May 2018


Oh, my gosh! We actually had sunshine and temps above 65 degrees. Come on, May! Your are a friend and you are welcome to join us!
I so enjoy watching students figure out the world, how it works, and the effects their actions have in it. Not only simple chain reactions (smiling to others brings a smile on their face), but seeing they have abilities to overcome difficulties; that practice does make a difference; and everyone gets "knocked down" sometimes, but it is important to pick yourself up, learn from your mistakes, and try again.
As a parent it was hard for me to let my own children make mistakes. You never really want them to experience pain or hardship. But what my husband and I learned was that if we didn't allow our kids to make mistakes, deal with the consequences, and sometimes get hurt in the process (I am talking hurt feelings or scraped knees-- nothing big), they were coming to us to solve even the smallest of problems. When they are met with difficulties, they didn't have the skills to solve them.
Letting your children make mistakes and deal with consequences, will benefit them in the long run. Not only will you have more independent, healthy children, but you will have children who will better understand consequences and are more likely to think through actions (both physical and emotional) before taking them.
If you would like to read a little more on the subject, click here.
Looking forward, be sure to check the calendar of events! As the year closes, there are LOTS of fun things happening. Especially our Patrick Presentation Night on May 31.
And as always, it is an honor to teach your children,

Message from Mrs. Beck


As the new building principal beginning next Fall, I look forward to joining the dedicated faculty, parents and students as part of the Patrick Elementary tradition. My journey to Patrick has been truly full-circle as a former student, parent, and teacher, I am humbled and honored to return "home." My husband and I both have fond memories of Patrick Elementary as students and loved watching our three daughters learn and grow as "Panthers" as well. I love my memories of this wonderful school... the people, the community, the celebrations.

On a professional note, I have spent the past 25 years in education teaching at both White City and Patrick Elementary, Student Services Coordinator at Crater Renaissance Academy and the last nine years as principal of Sam's Valley Elementary. Each experience has taught me about the unique traditions, values and goals of each school. I am excited to learn once again about the Patrick Elementary traditions and goals as we begin this journey together.

As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are welcomed to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment. Please know that my office door is open and I welcome you to stop in for a visit, borrow a book, or just say "hello." Again, I look forward to working with you as we continue to make Patrick Elementary the best that it can be.​


Christine Beck

Calling all Kinder's for the 18-19 School Year

Kinder Round-Up May 7th

If you have a child or know of a child that will be 5 on or before Sept 01 that will be attending Patrick Elementary next school year, please call the office at 541-494-6840. We will have Kinder Round-Up on May 7th from 6:00-7:00. This is an evening where you can meet the Principal and our Kindergarten teachers, see the school, and hear about our amazing kindergarten program.

We ask that, if possible, you bring your child's birth certificate and immunization's so that we may take copies and get you a head start on registration in August.

Childcare will be provided for incoming kindergarten students only!

Spirit Day ~ Hawaiian Day

Friday, May 11

Show your school spirit by coming to school wearing your colorful, flowered, or Hawaiian attire.

Get Your Yearbook

Yearbooks are still on sale in the main office. Get your order in today so you are guaranteed a yearbook at the end of the year. Yearbooks are $20 each and checks may be made payable to Patrick Elementary. Order forms are available in the front office.

18-19 Teacher Request's

May is the month when we accept requests from parents for placement of their child for the next school year. Class placement for our students is one of the most important educational decisions that we make. We put a lot of thought and experience into our decisions. We do consider your request as part of our decision-making process, but please understand our final placement decisions are made based on your child’s individual learning goals the teacher teams have set for them. As always, teacher grade assignments may not be known until later in the summer. Please provide your request to the PES office in writing or email and include the educational reasons for the request.

District transfer request information is available on the district website:

Calendar of Events

May 03 Wiley to Dunbar Farms

May 07 6:00-7:00 Kindergarten Roundup

May 10 Joseph & Wiley to Jackson County Expo

May 11 Spirit Day ~ Hawaiian Day

May 11 Treadwell to Wandering Roots

May 11 8:30 Assembly ~ Panthers Get Moving Kick-Out

May 14 6:00 PTO Meeting ~ Room 1

May 15 Joseph to Touvelle Park

May 25 Panther Get Moving & Crazy Sock Day

May 28 NO SCHOOL ~ Memorial Day

May 31 6:00 Patrick Presentation Night

June 01 Miracle & Bjorge to Table Rock

June 04 6:00-7:30 5th Grade Parent Night ~ Hanby Middle School Cafeteria

June 05-06 Fretz to Siskiyou Field Institute

June 06-08 Treadwell & Wiley to Siskiyou Field Institute

June 06 Crater Graduation

June 07 5:30 Kindergarten Graduation

June 11 Yearbooks Passed Out

June 11 6:00 PTO Meeting ~ Room 1

June 12 5th Grade Student to Redding Water Slides

June 15 Spirit Day ~ Wear Your Tie Dye

June 15 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL ~ Two Hour Early Release

Dress Code

The sunshine is coming and with that we would like to remind parents of our dress code at Patrick Elementary. We ask that all parents help with making sure your child is dressed to be safe, respectful, and responsible while at school.

Here are some general guidelines to review with your child:

  • Flip flops without a strap are not allowed
  • Respectful length if wearing shorts
  • Backless tops, sagging pants, spaghetti straps, and halter tops are not allowed
  • Clothing should not have inappropriate sayings or logos
  • No makeup allowed - if your child is wearing makeup they will be asked to wash it off

Tasting Tables

We will be in the cafeteria this month, May 10th, offering samples of a local, seasonal fruit or vegetable. May is kale month. We will be offering tastes of kale chips.

If you're interested in getting involved and seeing the Tasting Tables in action, please contact:

Student Safety

  • Visitors - Are required to sign in at the office and obtain a visitor badge or sticker.
  • Go Home Changes - If you must make a change to how your child goes home from school, please send it to school with your child in writing. Phone calls are highly discouraged as the class must be disrupted to deliver the message. Please only call with go home changes if it is an emergency.
  • Absences - If your child is going to be absent please call our attendance line at 541-494-6863 and leave a message stating your child's name, date, and the reason for the absence. Chronic absences, tardies and unexcused absences will be reported to the district's truancy officer. Any student missing 10 consecutive days of school will be un-registered and must re-register upon return.

Community Support

Fred Meyer - Community Rewards

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Patrick Elementary at:

Once you have registered and linked your card to Patrick each time you shop Patrick earns rewards. You still earn your Reward Point, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you normally would.

Office Depot - Give Back To Schools

Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide ID 70083729 at checkout and Patrick will receive 5% of the purchase to make supply purchases for the school.

Box Tops for Education

Clip Box Tops and send to the front office with your child. You can also register at:

Look for coupons and more ways to earn Box Top points for Patrick.

Patrick Elementary's Vision and Mission Statement

Every Child…Every Day

Vision Statement:

Patrick Elementary creates a positive community where our students feel safe, appreciated, and confident as it ensures that every child’s voice is heard, valued and respected. We show compassion in a myriad of ways to every child, honoring every child’s diverse background and experiences, and use these to carefully and thoughtfully guide our instruction.

Mission Statement:

At Patrick, every child will return home each day knowing their teacher greeted them by name, listened to their thoughts and valued their presence in the classroom. The whole child will be supported in a climate where every child feels comfortable making mistakes and learns from those mistakes. Every child, every day will be provided feedback and support! Children will see that they have talents in a variety of areas and these varied talents will be celebrated. Patrick staff will support the whole child, allow them to be healthy, happy, and safe. Our students will be inspired to see the possibilities for their lives.