Live, Laugh, Learn, Leave a Legacy

Dear Pride Families,

Welcome back from fall break! We hope that you had time to spend with family, friends and loved ones and also had some time to relax and be rejuvenated for a great second quarter.

We are proud to share that our community service events continue as our 6th grade students will be attending a field trip to Feed My Starving Children in Phoenix next month. This is the fourth time our students will have this opportunity as we continue to focus on teaching the whole child. Thank you 6th grade teachers for coordinating this unique experience.

As we look forward to a positive second quarter, on behalf of all of as Patterson elementary, we thank you for your support in making Patterson a great place for our students to learn, grow and succeed.

Important Classroom Treat Reminder

At times, families may want to celebrate by providing treats for their child's classroom. Please remember that food treats must be store bought and individually packaged by the manufacturer (example: Hostess/Little Debbie). Donuts, cupcakes and any treat that is not individually wrapped will not be allowed. We also encourage families to share items such as pencils, erasers, or other small treats in lieu of food.

Thank you families for your generosity and commitment to health and safety.

Fall Holiday Reminder

Chandler Unified School District and Patterson Elementary have a tradition of celebrating the fall season rather than the observance of Halloween.

For this reason, student do not wear costumes to school on Halloween but all students are welcome to participate on other dress up days during our Patterson Spirit Weeks.

The Library Corner, Notes From Mrs. Hufford

What an incredible school community we have here at Patterson. You may not be aware of this, but YOU are a friend of the library. Our fall book fair set the record for most books sold and our first quarter Birthday Book Club had the greatest participation of all time! It was fun to help students choose their birthday books and see pride in their eyes when they turned them back in to share with others. Each of these events are fundraisers for the library and have allowed us to purchase many new books and series for our students to enjoy. Not all schools have such a supportive community, so I graciously thank you for being a friend of the library.

Reading matters. If a student reads 20 minutes per day, he/she will be exposed to 1,800,000 words per year and is more likely to score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests vs. reading 5 minutes per day, exposure to 282,000 words per year, and 50th percentile on standardized tests.

One constant that we can control through all this change, and sometimes even quarantine, is reading each day.

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October Be Kind Focus - Be Respectful

October Dates To Remember

Monday, October 4th - Monday, October 11th - First Intersession Continues - No School

Tuesday, October 12th - Students Return - Welcome Back!

Wednesday, October 27th - Battle of the Books

Friday, October 29th - PTO Sweet Treats

November Dates To Remember

Thursday, November 11th - Veterans Day - No School

Friday, November 19th - 5th grade fieldtrip to We Make History at Schnepf Farm

Friday, November 19th - PTO Fall Festival

Monday, November 22nd - 6th gr. fieldtrip - Feed My Starving Children

Tuesday, November 23rd - 6th gr. fieldtrip - Feed My Starving Children

Wednesday, November 24th - Friday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Holiday

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 Dawn Miller, office manager at Patterson Elementary for more information and/or to donate at the school by cash or check. 480-224-3607;

Thank you so much for your support of Patterson Elementary Students.

Click the photo above for a link to the Nutrition Services Website and breakfast and lunch menus.


Office Phone: 480-224-3600

Attendance Line: 480-224-3603

Fax: 480-224-9404

Click Here for the Patterson Website

School Hours:

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