Henry Cole visits Patton!
This week the students at Patton were treated to a tremendous assembly with Henry Cole, the author of Nest for Celeste. He was a dynamic presenter sharing fun and exciting stories that led to him being an illustrator. In addition to stories, he also talked with the students about perseverance. He shared with the students the many, many edits he had to make to both his writing and his illustrations, emphasizing trying hard and not giving up. He was dynamic and inspiring, and we hope your students truly enjoyed his visit. For more pictures, please follow this link.
Today (Friday) students participated in our annual Veterans Day assembly, where we pay tribute and honor our Veterans. We were fortunate to have many local Veterans join us, and our special guest speaker was Major Melinda Latting, who delivered an outstanding heartfelt message and inspirational message including themes of protecting what you love, never giving up, and always trying your best even if it doesn't work out the first time. The students were also fortunate to hear the musical talents of the Arlingtones, and our very own cub scouts and girl scouts presented the colors at the assembly. To all of our Veterans we wish you a "Happy Veterans Day" and we thank you for your service to our country! If you would like to see additional photos from our assembly, please follow this link.
Art Activities at Home!
Mrs. Maloney has created another great video, this time on Pointillism. If you are looking for a fun activity to do at home, give this a try!
Parent Teacher Conferences
There is still time to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher. If you still need the link, it can be found here!
November Dates to Remember
Illinois State School Report Cards
Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education releases a "report card" on each school and district in the state. You can access our school report card at www.illinoisreportcard.com. Please contact Mr. Larson if you have any questions.