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Live, Laugh, Learn, Leave a Legacy

May 2021

Dear Patterson Families,

As the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to express how fortunate I feel to be the Principal of our Patterson Pride! We continue to be inspired by your children on a personal and academic level each day. Thank you for being such a supportive and involved community and for working together to be a true "village" to our kids. Our students and staff are successful because of your continued commitment to excellence. I appreciate your time and effort in making our school one of Arizona’s finest.

Our school community is continuing to welcome more families to our Pride and we look forward to seeing you all return next year.

The upcoming 2021-2022 academic year will begin with parents receiving class/teacher placement information via email the week of July 12th. Meet the Teacher Night will be held as an open house on Monday, July 19th from 4:00-6:00pm. We hope all students and parents come to this very important and exciting evening. It is a perfect opportunity for you and your child to meet the teacher, meet some new classmates, and obtain information on buses, PTO, Kids Express childcare, Club CUSD, and much more.

The first day of school is Wednesday, July 21st. We are planning for an excellent year of learning in 2021-2022 and I am so thrilled to invite everyone back to the PRIDE!

Thank you again for making Patterson an “A” rated school and your school of choice. You have been involved with our students and teachers in a variety of ways and have made a positive impact on the culture of Patterson. On behalf of the staff, we truly thank you for a successful school year and look forward to seeing your children in July!

Live, Laugh, Learn, Leave a Legacy!

Ms. Stephens

UPDATED CUSD MASK POLICY (beginning 4/26/21)

The CUSD mask policy has been updated. Students, staff and any campus guests will still be required to wear masks while inside any CUSD building. However masks are optional during outside activities.

Free Breakfast And Lunch For All Students Will Continue Through the end of the 2021-2022 School Year

Thanks to CUSD’s on site meal service, all attending students can receive one free breakfast and/or one free lunch daily. This policy will continue through the end of the next school year, 2021-2022 school year. There are no requirements, all children 18 and under are automatically qualified. Menus are available at the Food and Nutrition Website:
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Classroom Treat Reminder

At times, families may want to celebrate by providing treats for their child’s classroom. Please remember that food treats must be store bought and individually packaged by the manufacturer. We also encourage families to share items such as pencils, erasers, or other small treats in lieu of food.

Thank you, families for your generosity and commitment to health and safety.

Indoor Summer Projects With Borax

When it's just too hot to go outside, try some fun, inexpensive crafts and science projects using Borax. Borax (sodium borate) can be found in the cleaning supply area of the grocery store. There are so many fascinating things that you can create. Take a moment and Google "Borax art and science projects." Here is an easy recipe to get you started:

Homemade Flubber


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 cups Elmers white glue
  • Food coloring
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 3 teaspoons Borax


  • In one container mix 1 1/2 cups warm water, glue and a few drops of food coloring
  • In a second container mix 1 1/3 cups of warm water and Borax
  • Add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture until combined. (There may be some liquid in the bottom of the container)
  • Place Flubber on a tray and let stand for a few minutes before playing with it
  • Store in an air tight container

Ms. Hufford's Library Corner

As we come to the close of this unique school year, I want to take this opportunity to promote reading over the summer. We will be holding a final Scholastic 'online" Book Fair. Students and families may order online between May 7 - 20. Books will be delivered to your homes. *free shipping for orders of $25 or more.

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May Dates To Remember

Monday, May 3rd - Tuesday, May 4th KIST Testing 3:30-6:30 pm

Friday, May 7th - Thursday, May 20th - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Tuesday, May 11th - Wednesday, May 12th - KIST Testing 3:30-6:30 pm

Friday, May 14th - 6th Grade Fieldtrip To Alamo Movie Theater

Monday, May 24th - 4th Grade Colonial Day

Tuesday, May 25th - Kindergarten through 6th grade BBQ during normal lunch times

Tuesday, May 26th - Kindergarten "Drive By" Promotion Celebration

Wednesday, May 26th - 6th Grade Pride Party

Thursday, May 27th - Staff vs. 6th Grade Kickball Game

Thursday, May 27th - Last Day Of School - Early release at 11:40 am


Looking Ahead To July and August

The Week Of July 12th - Class Placement Information Emailed Out

**Monday, July 19th - Meet The Teacher Night; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm **

Wednesday, July 21st - First Day Of School - Welcome Back!

**Thursday, August 5th - Curriculum Night**

**Note: The format of these two events is still to be determined (virtual or in person). More information will be available soon**.

Open Enrollment and School Registration Happening Now!

Click on the link below:

Elementary Registration


Tax credit donations can be made anytime and can be credited to your child's extra curricular activity fees. The tax credit reduces your tax burden to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar. It also reduces your taxable income to the federal government.

Our school uses tax credit donations for enrichment opportunities such as fieldtrips, assemblies, art masterpiece, clubs and many other activities.

Patterson Elementary School

Office Phone: 480-224-3600

Attendance Line: 480-224-3603

Fax: 480-224-9404

Click Here for the Patterson Website

School Hours:

8:15 am - Students may arrive to campus

8:35 am - First Bell

8:40 am - Instruction Begins (students are tardy after 8:40)

3:10 pm - Dismissal

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