May 2017


Summer is within striking distance. Students and Staff are excited for some of the annual year ending activities coming up, including Big Air Day and Field Day. Be sure to check the Calendar of Events for specifics that apply to your Panther(s) classroom(s).

Have your students been throwing around terms like "I have Rock Brain," or "They are acting like a "Mean Jean"? These are some of the characters from our program "Superflex: A Social Thinking Curriculum." Staff teaches this curriculum during our Mixer Fridays. Superflex is a superhero students have in their minds to help them use strategies to promote self-regulation, social thinking, and related social skills. Super flex and his band of "Thinkables" help to defeat some of those unexpected social behaviors students know as the "Unthinkables." If you would like to know a little more about Superflex and his merry mates, just click here.

After the unfortunate incident at San Bernardino Elementary, I had a parent ask about our plans for extreme circumstances like Lock Downs. Although we don't make public specifics of our plan for students and personnel for safety, if you would like to learn more about the training we use, please feel free to visit ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), and you may always speak with me if you have any questions.

If you would like to request a teacher for your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please submit a written letter with an academic reason (list your child's strengths and weaknesses, your concerns for your child, and why you feel that teacher's style would fit). Please give the letter to you child's teacher for this year by Friday, May 12th. Placement for your student is not guaranteed, as we work hard to try and balance classes in terms of gender, behaviors, and supports-- but we will take your request into consideration.

As always, know that we are proud to work with your students, and are happy to have them here as Patrick Panthers!


Spirit Day ~ Hawaiian Day

Friday, May 26

Show your school spirit by coming to school wearing your colorful, flowered, or Hawaiian attire.

Yearbooks - Order Deadline Extended

Yearbooks are still on sale in the main office. Get your order in today so you are guaranteed a yearbook at the end of the year. Yearbooks are $15 each and checks may be made payable to Patrick Elementary. Order forms are available in the front office.

Calling all Kinder's for the 17-18 School Year

Kinder Round-Up May 8th

If you have a child or know of a child that will be 5 on or before Sept 01 that will be attending Patrick Elementary next year, please call the office at 541-494-6840. We will have Kinder Round-Up on May 8th from 6:00-7:00. This is an evening where you can meet the Principal and our Kindergarten teachers, see the school, and hear about our amazing kindergarten program.

We ask that, if possible, you bring your child's birth certificate and immunization's so that we may take copies and get you a head start on registration in August.

Childcare will be provided for incoming kindergarten students only!

Dress Code

The sunshine is coming and with that we would like to remind parents of our dress code at Patrick Elementary. We ask that all parents help with making sure your child is dressed to be safe, respectful, and responsible while at school.

Here are some general guidelines to review with your child:

  • Flip flops without a strap are not allowed
  • Respectful length if wearing shorts
  • Backless tops, sagging pants, spaghetti straps, and halter tops are not allowed
  • Clothing should not have inappropriate sayings or logos
  • No makeup allowed - if your child is wearing makeup they will be asked to wash it off

Calendar of Events

May 01-05 Treadwell - SBAC

May 05 6:00 Love & Logic Class

May 08-12 Staff Appreciation Week

May 08-12 Laeger - SBAC

May 08 6:00 Kinder Round-Up

May 09 6:00 PTO Meeting - Room 1

May 12 Popsicle Friday

May 12 Mr. Dippel visit's for Future Husky's

May 12 6:00 Love & Logic Class


May 15-19 Miracle - SBAC

May 15 9:00-2:00 Joseph to Josephine County Court & Park

May 16-18 Treadwell to Siskiyou Institute

May 19 Miftahittin to Scenic to visit reading buddies

May 19 6:00 Green Week

May 19 6:00 Love & Logic Class

May 26 SPIRIT FRIDAY - Hawaiian Day

May 26 8:30 Assembly - Fretz to Host

May 29 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


June 07 Crater Graduation

June 08 5:00 Kindergarten Graduation

June 09 Yearbooks Passed Out

June 13 Bjorge & Miracle to Upper Table Rock

June 13 5th Grade to Redding Water Slides


*K - Red *1st - Orange *2nd - Yellow *3rd - Green *4th - Purple *5th - Hanby Shirt

June 15 Report Cards Go Home

June 15 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - 1:15 Dismissal


Tasting Tables

Rogue Valley Farm to School is sampling at ​​your student’s cafeteria through the Tasting Tables program! Keep an eye out for the monthly recipe and health information flyer. Ask your student what local and in-season harvest items they have tried recently. Last month nearly 2,000 samples of spinach were sampled by area students! More than 800 students enjoyed the spinach and apple power juice alone!

If you're interested in getting involved and seeing the Tasting Tables in action, please contact:

PTO News

We are always looking for new members and new idea's to support Patrick teachers and students. Please bring your idea's and join us May 9 at 6:00 PM in room 1 for our monthly PTO meeting.

PTO Board Members

With a little effort BIG things can happen!

Community Support

Fred Meyer - Community Rewards

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Patrick Elementary at:

Once you have registered and linked your card to Patrick each time you shop Patrick earns rewards. You still earn your Reward Point, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you normally would.

Office Depot - Give Back To Schools

Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide ID 70083729 at checkout and Patrick will receive 5% of the purchase to make supply purchases for the school.

Box Tops for Education

Clip Box Tops and send to the front office with your child. You can also register at:

Look for coupons and more ways to earn Box Top points for Patrick.

Student Safety

  • Visitors - Are required to sign in at the office and obtain a visitor badge or sticker.
  • Go Home Changes - If you must make a change to how your child goes home from school, please send it to school with your child in writing. Phone calls are highly discouraged as the class must be disrupted to deliver the message. Please only call with go home changes if it is an emergency.
  • Absences - If your child is going to be absent please call our attendance line at 541-494-6863 and leave a message stating your child's name, date, and the reason for the absence. Chronic absences, tardies and unexcused absences will be reported to the district's truancy officer. Any student missing 10 consecutive days of school will be un-registered and must re-register upon return.

Attendance Line ~ 541-494-6863

Thank you to all of our Patrick parents that are diligent in calling our attendance line to report your child's absence for the day. When you call please leave your child's name, the date of absence, reason for the absence, and your name.

Please do not leave any other messages on the attendance line as it is only checked once per day. If you need to get your student a message or need assistance with anything else please call the main office at 541-494-6840.

Patrick Elementary's Vision and Mission Statement

Every Child…Every Day

Vision Statement:

Patrick Elementary creates a positive community where our students feel safe, appreciated, and confident as it ensures that every child’s voice is heard, valued and respected. We show compassion in a myriad of ways to every child, honoring every child’s diverse background and experiences, and use these to carefully and thoughtfully guide our instruction.

Mission Statement:

At Patrick, every child will return home each day knowing their teacher greeted them by name, listened to their thoughts and valued their presence in the classroom. The whole child will be supported in a climate where every child feels comfortable making mistakes and learns from those mistakes. Every child, every day will be provided feedback and support! Children will see that they have talents in a variety of areas and these varied talents will be celebrated. Patrick staff will support the whole child, allow them to be healthy, happy, and safe. Our students will be inspired to see the possibilities for their lives.