The Padilla Post 11/7/2022

November 7, 2022

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

A Message from Principal Purfurst

Thank you to all of you who have already voted in the 2022 elections! There is still time to drop off your ballots before 7:00 PM Tuesday night. You can drop off your ballot in a 24-hour drop box. To find a drop box, click here! The closest one to Padilla is located at the Adams County Judicial Center, just off of Bromley Lane between Prairie Center Parkway and I-76.

An Update from Dean Hawkins

Safety Information:

We will practice an Evacuation Drill this week. Last week we successfully practiced a Secure Drill. “Secure” is part of our Standard Response Protocol (that we use for all of our safety procedures) for if there was an emergency outside of our school in which we would need to be aware of. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about any of the safety drills we practice at Padilla!

Guardians on Guard:

Through our community survey, we are aware of the desire for our community to be involved more in an everyday setting! With that, we would like to invite all that are interested to help ensure the safety of our students before school, after school or during lunch recess. We are always looking for more adult supervision during these unstructured times in our daily schedule and would welcome anyone that has time to help! If you are interested in volunteering your time at any point during the school day for Guardians on Guard, please reach out to Josh Hawkins at your convenience!


Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Student Council Canned Food Drive - November 1st through November 16th
  • Picture Retakes - Wednesday, November 9th
  • Thanksgiving Lunch - Thursday, November 17th
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 21st through November 25th
  • Winter Break - December 24th through December 9th
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Picture Retakes

Picture retakes for students who were not at school on picture day, or who need to have their picture retaken, will be on Wednesday, October 9th.

Thanksgiving Lunch

On Thursday, November 17th the cafeteria will be serving a turkey meal. Parents are welcome to attend. However, in order to make sure we have enough meals we ask for parents/families to RSVP. Please send these to

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break for all 27J Schools will be the week of November 21st through November 25th. Students will return to school on Tuesday, November 29th.

Winter Break

Winter Break for all 27J Schools will be from December 24th through January 9th. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 9th.

Lost and Found

We are encouraging parents and families to stop by and check the lost and found in the cafeteria before or after school for any missing items. Any items not claimed by 11/18 will be donated. Thank you!

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.

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