Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - January 25, 2021

Short Weeks & Snow Plans

Heads up that we have two short weeks in a row. This week we have no school on Friday for students, so teachers can prepare report cards. These will be mailed to your home later next week. If you have moved sometime during CDL please email or call us with your new address so we can ensure you get your child's report card and other important mail. Rest assured your child will be able to stay and continue at Patterson this year, even if you've moved.

Next Monday students do not have school so teachers can prepare for the second semester. We will be archiving our semester 1 google classrooms and setting up a fresh new classroom for students to jump into next Tuesday. We will be having several pick-up events next week as well - see below for details.

It looks like snow is in the forecast! Just a heads up that school will continue on regardless of the weather and any updates to schedule due to potential access issues will be posted on google classrooms. If anything comes up please do not hesitate to email us.

Curbside Library Book Pick-Up is Coming Next Week!

In preparation, you can return your child's books to our cart just outside the main doors Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Important Dates:

  • 1/25 - Principal Read Aloud, 7:15-7:45 pm (link below)

  • 1/27 - Latino Parent Advisory Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm (see below)

  • 1/28 - Last Day of Semester 1

  • 1/29 - No School, Teacher Grade Prep (report cards)

  • 2/1 - No School, Teacher Prep Day

  • 2/8 - Chipotle Restaurant Night

Round 1 of the Freckle Math Competition runs through Feb 5.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out:

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Food Pantry

Our food pantry continues to be available to serve our families in need. We are currently looking for donations of the following items. Donations can be dropped off during school hours, 8-4pm, in the box near the front entrance. They can also be dropped off during supply pick ups next week.

Rice, beans, flour, sugar, oil, crackers, cereal, oatmeal, pasta.

Please reach out to Mrs. Awad if you need assistance:

Supply Pick-Up Drive-Through Events

Please drive through our parking lot and pick up your child's next set of supplies. Please remain in your car and drive up to where our teachers will greet you curbside.

  • Tuesday Feb. 2 - 5th Grade (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • Tuesday Feb. 2 - 2nd Grade (5:00-6:30 pm)

  • Wednesday Feb. 3 - Kindergarten (4:00-5:30 pm)
  • Wednesday Feb. 3 - 3rd Grade (4:00-5:30 pm)

  • Thursday, Feb. 4 - 4th Grade (4:00-5:30 pm)
  • Thursday, Feb. 4 - 6th Grade (4:00-5:30 pm) - BACK PARKING LOT (BUS LOOP)

  • Friday, Feb. 5 - 1st Grade (3:30-5:00 pm)
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Curbside Library Book Check Out

Next week we will run our first curbside library event! We are excited for this opportunity to provide our students with hard copy books.

Please take a minute to view this video from Mrs. Lewis, showing how to check out books for pick-up. Here is the direct link to the Patterson library site.

Curbside pick-up will take place next week during the following times in the front parking lot:

  • Wednesday Feb. 3 - 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 4 - 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 5 - 3:30-5:00 pm
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February Focus: Active Engagement

Starting next week, we are going to be focused building-wide on active engagement. Active engagement includes:

  • Listening - joining live meetings, watching recorded lessons
  • Joining the conversation - turning on the camera to give visual feedback to peers/teachers, verbally sharing ideas and asking questions, typing ideas and questions into the chat feature, sharing ideas in breakout rooms with peers
  • Completing work in Google Classroom - carefully reading directions and learning targets and turning in completed work, asking questions using the comment feature, emailing or asking the teacher for help, joining the teacher for small groups and/or office hours to continue learning

We would love your support at home in reviewing these active engagement actions and joining us in positively recognizing your child/children when you see them doing these.

We highlighted active engagement and had some fun with our students during our virtual assembly this morning - let's just say the kids were engaged and smiling when they saw their teachers singing and dancing. You can view our assembly here.

Parent Resources from Our Student Success Coach - Mrs. Cary

Lines for Life Oregon Helpers Initiative

In partnership with Oregon Health Authority, Lines for Life is offering free peer-facilitated virtual Wellness rooms and Wellness Affinity groups. Reasonably so, this initiative is considering parents front line workers, and have created an opportunity for parents to gather in a confidential space to support one another.

Benefits of participating:

Stress reduction

Evidence based self-care strategies

Work-life balance strategies

Resource sharing

Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness for Parents is being offered Thursday afternoons at 3pm and registration for this group can be found here.

Booster Club News

Our first Booster Club meeting took place last week. You can view the recording here and the meeting minutes will be loaded into our Patterson Parent Google Folder here.

We hope you can join us on February 8th for our first restaurant night at Chipotle (off of Cornell)! See below for details.

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HSD’s Latino Virtual Parent Meeting takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Google Meet (dial +1470-655-0305 PIN: 462795800#). All families of students identifying as Latino and/or Mesoamerican Indigenous are welcome to attend these monthly meetings to learn more about what is happening in the District and to share thoughts and concerns for how to best support students in their education. Join us and learn about new ways to get involved in the school system. For more information, call 503-844-1475.The meeting will be held in Spanish. Interpretation available in other languages is available upon prior request.

La próxima reunión de Padres Latinos de HSD, se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 27 de enero de las 6:30 p.m. a las 8:00 p.m. en Google Meet (llamar al +1470-655-0305 PIN: 462795800#). Todas las familias de estudiantes que se identifiquen como Latinos y estudiantes indígenas mesoamericanos están invitados a asistir a estas reuniones mensuales para aprender más sobre lo que está sucediendo en el Distrito y compartir sus ideas, preocupaciones sobre la mejor manera de apoyar a los estudiantes en su educación. Unase a nosotros y aprenda de formas para involucrarse en la educación de sus hijos. Para más información llame al 503-844-1475. Las reuniones se llevaran a cabo en español. Servicios de interpretación disponible con previo aviso.


Procrastination, perfectionism, and anxiety - do these sound familiar? Do they cross your mind and give you pause? You are not alone! Sometimes the best way to work through something is to know more about it. Knowledge is power!

High school students identified as Talented and Gifted (TAG) are invited to watch five 10-minute videos linked below (and posted in the high school TAG Google Classrooms) and use this handout to help them process the information:

Students are also invited to join Google Meet (or dial: +​1​ ​2​3​4​-​8​0​5​-​1​0​9​5 PIN: 8​8​8​ ​6​8​2​ ​8​6​0​#) sessions on these topics, which are hosted by Lydia Laurance, TAG Coordinator at Century High School, at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Feel free to attend any or all of them; although the material is connected, attending one is not a prerequisite for the others. The sessions are open to HSD students at all of our high schools, including Hillsboro Online Academy.

For more information, please contact Lydia Laurance or District TAG TOSA Deb Luther.

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Nominate an outstanding teacher today for 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year! Regional winners will receive a $500 award in May 2021 and move a step closer to being named the 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year!

The Teacher of the Year program was created to recognize exemplary public school educators who inspire students and make a positive impact in the communities where they live. The award celebrates knowledge, dedication, innovation and leadership. For 2022, exceptional teachers will be honored in up to 19 regions across the state, with Oregon’s Teacher of the Year selected from among the regional finalists.

Nominations are due by Sunday, Jan. 31. Learn more at

In-District Transfer Priority Window

HSD students wishing to renew or request a new in-district transfer for the 2021-22 school year are urged to submit their request in January to take advantage of the priority window. While it is not guaranteed that requests submitted during the priority window will be approved, the chances are best at this time as staffing has not yet been finalized. Most applications will come through our online system, which provides the requester immediate confirmation of their submission and the option of uploading supplementary paperwork as needed. Families of students currently on a transfer will receive a letter via email or U.S. Mail alerting them to the January transfer window. Please see the Boundaries and Transfers section of our website for more information or contact Marleen Zytniowski or Katie Russell-Willis at or 503-844-1771 with questions.

School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month! And while COVID has certainly made things different, our Board is still working hard on behalf of students, staff, and families. If you would like to extend your thanks and/or appreciation, you can mail cards to our district office: 3083 NE 49th Place Hillsboro, OR 97124

Thank you to our HSD school board for their hard work and dedication to our students!

YALA Delayed

We apologize for the delay - at this point we are waiting for a new launch date for YALA (Youth Access Library Accounts). You can still utilize our Sora online library in the meantime.

Printing From Your Chromebook

Please use these instructions to print from a chromebook at home.