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Dear Patterson Families,

Happy New Year to all of our PRIDE families! The New Year brings a fresh start and a bright future for our second semester of school. This is a great opportunity for parents to encourage children to set goals and commit to a renewed focus on meeting or exceeding those goals. Part of our Patterson vision states: we have a "VISION of excellence in every endeavor involving students' academic, physical, emotional, and social growth". We are dedicated to teaching the whole child, and hopefully some of our students' goals will go beyond the focus of academics. A simple goal of showing kindness can be positively powerful. As always, we thank you for your involvement with homework, character building, daily reading, math practice, and providing support for a variety of school activities. As a team, we will help students meet any goals they have set in order to help create confident individuals.

Thank you for choosing to send your children to our “Grade A” school and district. We look forward to another exciting semester of learning, growing, and bringing our community together. Welcome back to school and best wishes for an inspiring 2022!


Sarah Stephens

Patterson PRIDE Principal

Important Enrollment/Intent to Return Dates To Remember

Please review the information below about the required Intent to Return online submission dates and upcoming registration dates. Please share with any families that you know are planning to register at Patterson.

Student Intent to Return will open for online submission:

Monday, January 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

New Kindergarten Registration will begin online:

Wednesday, January 5th at 9:00 a.m.

Preschool Registration will begin online:

Wednesday, January 5th at 9:00 a.m.

Open Enrollment Request will begin online:

Monday, January 10th at 7:30 a.m.

Early Entrance into Kindergarten Assessment signup will begin online:

Monday, January 10th at 9:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call our school office at 480-224-3600

Open House For New Kindergarten Parents On January 18th

Please plan to attend our kindergarten open house if you are enrolling a new kindergarten student for the 2022-2023 school year.

The event is on Tuesday, January 18th from 5:30-6:30 pm here at Patterson. This night is a fantastic opportunity to learn all about the kindergarten program and the great experiences that your child can start looking forward to.


At times, families may want to celebrate by providing treats for their child's classroom.

Please remember that food treats must be store bought and individually packaged by the manufacturer (example: Hostess/Little Debbie).

Donuts, cupcakes and any treat that is not individually wrapped will not be allowed. We also encourage families to share items such as pencils, erasers, or other small treats in lieu of food.

Thank you families for your generosity and commitment to health and safety.

Upcoming After-School Enrichment Classes

We have so many opportunities here at Patterson for after school enrichment classes. Please review the list below to find one that is just right for your child.

Chess Emporium - Mondays, Jan. 24th - May 9th

Mad Science - Tuesdays, Jan. 18th - Mar. 8th

Young Rembrants - Tuesdays, Jan. 25th - April 26th

Dance Sequins - Wednesdays, April 13th - May 11th

Elements Music - 2 sessions Wednesdays - Jan. 26th - Mar. 9th and April 6th - May 11th

Science Matters - 2 sessions Thursdays Mar. 3rd - April 14th and April 21st - May 19th

Crayola Imagine Arts - Thursdays - Jan. 13th - Mar. 10th

Junior Golf Success - Fridays, Feb. 18th - April 29th

Click here for our Community Education page for more information and to sign up!

January Be Kind Focus - Be Positive

January Dates To Remember

Monday, January 3rd - No Running Club Practice

Monday, January 3rd - Student Intent To Return Form Available Online

Tuesday, January 4th - Students Return From Intersession

Wednesday, January 5th - New Kindergarten and Preschool Registration Begins Online

Friday, January 7th - Battle Of The Books

Monday, January 10th - Open Enrollment Begins Online

Tuesday, January 11th - Thursday, January 13th - 2nd Grade CoGat (gifted) Testing

Thursday, January 13th - 6th Grade Music Appreciation Presentation by Payne Jr. High

Friday, January 14th - Club Pictures

Monday, January 17th - Martin Luther King Day - No School

Tuesday, January 18th - Kindergarten Open House for New Kindergarteners in 2022-2023

Wednesday, January 19th - No Running Club Practice (due to the track meet)

Thursday, January 20th - Running Club Track Meet 3:45 pm Snedigar Park

Monday, January 25th - PTO - Blue 32/Local Eats Restaurant Night

Tuesday, January 26th - PTO - Blue 32/Local Eats Restaurant Night

Friday, January 28th - Sweet Treats - Ice Cream Truck

February Dates To Remember

Friday, February 4th - Student Council Convention

Monday, February 7th - Friday, February 11th - PTO Valentine Gram Sales

Monday, February 7th - No Running Club Practice (due to the track meet)

Tuesday, February 8th - Running Club Track Meet 3:45 pm - Tumbleweed Park

Wednesday, February 9th - Parent/Teacher Conferences Early Release at 11:40 am

Thursday, February 10th - Parent/Teacher Conferences Early Release at 11:40 am

Friday, February 18th - Sweet Treats

Monday, February 21st - Presidents' Day - No School

Friday, February 25th - Birthday Book Club

Friday, February 25th - Kindergarten Fieldtrip to Herberger Theater

Mrs. Hufford's Library Corner

Happy New Year!

As we reflect and set goals for improvement in the upcoming year, consider incorporating more reading into your family's routine. Here are a few important benefits of reading together:

In a world full of electronics and instant gratification, we could all use a little more of each of those benefits.

I thank you for your constant support of our Patterson library. The donations through Birthday Book Club are incredibly generous. (over 160 donated so far this school year!) I wish you could all see the children's faces as they select THEIR own birthday book that will always carry their name inside. We will celebrate January, February, and March birthday on February 25 and invitations will go out before that.


Tax credit donations can be made anytime and can be credited to your child's extra curricular activity fees. The tax credit reduces your tax burden to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar. It also reduces your taxable income to the federal government.

Our school uses tax credit donations for enrichment opportunities such as fieldtrips, assemblies, art masterpiece, clubs and many other activities.

To donate, visit the tax credit donation page on our CUSD website: Click Here or contact Dawn Miller, office manager at Patterson Elementary for more information and/or to donate at the school by cash or check.

Thank you so much for your support of Patterson Elementary Students.

Click the photo above for a link to the Nutrition Services Website and breakfast and lunch menus.


Office Phone: 480-224-3600

Attendance Line: 480-224-3603

Fax: 480-224-9404

Click Here for the Patterson Website

School Hours:

8:15 am - Students may arrive to campus

8:35 am - First Bell

8:40 am - Instruction Begins (students are tardy after 8:40)

3:10 pm - Dismissal