Patterson Elementary

Providing Educational Excellence For All Learners

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Main Office 248-328-3700

3231 Grange Hall Rd, Holly MI 48442

Attendance Line-248-328-3714

Our Office Staff

Zachary A. Strickler, Principal


Carol Goodvich, Administrative Assistant


Erika Stevens, Secretary


From the Principal

Patterson Community,

We are pleased to announce that we are launching our online newsletter. Last year, we printed approximately 15,300 newsletters. Moving to an online newsletter helps us be more environmentally friendly as a school. Additionally, we can put the money spent on copies to use in ways that more directly impact student learning. If any one would like a paper copy, just stop in our office and we will be happy to print it for you. We hope you love our new online newsletters as much as Patterson loves you.

Zachary A. Strickler

Proud Patterson Principal

Patterson is hosting the next Board of Education Meeting

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting the school board meeting here on Monday, February 8 at 7PM. We will be showcasing the Summer Blast Program with presentations from parents and students. Please come out and support Patterson!

Count Day Is Wednesday

Wednesday, February 10th is our official Count Day. If your student needs to be absent for any reason please call the attendance line. If they are sick, they should stay home but we need to know why they are not here. Thank you!

Creative Smiles Dental will be visiting Patterson this Wednesday, February 10th. Forms are due to the school office by Monday, February 8th. Don't miss out on this FREE service!

Patterson Students Have Heart!

Patterson 2nd and 3rd grade students participated in Jump Rope For Heart during their gym classes today. Students raised $2,937 to donate to The American Heart Association! Thank you Mr. McLaughlin and students! You make us proud!

(Watch The Tri-County Times and the Oakland Press for an article about this event)

Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

The "Feeling Groovy Book Fair" will be coming to our school from March 1st - March 7th. We are currently looking for volunteers that would be willing to staff our fair. Anyone interested should please stop in the office and let us know.

TEAM Patterson News

The next TEAM Patterson meeting is February 11th at 6:00

Free babysitting is always provided and new members are always welcome!

Patterson Family Dance

Friday, Feb. 19th, 6:30-8:30pm

3231 Grange Hall Road

Holly, MI

This is a great time to dress up and head out for the evening with your family!

$2 per person or $10 per family

This includes a corsage for the girls and a boutonniere for the boys, plus a 4 x 6" momento photo!

Bake sale items and beverages will be available.

Bake sale donations go toward fifth grade

Students must be accompanied by an adult family member to attend.

Snowball Contest Continues

"Our snowball contest is in full swing! Remember, the grade hit with the most and the grade hit with the least snowballs each month will win a prize from TEAM Patterson. January winners will be announced soon! Thus far, you have sent in more than $800 in box tops alone! Keep sending them, along with Spartan brand UPCs, Holly Foods receipts, Tyson labels, Aunt Millie's labels and Campbell's labels in bundles of 25 to earn a snowball to throw for your child's grade. TEAM Patterson thanks you for supporting Patterson children! "
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Family Math Night Coming in March!

This TEAM Patterson Sponsored Event is FREE for Families!

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2/10 Count Day

2/11 TEAM Patterson Meeting 6:00

2/15 No School-Mid Winter Break

2/16 No School-Mid Winter Break

2/19 Patterson Family Dance 6:30-8:30

2/23 Winter Musical 7PM (1st and 2nd Grade)

3/7 Math Night

3/10 TEAM Patterson Meeting 4:00

3/11 Half Day-Noon Dismissal (Teacher PD)

3/14 No School (Teacher PD)

3/25 No School (Good Friday)

4/4 - 4/10 No School-Spring Break

4/11 School Resumes

4/14 TEAM Patterson Meeting 6:00

4/17 Patterson Bowling Party 1:00 PM

4/29 No School (Teacher PD)

5/5 Michigan Wax Museum (3rd and 4th Grade)

5/12 TEAM Patterson Meeting 4:00

5/22 Tigers Game 1:08 PM

5/27 No School

5/30 No School-Memorial Day

5/31 Fourth Grade to Lansing

6/3 Field Day-All Grades

6/4 Color Fun Run TBD

6/8 - 6/10 Fifth Grade to Camp

6/9 TEAM Patterson Meeting 6PM

6/14 Last Day-Noon Dismissal

Fifth Grade Farewell

Order Yearbooks Now

Memories Last Forever in a Yearbook

Order Your

Yearbook Today!

$16 for Soft Cover

$26 for Hard Cover

For a full color, 50 page book!

Order Online at


Contact the School Office if you are not able to order online

Order Deadline is May 20th

Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school

Ski Club Information


Join the ski/snowboard club NOW! All students,

their families, and friends are welcome!

Informational flyers are available in your school office. Also, you may buy membership cards in your school office or from one of the sponsors in the ticket lobby at Mt. Holly on Tuesday’s between 4:15 and 6:30. We will meet every Tuesday, weather permitting.

Call one of your sponsors, if you have questions:

Nicole Medor Couvault @810-845-5212

or Margo McDaniel @810-877-8178

More information at:

Mt. Holly at 248 634-8269 or

Shoparoo- A Super Easy Way to Earn Money for Patterson

This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!

Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select our school from the list (Patterson Elementary PTA) and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!

3. The first 20 supporters at our school will earn an extra $1 donation from Shoparoo for their first receipt!

4. Earn even more Roo Points, or cash donations, by inviting others to join using your personal referral code

5. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support!

School Closing Information

If it becomes necessary to close school due to poor weather conditions, mechanical or other emergency reasons, announcements will be made on the following stations: 96 FM, 102.5 FM, 108 FM, 760 AM, 950 AM TV Channels 2, 4, 7, 12, 50, 62 A Skylert message will go out as well, please confirm your phone numbers in Skyward.

The district also has a School Closing Hotline that you can call at 248-328-3110.