Hello Patton Families,
I hope this has been a great week for you and your families. There were so many fun and exciting things happening this week. Our first graders did an awesome job performing "SWAMPED!" for the students and their families, and we are all really proud of them! Hopefully we will see many of you at the Art Show next week as well as Capannari's on Wednesday. It will be a busy week for sure!
Enjoy the beautiful weather and the weekend,
Poem in Your Pocket Day
We had a wonderful day on Thursday as it was "Poem in Your Pocket Day." Check out the video below highlighting some of the fun that we had this day.
Pick Up and Drop Off Traffic
Over the past few weeks we have received some phone calls from our Patton neighbors about the traffic along the streets nearby during pick up and drop off time. We realize that there are no designated spaces to park your vehicles along the street, but our neighbors have given us some feedback that their driveways are being blocked. We are asking all of our families to be mindful and leave the spaces at the end of our neighbors' driveways open when coming to pick up or drop off your children.
Thank you for your help in maintaining good relationships with our neighbors.
Art Show Reminder
Just a reminder that the Art Show is on Tuesday beginning at 6:30. Because of the amount of artwork that will be on display and the amount of families we are anticipating, we are extending the art show to 8:00. If you do not wish to purchase your child's framed art, it will be returned to your child to bring home at a later date unframed. For those purchasing, please bring exact change or write a check to Patton Elementary School for $25. We look forward to seeing you at the show.
Yearbook Order Deadline Approaching
The deadline to order a 2016yearbook is Wednesday, April 27 by the end of the day. Simply go to www.treering.com and login to your account (or create one if you do not have one yet). The passcode for Patton School to order the yearbook is 1014110707661184. If you have questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Feedback on Class Placement
Last week in the weekend update, there was an opportunity to provide feedback related to your child as we are going to begin the placement process for 2016-17 in the upcoming weeks. Teachers have been instructed to defer any placement requests directly to me (Eric Larson) as I am the one who has the final say in the process. Please do not contact teachers for special requests as that puts unnecessary pressure on them and can sometimes create uncomfortable situations. We do our very best to consider all aspects of our students when it comes to placement, and it is a very involved and purposeful process. If you would like to fill out the Parent Feedback Form, the deadline is Friday, April 29.
Just Move It! Success
Thank you to everyone who participated in or volunteered for the Just Move It! Challenge last weekend! There were a total of 953 participants from throughout the district. And while we unfortunately were not the winning school for the percentage of participants, we did come in 3rd with 21%. However, we were the top school for staff participation at 35% - way to go! Looking forward to seeing all of you (and more) at next year's event.