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December 2022

A Message from Principal Stephens

Dear Patterson Pride,

The holiday season is the perfect time to acknowledge the things that make us feel thankful and grateful. I am so proud to be part of the PRIDE community as you have such big hearts.

I want to share a special thank you to our 6th graders for serving at Feed My Starving Children and our 5th graders who are currently coordinating our Patterson Giving Tree in order to donate toys to the Chandler CARE Center. The spirit of kindness and “Paying it Forward” is in our Patterson culture.

We are grateful for our Patterson Pride community for supporting our teachers, and most importantly, our children. Patterson is a better school because of you! On behalf of the Patterson staff, we wish you a festive, joyful and fun winter season. Spend time with friends and family and enjoy the moments that matter most.

We look forward to the New Year and watching your children continue to grow.


Sarah Stephens

Patterson PRIDE Principal

Registration Information for 2023-2024

2023-2024 Open Enrollment Request

Next year’s Open Enrollment Request will begin Monday, January 9th at 7:30 a.m.

New Kindergarten Registration

Parents who live within one of the CUSD elementary boundaries and have a child who turns five (5), January 1-August 31, 2018, should complete their child’s Kindergarten registration online for their CUSD boundary school on Wednesday, January 11th at 9:00 a.m.

2023-2024 Kindergarten Open House Parent Presentation

Monday January 23rd - 2023-2024 Kinder Open House in MPR & Classrooms 5:30pm-6:30pm

Student Intent to Return will open for online submission:

The online Student Intent to Return (SITR) opens Monday, January 30th at 9:00 a.m. to collect information from your families to see who is returning for the 2023-2024 school year.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overflowing with jackets, water bottles and other random items. Please remind your child to check for their belongings. On December 22nd all items left will be donated to charity.

News from CUSD's Food and Nutrition Department

· December 2nd: Celebrate National Cookie Day with us on Monday! If you purchase lunch in the cafeteria, you will receive a free carnival cookie with your meal!

· December 5th: Do you know if you’re eligible for free or reduced-price school meals? Were you eligible last year? Applications for free or reduced-price school meals must be submitted each school year. Visit to complete an application.

· December 13th: Tomorrow only, we will be serving up the limited time Buffalo Chicken Meatball Mac n Cheese Bowl in the cafeteria! Eat school lunch tomorrow to try this comforting winter favorite!

· December 16th: Remind your parents that it’s not too late to apply for free and reduced-price school meals. Visit to complete an application.

If your school has a weekly newsletter that goes home to families & you can add the blurb below from the Food & Nutrition Department, it would be greatly appreciated.

· Another ACE Giveaway is coming up on December 14th! On Wednesday, December 14th, kindergarteners that eat school lunch will have the opportunity to receive a fun give-away item with their meal (while supplies last). The lunch price is $3.00 and can be paid with cash, check, or student account. To view the planned menu, go to Visit us at for more information about our meal programs!

December Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Tax Credit Donations

Tax Credit donations help students become involved in fun, meaningful and life-enhancing activities like extra-curricular enrichment programs, athletics, or field trips. Eligible contributions are donated directly to schools, not to the state or the school district and are a full refund, not a deduction. Arizona law enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per calendar year if filing status is Married, filing Joint Return; $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is Single or Head of Household. By making a tax credit donation, you are saying how you want your tax dollars spent. To donate or to learn more, visit our website: Parent Resources / Tax Credit and Student Fee Payment Menu (

Thank you so much for your support of Patterson Elementary Students.

December Dates to Remember

Thursday December 1st- Running Club Race Tumbleweed Park at 3:45pm

Friday December 2nd -Kinder Field Trip to Superstition Farms

Tuesday December 6th- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Veterans Oasis Park

Tuesday December 6th-Orchestra Concert in MPR 6:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday December 7th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Veterans Oasis Park

Wednesday December 7th-5th Grade sponsored Snowflake Giving Tree ends today

Friday December 9th- Birthday Book Club Celebration

Tuesday December 13th- Band Concert in MPR 6:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday December 14th - Kinder Gingerbread Houses in MPR

Thursday December 15th-Choir Concert in MPR 6:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday December 15th- PTO Restaurant Night Raising Canes

Monday December 19th-Happy Hanukkah

Monday December 19th- Pride Picnic in MPR

Tuesday December 20th -2nd Quarter Assemblies

Tuesday December 20th - PTO-Teacher Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday December 21st- 6th Grade Pride Party in MPR

Thursday December 22nd-Jingle Jog All School Fun Run and Sing a Long in MPR

Friday December 23rd-Monday January 9th-Winter Intersession- No School

January Dates to Remember

Tuesday January 10th-1st Day back for students

Wednesday January 11th- Running Club 7:40am-8:15am

Thursday January 12th - Payne JHS Music Appreciation for 5th & 6th grades in MPR

Monday January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. - No School

Tuesday January 17th-Running Club Race at Snedigar Sportsplex at 3:45pm

Wednesday January 18th- 2nd Battle of the Books

Friday January 20th - Payne JHS Registration in MPR

Friday January 20th - PTO Sweet Treat Rainbow Cotton Candy

Monday January 23rd - Kinder Open House in MPR & Classrooms 5:30pm-6:30pm

Monday January 23rd - PTO Blue 32 Restaurant Night

Tuesday January 24th - PTO Blue 32 Restaurant Night

Thursday January 26th - Running Club Race at Tumbleweed Park at3:45pm

Friday January 27th - Running Club End of Season Celebration 7:40am-8:15am

Monday January 30th-Pride Picnic in MPR

Tuesday January 31st- Payne JH Return Registration visit

Tuesday January 31st - PTO General Meeting in Library 4:30pm-5:30pm

Patterson Elementary School

Office Phone: 480-224-3600

Attendance Line: 480-224-3603

Fax: 480-224-9404

Click Here for the Patterson Website

School Hours:

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