Patriot Week at a Glance

December 14-18

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Patriot Strong Students in November:

Watch this video or click on the QR code to see who our Patriot Strong November students:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18OqOTS0tm25s5486PEN4Vg_dF-X8z9qw/view
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SCHOOL DISMISSED AT 11:30 ON FRIDAY, 12/18

A Note from the Principal:

Dear Parents/Guardians,


I hope that everyone enjoys their holiday season. I want to take this opportunity to reflect on accomplishments and all the experiences that your children have had an opportunity to be part of thus far. We have so much to be proud in just one semester!


Our students have made progress socially, emotionally and academically. The teachers are assessing students each day to create goals and next steps. All children participate in Responsive Classroom practices to include morning meetings and closing circles. Students have learned social skills and continue to make progress towards learning Colorado Academic Standards and grade level content. All students are empowered to have a voice and make a difference each day. Most important, your children are kind and have supported one another to ensure we continue practicing safety protocols. Each morning, I am greeted by warm welcomes, hellos, and “have a great day” from our students – a practice we did not see several years ago unless it was prompted. We truly have amazing students here at Patriot Elementary.


I look forward to many more accomplishments and working together to ensure a successful 2021! We wish our Patriot family a happy and healthy holiday break. Please take time to relax, but also ensure that your child is reading daily, practicing their sight words and reviewing math facts. As always, if you need anything, please reach out.


Happy Holidays!

Mrs. Canon, Principal

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DECEMBER DATES


12/10-12 Patriot Title I Event - students will go home with hot cocoa and a math game

12/17/20 Classroom holiday parties (Time TBD by grade level)

12/18/20 11:30 Dismissal



***Please call the office if you will be absent for more than one day due to illness and traveling. Thank you!

Handling Holiday Stress

Take Care of Yourself

  • Being away from family and friends during the holidays can be hard.
  • When you talk with your friends and family about plans, it’s okay if you decide to stay home and remain apart from others.

Do What’s Best for Your Household

  • Doing what’s best for you includes eating healthy foods and getting enough sleep.
  • Take care of your body and stay active to lessen fatigue, anxiety, and sadness.
Spend Time with Those in Your Household
  • Hard choices to be apart this year may mean that you can spend many more years with your loved ones.
  • Do what is best for your health and the health of your loved ones. This year spend time with those in your own household.


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/coping-holiday-stress.html

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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

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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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