Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - November 30, 2020

Tune In!

During CDL it is more important than ever to find ways to connect as a community and have fun despite being apart physically. Last week we had some fun with crazy hair day (see pictures below of some awesome staff members)! As in years past, we will have school spirit week right before Winter Break - stay tuned to find out how to participate and send us your pictures! I will also be hosting some principal read-alouds this month and hope your kiddos can join in as we read about celebrations around the world (see dates/times below). As always, you can follow our daily fun and watch student-led announcements by following our Facebook page, Twitter or scrolling to the embedded twitter feed on our website home page. Let's stay connected even though we are physically apart.

Important Dates:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out:

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Mrs. Volk turned into an elf for Crazy Hair Day!

School Improvement Plan (SIP) Goals

Each year we set 3-4 school improvement goals with action steps as a building. These goals typically focus on academics, attendance and equity and are in alignment with our district goals. We spend time looking at student data and illicit input and feedback from students, staff and families. Due to our shift to CDL this year, our action steps have been adjusted to emphasize engagement. At Patterson we have had excellent attendance data for several years so we have chosen not include an attendance goal this year.

Goal 1 (Equity) - We will increase students' engagement and sense of belonging in school by focusing on cultural representation in materials and school activities.

Goal 2 (Math) - We will increase average grade equivalency scores in math as measured by the STAR math assessment.

Goal 3 (Writing) - We will increase scores in writing as measured by Wonders/Maravillas written performance tasks.

Stay tuned for information about our action steps in next week's Parent Blast!

Ms. Portinga, Mrs. Giard & Mrs. Purdy's Crazy Hair!


HSD has partnered with the Hillsboro Public Library to provide students with a Youth Access Library Account! This means that HSD students can pair their YALA login to Sora to access eBooks from the Washington County Cooperative Library System (WCCLS).

Also included in YALA: Access to online tutoring and databases!

Library Card vs. YALA:

The YALA does not come with a physical card. It can be used to access ebooks on Sora or to check out 5 books or audiobooks in person at WCCLS library locations. Note: YALA is only for books and audiobooks. If students want to check out additional books or other library items such as DVDs, video games, etc, they must sign up for a full-access library card by contacting a WCCLS library.

  • If students already have a library card from WCCLS, they were not issued a YALA. To sync a library card to Sora, use the barcode number on your library card.

  • If families opted out of sharing directory information, students were not issued a YALA. They may sign up for a library card by contacting a WCCLS library.

For further information about YALA, contact your teacher or Mrs. Lewis.

Printing From Your Chromebook

Please use these instructions to print from a chromebook at home.

Mrs. Brock's Secret Agents were on the math case last week!

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Math Tournament - Round 3

This week round 3 of the math tournament is open!

Kindness Challenge of the Day

Our morning announcements include a kindness challenge for students, staff and families! Those that complete the challenge can enter it here and receive a shout-out on the announcements.

Parent Support - Office Hour

Each Friday, Mrs. Cary our Student Success Coach, will be hosting WEEKLY drop-in office hours for Caregivers at 1pm. This is a good place for parents/caregivers who may have questions about parenting through distance learning, mental health or behavior concerns, or those just wanting more guidance and reassurance about how to meet their children's needs during these difficult times, to bring questions and get ideas.

The link for the meeting is below:

Google Meet joining info

Or dial: +​1​ ​7​2​0​-​4​3​9​-​6​9​2​6 PIN: 8​9​4​ ​0​0​8​ ​4​2​2​#

Food Pantry

Our food pantry continues to be available to serve our families in need. Please reach out to Mrs. Awad if you need assistance: