A Message from Principal Stephens
On behalf of our PRIDE staff, thank you for all of your donations toward our annual Progress for Patterson (P4P) fundraiser. We are proud that 100% of community donations go right back into our school and classrooms. We are thankful to have such a supportive community on a variety of levels in order to ensure resources and experiences are available to our students. Your parental support is what makes Patterson such a wonderfully unique community. Thank you!
It is that time of year for students to shine with proficiency levels and individual growth during our computer-based AASA state testing for grades 3rd – 6th. It is important to have students in attendance, on time, and ready for their day. If at all possible, please schedule any appointments after school, especially during this testing timeframe. We encourage students to eat a full and healthy breakfast on test days in order to have enough “brain fuel”. Please look for information from your child’s teacher on their specific testing days and times.
Test Taking Tips for Students
Doing your best on a test takes a little planning. Here are a couple of tips to help you be ready for test days.
1. The night before the test, go to bed on time – or even early so that you get enough rest.
2. Wake up on time. Give yourself plenty of time for a stress-free morning.
3. Eat a good, healthy breakfast. Make sure to have some protein for brainpower.
4. Arrive to school on time, ready to learn and succeed.
5. Try your best, think positive – you will do great!
Have a positive start to April and we are excited to shine during 4th quarter!
Health Office News for Parents of incoming 6th graders
Per ADHS guidelines, a child who is turning 11 years old is required to receive both a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine for school enrollment. If your child is turning 11 during the summer, please fax records to 480-224-9380 or email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Your child will not be allowed to attend school until these records are received**
Please call the health office at 480-224-3602 if you have any questions.
Ms. Hufford’s Library Corner- The Book Fair is coming!
Our final Scholastic Book Fair of the year begins on Friday, April 21st and will be available for students to shop during their library special through Friday, April 28th. This will be perfect timing for students to purchase books to read over summer break. Patterson students LOVE reading! Be watching for information coming soon with a class shopping schedule, e-wallet details, and a volunteer sign up. We’re so excited to have parents back on campus to help with Book Fair!
Kindergarten Orientation May 2, 2023
Hi New Kindergarten Families,
You, your new kindergartener and sibling are invited to attend Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, May 2 nd from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the Patterson multi-purpose room. This is a fun time to learn about your child's upcoming school year, meet other new families and even get a sneak peek at the classrooms.
Please call our school office if you have any questions 480-224-3600. We are happy to help!
Kindergarten KIST Testing at Patterson
Hi New Kindergarten Families,
Please use the link below to sign up to bring your kindergartener for the 20-minute KIST assessment with one of our kindergarten teachers. There are several time slots available on May 8 th , 9 th , 16 th or 17 th to choose from. Please contact our school office if you have any questions. 480-224-3600.
Tax Credit Donations-Deadline April 18, 2023
Tax Credit donations help students become involved in fun, meaningful and life-enhancing activities like extra-curricular enrichment programs, athletics, or field trips. Eligible contributions are donated directly to schools, not to the state or the school district and are a full refund, not a deduction. Arizona law enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per calendar year if filing status is Married, filing Joint Return; $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is Single or Head of Household. By making a tax credit donation, you are saying how you want your tax dollars spent. To donate or to learn more, visit our website: Parent Resources / Tax Credit and Student Fee Payment Menu (cusd80.com)
Thank you so much for your support of Patterson Elementary Students.
CUSD Nutrition Information
April Dates to Remember
Monday April 3rd-Championship Track Meet at Perry HS 5:30pm-8:00pm
Tuesday April 4th - 3rd Battle of the Books in Library
Tuesday April 4th - 2nd Grade Challenge Island on basketball courts
Thursday April 6th - Kinder Cap and Gown Pics in MPR
Friday April 7th-Spring Holiday -NO SCHOOL
Wednesday April 12th - Agriculture in Kinder Classrooms 8:45am-10:30am
Wednesday April 12th - Honors Orchestra Concert at CCA 7:00pm-8:00pm
Friday April 14th - Birthday Book Club
Tuesday April 18th- PTO General Meeting/Board Elections in Library 4:30pm-5:30pm
Wednesday April 19th- Battle of the Books Semi-Finals at District
Wednesday April 19th- Site Council Meeting in Library 3:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesday April 19th- Science Camp Chaperone Meeting in Library 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday April 20th- PTO Restaurant Night-Barro's Pizza
Friday April 21st-Kinder Field Trip to Crayola Experience
Friday April 21st-Friday April 28th Book Fair in Library
Monday April 24th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Sonora Desert 6:30am-2:15pm
Monday April 24th-Pride Picnic on Stage in MPR 10:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday April 25th-PTO Donuts with Grownups
Wednesday April 26th-PTO Donuts with Grownups
May Dates to Remember
Monday May 1st-Friday May 5th - PTO Teacher (Staff) Appreciation Week
Tuesday May 2nd - 3rd Grade Challenge Island (Basketball courts) 1:30pm-2:30pm
Tuesday May 2nd - Kinder Orientation in MPR 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday May 3rd- 1st Grade Field Trip to Children's Museum of Phoenix
Thursday May 4th- Orchestra Concert in MPR 6:00pm-7:00pm
Friday May 5th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Skateland
Monday May 8th - KIST Testing 3:40pm-6:00pm
Tuesday May 9th - KIST Testing 3:40pm-6:00pm
Wednesday May 10th-Friday May 12th - 6th Grade Science Camp Trip
Friday May 12th -PTO Sweet Treat Mobile Sugar Shack
Tuesday May 16th- 3rd Grade Wax Museum in MPR 1:30pm-2:30pm
Tuesday May 16th - KIST Testing 3:40pm-6:00pm
Wednesday May 17th- KIST Testing 3:40pm-6:00pm
Wednesday May 17th- Band Concert in MPR 6:00pm-7:00pm
Monday May 22nd- Pride Picnic on Stage 10:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday May 23rd - Kinder-3rd Assembly 9:00am-9:45am/4th-6th Assembly 1:30pm-2:30pm
Wednesday May 24th - 6th Grade Pride Party in MPR 1:30pm-3:00pm
Thursday May 25th - Kinder Celebration in MPR 9:30am-10:45am
Thursday May 25th - 6th Grade Clap Out
Thursday May 25th - Last Day of School
Office Phone: 480-224-3600
Attendance Line: 480-224-3603
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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