The Patriot Report

A Message from the Principal

September 10, 2017

Good Morning Patriot Families!

This week will be Back to School Night on Wednesday for 1st-6th graders. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn about their policies and procedures. Also, working with our amazing PTA Team, they are launching a new digital platform that will take the place of Sign Up Genius, Shutter Fly sites, Room Mom/Dad Email groups called Konstella. If you have children at La Paz, their PTO is also using the program. Konstella will help streamline communications and hopefully help to foster a sense of community as parents are better informed of school events and PTA programs. Parents can get signed up by registering via the following URL code: There are a lot of privacy controls about how much or little information you want to share. It is closed off to the public, you must be a parent to get into the system. I am excited for the program and what it could do for PTA and for us as a school.

Events this Week:

  • Monday, Sept. 11th
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12th
    • PE - 4th-6th Grade
    • Front Porch Pops
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13th, Early Release
    • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - Note the times in the reminders
    • Music - Mrs. Patrick’s Class
    • Later Gator Start @ 9:55
    • Early Bird Dismissal @ 11:05
    • Later Gator Dismissal @ 12:45
    • 1st-6th Grade Dismissal @ 1:10
  • Thursday, Sept. 14th
    • Music - 4th-6th Grade
  • Friday, Sept. 15th - Patriot Spirit Day

Planning Ahead:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 20th - PTA Welcome Back Family Fun Night
  • Thursday, Sept. 21st - Fall Recess - No School
  • Friday, Sept. 29th - Picture Day


  • Back to School Night Schedule - Wednesday, September 13th
    • 1st-2nd Grade - 5:30 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3rd-4th Grade - 6:05 PM-6:35 PM
    • 5th-6th Grade - 6:40 PM-7:10 PM
  • Patriot Spirit Day - Every Friday will be a Patriot Spirit Day. This is an opportunities to show our de Portola pride and wear Patriot attire, red, white, or blue.
  • Spirit Wear - PTA will have Spirit Wear on Sale at Back to School Night. Supplies are limited, but get them while they are hot!
  • Konstella - Parents and teachers can get signed up by registering via the following URL code:
  • Calendar - Stay up to date will all of our school events on the De Portola Calendar. You can find it the bottom part of our school website or under Resources, Calendar at

Make it a Great Patriot Week!!
Dr. Gomez