Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - May 16, 2022

BOGO Book Fair & State Testing

This week we have our BOGO Book Fair happening! Students can come during their recess to shop for books if they have money in hand or in their Scholastic eWallet. Our Booster Club has provided teachers will Scholastic bucks to give to students who may not have funds and a few parents have also donated funds so all kids can walk away with new books - what an amazing community we have that cares for each other and takes care of our kids!

Families can come shop after school until 3:00 pm each day - please enter and exit through the recess library door. The book fair will also be available on Tuesday and Thursday night from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Last week our 5th graders worked on the science state test and this week our 3rd-6th graders will be working on the English Language Arts (ELA) state tests. There are two parts to this - the computer-adaptive test (CAT) and the performance task (PT). The CAT was significantly reduced this year.

Please support your students with healthy testing habits:

  • Healthy breakfast and lunch
  • Getting plenty of rest/going to bed on time the night before
  • Lots of encouragement to do their best work
  • Remind students that these tests do not affect their grades or if they will advance to the next grade level. We use them at school to prepare instruction!

At school we are cheering them on and providing snacks and break spaces when needed.

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Mrs. Brock at the Proud to Be HSD Festival

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Important Dates

  • May 16-20 - Spring Book Fair
  • May 16-27 - Kinder & 2nd Grade CSE Lessons
  • May 31-June 13 - 4th & 5th Grade CSE Lessons

Booster Club News

Check out the May school-wide volunteer sign-up sheet here.

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Breakfast & Lunch Charity Account

Did you know we have a breakfast and lunch charity account for Patterson students and families? This account is used if a child needs an additional lunch or breakfast (food disparity), to teach students self-management skills (how to eat specific foods) and to pay off negative balances when families don't have the means to.

If you would like to donate to our account, please do the following:

You can also write a check to Patterson Elementary School and write "Feed it Forward" in the memo line.

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) & Science Test Dates

3rd Grade:
  • Math: May 23, 24, 25 (AM)

4th Grade:

  • Math: May 24, 25, 26 (AM)

5th Grade:

  • Math: May 24, 25, 26 (AM)

6th Grade:

  • Math: May 25, 26, 27 (AM)

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,