Hello Patton Families,
We hope everyone enjoyed their week. Please take a moment to read through a few updates and have a wonderful weekend.
Kindergarten and New First Grade Registration
As was indicated in last week's Weekend Update, we are looking to have any new kindergartener for the 2016-17 school year registered as we are in the planning phases for next year. We would also like to add that if you have a child who will be entering first grade next year and will be new to Patton we would also like to begin that registration process as well. If you fall into either of these categories, please contact the office at 847-398-4288, and Mrs. Ryl or Mrs. Schmit can get your registration started and we can properly prepare for next year. Also, if you know of any families who might be starting first grade or kindergarten next fall, please pass this message on to them. Your help in this is greatly appreciated.
Special Event for Incoming Patton Kindergarteners
Send the word out - incoming Kindergarten students and their parent/guardian are invited to Patton on Tuesday, March 1st from 9:30-10 am for a St. Patrick’s Day story and craft. This is a great opportunity to meet other families with incoming Kindergarteners. Younger siblings are welcome. If this is your first time at Patton during school hours, please bring a photo ID for check in at the front office.
The Pirates of Patton....Arrrrr!!!
Our 4th grade Patton Pirates did an amazing job performing for the students as well their parents on Thursday. A big thank you goes out to Mr. Whitaker, Mrs. Maloney, Mrs. Cioni, Mrs. Koenig, Miss Albrecht, Miss Miller, and Miss Ricci for all of their efforts in helping the kids get ready for their performance.
A Note from Nick Filipowski, District Coordinator for Fine Arts and Physical Education
Teachnology Fair - March 9th
Come out and learn about new technologies from your peers and other community members! Students from all nine schools of District 25 are participating is this exciting and informative night. For more, click here. In addition, parent and student volunteers are needed; students can earn service hours for volunteering at this event. Click here for details and or to sign up.
Just Move It Challenge - April 16th
You and family members can run, walk, donate, or volunteer at this 1 mile or 5k fitness event benefiting the District's Scholarship and Grant Fund. For more information or to register, click here.
Hello Patton Community,
There has been so much activity at Patton this week. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for in the moment happenings at school. Below are a few updates for you to be aware of.
Have a great weekend,
4th Grade Pirates Performance
Our fourth graders have been working really hard to fine tune their performance, which is scheduled for Thursday, February 25 at 7:00. Mr. Whitaker, the fourth grade staff, and I hope to see you there!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Be on the lookout for an email coming to you on Sunday at 5:00 pm to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher. Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for March 17 and 18.
Kindergarten Registration Has Started!
If you have a child who will be attending Kindergarten in the fall please note that registration has begun. The first step is pre-registration on the School District 25's website: sd25.org. Please share this information with any neighbors or friends with a child turning 5 by September 1st!
Join us for a Student/Parent Book Club!
Join here: Student/Parent Book Club form
Dressing for the weather
This week ended with some very warm (and windy) weather. Next week it is supposed to dip back into the 30s and 40s. We ask that students be dressed appropriately for the temperature to sustain being outside for recess and lunch recess.
Happy Valentines Day Patton Community,
Below are some pictures of the Valentines parties. Thank you so very much to all of the volunteers who gave up their time to create some fun experiences for our students. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.
Join the LMC for our Inaugural 4th grade and 5th grade Student/Parent Book Clubs
As many of you know, reading the same book as your student is always a special chance to enhance the reading experience and for a parent to model their love of reading! In this club we hope to read good literature together, connect, explore topics and acquire different insights. The clubs will meet 2-3 times this school year, depending on interest, and there will be a separate sign up for each.
4th Grade students/parents: Thursday, March 10 at 6:30-7:30 pm
Read: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
5th Grade students/parents: Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30-7:30 pm
Read: Wild Wings by Gil Lewis
Join here: Student/Parent Book Club form
READ ALL ABOUT IT!
The January/February 2016 issue of the Patton Press is here!
Special Messages for 5th Grade Parents
Good Afternoon Patton Community,
We hope everyone had a great week of school. We just have a couple updates for you listed below, most importantly we wanted to highlight the themes of the upcoming grade level performances.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Eric Larson & Kelly Vignocchi
Music A-Plenty at Patton!
Mr. Whitaker and students are working diligently on the following upcoming musical productions. We wanted to highlight them so all were aware of the dates for each grade level performance.
Kindergarten Registration 2016-17
If you have a child turning 5 by Sept 1, 2016, please visit the District website to complete the brief, online pre-registration: sd25.org
K-2 Parents --- DREAMBOX
We wanted to provide you with some information about Dreambox because we have noticed an increase in students or siblings logging on to accounts that do not belong to them. Dreambox is an adaptive math program that provides real feedback and information to teachers to help design instruction for students. When students log into another’s account, or when a sibling plays on an account it skews the data rendering it unusable for teacher instruction.
Each student’s account is unique to them and it must remain that way in order for the program to be effective and for the data to be authentic.
Valentines Day 2016
Valentines parties are scheduled to begin at approximately 2:30pm on Friday, February 12. Room reps should double check with their classroom teachers to verify the start time as there may be a few exceptions. If your child is passing out Valentines cards to other students, the cards cannot have any candy or food attached to them. Trinkets such as pencils, erasers, stickers, etc., are great alternatives as long as they are not edible. Items such as goodie bags filled with treats or candy are also not permitted.
Just Move it! Challenge Pre-Registration Deadline Thursday, March 31st!
The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and ABC/25 Foundation invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5k and 1 mile Run/Walk on April 16th that combines fitness and fun for the entire family! Entry fees increase after Thursday March 31st and only participants who register by this date will be guaranteed a race t-shirt in their school color and size.
Want to run both races? Adult participants in the 5k Run/Walk may participate in the 1 mile race for FREE! For safety reasons only registered participants with signed waivers and bib numbers will be permitted on either race course.
Don’t want to run or walk? Volunteer! We need over 75 volunteers to make race day successful. You can help and still be a part of the fun!
Registration, Volunteering, and Event Details: http://www.jmichallenge.org
RUN, WALK, DONATE OR HELP! Just Move it!
Contact your school representative Mary Goumas firstname.lastname@example.org or Pam Sloss email@example.com with questions or suggestions.
*All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through PTA scholarships and the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.
DISTRICT 25 FLYERS