Patterson Print

October 2022

A Message from Principal Stephens

Dear Pride Families,

Welcome back from fall break! We hope that you had time to spend with family, friends and loved ones and also had some time to relax and be rejuvenated for a great second quarter.

We are proud to share that our community service events continue as our 6th grade students will be attending a field trip to Feed My Starving Children in Phoenix next month. This is the fifth time our students will have this opportunity as we continue to focus on teaching the whole child. Thank you, 6th grade teachers, for coordinating this unique experience.

As we look forward to a positive second quarter, on behalf of all of as Patterson elementary, we thank you for your support in making Patterson a great place for our students to learn, grow and succeed. We are continuing to ask for support through tax credit donations in order to keep field trip and club fees as minimal as possible.

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.

To donate, visit the tax credit donation page on our CUSD website: Click Here or contact Shelley Krason, office manager at Patterson Elementary for more information and/or to donate at the school by cash or check. 480-224-3607;

Thank you so much for your support of Patterson Elementary Students.

Information from our Health Office

The Health Office is in need of some donated items. We would appreciate any size donation but the items below are preferred.

-NEW, UNOPENED Boys underwear (sizes 4,6,8)

-NEW, UNOPENED Girls underwear (sizes 4,6)

-Boys shorts/pants (sizes 6-10) Size: Medium

If you have any questions, please contact our Health Assistant at 480-224-3602.


Chandler Unified School District and Patterson Elementary have a tradition of celebrating the fall season rather than the observance of Halloween.

For this reason, student do not wear costumes to school on Halloween, but all students are welcome to participate on other dress up days during our Patterson Spirit Weeks.

Special Thanks to our Patterson Community

Thank you for making the Patterson Hygiene drive such a success. The number of items we were able to donate because of our community's giving nature was incredible. Thank you all for making this such an incredible donation drive and support others in need.

The Library Corner with Ms. Hufford

What an incredible school community we have here at Patterson. You may not be aware of this, but YOU are a friend of the library. Our fall book fair set the record for most books sold and our first quarter Birthday Book Club had 94 participants! It was so fun to help students choose their birthday books and see pride in their eyes when they turn them back in to share with others.

Each of these events are fundraisers for the library and have allowed us to purchase many new books and series for our students to enjoy. Not all schools have such a supportive community, so I graciously thank you for being a friend of the library. If you would like to recommend new books or series to our library, visit my webpage and click "Recommend a Book for the Library Collection."

Reading matters. If a student reads 20 minutes per day, he/she will be exposed to 1,800,000 words per year and is more likely to score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests vs. reading 5 minutes per day, exposure to 282,000 words per year, and 50th percentile on standardized tests.

Running Club Information

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October Be Kind Focus - Be Respectful

October Dates to Remember

Tuesday October 18th-Students return --Welcome Back Patterson Pride!!

Thursday October 20th- Kindergarten Agriculture Presentations in classrooms

Thursday October 20th- CTA Kinder Parents Meeting in the Library 5:00pm-5:45pm

Friday October 21st- 2nd Grade Field Trip to AZ Science Center

Wednesday October 26th- 1st Grade trip to Mother Nature's Farm

Thursday October 27th- Battle of the Books

Friday October 28th- 6th Grade Egypt Day

Friday October 28th-Kinder and 1st Grade Storybook Parade at 1:00pm

Friday October 28th-PTO Fall Festival 5pm-8pm

Monday October 31st- Pride Picnic in MPR

November Dates To Remember

Tuesday November 1st- 4th grade Science is Fun

Wednesday November 2nd-Running Club 7:40am-8:15am

Friday November 4th-PTO Sweet Treats-What's Poppin'

Wednesday November 9th-6th Grade Science Camp Parent Meeting in Library

Thursday November 10th- Veterans Day Assembly in MPR

Friday, November 11th - Veterans Day - No School

Monday November 14th-PTO Chipotle Restaurant Night

Tuesday November 15th- Fire Pals

Tuesday November 15th-PTO General Meeting in Library from 4:30pm-5:30pm

Friday, November 18th - 5th grade fieldtrip to We Make History at Schnepf Farm

Monday, November 21st - 6th gr. fieldtrip - Feed My Starving Children

Tuesday, November 22nd - 6th gr. fieldtrip - Feed My Starving Children

Wednesday, November 23rd- Friday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

Monday November 28th- Pride Picnic in MPR

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