Patriot Week at a Glance

February 15-19

A Note from the Principal:

Dear Patriot Families,

Hope you were able to stay warm this weekend and enjoy some Valentines treats! Thank you to PTO for their Valentine Grams, much appreciated by all!

We look forward to our Student Led Conferences this week, I know the students are very excited to share their goals and all they are learning. If your child has a READ plan (reading intervention support plan), this plan will also be discussed with your family. Just to clarify, all students will be out of the building all week and will resume in person learning on Monday, February 22nd. We will have two temperature checks each day when students return. If your child develops any symptoms over the break, please call the office and ask to speak to our school nurse, Mrs. Porter.

An email went out to all families with the Parent Survey link. Please take time to complete the survey so we can continue to improve our practices with parent feedback. Thank you in advance, your time is much appreciated!

Thank you for your continued support in educating our students. If you need anything, please reach out.


Mrs. Canon, Principal


2/15 President's Day - No School

2/16 Student Led Conferences 4:30-7:00 (VIA ZOOM); no school for students

2/17 Student Led Conferences 7:30-3:30 (VIA ZOOM); no school for students

2/18 Student Led Conferences 7:00-11:00 (VIA ZOOM); no school for students

2/18-2/19 - No school for students

3/8 Kindergarten Round-Up

3/12 Last day of Quarter 3

3/22-3/27 - SPRING BREAK

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Meet our SPECIALS TEAM during Conference week:

ZOOM in to visit with our Specials Teachers - Art, Music, PE, Media, and Literacy!

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A note from our school counselor:

Hi Patriot Families!

This month is Black History Month, and we will be highlighting some prominent figures over the course of the month. This week, classes will have watched an introduction video that explains the history behind the month. Each week we will have an inspirational word associated with a person and an activity or discussion. I encourage you to follow-up with your students and engage in conversations about the words and people they are learning about during Black History Month.

Curiosity-Mae Jemison, Perseverance-MLK, Bravery-Ruby Bridges.

Thank you,

Alicia Klinker, Counselor


Before her 30th birthday, Mae C. Jemison had received two undergraduate degrees and a medical degree, served two years as a Peace Corps medical officer in West Africa, and was selected to join the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's astronaut training program. Her eight-day space flight aboard the space shuttle Endeavour in 1992 established Jemison as the United States' first female African-American space traveler.
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Percy L. Julian is known as the "soybean chemist," for his extraordinary success in developing innovative drugs and industrial chemicals from natural soya products. The firefighting solution he devised, known as “bean soup,” helped save the lives of thousands of sailors and naval airmen during World War II. His discoveries earned him more than 130 chemical patents and many professional awards.

His spirit lives on in dozens of lifesaving discoveries, as well as in the halls of Percy L. Julian Junior High School in Oak Park, Illinois. Julian was quoted as saying, "I have had one goal in my life, that of playing some role in making life a little easier for the persons who come after me."

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Meet our new School Resource Officer!

My name is Josh Renken and I am a Department of the Army Civilian Police Officer (DACP). I am a 9yr Army veteran, 6yr Police Officer at a state level and a proud family man of an active duty wife and 2 sons. As a School Resource Officer I look forward to continuing my service to the Fort Carson community, children, parents and faculty of the Patriot Elementary school. I am excited to meet each and every one of you. See you around!!

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Register now for Patriot Pom Virtual Clinics


Sign Up:

Join the fun! Sign up Today! The Zoom link will be emailed to you the week of the clinic.

Students may register for more than one Saturday

(2 weekends for K-2nd; 2 weekends for 3rd - 5th)

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A Note from our School Nurse:

Virtual Wellness Resources

FFC8 Families,

As we enter into second semester, FFC8 mental health providers have put together a collection of virtual wellness resources for students and families to use for self-care. There are a variety of resources for children of all ages, from animal cams and coloring sheets, to music and yoga. Please explore these resources with or for your child(ren) or yourselves. Our wellness resource page can be accessed through this link and is also available through the home page at each school as well as the district website.

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Our School Nurse's "Cleaning" contest - Congrats Fourth Grade - FIRST PLACE; Amelia Bishop won second place with her original hand washing pamphlet.

Wash Your Hands, Man


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A note from our school nurse, Mrs. Porter:

We have students at Patriot who have no immunization records or are missing immunizations. Please contact me or bring in updated ones, that would be greatly appreciated! We will also contact families who need to turn in records.

SHOULD I SEND MY CHILD TO SCHOOL TODAY? (See decision tree below)

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RETURN TO LEARN PLAN: See the Handbook

Patriot is a Title I School.

Under the provisions for Title I all teachers serving students must meet the qualifications for “Highly Qualified” as an elementary educator. We are proud to inform you that all teachers at Patriot Elementary meet these rigorous standards. As a parent you have a right to inquire about the qualifications of your child’s teacher or paraprofessional. In order to do so you should contact Mr. Joel Hamilton at (719) 382-1300. He will be able to provide you with this information. If you have any additional questions about our Title I status or programming, please feel free to contact Mrs. Canon, Principal at 719-382-1460.


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Patriot Elementary Mission:

“For every student to become a lifelong learner and a confident, productive member of society by providing an engaging, safe, and supportive academic community.”

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Water Bottles

Please plan to bring a water bottle each day. Water fountains will be removed and we are installing additional water filling stations. If you are in need of a water bottle for your student, please let your classroom know.
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Need Homework Help? Military Tutor - All Students Invited

All students grades 3 -5 were trained on a tutor/homework help site to visit. Students can log in to the site ( and receive tutoring on homework. The interactive online clasroom features a whiteboard, easy to use tools, and instant messaging. Active duty service members, their grades K-12 children may use this program for FREE. A student can connect with a tutor within minutes. is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense to provide on-demand online tutoring at no cost. Visit the website to watch the "How it Works" video.

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