Hello Patton Community,
I hope everyone had a great week. Today I had the opportunity to be a teacher for thirty minutes in a fourth grade math class. I thoroughly enjoyed working with these kids and the minutes flew by like seconds. It was a good reminder to me the challenges of being a teacher, and an even better reminder for how hard our staff works. In many ways teaching is a calling and is by no means for the faint of heart. Our teachers give selflessly to your children on a daily basis, and this impromptu experience of working with these fourth graders reminded me that it's important that I recognize and appreciate the efforts of our staff. I would ask that you consider doing this as well. There are many ways to show appreciation, but simple notes or cards always seem to rejuvenate the teaching soul. If you aren't sure where to start, you can always click here, and it will take you to a simple form that is really easy to fill out.
Have a wonderful 4 DAY weekend!
The PTA sponsored Skate Night is on January 26 from 6:30-9:00 pm. Admission is free, but we ask that families consider donating 1-2 food items which will be sent to the Wheeling Food Pantry. There is a charge if you need to rent skates. We hope to see you there!
We received a handful of calls and wanted to make everyone knew that we do not have school on Monday or Tuesday. The front office will reopen on Wednesday.
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.
A Message From Officer Veenstra
On behalf of the Arlington Heights Police Department and Arlington Heights Schools here are a couple of safety reminders that will keep traffic moving efficiently and more importantly keep our students safe. I have been out to several schools in the past couple of months and observed a few traffic safety issues.
I hope every parent will take a moment to reflect on what we all can do to keep our kids safe. Thanks for your cooperation!
Officer Veenstra, School Resource Officer
Arlington Heights Police Department
For AHSD25 guidelines for winter-related school closings please click here.