The Padilla Post 10/31/2022

October 31, 2022

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

A Message from Principal Purfurst

We continue to face labor challenges. You can help. Many parents and community members support us in the important work of substituting. We can use more teacher and para substitutes. Our teacher and para workforce has grown but our sub pool has not yet recovered to match this growth. As a 27J sub, you can choose your location and your work days (hopefully here at Padilla!). You can talk to me or our school secretary Yuliana Perez or contact directly our 27J sub coordinator Julie Trujillo at or 303-655-2900.

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has training and a recruitment stipend to get you started (CDE LINK). Check us out at Please share with your friends and on social media. I appreciate your continued support of Padilla!

An Update from Dean Hawkins

Safety Information:

We will practice a Secure Drill (formerly called a Lock Out) this week. This is a drill we practice if there is a safety concern outside of our school. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about any of the safety drills we practice at Padilla!

Guardians on Guard:

Through our community survey, we are aware of the desire for our community to be involved more in an everyday setting! With that, we would like to invite all that are interested to help ensure the safety of our students before school, after school or during lunch recess. We are always looking for more adult supervision during these unstructured times in our daily schedule and would welcome anyone that has time to help! If you are interested in volunteering your time at any point during the school day for Guardians on Guard, please reach out to Josh Hawkins at your convenience!


Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Student Council Canned Food Drive - November 1st through November 16th
  • 4th Grade Snack and Chat - Wednesday, November 2nd 3:45 - 4:15
  • Kids Heart Challenge Kickoff - Friday, November 4th
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 21st through November 25th
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Kids Heart Challenge Kickoff

On 11/4/2022 we will kick-off this year's Kids Heart Challenge adventure! Students will learn how and why they need to take care of their hearts and have the opportunity to help others by raising awareness and funds for the American Heart Association.


Step 1. Download the APP- KIDS HEART CHALLENGE or visit [KidsHeartChallenge] to sign up!

Step 2. Join FINN’S MISSION! This will be our map along the way!

¡El 11/4/2022 iniciaremos la aventura Kids Heart Challenge de este año! Los estudiantes aprenderán cómo y por qué necesitan cuidar sus corazones y tendrán la oportunidad de ayudar a otros creando conciencia y recaudando fondos para la American Heart Association.


1. Descargue la APLICACIÓN - KIDS HEART CHALLENGE o visite [KidsHeartChallenge] para registrarse.

2. ¡Únete a la MISIÓN DE FINN! ¡Esta será nuestra hoja de ruta!

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break for all 27J Schools will be the week of November 21st through November 25th. Students will return to school on Tuesday, November 29th.
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Health Clinic Needs

Our health clinic needs your help!

We are in need of boys underwear, size 4-5. We also need girls pants, 5-6.

Thank you for your help!

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.

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