Patterson Newsletter Feb. 27th
Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen!
We are moving from February into March this week and with this transition we launch happily into Read Across America Week! Get ready for loads of spirit days! We are celebrating reading by continuing to raise money for Patterson teachers and much needed Chrome book replacements through our school Read-a-thon! Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring our Read-a-thon event & thank you to our School Culture Committee for planning our Read Across America activities.
I would also like to thank many, many parents for joining our Community Coffee hour last Wednesday! We discussed how important play is in your child's development. On March 22nd we will have our next Community Coffee Hour and the topic will be behavior and Positive Discipline. We will be sharing how we can strengthen our teamwork by sharing the same positive approach both at school & at home.
Last week we had two great assemblies on water conservation & another on traffic safety! We are following up our traffic safety assembly by encouraging all families to find more climate friendly ways to get to school. You could walk, bike or skateboard to school or you if you need to arrive in a vehicle you could come in a carpool. Help your child's class to win the Golden Sneaker trophy by walking or rolling to school in a climate friendly way!
With Warm Regards,
Upcoming Patterson Elementary Events
2/27-3/10 Walk 'n Roll to school!!! Find a climate friendly way to come to school & help your child's class to win the Golden Sneaker Trophy!
3/2/23 Thursday- Dress up as your favorite book character for Read Across America Week!
3/3/23 Friday- Celebration Assembly - Dress up as Duo or Trio day, dress up with your friends as your favorite duo or trio. Minnie & Mickey or PJ Masks for example.
3/6/23 Monday- Pajama Day, bring your favorite book and a pillow/blanket or stuffy for Read Across America Week!
3/7/23 Tuesday- School Site Council Meeting @ 3:30 pm in the Patterson Library- Open to the public. The agenda will be linked here.
3/16/23 Thursday- 2nd Trimester Report Card Going Home
3/17/23 Friday NO SCHOOL for students -Happy St. Patricks Day!
3/22/23 Wednesday - Community Coffee Hour! Join us in the MUR (gym) Principal Kristin Dil will present on Positive Discipline
4/4/23 Tuesday- Minimum day - OPEN HOUSE!
4/6/23 Thursday- Minimum day - Spirit Day -Cool Cats wear hats & sunglasses- PTA Meeting 7pm
4/7/23 Friday- NO SCHOOL
4/10/23 - 4/14/23 SPRING BREAK
Support Read-A-Thon !!! Raise money for Patterson Teachers & New Chromebooks!
1. Goal of the Fundraiser : To support Teacher Reimbursements and Chromebook purchase for the students
2. Target for fundraiser goal : $30,000
3. Duration of the fundraiser and dates : 2 Weeks, Tuesday, 21st Feb to Tuesday, 7th March
Golden Sneaker Contest Starts this Week!!
We will record how many students WALKED, ROLLED, CARPOOLED, BUSED, or used PUBLIC TRANSIT to get to school. After 2 Weeks whatever class has the most participation will WIN THE GOLDEN SNEAKER which was once a Warrior's Tennis Shoe!! They will keep the GOLDEN Sneaker for a whole year. Students in the winning class will also receive some VERY FANCY GOLDEN SHOELACES!!! Save the World and become a Pollution Solution. :) We can't wait to see who wins, we will also make an announcement about it tomorrow. Thanks for all that you do!!!!
Middle School transition for the 2023-2024 school year.
The school sites in the American attendance area have been informed by the District that they are moving forward with the planned middle school transition for the 2023-2024 school year. This year’s 5th grade students will be moving to Thornton Middle School for 6th grade. More information will be shared later with families as it becomes available.
Time line for 7th & 8th grade Registration
Thornton Middle School
5th graders will be invited to an educational Faire April 19th.
Education Faire for incoming 7th graders
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.
District's School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)
"Federal and state laws require school districts to make accountability reports available to the public online. Accountability report information is based on data and information from the previous year. Dates will run one year behind.
We are pleased to inform you that our district's School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are available in English, Spanish, and/or Chinese, as required. You may view the SARCs on the Fremont Unified School District web site at www.fremont.k12.ca.us under Resources & Contacts/Reports, or by visiting your school office. You may also obtain a hard copy at your school office. To answer any questions regarding the SARCs, there are designated personnel available at each school site.
For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/."
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: email@example.com
Jennifer France, School Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Dil, Principal: email@example.com