Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - November 29, 2021

December Updates and Activities

Thank you families for your support and participation during parent-teacher conferences last week! It was great to have a few minutes to connect and share successes and goals for each of our students. Special shout out to the Booster Club, parent volunteers and family donations for our staff dinner - we appreciated it so much!


Last week the Oregon Department of Education and HSD shared some updates to our COVID protocols that went into effect today:

  • Masks are now optional outdoors - this includes arrival, dismissal and recess times. We will be asking students to put masks back on when they line up at the end of recess and gather close together again.
  • Fully vaccinated students that are deemed close contacts at school will not have to quarantine if they do not have any signs or symptoms.
  • Unvaccinated students that are deemed close contacts at school can shorten their quarantine time to 7 days if they take a COVID test between days 5-7 and the result is negative.


Picture Re-Take Day

Our picture re-take day is scheduled for this Friday, December 3rd. If your child missed picture day, you can plan to take pictures that day.


Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

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Important Dates

  • November is Native American Heritage Month
  • November 28 - December 6 - Hanukkah
  • December 1 - Black Village Family Meeting (see below)
  • December 2 - Mesoamerican Families Meeting (see below)
  • December 3 - Picture Retake Day
  • December 7 - HSD School Board Meeting, 7:00 pm
  • December 20-31 - No School, Winter Break
  • December 21 - Winter solstice

  • December 25 - Christmas

  • December 26 - January 1 - Kwanzaa begins

  • January 1 - New Year’s Day

  • January 3 - School resumes for all students

In-District Transfer/Continuation Requests

The priority window for requesting a new or continuation transfer for the 2022-23 school year will be January 2022. Information will be mailed to all families of students currently on one year-only transfers in December letting them know about the opportunity.


While we hope to keep all of our Panthers at Patterson each year, we continue to prioritize the students who live within our boundary. Decisions are based on class size/space first and then attendance (including tardies) and behavior second. Often times we need to delay decisions until we have better enrollment numbers and considerations will be based on the order transfers are received.


If you have any questions, please reach out: lentzj@hsd.k12.or.us

Community Resources for Families

Please use this link to view our bilingual guide of community resources. This guide provides a list of community resources ranging from clothing and counseling to nutrition and prenatal/infant/preschool services.

Black Village Family Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m- 8:30 p.m.


The Black Village Family Advisory Committee (BVFAC) advocates for the needs of students, and families of students, who identify in whole or in part as Black/African-American/African attending Hillsboro School District schools.

Location: Virtual- Join Zoom Meeting: https://hsd1j.zoom.us/j/84476428335

Meeting ID: 844 7642 8335 One tap mobile: +12532158782,,84476428335#

HSD Mesoamerican Families Meeting

Thursday, December 2nd at 6:30-7:30


A space open to all families that identify themselves as mesoamerican indigenous. Conversations around: School District Program and Services information, materials and strategies to support your student at home. Important dates for your student and connections with your teachers, counselors
Location: Virtual- Link: https://meet.google.com/epd-odtq-okk Dial: +1 224-442-3391 PIN: 103 425 582#

Volunteer Reminder

Please email or call our office manager, Melissa, to verify that all steps are completed prior to reaching out to your child's teacher to schedule your volunteer time. We will be considering spacing inside the classroom and may ask that you work in the hallway, workroom, etc. to ensure maximum spacing in our classrooms for student learning. Volunteers will need to wear a mask and maintain 6' distancing. Once you are all cleared and scheduled to come into the building, please make sure you sign in/out at our computer just inside our main doors.

ParentVUE Reminder

Activate your ParentVUE account!

ParentVUE is a tool for parents to access real-time information related to their student’s education progress. You can view your student’s schedule, attendance, grades, assignments and more. ParentVUE is also used on an annual basis at the start of each school year to verify student and family information. One parent/guardian from each family will be expected to complete the verification process. Keeping your family’s information up to date is crucial to receiving communication from the Hillsboro School District, as well as attendance and emergency notifications. Click here to login to your ParentVUE account for the first time. This one account will give you access to all of your children in the Hillsboro School District. At least one parent/guardian in each family should activate a ParentVUE account. ParentVUE mobile app is available for download from the iTunes Store and Google Play. Please contact your student's school if you have any questions.


¡Active su cuenta de ParentVUE!

ParentVUE es una herramienta que los padres pueden utilizar para acceder a información relacionada con el progreso educativo de sus estudiantes en tiempo real. Puede consultar el horario, la asistencia, las calificaciones, las asignaciones y más información de su estudiante.

ParentVUE también se utiliza anualmente al comienzo de cada año escolar para verificar la información del estudiante y la familia. Se espera que uno de los padres/tutores legales de cada familia complete el proceso de verificación. Contar con la información actualizada de su familia es fundamental para recibir los comunicados del Distrito Escolar de Hillsboro, así como notificaciones sobre asistencia y emergencias. Pulse aquí para iniciar sesión en su cuenta de ParentVUE por primera vez. Esta cuenta le dará acceso a todos sus estudiantes en el Distrito Escolar de Hillsboro. Al menos uno de los padres/tutores legales de cada familia debe activar una cuenta de ParentVUE. La aplicación móvil ParentVUE está disponible para ser descargada en iTunes Store y Google Play. Por favor, comuníquese con la escuela de residencia de su estudiante si tiene alguna pregunta.

T.A.G Q & A Recording

We hosted a T.A.G Q & A session this afternoon. You can view the recording here.

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, awada@hsd.k12.or.us.

Attendance Line

Thank you to our families for calling students in sick on our attendance line and sharing symptoms. This has helped us to communicate with families regarding timelines for return and kept our building safe and healthy. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to save our attendance line number in your phone: 503.844.1385

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