Hello Patton Community!
I hope everyone had a great week. There are several updates listed below for you to read through. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Picture Day - Monday, 10.06.14
Just as a reminder, picture day is on Monday! We look forward to seeing many bright smiles!
On Thursday, individualized MAP & ISAT will be sent home via backpacks. If you would prefer to pick up your child's information in lieu of going home in the backpack, you will need to contact the office in advance and they will pull your child's information. The paperwork will be available for pickup only on Thursday.
Transitions Group - From Mrs. Donahue. . .
At Patton School, one of the services we offer is a group experience for children whose families are currently in transition. These transitions may include separation, divorce, remarriage, or stepfamily situations.
The groups will begin in the coming weeks, meeting once a week for approximately eight to ten sessions. Each session will last about half an hour. We will be working with classroom teachers in order to determine the best time to excuse your child from class.
In the past, these group meetings have been helpful to children by providing them with a safe place to exchange feelings and experiences with peers in similar family situations. That way, group members can give each other support, suggestions, and encouragement.
If your child(ren) are interested in this group, please sign and return the form below next week. The school office or your child’s teacher will forward the signed permission slips to me. If you have any questions or you would like to discuss the group further, please feel free to contact Mrs. Donahue at (847) 398-4288, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Service Club
If you are interested in joining the social service club, please click HERE to sign up.
Patton Tweets of the Week
PTA Weekend Update
Reminder - Picture Day - Monday, October 6
As a reminder, Picture Day is a little earlier this year and will be Monday, October 6. If you wish to order pictures and have not yet returned the order form, you may still do so on Monday.
October PTA Meeting - Tuesday, October 7th at 9:15 am
Please join us for our PTA Meeting next Tuesday morning in the Commons. All Patton parents are invited to attend. If you weren’t able to attend the September evening meeting, we hope you can come to this meeting during the day to learn more about PTA. We expect this to be a short meeting and have you on your way by 10:00. See you there!
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 on Monday, October 13th and Tuesday, October 14th. Just bring in the flyer that will be sent home next week. We look forward to seeing you there.
Explore the Arts! Participate in PTA Reflections
National PTA Reflections Program 2014-15 Theme: The world would be a better place if… Reflect on a 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.
Are your children interested in ecology and helping the environment? Did they enjoy participating in the Patton Recycling Club last year? If so, we encourage them to sign up for the new Social Service Club on Thursdays after school at Patton. The Ecology Club has been incorporated into the Social Service Club this year, and members will have the opportunity to learn more about ecology and work on projects to benefit the environment. Please contact Jenny Stanhope at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Yankee Candle Sale for ABC/25
A huge thank you to all of the families who have supported the Yankee Candle Sale with your orders! If you would still like to place an order, but have not had a chance to do so yet, orders can be turned in through Monday, October 6th. Please remember that 40% of every purchase supports ABC/25’s teacher grant program, so every order helps enrich our children’s learning. The items will be delivered several weeks before Thanksgiving. If have any additional questions, please contact Jen Schmit at email@example.com or 312-805-4161.
Directories are distributed!
The Patton PTA Student Directories were sent home in backpack mail last week. 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.
Friday, October 3rd is the last day of the Innisbrook Wrapping Paper Sale. Please make sure your orders are entered and your payments are sent to school. Thank you so much for your support of the PTA.
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 email@example.com. Thank you!
Pumpkin Patch Flyer listed below.