Patriot Week at a Glance

December 7-11

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Patriot Strong Students in November:

Watch this video or click on the QR code to see who our Patriot Strong November students:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18OqOTS0tm25s5486PEN4Vg_dF-X8z9qw/view
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A Note from the Principal:

Dear Patriot Families,


During this holiday season of celebration, giving, and family, I am reminded of the following quote from the Dalai Lama: “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” I feel very fortunate to be at Patriot Elementary where our teachers show love and compassion to our students’ lives each and every day.


Thank you for the continued communication regarding any COvid-19 concerns and/or exposures. Together, we are making way for students to remain safe, distanced, and in support of learning. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to your teachers, admin, the office, or the school nurse. Our collaboration has contributed to the success of in person learning.


We are looking forward to two wonderful weeks of learning and holiday celebrations. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out. During Winter Break, we would like for you to remember to have your child read for 20 minutes or more each day. Reading is such a powerful tool for building a child’s mind. We want our families and community to help us achieve our high expectations for each student. Your input and support is very important to us.



In Gratitude,


Mrs. Canon

Principal

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DECEMBER DATES

11/30/20 Wear school colors - red, white, and blue!

12/10-12 Patriot Title I Event - students will go home with hot cocoa and a math game

12/17/20 Classroom holiday parties (Time TBD by grade level)

12/18/20 11:30 Dismissal



***Please call the office if you will be absent for more than one day due to illness and traveling. Thank you!

Handling Holiday Stress

Take Care of Yourself

  • Being away from family and friends during the holidays can be hard.
  • When you talk with your friends and family about plans, it’s okay if you decide to stay home and remain apart from others.

Do What’s Best for Your Household

  • Doing what’s best for you includes eating healthy foods and getting enough sleep.
  • Take care of your body and stay active to lessen fatigue, anxiety, and sadness.
Spend Time with Those in Your Household
  • Hard choices to be apart this year may mean that you can spend many more years with your loved ones.
  • Do what is best for your health and the health of your loved ones. This year spend time with those in your own household.


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/coping-holiday-stress.html

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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

In NOVEMBER we are THANKFUL for...

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

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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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