Lions Ledger

Patriot Elementary School October 2019

A Message From Our Principal

Parents and families,

As I look outside, I see leaves falling and pumpkins on porches. The weather is changing, and it is hard to believe that we have been in school for over a month. Time flies when you have this much fun!

The first 9 weeks ends on October 11th; it will be here faster than we know. Report cards will be handed out during parent conferences which will be held on October 15th and 16th. Teachers will be sending conference times and dates. We look forward to seeing each of you at Patriot, and please stop by if you have any questions.

Please don't forget to ensure students dress in layers this time of year or bring a jacket and hat. It seems to be cool in the morning, warm up through the day, and sometimes snowing by the time we release in the afternoon.

As always, please drop by the office or call if you ever need anything. Thank you!

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.”



10/07 Wear Blue to STOMP OUT BULLYING

10/07-10/11 Fire Prevention Week

10/10 Camp Read S'More Pride Night--ELA Family Night and chili cook off 5:00pm

10/11 First Quarter ends; Patriot Spirit Assembly 7:30 am (K-2) and 8:30 am (3-5)

10/11-10/15 Book Fair in the Commons (library)

10/14 No School-Teacher Work Day

10/15-10/16 No School-Parent Teacher Conferences

10/17-10/18 No School-Fall Break

10/21 2nd Quarter Begins

10/21-10/25 National School Bus Safety week; PTO Boo Gram Sales

10/28-11/01 RED RIBBON WEEK - "Send a Message, Stay Drug Free"

10/31 3rd-5th Grades Field Trip to Philharmonic (dress nicely);

10/31 Schoolwide Halloween Parade-Class Parties @ 12:45pm

10/31 Boo Grams handed out

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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.

Patriot PTO is hosting a potluck of "Taco Tuesday" for Parent/Teacher Conferences. This meal will feed about 80 teachers and staff members on Wednesday, Oct 15. If you would like to donate any items, please check out the sign up link. Items should be delivered to the school no later than 11:00am on the day of conferences.

Parent Teacher Conference Meal Sign Up Link

Also, this month the PTO is selling Boo Grams for $1.00/each.

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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.

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.

October: Respect

1-5 Accepting No for an Answer

8-11 Accepting Criticism

15-17 off

22-26 Disagreeing Appropriately

29-Nov 2 Asking for Help


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."