Patriot Week at a Glance

March 15-19th

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A Note from the Principal:

Dear Patriot Families,


Hello! We hope this letter finds everyone safe and well. Thank you to those who joined us for our virtual Kindergarten Round-Up. We look forward to meeting our new kindergarten students this summer!


Our district will be hosting "D8 Summer Learning Institute" for free this year and the program has been extended to 5 weeks - June 7th - July 16th (with a break June 28-July 2nd). We highly suggest registering for the event as the program will support learning in math, ELA, and specials classes. If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to your classroom teacher. Registration will begin soon, information will be sent to families from the district.


On Monday, March 15th, we will begin our virtual book fair (please see flyer below) and STEM night is quickly approaching on March 31st. We will hand out pizzas and then support a STEM presentation via zoom. We hope your family will join us for the event, registration will be required so we ensure enough pizzas: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f44adac22a3fb6-stem.


Spring is fast approaching March 22 - 26th, enjoy the week with your family. If you have any questions or need any support, please call the front office.



Sincerely,

Mrs. Canon, Principal



UPCOMING DATES in March:

3/12 College Spirit Day - wear your college attire of favorite school colors

3/15-3/28 BOOK FAIR OPEN (virtual)

3/22-3/27 - SPRING BREAK

3/29 - Session II Patriot Academy Begins

3/31 STEM Night


UPCOMING DATES in April - Month of the Military Child:

4/8 Report Cards go home

4/16 Purple Up Day (for military children) - wear purple

4/23 Patriot Academy Session II Ends

4/29 Quarter 4 Progress Reports go home in Thursday Folders

4/30 School Closed - Teacher PD Day

5/2 School Closed

Order your books today in our online virtual bookfair!

Go to www.athomebookfairs.com

Click - Find your book fair

Type in - 80902


Join us in reaching a goal of 1000 books!

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Spirit Day on Friday!

Wear your favorite college jersey, shirt, or colors!
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REGISTER FOR STEM NIGHT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f44adac22a3fb6-stem

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SPRING BREAK - March 22nd - 26th

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Registration Coming Soon - Student Learning Institute - FREE

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Order your yearbook: Ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the code: 12779121

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.


https://sites.google.com/ffc8.org/district8wellnessresources/home-page

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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

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

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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.

stephanieporter@ffc8.org

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.

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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