Patterson Elementary

Providing Educational Excellence For All Learners

There is no school for students tomorrow, Friday April 29th.

Teachers will be at school learning!

April 29, 2016

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Main Office 248-328-3700

3231 Grange Hall Rd, Holly MI 48442

Attendance Line-248-328-3714

Please add this number to your phone so you can dial it directly.

Our Office Staff

Zachary A. Strickler, Principal


Carol Goodvich, Administrative Assistant


Erika Stevens, Secretary



4/29 No School (Teacher PD)

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

5/12 TEAM Patterson Meeting 4:00

5/17Second Grade to For-mar Nature Preserve

5/18 First Grade to Detroit Zoo

5/19 Volunteer Breakfast 7:45

5/22 Tigers Game 1:08 PM

5/24 Mobile Dentist here

5/27 No School

5/30 No School-Memorial Day

5/31 Fourth Grade to Lansing

6/1 Kindergarten to Longway Planetarium

6/1 Third Grade to Greenfield Village/The Henry Ford 9-5:00

6/3 Field Day-All Grades

6/4 Color Run at Patterson 9:00 (check in)

6/8 - 6/10 Fifth Grade to Camp

6/9 TEAM Patterson Meeting 6PM

6/14 Last Day-Noon Dismissal

Fifth Grade Farewell

Wax Museum

The 3rd and 4th grade students, along with Mrs. Shepherd’s students have been

working hard on researching famous Michiganders. They have been

rehearsing their presentation and Michigan songs during Music Class. They

will be sharing their “MICHIGAN WAX MUSEUM” performance on

THURSDAY, MAY 5 from 2:00-3:15 P.M. in the cafeteria. Each of the

students will have a chair set up around the perimeter of the cafeteria. This

will be their “booth”. As different classes and parents arrive, the guests will

walk around and visit the different “booths” to hear about the famous people

from Michigan. Approximately every 10 minutes or so, we will stop and have

a ‘flash singing’ of one of our Michigan songs. Guests are not expected to stay

for the entire 1hour -15minutes and may come and go as their schedule

permits. It should be a fun and interesting afternoon for all. We hope you can

attend and have the opportunity to learn a little more about our famous


Time Is Running Out! Order Today!

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

Mobile Dentist

The Mobile Dentist will be visiting our School on May 24th. Forms were sent home with your child last week. To take advantage of this convenient opportunity and have you child see the dentist at school, please fill out and sign the enrollment form and return it to the school by Monday, May 2nd. This service is available to any students 5th grade and under, with or without insurance. If you did not receive a from, extras are available in the school office.

Patterson Artist

Congratulations to artist Olivia Benavides who won first place in the state level of My Green School Art Contest sponsored by the Detroit Green Council. Olivia's work is on it's way to Lansing to be displayed at the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Fair in June.

Artists were honored on Friday evening with a dinner and awards ceremony in Rochester as a part of the council's Earth Day Festival.

Art Exhibit and Empty Bowl Event

Our Empty Bowls Event raised $2,567.35 for Blessings in a Backpack-Holly. The art educators want to thank our supporters for providing delicious treats--Bittersweet Cafe, Crust, Cupcakes and Kisses, Holly Donut Shop, Kroger of Clarkson, Subway of Holly and the parents and staff of our elementary schools.

We are also grateful for our talented students who created the handmade bowls and students who volunteered by setting up, hosting, painting faces, and playing the ukulele.

Finally, we appreciate the students, parents, community and staff who generously donated to the Empty Bowls event and ultimately, Blessings in a Backpack.

Thank you!

MStep Testing Schedule

4-26 3rd Grade ELA Computer Adaptive

4-28 3rd Grade Math Computer Adaptive

5-3 3rd Grade Math Performance Task

5-11 4th Grade ELA Computer Adaptive

4-12 4th Grade Math Computer Adaptive

5-17 4th Grade Performance Task

5-18 4th Grade Science Parts 1 & 2

Are you planning to chaperone a trip?

We have several end of the year field trips coming up. If you are planning to chaperone you will need to have completed a Volunteer Background Check form and submit a copy of your drivers license, state id or passport to the school office. This is mandatory for all chaperones. The forms are available in the office or through the classroom teachers.

Patterson Night at Holly McDonalds

Tuesday , May 24 from 4:00-7:00

15% of ALL proceeds go to TEAM Patterson for the new playground structure.
Dine in or Drive through and you will see Patterson staff and parents helping out.
TEAM Patterson will also be selling McDonalds fresh, warm cookies 3 for1$. 100% of those proceeds will go towards to playground.
We have raised $41,000 and need $9,000 more so we need your support to reach our goal.

Playground Update:

At our last meeting the committee decided to go with Miracle Recreation Equipment for the NEW PLAYGROUND at Patterson Elementary. It will take a couple weeks for the company to draw some plans as we are making design changes. The NEW PLAYGROUND will be something similar to the Mega Tower at the bottom of page 57 see link for picture Once we agree on the design and color of the NEW PLAYGROUND it will be ordered no later than the first of July. We are planning to have a three day build near the end of August. Volunteers will be needed.

Here is a list of items still in need for the build hence the reason we are fundraising to 50K see GoFundMe to donate. If you have a contact interested in donating equipment, cement or wood chips please contact us at The NEW PLAYGROUND will be ready for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Once again THANK YOU for all the support!!

Did you know?

Patterson students raised a total of $1722.48 with the coin drive.

Pre-K and Kindergarten contributed $469.68

1st Grade raised $314.40

2nd Grade raised $188.18

3rd Grade raised $416.95

4th Grade raised $154.27

5th Grade raised $178.99

Third Grade and Kindergarten raised the most and were the ones to cut Mrs. Day's and Mr. Hutchins' hair last Friday.

Way to go Patterson!

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Plan ahead to participate in Patterson's Color Run

Check out the information below!
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Free Saturday Night Movies This Summer

Movies shown at dusk in Historic Battle Alley in Beautiful Downtown Holly

June 11th........Yogi Bear

June 25th........Minmions

July 9th............Annie (1982)

July 23rd..........The Emoeror's New Groove

August 13th.....Inside Out

August 27th.....Spy Kids 4