Patterson Elementary Announcements

Patterson Announcements March 22, 2022

Have a Great Spring Break! School Resumes on April 4, 2022

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Upcoming Dates - There is so much happening this Spring!

March 22 - Spirit Council meeting after school

March 24 - Spring Tornado Drill 2:45 pm

March 25 - End of Quarter 3 - Spirit Day - BEACH DAY! -- 3rd quarter citizenship lunches

School-Wide Reward - Movie Day! (movie reward in classrooms), FIELD DAY 2022 shirt orders due in PushCoin

March 28-April 1 - No School Spring Break

April 4 - School Resumes!

April 5 - Erin's Law Presentation in KB

April 6-8 IAR Testing for Grades 3&4, ISA testing Grade 5 - Required State Tests - Attendance is Important!

April 8 - Erin's Law Presentation in KC


April 11-13 IAR Testing for Grades 5 - Required State Tests - Attendance is Important!

April 12 - First Grade Virtual Field Trip with Shedd Aquarium

April 13 - First and Second Grade Mutual Ground Presentations this week!

6:30 pm - PTA Meeting Zoom

April 14 - Gr. K field trip to the planetarium

April 15 - No School

April 20 -Battle of the Blue Stem after school - Patterson gym

April 22 - Erin's Law presentation KT

April 25-29 Book Fair - Parents Welcome!

April 26 - Spirit Council meeting - 3:35 pm

April 27 - Battle of the Blue Stem Cross Town Battle at Builta Elem. - 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm;

Patterson Open House 6:45 pm- 8:00 pm Bookfair open till 8:30 pm;


May 17 - 5th gr. field trip to visit Gregory M.S.

May 20 - Patterson 5th Grade Sock Hop

Sun. May 22 - Wheel of Wisdom PTA Spring Family Fun Event

May 24 - Third Grade Living History Museum - Patterson Gym 7:30 pm

May 26 - Field Day

May 27 - Field Day rain date AND The Chorus sings at the Kane County Cougars Game 6:30 pm

June 1 - 5th Grade Celebration; Last Day of School for Students!

Link to IPSD 21-22 Calendar

Link to IPSD 22-23 Calendar

Yearbooks will not be available for purchase after 4/8/22

Don't forget to order your yearbook by Friday, April 8th! School Order #16578

Yearbooks will not be available for purchase after 4/8/22. In order to capture all of the 21-22 school year, please note yearbooks will be distributed during the summer.

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Kindergarten 2022-23 Parent Information

Please share with any neighbors that do not currently have students at Patterson. Thank you!

Field Day 2022 Shirts - ORDER NOW!

Yes, Virginia, there is going to be a Field Day 2022!! It is scheduled for May and we are so excited, we are ordering shirts now! To order, visit the PushCoin Webstore this week.

The shirts are only $12.00 and any proceeds after the cost of printing shirts will benefit Patterson's PE Department for some replacement equipment. Here is the link to

Covid Mitigation Updates

Our transition to masks recommended has gone very smoothly. We are pleased to see that the positivity rates in our schools have remained low.

In the fourth quarter, we will be able to resume group seating and work to allow for increased student collaboration in classes, maintain 3 feet. on April 11th, if positivity rates are still low, we will reduce lunch seating to allow the students seated in the hallway to return to the MPR. We are "Better Together!"

We are able to welcome volunteers back into the school around students. We are able to plan evening events and field trips! You can imagine the excitement as we plan for a fun-filled fourth quarter. Be sure to note all the special events listed above and stay tuned to your emails for volunteer opportunities.

Arrival & Dismissal Spring Update

  • Spring brings more walkers and bikers - please be alert!
  • Dismissal will return to our regular 3:35 time for car riders after Spring Break! As a reminder, we began dismissal of car riders up to 5 mins. early in winter months to account for the increased number of car riders. Spring is here, so we are back to our regular dismissal procedures! Thank you to everyone for your patience during the long winter months.
  • Orwell is not a drop/off pick-up location. There is NO school supervision there. Recent reports from homeowners indicate some congestion and safety concerns there. With more walkers and bikers, our official school car line should be shorter, please take advantage of this safe drop-off, pick-up.

Concerned about Violence in the media and questions from your child about war? check this resource out

LMC News!!

March Madness has hit Patterson! The year Disney vs. Pixar movies will battle it out to see who is our winner! Sweet Sixteen round 1 will start on Friday...ask your student who they voted for!

The official number of Patterson Bluestem Teams: record-setting 39 Teams and 139 Students! Exciting and Fun so mark your calendar:

Patterson Bluestem Battle - April 20 3:45 - 4:30

Crosstown Battle at Builta - April 27 4:45 - 5:45 (our top teams)

Thank you for all of your support for this wonderful program!!


April 22, 2022 - May 2, 2022 - YES, Parents will be able to enter school and shop during the day! Wednesday, April 27th during Open House we will be open from 6:45 to 8:30!

Keep on Reading! Mrs. Maly

Illinois Assessment of Readiness

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will be completing the Illinois Assessment of Readiness during the window of March 16th-April 22nd. Students will be assessed in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. Classroom teachers will communicate with families regarding specific testing dates for our 3rd-5th grade students.

District IAR Letter English

District IAR Letter Spanish

Illinois Science Assessment

Students in grades 5th and 8th will be completing the Illinois Science Assessment during the window of March 16th-April 22nd. This assessment is designed to assess the Next Generation Science standards. 5th grade classroom teachers will communicate with families regarding specific testing dates.

District ISA Letter English

District ISA Letter Spanish

K and 2nd Gr. Dental Forms to the Nurse's Office!

Thank you to all the 2nd grade and Kindergarten parents who have sent in dental forms for their students. If you have not done so please send your child's dental forms dated 11/15/20 or newer to The deadline to receive these forms is 5/15/22.
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  • President: Kim Gilbert
  • Secretary: Nicole Vondrasek
  • Treasurer: John Hanson
  • VP Administration: Darren Reagan
  • VP Enrichment: Carrie Giacobbe
  • VP Finance: Stephanie Rodebaugh

Voting will take place at the April PTA general meeting (Wednesday, April 13th 6:30 PM on ZOOM).

Questions? please email

Click Here to Become a PTA Member!

Support Patterson and sign up to be a PTA member for the 2021-22 school year! Click the link above to join.


With a potential increase in State PTA dues, Patterson PTA proposes to increase our yearly dues for the 2022-2023 school year. Voting will take place at the April PTA general meeting.

Proposed dues for 2022-23:

Parent/Guardian: $20

Other Family Member: $10

Faculty $10

Patterson PTA pays dues to the Illinois PTA and the National PTA. With the possible increase in dues, Patterson PTA will pay $5.25 for each member to the state and national PTAs.

More information about the proposed Illinois State PTA dues increase can be found here:

Questions? email

Patterson PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules

Every two years, the Patterson PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules are revised and updated. The PTA Executive Board is proposing a few changes to the Bylaws to better meet our PTA's needs. No changes are proposed to the Standing Rules. The current and proposed Bylaws and Standing Rules are on the Patterson PTA page linked below. Voting on the proposed Bylaw changes will take place at the April meeting.

April PTA Meeting

Join us for the PTA General Meeting on Wednesday, April13th from 6:30-7:30 PM via ZOOM!

During the meeting, PTA will share our plans for the upcoming months. Mrs. Frost will provide an update on happenings at Patterson.

Please RSVP using the button below in order to receive the ZOOM link for the meeting. All forms must be submitted by Tuesday, April 12th at 7 PM.

Questions? Please email

Connect with PTA!

Questions or Suggestions? Email

Visit our Google page at Click on PTA!

School Closing Information

Click here to find School Closing Information for IPSD #204

Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award!

A+ Award

In 2014, the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation teamed up with District 204 and sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors to recognize the positive impact of educators. New to the program this year, one staff member from each of the elementary, middle and high school levels will be recognized each month.

You can watch previous surprise award presentations at A+ Award videos. A complete list of previous winners is online at A+ Award recipients.

Click here to submit a nomination for a staff member who goes above and beyond to make a difference for our students.

Nomination Criteria

  • We welcome nominations from parents, alumni and community members, and strongly encourage students to submit nominations as well. A+ Award Nominations must include an essay (of 50-500 words) describing how this staff member has positively impacted students. District 204 staff members are not eligible to submit nominations.

  • Nominations are rolling. All nominations submitted will be kept for consideration until the end of the current school year.
  • Nominees must be currently employed by District 204.
  • Nominations will be shared with those you nominate.

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