Patriot Week at a Glance

January 25-31

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A Note from the Principal:

Dear Patriot Families,


I hope everyone is doing well. I want to once again thank you for the great school year we’ve had so far, and I appreciate you working so closely with your child’s teacher to help your child be successful in school. Keep working with them every night, and encourage them to always do their best. This time of year is hard for students to “stay focused”. Please remind your child to work hard and make good choices, both academically and behaviorally. If you have any questions about your child's learning, please reach out to the classroom teacher. In February, we will host our student led conferences. We are looking forward to our students being able to share goals and their learning with you!


Join us on THURSDAY, 8:00 am for a Patriot Town Hall (see flyer below). The webinar link will be sent via email, hope to "see" you this week. Patriot welcomed our new School Resource Officer, Officer Josh. He has jumped right in to support all of our students and any needs we have in the building. We are so thankful for this position and look forward to him being with us at Patriot.


Thank you for your continued support, it is quite amazing we have been open for face to face learning this school year. Please remind your child to wear his/her mask each day.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Canon, Principal



UPCOMING DATES:


1/25-29 Access testing for students in our English Language program

1/25 - 2/5 Classroom Middle of Year Illuminate testing

1/28 Patriot Town Hall 8:00am (zoom link will be sent)

2/11 Progress reports will be sent home

2/12 Wear RED; Classroom Valentine's Parties 1:00 pm

2/15 President's Day - No School

2/16 Student Led Conferences 4:30-7:30 (VIA ZOOM); no school for students

2/17 Student Led Conferences 7:30-3:30 (VIA ZOOM); no school for students

2/18 Student Led Conferences 7:00-11:00 (VIA ZOOM); no school for students

2/18-2/19 - No school for students

3/8 Kindergarten Round-Up

3/12 Last day of quarter 3

3/22-3/27 - SPRING BREAK

Patriot Town Hall - January 28th, 8:00am - Join us!

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Meet our new School Resource Officer!

My name is Josh Renken and I am a Department of the Army Civilian Police Officer (DACP). I am a 9yr Army veteran, 6yr Police Officer at a state level and a proud family man of an active duty wife and 2 sons. As a School Resource Officer I look forward to continuing my service to the Fort Carson community, children, parents and faculty of the Patriot Elementary school. I am excited to meet each and every one of you. See you around!!

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Patriot Quarter 2 Awards and Patriot Coin Winners:

A Message from our PTO:

Say Happy Valentines Day to your friends and family with a candy gram. Forms were sent home by teachers earlier this week. If you lost a form or need extras your student may pick another one up from the office. Please return form along with money to the school by February 8, 2021. Grams will be delivered on February 12, 2021. Cost of gram is $1.00 each. Thank you for your support during this time.

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EXCITING NEWS...VIRTUAL PATRIOT ACADEMY STARTS THIS SPRING! Link for registration will be emailed on Saturday am, January 30th at 7:00am to register.

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Patriot Academy Session I - February 1st - March 5th

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Register now for Patriot Pom Virtual Clinics


It's FREE

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F44ADAC22A3FB6-patriot13


Join the fun! Sign up Today! The Zoom link will be emailed to you the week of the clinic.


Students may register for more than one Saturday


(2 weekends for K-2nd; 2 weekends for 3rd - 5th)

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A Note from our School Nurse:

Dear Patriot Parents,


Students return to In Person learning on January 19th, 2021. For school-wide safety, if prior to the January 19th start date any member of your household is exposed to COVID or experiencing signs or symptoms, please contact me by phone or email.


You can also sign up to be tested for Covid at this link: primarybio.com/l/fountain. It is free to students in the district and their family members.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.


Thank you,

Stephanie Porter RN, BSN

Patriot Elementary

719-382-1475 Office

719-472-4980 Work Cell

stephanieporter@ffc8.org

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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