Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - October 18, 2021

Panther Dash Success!

Huge shout-out to our Booster Club board and all of the parent volunteers that helped make our Panther Dash a success. Students can continue to fundraise and collect pledges through the end of the month.


HSD SPED Parent Partnership Meeting

If your child receives special education services, we encourage you to join this district meeting:

October 21, 5:30-6:30 (Virtual)

https://hsd1j.zoom.us/j/84683034020?pwd=YVczd2tSS0tubmUwOUxjK0JIL0RTUT09

Topic: Student Services Teams - who we are and what we do


Volunteers and Visitors

We continue to be on pause as our district works through the staff piece of the vaccination mandate. We are hoping to be able to bring volunteers back into the building in mid-November.


Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Important Dates

  • October 22nd - Picture Day
  • October 26th - Family Restaurant Night Fundraiser @ Chipotle
  • October 29th - Book Character Day, dress like your favorite character!
  • November 11th - No School, Veteran's Day
  • November 12th - No School, Elementary Work Day
  • November 18th - Family Restaurant Night Fundraiser @ MOD Pizza
  • November 22-26 - No School: Conferences, Professional Development & Thanksgiving

Patterson's Homework Policy

Please use this link to view our homework policy and reach out if you have any questions.

National School Bus Safety Week: Oct 18-22

National School Bus Safety Week is held each year during the third full week of October and focuses on the importance of school bus safety. Here are a few safety tips for your student from the Hillsboro Safe Routes to School Program:
  • While waiting for the bus, stay in a safe place away from the street.
  • Once off the bus, take 10 giant steps away from the bus.
  • Walk in front of the bus to cross the street, and make sure that the bus driver sees you before you step off the curb.
Interested in learning more? The Oregon Safe Routes to School Program has created this animated video for basic school bus safety tips. Also, visit Hillsboro-oregon.gov/SRTS to learn more about the Hillsboro Safe Routes to School Program.


La semana nacional de la seguridad en el autobús escolar se guarda cada año durante la tercera semana de octubre y se enfoca en la importancia de la seguridad en el autobús escolar. Aquí tenemos unos consejos de seguridad para su estudiante, de parte del programa de Hillboro de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela:

  • Mientras espera el autobús, quédese en un lugar seguro alejado de la calle.
  • Una vez baje del autobús, tome 10 enormes pasos alejándose del autobús.
  • Camine delante del autobús para cruzar la calle, y asegúrese de que el conductor del autobús lo ve antes de bajar de la acera.
¿Quiere aprender más? El programa de Oregón de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela ha creado este video animado con consejos básicos de seguridad en el autobús escolar. Visite también Hillsborooregon.gov/SRTS para aprender más sobre el programa de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela de Hillsboro.

Picture Day is Coming Friday!

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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, awada@hsd.k12.or.us.

Attendance Line

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

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REVIEW: Quarantine Instruction

If your child is required to quarantine we will be providing some learning opportunities via Google Classroom. All of your children will be loaded into and have access to Google Classroom by the end of this week.


When your child is required to quarantine, they will have access to the following:

  • Links to our adaptive online programs in their Google Classroom - Wonders for reading/writing, Freckle for math
  • Access to recorded or broadcast lessons.
  • Access to essential activities in Google Classroom. You can expect a minimum of one math and one language arts activity to be posted each week.
  • Recorded lessons are core content lessons (math, content and language arts) that the teacher will record and post in Google Classroom at the end of the day.
  • Broadcasted lessons are core content lessons (math, content and language arts) that students can access in real time. Broadcast lessons are not livestream. Students will be able to log in to Google Meet and listen/watch the lesson but will not be interacting with the teacher.
  • Each teacher will chose which method (recorded or broadcast) will work best for their students, classroom, and themselves and will communicate their method via the Quarantine Schedule posted on their Google Classroom. Please see below for an example of both schedules.
  • Mrs. Lentz will be coordinating quarantine instruction, so if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.


Students that are absent but not quarantined may access the materials posted on GC. We will not be broadcasting or recording for excused or unexcused absences beyond quarantine.