Good Afternoon Patton Community,
I hope you and your children had a wonderful week, as well as a wonderful weekend. It would appear that Indian Summer is upon us as the weather has been great! Below you will find some updates from Patton, as well as the PTA.
Kindergarten and First Grade Literacy Night - October 21, 7pm
Kindergarten and First Grade Families,
Please join us for an informational night on literacy at Patton. We will discuss topics such as fluency, comprehension, assessment and how you can support your child at home. More information will come out as we get closer to the date. We hope to see you there!
Sign Up Genius - Parent Conferences
Patton is going to be using SignUpGenius this year to schedule the November Parent/Teacher Conferences. The link will be released when we get closer to the date. When you are given the link to sign up, SignUpGenius is going to ask you to create an account. If you create an account in advance you won't have to go through those initial steps. For those who want to set up an account, you can go to:
This morning we had a fire drill at 10:45. The students did a fantastic job listening and following directions. Lt. Larson (no relationship) from the Fire Department came to observe and was very pleased with how efficiently we evacuated the building.
Patton Math Club Info
This is just a friendly reminder to please abide by the posted signs, particularly along Maude (near the intersection of Maude and Harvard). Everyone has a vested interest in the safety of our students, so please be sure to use the designated pick up and drop off areas.
Drop Off Supervision
Patton Staff will be outside supervising students beginning at 8:45am. Please be mindful of the time you drop your children off as our traffic volunteers are not able to supervise students on the blacktop as they are directing traffic.
From the Patton LMC
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Tweets of the Week
PTA Update 9.26.14
First Grade Family Night - Friday, September 26th, 6:30-7:30
Come celebrate back to school with other first grade families! Students and their families are invited to come for the fun! Activities will include games and an open gym. If you have any questions, please contact Amy M. at email@example.com. Click on the flyer for more information.
Picture Day - Monday, October 6
Picture Day is a little earlier this year and will be Monday, October 6. Order forms went home in your child’s backpack this week. Orders can be returned in your child’s backpack now through October 6. If you did not get an order form, please stop by the office to get one.
Innisbrook Gift Wrap Sale
The Innisbrook gift wrap sale is extended through Friday, October 3rd. Patton PTA will receive 45-50% of the total from this sale. Please return your payment slip and your cash or check by October 3rd. If you have any questions you may contact Leanna Rocks at 847-749-0886 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your support of the Patton PTA!
Yankee Candle Sale for ABC/25
The Yankee Candle Fundraiser runs through Monday, October 6th. Packets were sent home in backpack mail with all selling information. Orders can be placed 2 ways: family and friends can order using the hard copy order form in your packet or online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com using group number 990023846. Make checks out to ABC/25 Foundation Patton and return with both the yellow and white copies (keep the pink for your records). Please return your order by Monday, Oct. 6th. This is the only fundraiser for ABC/25 Foundation this year, funding teacher grants which will be awarded in January. Last year ABC/25 foundation awarded almost $23,000 in teacher grants throughout our district. In the past, these valuable grants have provided Patton students with digital cameras, climbing walls in the gym, musical instruments, iPads, books, Kindles, digital microscopes, and many more educational enhancements. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Schmit at email@example.com or 312-805-4161.
Patton PTA Front Row Drawing Winners:
Congratulations and thank you to all of those who participated in the Patton PTA Drawing for FRONT ROW seats to your child’s musical performance. On Monday morning, Mrs. Ryl picked the names from the ticket buckets filled at the B2SB. She will have your seats reserved for you at your child's show. Get your cameras ready because all of your friends will be asking for a shot of their child!
The winners are as follows:
KINDERGARTEN AM: The Maher Family - Mrs. Heisler
KINDERGARTEN PM: The Ulrych Family - Ms. Mililchap
1st GRADE: The Ulrych Family - Mrs. Copersmet
2nd GRADE: The Gordon Family - Mrs. McLoone
3rd GRADE: The Born Family - Mrs. Johnson
4th GRADE: The Weiss Family - Ms. Miller
5th GRADE: The Ragland Family - Mrs. Goumas
Directories are distributed!
Tuesday of this week the Patton PTA Student Directories were sent home in backpack mail. If you are a PTA member and you are missing your directory, please contact Bob Corley at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a directory and still need to join the PTA, please navigate to https://sd25.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=61.
Directory App is LIVE!
This past weekend the information on activating the new Directory Spot app - our new online directory - was sent to Patton PTA members. If you are a PTA member and you are missing this information OR have questions or data change requests, please contact Bob Corley at email@example.com. If you would like access to the app and still need to join the PTA, please navigate to: https://sd25.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=61.
The Patton PTA Directory Committee would like to extend an apology to Patton teacher and parent Amy Johnson. The listing for Amy’s family shows an incorrect father name. The listing should refer to Mr. Johnson as Ken Johnson. Sorry for the error!
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!