Patriot Notes 11/711/13
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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.”
A Note from the Principal...
Dear Patriot Families,
THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our Apex Leadership Fun Run! The students were respectful as they engaged in leadership lessons and the Fun Run was so exciting!! We wanted to send a personal invitation to some exciting events happening at Patriot in the month of November. We do hope you will join us!
Patriot Parent Premier – English Language Arts
Wednesday, November 9th, 8:009:15 Grades 2nd –5th
Join us in the classroom to observe a lesson in English Language Arts and then we will have coffee and refreshments in the cafeteria while a student panel answers your questions. We love your feedback and hope to see you in the classroom. Please enter the front doors, sign in and get your visitor sticker.
Veteran’s Day Open House – All those who have served or are currently served are invited!
Thursday, November 10th, 1:302:15 (come and go)
Please join us to celebrate YOU! All who have served or are currently serving, we want to honor you in our classrooms. Cookies will be served in the foyer and classrooms will be having special words of thanks. We will also have a token of appreciation!
Patriot Battle Buddies – Patriot and Community Engagement
Monday, November 14th, 1:152:15
Do you have a spouse or significant other who is deployed? Are you looking to meet other Patriot parents to fellowship and join as “battle buddies”? Patriot is excited to host a new group to support all of the parents who support their children. Join us to meet the MFLC and hear about the work in her deployment groups. Santa’s Workshop will be in attendance so you can sign up for the event and the Warrior Warehouse will be here to share the supports they offer. Younger siblings are welcome to attend with you.(4 years and younger)
Thanksgiving Feast for Patriot Families
Wednesday, November 16th (times listed in flyer)
Flyers have been sent home regarding our Thanksgiving lunch. To purchase tickets, please return the RSVP with your child.
Please know it is always our desire to keep you informed of all events happening at Patriot and even, when appropriate, share the many celebrations that we see in our classrooms daily. One great way to stay connected and find school and district resources is on our Patriot website (https://www.ffc8.org/Patriot. ) We also like to share events of the day through social media, we can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PatriotElementaryFFC8.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you ever need to connect with a teacher or administrator, we are here to partner with you to ensure a successful year for your child.
Mrs. Canon
Patriot Principal
Upcoming Patriot Dates:
11/9  ELA Parent Premier
11/10  Veteran's Day Open House 1:30
11/14  Patriot Battle Buddies group
11/16  Thanksgiving Feast at Patriot
11/18  Patriot Academy Ends
11/18  Pancakes with the Principals
11/2111/25  Thanksgiving Break
Parents  Please join us on Monday, 11/14!
Patriot is participating in the District Food Drive and is responsible for 80 gravy packets. Please feel free to donate and dropoff the packet or send in with your child.
Thanksgiving Feast Forms will be in Thursday folders this week
MATH WORDS TO KNOW AT PATRIOT  Module 2
circle cone cube cylinder flat shape hexagon pyramid rectangle rectangular prism solid shape sphere square rectangle triangle  equation A number sentence with an equal sign can always be called an equation. An equation cannot be called a number sentence when it has a symbol for an unknown, such as a box, a blank, a letter, or a question mark. Throughout grade 1 we use number sentence whenever it is applicable so that language used with students is consistent. Equation is used to draw attention to when students are finding an unknown, signified with a gray box. Students are not expected to distinguish between these terms in grade 1.  decompose

circle
A circle is a closed, totally round, curved shape. The space from the middle to the curve is always the same. (Lesson 3)
cone
A cone is a solid shape with a circular face and a point. (Lesson 7)
cube
A cube is a solid shape that looks like a box. All of a cube’s faces are square rectangles. (Lesson 7)
cylinder
A cylinder is a solid shape that has 2 circular faces and is curved around the side. (Lesson 7)
flat shape
When placed on a table, flat shapes lay down (or do not rise above the table top). Triangles, rectangles, and circles are examples of flat shapes. (Lesson 6)
hexagon
A hexagon is a closed shape with 6 straight sides and 6 corners. (Lesson 3)
pyramid
A pyramid is a solid shape that has square and triangular faces and a point. (Lesson 7)
rectangle
A rectangle is a closed shape with 4 straight sides and 4 corners. If we sit any side of a rectangle on the floor, there are 2 sides that go straight up and down. (Lesson 4)
rectangular prism
A rectangular prism is a solid shape that looks like a brick. All of a rectangular prism’s faces are rectangles. (Lesson 7)
solid shape
When placed on a table, solid shapes stand tall (or rise above the table top). Cubes, cylinders, and rectangular prisms are examples of solid shapes. (Lesson 6)
sphere
A sphere is a round, solid shape that looks like a ball. (Lesson 7)
square rectangle
A square rectangle is a special kind of rectangle. It has 4 sides and 4 corners, and all of the sides are the same. (Lesson 4)
triangle
A triangle is a closed shape with 3 straight sides and 3 corners. (Lesson 2)
equation
An equation is like a number sentence. It is different because we can write it to show that a number is unknown. (Lesson 10)
A number sentence with an equal sign can always be called an equation. An equation cannot be called a number sentence when it has a symbol for an unknown, such as a box, a blank, a letter, or a question mark. Throughout grade 1 we use number sentence whenever it is applicable so that language used with students is consistent. Equation is used to draw attention to when students are finding an unknown, signified with a gray box. Students are not expected to distinguish between these terms in grade 1.
capacity gram (g) kilogram (kg) liquid volume liter (L) milliliter (mL) operation round, rounding scaled bar graph standard algorithm (for addition and subtraction) ≈  associative property of multiplication composite number distributive property divisible divisor formula partial product partial quotient prime number term (in a pattern)  minuend subtrahend 
capacity
Capacity is the maximum amount a container can hold. It is measured by using units of liquid volume such as liters and milliliters. (Lesson 4)
Capacity is about the container. Liquid volume is about the liquid, regardless of what container it is in.
gram (g)
A gram is a unit for measuring weight. A centimeter cube weighs about 1 gram. 1,000 grams make 1 kilogram. (Lesson 1)
kilogram (kg)
A kilogram is a unit for measuring weight. A dictionary weighs about 1 kilogram. A kilogram is 1,000 grams. (Lesson 1)
liquid volume
Liquid volume is the amount of space a liquid takes up. It can be measured by using metric units such as liters and milliliters. (Lesson 4)
liter (L)
A liter is a unit for measuring liquid volume. An averagesize water bottle holds about half a liter. A liter is 1,000 milliliters. (Lesson 4)
milliliter (mL)
A milliliter is a unit for measuring liquid volume. A small spoon can hold about 5 milliliters of liquid. 1,000 milliliters make 1 liter. (Lesson 4)
operation
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are operations. In an expression involving two numbers, the symbol between the numbers represents the operation. For example, multiplication is the operation in the expression 4 × 5. (Lesson 3)
round, rounding
To round is to find a benchmark number (e.g., a multiple of 10 or 100) that is close to a given number. For example, rounding 286 to the nearest ten would be 290, and rounding 286 to the nearest hundred would be 300. (Lesson 9)
scaled bar graph
A scaled bar graph is a bar graph where the tick marks count by a whole number greater than 1. For example, the tick marks on a scaled bar graph could count by fives (i.e., 0, 5, 10, 15, etc.). (Lesson 13)
standard algorithm (for addition and subtraction)
The standard algorithm is the process of adding (or subtracting) like units in a systematic way. Like units are added (or subtracted) one place value at a time. Units are regrouped during (or before) the process, as necessary. (Lesson 20)
≈
A symbol used when two expressions are about equal to each other. For example, 286 is about 290, so we can write 286 ≈ 290. (Lesson 10)
associative property of multiplication
The associative property of multiplication means that grouping the factors in a threefactor multiplication expression in different ways does not change the product. For example, 7 × (6 × 10) = (7 × 6) × 10. (Lesson 1)
composite number
A whole number greater than 1 is a composite number if it has more than two factors. For example, 9 and 15 are composite numbers. A whole number greater than 1 that is not a composite number is a prime number. (Lesson 21)
distributive property
The distributive property means that decomposing one factor in a twofactor multiplication expression and multiplying each part by the other factor does not change the product. For example, 2 × (30 + 4) = (2 × 30) + (2 × 4). The full name of the property is the distributive property of multiplication over addition. Referring to it as the distributive property is sufficient at grade 4. (Lesson 5)
divisible
A number is divisible by a second number if the second number is a factor of the given number. For example, 30 is divisible by 3 since 30 = 3 × 10. The phrase divided evenly is sometimes used as well (e.g., 30 can be divided evenly by 3). (Lesson 22)
divisor
In a division expression, the number you are dividing by is the divisor. For example, in the expression 18 ÷ 3, the divisor is 3. (Lesson 14)
formula
A formula is a rule or equation that is used to determine something. For example, a formula for the area of a rectangle with side lengths l and w is A = l × w and a formula for the perimeter of the rectangle is P = 2 × (l + w). (Lesson 3)
partial product
When decomposing one factor in a twofactor multiplication expression and multiplying each part by the other factor, the resulting products are called partial products. For example, 2 × 34 = 2 × (30 + 4) = (2 × 30) + (2 × 4) = 60 + 8, and the expressions 2 × 30 and 2 × 4 or 60 and 8 are partial products. (Lesson 5)
partial quotient
In a division expression, when a total is decomposed into parts and each of those parts is divided by the divisor, the resulting quotients are called partial quotients. For example, 72 ÷ 4 = (60 ÷ 4) + (12 ÷ 4) = 15 + 3, and the expressions 60 ÷ 4 and 12 ÷ 4 or 15 and 3 are partial quotients. (Lesson 16)
prime number
A whole number greater than 1 is a prime number if its only factors are 1 and itself. For example, 7 and 11 are prime numbers. A whole number greater than 1 that is not a prime number is a composite number. (Lesson 21)
term (in a pattern)
A number or shape pattern is an ordered list of items (numbers or objects or images) and any one item in the list is called a term. For example, in the number pattern 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, ... , the fourth term in the list is 8. (Lesson 26)
Patriot Essential Skills:
35th  I can complete assignments and assessments on time with quality effort; I can stay on task and manage my time; I can be prepared and on time; I can respect academic integrity
Listen to a story from some of our Trojan Football Players!
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HOLIDAY MEALS FOR MILITARY
ELECTRONIC LIBRARY CARDS:
We are excited to announce that as of Mon., Sept. 19, through a partnership with Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) your child now has access to all the materials available at the Library by using their Student I.D. with a new program called PowerPass! All students in FFC8 are automatically enrolled in PowerPass.
What is PowerPass?
PowerPass is a student elibrary card from PPLD that gives your child access to the Pikes Peak Library District’s online resources like homework help and live tutoring. They can also access eBooks, music, movie downloads, and much more!
Your child will be able to check out five (5) physical items at a time from any of the 15 PPLD locations and mobile library services. Just visit ppld.org/librarylocations to find the location near you.
Below are instructions about how to access and check out PPLD’s resources using the PowerPass:
1) The student’s login will be FFC8 [student ID #].
a) For a student with the ID # of 12345, their login would be FFC812345.
2) The student’s pin number will be their student ID#.
a) For a student whose student ID # is 12345, the pin number would be 12345.
All students are encouraged to use their PowerPass for projects, school assignments, homework, and fun! Just go to ppld.org or visit our eLibrary (ppld.org/eLibrary), PPLD Teens (ppld.org/teens), or PPLDKids (ppld.org/kids). Once you have found the items you want, click on My Account, and use the instructions above to login and check out your items.
For more information about what is available to your child, please visit ppld.org/PowerPass.
SIGN UP NOW  MOUNTAIN POST SANTA'S WORKSHOP
Make Up PICTURE DAY Oct 6
In need of additional support?
Change Happens… such as loss of housing, homelessness, job and need for resources. If this is you please reach out to your District Liaison. There are a number of resources including school pantry, clothes closet, HOT meals program, parent resource nights and much more. We are here to support you! Contact Promis Bruno, MSW 7194928810 or pbruno@ffc8.org.
El cambio sucede… como la pérdida de la vivienda, la falta de vivienda, el trabajo y la necesidad de recursos. Si es usted, comuníquese con el enlace de su distrito. Hay una serie de recursos que incluyen despensa escolar, armario de ropa, programa de comidas calientes, noches de recursos para padres y mucho más. ¡Estamos aquí para apoyarte! Póngase en contacto con Promis Bruno, MSW 7194928810 o pbruno@ffc8.org.
ENTRY TIME FOR STUDENTS:
Patriot Office Hours: 7:003:30
Patriot Breakfast Served: 7:007:25 (In cafeteria)
Students having breakfast may enter at 7:00 and go directly to the cafeteria.
Patriot School Hours: 7:102:25
Students will be allowed in the building at 7:10am (unless eating breakfast)
Tardy bell rings at 7:30
FILL OUT THE FORM FOR FREE/REDUCED LUNCH:
Just a reminder meals will be charged this year based on your Free, Reduced, and Paid status. We encourage ALL families to apply for the Free and Reduced meal program.
Please ensure you have completed that form
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Breakfast fees this year are $1.35
Lunch fees this year are $2.60
We support our Army!
FFC8 Food Pantry Information
4th and 5th Grade Student Chromebooks:
Just a reminder that all 4th and 5th students will be assessed an annual laptop fee of $40 for the first child and $20 for each sibling.
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) 3821300. 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 7193821460.
Patriot's Drop Off and Pick Up Information:
ARRIVAL
 For safety reasons, please do not drop off any students prior to 7:10am. We begin active supervision starting at 7:10am.
 Parents are asked to not exit their vehicle in order to keep the line moving as quickly as possible.
 Please observe speed limit and be cautious of students in the cross walks.
 Kindergarten, 1st Graders, and students riding a bus will be dropped off in the front of the building by the kindergarten wing, small drive thru; Students will be assisted out of their cars, directed to the kindergarten side door, and will be supervised as they proceed to their classrooms and down the hallway. *Siblings of kindergarten/first grade students will be allowed to enter with them at this location.
 Daycare students will be escorted to school by the daycare.
 2nd and 3rd grade – Drop off in back parking lot; enter in door by the gym and proceed to classroom
 4th and 5th grades – Drop off in back; enter 4/5 back door and proceed to classroom
 Students arriving after the tardy bell (7:30), must enter through the front door to get a tardy slip prior to going to class.
 All walkers will enter the door assigned to their grade level. Siblings of kindergarten students may enter the kindergarten entrance with their sibling and proceed through the building to his/her classroom.
 Students do have the option of having breakfast when they arrive. If a student plans to have breakfast each morning, he/she must arrive between 7:007:15am and head directly to the cafeteria.
DISMISSAL
 Dismissal is a quick process in order to ensure safety for all. If you have questions you need to ask your teacher, please do so via email.
 Parents are asked to not leave their vehicle and to wait patiently in the car pickup line. Cars will line up in the front of the school. Please do not block any crosswalks.
 Kindergarten students will be released in the front kindergarten drive thru.
 If a kindergartner has an older sibling, they will meet supervised on the back asphalt until the sibling picks him/her up and they will proceed to the OLDEST sibling’s color flag.
 Parents will not be allowed on the back asphalt, we ask all adults/family members picking up students to wait outside our gate/fence.
 If students are walkers, they need to immediately start walking home. They will meet all siblings on the back asphalt prior to walking home.
 If parents would like to walk up to the school and pickup their children, please park in the front parking lot and walk down the sidewalk to the back fence.
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 K12 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 ondemand online tutoring at no cost. Visit the website to watch the "How it Works" video.