June 2017


Ahhhhhh... we are sliding into home base for the 2016-2017 school year.

Check out a few of the upcoming events below. We have some good ones coming up. And a reminder that any outside events, please send your student(s) with sunscreen and extra water for those days.

Looking forward to Kindergarten Graduation this Thursday, June 8, 5:30 pm (Kinders report to room 3 at 5:00 pm). Seeing those shining faces and proud parents always touches my heart.

A big thank you to Patrick PTO this year. You have supplied wonderful events for our students and their families and your handwork does not go unnoticed. Thank you to Figaros for helping us celebrate our Students of the Month every month. They love your pizza. Thank you to the parents who put together the Patrick Community Garden-- your skills are amazing and we cannot wait to put this new piece of our campus to good use.
To the amazing hard-working staff of Patrick Elementary, you are a joy and a treasure! I appreciate all that you do, and love coming to work with you EVERY day!

As we get ready to depart for another summer, don't forget to encourage your students to read; have them read to you, and you can read to them. Help them figure out how many pounds of green beans they can get with $5. Or how long before the movie starts. There are many little ways to weave in problem solving and keep those school skills sharp during the summer.

From all of us here at Patrick Elementary, we wish you a happy, safe summer. And as always, thank you for letting us teach your children. We are honored.


New School Hours 17-18

Patrick will be changing its start and end times for the 17-18 school year to:

7:55 am - 2:25 pm - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

7:55 am - 1:25 pm – Wednesdays

Students will be allowed for parent drop off beginning at 7:25 am in the morning next year. We hope that this later start time will allow for those few extra minutes in the mornings to help students be ready and prepared for the day!

First Student will have specifics on busing times at registration in August.

They will have a bus driver at registration to share routes and times with you.


Yearbooks are still available in the main office. Yearbooks are $15 each and checks may be made payable to Patrick Elementary. Yearbooks will be passed out to students on June 09.

Did you miss Kindergarten Roundup?

If you missed Kindergarten Roundup it's not too late to let us know that your child will be attending Kindergarten at Patrick Elementary next year. Just stop by the office with a copy of your child's birth certificate, immunizations, and proof of residency and fill out a brief questionnaire.

Calendar of Events


June 07 Crater Graduation

June 08 5:00 Kindergarten Graduation

June 09 Yearbooks Passed Out

June 13 Bjorge & Miracle to Upper Table Rock

June 13 5th Grade to Redding Water Slides


*K - Red *1st - Orange *2nd - Yellow *3rd - Green *4th - Purple *5th - Hanby Shirt

June 15 Report Cards Go Home

June 15 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - 1:15 Dismissal


***Mark Your Calendar***

August 15 9:00-12:00 & 5:00-7:00 Kindergarten Registration

August 16 9:00-12:00 & 5:00-7:00 All Student Registration

August 17 9:00-12:00 & 5:00-7:00 All Student Registration

Tasting Tables

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

PTO News

We are always looking for new members and new idea's to support Patrick teachers and students. We welcome your input and involvement in your child's school.

PTO Board Members President V.P./Fundraising Coordinator Secretary Volunteer Coordinator

With a little effort BIG things can happen!

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.

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.

Attendance Line ~ 541-494-6863

Thank you to all of our Patrick parents that are diligent in calling our attendance line to report your child's absence for the day. When you call please leave your child's name, the date of absence, reason for the absence, and your name.

Please do not leave any other messages on the attendance line as it is only checked once per day. If you need to get your student a message or need assistance with anything else please call the main office at 541-494-6840.

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.