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Live, Laugh, Learn, Leave a Legacy

August, 2021

Dear Patterson Families,

Welcome back to our 14th school year at Patterson Elementary! We are delighted to welcome back our returning families and extend a warm greeting to our newest PRIDE families. With Patterson being the #1 school of choice for families, we welcomed back to school 885 students and continue to welcome all in boundary students. I look forward to working with Patterson’s dedicated staff, caring students, and involved parents during the 2021-2022 school year.

We continue to strive to find new and fun learning experiences for our students. To add to our students’ educational opportunities, we are thrilled to continue our 6th grade trip to outdoor science camp in Prescott Pines, and hands-on K-6th exploration field trips. Students will have a blast with making real world connections that directly correlate with their Science and Social Studies curriculum. Thank you for your tax credit donations that allow us to plan these unique opportunities for our students. In addition, we are looking forward to bringing back our grade level "pay it forward" focus with community service projects.

As we start our fourteenth school year at Patterson, I wish to express how extremely honored I am to serve as Patterson’s Principal. I'm looking forward to learning more about you and your family throughout the school year. I am confident this will be a successful year of working together toward our Patterson mission and vision and also to build lasting memories for our students. Thank you for your continued support in our educational journey!

Live, Laugh, Learn, Leave a Legacy!

Ms. Stephens

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.

Click The Photo Above For Breakfast And Lunch Menus

Upcoming Enrichment Classes At Patterson

Patterson hosts numerous after school enrichment classes right here on campus. They are run by outside vendors through our Community Education department.

Upcoming Classes include golf, dance, chess, art, science and music. Please open the document below for class descriptions, dates, and cost. Click on the link at the bottom of that document to sign up, or click HERE

August Be Kind Focus - Be Responsible

August Dates To Remember

Thursday, August 5th - Curriculum Night 5:00pm - 6:15pm (session 1; 5:00-5:35, session 2; 5:40-6:15)

Tuesday, August 10th - PTO General Meeting 3:30pm - 4:30pm (Zoom)

Wednesday, August 11th - Fall Picture Day

Monday, August 16th - Make Up Pictures

Wednesday, August 18th - PTO Peter Piper Pizza Night

Thursday, August 19th - Friday, August 27th - Book Fair

Wednesday August 25th - Thursday, August 26th - Parent Teacher Conferences (format to be determined); Early Release 11:40am

Friday, August 27th - PTO Sweet Treats

September Dates To Remember

Monday, September 6th - Labor Day - No School

Thursday, September 16th - PTO Sonic Drive Through Restaurant Night

Friday, September 17th - Birthday Book Club

Friday, September 24th - PTO Sweet Treats

Friday, September 24th - End Of First Quarter

Monday, September 27th - Monday, October 11th - First Intersession - No School

Students Return Tuesday, October 12th

Fall Picture Day is August 11th

Bring your best smile to create a lasting memory of the 2021-2022 school year! The flyer below has all of the information you need. If you have any questions, please call our school office 480-224-3600. We are happy to help.

Ms. Hufford's Library Corner

Welcome back to a new year in the Patterson library!

We are excited to announce that this month we will have our first in-person Scholastic Book Fair since August of 2019! We are still avoiding large gatherings, so our "open shopping" times may be extremely limited. I know that the students are still very excited for their chance to shop. Be watching for more information in the coming weeks.

We are also excited to bring back Battle of the Books which is an optional reading competition program for 5th and 6th grade.

Finally, Birthday Book Club will start up again. This program, along with book fair, are our greatest library fundraisers and they help get more books into the hands of our Patterson students.

You can learn more about all of these on our library webpage:


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 donate at the school by cash or check. 480-224-3607;

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

Patterson Elementary School

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

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