Patterson Newsletter March 19th

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Principal's Message

Hello Panthers,

I hope you all had an amazing three day weekend! We are so thankful for any days when the sunshine comes through! Extra time to rest and relax as a family is always time well spent!

Friday was the end of the second trimester! Your student's report card is available to see in the parent portal. Please log in at your convenience to view the report. If you have difficulty please click here for helpful directions in English, Spanish, or Chinese.

Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring our Read-a-thon event! Our students will benefit greatly from their hard work and all of your generous donations. Salonee Wilanker & all of her dedicated parent helpers have done an incredible job organizing this event for Patterson!

The emergency order for Covid has been lifted and with this change, the district's position on when to keep your child home has also changed. From now on children should be in school unless they are vomiting, have diarrhea or a fever. As allergy season kicks in, please be sure to let us know if your child needs medication at school. Please use this link to get all necessary Health Forms. These forms will need to be completed and signed by the doctor so please try to get this completed early if your student suffers from severe allergies.

With Warm Regards,


Kristin Dil


Upcoming Patterson Elementary Events

3/22/23 Wednesday - Community Coffee Hour! Join us in the MUR (gym) Principal Kristin Dil will present on Positive Discipline. Additionally we will host a technology petting zoo to kick off our Maker Space Initiative- Special thanks to Patterson parent, Ashley Smith!

3/23/23 Thursday Soccer VS. Niles at Niles Elementary Girls game at 3:30 Boys at 4:30

3/27-3/31 Patterson Book Fair Open before school 8:15-8:30 & after school 2:55-3:45.

3/27/23 Monday Soccer VS. Glenmoor at Cabrillo Elem. Girls game at 3:30 Boys at 4:30

3/28/23 Bedtime Story Hour a night time Free Community Event! See details below.

Book fair will host special hours for this event 5-6:45 and 8-9pm :)

4/4/23 Tuesday- Minimum day - OPEN HOUSE from 5-6pm!

4/6/23 Thursday- Minimum day - Spirit Day -Cool Cats wear hats & sunglasses- PTA Meeting 7pm

4/7/23 Friday- NO SCHOOL

4/10/23 - 4/14/23 SPRING BREAK

4/18/23- Community Coffee Hour! Join us in the MUR (gym) with Principal Kristin Dil

4/19/23 Panther Prowl Fundraiser

4/26/23 Staff Appreciation Day- Appreciate our Secretaries, Custodians, Librarian, Food Service Staff & Para teacher professionals!!! They are truly the best!!! We love our STAFF!

5/1/23 Thursday Soccer VS. Cabrillo at Cabrillo Elem. Girls game at 3:30 Boys at 4:30

5/1-5/5 Teacher Appreciation Week - This is our chance to make our teachers & counselor feel appreciated and special. We are incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful experienced team here at Patterson.

5/8/23 Monday Soccer vs. Niles at Niles Elementary Girls game at 3:30 Boys at 4:30

5/2-5/15 SBAC Testing for 3rd through 6th grade students

5/11/23 Thursday Soccer VS. Forest Park at AHS Elementary Girls game at 3:30 Boys at 4:30

6/2 Last Day of school 6th Grade graduation, first thing & 5th Grade graduation at 10:30am

Patterson Elementary Community Coffee Hour

Join Ms. Dil for coffee, tea and some treats as we explore Behavior & Positive Discipline. There will be a 15 minute presentation followed by a Digital Petting Zoo to explore! Come and experience this Wednesday 3/22 at 8:35 in the Gym at Patterson!
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Thank you for supporting the Read-A-Thon !!!

Thank you so much to Salonee Shirsekar and all of her wonderful parent partners on PTA who worked so hard to organize this fundraising event for Patterson! I am extremely grateful for all of the funds raised. All the proceeds that Patterson recieves will benefit our students classrooms and the replacement of our aging chromebooks.

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Middle School transition for the 2023-2024 school year.

Dear families,

The school sites in the American attendance area have been informed by the District that they are moving forward with the planned middle school transition for the 2023-2024 school year. This year’s 5th grade students will be moving to Thornton Middle School for 6th grade. More information will be shared later with families as it becomes available.

Middle School FAQs

5th Grade Educational Faire at Thornton Middle school

Wednesday, April 19th, 6pm

Thornton Middle School

Please click here for details about the 5th graders journey to Middle School next year.

Enrollment 23/24 School Year

Please watch for a “FALL 2023-2024 Reservation/Registration Form” to be mailed home soon for each student currently enrolled in TK – 6 th grades. The form will not be handed out to parents and serves 2 purposes: it reserves a spot for your child next year at Patterson and also fulfills the District’s mandated annual residency verification via USPS. Please don’t mistake the letter for junk mail and toss it out!

For students who will be moving on to Middle School next year, Patterson will collect the form and proofs and communicate with the Thornton Middle School to confirm a space will be reserved for next year. By submitting the required form and Residency Proofs by February 24th, your child will be reserved a space for next year.

*The forms must be returned to the school that your student currently is attending; if you have a student overloaded to another elementary school, please return it there.

STEAM Event- FUSD and the City of Fremont

We will be displaying the 5th grade Science Fair winners' projects at the city's STEAM event on March 29th 4-8pm. Read this flyer for more information.

E-Flyers - Peachjar

We no longer distribute flyers for outside organizations. Instead we use Peachjar for eflyers. You can find the Peachjar button on the district or Patterson webpage. Or use this link. Check this page often as it is updated frequently.

How can the Patterson Staff help you?

If you need to report your child's absence or have general questions you can call, email or stop by. Our main line is 510-793-0420. If we are helping parents or students we may not be able to answer your call. Please leave a message and we will return your call within 24 business hours. Our office hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:30 p.m. Friday 8:00-3:00 p.m.

Swati Dubey, Attendance:

Jennifer France, School Secretary:

Kristin Dil, Principal: