Lions Ledger

Patriot Elementary School September 2019

A Message From Our Principal

Dear Patriot Community,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited to welcome students and support them as they begin, continue, or near the end of their educational journeys with us. Patriot Elementary remains steadfast in our continued commitment to academic excellence, innovative practices, school safety, and inclusive excellence. We are proud of our achievements and grateful for our school community.

The beginning of the year can be an exciting, celebratory time. But we must acknowledge that the current culture and climate in our nation also make the beginning of the school year a time filled with concern and fear for many. To recognize this is to recognize the humanity of us all.

We are committed to partnering with all members of our school communities to ensure safe, healthy spaces that affirm the identity of each and every student, leveraging the assets they bring. We do this in service of safe, welcoming spaces for all students to learn in, for all staff to work in, and for all community members to visit.

At Patriot, parent and community involvement are both priorities. We invite you to participate in your child’s education by volunteering in the school, classroom, and on committees. Your voice is an important partnership in ensuring success for all students.

To all our student communities and families, we welcome you. Let’s have an amazing year full of academic, emotional, and social independence and growth!


Mrs. Canon


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.”



8/29 Title 1 Curriculum Night

8/30 Teacher PLC Day NO SCHOOL


9/1-9/2 Labor Day fun in the City of Fountain--See Flier

9/02 Labor Day NO SCHOOL

9/14 Donuts in the Park with the Principals

9/16 PTO Meeting @ 2:45pm

9/17 Community Night in the Park--See Flier

PTO at Patriot

The PTO is the parent organization here at Patriot Elementary.

Parents are encouraged to come to meetings and volunteer in our school.

PTO is selling Patriot Pride T-Shirts. Orders are due by Friday, Sept. 20.

Please call the office for more information about the PTO.

Box Tops for Education

PTO organizes and collects Box Tops for Educaiton. It is an easy way for our school to earn FREE money!

PLEASE keep those Box Tops and students can paste or tape to Box Top Sheets.

PTO will specify the time frames to collect for classes.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 New School Year

Principal, Mrs. Michelle Canon

Assistant Principal, Mrs. Kathryn Polyefko

Assistant Principal, Mrs. Lisa Bizzell

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Meet Our SRO

Officer Kaira Ambrose is our SRO for this year. Originally from Michigan, Officer Ambrose came to Colorado Springs in December of 2018. She is excited to support our students and protect our community.
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Greetings from the Office Squad

We are here to help with all your questions ~ Miss Kari, Miss Jan, and Miss Louise

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Meet Out New Counselor

Hi! My name is, Alicia Klinker, and I am the new counselor here at Patriot. I grew up in Colorado Springs and love hiking with my dogs. I graduated from UCCS with my masters in Counseling and Human Services with a focus in School Counseling. I love working with kids and am so excited to create a comprehensive counseling program to serve students and their families. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out and contact me at 719-382-1460 or

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Hello from Nurse Porter

This is Nurse Porter's 3rd year at Patriot Elementary and supports our students bumps and bruises.
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BOYS TOWN Education Model at Patriot

We are excited to bring the Boys Town Education Model as a means to address and reinforce student behavior and discipline issues. This Model uses a teaching approach for dealing with behavior, therefore teachers and other staff members will proactively teach social skills on a weekly basis and clearly communicate behavioral expectations throughout the day. Patriot staff reinforce students when they make appropriate academic and behavioral choices and correct their inappropriate actions by teaching replacement behaviors and use natural and logical consequences. Each week students are introduced to a new Boys Town Skill and encouraged daily to work on this skill.



The motto our students practice at school is P.A.W.S

The PAWS Pledge is promised each day during morning announcements: "I am a Patriot Lion. I show my pride by using my PAWS--Personal Best, Act Responsibly, Work and Play Safely, Show Respect to All; I am a Patriot Lion let me show you my PAWS! ROAR!!!

--Patriot Elementary School colors: Red, White, Blue

--Patriot Mascot: Lion

Peer Conflict, Mean Behavior, and Bullying. What is the Difference?

Fountain Fort Carson District 8 is committed to providing students with a safe school climate.

Talking with our children about these differences is very important in teaching how to handle these situations.

Click on the provided link to read more about the difference between peer conflicts, mean behavior, and bullying behavior.

FFC8 Flier

Patriot Elementary School

Patriot Elementary School Mission: "For every student to become a lifelong learner and a confident, productive member of society by providing an engaging, safe, supportive, academic community."