The Padilla Post 12/6/2021

December 6, 2021

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

A Note from Principal Purfurst

We are down to the last two weeks of school before winter break! Thank you to the families who have kept your child home while they are feeling sick. I know that it can be hard to manage keeping a sick child at home while balancing everything else that life requires of us, but we know that doing so is the best way for us to avoid having to enter mandatory quarantines. Thank you!

An Update from Dean Hawkins

Drills This Week!

This Thursday we will have our December Evacuation Drill. It is tentatively set for Thursday at 9:30. Thank you for ensuring your student wears a coat/jacket to school as our weather has turned. The evacuation drill this week will be chilly and students will have to sit on the turf field for a few minutes as we account for everyone.

We will also have a Shelter Hazmat Drill this week. This drill is set for Wednesday and will not impact our classroom routine at all. During this drill we will shut down the HVAC system for a few minutes, check all exterior doors for leaks and then turn the system back on. This drill is used if there were a hazmat emergency outside of our building. The drill should last for about five minutes.

New Parking Lot Sidewalk!

We have a new sidewalk along the drop off lane in our parking lot (east side of lot)!! This sidewalk will help students that are walking to school from the south as well as those students that ride their bikes to school. This sidewalk also allows students to be dropped off earlier in the drop off lane before school. Students do not have to wait until they are by the crosswalks (where Mr. Purfurst or Mr. Dinkel are stationed) in order to be dropped off. By dropping your student off earlier in the line, the drop off times in the morning will improve and the process will run a bit smoother! Thank you for your help with this!

Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • PTO Meeting - December 7th at 6:00 PM
  • Winter Break - December 18th - January 3rd

PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, December 7th at 6:00 PM in the Learning Commons at Padilla!

Winter Break

Winter Break in 27J Schools is from Saturday, December 18th to Monday, January 3rd! Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 4th.
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Polar Bears of the Week!

Each week, students are selected by staff to recognize for living our CHILL Key of the week. Last week's CHILL Key of the week was Courage! We celebrate our Polar Bears who showed gratitude as we led up to Thanksgiving Break! Our Polar Bears of the Week are:


Ms. Sydney: Arianna Shahid


Ms. Grace: Tyler Russo

Mrs. Hodge: Abigail Strawn

Ms. Medina: Maggie Gage

1st Grade

Mrs. Johnson: Davy Channal

2nd Grade

Mrs. Baez: Leonardo Navarro

Mrs. McGann: Chase Hunter

3rd Grade

Ms. Hunter: JT Bohl

4th Grade

Ms. Harder: Sean Archuleta

Next week's CHILL Key of the week will be 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.