The Padilla Post 9/19/2022

September 19, 2022

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

A Message from Principal Purfurst

This Friday is the Padilla PTO Fun Run! PTO is still looking for a few volunteers if you are able to help! Please click here to sign up!

Families are welcome to come watch their students run in the Fun Run! Students will be running during their specials time. Those are bellow:

- 5th Grade: 8:00 - 8:50

- 4th Grade: 8:55 - 9:45

- 3rd Grade: 9:50 - 10:40

- 2nd Grade: 12:35 - 1:25

- 1st Grade: 1:30 -2:20

- Kindergarten: 2:25 - 3:15

If you are planning on coming to watch your student run, please check in at the Main Office to get a visitor pass before joining students on the turf field behind the school!

Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Spirit Week! - September 20th through September 23rd
  • Fun Run! - Friday, September 23rd
  • 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
  • 27J Family Safety Night - Thursday, October 13th
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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!

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

Padilla Choir Signing the National Anthem at the Rockies Game!

Please check out this video of students from Padilla Elementary's Choir singing the national anthem at the Rockies game!

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.

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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 Living Intentionally!


Ms. Monica AM - Aidan Morghem

Ms. Monica PM - Anthony Sosa


Ms. Gautier - Ryker Knight

Mrs. Hodge - Makinzley Meredith

Ms. Medina - Eloisa Meza

Mrs. Thompson - Liam Coltrinari

1st Grade:

Mrs. Lovekamp - Junior Montoya Montesino

Ms. Thao - Aylahn Garcia

2nd Grade:

Mrs. Baez - Jamison Burnam

Ms. Grace - Damon Coltrinari

Mrs. McGann - Ayden Phelps

3rd Grade:

Mrs. Brantley - Olivia Holley

Ms. Hunter - Valeria Luna

Ms. Novotak - Ruby Armendariz

4th Grade:

Ms. Harder - Breckin Eversaul

Mrs. Holley - Liam Kelly

Mrs. Richardson - Elaina Martinez

Next week's Key focus will be on Courage!

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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