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November 2022

A Message from Principal Stephens

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 Snowflake Giving Tree will be located in the Patterson office and decorated with snowflakes. Each snowflake will indicate either a gift card or toy for a child ages birth - 18 years old. You can donate any new toy for any age and any gender. 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 any new toy for any age and attach the snowflake to the unwrapped gift/gift card 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.


Important Dates:


Snowflake Giving Tree runs from November 29th through December 7th .


Return unwrapped gifts or gift cards to the office by December 7th


Over the past five years, Patterson has contributed over 600 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.

National Hope Week November 7-10

Tax Credit Donations

Tax Credit donations help students become involved in fun, meaningful and life-enhancing activities like extra-curricular enrichment programs, athletics, or field trips. Eligible contributions are donated directly to schools, not to the state or the school district and are a full refund, not a deduction. Arizona law enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per calendar year if filing status is Married, filing Joint Return; $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is Single or Head of Household. By making a tax credit donation, you are saying how you want your tax dollars spent. To donate or to learn more, visit our website: Parent Resources / Tax Credit and Student Fee Payment Menu (cusd80.com)


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

News from CUSD's Food and Nutrition Department

  • Nov 7th: Do you know if you’re eligible for free or reduced-price school meals? Were you eligible last year? Applications for free or reduced-price school meals must be submitted each school year. Visit myschoolapps.com to complete an application.
  • Nov 17th: Tomorrow, we will be serving up the limited time Apple Crisp with every meal in the cafeteria! Eat school lunch tomorrow to try this fall time favorite!
  • Nov 21st: Remind your parents that it’s not too late to apply for free and reduced-price school meals. Visit myschoolapps.com to complete an application.
  • Another ACE Giveaway is coming up on November 16th! On Wednesday, November 16th, 1st graders that eat school lunch will have the opportunity to receive a fun give-away item with their meal (while supplies last). The lunch price is $3.00 and can be paid with cash, check, or student account. To view the planned menu, go to https://schools.mealviewer.com/district/chandlerunifiedschooldistrict80. Visit us at www.cusdnutrition.com for more information about our meal programs!

November Lunch Menus

November Be Kind Focus- Be Thankful

November Dates To Remember


Tuesday November 1st- 4th grade Science is Fun

Wednesday November 2nd-1st day of Running Club 7:40am-8:15am

Friday November 4th-PTO Sweet Treat -What's Poppin'

Wednesday November 9th-6th Grade Science Camp Parent Meeting in Library 5:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday November 10th- Veterans Day Assemblies in MPR

Friday November 11th - Veterans Day - No School

Monday November 14th-PTO Chipotle Restaurant Night

Tuesday November 15th- Fire Pals 1st and 2nd grades

Tuesday November 15th-PTO General Meeting in Library from 4:30pm-5:30pm

Wednesday November 16th-Site Council Meeting in Library 3:30pm-4:00pm

Friday November 18th - 5th grade fieldtrip to We Make History at Schnepf Farm

Monday November 21st - 6th grade fieldtrip - Feed My Starving Children

Tuesday November 22nd - 6th grade fieldtrip - Feed My Starving Children

Tuesday November 22nd- 3rd grade fieldtrip - AZ Museum of Natural History

Tuesday November 22nd- Kinder Fall Party in classrooms

Wednesday November 23rd- Friday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

Monday November 28th- Pride Picnic in MPR

Tuesday November 29th-5th Grade sponsored Snowflake Giving Tree runs through December 7th


December Dates to Remember


Thursday December 1st- Running Club Race at Tumbleweed Park at 3:45pm

Friday December 2nd -Kinder Field Trip to Superstition Farms

Tuesday December 6th- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Veterans Oasis Park

Tuesday December 6th-Orchestra Concert in MPR 6:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday December 7th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Veterans Oasis Park

Friday December 9th-5th Grade sponsored Snowflake Giving Tree ends today

Friday December 9th- Birthday Book Club Celebration

Tuesday December 13th- Band Concert in MPR 6:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday December 14th - Kinder Gingerbread Houses in MPR

Thursday December 15th-Choir Concert in MPR 6:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday December 15th- PTO Restaurant Night Raising Canes

Monday December 19th- Pride Picnic in MPR

Tuesday December 20th -2nd Quarter Assemblies

Tuesday December 20th - PTO-Teacher Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday December 21st- 6th Grade Pride Party in MPR

Thursday December 22nd-Jingle Jog All School Fun Run and Sing a Long in MPR


Friday December 23rd-Monday January 9th-Winter Intersession- No School


Tuesday January 10th-Students Return

Patterson Elementary School

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