Patriot Week at a Glance

February 1 - 5th

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A Note from the Principal:

Dear Patriot Families,


This month we celebrate Black History Month and invite you to explore this site to share information with your students: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/black-history-month. The National Geographic site shares, "The week-long event officially became Black History Month in 1976 when U.S. president Gerald Ford extended the recognition to “honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Black History Month has been celebrated in the United States every February since." We look forward to honoring our Americans who have made a difference. Please also look for additional resources from our school counselor.


Please join us on Thursday, February 4th for our Patriot Town Hall. We will be sharing school academic and social/emotional data, school safety, events happening at Patriot and we hope to answer any questions you may have.


Thank you for your continued support in educating our students. We couldn't do it without our Patriot community.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Canon, Principal



UPCOMING DATES:


2/4 Patriot Town Hall 8:00am (zoom link will be sent)

2/11 Progress reports will be sent home

2/12 Wear RED; Classroom Valentine's Parties 1:00 pm

2/15 President's Day - No School

2/16 Student Led Conferences 4:30-7:30 (VIA ZOOM); no school for students

2/17 Student Led Conferences 7:30-3:30 (VIA ZOOM); no school for students

2/18 Student Led Conferences 7:00-11:00 (VIA ZOOM); no school for students

2/18-2/19 - No school for students

3/8 Kindergarten Round-Up

3/12 Last day of quarter 3

3/22-3/27 - SPRING BREAK

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DID YOU KNOW...

George Washington Carver was an agricultural chemist who gained acclaim for his discovery of alternative farming methods. Carver is best known for his discovery of uses for the peanut. Among the products Carver developed from peanuts were soap, face powder, mayonnaise, shampoo, metal polish, and adhesives—but he did not invent peanut butter.
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DID YOU KNOW...

Known as a “human computer,” Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was part of a team that did mathematical calculations to help launch satellites—and later humans—into space. The group used math to help engineers figure out how wind and gravity affects aircrafts.

When she was first hired to work on the space program, Vaughan’s department was segregated, or separated, by race. She and the other African-American women in her unit used separate dining areas and bathrooms. Six years after she was hired, Vaughan became the manager of her division and its first Black supervisor.

A decade later, the agency desegregated and she joined the Analysis and Computation division, where she learned computer programming and worked on the program that launched John Glenn and other astronauts into space for the first time. The accomplishments of Vaughan and other female African-American mathematicians was the focus of the book and movie Hidden Figures.

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Thank you Mrs. Klinker for all you do! We appreciate you!

Patriot Town Hall - February 4th 8:00am - Join us!

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Meet our new School Resource Officer!

My name is Josh Renken and I am a Department of the Army Civilian Police Officer (DACP). I am a 9yr Army veteran, 6yr Police Officer at a state level and a proud family man of an active duty wife and 2 sons. As a School Resource Officer I look forward to continuing my service to the Fort Carson community, children, parents and faculty of the Patriot Elementary school. I am excited to meet each and every one of you. See you around!!

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Patriot Quarter 2 Awards and Patriot Coin Winners:

A Message from our PTO:

Say Happy Valentines Day to your friends and family with a candy gram. Forms were sent home by teachers earlier this week. If you lost a form or need extras your student may pick another one up from the office. Please return form along with money to the school by February 8, 2021. Grams will be delivered on February 12, 2021. Cost of gram is $1.00 each. Thank you for your support during this time.

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Patriot Academy still has class openings. Patriot Academy Registration: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F44ADAC22A3FB6-patriot14

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Patriot Academy Session I - February 1st - March 5th

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Register now for Patriot Pom Virtual Clinics


It's FREE

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F44ADAC22A3FB6-patriot13


Join the fun! Sign up Today! The Zoom link will be emailed to you the week of the clinic.


Students may register for more than one Saturday


(2 weekends for K-2nd; 2 weekends for 3rd - 5th)

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A Note from our School Nurse:

Dear Patriot Parents,


Students return to In Person learning on January 19th, 2021. For school-wide safety, if prior to the January 19th start date any member of your household is exposed to COVID or experiencing signs or symptoms, please contact me by phone or email.


You can also sign up to be tested for Covid at this link: primarybio.com/l/fountain. It is free to students in the district and their family members.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.


Thank you,

Stephanie Porter RN, BSN

Patriot Elementary

719-382-1475 Office

719-472-4980 Work Cell

stephanieporter@ffc8.org

Virtual Wellness Resources

FFC8 Families,

As we enter into second semester, FFC8 mental health providers have put together a collection of virtual wellness resources for students and families to use for self-care. There are a variety of resources for children of all ages, from animal cams and coloring sheets, to music and yoga. Please explore these resources with or for your child(ren) or yourselves. Our wellness resource page can be accessed through this link and is also available through the home page at each school as well as the district website.


https://sites.google.com/ffc8.org/district8wellnessresources/home-page

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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

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

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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