Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - September 8, 2020

Supply Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Last week staff reached out to let you know who your child's teacher will be this school year and to set up your welcome back conference. We will be using Google Voice numbers while in CDL and these numbers are showing up as coming from Gresham. Please check your voicemail and save your teacher's number to your phone so you know when they are calling. Staff have added their new numbers to their email signature line and will sharing directly with you these first two weeks.

Welcome back conferences will take place this week during our "soft start" and allow your child, the teacher, you and any caregivers to connect. During this time you can expect to be asked if you have any questions about the schedule and we would like to spend a few minutes getting to know your child. These conferences will take approximately 15-20 minutes each and staff have them scheduled back to back so you may need to follow up via email if you need additional information at the end of your time. If you have any concerns or need any support please let your teacher know and our team will reach out to support you as a follow up to these meetings.

This week we are hosting supply pick-ups and drop-offs by grade level to ensure your child has the material they need for our new online environment. If you have multiple children at Patterson, you can choose to come to the latest date/time and pick up all items together if it is more convenient for you. Any items that are not picked up will be delivered as soon as possible.

Please bring any LIBRARY BOOKS or TEXT BOOKS from last year to be turned back in. Chromebooks will be available for check-out as well.

Kindergarten Supply Drive-Through

  • Thursday September 10th in the front parking lot from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

First Grade supplies will be delivered to your home.

Second Grade supplies will be delivered to your home.

Third Grade Supply Drive-Through

  • Wednesday September 9th in the front parking lot from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Fourth Grade Supply Drive-Through
  • Thursday, September 10th in the front parking lot from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Fifth Grade Supply Drive-Through
  • Wednesday, September 9th in the front parking lot from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Sixth Grade Supply Drive-Through

  • Thursday, September 10th in the back parking lot from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Please reach out via email if you have any questions -

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Bus Delivery of Meals

Bus Delivery of Meals Begins Sept. 8.

During Comprehensive Distance Learning, all meals will be delivered via bus routes. Deliveries will take place Monday through Friday on school days, starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, and will include both breakfast and lunch.

Through December 2020, meals will be available at no charge. Meals will be delivered and available on expanded bus routes or may be picked up between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at the following sites:

  • Brown Middle School, 1505 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
  • Century High School, 2000 SE Century Blvd.
  • Evergreen Middle School, 456 NW Evergreen Rd.
  • Lincoln Street Elementary School, 801 NE Lincoln St.
  • Poynter Middle School, 1535 NE Grant St.
  • South Meadows Middle School, 4690 SE Davis Rd

To find out the location and time of the meal delivery for a specific student, visit the MyBus Student Route Look-up tool and enter the student’s ID number and birth date.

If you need help locating your bus stop and time, please contact our office team. More information about school meals during CDL can be found on the Nutrition Services page of our district website.

Office Hours

During CDL our building will remain closed, however our team is still working hard to serve our community. Ms. Maria, our bilingual secretary, and Mrs. Gearhart, our office manager will continue to answer questions and provide information via phone and email Monday - Friday 8:00 - 3:00.

Office Phone: 503-844-1380

Attendance Line: 503-844-1385

Fax Number: 503-844-1025

Ms. Maria Google Voice: 971-225-0257

Mrs. Gearhart Google Voice: 971-246-7829

Ms. Maria Email:

Mrs. Gearhart Email:

Technology Support

During CDL, Mrs. Lewis will be available to support students and families with technology. She will start this support on Monday, September 14th:

Monday - Friday

7:45 - 11:15 am, 12:15 - 2:15 pm

Mrs. Lewis Google Voice: 971-251-0110

Mrs. Lewis Email:

Evening Support

Starting next week (September 14th), we will have an evening support line that you can call if you or your child need support. We anticipate that some parents will be checking work/supporting students in the evenings and want to make sure you have a place to seek help if needed.

Mrs. Beckstrand (English support) will be available Mon-Fri from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Google Voice: 971-246-7233

Ms. Maria (Spanish support) will be available Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Google Voice: 971-225-0257

Spanish Support

During CDL there are two primary ways to receive support in Spanish:

Spanish evening support, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Ms. Maria Google Voice: 971-225-0257

Email or call Ms. Maria Monday-Friday from 8:30 - 1:30 pm.

Office Phone: 503-844-1380

Ms. Maria Google Voice: 971-225-0257

Ms. Maria Email:

Counseling Support

Mrs. Morgan, our school counselor, is here to support your child and family during CDL. You can connect with her via email or google voice (below). She will be sending out a survey on the 21st to gather input and offer additional supports.

Google Voice: 971-220-6391


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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, our TAG Coordinator:

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 a Sra. Godsey:

Principal Chats

As we move into CDL we will continue to hold bi-weekly principal chats where updates will be shared, as well as a Q & A time. Our next Principal Chat will be next Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30 pm. Please use this google meet code to join. If there are other times that work better for your family please reach out so we can plan additional chats.

Google Meet joining info

Or dial: +​1​ ​4​0​2​-​8​6​7​-​1​2​5​9 PIN: 7​8​0​ ​7​1​9​ ​5​2​2​#

Family Caregiver Guide for CDL Fall 2020

This Family Caregier Guide was emailed out to families. Please take a moment to review this information and reach out if you need anything.

School Supply List

Due to the fact that we are beginning the school year in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and supplies may be more challenging to secure, our school supply list has been condensed into one list for K-6. Any other supplies and/or materials needed will be ready for pick-up/delivery prior to the first day of school and will be provided by our school and community partners. We will provide any of these items you are unable to purchase or secure.

Elementary School Supply List 2020-2021:

  • Pencils

  • 2 -3 Regular Composition Notebooks/Spiral Notebooks

  • 1 Graphing Composition Notebook (Grades 3 – 6)

  • 1 Box Crayons

  • 1 Box Colored Pencils

  • 1 Eraser

  • Glue Sticks or Glue Bottle

  • Folder

  • Pencil Box

  • Headset/Earbuds with Microphone (if possible)

Students will also need a computer/Chromebook for Comprehensive Distance Learning which we will provide if needed.