Pioneer Weekly Updates
February 10th, 2023
Upcoming Events and Reminders:
* Black History Month
*Career and Technical Education Month
15 - School Resource Officer Day
16 - PTA Beyond Birds and Bees: Parent Education Workshop on Zoom
17 - Early Release Day - 1:30 Dismissal
20 - Student/Staff Holiday
22 - Safety Drills: Hold/Evacuation
24 - Food Service Workers Appreciation Day
24 - Warehouse Workers Appreciation Day
24 - FUN RUN!
27 - Rally Day for Texas PTA
*Women's History Month
*National Youth Art Month
2 - First Grade Evening Performance at 5:00 p.m. - Patton Cafeteria
8 - PreK - 2nd Track and Field
9 - 3rd - 5th - Track and Field
10 - Arts Day
13th - 17th - Spring Break
20 - 25 - AISD Pride Week
31st - Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Day, Student/Staff Holiday
Early Release/School Holiday
Don’t forget that Friday, February 17th is an early release day at 1:30 p.m.
There is no school on Monday the 20th.
Valentine's Staff Celebration: Love is in the air and no one deserves some extra affection more than our wonderful Patton staff! We will be serving coffee and breakfast treats on the morning of Valentine's Day and are requesting some food donations and volunteers to help. Please review and sign up where you're able: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4da4ac2da5fe3-valentines#/
Cafeteria: Parent volunteers are needed to help monitor students in the cafeteria each day during lunch https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4da4ac2da5fe3-book2
You must have an approved background check before you begin volunteering. A new one must be completed each school year. Visit https://austinpartners.formtitan.com/volunteerportal#/ to complete yours now!
Online Registration is Now Open!
ALL CURRENT STUDENTS RETURNING TO AISD FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR MUST COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION.
PRE-K Registration will open in April. More information to come.
Please follow the link below to sign into your Parent Portal to complete this process.
- Enrollment landing page: https://www.austinisd.org/enroll
Important dates and deadlines: https://www.austinisd.org/transfer/dates-deadlines
For questions, please contact Let’s Talk https://www.austinisd.org/letstalk and click on “Student Services: Enrollment, Records, & Transfers."
Friday, February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day!
Friday, February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day ~
we will be celebrating all month long at Patton!
KLRU Writing Contest:
KLRU is sponsoring a writing contest for students in grades K-5
Entries are due on March 31, 2023 and can be submitted in Spanish or English
All participating students will have their work published online and receive a certificate
KLRU’s PBS Kids Writing Contest is back! Encourage your Kindergarten-5th grade students to write and submit their stories. Entries are due March 31, 2023. All participating students receive a certificate and will see their work published online.
Please share the flier (English and Spanish) with your teachers, students, and community. The flier contains contest details, including how to submit entries.
GT Information for Fifth Graders:
GT Humanities: Students who are identified GT or TE in Language Arts and/or Social Studies will select 1 or more advanced Humanities courses each year throughout middle and high school. Your child should choose the following courses* in middle school.
Advanced English Language Arts/Reading
Advanced Social Studies (Advanced World Cultures, Advanced Texas History)
*Students participating in the Dual Language Program, may also receive GT services through participation in their Spanish for Spanish Speakers Course (which is part of the pathway to taking AP Spanish in 8th grade).
GT STEM: Students who are identified GT or TE in Mathematics and/or Science will select 1 or more advanced STEM courses each year throughout middle and high school. While there is an Advanced Math option, the recommended course for GT and TE STEM students is Accelerated Math, which will prepare your child to take Algebra I (or Geometry) in 8th grade. Your child should choose the following courses in middle school.