The Padilla Post 11/1/2021

November 1, 2021

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

A Note from Principal Purfurst

Thank you to all of the families that have worked with us to help slow the spread of COVID at Padilla recently! We know that keeping your child home when they are not feeling well can add stress and complexity to your own lives, but we also know that, in the event they are sick with COVID, this is one of the best ways to prevent it from spreading at school. Thank you!

An Update from Dean Hawkins

Secure Drill #1

This week we will hold our first secure drill of the year on Thursday at 3:00. The purpose of this drill is to secure our perimeter if there were an incident outside of our building. During this drill students will remain in their classrooms where it will be business as usual. We will however not allow any visitors into the building during this drill as we will lock all doors to our building. Please plan ahead if you need to pick your student up this week on Thursday to do so before 3:00 As you will not be allowed into the building until after the drill. This drill should last between five and ten minutes. Please let us know if you have any questions about our Secure Drill.

Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • PTO Meeting - Tuesday, November 2nd from 6:00 - 7:00
  • Picture Retakes - Wednesday, November 10th
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 23rd - November 26th

Next PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, November end from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Learning Commons.

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be on Wednesday, November 10th. More information on retakes will be available soon!

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break in 27J Schools is from Tuesday, November 23rd to Friday, November 26th! Students will be off from school starting on Saturday, November 20th through Monday, November 29th.

Bear Ticket Drawing Winners

Congratulations to Ms. Grace's class for winning the October Bear Ticket drawing! Bear tickets are given to entire classes when they show collective CHILL. At the end of each month, we draw one Bear Ticket that has been earned and that class gets a pizza party and gets to keep "Snowball," our Polar Bear mascot, for the rest of the month! Good job Ms. Grace's class!

Candyraiser Winners

Congratulations to Ms. Medina's class for winning the PTO Candyraiser! They collected more than 200 pounds of candy, and as a school we collected more than 1,400 pounds! We hope you all enjoyed Trunk or Treat with all of the candy that was raised!

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.