The Padilla Post 9/26/2022
September 26, 2022
Padilla Elementary School
Providing every student with the keys to open the doors of their future.
A Message from Principal Purfurst
An Update from Dean Hawkins
This past week we practiced a Shelter in Place Hazmat Drill. The purpose of this drill is to be prepared if there was a chemical spill, fire or a serious crash with a semi truck outside of our building. During this drill all students will come inside if they are at recess and stay in their classrooms with the doors shut but learning does continue. We would shut the HVAC system off so that we are not bringing dangerous gasses, fumes or smoke into the building. This drill lasted five minutes and all students and staff did a great job ensuring that we followed protocols for this type of drill. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this or any of the safety drills we practice at Padilla!
Parking Lot Information:
Thank you for your help with the use of our crosswalks in front of and behind the bus lanes. We appreciate you avoiding walking through the buses in order to pick up your students.
If you are dropping students off in the morning through the “Hug and Go” lane, we need you to pull forward as far as you can before you let your student out of your vehicle. Please stay in the hug and go lane when dropping off your student, if possible please have your student exit the passenger side of your vehicle and please stay in your car as this helps keep vehicles moving in an orderly fashion.
Community Survey: If you haven’t had an opportunity to share with us your thoughts about how we can involve our Padilla Community more, we encourage you to take some time to fill out our very quick survey. Survey Link Here
Donuts with Parents:
Thank you to those that have had a chance to fill the survey out! We have taken some of your feedback and started our inaugural “Donuts with Parents” session that will occur October 5th. This session will include our 5th grade teachers and is open to any community member (we are hoping to keep this to the adult community members) that would like to get to know our wonderful fifth grade teachers and other Padilla community members better in a more relaxed setting. We will be meeting in the library from 7:30-7:50 during our soft start. Parents are more than welcome to stay longer but teachers will be leaving to return to their classrooms at 7:50. Students will be in class and will not be joining us during this time. We will continue these Donut Sessions monthly with our fourth grade teachers meeting our community members in November.
- Conferences Window - October 4th through October 21st
- Picture Day - Tuesday, October 4th
- Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers PTO Fundraiser - Tuesday, October 4th
- Scholastic Book Fair - October 11th through October 14th
- 27J Family Safety Night - Thursday, October 13th
Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers PTO Fundraiser
Scholastic Book Fair
27J Family Safety Night
Thursday, Oct. 13th, 5pm
12909 East 120th Avenue
We know our role in keeping kids safe; do you know yours?
Improve your safety knowledge at our Family Safety Night on Thursday, October
13 at Prairie View High School at 5 PM.
● Interactive Learning for the Whole Community
● 20+ Community Safety Partners
Student school fees have increased for the 22-23 school year from $15 to $65. These fees will be posted to your students account in October. Fees can be paid through the parent portal or payments can be made at the school office. We encourage families to apply for the free and reduced meals as some of these fees could be waived if you are eligible. Click here to apply for free and reduced meals. Click here for information about how to pay student fees.
Polar Bears of the Week!
Ms. Kimberly - Kenny Gomez
Mrs. Hodge - Oscar Santos Divas
Ms. Medina - Isaiah Romo
Mrs. Thompson - Truxton Van Cleave
Mrs. Johnson - Leilani Vigil
Ms. Thao - Irvin Vargas
Mrs. Baez - Mckinley Roos
Ms. Grace - Penelope Reyes Bautista
Mrs. McGann - Jaxon Osborne
Mrs. Brantley - Ava Otsby
Ms. Novotak - Logan Cardenas
Ms. Harder - Elias Suares
Mrs. Holley - Shawn Honsberger
Mrs. Richardson - Carter Thomas
Mrs. Forgette - Elizjah Lopez
Next week's Key focus will be on Honesty!