On Tuesday, students will be treated to an assembly where they will meet and hear from 2 star, Major General Mukoyama. In addition we will have the Arlingtones here to sing the national anthem, as well as several local veterans to honor. We hope to make this a special day for our students and our Veteran guests.
Please have your students wear RED, WHITE, or BLUE on Tuesday. If you'd like to learn more about General Mukoyama, please click here.
Spectacular Specials Night
Spectacular Specials Night is Thursday, November 13! Please join us to experience the specials at Patton. Here is the link to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/gxQw4F0qf8
4th Grade Families!
Remember to have your child at school by 8:30 on Monday so they do not miss the 8:45 bus for the field trip!
Nonfiction November - The Facts are Here!
Perhaps your student has mentioned that in the last week of October mysterious signs were posted around school warning "The Facts are Coming." Well, they are here - in the form of a contest to see which grade will read the most Information books and submit the most interesting, amazing, surprising or awesome facts, during the month of November. The fact form the students use is attached here, in case you want to print it and work on a fact with your student at home. The fact forms are posted outside the LMC, by grade, and already the facts (the learning) is growing! Watch for an update next week!
PTA Weekend Update 11/07
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make our Halloween activities a success! You are key to making Patton the wonderful school it is!
Yankee Candle Order Pick-Up Nov 10th and 11th
Yankee Candle orders will be available for pick up at Patton Monday and Tuesday of next week from 3-4pm. If your child attends CAP the boxes will be provided at CAP. If you need other arrangements, you may call or email Jen Schmit (email@example.com or 312-805-4161).
PTA Meeting - Tuesday, November 11th
We invite you to join us for our November PTA Meeting next Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Commons. District 25 Superintendent, Dr. Lori Bein, will be at the meeting to meet Patton parents and answer questions. We look forward to seeing you!
New Opportunity: Art Awareness Chair
PTA is looking for a new chair for our important Art Awareness Committee. Art Awareness Volunteers present four pieces of art throughout the year that directly link to each grade level’s curriculum. The chair of this committee meets with all classroom presentation volunteers at the beginning of the program to give an overview of the Art Awareness presentation process, coordinates the volunteer schedule, distributes the lessons to the volunteers, and helps answer questions throughout the year. If you have enjoyed serving as an Art Awareness volunteer in the past and are interested in taking a leadership role this year, please contact Jenny Stanhope (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bob Corley (email@example.com) for more information. We need a new chair to keep this important program going!
Traffic Team Openings
The traffic team is looking to fill the following spots to help ensure we have enough parent/guardian volunteers to make our arrival and dismissal times as safe as possible. If you have ANY extra time on Monday/Thursday/Friday mornings or Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoons for the main lot OR Tuesday through Friday afternoons on the 1st grade side, please consider giving just 20 minutes of your time on any one of those days/times. Our small but mighty team has volunteers on multiple shifts and we would like to alleviate some of the pressure on all of our team members. If you are interested, contact Krin Hupp at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text at (847) 544-9485. Thanks!
NEW! Track your Volunteer Hours at Patton
Patton is lucky to have so many parent volunteers. When you come into the building to help out, you sign in on the clipboard. But what about all the time spent outside of school planning, baking, and working on projects? Please mentally keep track of your at-home volunteer time, and let us know your monthly volunteer minutes. Simply click on the link below when you see it in our PTA newsletter and you can report your at-home volunteer minutes. It's fast and easy, and it will give us a more realistic total of volunteer time. THANK YOU! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cW2IUjKS7mRmd7YSFXIkPjIa3X4musIjrWvjWTnYBhM/viewform
Recycle Your Old Jeans at Patton
Patton PTA will be collecting denim for J Crew’s denim recycling drive. Collected jeans will be recycled to make eco-friendly denim insulation for communities in need. If you take your jeans directly to J Crew, you will receive a $20 coupon toward purchase of a new pair of jeans. If you would prefer Patton PTA handle the transportation for you, drop your jeans in the collection bins outside the office from November 10th through November 25th. Please see the following link for more information on the program:https://www.jcrew.com/womens_feature/DenimDrive.jsp
Online Directory App “DirectorySpot”
As you may know, the Patton PTA has rolled out an online student directory for this year. If you are a PTA member, you should have received information on how to access and use this directory. Please email Bob Corley at email@example.com if you need access to the app, have questions, or would like to request changes to your information. Feedback on the app has been very good, so if you need it, get it!
Metra Safety Poster Contest
Metra is proud to announce its Ninth Annual Metra Safety Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Unplug for Safety: Look, Listen and Live." The Safety Contest is a key part of Metra's ongoing effort to increase public awareness, especially amongst our region’s school children, of lifesaving railroad safety practices.Judges will select one first, second and third place safety poster contest winner from each grade, K-12. Winners will receive the following prizes:
Free Kabuki Show 11/22
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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. We are always looking for help for upcoming events and committees and would love to hear from you! Thank you!