If you have any Box Tops at home, please send them to school by February 17, as the submission is due very soon. Each one is worth 10¢ and they can add up quickly if we all participate (Patton Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Co-workers)! Last school year, we earned $1,057 for our school from Box Tops and we used the money to help fund the grade level musicals as well as a few other programs.
Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands such as General Mills, Ziploc, Land O’Lakes, Kleenex, Boise, Hefty, Nature Valley, Reynolds, Green Giant, Annie’s Old El Paso, and Yoplait.
For more information on Box Tops, including a complete list of participating products, go to boxtopsforeducation.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers.
Second Step - Social Emotional Learning
Just as we have standards for academics, the state of Illinois also has standards for social emotional learning. Patton School is committed to using a research based program to address the social emotional needs of children.
For approximately a half hour a week, classroom teachers follow a structured lesson teaching and addressing topics such as Skills for Learning, Empathy, Respect, Managing Emotions, Problem Solving and Peer Pressure. The lessons include videos, songs, worksheets and/or other activities.
As we get into mid/late February, all grades will have completed Units 1 and 2 of the Second Step lessons!! The feedback has been very favorable as the teachers notice the children picking up on the vocabulary and using strategies on a daily basis.
Almost Time to Move It!
The Just Move it! Challenge 5k and 1 Mile run/walk fundraiser will be held on April 22nd at South Middle School. Early registration for the JMI Challenge is now open to all walkers and runners! Please go to registration. In order to guarantee that you receive a t-shirt for the race, you must register before April 7, 2017.
The planning team is currently looking for local businesses, organizations, and individuals to sponsor the event. For suggestions or more information on being a sponsor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer to help with the race, please sign up here.
Cultural Arts Assembly - Dan Laib
A big THANK YOU to the PTA Cultural Arts Committee for bringing artist Dan Laib to talk about being an artist and teaching our students how to create some really great drawings. The kids all had a blast during this interactive assembly!
Registration has begun for Kindergarteners who will be coming to Patton this fall. If you have not begun the process yet, please click here. If you started the process but have not provided your paperwork to the front office, please do so as soon as possible. And if you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Ryl or Mrs. Schmit at 847-398-4288, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current issue of the student-produced Patton Press newspaper is now available online. For this issue, students reported on January's water main break, as well as staff interviews, book and movie reviews, and much more. Just click here.
Headphones Needed for PARCC Testing
Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will begin Tuesday, March 7th. Headphones are required for the testing; please send a pair to school with your child. They will be kept at school until testing is completed on Wednesday, March 22nd. Teachers are accepting them now.
Click HERE for February's District Dish and HERE for the District 25 E-flyer page. Flyers posted include:
- Patton Chess Club - 3v3 Basketball Tourney
- Crosstown Showdown