Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - February 8, 2022

Sports/Game Day

We are excited to share that our students have earned another M.A.G.I.C spirit day! So far this year we have filled our large "M" and "A," and last week we filled our "G" which stands for get up and go for it! To celebrate, we will be having a sports/game day this Friday. We encourage our students and staff to dress up to celebrate - jerseys, uniforms and/or Patterson team gear!

Valentine's Day at School:

Your child's teacher may invite them to participate in a Valentine's Day celebration at the end of the school day on February 14th. If your family does not celebrate, please reach out to your child's teacher so we can work on an inclusive plan for that day. We ask that you follow these general guidelines for valentines and treats this year:

  • If you choose to send Valentines, please send enough for all students in the class
  • If the purchase of Valentines creates a hardship, please reach out to your child's teacher, our counselor Mrs. Orion or myself so we can provide these.
  • We are not accepting food or treats this school year. You can send stickers, pencils, non-food items if you would like.
  • Send valentines the Friday before so they can sit at school prior to passing out

Booster Club News:

  • Auction Help Needed! We will be having an offsite auction this school year! We could use your help. If you’re interested in helping with our offsite auction or would like more information on what that would entail please email us at

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Important Dates

  • February 8 - Booster Club Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • February 18 - Panda Express Family Restaurant Night (purchase all day!)
  • February 21 - No School, President's Day
  • February 22 - Twosday: 2-22-22 on a Tuesday! Spirit Day at School (see above)
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Love Our Library Wish List - Amazon Link Below

Children's Dental Month

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Pacific University’s dental hygiene program is hosting a free Give Kids a Smile event on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Hillsboro clinic (222 SE 8th Ave.). Children ages 5-18 will receive dental cleanings, exams, x-rays, fillings, and extractions (as needed). See this flyer for more details.

Free COVID-19 Tests

Did you know that every U.S. household is eligible to receive four free COVID-19 tests that will be shipped to you at no cost? Visit to place your order today.

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February is Love the Bus Month

Love the Bus Month is a time to thank each of our school bus drivers and transportation staff for their tireless efforts to get our students to and from school safely each day!

Help your student thank their school bus driver during Love the Bus Month by doing the following:

  • Download & print a coloring sheet or card from LoveTheBus.Org
  • Color and personalize
  • Give it to their driver next time they ride the bus!

Remember to say thank you in person and share shoutouts on social media using #LoveTheBus & @Hillsboro_SD @CityOfHillsboro

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Immunization Exclusion Day and SBHC Vaccination Events

Immunization Exclusion Day is Wednesday, Feb. 16. By this date, students must have received all required immunizations or have a valid exemption to avoid being excluded from school. Our school-based health center (SBHC) will offer vaccines to students on a walk-in basis Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that the COVID-19 immunization is not yet required for school attendance and will likely not be offered at the SBHC; click this link to see the immunizations required by grade level.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Dates

Here is our schedule for CSE lesson this school year:

  • Kinder: May 16-27
  • 1st Grade: March 28-April 11
  • 2nd Grade: May 16-27
  • 3rd Grade: March 7-18
  • 4th Grade: May 31-June 13
  • 5th Grade: May 31-June 13
  • 6th Grade: March 7-18

As a parent/guardian, we encourage you to learn more about our K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Plan and teaching materials. To make this as easy as possible, we have posted documents on our Comprehensive Sexuality Education Plan website that outline the standards, curricula, and instructional materials used at each grade-level. (Note: If/when materials cannot be posted online due to copyright restrictions, you may call the school and make an appointment to view them in person.) Remember, parents/guardians have the right to utilize our opt-out process if they wish to have their student(s) participate in alternate activities during sexual health instruction (Opt-Out Form).

If you have any questions/concerns about the health curriculum, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Additional Information

HSD’s Health Education Overview

ODE’s Health Education Website

ODE’s Sexuality Education: Frequently Asked Questions

HSD’s Resources for Families

Champions Afterschool Program Updates

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,

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