everyday to grab their jackets that they take off when they go outside and to also check the lost and found tables n the cafeteria daily.

Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Student Council Candy Grams - December 1st - December 16th
  • Choir Concert - Wednesday, December 7th at 5:00 PM
  • Artic Award Assembly (AM Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade) - Friday, December 16th at 9:00 AM
  • Artic Award Assembly (PM Preschool, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade) - Friday, December 16th at 2:15 PM
  • 3rd Grade Community Event - Wednesday, December 21st
  • Winter Break - December 24th through January 9th
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Artic Award Assemblies

These two assemblies for second quarter award winners will be held on Friday December 16th in the morning (9:00am) for Am Pre-School, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade and in the afternoon (2:15) for PM Preschool, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades. We will inform families the week before as to which students will be receiving awards that day in case any family members would like to join us for the assemblies!

3rd Grade Community Event!

Third grade teachers would like to invite all of their families and community members to their grade level community event on Wednesday, December 21st from 2:00-3:00. Students will be presenting their heritage project to students and teachers and would love to have their families here as well to be a part of these important projects! Flyers will be sent out soon!

Winter Break

Winter Break for all 27J Schools will be from December 24th through January 9th. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 10th.

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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