A Message from Principal Stephens
Dear Patterson Families,
Each year Patterson Elementary partners with the PRIDE community to support CUSD families through our holiday tradition, the Snowflake Giving Tree. This year, our Patterson 5th grade students are coordinating this generous Pay It Forward project. The Snowflake Giving Tree will be located in the Patterson office and decorated with snowflakes. Each snowflake will indicate either a gift card or toy for a child ages birth - 18 years old. You can donate any new toy for any age and any gender. If your family wishes to participate, please select a snowflake(s) from the Giving Tree which will be in the reception area of the Patterson office. Purchase any new toy for any age and attach the snowflake to the unwrapped gift/gift card you have purchased and return it to the office.
Gifts collected will be dispersed to Chandler students via the Chandler Care Center’s Holiday Toy Drive event. All donated items support families in the Chandler Unified School District.
Snowflake Giving Tree runs from November 27th through December 11th .
Return unwrapped gifts or gift cards to the office by December 11th
Over the past six years, Patterson has contributed over 800 gifts to the Care Center’s toy drive. We encourage all to participate and thank you for your generosity – working together, the PRIDE staff and community provides inspiration and holiday kindness for those in need.
CUSD Virtual Open Houses
In addition to our Kindergarten Open Houses listed below, click the link to join us for our CUSD Virtual Open Houses on these dates:
- October 25, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- December 14, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- February 7, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Open Houses
We invite you to join us for Kindergarten Open House events at the locations / dates and times listed below:
Patterson Elementary School7520 S. Adora Blvd., Gilbert, AZ 85298 (480) 224-3600
- Thursday, November 16, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
- Thursday, January 11, 2024 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Library Corner with Ms. Hufford
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." - Emilie Buchwold
Fall is such a fun time of year to read with children. Through books we experience changing seasons, being grateful and generous, and we laugh together. I never tire of seeing the looks on their faces as I read... even the older ones!
Did you know you have free access to fun e-books through the public library? You can link apps on your device to your library card where you can check out free e-books and audiobooks. The best part is you can put your favorites on hold and get notified when they are available. No more worrying about finding popular titles in stock when you go! Visit my webpage for more information: Patterson Library
Another exciting bit of news is that your Patterson students all have access to World Book Online through their Clever logins! What makes this better than "Googling" is that the information is kid friendly, appropriate, and even shows students how to cite the source. Hopefully this will be helpful with those "at home projects."
With the holidays, this quarter is going to fly by. Here are some upcoming library dates to make note of:
2nd quarter (celebrating October, November, December birthdays) Birthday Book Club invitations will go out just before Thanksgiving break and will be due back by December 5.
Our spring book fair will be held February 9-16 this year. This is different than the past, so I'm giving advanced notice. What better way to say "I love you" during Valentine's week than with a book? ❤️
Tax Credit Donations
Tax credit donations can be made anytime and can be credited to your child's extra curricular activity fees. The tax credit reduces your tax burden to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar. It also reduces your taxable income to the federal government.
Our school uses tax credit donations for enrichment opportunities such as fieldtrips, assemblies, art masterpiece, clubs and many other activities.
To donate, visit the tax credit donation page on our CUSD website: Click Here or contact Shelley Krason, office manager at Patterson Elementary for more information and/or to donate at the school by cash or check. 480-224-3607; email@example.com
Thank you so much for your support of Patterson Elementary Students.
November Dates to Remember
November 7th- Student Council Fieldtrip 9:15am-2:15pm
November 8th- K-3 Veterans Day Assembly in MPR 9:00am-9:45am
November 8th- 4-6 Veterans Day Assembly in MPR 1:30pm-2:15pm
November 9th- Hearing and Vision Screening
November 9th - Kinder Field Trip to Schnepf Farms
November 10th - Veterans Day - No School
November 13th- Hearing and Vision Screening
November 13th- PTO General Meeting in D4 3:30pm-4:00pm
November 15th - Spelling Bee in MPR 1:00pm-3:00pm
November 15th- Site Council Meeting in Library 3:15pm-3:45pm
November 16th - 2024-2025 Students -Kinder Open House 5:00pm-6:30pm
November 17th - 5th Grade Field Trip-We Make History
November 20th - 6th Grade Field Trip to Feed My Starving Children
November 20th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Tumbleweed Park
November 22-24th - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
November 27th- Pride Picnic (Be Thankful) in MPR 10:30am-1:00pm
November 27th-December 11th - Snowflake Giving Tree
November 30th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to AZ Science Center
Looking ahead to December
December 5th - Choir Concert in MPR 6:30pm-7:30pm
December 7th - Running Club Meet at Tumblewood Park 3:45pm-4:45pm
December 7th - Orchestra Concert in MPR 6:00pm-7:00pm
December 8th - Hearing and Visions Re-screens
December 8th - 2nd Quarter Birthday Book Club in Library 2:15pm-2:50pm
December 12th - Band Concert in MPR 6:00pm-7:30pm
December 15th - Author Visit -All grades
December 18th - Pride Picnic (Be Considerate) in MPR 10:30am-1:00pm
December 19th - 6th Grade Pride Party in MPR 1:30pm-3:00pm
December 20th - K-3rd grade Assembly in MPR 9:15am-10:00am
December 20th - 4th-6th grade Assembly in MPR 1:30pm-2:30pm
December 21st- School wide Jingle Jog/Singalong
December 22nd-January 8th - Winter Intersession-No School
Patterson Elementary School
Office Phone: 480-224-3600
Attendance Line: 480-224-3603
Click Here for the Patterson Website
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