Good Afternoon Patton Community,
This has been another great week at Patton. For those who might be wondering what happens in school on an institute day or school improvement day, I thought I might share a snapshot of what happened today.
Over the past several weeks, each of your children have taken a variety of assessments depending on their grade level. Examples of these assessments are MAP (Measure of Academic Progress), AIMSweb, and Fountas and Pinnell benchmark assessments. With all of that data, we organize and sort it to determine how we can best meet the learning needs of our students. Grade levels spend considerable time pouring over this data to develop interventions and supports for students who might need a "boost" because they haven't met the academic targets at this point. Additionally, if we have students who are significantly exceeding standards (99%ile range) we can identify strategies to support them too.
In addition to that, teachers at Patton also received training in the area of technology. Depending on the grade level teachers will have received training on some of the following areas: Google Classrooms, creations apps for iPads, how to use AirServer, student blogging tools, digital assessment tools, etc. In addition to that, grade level teams are also given time to collaborate and co-plan on their upcoming units of student. Truly, the work, time, and effort that goes into this day is significant and time well spent.
Listed below are the PTA weekend updates as well. If you like pizza, and there is a great fundraiser for California Pizza Kitchen for October 13 and 14. You need to bring the flyer that was sent home, but if you don't have it, you can click HERE for it.
Have a wonderful weekend, and we will see everyone on TUESDAY.
Principal, Patton Elementary School
Tweets Of The Week
PTA WEEKEND UPDATE
California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser- October 13th and 14th
Need an excuse to dine out? Join us for a Patton PTA fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen! Patton PTA will receive 20% of your check when you eat at California Pizza Kitchen in Arlington Heights on Monday, October 13th and Tuesday, October 14th. Just bring in the flyer that has been sent home this week. We look forward to seeing you there!
Traffic Team Members Needed!
If you'd like to enjoy an even better student pick-up and drop-off experience at Patton, please join the Traffic Team! We are currently looking to fill spots in both the morning and afternoon, on both sides of the school. 1st Grade Parents - We especially need your help! A 20 minute commitment on your part will help us all get the job done safely and smoothly. Please contact Krin Hupp firstname.lastname@example.org for available times and options. Thank you!!
Explore the Arts! Participate in PTA Reflections
National PTA Reflections Program 2014-15 Theme: The world would be a better place if… Reflect on the theme. Create an original work. Be recognized.Reflections entries are due to the office by 10/27/14. Original works in the categories of Dance, Film, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. Contact chairperson Amy Kulefsky: email@example.com or 847-380-0332 for more information on contest rules and entry forms. Visit PTA.org/Reflections for more information.
Patton PTA Pumpkin Patch - Friday, October 17th 3:35pm - 5:00pm
Pumpkins! Caramel apples! Cider donuts! Face painting and costume swap! Come celebrate all things Fall on the black-top with Patton friends and families! Pre-orders for cider donuts and caramel apples are due October 10th. Please email Carrie May (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you did not turn in your order sheet but would still like to make a pre-order. A limited amount of apples and donuts will be on sale at the event as well.
Patton Spiritwear Delivered
All the Patton spiritwear orders were sorted and delivered to your child’s classroom this week. Hopefully they made it home safely and your little ones are able to sport their Patton Pride around town! If you have any questions, contact Brett Hackmann email@example.com, Rachel Moran firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Gries email@example.com.
Questions or Ideas?
Do you have a question or a great idea you want to share with PTA? A topic you would like to see on a PTA Meeting Agenda? Please email your ideas to Patton PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Patton School General PTA Minutes October 7th, 2014
The meeting was called to order by Bob Corley & Jenny Stanhope at 9:16 a.m. President Report: Bob Corley & Jenny Stanhope
ABC/25: Jen Schmit
FAB 5K: Bonnie Alcaro