Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - August 31, 2020

Preparing For School to Start

Today our teachers launched into inservice week and they are working extremely hard preparing systems, structures and instruction for Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We are recreating school and I am so thankful for the amazing Patterson staff - our students are in great hands! We have some important dates to share with you as we plan for the start of school:

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1st, staff will be calling to let you know who your child's teacher will be this school year and to set up your welcome back conference. Welcome back conferences will take place next week during our "soft start" and allow your child, the teacher, you and any caregivers to connect. During this time you can expect to be asked if you have any questions about the schedule and we would like to spend a few minutes getting to know your child. These conferences will take approximately 20 minutes each. If you have any concerns or need any support please let your teacher know and our team will reach out to support you as a follow up to these meetings.

Next week we will be hosting supply pick-ups and drop-offs by grade level to ensure your child has the material they need for our new online environment. If you have multiple children at Patterson, you can choose to come to the latest date/time and pick up all items together if it is more convenient for you. Any items that are not picked up will be delivered as soon as possible.

Kindergarten Supply Drive-Through

  • Thursday September 10th in the front parking lot from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

First Grade supplies will be delivered to your home.

Second Grade supplies will be delivered to your home.

Third Grade Supply Drive-Through

  • Wednesday September 9th in the front parking lot from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Fourth Grade Supply Drive-Through
  • Thursday, September 10th in the front parking lot from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Fifth Grade Supply Drive-Through
  • Wednesday, September 9th in the front parking lot from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Sixth Grade Supply Drive-Through

  • Thursday, September 10th in the back parking lot from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Please reach out via email if you have any questions -

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Principal Chats

As we move into CDL we will continue to hold bi-weekly principal chats where updates will be shared, as well as a Q & A time. Our next Principal Chat will be next Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30 pm. Please use this google meet code to join. If there are other times that work better for your family please reach out so we can plan additional chats.

Google Meet joining info

Or dial: +​1​ ​4​0​2​-​8​6​7​-​1​2​5​9 PIN: 7​8​0​ ​7​1​9​ ​5​2​2​#

Family Caregiver Guide for CDL Fall 2020

This Family Caregier Guide was emailed out to families. Please take a moment to review this information and reach out if you need anything.

Sample Schedule

Below you will find a picture of a sample schedule for elementary schools (also found in the family caregiver guide). During our soft start week you will be receiving a copy of your child/children's specific schedule. The visual below is meant to help you prepare for the school year and give you a better idea of what to expect in CDL. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Big picture

Important Dates

September 1: Goal date for sending out class assignments

September 8-11: Soft start week, teachers and staff will reach out to connect with each family

September 14: First day of school

School Supply List

Due to the fact that we are beginning the school year in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and supplies may be more challenging to secure, our school supply list has been condensed into one list for K-6. Any other supplies and/or materials needed will be ready for pick-up/delivery prior to the first day of school and will be provided by our school and community partners. We will provide any of these items you are unable to purchase or secure.

Elementary School Supply List 2020-2021:

  • Pencils

  • 2 -3 Regular Composition Notebooks/Spiral Notebooks

  • 1 Graphing Composition Notebook (Grades 3 – 6)

  • 1 Box Crayons

  • 1 Box Colored Pencils

  • 1 Eraser

  • Glue Sticks or Glue Bottle

  • Folder

  • Pencil Box

  • Headset/Earbuds with Microphone (if possible)

Students will also need a computer/Chromebook for Comprehensive Distance Learning which we will provide if needed.