A Message from Principal Stephens
Dear Pride Families,
The 2023-2024 school year is off to a successful and positive start! The staff and I were excited to see so many of you at our Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night, Parent Teacher Conferences, Bingo Night, and Peter Piper Night. As always, we continue to value your partnership in providing the best education for your child throughout the year and creating opportunities for family fun.
For the fifth year, we are proud of our students for choosing a way to “pay it forward” with community service philanthropy opportunities. With our school focus of "Be Kind", this is a real-world experience to teach students how to be supportive, caring, and helpful. Below is a list of the ways that each grade level has chosen to impact our local community:
Kinder: Chores for Change-Chandler Care Center
1st grade: Saving One Life Animal Shelter
2nd grade: Letter of thanks and gratitude to firefighters
3rd grade: PJ's for Patients- Phoenix Children's Hospital
4th grade: Hygiene Drive-Bologna Elementary
5th grade: Snowflake Giving Tree-Chandler Care Center
6th grade: Feed My Starving Children field trip
School Wide "Jingle Jog": Children's Heart Foundation
Student Council: to be voted on by Student Council soon
As we move forward into September, we look forward to more PRIDE Spirit Days, celebrating our Be Kind Pledge, Family Movie Night, Restaurant Night, Birthday Book Club, and watching your children continue to grow as the new school year is in full swing.
The Library Corner with Ms. Hufford
Our Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success! Thank you for supporting our school library by purchasing books from our book fairs. You probably did not know that book fairs are our number one source for funding and adding new titles for your children to check out.
Another way we are able to add books is through Birthday Book Club donations. This is an opportunity to turn one of your child’s birthday gifts into something that is shared with many children at Patterson.
Invitations for July, August and September birthdays will be coming home the first week in September and are due back to us by September 12th so that we can plan for the big party on the 15th!
For more information, visit the Birthday Book Club link!
Tech Talk with Mr. Sword
We are in full swing of a new school year. Over the several years we have learned that technology has become an integral part of our daily life in education. It is now even more important that all students are digital citizens and good stewards of technology. I am excited to come along side of all the parents to help make this happen. Our district technology curriculum, Learning.com, and Google Workspace for Education will be used throughout the school year to help teach the necessary skills to all grades.
Here a few great ways you can support the learning in the technology classroom:
-We encourage students to bring their own headphones/earbuds to school. Students will use them in their classroom as well as in the lab. It is important to have your littles in kinder and 1st grade practice wrapping them up and putting them in their ears. This can be an adventure sometimes!
- Encourage your students in grades K - 2 to continue practicing with a real mouse and keyboard to become even more comfortable. You could even have them practice some of the past activities we have done in the technology lab. We are also working hard on memorizing our s# and passwords!
- Encourage your students in grades 3 - 6 to work on their typing each week. This typing, known as Adaptive Keyboarding, is individualized to meet the needs of each student. It is part of our Learning.com curriculum.
Thank you for your continued support. As always if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email Mr. Sword at firstname.lastname@example.org
CUSD Indigenous Education Program Events
Tax Credit Donations
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 Shelley Krason, office manager at Patterson Elementary for more information and/or to donate at the school by cash or check. 480-224-3607; email@example.com
Thank you so much for your support of Patterson Elementary Students.
September Dates to Remember
September 4- Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
September 7-Agriculture in Kinder Classrooms 9:00am-10:00am
September 12- PTO Restaurant Night - Papa Johns Pizza
September 13- Site Council Meeting 3:15pm-3:45pm
September 15- Birthday Book Club (1st Qtr) in Library 2:15pm-2:50pm
September 19 and 20- 6th Grade SRP Power our Future Presentations
September 22- 6th Grade Egypt Day
September 22- PTO All School Fun Movie Night
September 25- Pride Picnic (Be Supportive) in MPR 10:30am-1:00pm
September 28- K-3rd Assembly 9:15am-10:00am/4th-6th Assembly 1:30pm-2:30pm
September 29-6th Grade Pride Picnic in MPR
September 29-PTO Sweet Treat- Mobile Sugar Shack
Fall Intersession Monday October 2-Monday October 16
Students Return Tuesday October 17
October Dates to Remember
October 18- Agriculture in Kinder Classrooms 9:00am-10:00am
October 25- 1st Grade -MAC Farm Field Trip (Wicoff, Mogowski, Jones)
October 26- 1st Grade -MAC Farm Field Trip (Chavez and Smith)
October 26- Battle of the Books 1st Qtr
October 27- Child's Play Performance (5th Grade) MPR Stage
October 27- PTO Sweet Treats -Cotton Candy
October 30- Pride Picnic (Be Respectful) in MPR 10:30am-1:00pm
Patterson Elementary School
Office Phone: 480-224-3600
Attendance Line: 480-224-3603
Click Here for the Patterson Website
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