The Padilla Post 2/7/2022

February 7, 2022

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

A Note from Principal Purfurst

Happy February Families! With February comes a change in the Tri-County Health Department's COVID-19 guidance. In particular, the mask mandate is no longer in place. As a result, students, staff members, and guests are encouraged but no longer required to wear a mask when inside the building. This change is welcomed for some, and scary for others. At Padilla we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. Regardless of whether or not you will be asking your child to wear a mask at school, we want to ensure that all students feel welcomed and safe at school. Please take a moment to discuss with your child the importance of ensuring that no student be made to feel bad regardless of whether or not they are wearing a mask at school starting this week.

Students who ride the bus will continue to be required to wear a mask as school busses fall under Federal Transportation Department requirements, which still require masks.

Thank you for your help in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment at Padilla for all of our students, staff members, and guests!

An Update from Dean Hawkins

Drills This Week:

There are no scheduled drills this week.

ACCESS Testing:

This is our final week of testing. We are currently making up tests for students that have been absent or are new to Padilla

CMAS Testing:

Schedules for grades 3,4,5 will be sent soon but we will begin testing all three grade levels on Wednesday the 6th of April. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be testing once a day for six sessions (three in English/Language Arts and three sessions in math). 5th Grade will also be testing in Science this year as well. We will be testing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the three week testing period with makeups to follow. Your student’s attendance is always important but even more so during these three weeks. We will be asking for help with student snacks during these testing sessions. More info to come about snacks!

CHILL Grade Level Assemblies March 29th:

During these assemblies we will be reviewing our CHILL Key expectations in addition to awarding our ARTIC Awards winning students for the third quarter. We will be streaming this assembly to parents that would like to take part (we will be letting parents know ahead of time if their student will be receiving an award!). We will also be using these assemblies to inform students about CMAS prizes etc. in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.

Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Chipotle Spirit Night! - February 8th - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Hot Chocolate and Popcorn Friday! - February 11th - After School
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Day! - February 22nd - ALL DAY
  • PTO Meeting - March 1st - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Texas Roadhouse Spirit Nights! - March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th - 3PM - 9PM
  • Parent-Teacher Connections Window - March 1st through March 18th

Hot Chocolate and Popcorn Fridays!

Please see the information below!
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Chipotle Spirt Night

Come support Padilla Elementary and get Chipotle!
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Chick-fil-A Spirit Day

Make sure to mention that you are there for Padilla Elementary!
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PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1st from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Learning Commons at Padilla!

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Nights!

Please make sure to bring a flyer with you when you eat!
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Parent-Teacher Connections Window

Parent-Teacher Connections (Conferences) will be taking place between March 1st and March 18th. During this team, each teacher will connect with the family of every student. This is done in a window timeframe to allow for flexibility for families when scheduling with teachers. Please look for communication for your child's teacher directly to set up those meetings!

Girls on the Run!

Grls on the Run Registration Opens Monday, February 7th at 9AM.

To Sign Up:

1. Go to

2. Click the “Register Now” button

3. Find and select your school in the drop down menu

4. After completing the form, hit “submit”. **You will receive a confirmation email from Pinwheel. Please make sure to check your spam folder in case the email went there. If you do not receive this email, chances are you did not fully complete the registration form.

Fee: $95

Teams practice 2x per week for 10 weeks with trained coaches. Girls will... + Connect and engage with peers in a safe environment + Gain confidence in who they are on the inside and out + Learn to give and receive support + Develop critical social and emotional skills + Be physically active

Send any questions to

Valentines Candygrams

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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 Honesty! Our Polar Bears of the Week are:


Ms. Sydney - Knox Russell


Ms. Grace: Aubrie Carrico

Mrs. Hodge: October Mayers

Ms. Medina: Emersyn Markley

1st Grade

Ms. Dimas: Grayson Russo

Mrs. Johnson: Emma Trevino

Ms. Thao: Tristan Birkhead

2nd Grade

Mrs. Baez: Andre Arambula

Mrs. McGann: Lillian Romo

3rd Grade

Mrs. Brantley: Travis Arbuckle

Ms. Hunter: Kenia Nevarez

4th Grade

Ms. Harder: Kingston Tichota

Mrs. Richardson: Hector Saldivar

Next week's CHILL Key of the week will be Living Intentionally!

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.