The Padilla Post 2/14/2022

February 14, 2022

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

A Note from Principal Purfurst

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is now open! If your child is currently in Kindergarten through 4th Grade, they will be automatically enrolled at Padilla for next school year, unless we hear otherwise from you. There is nothing you need to do!

If you know of someone interested in enrolling at Padilla for next school year, please have them reach out directly to our School Secretary, Yuliana Perez. She can be reached at 303-655-50105 or The enrollment process can be confusing, so connecting with Ms. Yuliana will help simplify the process as she can point people in the right direction!

Padilla is accepting enrollments for Preschool, Kindergarten, Grades 1-5, and students who are open enrolling!

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An Update from Dean Hawkins

Drills This Week:

There are no scheduled drills this week.

CHILL Grade Level Assemblies March 29th:

During these assemblies we will be reviewing our CHILL Key expectations in addition to awarding our ARTIC Awards winning students for the third quarter. We will be streaming this assembly to parents that would like to take part (we will be letting parents know ahead of time if their student will be receiving an award!). We will also be using these assemblies to inform students about CMAS prizes etc. in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.

Discipline Trends:

Our bathrooms continue to be an area of concern for 2nd through 5th graders. Some students, both boys and girls, continue to struggle to treat the bathrooms with respect as we continue to find messes in stalls, countertops as well as the floor. We continue to revisit this expectation as well as create a new system to help keep track of who is going into the bathroom and when. Please help us by reminding your students as well about the need to treat the bathrooms with respect. Thank you so much for your time and help!

CMAS Testing Schedule:

Please see below the schedule we will follow for our CMAS testing this spring.

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Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Hot Chocolate and Popcorn Friday! - February 18th - After School
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Day! - February 22nd - ALL DAY
  • Kindergarten Round Up! - February 23rd - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • PTO Meeting - March 1st - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Yearbook Order Deadline - March 25th
  • Texas Roadhouse Spirit Nights! - March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th - 3PM - 9PM
  • Parent-Teacher Connections Window - March 1st through March 18th
  • Kindergarten Round Up! - April 13th - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hot Chocolate and Popcorn Fridays!

Please see the information below!
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Chick-fil-A Spirit Day

Make sure to mention that you are there for Padilla Elementary!
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PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1st from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Learning Commons at Padilla!

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Nights!

Please make sure to bring a flyer with you when you eat!
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Parent-Teacher Connections Window

Parent-Teacher Connections (Conferences) will be taking place between March 1st and March 18th. During this team, each teacher will connect with the family of every student. This is done in a window timeframe to allow for flexibility for families when scheduling with teachers. Please look for communication for your child's teacher directly to set up those meetings!

Yearbooks now on Sale!

Click Here to Order

Order deadline: 3/25/33

Yearbook Id Code: 14571222

School Name: Padilla Elementary

Cost: $18

Yearbook includes:

  • Sturdy Softcover with protective coating
  • All-color pages that vibrantly capture your memories throughout the school year
  • Durable saddle-stitched binding that keeps the yearbook intact through wear and tear

Kids Heart Challenge!

Padilla Elementary School families, join us on the Kids Heart Challenge Road Trip with the American Heart Association! Take the challenge to Be Active or Be Kind, and complete Finn’s Mission!


Step 1. Download the APP- KIDS HEART CHALLENGE or visit to sign up!

Step 2. Complete FINN’S MISSION – this will be your road map!

Girls on the Run!

Grls on the Run Registration Opens Monday, February 7th at 9AM.

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.

Fee: $95

Teams practice 2x per week for 10 weeks with trained coaches. Girls will... + Connect and engage with peers in a safe environment + Gain confidence in who they are on the inside and out + Learn to give and receive support + Develop critical social and emotional skills + Be physically active

Send any questions to

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Polar Bears of the Week!

Each week, students are selected by staff to recognize for living our CHILL Key of the week. Last week's CHILL Key of the week was Living Intentionally! Our Polar Bears of the Week are:


Ms. Sydney - Isaac Mellen


Ms. Grace: Clayton Beston

Mrs. Hodge: Autumn Case

Ms. Medina: Aaric Gonzales

1st Grade

Ms. Dimas: Zoey Dighero

Mrs. Johnson: Elisha Sperling

Ms. Thao: Naliyah Sanchez

2nd Grade

Mrs. Baez: Melody Jauregui

Mrs. McGann: Jack Gioia

3rd Grade

Mrs. Brantley: Emma Williams (for Honesty)

Ms. Hunter: Faith Vigil

4th Grade

Ms. Harder: Lily Stanbro

Mrs. Richardson: Ramon Sotelo

5th Grade

Mrs. Atkerson: Karter Cope

Mrs. Forgette: Bryant Rubio

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.

Adult Learning

Last week teachers reflected on the use of high stakes data and formative assessment data. They used their grade level resources to intentionally plan for formative assessment. By intentionally planning opportunities to gather and analyze student evidence we are able to ensure that we are providing data driven, high quality, small group instruction.

Cub Club Update

Last week Cub Club members wrote scripts for the tours they will be providing new families and students who are interested in seeing our school. In their scripts they included information about our CHILL keys, paw tickets, bear tickets, Polar Bear of the Week, their favorite meals, and their favorite thing about Padilla. They are very excited to share our wonderful school with new families!