Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - January 11, 2021

Wrapping Up Semester 1

Last week we spent time reconnecting with your awesome kiddos and reviewing expectations. This week we are diving into assessments as we begin to wrap up the first semester - can you believe we are almost halfway through the school year? Completing accurate assessments in CDL can be challenging, and many of our staff will be assessing your child/children in a small group or 1-1 setting. We need your help with this process!

  • Please make sure you are reading updates from your child/children's teacher and checking in on their google classrooms so you can support them in showing up for these appointments.
  • Schedules may be adjusted in order to make this all work - double check google classrooms for updates
  • Review your child's work page (see pictures below) to ensure missing work is turned in and completed and review scores.
  • Students can turn in late work and redo assignments for higher scores.
  • Please step away and let your child show what they know. We tell our students it's ok to not know an answer - it means we need to do more teaching.

If you are unsure, please reach out directly to your child's teacher - we are here to help!

Asynchronous Work Counts!

Asynchronous work in google classroom and in our Wonders/Freckle platform provides our students with much need practice with content. Some of this practice is learning to apply new learning in different ways and some builds fluency and automaticity - the foundation for future learning. Each day there is a math and language arts assignment posted that students need to work on in addition to an integrated or writing assignment. Choice boards provide additional opportunities but are not required unless it is Wednesday. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you are unclear on asynchronous work requirements and work with your child on a good schedule for completing this work.

Important Dates:

  • 1/12 - Positive T-Shirt Tuesday

  • 1/12 - Math Tournament Celebration at 2:15 pm

  • 1/18 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • 1/19 - Freckle Competition Begins

  • 1/25 - Virtual Assembly during Morning Meeting

  • 1/25 - Principal Read Aloud, 7:15-7:45 pm (link below)

  • 1/28 - Last Day of Semester 1

  • 1/29 - No School, Teacher Grade Prep (report cards)

  • 2/1 - No School, Teacher Prep Day

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

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Select the Classwork Tab at the Top of Google Classroom Page. Click on View Your Work.

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Positive T-Shirt Tuesday

We invite you and your family to join our staff in proudly wearing positive t-shirts on Tuesdays. This might be a shirt with a positive message or image, a shirt that shows your Panther Pride or another team/school/college shirt. You can join in our website and social media fun by posting your picture. Check out some of our staff from last week!

Return to School Planning

Our next set of updates from HSD are expected on Wednesday, following our School Board Meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday, January 12th).

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Principal Read Alouds

Last week we had fun reading three stories together and sharing highlights from our break. I hope you can join me for our next read aloud on January 25th!

Monday - January 25th from 7:15-7:45 pm

Or dial: +​1​ ​5​3​0​-​3​9​5​-​0​6​3​8 PIN: 2​2​7​ ​1​1​5​ ​3​0​9​#

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Nominate an outstanding teacher today for 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year! Regional winners will receive a $500 award in May 2021 and move a step closer to being named the 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year!

The Teacher of the Year program was created to recognize exemplary public school educators who inspire students and make a positive impact in the communities where they live. The award celebrates knowledge, dedication, innovation and leadership. For 2022, exceptional teachers will be honored in up to 19 regions across the state, with Oregon’s Teacher of the Year selected from among the regional finalists.

Nominations are due by Sunday, Jan. 31. Learn more at

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:

Free Parent Workshop

One of our community partners is holding a FREE family workshop series every Tuesday in January. The topics all relate to mental health and are titled "How to help your kids engage in virtual learning". Families must sign up for each session on EventBrite. Spanish sessions are 5-6 pm and English sessions are 6-7 pm. Zoom links to join and other information in the following links.

Help Your Kids Engage Virtual Learning - Spanish

Help Your kids Engage Virtual Learning - English

Spanish sessions:

First Session

Second Session

Third Session

English sessions:

First Session

Second Session

Third Session

In-District Transfer Priority Window

HSD students wishing to renew or request a new in-district transfer for the 2021-22 school year are urged to submit their request in January to take advantage of the priority window. While it is not guaranteed that requests submitted during the priority window will be approved, the chances are best at this time as staffing has not yet been finalized. Most applications will come through our online system, which provides the requester immediate confirmation of their submission and the option of uploading supplementary paperwork as needed. Families of students currently on a transfer will receive a letter via email or U.S. Mail alerting them to the January transfer window. Please see the Boundaries and Transfers section of our website for more information or contact Marleen Zytniowski or Katie Russell-Willis at or 503-844-1771 with questions.

School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month! And while COVID has certainly made things different, our Board is still working hard on behalf of students, staff, and families. If you would like to extend your thanks and/or appreciation, you can mail cards to our district office: 3083 NE 49th Place Hillsboro, OR 97124

Thank you to our HSD school board for their hard work and dedication to our students!

YALA Delayed

We apologize for the delay - at this point we are waiting for a new launch date for YALA (Youth Access Library Accounts). You can still utilize our Sora online library in the meantime.

Printing From Your Chromebook

Please use these instructions to print from a chromebook at home.