The Padilla Post 10/24/2022
October 24, 2022
Padilla Elementary School
Providing every student with the keys to open the doors of their future.
A Message from Principal Purfurst
I want to encourage you again to vote in this fall’s mid-term election!
Ballots were mailed last week to registered voters! Monday, October 17th was the date that 24-Hour Drop Box Locations opened as well. You can find the Drop Box location nearest to you at this link - https://www.adamsvotes.com/ballot-drop-boxes/.
A reminder again to check your voter registration to be sure that your voter registration is current, or if you are new to Colorado, register to vote. Colorado is a mail in ballot state and your address must be correct for you to receive your ballot in the mail.
You can check your voter registration information and/or register to vote at http://www.govotecolorado.com/.
27J Schools has a mill levy override question (5B) on the ballot. We encourage you to read your sample ballot available to you on this website, do your research on the issues and candidates, and vote!
As you know, 27J Schools had a bond and a mill levy override question on the ballot last November. The bond was successful. The mill levy override was not.
Of the 75,213 registered voters in 27J Schools boundaries, only 26,242 or 34.89% voted in last November’s election. See the election summary here.
The Go Vote Colorado website is very user friendly. Updating your voter information or registering to vote takes just minutes. All you need to register to vote is your Social Security Number or your Colorado Driver’s License.
“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” - Thomas Jefferson
Your Vote Counts!
An Update from Dean Hawkins
As we celebrate Halloween this Friday with parties in the afternoon. Here are the district’s guidelines on Halloween Costumes:
1. Costumes that would otherwise violate the Student Dress Code Policy (Superintendent
Policy JICA) will only be allowed if approved by an administrator prior to wearing to school.
2. For safety reasons, masks or makeup should not cover the student’s face in a manner that
makes the student unrecognizable. Masks or makeup that conceal a student’s identity may be
worn only during designated times such as during a costume contest.
3. Toy or facsimile guns or weapons (fake swords, knives, etc.) are not allowed.
4. Costumes that are overly graphic, promote violence, or otherwise might logically be assumed
to be offensive to others is not acceptable.
5. Costumes that are sexually suggestive and would otherwise violate the school’s dress code
are not appropriate.
6. Costumes should not include items with sound effects, lights, or other components which
would disrupt the classroom learning environment.
7. Regarding costumes that may be clearly addressed by these guidelines, students should
be instructed to have the costume pre-approved by an administrator prior to wearing to
Please note that there will be an alternative activity for any student that does not celebrate Halloween!
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!
Preschool parents: Please note that our Kindergarten families need the horseshoe drop off for their students as doors open for all K-5 students at 7:30. Preschool parents, please park in the lot instead of the horseshoe if you are waiting to drop your preschooler off at 7:50. This allows all of our kindergarten parents the opportunity to drop their students off and also relieves the congestion now and what we expect when the weather becomes cooler. Thank you for your help with this!
There are no scheduled drills this week at Padilla. We will practice a Shelter Drill (formerly called a Lock Out) next week. This is a drill we practice if there is a safety concern outside of our school. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about any of the safety drills we practice at Padilla!
- PTO Candy Drive Competition - October 5th through October 26th
- PTO Trunk-or-Treat! - Saturday, October 29th - 3 PM to 6 PM
- Student Council Canned Food Drive - November 1st through November 16th
- 4th Grade Snack and Chat - Wednesday, November 2nd 3:45 - 4:15
- Thanksgiving Break - November 21st through November 25th
PTO Candy Drive Competition
Polar Bears of the Week!
Ms. Monica AM - Adriel Sanchez
Ms. Monica PM - Cyrus Vigil
Ms. Gautier - Autumn Kilborn
Mrs. Hodge - Olivia Cannon
Ms. Medina - Knox Russel
Mrs. Thompson - Olivia Reynoso
Mrs. Johnson - Mac Duston
Ms. Thao - Eden Garcia
Mrs. Wine - October Mayers
Mrs. Baez - Avianna Montano
Ms. Grace - Davy Channal
Mrs. McGann - Willow Bohl
Mrs. Brantley - Hans Wafula
Ms. Hunter - Leila Kim
Ms. Novotak - Jaxon Wiley
Ms. Harder - Spencer Doran
Mrs. Holley - Fernanda Romero
Mrs. Richardson - Liam Kim
Mrs. Atkerson - Jackie Noriega
Mrs. Forgette - Logan Duskey
Mrs. Gharibyar - Gavin Shiflet
Next week's Key focus will be on Living Intentionally!