The Padilla Post 3/14/2022
March 14, 2022
Padilla Elementary School
Providing every student with the keys to open the doors of their future.
A Note from Principal Purfurst
An Update from Dean Hawkins
Drills This Week:
We will have our March Evacuation Drill on Tuesday afternoon of this week. We will pull the fire alarm but there will not be a need for first responders on campus. We will inform all after the drill as to how it went. Thank you!
Parking Lot/ Drop Off:
We are observing many safety issues with our parking lot especially as the weather gets colder. Moving forward, please help us with a few specifics in order to ensure the safety of our students!
Only drop off your student in the drop off lanes. This is the lane closest to the curb/sidewalk. Some are dropping their students off in the second lane from the curb with the cars in the drop off lane not seeing the student that is trying to get to the curb.
This includes the pre-school/kinder horseshoe. Because there aren’t enough parking spots, cars are also dropping their students off in the second lane from the curb. Please refrain from doing this in the pre-K horseshoe as well.
Preschool parents dropping your students off in the morning would help all kinder parents that are dropping
If you are in the drop off lane (closest to the curb/sidewalk), please do not get out of your car to pick your student(s) up. If you are needing to physically get out of your car to find your student, please park in the lot.
Please use the crosswalks in front of the building as much as possible. We have two marked crossing areas with crossing guards to ensure your students’ safe arrival and departure from school.
Our Bus Lane is becoming an easy spot for parents to drop their students off quickly in order to avoid the parking lot traffic before school. Please yield to our buses as this is the only option they have to drop off and pick up students. If you see buses in the lane, please do not use the bus lane to drop your student off. If you see buses approaching the school/bus lane, please exit the lane quickly so that our buses may drop off students and not have to dodge/avoid cars that are parked in this bus lane. Thank you for your help with this
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.
Please see below the schedule we will follow for our CMAS testing this spring.
- Texas Roadhouse Spirit Nights! - March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th - 3PM - 9PM
- Parent-Teacher Connections Window - March 1st through March 18th
- Spring Individual and Class Picture Day - March 10th
- Book Fair - March 15th through 18th
- Spring Break - March 21st - March 25th
- Yearbook Order Deadline - March 25th
- Kindergarten Round Up! - April 13th - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- Field Day - May 13th
- Kindergarten and 5th Grade Continuation Ceremonies - May 24th
Texas Roadhouse Spirit Nights!
Parent-Teacher Connections Window
Yearbooks now on Sale!
Order deadline: 3/25/33
Yearbook Id Code: 14571222
School Name: Padilla Elementary
- Sturdy Softcover with protective coating
- All-color pages that vibrantly capture your memories throughout the school year
- Durable saddle-stitched binding that keeps the yearbook intact through wear and tear
Kindergarten and 5th Grade Continuation Ceremonies
Love and Logic Classes
Read Across America Week Winners!
- Mrs. Hodge's Kindergarten class with 5,348 minutes!
- Mrs. Richardson's 4th Grade class with 5,322 minutes!
And congratulations to our 6 individual winners with the most minutes!
1. With 1056 minutes, from Mrs. Brantley's class: Travis A
2. With 687 minutes, from Mrs. Harder's class: Kalei B
3. With 508 minutes from Mrs. Hunter's class: Robert N
4. With 475 minutes from Mrs. Richardson's class: Sofia R
5. With 463 minutes from Mrs. Richardson's class: Scarlett C
6. With 438 minutes from Mrs. Richardson's class: Kaden B
Polar Bears of the Week!
Ms. Sydney: Domenick Wood
Mrs. Grace: Jace Miller
Mrs. Hodge: Leilani Vigil
Ms. Medina: Samson Baker
Mrs. Johnson: Wyatt Page
Ms. Thao: Grayce Rucker
Mrs. Baez: Alex Ugalde
Mrs. McGann: Jordee Bolson
Ms. Hunter: Liam Kelly
Ms. Harder: Paola Chavez
Mrs. Richardson: Freddie Garcia
Cub Club Update!
Last week Cub Club members narrowed down their list of interview questions to their top three that they would like to ask potential teachers. They then brainstormed desired responses to those three questions. These are the questions they decided were the most important and the responses they desire.
1. Why did you become a teacher and why do you want to work at Padilla?
I love working with kids
I want to help kids learn
I want to make a difference in kids lives
Kids are awesome!
Padilla is the best school out there
I have heard good things about Padilla
2. How do you feel about homework?
I don’t give homework because kids should be kids at home
I only give homework when it helps students learn
I give homework so I know what students need to work on
I like to have kids read for an hour instead of homework
3. What opportunities do you give students to work together?
Let students choose where they work
Let students choose their partners
Allow students to help each other when needed
Group discussions and projects
We can't wait for them to be part of the hiring process!