Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Energy Drinks

With the commercialization of many new, enhanced and well marketed energy drinks, there has been a few comments shared with me concerning student involvement with these products. While some of these products include a combination of alcohol and caffeine, these to best of our knowledge have not been issues at school. Some of these products you may be familiar with as they have made the news due to some of the dangerous incidents that have occurred due to their consumption. Some companies and businesses have even pulled them from the shelves.

The concerns coming to our attention are the legal energy drinks and student use and the sharing them with others. Though they are legal products, the reasons we are hearing for their use is risk taking behavior in and of itself. Students are seeing what happens to them when taken and how much can be taken. As we know, most things taken in excess can have negative consequences.

We encourage you to continue monitoring your child's activities and actions to include conversation with them regarding these products and their effects.Thank you for your support in this most important matter.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pillows 4 Pets!

Read this inspirational story from the Daily Local News about Patton 8th grader Sara Hunt and her love of sewing, pets and a great idea called Pillows 4 Pets.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Contest 2010!

The 2010 Pumpkin Decorating Contest is now complete and the fabulous entires are on display in the front lobby. If you don't have a chance to stop by, you can see all the wonderfully creative entries right here. You may also click here to see a list of all the winners - including the "Great Pumpkin" winner from Ms. Steinen's prime time!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Food Needed for Halloween Mixer!

We are very light on food, please send anything sweet, salty, fruity or drinky! Donations can be dropped in the office by 2:30 pm on Friday. Please email Susan Norris at with contributions

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Mixer & Dance

It's the The Halloween Mixer, the 2nd biggest  PTO fundraiser of the year! This year's event will be held on October 22, 2010 with the 6th grade "Photo Booth Mixer" from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm and the 7th & 8th Grade "Psychic Dance" from 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 and this includes: DJ, dancing, food, beverages, raffle baskets and more! Help support the PTO with its 2nd biggest fundraiser of the year. Parents are needed for this event as chaperones please contact Mary Ellen Cameron by phone at 610-388-9998 or by email at

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Unionville SpiritWear is Here!

Show your SPIRIT for PATTON and UNIONVILLE!!! All Items are on display in the office windows during September and are available for viewing here. Place an order using the order form available here or in the office. Give completed forms and checks payable to “CFPMS PTO” to Prime Time teachers in an envelope marked “SPIRITWEAR”. Orders must be received NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH. Orders will be filled when all items are received from the supplier and will be distributed to students at school. If you are ordering Spiritwear as a gift, we will contact you to arrange pickup of your items. For questions, please e-mail

Foreign Language Program

The CFPMS PTO is pleased to announce the following classes will be offered this year as part of the After School Foreign Language Program:

Spanish I - Wednesday
Spanish II - Monday
Chinese I - Tuesday
Chinese II - Wednesday
Latin I - Tuesday
Latin II - Wednesday
German - Thursday
French – Tuesday

This program presents a unique opportunity to enhance your student's language skills. Classes will be held in the afternoon from 2:30-3:15 for 20 weeks beginning the week of October 11 and will run for 20 weeks. There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving Break or over the Winter Holidays. The cost is $110 for the 20 classes. Please click here for a registration form. Registration closes October 1. For more information contact Catherine Britt at

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Become a PTO Booster!

The Charles F. Patton Middle School PTO is a proactive organization providing educational enrichment to the students of C.F. Patton Middle School. To be successful, the PTO activities and programs require support from all of our parents. In the past, the PTO has given financial support to the teachers and funded special projects such as purchasing LCD projectors, Smart Boards, wireless microphones and stage curtains, sewing machines for FCS, dissection tools, and much more. This is a great opportunity to get involved both personally and financially for the benefit of our children. All donations are tax deductible. To become a Booster, you may download a Booster Form right hereIf you have any questions, please contact Margaret Rosenberg at (610) 388-2316 or

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Looking for PTO Volunteers!

It is that time of year again when the PTO is looking for volunteers to chair the committees for the 2010-11 school year. A great big THANK YOU to the individuals that already have said yes to chairing for next year! However, we still have a few committees without a chairman; if you are interested, or have any questions, please contact Bev at The following Committee Chairs are OPEN: HONORS CELEBRATION, HOSPITALITY, SPRING CARNIVAL, STAFF APPRECIATION BRUNCH, STAFF APPRECIATION and LUNCHEON.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

PTO Meeting, September 8

CFPMS PTO Meeting, Wednesday, September 8 at 9:15 am. Please join us at our first PTO meeting of the 2010-2011 school year to be held in our middle school cafeteria.  We are pleased to announce that Ms. Sharon Parker, our District Superintendent will be joining us.   Hope to see you there!