Patterson Newsletter May 26th

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Principal's Message

Hello Panther Families!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

What a wonderful school year we have enjoyed together. Your children have all grown so much this year. We are excited to enjoy field day Tuesday. Please send your student to school ready to play outside with good running shoes!

Remember that Tuesday is our last full length school day. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday will all be minimum days and Friday is our last day of school for this school year.

This summer the custodial staff and myself will be busy working with our Maker Space parent team to prepare and organize our new creation space to open in the fall. We have raised close to 6.000 dollars through the panther prowl and the school dIstrict has committed another $2,000 to support this innovative program. Additionally, they have committed to provide all schools a new chrome book cart. This cart will live in the maker space and can be used for coding and other digital projects to support STEAM activities. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. We are well on our way and I am soooo excited for next year!

If you would like to help us fulfill the Patterson Maker Space vision please look below for ways to contribute. You can donate directly on my school bucks and choose the general school fund, or you can donate items from your house hold that you no longer need, or you could send us items from our maker space wish list on Amazon. Additionally, we would love for you to get involved! See our survey below!

With Warm Regards,


Kristin Dil


The Last Day of school will be our last spirit day!

Join all of us for formal wear Friday! We started off the year dressed in our best new school clothes & now it is time finish the school year strong!

Upcoming Patterson Elementary Events

5/29 No School in honor of Memorial Day

5/30 Field Day- Loads of fun outdoor activities! Please wear appropriate clothing :)

6/1 Minimum Day

6/2 Last Day of school Minimum Day

6th Grade graduation, first thing & 5th Grade graduation at 10:30am

8/5 Saturday 2-4pm Popsicles with the Principal & PTA Welcome Back Meet & Greet

8/16 First Day of School! 23/24

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5th & 6th Grade Promotion

Loved ones please park in the back of the school and walk in with your own folding chairs and blankets. The promotion will take place on the lower baseball field.

6th grade graduation will be on June 2nd at 9am.

5th grade graduation will be on June 2nd at 10:30am.

Specific information will come from your child's teacher closer to the event!

School Culture Parent Survey

We really care about the social emotional well being of all of our students. We survey the students at multiple points of the school year so that we can see their growth in their self confidence about emotional health & happiness. We also survey the staff about how they feel we are doing with PBIS which stands for Positive Discipline Instructional Supports. This discipline approach focuses on helping children to understand and learn form their mistakes while assigning consequences that connect directly to what they need to work on. Now we want to know how you think we are doing. Please take a moment and fill out this survey to share your thoughts.

FUSD Preschool!

Fremont Unified School District State Preschool applications are now available for 2023-24. It is a half-day program at several FUSD locations, and free for income-eligible families. We also have a fee-based program. Give your child the gift of a quality preschool education! Applications online at:

Phone: (510) 659-2579. Email:

News from YMCA for Kids @ Patterson

  • Patterson Y-Kids Child Care is accepting registrations for the 2023-2024 school year. We have Before and After School Child Care for TK through 5th grade. We offer enrichment learning which includes homework assistance, language arts, STEM, arts & crafts, and much more! We encourage healthy eating by providing a variety of nutritional daily snacks. For more information, please call (925) 808-5287 or send an email to Jennifer Kincheloe at or visit our classroom between 7:00am-6:00pm.

  • Patterson Y-Kids Child Care is accepting registrations for Summer Camp, June 5-August 11, for ten weeks. We offer full-day Summer Camp in a Child Care setting, from 7:00am-6:00pm, with fun weekly themes, field trips, site visits, and much more! For more information, please call (925) 808-5287 or send an email to Jennifer Kincheloe at or visit our classroom between 7:00am-6:00pm.
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Enrollment 23/24 School Year

Please watch for a “FALL 2023-2024 Reservation/Registration Form” to be mailed home soon for each student currently enrolled in TK – 6 th grades. The form will not be handed out to parents and serves 2 purposes: it reserves a spot for your child next year at Patterson and also fulfills the District’s mandated annual residency verification via USPS. Please don’t mistake the letter for junk mail and toss it out!

For students who will be moving on to Middle School next year, Patterson will collect the form and proofs and communicate with the Thornton Middle School to confirm a space will be reserved for next year. By submitting the required form and Residency Proofs by February 24th, your child will be reserved a space for next year.

*The forms must be returned to the school that your student currently is attending; if you have a student overloaded to another elementary school, please return it there.

E-Flyers - Peachjar

We no longer distribute flyers for outside organizations. Instead we use Peachjar for eflyers. You can find the Peachjar button on the district or Patterson webpage. Or use this link. Check this page often as it is updated frequently.

How can the Patterson Staff help you?

If you need to report your child's absence or have general questions you can call, email or stop by. Our main line is 510-793-0420. If we are helping parents or students we may not be able to answer your call. Please leave a message and we will return your call within 24 business hours. Our office hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:30 p.m. Friday 8:00-3:00 p.m.

Swati Dubey, Attendance:

Jennifer France, School Secretary:

Kristin Dil, Principal: