Monday, October 19, 2015

Box Tops Collection UPDATE!

Just a reminder! December 23rd is the last day of school before winter break, is a deadline to hand in Box Tops to the main office. Only Box Tops with a date after December 30 may be submitted. Please remember to write the advisory teacher's name on the collection sheets, bag or envelope and try to separate the Box Tops into groups of 50. Patton Middle School families submitted 2,241 Box Tops by the October deadline, earning $224.10. Added to the $352.90 worth of Box Tops submitted over the summer, we are nearly halfway toward the $1200 goal for this academic year!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Parent Drop-off / Pick-up

Please be reminded to follow the procedures established for picking up and dropping off your son/daughter at the middle school. The purpose of our procedures are Priority One - SAFETY and number two, efficiency. The route 82 side of the building, our current main entrance, is a BUS ONLY lane and is a one way, south to north flow for buses. PLEASE avoid using this lane. There have been occasions when drivers have come the opposite direction, let alone, used the area at all. We have had some close calls! Remember to drop off at the “greenhouse” area or cafeteria area in the morning - exiting back onto route 82. Access Road off of Doe Run road is IN only in the morning. Pick up can occur in the same two locations, but remember the “greenhouse” area traffic does move until buses roll at 2:30. Access road to Doe Run road off the cafeteria  is EXIT only in the afternoon and is continual flow. Thank you for your continued cooperation with this important issue.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Parent Visitation Day

Parent Visitation Day is next Wednesday, October 21! We are very happy to have you visiting our classrooms -- we are proud of our many teachers and support staff!! Visitation times are from 7:35 AM until 1:42 PM. Check this informational flyer for more information!

Patton Wins FundRun Contest!

Patton Middle School was honored last week at an awards ceremony hosted by the Kennett Run as a Kennett FundRun winning school.  Patton had the most students and staff members registered for this year’s Kennett Run out of all UCFSD schools, with 11 runners participating.  Patton PTO was awarded $250 prize at the ceremony. Go Patton! For more information about the Kennett Run, click here.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sixth Grade Mixer

Hey Sixth Grade!! You're invited to the first 6th grade mixer of the year! Next Friday from 2:30-4:30 PM. Wear your spirit wear or purple/gold -- it's a Patton Spirit theme! There will be music, games, food and fun! Purchase your tickets for $5 during lunch all next week!! Need SPIRITWEAR for the Mixer? The PTO will be selling spiritwear at lunches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week! Get yours today!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Social Media Presentation

Patton technology teachers Brian Marshall and John Walsh presented "Social Media, Internet Safety and Your Middle Schooler" at the PTO meeting on October 1. If you were not able to attend the meeting, check out the presentation and resources here. And make sure to visit the Common Sense Media website for some more, excellent resources. Like this week's featured article - What Should Parents Know About Instagram?

Friday, October 2, 2015

Patton Book Fair

The PTO Book Fair will be held in the Patton library from October 14th until October 21st. We need parent volunteers to help make the fair a success!  Please use this link to sign up to work a shift! Please note that 6th grade students will visit the fair with their Literacy classes and 7th and 8th grade students will visit with their English classes!

Coin Drive Challenge!

The Coin Drive Challenge will be held from October 7 until October 16 for the 7th and 8th grade advisory classes.  Each class will have a jar to bring in as much money as they can (coins and dollars are accepted!).  All of the money collected will be used to purchase books for our library! The advisory class in each grade that collects the most money will win a bagels and juice breakfast!