Hello Patton Community,
I hope the first half of your weekend has been great. I just have a few pieces of information for you. I really want to highlight the Food Allergy component listed below. The video below is powerful and Patton is in full support of the District's goal to provide further education to parents and students.
Looking forward to a great week ahead,
Food Allergy Information
If you were at Curriculum Night, you may recall Dr. Bein shared out how she has a Food Allergy Education Committee that is comprised of parents, staff, and students. The goal is to further educate our students and parents on food allergies. If you are like me, food allergies were not prevalent when I was going through school. It wasn't until my fifth year of teaching that I encountered my first student with life threatening food allergies. That first encounter was the beginning of my educational journey into this newer diagnosis. The video below provides some perspective from real parents and children on having food allergies. It is 7 minutes long, but definitely worth watching all the way to the end. This clip was put together by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), an organization who strives to provide funding for research and education for food allergy awareness.
Patton Families Helped Plant over 800 Trees!
If you bought a Patton yearbook last year, our yearbook partner planted a tree! TreeRing is a certified "Green Business" that uses recycled papers, composts, and has planted more than 700,000 trees. Last year, the yearbooks purchased by Patton families resulted in 818 new trees being planted.
Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students: Would you like to be a reporter for the Patton Press, our online monthly newspaper? New and veteran reporters welcome!
Reporters brainstorm ideas, research, write, and then create the layout for articles about Patton School happenings, students and teachers as well as their hobbies, interests, current events, or creative writing, with links to further information, cool websites and video too.
To sign up for the September/October and/or November/December issues, click the link below by Monday, September 21. We will have another sign up for the Winter/Spring issues.
TWEETS OF THE WEEK
I hope you enjoy our Tweets of the Week section. Honestly, it is difficult to pick six tweets because there are so many to choose from. If you want a window into what is happening at school, please follow us on Twitter so you can see wall that is happening throughout the week. When you have glimpses into what our students are doing, it is easier to spark up conversation with your children about their day.