Dear Patton Families,
I want to officially welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year! It is hard to believe that the beginning of school is right around the corner! For me personally, summer always seems to fly by, but at the same time, there are often fun memories to reflect upon. It is truly my privilege to serve as your principal, and to work alongside a truly dedicated staff. Below you will find some updates and pertinent information leading up to the first day of school.
Class Placement Letters
Placement letters from all District 25 elementary schools are scheduled to be mailed from Central Office on Monday, August 18. You should expect your letter to arrive within a few days from Monday. The teachers are very eager and excited to meet and work with you and your children throughout the school year.
New Staff at Patton
We are very excited to welcome the staff members listed below to Patton. Each of them have unique experiences and talents and we are thrilled to have them at Patton.
Mrs. Weber - Special Education Teacher
Mrs. Heiniger - School Psychologist
Ms. Ricci - 4th Grade Teacher
Ms. Wawronowicz - ELL Teacher
Patton has been blessed with a phenomenal PTA. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many members of the PTA, and I am very excited about the level of involvement and dedication that we have from our parents. If you are not currently involved with the PTA, I would encourage you to contact them to see what opportunities are available. Please see the attached letter for more information about the PTA.
Construction at Patton
Patton has undergone several major projects including the roof, asbestos abatement, flooring throughout the building, and various renovation projects. I would like to commend our custodial staff for the tremendous job they have done this summer. The custodial staff continues to work tirelessly so the building is in top condition on the first day of school.
Visiting the Classroom
On August 20, from 3:30-4:00 we are opening up the school if you and your children would like to see your child’s classroom. Please refrain from bringing in school supplies on this day. The goal for this visit is so your child can see his/her classroom prior to the first day of school. Additionally, please know that the teachers have had extremely limited access to the building (due to construction) making it very difficult to get in and set up their classroom.
Important Upcoming Dates
Curriculum Night - September 3, 7:00-8:30pm
Back to School Bash, sponsored by the PTA - September 5, 6-7:30pm
Patton has now added social media outlets to increase communication and give you more avenues to learn about what is happening at school. You can find Patton on both Facebook and Twitter at the links listed below. We hope you find these to be valuable tools, tailored to your preference of obtaining information.
I hope everyone enjoys the last weeks of summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school.
Principal, Patton Elementary School
Welcome Message From the PTA 2014-15