Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - April 18, 2022

Guest Speaker & OMSI Day

We are excited to share that next week we will have guest speaker Shamiel Gary, former NFL football player and motivational speaker, at Patterson on Tuesday afternoon to speak with and inspire students! He will be visiting our feeder elementary schools and providing staff and students with teaching about self-motivation and self-awareness, two of the competencies of our social-emotional learning (SEL) framework, CASEL. A few of our fifth and sixth graders will be invited to join a feeder affinity group as part of a pilot that we hope to expand in our feeder to connect students prior to heading to Evergreen Middle School.

On Friday we will also have OMSI come to Patterson for a full day of learning, exploring and fun! Each grade level will be rotating into our "Science Festival" in the gym for an hour to explore and learn.

State Testing - Starting May 5

Please scroll down to view our testing schedule for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders. A few of our SBA (Smarter Assessments) have been shortened/condensed so our students will spend less time testing. Please help us complete this by prioritizing attendance at school on these days. We believe in a positive testing culture here at Patterson, and will have snacks and fun activities to get pumped up to show our learning leading up to these dates.

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Important Dates

  • April 19 - Band Concert at GHS
  • April 26 - Guest Speaker Shamiel Gary visits Patterson
  • April 29 - OMSI Day at Patterson
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Kindergarten Registration

We need your help spreading the word that now is the time to register kindergarteners for the fall. If you know of a family member, friend or neighbor that will be 5 prior to September 1st, please encourage them to call us and register for school. Accurate kindergarten numbers help us with staffing for the following year.

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Booster Club News

Volunteers Needed:

Please check out the volunteer opportunities around Patterson and sign up! Thank you to our Booster Club for organizing this.

People can starting buying tickets for the auction online now!

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Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) & Science Test Dates

3rd Grade:

  • Literacy: May 16, 17, 18 (AM)
  • Math: May 23, 24, 25 (AM)

4th Grade:

  • Literacy: May 16, 17, 18 (AM)
  • Math: May 24, 25, 26 (AM)

5th Grade:

  • Literacy: May 16, 17, 18 (AM)
  • Math: May 24, 25, 26 (AM)
  • Science: May 9 & 10 (PM)

6th Grade:

  • Literacy: May 17, 18, 19 (AM)
  • Math: May 25, 26, 27 (AM)

Attendance Line & Attendance Letters

Thank you to our families for calling students in sick on our attendance line and sharing symptoms. This has helped us to communicate with families regarding timelines for return and kept our building safe and healthy. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to save our attendance line number in your phone: 503.844.1385

Last week we resumed our weekly attendance team meetings. You may remember that we had taken a break in the midst of high COVID and quarantine numbers. We have now returned to more typical attendance patterns and will be reviewing student attendance each week. Attendance letters are meant to do the following:

  • Notify families of their child's total days absent and days tardy, as well as the percentage of days that have been missed
  • Share some information regarding the impact of missed school days
  • Share information regarding testing when there are a high number of absences
  • Share school team members that can support if you or your child are going through a difficult time
  • Serve as a record of days and subsequently instruction missed in cases of academic concern in the future

They will include an attachment with your child's absence and tardy records - please reach out to our attendance secretary, Maria Marin, if you need to correct a record.

Please note that good attendance, including attending school on time, is a requirement of transfers and future transfer approval.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Dates

Here is our schedule for CSE lesson this school year:

  • Kinder: May 16-27
  • 2nd Grade: May 16-27
  • 4th Grade: May 31-June 13
  • 5th Grade: May 31-June 13

Food Pantry

At Patterson we have a small food pantry designed to help our families throughout the school year. If you would like to donate and/or are in need of some items, please reach out to our food pantry coordinator: Adriana Awad,