The Padilla Post 10/10/2022

October 10, 2022

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

A Message from Principal Purfurst

I wanted to take a moment to share with you that the Colorado Department of Education recently released School Performance Frameworks. SPFs are the way that the State of Colorado evaluates schools. I am proud to share with you that Padilla Elementary School earned a "Performance" or "Green" rating on our SPF! This is the highest rating available to schools in Colorado! We are so proud of the hard work of our students and staff to help us achieve this rating! You can see Padilla's SPF below and find the ratings of all schools on the CDE website here.
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Another important metric that we use to measure our performance at Padilla, but that is not reflected on our Colorado Department of Education SPF, is through our Parent/Family Survey. Given twice a year, this important survey helps us to measure how our community and families feel we are doing as a school. Your child's teacher may have already reached out to you to take this survey, but I wanted to include it below as well. If you haven't yet taken the survey, please do so! Once you have, please let your child's teacher know. The classes with the highest levels of participation will earn an ice cream party! You can take that survey here.

Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Conferences Window - October 4th through October 21st
  • Scholastic Book Fair - October 11th through October 14th
  • PTO Candy Drive Competition - October 5th through October 26th
  • 27J Family Safety Night - Thursday, October 13th
  • PTO Trunk-or-Treat! - Saturday, October 26th - 3 PM to 6 PM

Conferences Window

Conferences at Padilla will be held during the window of October 4th through October 21st. Your child's teacher will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect with them regarding your child's progress during this window of days!

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will occur from Tuesday, October 11th through Friday October 14th!

PTO Candy Drive Competition

PTO is collecting bags of Halloween candy to be used at the second annual Padilla Elementary Trunk-or-Treat! The candy drive will run October 5th - October 26th. The two classes who bring in the most bags of candy (as measured by weight) will be awarded with an ice cream sundae bar!

27J Family Safety Night

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 5pm

12909 East 120th Avenue

Henderson, CO

We know our role in keeping kids safe; do you know yours?

Improve your safety knowledge at our Family Safety Night on Thursday, October

13 at Prairie View High School at 5 PM.

● Interactive Learning for the Whole Community

● 20+ Community Safety Partners

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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and Reduced applications must be filled out every school year. Please make sure you fill out your application to determine if you qualify for free or reduced meals for the 22-23 school year. Click here to apply for free and reduced meals.

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Polar Bears of the Week!

Congratulations to this week's Polar Bears of the Week! These students are chosen by their teachers or other staff members for living our Key Values. This week's focus was on Inclusivity!


Ms. Monica (AM) - Aubri Ramos

Ms. Monica (PM) - Zeili Arambula Saucedo


Ms. Gautier - Luna Garcia

Mrs. Hodge - Aiden Coffey

Ms. Medina - Karder McCarty

Mrs. Thompson - Amaris Muniz

1st Grade:

Mrs. Johnson - Angie Avalos

Mrs. Lovekamp - Charlotte James

Ms. Thao - Daphne Saldivar Garcia

Mrs. Wine - Yaritzi Valadez

2nd Grade:

Mrs. Baez - Kaylani Palomo

Ms. Grace - Noah Montour

Mrs. McGann - Hailey Vosmera

3rd Grade:

Mrs. Brantley - Ronnie Houghes

Ms. Hunter - Adalyn Marquez Tarin

Ms. Novotak - Melody Jauregui

4th Grade:

Ms. Harder - Kimberly Villalobos

Mrs. Holley - Dylan Thomas

Mrs. Richardson - Ariana Castillo

5th Grade:

Mrs. Atkerson: Scarlett Cortes

Mrs. Atkerson: Dalilah Romero

Mrs. Forgette: Lainia Jauregui

Next week's Key focus will be on Leadership!

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.

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