The Padilla Post 11/8/2021

November 8, 2021

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

A Note from Principal Purfurst

Thank you again to all of our families who took our Parent/Family Survey last month! We've just received the results, so look for for more information from us in the near future about how we will use your feedback to get better into the future!

An Update from Dean Hawkins

Secure Drill #1

Unfortunately we had many adults out this week (including myself) and were unable to take part in this drill. This week we will try again to hold our first secure drill 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!

  • Picture Retakes - Wednesday, November 10th
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 23rd - November 26th

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be on Wednesday, November 10th. If your child was absent on the original picture day, or you would like to have their picture retaken, please send them ready to have it taken on Wednesday!

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.
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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 any of the CHILL Keys!. Our Polar Bears of the Week are:


Ms. Kimberly: Anthony Gonzalez


Mrs. Hodge: Bennett Cheatwood

Ms. Medina: Ethan Noriega

1st Grade

Mrs. Johnson: Adan Silva

2nd Grade

Mrs. Baez: Annika U'Ren

Mrs. McGann: Jaxon Russell

3rd Grade

Mrs. Brantley: Landon O'Riley

Ms. Hunter: Jackson Baker

4th Grade

Ms. Harder: Emilio Martinez

Mrs. Richardson: Aubri Reid

5th Grade

Ms. Forgette: Kalia Vang

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

This week our teachers engaged in another round of learning walks where they were able to see student learning in action, reflect on their own instruction, and identify next steps for implementation in the classroom. Learning walks also provide us with a unique opportunity to talk to students in an effort to find out what truly makes an impact on their learning. During these quick conversations students share with us what is working for them in the classroom and what is not. From there teachers are able to make adjustments to better fit the needs of all learners. At Padilla we believe that our students deserve our very best and that is why we have embraced a culture that allows us to continue learning and growing together!