Patriot Week at a Glance

October 26-November 1

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TODAY - MONDAY

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A Note from our Counselor:

Hello! My name is, Alicia Klinker, and I am the counselor at Patriot. I am collecting some information on what groups would be beneficial for your students to participate in throughout the year and ask that you please fill out the form below. Please only select two groups total in case your first choice is full. If you have more than one student enrolled, please fill out a separate one for each.

Groups run 6-8 weeks with one session a week and will rotate throughout the year. Groups will be much smaller this year due to COVID so if you do not feel they need to participate, please do not fill out the group portion.

Thank you so much and please feel free to contact me with additional questions or concerns!

Mrs. Klinker

719-382-1460

aklinker@ffc8.org

Form for Sign Up: https://forms.gle/D9pYJHj4owNHKznQ6

A Note from the Principal:

Dear Patriot Families,


Thank you to those who joined us for our virtual conferences. Staff reported the positivity and support from families during the time spent together. We made it through quarter one and we are excited to kick-off quarter two, while we continue to practice all safety protocols.


Welcome to our new families! We have had many families return from Virtual Academy and new families have moved into our school zone. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Excited to have you in the Patriot family!


Please take note of the dates for October. Hope to "see" you soon!


Kindly,


Mrs. Canon

Principal

OCTOBER DATES


10/18-10/23 School Safety Week

10/19 Quarter 2 begins

10/19-10/30 - Fifth Grade CoGat Testing (teacher will send specific date)

10/23 Virtual - Quarter 1 Virtual Award Assembly and Red Ribbon Kick-Off- WEAR RED

10/24 Make a Difference Day - Join us at Patriot for a great outdoor project!

10/26-10/30 Red Ribbon Week

10/29 Announcement of our October Patriot Strong Students

10/30 Class Halloween parties and dress up day (no scary masks or scary costumes-dried blood, etc.)


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

Red Ribbon Week

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PLAY MATH GAMES:

2nd & 3rd links: https://bit.ly/2FtV8lE


4th & 5th links: https://bit.ly/3jYMJWq

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH A MASK

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Patriot's Veteran's Day Celebration:

In preparation for our virtual Veterans Day celebration, Patriot Elementary is asking for assistance to help us honor members of our community who have served or are still serving in the armed forces. Submit a photo of your Military Hero along with their name, branch, title and rank to kpolyefko@ffc8.org.

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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

QR CODE: VIDEO FOR PATRIOT STRONG STUDENTS IN SEPTEMBER

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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

REMIND - The new communication system

Patriot VA Students:

If your elementary students are having trouble getting into or using their chromebook, they will get direct support from our technology department located at the FFC8 Technology Services Center, 425 Alabama Ave, Fountain, CO 80817.


Students and families will be able to use the district wifi in the parking lot and can also call the helpdesk from the parking lot.


(719) 382-1608
helpdesk@ffc8.org

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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