Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - September 14, 2021

Off To A Great Start!

We are off to a great start with all of your awesome kids! Classes have launched into connection activities, social-emotional learning, reading, writing, calendar/number corner activities and so much more. It has been great to hear laughter and see kids playing together at recess, hearing their conversations at lunch and see them enjoying P.E., Music and Library once again.


This year our school improvement goals are focused on writing, speaking/language and culturally responsive teaching/education. Below you will find activities you can do at home to help us on these goal areas.


We are also making a shift to a new behavior support system. Read below to find out more about the M.A.G.I.C acronym and the skills we are working on as a school.


We are continuing our morning announcement with our sixth grade crew and the team is doing a great job! We will be calling out birthdays via announcements; if your family does not celebrate please let us know.


Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Important Dates

  • September 15th - Drill Day (see info below)
  • October 5th - Vision Screening

Booster Club News

Please check out this beginning of the year information from our Booster Club and reach out if you have any questions - pattersonboosterclub@gmail.com. We hope you can register for help counter and join!

Drill Day

Tomorrow we will be conducting "drill day," the day we practice all four drills at the beginning of the school year. Tomorrow teachers will review each drill (Fire, Earthquake, Lockdown and Lockout) with students and our whole school will do each one together. I would encourage you to talk through these with your child afterschool.

School Improvement Plan (SIP)

Here are some ways you can support your child at home:


Goal 1: Language & Speaking

  • Ask your child what they learned at school and what activities they completed
  • Use open-ended questions (What was your favorite part? What was a hard part? Tell me more).
  • Avoid yes/no questions to encourage more language use.
  • Celebrate the use of new vocabulary words


Goal 2: Writing

  • Provide your child with opportunities to write (letter to grandparents or friends, shopping list, notes back and forth between family members, journals)
  • For younger children, encourage pictures and letters or pictures and words; avoid spelling for your child and instead sound out words asking them to write the letters for the sounds they hear.


Goal 3: Culturally Responsive Education

  • Talk with your child about your family culture - what is important to you?
  • Encourage your child to share their language, family recipes/foods and family history

Century Health Clinic

The flyer below gives details regarding COVID tests at the Century Health Clinic.

M.A.G.I.C

This year we are shifting from our previous three school rules and PBIS system, to our new M.A.G.I.C acronym and skills:

  • M - make eye contact and/or give your full attention
  • A - accept failure and learn from your mistakes
  • G - get up and go for it
  • I - there is no "i" in team, work together
  • C - celebrate and empower others


You may see a "wild card" ticket come home with your child. These tickets are given out each time your child shows one of the above skills. They can enter these into monthly drawings for prizes (so please send them back to school).

Meals

For the 2021-2022 school year, all students will have access to free breakfast and lunch. Each child will have a meal card that they will carry through the meal line and scan after picking up their meal. We will only be charging for a la carte items (milk).


Due to frequent changes in supply, our menu is subject to change. You can view the weekly planned menu here: https://family.titank12.com/menu/ERRCAH?lang=English