Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - May 2, 2022

Appreciation Weeks & No School Friday

This week is staff appreciation week and I would encourage you and/or your child to use this opportunity to thank the educators at Patterson that you are grateful for. Think about staff that have had a positive impact on your child. From the classroom to reading group, recess to the lunchroom, specialist and support staff, we are fortunate to have such a caring, hard-working and experienced team of educators!

You can use this link to view our staff list with emails or have your kiddos write a note or verbalize their appreciation. Please email Mrs. Lentz if you need someone not listed.

We will be celebrating all of our wonderful volunteers on Wednesday, May 11th. We recognize that it has been challenging to volunteer during the pandemic and we are truly grateful for every support and act of service in support of our school and community. We will have a small token of our appreciation ready for each volunteer throughout the day, at dismissal/pick-up and at our Booster Club meeting that evening. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

This Friday students do not have school - this is a student and staff support day and staff will be at Patterson engaging in professional devlopment and preparing.

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Important Dates

  • May 2-6 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 4 - Chipotle Night, 5-9 pm (see info below)
  • May 6 - No School
  • May 11 - Volunteer Appreciation!
  • May 14 - Proud to Be HSD Festival
  • May 16-20 - Spring Book Fair
  • May 16-27 - Kinder & 2nd Grade CSE Lessons
  • May 31-June 13 - 4th & 5th Grade CSE Lessons

Booster Club News

The Booster Club is hosting our first ever off-site auction reception on May 13 at McMenamins Imbrie Meadows. If you have not yet purchased your tickets, please be sure to do so as soon as possible at the link below. We are hoping to sell enough tickets to cover the costs of putting this event on and we are so close!

If you are unable to attend but would like to help support this awesome event, you can donate directly to the booster club via venmo at @kenna-equall OR contact for other ways to donate.

Patterson Booster Club First Annual Off-Site Auction Reception

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Breakfast & Lunch Charity Account

Did you know we have a breakfast and lunch charity account for Patterson students and families? This account is used if a child needs an additional lunch or breakfast (food disparity), to teach students self-management skills (how to eat specific foods) and to pay off negative balances when families don't have the means to.

If you would like to donate to our account, please do the following:

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6th Grade Optional Book Club

If you have a 6th grader, they were invited to participate in a book club with Mrs. Lentz during lunch today. Students who expressed interest were given this letter to share with you. We will be passing out books tomorrow and meeting for the first time next week. Please reach out if you have any questions.

2022-2023 Class Configurations

As we start to think about and plan for the 2022-2023 school year, we would like to share our current projections. These class configurations are based on what we know about our current and past enrollment along with registrations that have already been submitted for the fall. If you know of anyone who lives in the Patterson school boundary who has not yet registered, please encourage them to do so and/or call our office: 503-844-1380.

You may already know that configurations can change over the summer (and even during the school year) based on actual student enrollment. Here is what we are currently planning for:

Kindergarten - Henningsen, McCoy

K/1 Blend - Thompson

1st Grade - Gurske, Volk

2nd Grade - Giard, Portinga

3rd Grade - Delplanche, Godsey

4th Grade - Crackel, Merritt

5th Grade - Brock, Wear

5/6 Blend - Kreisher

6th Grade - James, McClain

We are grateful to have stable enrollment at this point and that we are able to retain all of our classroom teachers at Patterson.

While we do not accept specific teacher requests, we do encourage parents to provide input in the form of an environmental input form (linked below). These are due on May 31st to be considered. Each grade level, along with our support specialists, will work together to place students into balanced classes. Please respect our teacher's time and focus on this year's classroom and students by not reaching out regarding placement in a specific class.

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Everybody Loves PE!

Check out the Everybody Love PE! summer camp flyers and website linked here:

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Spanish Flyer


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Proud to Be HSD Festival

Our Proud to be HSD Festival takes place on Saturday, May 14, in downtown Hillsboro from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Want to volunteer at the Proud to be HSD Festival? Please fill out this interest form!

School Spirit 5K Fun Run Added

We are pleased to announce the addition of a free School Spirit 5K Fun Run/Walk to kick things off. We will meet at the water fountain at 53rd Avenue Park off of 53rd Ave. and Baseline at 8 a.m. and start the run at 8:15 a.m. Please wear your school colors/spirit gear! Our route will be straight up Baseline/Main Street to the Festival location. We will stay on the sidewalks as much as possible and follow all traffic laws. There will be volunteers at the major intersections to ensure people are crossing safely. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Once you’re finished and have enjoyed the Festival, ride the MAX to the Hawthorn Farm stop and walk a few blocks back to your vehicle.

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) & Science Test Dates

3rd Grade:

  • Literacy: May 16, 17, 18 (AM)
  • Math: May 23, 24, 25 (AM)

4th Grade:

  • Literacy: May 16, 17, 18 (AM)
  • Math: May 24, 25, 26 (AM)

5th Grade:

  • Literacy: May 16, 17, 18 (AM)
  • Math: May 24, 25, 26 (AM)
  • Science: May 9 & 10 (PM)

6th Grade:

  • Literacy: May 17, 18, 19 (AM)
  • Math: May 25, 26, 27 (AM)

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Food Pantry

At Patterson we have a small food pantry designed to help our families throughout the school year. If you would like to donate and/or are in need of some items, please reach out to our food pantry coordinator: Adriana Awad,