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Dear Patterson Families,

Each year Patterson Elementary partners with the PRIDE community to support CUSD families through our holiday tradition, the Snowflake Giving Tree. This year, our Patterson 5th grade students are coordinating this generous Pay It Forward project. The Giving Tree will be located in the Patterson office and decorated with snowflakes. Each snowflake will list a holiday gift item intended for children ages birth-18 years old by age range. If your family wishes to participate, please select a snowflake(s) from the Giving Tree which will be in the reception area of the Patterson office. Purchase the listed item and attach the snowflake to the unwrapped gift you have purchased and return it to the office.

Gifts collected will be dispersed to Chandler students via the Chandler Care Center’s Holiday Toy Drive event. All donated items support families in the Chandler Unified School District. Patterson works in tandem with the Chandler Fire Department, who also serves as a drop off location for the donated toys. The Fire Department delivers our donations to the Care Center.

Important Dates:

Snowflake Giving Tree runs from December 1st through December 13th.

Return unwrapped gifts to the office by December 13th

Over the past four years, Patterson has contributed over 500 gifts to the Care Center’s toy drive. We encourage all to participate and thank you for your generosity – working together, the PRIDE staff and community provides inspiration and holiday kindness for those in need.


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.

November Be Kind Focus - Be Thankful

November Dates To Remember

Thursday, November 11th - Veterans Day - No School

Wednesday, November 17th - 3rd gr. fieldtrip - AZ Museum of Natural History

Friday, November 19th - 5th grade fieldtrip to We Make History at Schnepf Farm

Monday, November 22nd - 6th gr. fieldtrip - Feed My Starving Children

Tuesday, November 23rd - 6th gr. fieldtrip - Feed My Starving Children

Wednesday, November 24th - Friday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Holiday

December Dates To Remember

Wednesday, December 1st - Monday, December 13th - Snowflake Giving Tree

Tuesday, December 7th - Orchestra Concert (for orchestra families only)

Thursday, December 9th - Spelling Bee

Friday, December 10th - Birthday Book Club

Tuesday, December 14th - Band Concert (for band families only)

Thursday, December 16th - All School Fun Run

Friday, December 17th - Monday, January 3rd - Second Intersession

Tuesday, January 4th - Students Return


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. 480-224-3607;

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