Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - November 15, 2021

Restaurant Night & Volunteers

We are excited to share that we are now ready to welcome visitors back into the building!

Here are the steps that each volunteer needs to take prior to joining us in the building:

  • Background check - please submit here
  • Fingerprinting - this is required if you will be alone with students at any time, including working with a group in the hallway or walking a student down to the office. Starting March 29th, 2022, all volunteers will need to be fingerprinted due to new mandates. If you are not fingerprinted by this date, your volunteer status will revert back to "pending" until completed.
  • Vaccine Survey - this will be emailed to you directly following the background check
Please email or call our office manager, Melissa, to verify that all steps are completed prior to reaching out to your child's teacher to schedule your volunteer time. We will be considering spacing inside the classroom and may ask that you work in the hallway, workroom, etc. to ensure maximum spacing in our classrooms for student learning. Volunteers will need to wear a mask and maintain 6' distancing. Once you are all cleared and scheduled to come into the building, please make sure you sign in/out at our computer just inside our main doors.

Family Restaurant Night

Please join us this Thursday for our Booster Club's Family Restaurant Night fundraiser at MOD Pizza! Orders will count all day - please use the code pictured below so we get credit.

Conference Sign-Up

This year our fall conferences will take place November 22nd in the evening and all day November 23rd. These conferences will be virtual, utilizing the Google Meet platform. Please use this link to sign up for a conference if you haven't already. We are excited to share that we have 92% of our families sign up for a conference - please help us get to 100%!

No School Next Week

Next week we have conferences, conference prep and professional development. There is no school for students next week.

Picture Re-Take Day

Our picture re-take day is scheduled for December 3rd. If your child missed picture day, you can plan to take pictures that day.

T-Shirt Orders

Our Booster Club is currently taking orders for school t-shirts and sweatshirts. Please take a look at the flyer here if you're interested. Orders are due November 19th.

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Important Dates

  • November is Native American Heritage Month
  • November 15-19 - American Education Week
  • November 16 - School Board regular session, 7pm
  • November 16 - Booster Club Meeting in the Library, 6:30 pm
  • November 18th - Family Restaurant Night Fundraiser @ MOD Pizza
  • November 19th - Booster Club t-shirt orders due
  • November 20 - HSF Fiesta de Tamales

  • November 22-26 - No School: Conferences, Professional Development, Thanksgiving
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Booster Club News

Please join us for our Booster Club meeting tomorrow night at 6:30. We will be meeting in the library and entering through the library exterior door from the playground. Please wear a mask and help us maintain 6' of distance.

Panther Dash results are in…

This year we raised a total of $17,260.76. We passed our goal by over $2,000!!We are working on individual prizes for those students that qualify and will be getting those to your students in the upcoming weeks. We also have some school-wide prizes happening! Since we not only met each goal but passed our overall goal we have these fun and silly things coming:

  • Mrs. Merritt, Mrs. Giard, and Mrs. Henningsen will be getting silly stringed!
  • Mr. Hedges, Mrs. Volk, and Ms. Delplanche will be getting pies in the face!
  • Mr. Kreisher, Mr. Twigg, and Mrs. Godsey will be getting a slime bucket over their heads!
  • To top it all off Mrs. Lentz will be doing all of the above PLUS she will be working from the roof in a costume!

Great job Panthers!! If your child has not been able to participate in Panther Dash due to having to quarantine please reach out to Jamie Lentz at so that can be arranged.

Below you will find the links for each teacher and support staff's classroom wish lists. The items on the lists have been requested by the teachers to help supply their classrooms. Click the link under the teacher's name to review and sign-up for any items. Any purchased items can be delivered directly to the teacher or support staff member.

Thank you for helping our teachers, it is truly appreciated! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Christa White

Vice President


Lewis -


McCoy -

Thompson -

First Grade

Volk -

Gurske -

Second Grade

Giard -

Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards can be purchased at:

Portinga -

Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards can be purchased at:

Third Grade

Hennignson – N/A

Delplanche – N/A

Fourth Grade

Godsey – N/A

Crackel – N/A

Merritt –

Fifth Grade

Wear -

Brock –

Sixth Grade

Kreisher -

McClain – N/A

ParentVUE Reminder

Activate your ParentVUE account!

ParentVUE is a tool for parents to access real-time information related to their student’s education progress. You can view your student’s schedule, attendance, grades, assignments and more. ParentVUE is also used on an annual basis at the start of each school year to verify student and family information. One parent/guardian from each family will be expected to complete the verification process. Keeping your family’s information up to date is crucial to receiving communication from the Hillsboro School District, as well as attendance and emergency notifications. Click here to login to your ParentVUE account for the first time. This one account will give you access to all of your children in the Hillsboro School District. At least one parent/guardian in each family should activate a ParentVUE account. ParentVUE mobile app is available for download from the iTunes Store and Google Play. Please contact your student's school if you have any questions.

¡Active su cuenta de ParentVUE!

ParentVUE es una herramienta que los padres pueden utilizar para acceder a información relacionada con el progreso educativo de sus estudiantes en tiempo real. Puede consultar el horario, la asistencia, las calificaciones, las asignaciones y más información de su estudiante.

ParentVUE también se utiliza anualmente al comienzo de cada año escolar para verificar la información del estudiante y la familia. Se espera que uno de los padres/tutores legales de cada familia complete el proceso de verificación. Contar con la información actualizada de su familia es fundamental para recibir los comunicados del Distrito Escolar de Hillsboro, así como notificaciones sobre asistencia y emergencias. Pulse aquí para iniciar sesión en su cuenta de ParentVUE por primera vez. Esta cuenta le dará acceso a todos sus estudiantes en el Distrito Escolar de Hillsboro. Al menos uno de los padres/tutores legales de cada familia debe activar una cuenta de ParentVUE. La aplicación móvil ParentVUE está disponible para ser descargada en iTunes Store y Google Play. Por favor, comuníquese con la escuela de residencia de su estudiante si tiene alguna pregunta.

T.A.G Program

We will be hosting a T.A.G Q & A session on Monday, November 29th from 3:30-4:00 pm. This will be a space to ask your questions about the T.A.G program and qualification process. We will be recording this meeting in case some cannot join us. If you have questions that you'd like to submit prior to the meeting, please email

Google Meet joining info

Or dial: +​1​ ​7​1​6​-​2​4​9​-​4​3​0​3 PIN: 1​3​3​ ​4​7​3​ ​6​1​5​#

T.A.G or Talented and Gifted is a program you qualify for with multiple pieces of evidence that place the child in the top 97% percentile or above. If you have evidence that places your child in that top 3%, please reach out to Mrs. Godsey:


Parents are welcome to refer their child for services designed for students identified as talented and gifted. Students who score at or above the 97th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test of overall reading or math or on a mental abilities test, and have other confirming evidence that they learn at a rapid rate and advanced level, are identified as TAG students. With parent input, individual plans are made to adjust the rate and level of the student’s instruction to meet his or her specific needs.

If you think your child may qualify for TAG services, and want information about the referral and identification process, please contact Mrs. Godsey.

Servicios para Estudiantes Talentosos y Dotados (TAG) Los padres son bienvenidos a recomendar a su hijo/a a los servicios diseñados para estudiantes identificados como TAG. Estudiantes cuales sacan más del 97 porciento en una prueba de logro nacionalmente Regularizada, o en habilidades mentales prueban y tienen otra evidencia confirmando que ellos aprenden a una proporción rápida, se identifica como TAG. Con las sugerencias del padre, se hacen planes individuales para ajustar la proporción y nivelar dela instrucción del estudiantes para satisfacer sus necesidades específicas.

Si usted piensa que su niño puede calificar para los servicios del TAG, y quiere información sobre la referencia y el proceso del resguardo, por favor en contacto Sra. Godsey.

Food Pantry

At Patterson we have a small food pantry designed to help our families throughout the school year. If you would like to donate and/or are in need of some items, please reach out to our food pantry coordinator: Adriana Awad,

Attendance Line

Thank you to our families for calling students in sick on our attendance line and sharing symptoms. This has helped us to communicate with families regarding timelines for return and kept our building safe and healthy. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to save our attendance line number in your phone: 503.844.1385

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