Pioneer Weekly News
November 18, 2022
Upcoming Dates and Events:
Food Access Over the Break:
If you know any Austin ISD students living in food-insecure households, or would like the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause, please access the resources below. Families can use the community resources below to find free meals in their area while Austin ISD offices and schools are closed for the fall break November 21-25:
- Central Texas Food Bank
- United Way for Greater Austin - ConnectATX
- Texas Health and Human Services - Call 2-1-1 or (877) 541-7905 to speak to a live operator.
BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!
WHEELY GREAT DAY INCENTIVE
We have implemented a fun incentive here at Patton to help highlight and celebrate the awesome chioces our students make here at the schoolhouse! When a student is caught being amazing and following our schoolwide Pioneer Expectations, they are given a ticket. The ticket then goes into the "wheely box". Names are drawn throughout the day and we spin the big wheel to determine the prize. Right now, the prizes range from lunch bunch with admin, a game with admin, to treasure box and a positive phone call home. The kiddos are loving it and we are too. It's nice to get caught doing the right thing!!
One Million Minute Reading Challenge:
Dr. Mays, our Interim Superintendent, is challenging our school community to read one million minutes this school year. The reading challenge is open now and runs through April 30, 2023, across all AISD campuses. Students will log their minutes read on this Google form, so you might want to bookmark it or record by going to the Library Blend Course and clicking on the Million Minutes icon.
For ease, you might want to record in the form once a week by adding up your child's minutes read at home on a weekly basis. All reading counts!
Interested in how we're doing compared to other schools? Check us out HERE.
Good luck, PATTON Readers! Let's show this city how much we Pioneers read!