Patriot Week at a Glance

October 5 -11

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STUDENTS WERE ASKING TO ORDER....

“Patriot Parents,
We are excited to offer Patriot Strong T-shirts and Sweatshirts, Please use the following link to place your order.
rmd.me/AAM04arg0jG
The deadline is end of day on 10/23/2020.”

A Note from the Principal:

Dear Patriot Families,


Hope this finds you well! We are only one week away from the end of our first quarter. Thank you for all of your support bringing students back safely. October will be a busy month as we kick of "Anti-Bully Awareness" month and Red Ribbon Week (say no to drugs). Please take note of the October dates and let us know if you have any questions.


Teachers are sending out "sign-ups" for your virtual conferences. Students do not have school the week of October 12-15th, we will instead have parent conferences and staff professional development. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, 10/13, 7:00am - 7:00 pm and on Wednesday, 10/14, 7:30-11:30am. We hope to see you virtually to discuss student beginning of the year data, supports, and happenings.


Also, Patriot will host a Virtual Title I Family Event (in lieu of our past Family Nights). On Tuesday, 10/13, please drive by to pick up a free pizza and a deck of cards. Sign up for your free family


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddabGvWgXz3nl2V-FjtNPuSzQhD_ssLdRasfA1q3FWKT3FzQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0


It is an honor to serve as Patriot's principal. Your children are amazing and we love them! #patriotstrong


Kindly,


Mrs. Canon

Principal

OCTOBER DATES

10/5 WEAR BLUE - Kicking off Bully Prevention month

10/5-10/9 - Classified Appreciation Week

10/6 Picture retake with Life Touch

10/12 Staff PD Day - No School for students

10/13 Parent Teacher Conferences 7:00-am-7:00pm (teachers will send times to families); report card information will be provided during the conference)

10/14 Parent Teacher Conferences 7:30-11:30

10/15 - 10/16 No School for students

10/18-10/23 School Safety Week

10/19 Quarter 2 begins

10/19-10/30 - Fifth Grade CoGat Testing (teacher will send specific date)

10/23 Virtual - Quarter 1 Assembly and Red Ribbon Kick-Off- WEAR RED

10/24 Make a Difference Day - Join us at Patriot for a great outdoor project!

10/26-10/30 Red Ribbon Week

10/29 Announcement of our October Patriot Strong Students

10/30 Class Halloween parties and dress up day


***Please call the office if you will be absent for more than one day (unless it is due to illness). Thank you!

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH A MASK

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Join us for Parent/Teacher conferences!

Staff will send out a sign-up for your conference via a zoom meeting.

Questions, ask your child's teacher. We hope to "see" you soon!

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Monday, October 5th 2020 #BlueUp

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Patriot's Veteran's Day Celebration:

In preparation for our virtual Veterans Day celebration, Patriot Elementary is asking for assistance to help us honor members of our community who have served or are still serving in the armed forces. Submit a photo of your Military Hero along with their name, branch, title and rank to kpolyefko@ffc8.org.

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On Friday, October 2, you will be receiving an email from DocuSign (one email for each student) regarding Federal Impact Aid Survey Forms. Please use the DocuSign link to verify the information, make changes as necessary and sign electronically. The information will be automatically sent back to the District. All data is kept confidential.


For funding reasons, it is important that we receive a signed form back for every individual student, so please plan to fill out each form/link you receive.Thank you so much for completing the survey form and helping to ensure that the District continues to receive the appropriate amount of Federal Impact Aid funding.


If you have any questions, please call Veronica Garretson or Joanne Vergunst at 719.382.1300.

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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.

sporter@ffc8.org

QR CODE: VIDEO FOR PATRIOT STRONG STUDENTS IN SEPTEMBER

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

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RETURN TO LEARN PLAN: See the Handbook

REMIND - The new communication system

Patriot VA Students:

If your elementary students are having trouble getting into or using their chromebook, they will get direct support from our technology department located at the FFC8 Technology Services Center, 425 Alabama Ave, Fountain, CO 80817.


Students and families will be able to use the district wifi in the parking lot and can also call the helpdesk from the parking lot.


(719) 382-1608
helpdesk@ffc8.org

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.

PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS WEAR ONE MASK TO SCHOOL AND KEEP ANOTHER MASK IN THEIR BACKPACKS.

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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 (tutor.com/military) 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.


Tutor.com/military 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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