Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - October 12, 2020

Asynchronous and Applied Learning Activities

As we wrap up baseline assessments and make adjustments to groups we will be working to include more structured asynchronous and applied learning assignments. Your child can expect to have at least one math and one language arts assignment to complete after synchronous or "live" time. In addition, we are working on providing choice activities for students to complete during asynchronous and applied learning time that are language arts, math or integrated content driven. These choice activities provide your child with additional practice, enrichment, opportunities to interact with content and the ability to choose what is most engaging for them as learners. Currently your child's choice activities include music and PE.

Your family will need to determine how many choice activities are appropriate for your child as each child works at a different pace. Please prioritize language arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening) and math assignments as these are prioritized content in the CDL model. If your child's language arts and math lessons for the day take up their asynchronous and applied learning time, please do not have them continue on to choice activities that day.

It is also important to note that although there are language arts and math assignments each day, that not every assignment will be graded similar to brick and mortar settings. Each week your child can expect feedback in language arts and math as we know that feedback and scaffolding help our students learn and grow. Feedback comes in many forms and may include: written comments, graded assignments, verbal feedback in synchronous lessons and during office hours, and/or rubrics accompanying assignments.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out:

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

6th Grade Leaders

This week we have sixth graders Dannika and Amir leading us in morning announcements. We are still looking for sixth graders for upcoming weeks. If you child is interested, please have them email Mrs. Lentz:

Great job Dannika and Amir!

Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Our yearbooks have finally arrived! If you pre-ordered a yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year, you can drive through and pick it up this Wednesday (October 14), between 5-7 pm.

Fundraising Updates

Fundraisers have been a part of our school community and have supported a variety of activities, supplies, field trips, etc., over the past years for our students. As we look at this year we need to make sure we follow ODE guidelines for safely engaging students in school based and school sponsored activities. Therefore, any organization or team must work with their school principal prior to starting any fundraising activities for safety and compliance. We know that many of our families have been impacted in different ways regarding COVID-19 and want to make sure that you know there is no expectation to participate and/or donate in any of our fundraising events unless you feel comfortable and capable of doing so. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to Jamie Lentz, Principal and/or Stephanie Shimp-Taylor, Booster Club President:

Please help our Booster Club plan for our annual Booster Club Panther Dash by filling out this survey.

Home Language Survey

If you have a kindergarten student or are new to Patterson, it is important that you fill out this home language survey as a part of your registration and email it to our office team. We use this form to identify which students may need academic language supports and/or Spanish Literacy instruction. Once we have the form our Language Specialist, Mrs. Turner-Baxter reaches out to share more about our language programs and determine eligibility.

Childcare Grant

Childcare Grant

Washington County recently awarded a grant to the Hillsboro School District to support childcare for the children of essential workers, and to support childcare providers as they serve school-aged students—ages 5 to 12—as they access Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) during the school day. We are now able to reimburse families of essential workers and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for school-age childcare in licensed facilities. This grant is available through the end of December of 2020.

Below are links to the application, feel free to share this information with other community members that have school age children. Please apply, even if you are unsure that you will qualify for this program. Your application is confidential, and we will support you in the process! If you have any questions, please contact Alma Hernandez at

Safe Routes to School - October Newsletter

Let’s Get Visible! Visible!

On Sunday, November 1, we move our clocks back an hour and evenings start getting darker earlier. With shorter days and weather changing, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians need to be extra alert and watch out for each other in low-light situations. One way bicyclists and pedestrians can also improve their safety is by being more visible.

Here are some tips for making yourself and your student more visible:

  • Wear bright, reflective clothing and shoes.
  • Add reflective tape or reflective stickers to your backpack and other gear.
  • Attach a front and back light to your bike.
  • Carry a light while walking during darker times of the day.

Remember, while drivers need to be extra alert during low-light hours, it is also important that walkers and cyclists do all they can to be visible. Let’s get visible!

¡Vamos a Ser Visibles! Visibles!

El domingo 1 de noviembre, retrasamos nuestros relojes una hora y las noches comienzan a oscurecerse más pronto. Con días más cortos y cambios climáticos, los automovilistas, ciclistas y peatones deben estar más alerta y cuidarse unos a otros en situaciones de poca luz. Una forma en que los ciclistas y peatones también pueden mejorar su seguridad es siendo más visibles.

Aquí hay algunos consejos para que usted y su estudiante sean más visibles:

  • Use ropa y zapatos brillantes y reflectantes.
  • Agregue cinta reflectante o pegatinas reflectantes a su mochila y otros equipos.
  • Coloque una luz delantera y trasera a su bicicleta.
  • Lleve una luz mientras camina durante las horas más oscuras del día.

Recuerde, mientras que los conductores deben estar más alerta durante las horas de poca luz, también es importante que los caminantes y ciclistas hagan todo lo posible para ser visibles. ¡Vamos a ser visibles!

Immunization Rates

Click here to view Patterson 2020-2021 immunization rates.

Food Pantry

Our food pantry continues to be available to serve our families in need. Please reach out to Mrs. Awad if you need assistance:
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Supports in CDL

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 3:00.

  • Office Phone: 503-844-1380
  • Attendance Line: 503-844-1385
  • Fax Number: 503-844-1025

Ms. Maria Google Voice: 971-225-0257 / Email:

Mrs. Gearhart Google Voice: 971-246-7829 / Email:

Technology Support (see below):

Monday - Friday, 7:45 - 11:15 am, 12:15 - 2:15 pm

Spanish Support:

Email or call Ms. Maria Monday-Friday from 8:30 - 1:30 pm.

Counseling Support:

Mrs. Morgan, our school counselor, is here to support your child and family during CDL.