The Padilla Post 11/29/2021

November 29, 2021

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

A Note from Principal Purfurst

I hope you all had a restful and happy Thanksgiving! The staff at Padilla have missed your children over this break and are excited to welcome them back to school tomorrow!

An Update from Dean Hawkins

Evacuation Drill #4 11/18

We successfully conducted our fourth Evacuation Drill of the year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving break (adjusted the date because we had some adult absences that affected our ability to conduct the drill effectively). The drill was our best to date as we successfully evacuated the building in just over two minutes with all students and staff accounted for in just over seven minutes. Our staff continues to do a great job ensuring the safety of our students as they are always prepared and they help our students to take this drill seriously every single time!

Student Morning Drop Off:

As our seasons change and the temperatures drop, we want to remind all of our families that we are unable to allow students into the building until our soft start which begins at 7:35. We do not have staff available for coverage until this time in order to allow students into the building. At 7:35 students are welcomed into the building in order to head to class or to the cafeteria to pick up breakfast and then to class. We encourage families to not drop their students off until 7:30 at the earliest on these cold and stormy weather days. During the day, students will always go outside during their recess times unless the temperature is below 20 degrees. This temperature also includes the “Feels Like” temperature. If it feels like a temp below 20 degrees, students will remain inside during their recesses. Thank you for your help and understanding. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.

Josh Hawkins 303-655-5301

Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • PTO Meeting - December 7th at 6:00 PM
  • Winter Break - December 18th - January 3rd

PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, December 7th at 6:00 PM in the Learning Commons at Padilla! PTO also needs your help - please take a moment to take our survey below! (This link has been updated...sorry about that!)
Yearbook Survey

This link has been updated. Sorry about that!

Winter Break

Winter Break in 27J Schools is from Saturday, December 18th to Monday, January 3rd! Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 4th.

Our Student Health Clinic Needs Your Help!

Our student health clinic and school nurse need some supplies to help take care of students' bumps and scrapes! If you have the means to help, we could really use various sizes of bandaids and sandwich-sized Ziploc bags! Any support you can give would be appreciated!
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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 Living Intentionally! We celebrate our Polar Bears who showed gratitude as we led up to Thanksgiving Break! Our Polar Bears of the Week are:


Ms. Sydney: Isabelle Lopez


Mrs. Hodge: Emiliano Luna Gomez

Ms. Medina: Dean Williams

1st Grade

Ms. Dimas: Damon Coltrinari

2nd Grade

Mrs. Baez: Adilynn Breitsprecher

Mrs. McGann: Leila Kim

3rd Grade

Mrs. Brantley: Lianna Kim

Ms. Hunter: Peyton Sowell

4th Grade

Ms. Harder: Palin Bennet

Mrs. Richardson: Owen Umstead

5th Grade

Mrs. Atkerson: Jenna Johnson

Ms. Forgette: Anthony Chavez

Next week's CHILL Key of the week will be Courage!

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.

Adult Learning

This week teachers engaged in our final round of Learning Walks for the first semester. I am so proud of each and every one of our teachers for their willingness, vulnerability, and courage for opening the doors to their classrooms in order to deprivatize our practice. I am so thankful for a staff that is embracing a learning stance and willing to take risks to be the very best they can be for our Padilla Polar Bears. Our students deserve nothing less than the best!