The Padilla Post 3/28/2022

March 28, 2022

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

A Note from Principal Purfurst

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope your child enjoyed the time they had with you over the course of this week. The staff at Padilla are excited to welcome your child back to school tomorrow!

An Update from Dean Hawkins

Drills at Padilla:

We had a successful evacuation drill the week before spring break. The all clear was announced at 2 minutes and 17 seconds and all students and staff were accounted for at 7 minutes. Staff continues to do a wonderful job ensuring that all students are prepared for this drill. Our next Lock Down Drill will be next Tuesday April 5th at 9:30 in the morning.

Bus Lane Crosswalk:

As we do our best to keep students safe upon their arrival and departure to and from school, we need your help with student pick up after school around the bus lanes. Please refrain from walking through the buses in order to pick up your student. We have a staffed crosswalk that we need families to use in order to ensure everyone’s safety. With buses arriving and departing at different times, it is important that we use the crosswalk as this is the safest option for everyone even if this may not be the most convenient option for your family when picking up your student.

Thank you for your help with this process!

Arctic Award Assembly:

Tuesday (tomorrow) we will hold our first school wide assembly. There will be three different assemblies in order to include all of our Polar Bears. We will be honoring our Arctic Award Winners for showing our CHILL keys for the third quarter. We will also be honoring the winners from the second quarter as we were unable to properly honor these Polar Bears. We sent out assembly invitations to families if their student will be honored. Feel free to join us during your student’s assembly time as we welcome families back into our building! We will also be using this assembly as a CHILL refresh for all students, a Candy Fundraising Intro as well as a CMAS Testing Kick Off. The assembly should last around 45 minutes. A list of students that will be honored and assembly times are listed below. We will also be streaming this assembly for families that cannot be in attendance.

A.M. Preschool and Kindergarten- 9:30-10:15

P.M. Preschool, Fist and Second Grade- 1:15-2:00

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade- 2:15-3:15

T Russell

K Vigil

N Cohen

A Estrada Hernandez

D Romero

R Vargas Pineda

E Mercado

N Finley

C Mylius

P Aquino

Z Arambula Saucedo

H Meyer

R Noriega

J Luiz

A Ramos

A Bastida Buenrostro

N Hutsell

L Duskey

T Birkhead

S Rivera

Z Arambula Saucedo

M Baker

L Damian

P Egan

B Sotelo

J Sandoval

J Russell

E Martinez

X Fontes

M Minor

L Vigil

T Russo

E Richardson

L Kim

M Valentine

A U'Ren

CMAS Testing Letter and Schedule

Please click here to find the CMAS letter from our district office. Please direct any CMAS questions to Josh Hawkins as he is one of our school assessment coordinators.

Thank you!

Please see below the schedule we will follow for our CMAS testing this spring.

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Important Dates!

Check out the upcoming events at Padilla!

  • Kindergarten Round Up! - April 13th - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Field Day - May 13th
  • Last Day of School for Preschool - May 20th
  • Kindergarten and 5th Grade Continuation Ceremonies - May 24th
  • Last Day of School for 1st Grade through 4th Grade - May 25th
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Field Day

The first every Padilla Elementary School Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 13th! Mr. Dinkel is hard at work planning for it, and more details will be coming soon!

Last Day of School for Preschool

The last day of school for all students in Preschool will be May 20th.

Kindergarten and 5th Grade Continuation Ceremonies

Save the date! Kindergarten and 5th grade continuation ceremonies will be taking place during the day on Tuesday, May 24th! More details to come!

Last Day of School for 1st Grade through 4th Grade

The last day of school for students in 1st Grade through 4th Grade will be Wednesday, May 25th. This will be a normal school day, running from 7:50 AM to 3:30 PM.
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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 Inclusivity! Our Polar Bears of the Week are:


Ms. Sydney: Mia Martinez


Mrs. Grace: Jordan Adame-Lagunas

Mrs. Hodge: Gabriel Montaño Jr.

Ms. Medina: Trulynn Smith

1st Grade

Mrs. Johnson: Hailey Vosmera

Ms. Thao: Logan Grund

3rd Grade

Ms. Hunter: Demetrius Lopez

4th Grade

Ms. Harder: Kyleigh Williams

Mrs. Richardson: Cadence Jeznach

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.

Cub Club Update

Cub Club students were troopers this week and did a great job representing our student population by volunteering to be part of our interview process. Three of our Cub Club members interviewed 25 candidates in the course of 3 hours on Tuesday night and six Cub Club members were present for our final round of seven interviews on Wednesday evening. A big thank you to our Cub Club members for their time and dedication to ensuring we chose the best candidates for Padilla!

Adult Learning

Last week teachers engaged in our Student Perception Survey protocol in order to dig deeper into their data to look for trends and patterns within their students' voices. Because this was the second round of perception surveys it gave teachers a chance to compare data and set new goals. We invited teachers to share their data with their students using the Padilla Student Perception Survey Goal Setting Protocol that was shared in professional learning or in a manner that feels comfortable to each individual teacher so that students see the value in being honest when taking these surveys and are able to have input in the goal setting process. We believe that the more we normalize data with and from our students the more student agency and ownership they will have. With an effect size of 1.44 (the highest in all of Hattie’s work) we know that student’s owning their learning has the greatest impact on student achievement.