The Padilla Post 9/12/2022

September 12, 2022

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

A Message from Principal Purfurst

The Padilla Elementary School PTO's Fun Run is coming up! This will be a great fundraiser for PTO, which in turn helps support the students and staff here at Padilla! PTO is asking that all families send $5 to school for their child's fun run t-shirt. Please get this in as soon as possible!

Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Padilla After School Choir Starts - Wednesday, September 14th
  • Conferences Window - October 4th through October 21st
  • Picture Day - Tuesday, October 4th
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers PTO Fundraiser - Tuesday, October 4th
  • Scholastic Book Fair - October 11th through October 14th

Padilla Choir is Starting After School on 9/14!

Are you in grades 3-5?

Do you love to sing?

Do you want to get better at singing?

Do you want to make new friends?

Come Join the Padilla Choir! Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday September 14th and will be every Wednesday from 3:40-4:30pm after school. When the bell rings at 3:30 students should go to the music room, and will have 10 minutes to eat a snack, drink water, and use the restroom. Parents/guardians should arrange to pick up choir students at 4:30 at the end of rehearsal.

Please email Ms. Robinson ( to sign-up or just come to our first rehearsal on September 14th.

Questions? Email Ms. Robinson:

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!

Picture Day

Fall pictures at Padilla will be taken on Tuesday, October 4th! More information on ordering will be sent out soon!
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Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers PTO Fundraiser

Please come help support our PTO and Padilla Elementary School! This fundraiser will take place from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 4th at Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers at Prairie Center! Be sure to mention that you are with Padilla Elementary School so that 15% of sales can be donated!

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will occur from Tuesday, October 11th through Friday October 14th! More information on that will come soon!

Student Fees

Student school fees have increased for the 22-23 school year from $15 to $65. These fees will be posted to your students account in October. Fees can be paid through the parent portal or payments can be made at the school office. We encourage families to apply for the free and reduced meals as some of these fees could be waived if you are eligible. Click here to apply for free and reduced meals. Click here for information about how to pay student fees.

Fun Run is Coming!

Padilla Elementary PTO will be hosting our 1st Annual FUN RUN fundraiser!! More details coming soon! We are asking parents to help cover some of the cost of the t-shirt by sending in $5 per student. These t-shirts will be worn and used as a lap counter during the fun run. Please contact PTO at if you feel like this would be a hardship on your family. If you are interested in helping to sponsor a shirt for another child please let us know as well. Please send money with your student by Tuesday September 13th. Thank you!

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is returning to Padilla this school year!

Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00.

Registration is still open!

To Sign Up:

1. Go to

2. Click the “Register Now” button.

3. Find and select your school in the drop down menu.

4. After completing the form, hit “submit”. **You will receive a confirmation email from Pinwheel. Please make sure to check your spam folder in case the email went there. If you do not receive this email, chances are you did not fully complete the registration form.

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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 Leadership!


Ms. Kimberly AM - Ruby Finley

Ms. Kimberly PM - Gianni Fenel


Ms. Gautier - Elainah Ramos

Mrs. Hodge - Wesley Steinke

Ms. Medina - Harper McGann

Mrs. Thompson - Bryar Roman

1st Grade:

Mrs. Johnson - Jace Miller

Mrs. Lovekamp - Levy Moore

Ms. Thao - Amelia Minor

2nd Grade:

Mrs. Baez - Elisha Sperling

Ms. Grace - Karli Fulk

Mrs. McGann - Rory James

3rd Grade:

Mrs. Brantley - Jack Goia

Ms. Hunter - Guyel Vargas

Ms. Novotak - Lorenzo Ortiz

4th Grade:

Ms. Harder - Charlotte Cortes

Mrs. Holley - Tegan Souther

Mrs. Richardson - Layla Damian

5th Grade:

Mrs. Atkerson - Luke Richardson

Mrs. Atkerson - Paola Chavez

Mrs. Forgette - Kaden Blackstock

Mrs. Forgette - Addison Rieman

Next week's Key focus will be on Living Intentionally!

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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