The 11th Annual Walkathon
If you look above you will see a "Walkathon" tab with information, permission forms, activities, and online t-shirt order. The deadline for ordering t-shirts is the end of the day, Monday, April 30. Please do not delay. Late orders cannot be taken. For a quick link to the T-shirt orders click here. To give your child permission to participate, please click here.
3rd Grade Goes to the Chicago History Museum
This past week our third graders took a trip to the Chicago History Museum. What a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn more about our great city! Thank you to all who were able to help and volunteer to make this a successful field trip.
2nd Annual Senior Walk
Our 2nd annual senior walk is scheduled for May 24. Please help us spread the word to our Patton alums who are graduating from high school. We'd love to honor the hard work and dedication they have put in to their education. Please pass on this link to our graduating seniors!
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Thank you to Ms. Melamed and the PTA for bringing in poet and author Michelle Schaub for poem in your pocket day. For more news about this exciting day, please check out the Patton LMC page, by clicking here.
First Graders were SWAMPED!
Our first graders were amazing in their grade level performance of SWAMPED! Much work went into practicing and preparing for their show. A big thank you to Mr. Whitaker, Mrs. Litberg, Mrs. Copersmet, and Mrs. Pullam for all of their hard work!
Patton Garden Club
Did you know Patton had a Garden Club? A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Leigh for all of their work with this club to really help bring our courtyard to life. The club has been working in the fall and spring to help transform this space into an inviting place for students and staff. Great job Garden Club!
Patton Walkathon - May 16th
Student Council is very excited about our 11th annual Walkathon as it has become a wonderful tradition within the school and community. Please be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event!
Some Patton Happenings
Our Patton Twitter feed is one of the best ways to see what is happening at Patton on a daily basis. It truly gives a window into the school and as a parent you can use some of what you are seeing on Twitter to ask your kids about their day. There may not be tweets from every teacher, every day, but throughout the course of the week you can use what you see on Twitter to help start discussions with your kids about school.
A.C.E. it 25.
Please see the announcement below for A.C.E. it 25
Click HERE for the District 25 E-flyer page, including:
Palatine Soccer Tryouts - Softball Camp - Youth Orchestra - Water Polo - Children's Choir - Swim Team - Youth Triathlon - Rockin With the Cops - Summer Arts Camp
Capannari's Coolest School Competition
Monday felt a bit more like the "coldest school" competition, but nevertheless, families continued to come and show their support for Patton. Thank you to the PTA, staff volunteers, students, and the community for all of the support.
Patton Senior Walk: May 24, 2018
Patton will be hosting the second annual Senior Walk this year. For Seniors who attended Patton, please use this link to RSVP to the event. Parents of Seniors are welcome as well. It was great to see so many returning students last year, and truly inspirational for our students. We hope many will be able to attend. Please pass the word to families you may know who would be interested.
11th Annual Walkathon
Patton is continuing with the annual Walkathon, which is currently scheduled for May 16, from 4:00-5:30. This is our 11th annual Walkathon, and we hope that it will continue to be as successful as the previous years. There is a Garibaldi's dine and share fundraiser that is scheduled for Thursday, May 10 from 4:00-7:00. By showing the flyer below, 20% will go towards Make-A-Wish.
Allergy Awareness Week
May 14-19, 2018 is Allergy Awareness week! For the third year in a row, District 25 will participate in events during Allergy Awareness Week to raise awareness of those who have allergies within our school community. Last year, we participated in the #tealtakeover and encouraged both staff and students to wear teal to show their support. We are again offering families have the opportunity to purchase Allergy Awareness Week t-shirts as a part of the celebration. The shirts feature a design by one of our very own staff members and match the shirts worn by district staff.
Shirts must be paid for at the time of order (credit cards only this year), and will be available for pick up ay the District Administration Building at 1200 South Dunton the week prior. Please note that we will not be able to exchange shirts or add to the order once it has been placed. All orders are due by April 24, 2018.
Please visit https://sd25.revtrak.net/ and click on the Allergy Awareness Week tile to order! If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services department at the District Office at 847-758-4900.
Advanced Math Placement
If you are a current third, fourth, or fifth grade family, below is a matrix from the Department of Student Learning as it pertains to advanced math. Advanced math is offered at fourth and fifth grade at the elementary level. Qualification for Advanced math requires a minimum of six points using a combination of the evaluation criteria on the matrix below. If you have specific questions related to the advanced math, the process, or placement, please contact Kristin Williams, the District 25 Math Coordinator at email@example.com. You can also follow this link which provides additional information about the program.
Advanced Language Arts Placement
If you are a current fifth grade family, below is the matrix from the Department of Student Learning regarding advanced language arts. Similar to advanced math, fifth grade students need to score a minimum of six points. If you have further questions, you can follow this link, or contact Sharon Nelles, the District 25 Literacy Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just Move It Challenge
Race Day is almost here! We are looking forward to this fun event, please join us in support of all District 25 students either by running, walking or volunteering!
Volunteer sign up: This event cannot happen without the support of all our volunteers, please consider helping with this fun event. All volunteers will be entered in a drawing for gift cards from local merchants including Bloom Salon, Honey Butter Cafe, Chicago Swim School, Bottle and Bottega and Inspyre Studios. If you'd like to volunteer go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/ 8050E4AADAB23A20-race5
Click here to register.
All registration, volunteering, and event details can be found at http://www.jmichallenge.org.
When: Saturday April 21, 2018
Where: South Middle School
7:30 – 10 AM Health and Fitness Expo
8:00 AM 5K Run/Walk Start
9:00 AM 1 Mile Run/Walk Start
The school with the most participation gets to showcase the JMI trophy for the next year! Participation includes runners, walkers AND volunteers!
Patton currently has 55 people registered for the run/walk. If you can't/ don't want to run or walk, please consider volunteering. We still have a great need for volunteers - and the volunteers count towards the school participation.
Contact your school representative Pam Sloss at 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 the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.
The Power of Yet
Check out these inspiring second graders, as they write about the power of "yet." This idea that we may not be able to do something at the moment, or "yet," but we can take steps to make our goals happen. What is something you may not be able to do "yet" but can work toward?
Capannari Coolest School Fundraiser
It might not be the warmest day on Monday, but it's never too cold for ice cream. If you are able, please stop by Capannari's Ice Cream shop in Mt. Prospect on Monday after school for the PTA sponsored fundraiser. You might even see a few celebrity scoopers!
Mary Poppins - 5th Grade Performance
Our fifth graders are hard at work, practicing before school and after school as they prepare for their performance of Mary Poppins Jr. A big thank you to ALL of our parent volunteers who are working to make this program a success. We simply could not do all of this without you.
A few happenings around the building...
Rockin' With the Cops
This year’s Rockin' With the Cops event for 5th grade students is Thursday, June 7, from 7-10 PM at Pioneer Park, 500 S. Fernandez. For an application, click here. The form must be signed by a parent/guardian and brought to the temporary police station at 1500 W. Shure Dr., 1st floor main desk. This is the only way to apply.
Run, Walk, or Volunteer! JUST MOVE IT!
Early Registration ends Friday, April 6th! Register now to guarantee a t-shirt and discount pricing.
We need VOLUNTEERS to make this day successful, if you don’t want to run or walk please consider volunteering, it’s a fun day! To volunteer, click here. Click here to register to run or walk.
We want to ensure every student can participate in the 5k or 1 mile run/walk. If your family is experiencing financial difficulties, the student race fee will be waived. Any interested families can contact our race director at firstname.lastname@example.org for a code to waive the fee on the registration page.
Click HERE for the District 25 E-flyer page, including:
Swim Team - Chess Scholars -
Artreach Summer Camp - Running Series -
Harmony Youth Theater - Camp Invention - District 24 Summer U