Hello Patton Community,
What a wonderful beginning to our school year. We kicked off our "One of a Kind" year, and for the first week, we asked students to practice showing kindness by simply smiling at others. Each week for the rest of the school year, we will challenge students to show kindness in different ways and we hope you can join us on this journey at home. If you are following us on Twitter, we will be using the hashtag, #PantherKindness to share updates and pictures throughout the year.
Below you will find a series of updates. We hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.
Eric Larson & Kelly Vignocchi
"One of a Kind" Year
As was mentioned in an email that was sent out Monday, we have kicked off our year of kindness with the students. The video below was also part of that email, but in case you didn't have an opportunity to watch it, we thought it might inspire you. Please join us at home with the Kindness Challenge, and participate with us on Twitter, using the hashtag, #PantherKindness.
We hope you will be able to join us for Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Please review the image below for the schedule of the evening. This particular event is for parents only.
Grade Level Performances 2017-18
Below you will find the show titles, dates, and times for all of grade level performances! Please save these dates so you can see our Panthers perform!
Join the Fun
We need volunteers for the best place in the school to be... the L.M.C.!
Join us for flexible hours, friendly staff and tons of laughs. Learn all the newest books, help keep us organized, and assist with students.
Contact Mrs. Wilson at email@example.com, or Ms. Melamed at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by!
If you are a walking family, or you park in the parking lot when dropping off your child, we ask that you remember to use crosswalks and sidewalks at all times. Walking across the parking lot (both the north and south lots) can be dangerous and we want to be sure that everyone is safe. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
Do you have any questions?
Here are some people and places that can help!
Drop Off & Pick Up
This is a friendly reminder that individuals who are dropping off and picking up children with their vehicles should not be utilizing a phone will driving in the Patton parking lot. We want to ensure that our children are safe, and appreciation your assistance with this.
Hats for Houston
Please see the flyer below for how Patton Student Council would like to raise funds to help those in need in Texas. We are very blessed to have caring kids and a caring community who want to support others. If you want to donate household items such, baby items, toiletries, water, etc. please contact Karen Gonzalez at email@example.com and she can provide an avenue for you to supply those items to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Back to School Bash
We hope you can join us next Friday for the Back to School Bash sponsored by the PTA next Friday. See the flyer below for details!
Hello Patton Community!
We are so excited to welcome you and your children to what is sure to be a fantastic school year! The halls have been so quiet and the school feels so empty and we are looking forward to our students breathing life back into the building. Hopefully you are able squeeze some last minute fun and memory making with your families before the start of school. The teachers have been working hard in preparation for our first day and we all believe that this will be a wonderful year for learning.
To our new families, welcome to Patton! Each week we send out a Weekend Update that highlights various "happenings" around the building along with information we need you to be aware of throughout the year. Below are updates for you to read at your leisure as we approach August 28.
To a fantastic school year,
Eric Larson & Kelly Vignocchi
New and Returning Staff Members
Patton is very excited to welcome Mrs. Wideikis to Patton as our school psychologist. Mrs. Wideikis (pictured to the right) was previously the early childhood psychologist at Greenbrier and we are excited to have her with us and all of the unique experiences and talents she will bring to Patton.
A returning staff member is Mrs. Rodriguez, however, many of you may know her as Miss Millichap! Mrs. Rodriguez has returned to Patton and will be serving as our Advanced Learning Facilitator. She is coming back with a wealth of unique experiences that will undoubtedly serve our community as a whole and we are thrilled to welcome her back home!
Class Placement Letters
Placement letters will be emailed out from the district on Monday, August 21. So as not to overload the system, the tech department will stagger the emails that go out, and we ask that you are patient prior to contacting the office. If you do not receive an email on Monday, August 21, please contact the office on Tuesday, August 22 and Mrs. Ryl or Mrs. Schmit will assist you.
Supply Drop Off
Supply Drop Off will occur on Friday, August 25, from 2:40 until 3:20. This is a time for families to bring in school supplies so that students do not need to carry them to school on the first day. For families who purchased supply kits, those will be delivered to your child's classroom after they have been delivered to Patton. If you need to purchase supplies, here is a link that will take you to the supply list by grade level. For those who are unable to make this time, students can bring their supplies on the first day of school as this is the only time offered to drop off supplies. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the building.
Pick up and Drop Off Procedures
Patton will continue with the same pick up and drop off procedures as we did last year:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade
School staff will begin supervising students at 8:50am each morning out on the blacktop and on the east side of the building. Please see the excerpt below from the parent/student handbook that the district publishes regarding before and after school supervision.
New Family Tours
For families who are new to Patton, we invite you to take a tour of the building with us. New family tours are being held on Thursday, August 17 at 3:00pm, and Friday, August 18 at 9:00am. Tours typically last between 20 and 30 minutes.
Below you will see what is being served as a hot lunch through the first week of school. If you are a first grade family the district offers hot lunch to your child for free for the first three days of school!
For the past three years we have divided our students within the lunchroom be primary and intermediate students and this always resulted in splitting up our third grade students, largely due to space and the number students in the Commons at one time. This year all grade levels will be able to eat together, and in order to make this happen, the lunch shifts will be as follows:
First, Third, and Fifth Grade
12:10 - 12:40 - Lunch
12:40 - 1:10 - Lunch Recess
Second and Fourth Grade
12:10 - 12:40 - Lunch Recess
12:40 - 1:10 - Lunch
Classroom snacks are allowed for students in grades one through five, and are eaten at a time that is designated by the classroom teacher. In keeping with our school rule for the past few years permissible snacks are fruits and vegetables in their own skin. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Sarah Klancnik.
World Wear Project
Before throwing out those old shoes, check out this opportunity to help those in need and raise funds for the Patton PTA!