The Padilla Post 10/4/2021
October 4, 2021
Padilla Elementary School
Providing every student with the keys to open the doors of their future.
- Preschool: Ms. Sydney's PM Class
- Kindergarten: Mrs. Hodge's Class
- 1st Grade: Ms. Dimas' Class
- 2nd Grade: Mrs. McGann's Class
- 3rd Grade: Mrs. Brantley's Class
- 4th Grade: Mrs. Richardson's Class
- 5th Grade: Mrs. Forgette's Class
Ms. Sydney's class got a pizza party a reward for having perfect attendance!
One student from each of the other classes got to throw a pie in the face of Mr. Purfurst or Mr. Hawkins!
Parent and Family Survey
An Update from Dean Hawkins
As we transition into October, I want to take a moment to update our Padilla community as to the email some may have seen this week from the district concerning disrespectful behaviors and Tik Tok challenges in our schools. I am grateful to share that our behaviors we are seeing at Padilla are mostly very positive. We are not seeing the disrespectful behaviors other schools are experiencing in regards to bathrooms etc. Our students continue to improve with having safe bodies and their overall attitude towards school remains at a very positive and respectful level. We thank all of our families for helping to ensure these positive behaviors as we know that this is a partnership and we will always value working side by side to ensure the progress of our students in all facets or their education.
Evacuation Drill #3
This week (Wednesday morning) we will take part in our third evacuation drill of the year. Our morning preschool students will have their first opportunity to practice with us. We welcome any parent or family member of our community that would like to come and observe any of our drills. Please let us know your interest level and I will reach out with times etc. Thank you!
Lock Down Drill #1:
October 14th at 9:30 we will take part in our first lock down drill of the school year (a second one will take place in the spring). This is a drill that we practice for situations where there is someone in the building that poses a threat to our school. This drill can present some nervous moments for our younger students as there will be police officers in our building helping us to ensure that we are prepared for this type of situation. We will be talking with our students in order to prepare them for this drill. We also ask that you talk with your kiddos to prepare them for the drill and to the reasons why we practice. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
However, for many families, formal conferences are an important time to connect with your child's teacher. Regardless of how or when your conference with your child's teacher takes place, we believe it is important for all families to have intentional time to connect around your child's academic, social, and emotional progress at school.
Formal conferences will happen the evenings of Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday, October 21st. Due to current layers of protection in 27J Schools, these will be virtual conferences. More details about how to sign up and participate in conferences will be coming soon!
PTO Trunk or Treat
To support the candy that will be given away, PTO is hosing at Candy Raiser Class Competition! Check out those details below!
PTO also needs YOU to sign up to host a trunk! Click the link below to sign up!
Padilla Student Leadership!
Do you want to make a difference in your school and community? Do you want to be a leader at school? Do you have a lot of ideas about how to make the school better? If so, then Student Council is the group for you!
If you are in 4th or 5th grade and are interested in joining: please fill out the Google form below. Parents/guardians: keep an eye out for an email or letter sent home for more information about meeting times and signing for permission.
Polar Bears of the Week
Preschool: Flynn Nead
Kindergarten: Gabriel Montaño Jr.
1st Grade: Issachar Perez
2nd Grade: Avalyn Marcove
3rd Grade: Larry Riebschlager
4th Grade: Gentry Dean
5th Grade: Reyden Armendariz
Next week's CHILL Key of the week will be Living Intentionally!
This week our teachers took the opportunity to dig deeper into data points and the student evidence from our beginning of the year data to intentionally plan for student learning goals and the creation and revisions of READ plans. READ plans provide ongoing and personalized support for students in reading. If your student qualified for a READ plan, this plan for ongoing support and the evidence that was used to create this plan, will be discussed with you during Communication Time (formally known as Parent Teacher Conferences).