The Padilla Post 12/5/2022
December 5, 2022
Padilla Elementary School
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 bit.ly/millaccountability to apply to become a member of this committee.
An Update from Dean Hawkins
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.
- 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