• Enrollment Information, Community Meetings, Kindergarten Roundup, and Mascot Vote

    Posted by Kevin Purfurst on 1/15/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Dear Future Padilla Elementary School Families,

     

    This is an exciting time for Padilla Elementary School! We are officially in 2020, the year that our new school will open! With the new year comes a great deal of exciting news. I hope you take the time to read this entire letter, as we prepare for the opening of Padilla! All of this information is also available on the Padilla website and will be continuously updated as we move forward. Also, please like us on Facebook for important future updates! 

     

    Community Meetings

    The Padilla Elementary School staff will host several community meetings in the coming months. This will be an opportunity for you to hear about the vision for Padilla, meet teachers who will be working with your students, and ask any questions that you have. Below are the details for the first three meetings:

     

    Padilla Community Meeting #1

    Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: 27J Schools Educational Services Center, 18551 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601 

     

    Padilla Community Meeting #2

    Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Location: 27J Schools Educational Services Center, 18551 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601 

     

    Padilla Community Meeting #3

    Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Location: 27J Schools Educational Services Center, 18551 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601 



    Enrollment

     

    Enrollment can be complex and sometimes confusing process. To try to make it easier for you, we have information and a flowchart on our website to help.

     

    If your student is currently in kindergarten through 4th grade, currently enrolled a 27J elementary school, and you live in the Padilla boundaries, your student will be automatically enrolled at Padilla for the 2020 - 2021 school year. 

     

    The 27J Schools priority open enrollment window is now open. If you or someone you know is interested in open enrolling a student at Padilla for the 2020 - 2021 school year, please complete the open enrollment application on the 27J Schools website. As a reminder, only students who do NOT live in the Padilla boundaries need to open enroll. The priority open enrollment window is open until February 7, 2020. 

     

    If you are interested in enrolling your student in preschool, please be sure to check the 27J Schools preschool website. Preschool families will apply through the 27J Schools preschool office first, and then be informed about eligibility and availability through that office. The application for preschool will open in mid-January. 

     

    If you live in the Padilla boundaries and have a student who will be enrolling in kindergarten for the 2020 - 2021 school year, you will complete online kindergarten enrollment. This will begin on February 7, 2020. I will be sending out another communication once that becomes available on the 27J Schools website. In the meantime, if you would like to submit your information to us now, we will be sure to send you an email directly once that becomes available. Please also look below for information regarding our Kindergarten Roundup! 

     

    If you live in the Padilla boundaries and your student is enrolled at a charter school (like Bromley East) that is affiliated with 27J, please complete this intent to enroll form so that we can contact your student’s current school to inform them that you will be withdrawing your student from their school for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

     

    If you live in the Padilla boundaries and your student is enrolled outside of 27J, you will complete online registration to enroll your student at Padilla. This will begin on February 7, 2020. I will be sending out another communication once that becomes available on the 27J Schools website. In the meantime, if you would like to submit your information to us now, we will be sure to send you an email directly once that becomes available.

     

    If you have questions about enrollment at Padilla, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Padilla school secretary, Gracie Erives, at 303-655-5105.



    Kindergarten Roundup

     

    To get students who will be attending Padilla as kindergarteners in 2020 - 2021 properly registered in the 27J Schools system, will be hosting two Kindergarten Roundups. These events, specifically for the families of incoming kindergarteners, are an opportunity to meet some of the Padilla staff, ask any questions you might have, and get help with online registration. Below are the details for those events:

     

    Padilla Kindergarten Roundup #1

    Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: 27J Schools Educational Services Center, 18551 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601 

     

    Padilla Kindergarten Roundup #2

    Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Location: 27J Schools Educational Services Center, 18551 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601 



    Mascot Vote

     

    Last but not least, we have three options for you to vote on for the mascot of Padilla Elementary School. The three options were the most nominated mascots which also did not conflict with other existing 27J Schools mascots. Click here to vote! 



    There are lots of exciting things happening as we prepare to open Padilla in the Fall of 2020. If you have questions or need help in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to us so that we can be of support!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Kevin Purfurst

    Principal

    Padilla Elementary School 

    27J Schools

    Phone: 303-655-5101

    Email: kpurfurst@sd27j.net 

    Website: https://www.sd27j.org/padilla 












    Mensaje de parte del Principal de la escuela primaria de Padilla

    Apreciadas futuras familias de la primaria Padilla,

     Este tiempo, ¡es uno de emoción para la primaria Padilla! Estamos oficialmente en el año 2020, ¡el año que nuestra escuela nueva abrirá! Con el año nuevo, vienen noticias emocionantes. ¡Espero y se tomen el tiempo de leer esta carta en lo que nos preparamos para abrir las puertas de Padilla! Toda esta información también está disponible en la página  Padilla website y continuamente será actualizada. También por favor den un like en nuestra página de  like us on Facebook  para importante actualizaciones futuras.

     Juntas Comunitarias

    El personal de la primaria Padilla tendrá varias juntas comunitarias en los próximos meses. Esta será una oportunidad para que usted pueda oír de la visión para Padilla, conocer maestros que estarán trabajando con sus estudiantes, y para hacer preguntas que puedan tener. Abajo están los detalles de las primeras juntas:

    Junta Comunitaria de Padilla #1

    Fecha: miércoles, 5 de febrero, 2020

    Horario: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Ubicación: Centro de servicios educacionales de las escuelas 27J, 18851 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601

     Junta Comunitaria de Padilla #2

    Fecha: miércoles, 4 de marzo, 2020

    Horario: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Ubicación: Centro de servicios educacionales de las escuelas 27J, 18851 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601

     Junta Comunitaria de Padilla #3

    Fecha: miércoles, 1 de abril, 2020

    Horario: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Ubicación: Centro de servicios educacionales de las escuelas 27J, 18851 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601

     

    Inscripción

    La inscripción puede en veces ser un proceso complejo o confusa. Para poder hacer el proceso un poco más fácil, tenemos información y un diagrama de flujo aquí information and a flowchart  en nuestra página de red.

    Si su estudiante está actualmente en los grados del kínder al cuarto año, están actualmente inscritos en una primaria del 27J y viven en las áreas de Padilla, su estudiante automáticamente será inscrito en Padilla para el año escolar del 2020 -2021.

    La inscripción abierta, de prioridad para las escuelas de 27J, ya está abierta. Si usted o alguien que conoce está interesado en la inscripción abierta en Padilla para el año escolar 2020 – 2021, por favor completen la aplicación en la página de 27J Schools website  . Como recordatorio, solamente estudiantes que NO viven entre los límites de Padilla deben de hacer inscripción abierta. El 7 de febrero será el último día para poder llenar la aplicación de inscripción abierta.

    Si está interesado in inscribir a su estudiante en preescolar, por favor vayan a la página de red del 27J a la página  preschool website  . Las familias primero se inscribirán por ese medio primero y después serán informados sobre la elegibilidad y disponibilidad por medio de esa oficina. La aplicación para pre escolar estar disponible a mediados de enero.

    Si vive en los límites de la primaria Padilla y tiene un estudiante que será inscrito en kínder para el año escolar 2020 -2021 completaran la inscripción para kínder en línea. Esto empezará el 7 de febrero del 2020. Estaremos mandando otro comunicado en cuanto esté disponible en la página de red de las escuelas de 27J. Mientras, si gustan, pueden someter su información ya aquí submit your information , y nosotros les enviaremos un correo electrónico cuando esto esté listo. ¡Por favor, miren hacia abajo para información sobre la reunión del kínder (Kindergarten Roundup)!

    Si vive en los límites de la primaria Padilla y su estudiante está inscrito en una escuela charter (como Bromley East) que está afiliado con 27J, por favor llenen la forma de intención de inscribir aquí intent to enroll para nosotros poder ponernos en comunicación con la escuela actual de su estudiante para informarles que estarán retirando a su estudiante de esa escuela para el año escolar 2020 -2021.

    Si vive entre los límites de Padilla y su estudiante está inscrito fuera del distro del 27J, usted tendrá que registrar en línea a su estudiante para poder inscribirse en Padilla. Esto empezará el 7 de febrero del 2020. Estaremos mandando otro comunicado en cuanto esté disponible en la página de red de las escuelas de 27J. Mientras, si gustan, pueden someter su información ya aquí submit your information , y nosotros les enviaremos un correo electrónico cuando esto esté listo.

    Si tienen preguntas sobre inscripciones para Padilla, por favor no duden en comunicarse con la secretaría de Padilla, Gracie Erives, al 303-655-5105.

     Reunión de Kínder (Kindergarten Roundup)

    Para poder registrar apropiadamente a los estudiantes que asistirán a Padilla en el 2020 -2021, tendremos 2 reuniones de kínder. Estos eventos, especialmente para esas familias que tendrán estudiantes entrando al kínder, son una oportunidad de conocer algunos del personal de Padilla, hacer preguntas y recibir ayuda en las registraciones en línea. Abajo están los detalles para esos eventos:

     Reunión de Kínder de Padilla #1

    Fecha: miércoles, 12 de febrero del 2020

    Horario: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Ubicación: Centro de servicios educacionales de las escuelas 27J, 18851 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601

     Reunión de Kínder de Padilla #2 

    Fecha: miércoles, 4 de marzo del 2020

    Horario: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Ubicación: Centro de servicios educacionales de las escuelas 27J, 18851 E. 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601

    Voto para él Mascota

    Por último, tenemos 3 opciones para la mascota de Padilla en la que podrán votar. Las 3 opciones fueron las más nominadas y por lo tanto tampoco había conflicto con el mascota de otras escuelas del 27J. Presione aquí para votar!

     

    Hay muchas cosas excitantes pasando en lo que nos preparamos para abrir Padilla en el otoño

    del 2020. Si tienen preguntas o necesitan ayuda por alguna razón, por favor no duden en comunicarse con nosotros para poder apoyarlos.

     

    Sinceramente,

    Kevin Purfurst 

    Principal

    Padilla Elementary School 

    Escuelas 27J

    teléfono: 303-655-5101

    correo electrónico: kpurfurst@sd27j.net 

    página de red: https://www.sd27j.org/padilla 

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  • Padilla Mascot and School Colors Nominations

    Posted by Kevin Purfurst on 11/6/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Dear Future Elaine Padilla Elementary School Families,

     

    If you haven’t heard the news, we have a name! We will officially be called Elaine Padilla Elementary School! The 27J Schools Board of Education voted at their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to name the building after Elaine Padilla. 

     

    Elaine Padilla was a long serving volunteer in 27J Schools, including at Brighton High School. Her advocacy for youth began when her daughter, who was blind, started Kindergarten in 1977. She strived for full inclusion for students with different learning needs. In addition, she served for many years on the 27J District Accountability Committee. Elaine was a familiar face in Brighton schools for over 20 years, as a parent, volunteer coach, laborer, advocate, organizer, and leader. Elaine believed that school athletics provided one path to academic success. She not only attended games, matches, and plays, she anonymously paid activity fees for students who would not otherwise have been able to participate. In addition to her work in 27J schools, Elaine was active in the larger Brighton community. She served as a member of the Platte Valley Medical Center Board of Directors and as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Brighton Police Athletic League sports programs.

     

    27J Schools is honored to have the name of someone who gave so much to our district’s community on our newest elementary. Elaine’s commitment to creating an inclusive community by giving back to schools makes her a tremendous person to lend her name to our school. Elaine’s legacy will help to serve as a model for the inclusive community that we hope to create at Elaine Padilla Elementary School. 

     

    Now that we have a school name, it is time for us to choose the school mascot and colors that will complete the brand for our new school. To begin that process, we need your nominations. Please click here to submit a nomination for the Elaine Padilla Elementary School mascot and school colors. You are welcome to submit as many nominations as you would like, so get creative with your future Elaine Padilla Elementary School student and submit some suggestions! In a couple of weeks we will send out three finalists for mascots and colors to you. At that time, you and your student will be able to vote for the final logo design and school colors. 

     

    As always, if you know of someone who wants to be receiving communications about Elaine Padilla Elementary School but is not, please have them reach out to me using the information below. Thank you to those of you who have already passed along my contact information to your neighbors and friends. If you have any questions in the future, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Kevin Purfurst

    Principal

    Elaine Padilla Elementary School 

    27J Schools

    Phone: 303-655-5101

    Email: kpurfurst@sd27j.net 

    Website: https://www.sd27j.org/Page/9850


    Mensaje del Director de la Escuela Primaria Elaine Padilla

    Estimadas familias futuras de la Primaria Elaine Padilla,  

    Si aún no han escuchado la noticia, ¡ya tenemos el nombre! ¡Oficialmente le llamaremos Escuela Primaria Elaine Padilla! La Directiva de educación de las Escuelas del 27J votaron en su junta regular el martes, 22 de octubre de 2019, por el nombre de Elaine Padilla.

    Elaine Padilla fue una voluntaria por mucho tiempo en las Escuelas del 27J, incluyendo en la Preparatoria Brighton. Su defensa por la juventud inició cuando su hija, que era ciega, comenzó kínder en 1977. Se esforzó por la inclusión plena de los estudiantes con diferentes necesidades de aprendizaje. Además, sirvió durante muchos años en el Comité de Responsabilidad del Distrito 27J. Como madre, entrenadora voluntaria, obrera, defensora, organizadora y líder, Elaine fue una cara familiar en las escuelas de Brighton por más de 20 años.  Elaine creía que el atletismo escolar proporcionaba un camino hacia el éxito académico. No sólo asistió a juegos, partidos y juegos, sino que pagó de forma anónima cuotas de actividad para estudiantes que de otro modo no habrían podido participar. Además de su trabajo en las escuelas del 27J, Elaine estuvo activa de un aspecto más grande en la comunidad de Brighton. Se desempeñó como miembro de la Junta Directiva del Centro Médico Platte Valley y como voluntaria con Meals on Wheels (donación de alimentos en auto) y los programas deportivos de la liga atlética de la policía de Brighton.

    Las Escuelas del 27J tienen el honor de tener el nombre de la escuela primaria nueva de alguien que dio tanto a la comunidad de nuestro distrito. El compromiso de Elaine con la creación de una comunidad inclusiva al devolver sus servicios a las escuelas la convierte en una persona extraordinaria para prestar su nombre a nuestra escuela. El legado de Elaine ayudará a servir como modelo para la comunidad inclusiva que esperamos crear en la Escuela Primaria Elaine Padilla.

    Ahora que tenemos el nombre de la escuela, es hora de que elijamos la mascota y los colores que completarán la marca para nuestra escuela nueva. Para comenzar ese proceso, necesitamos sus nominaciones. Hagan clic aquí para enviar una nominación para la mascota de la Escuela Primaria Elaine Padilla y los colores de la escuela. ¡Les invitamos a presentar el número de nominaciones que deseen, así que sean creativos con su futuro estudiante de la Escuela Primaria Elaine Padilla y envíen algunas sugerencias! En un par de semanas les enviaremos tres nombres finales para las mascotas y los colores. A este tiempo, ustedes y su estudiante podrán votar por el diseño final del logotipo y los colores de la escuela.

    Como siempre, si ustedes saben de alguien que quiere recibir los comunicados de la Escuela Primarias Elaine Padilla, pídales que se comuniquen con nosotros en la información que proporcionamos abajo. Gracias a las personas que ya pasaron la información a los vecinos y amigos. Si tienen preguntas en el futuro, no demoren en comunicarse conmigo.

     

    Atentamente,

     

    Kevin Purfurst

    Director

    Escuela Primaria Elaine Padilla 

    27J Schools

    Teléfono: 303-655-5101

    Email: kpurfurst@sd27j.net 

    Website: https://www.sd27j.org/Page/9850

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  • Naming School Board Meeting

    Posted by Kevin Purfurst on 10/18/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Dear Future Elementary School #13 Families,

    I want to thank those of you who reached out following my first communication. I’m glad to hear that so many of you and your children are excited for the new school!

    As a reminder, you are receiving communications from me because your son or daughter is projected to attend Elementary School #13 beginning in August of 2020 because of the changing school boundaries for next school year (click here to see those boundaries). If you know of a family who should be, or wants to be receiving communications about Elementary School #13 but isn’t, please have them reach out to me using the contact information below. I am especially hoping to make sure we are connecting with the families of students who will be kindergarteners next year, but who may not be in the 27J Schools system yet. 

    Last time I reached out to you, I asked for nominations for the name of Elementary School #13. The 27J Schools Board of Education has received your nominations and will be making a final decision on the name of the school at their regular board meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM. I invite you and your family to join us as we find out the name of our new school. The Board meets in the Lois Lesser Board and Conference Room, at the Brighton Learning and Resource Campus, located at 1850, Egbert Street, Brighton, CO. I will be there and hope to see you there as well!

    In the weeks following the selection of a name, I will invite you and your children to submit suggestions for a mascot and school colors. Please keep an eye out for additional communications from me for that process. I’m excited to include families and students in the process of picking these important aspects of our school. 

    We have a temporary website set up for Elementary School #13 on the 27J Schools website. Click here to see that page. There is a link on that page to a photo gallery of the construction of the building if you would like to see how the school is progressing. Once we have a school name, we will have an official school website set up that looks more like what you are accustomed to seeing for your son or daughter’s current school. 

    The construction of the building itself is progressing quickly. I am regularly impressed with the significant changes I see in the building each week when I meet with the construction team. To date, all of the structural steel is complete, nearly all of the exterior framing is complete with the goal of getting the building fully enclosed before too much cold and bad weather sets in, and some interior framing and even sheetrock/drywall has begun to go up. I will continue to update you about the progress as we get closer to the building being completed. 

    I’m looking forward to building a community with each and every one of you. As we get closer to opening this new school, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you might have. I will work to communicate with you regularly throughout this process. Together, we will make this a school we will all be proud of!

    Sincerely,

    Kevin Purfurst

    Principal

    Elementary School #13

    27J Schools

    Phone: 303-655-5101

    Email: kpurfurst@sd27j.net 

    Website: https://www.sd27j.org/Page/9850

     

    Mensaje del director de la Escuela Primaria #13

    Estimadas familias futuras de la Primaria #13,

    Deseo darle las gracias a las personas que se comunicaron conmigo después de mi primera comunicación. Estoy muy contento de escuchar que muchos de ustedes y sus hijos están emocionados con la escuela nueva.

    Les recuerdo que si ustedes están recibiendo comunicados de mi parte es porque su hijo o hija tiene proyectado asistir a la Primaria #13 a partir de agosto 2020 debido a los cambios en los límites de asistencia para el ciclo escolar entrante. (haga clic aquí para que vea esos límites de asistencia). Si ustedes saben de una familia que debería recibir la información de esta escuela, por favor pídale que se comuniquen conmigo a la información de contacto que está proporcionada abajo de mi firma. Yo también tengo la esperanza de poder asegurarme que me comunique con las familias que tendrán estudiantes en kínder el año que entra, y que aún no están en el sistema de las Escuelas del 27J.

    La última vez que me comuniqué con ustedes, les pedí que nominaran el nombre que sería bueno para la Escuela Primaria #13. La Directiva de Educación de las Escuelas del 27J ha recibido sus nominaciones y en la junta de la directiva del martes, 22 de octubre a las 7:00 pm tomaremos la decisión final para el nombre que esta escuela recibirá. Les invitamos a ustedes y su familia a que asistan a la junta para que se enteren del nombre de nuestra escuela nueva. La directiva se reúne en la sala de conferencias Lois Lesser localizado en Brighton Learning and Resource Campus, ubicada al 1850, Egbert Street, Brighton, CO. ¡Yo estaré allí y espero verlos a ustedes también!

     Después de unas semanas de haber elegido el nombre, les invito a ustedes y sus hijos a que pongan sugerencias para la mascota y los colores de la escuela. Estén pendientes de los comunicados que les enviaré al respecto. Estoy emocionado de poder incluir a las familias y a los estudiantes con la elección de los aspectos importantes de nuestra escuela.

     Tenemos un sitio de web temporal para la Escuela Primaria #13. Hagan clic aquí para ver la página. Allí está un enlace con una galería de fotos de la construcción del plantel para que puedan ver el progreso de la construcción. Una vez que tengamos el nombre de la escuela, el sitio web será restablecido y se verá cómo a lo que ustedes ya están acostumbrados a ver en la escuela actual de sus hijos. 

    La construcción del edificio escolar está progresando rápidamente. Estoy igualmente impresionado con los cambios significantes que veo cada semana cuando me reúno con el equipo de construcción. Hasta ahora, ya está completa toda la construcción de acero, ya casi sea a cumplido con la meta de terminar las paredes exteriores y tenerlas completamente cerradas antes de que se establezca el frío y algunas de las paredes interiores y hasta la tablaroca ya han comenzado a instalarse. Continuaré manteniéndolos al tanto del progreso según el plantel se vaya completando.

     Espero con gran interés crear una comunidad con todos y cada uno de ustedes. Mientras se acerca la fecha de la apertura de la escuela nueva, por favor no demoren en comunicarse conmigo si es que tienen preguntas. Trabajaré para comunicarme con ustedes regularmente mediante este proceso. ¡Juntos, podemos hacer una escuela de la que todos estemos orgullosos!

     

    Atentamente,

     

    Kevin Purfurst

    Director

    Escuela Primaria #13

    Escuelas del 27J

    Teléfono: 303-655-5101

    Email: kpurfurst@sd27j.net 

    Website: https://www.sd27j.org/Page/9850

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  • Help Name our School

    Posted by Kevin Purfurst on 9/4/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Dear Future Elementary #13 Families,

    For those of you I have not yet met, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you. I am Kevin Purfurst (pronounced Pur - first) and I have the honor to serve as the principal of Elementary School #13, which will be opening in the Brighton Crossings neighborhood at 5505 Longs Peak Street, Brighton, CO in August of 2020. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with this community to create a school that everyone will be proud of.

    One of my goals for this new community school is to create an inclusive environment where all voices are important. In the future, this will include crucial roles for families in our school accountability committee and parent-teacher organization. As a start to that inclusive work, I need your help create nominations for the name of Elementary School #13. As descriptive as “Elementary School #13” is, our first step in building a school we can all be proud of will be to give it a name in which we can all take pride.   

    To submit a nomination for the name of Elementary School #13, please click here and then follow the links to complete the form to submit a nomination! Nominations will be accepted through September 10, 2019. Following that, the 27J Schools Facility Planning Advisory Committee, made up of 27J Schools parents, community members, staff, and school board members, will consider all nominations and submit three to the 27J Schools Superintendent and School Board for their consideration and final selection in October. 

    Once a name is selected for the building, I would like to continue to welcome our community to help nominate and select a school mascot and colors. To do that, I want to ensure we are reaching as many families interested in joining our community as possible. Therefore, I need your help. If you know of a family who should be, or wants to be receiving communication and information about Elementary School #13 (like this one), but isn’t, please have them reach out to me using the contact information below. This includes families who are not currently living in the Elementary School #13 boundaries but are considering joining our community, families of students who will be preschoolers or kindergarteners who are not currently in the 27J Schools system but will be in August of 2020, or anyone else who might want to know more about the progress of our new school. You are receiving this communication because you currently reside in the future boundaries of Elementary School #13 or have previously reached out to express interest in our school. To see the boundaries for Elementary School #13 starting in August of 2020 click here. Elementary School #13 is denoted by the “ES #13” marker. 

    In addition to selecting the school mascot and colors, I will be working with our community to begin a conversation about our hopes and dreams for what we want Elementary School #13 to become. It is essential that your voice be part of that conversation. I promise you that we will not have all of the answers to the vision for what we want this school to become on day one. This is intentional as we must build an inclusive community that engages students, staff, and families in the creation of our shared vision. And, that shared vision can and should change as we continue that process.

    In early 2020 we will begin the process of hiring staff. My commitment is to hire the best people who want to come and make this the school we will be proud of. As staff are hired, we will hold a series of community meetings where we will invite you to come and share your hopes and dreams for what our school will become. This is why it is so important for us to know about all families that are interested in our new school. I want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to be involved in crafting this shared vision. This will also offer us an opportunity to share our drivers for opening this new school with you. 

    If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to drive past the building currently going up. I am regularly impressed with the progress that the building is making. I, along with the 27J Schools construction team, meet weekly with the contractor (GH Phipps) and architect (Hord Coplan Macht) to review the progress of the building. In these communications I will be sharing updates with you about what has been happening on the site as we move towards the building being finished. The notable progress this week has been that steel has begun to be put up on the site. As this happens, the outline of the building will begin to take shape. As the weather has been dry, the project remains on track for a late May or early June completion date. I’m excited to continue to watch the progress of the building along with all of you. 

    I’m looking forward to building a community with each and every one of you. As we get closer to opening this new school, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you might have. I will work to communicate with you regularly throughout this process. Together, we can make this a great school!

    Sincerely,

    Kevin Purfurst

    Principal

    Elementary School #13

    27J Schools

    Phone: 303-655-5101

    Email: kpurfurst@sd27j.net 

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