The Padilla Post 8/29/2022
August 29, 2022
Padilla Elementary School
Providing every student with the keys to open the doors of their future.
A Message from Principal Purfurst
An Update from Dean Hawkins
Thank you for your help with adhering to our safety protocols in and around the parking lots and bus lanes. We continue to offer a new crosswalk behind the bus lanes to the north so that there is not a need to walk through the buses in order to pick up your student. We are fortunate enough to have a couple parent volunteers help us with crosswalk duties before and after school as well as lunch recesses. Please let us know if you would also be interested in joining our safety team! 303-655-5103
Parking Lot: A few reminders as we move into our Fourth week of school:
Please stay in your car if you are dropping your student off or picking them up in the “Hug and Go” lane. If you need to get out of your car, please park in the lot to do so.
Please pull forward as far as you can before having your student exit your vehicle on the passenger side.
Please use one of our crosswalks when walking through the lot or across the street when approaching the school.
Please yield to all buses if you are using the bus lane to drop off your student in the morning. Our buses will always have the right away and will not have time to wait for you to drop your student off if you are in the bus lane when they arrive in the morning.
Please use the crosswalks in front and behind the buses after school when picking up your student. Walking between the buses is not the safest way to your student and we need this to stop immediately. We have created a cross walk behind the buses to help with this process.
Our monthly Evacuation Drill for September is scheduled for Thursday at 2:00pm.
- Chipotle PTO Fundraiser - Tuesday, September 6th
- PTA Meeting - Tuesday, September 6th
- Rockies National Anthem Performance - Friday, September 9th
- Padilla After School Choir Starts - Wednesday, September 14th
- Conferences Window - October 4th through October 21st
- Picture Day - Tuesday, October 4th
- Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers PTO Fundraiser - Tuesday, October 4th
- Scholastic Book Fair - October 11th through October 14th
Chipotle PTO Fundraiser
Rockies National Anthem Performance
Padilla Choir is Starting After School on 9/14!
Are you in grades 3-5?
Do you love to sing?
Do you want to get better at singing?
Do you want to make new friends?
Come Join the Padilla Choir! Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday September 14th and will be every Wednesday from 3:40-4:30pm after school. When the bell rings at 3:30 students should go to the music room, and will have 10 minutes to eat a snack, drink water, and use the restroom. Parents/guardians should arrange to pick up choir students at 4:30 at the end of rehearsal.
Please email Ms. Robinson (email@example.com) to sign-up or just come to our first rehearsal on September 14th.
Questions? Email Ms. Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers PTO Fundraiser
Scholastic Book Fair
School Meals and Free/Reduced Meal Applications
Paying for Breakfast and Lunches
How sick is too sick to come to school? Click here to see the guidance we use from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
If your child will be out of school, please be sure to call our attendance line at 303-655-5111.
Teachers begin to walk students into the school starting at 7:45 AM each morning. If your child arrives after that time, they will need to enter the building through the main doors at the front of the building.
School begins at 7:50 AM. If you child arrives after 7:50 AM, they will need to be signed in at the main office.
Checking Students Out Early
Whole Child Needs Assessment
Girls on the Run!
Girls on the Run is returning to Padilla this school year!
Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00.
Registration is still open!
To Sign Up:
1. Go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org
2. Click the “Register Now” button.
3. Find and select your school in the drop down menu.
4. After completing the form, hit “submit”. **You will receive a confirmation email from Pinwheel. Please make sure to check your spam folder in case the email went there. If you do not receive this email, chances are you did not fully complete the registration form.
Polar Bears of the Week!
Ms. Gautier - Aiden Veliz
Mrs. Hodge - Harper Miyake
Ms. Medina - Daelen Wiechmann
Mrs. Thompson - Mario Olivas
Mrs. Johnson - Nora Finley
Mrs. Lovekamp - Nolan Easton
Ms. Thao - Lillian Foust
Mrs. Baez - Layla O'Riley
Ms. Grace - Lucas Pocklington
Mrs. McGann - Jolee Luiz
Mrs. Brantley - Aryana Chambless
Ms. Hunter - Lillian Romo
Ms. Novotak - Andre Arambula-Saucedo
Ms. Harder - Noah Cohen
Mrs. Holley - Brielle Davis
Mrs. Richardson - JT Jaileigh Campbell
Mrs. Atkerson - Nathan Vanosdoll
Mrs. Forgette - Aaron Levin
Next week's Key focus will be on Inclusivity!