Monday, December 19, 2016

Happy Holidays from the PTO!

At this special time of year we give thanks for all the Patton Staff and Patton volunteers. You have made our jobs easier and the students experiences more fulfilling. Thank you for being you. We wish you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year - From your Patton PTO Co-Presidents Kim Asarta and Lynda Nadin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Patton Spiritwear Holiday Orders

Here is a ONE WEEK ONLY online special from the PTO! All orders MUST be placed by Wednesday, December 7th to ensure Christmas delivery. In addition to our usual selection, we are featuring two special holiday items: the Gildan zip-up hooded sweatshirt for $35 and the jet black Dri-fit long sleeved top for $24. Both items are available in youth and adult sizes. Click here to go straight to our online store! All items will be delivered to the Patton office by December 22nd for pick-up or can be picked up from Tammy Hynes by sending an email to

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Giant A+ School Rewards

Our goal is to reach 500 registered cards. We are currently at 194. Register your card online and help our school while you do your regular shopping. This program does not change your gas points or other Giant reward offers in any way. Log on to and select customer registration to register online using your BONUSCARD and our school ID# 23975. If you no longer have your card look for it on your next receipt or ask the Customer Service Department at your local Giant. If you have any questions about the Giant A+ Program, please contact Carolyn Rawlins

Foster the Flock!

Help us foster the flock by donating to CFPMS PTO because learning can’t wait. Your gift adds up to amazing educational opportunities and events for your children. You can make a difference! Donate today by clicking here!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Get Your Patton Spiritwear!

Don't forget to get your Patton Spiritwear!! Great for Hawk Days, pep rallies, cheering on the Patton sports teams and showing your Patton Pride! Pick up a spiritwear order form right here!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Picture Day Volunteers!

PARENTS -- We really need your help for a couple of hours this Friday, October 21 -- it's Patton Fall Picture Day! If you can help, please sign up right here.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Patton Book Fair!

Get Hooked on a Book at the Patton Book Fair! Aye, Aye, Mateys! Come explore this exciting collection of fun, engaging, affordable books! There will be new and favorite authors, popular series, adventure, sci-fi, mystery, reference books and much more. We look forward to seeing you as we explore a treasure trove of books! Parents are welcome to shop during any of the below times as well as during Parent Visitation Day, Wednesday, October 26th. The Book Fair runs Wednesday, Oct. 19th through Wednesday, Oct. 26th from 7:30am – 2:30pm. If you can’t join us please visit our Online Book Fair at Books ship to Patton free of charge and are delivered to the student!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sixth Grade Mixer!

Hey 6th grade!! It’s mixer time, Friday, October 14 from 2:30-4:30 PM. There will be food, music, games, and fun times for all. The Cost is $5.00. See you there! Tickets will be on sale during 6th grade lunch this Thursday and Friday as well as October 13 and 14. Don't miss it!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Unionville Bike Drive

The Unionville Community Bike Drive needs your Gently Used bikes!! Volunteers collect and refurbish bicycles each year. and give them to families in need from the community during the holiday season. Collection dates are: September 17 and October 8 from 9:00 am – Noon at the white barn on the corner of 926 and Graychal Lane. We also need volunteers to repair, clean and organize bikes on our clean-up day Saturday October 22nd at the Middle School. Click here for an information a flyer.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Foreign Language Club

Join in the fun with After-School Foreign Language Club. "Monolingualism is the illiteracy of the 21st Century!" says Time Magazine. Don't be left behind; register today! Learn about a foreign culture and its language through Patton's own After School Foreign Language Club. Please check out attached flyer for more information and the registration form. REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30TH!

First PTO Meeting!

The Patton PTO invites you to joins us Thursday, September 1st at 9:15 in the small cafeteria for a light breakfast. Don’t miss out on hearing first hand on what is new and  what the new school year will bring for  Patton Middle School Students  from Principal Tim Hoffman.  There will also be a chance to meet and hear from the new Vice Principal Devin Layton. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Patton Picnic!

The Charles F. Patton Middle School Administration and the PTO invite you to …The Patton
Picnic! The picnic is Wednesday, August 24th from 6:30pm – 8pm @ Patton back parking lot/picnic area. It's open to all incoming 6th Grade families and families new to UCFSD. Pizza, snacks, beverages & dessert will be provided.Bring blankets, chairs, Frisbees, and anything else for outdoor fun! Click here for an informational flyer!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Volunteer Spots Still Open!

Getting involved in the PTO is a great way to meet others and to see what's going on at Patton MS!
Looking for a volunteer job that you can do from home?  We need a volunteer for Box Tops!  Simply collect, count and report. For a descriptions of PTO committees, click here - there is something for everyone! Contact Lynda Nadin at

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Patton Pride Flower Gardens

If you love to work with flowers here is your chance to get your hands dirty at Patton. One chair and 3 other volunteers are needed to maintain the flower beds on Route 82 as well as the large bed facing the High School. A budget is provided by PTO to continue the efforts of Mrs. Ferron to create perennial/self seeding annual flower beds around our school. This volunteer opportunity requires weeding and planting for both the Fall and the Spring seasons. You can help make our outside space as beautiful as the inside of the building by spending a little time in the Patton Pride Gardens.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Box Top Champions!

More than 14,000 Box Tops were submitted by Patton Middle students this year.  The expired Box Tops have been tossed in the trash and the counting has been completed. And the winners of the Box Tops Challenge are...6th grade: Mr. Baumgardner's advisory's submitted 509 Box Tops, but Mrs. Bunting's advisory came back after the final count to win the sixth grade contest with 547 Box Tops.  7th grade: Mr. O'Rourke's advisory and Mrs. Palic's advisory flip-flopped between first and second place all year. In the end, Mr. O'Rourke's students submitted 708 Box Tops, but that wasn't quite enough to over take Mrs. Palic's winning total of 752. 8th grade: No surprises in 8th grade as Mrs. Basilio's advisory held on to the top spot with 391 Box Tops. Congratulations to the grade winners, who will be treated to an ice cream sundae party, and to the overall Box Tops challenge champion, Mrs. Palic's advisory.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Another Outstanding Carnival!

Thanks to everyone for making the Spring Carnival another huge success! The weather couldn't stop us and everyone in attendance had a great time! A BIG thank you to our fabulous PTO for all their hard work as well as the many parent, Patton staff and UHS student volunteers (and so proud of those many former Hawks for giving back!!) Thank you to all the advisories for the great baskets - they were a big hit and the winners went home happy. A special thank you to all the brave dunk tank participants -- it was a little wet and a little cold but it?s always the most popular event. And, an extra special thank you to the Carnival Co-Chairs, Angel Brown, Luci McClure and Lynda Nadin. THANK YOU!! THANK YOU to everyone who attended and supported this year's Carnival!! Check out photos from the event right here.

Hershey Park Trip - CANCELLED

Parents and Students -- Due to the anticipated inclement weather, the music department's Hershey Park Trip has been cancelled. For more information, see this letter.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May PTO Meeting

The May PTO Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:15AM in the Small Cafeteria. Here is the agenda for this meeting.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday is the Carnival!

Remember the Patton Spring Carnival is this Friday right after school!  Make sure you check out all the Cool Games and Great Prizes…Pedal car racing. . .Giant Obstacle Courses…Dunk the Middle School Teachers and even Mr. Hoffman will be in the dunk tank…cover your friends with Silly String in the Silly String Arena… try to win amazing Raffle Baskets! There are many great prizes for you to win!  It’s sure to be loads of fun! See you Friday!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Carnival Volunteers Needed!

Patton Spring Carnival is Friday, May 6th from 2:30-7:00 PM. Take a minute now to sign up for your Carnival volunteer spot!  We need all hands on deck to make this a successful event to provide funds for the school!  This is our biggest PTO fundraiser of the year and we need your help!! Ready to volunteer for the Carnival?!?!?  We need you!! Sign up here!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Raffle Baskets!!!

This year the Patton Carnival is Friday, May 6.  The Basket Raffle is a mainstay of our Carnival! 6th & 7th grade homerooms each have a themed basket.  8th grade homerooms - some have a themed basket and some homerooms collect money to buy large items to raffle - such as a big screen TV, ipad, go pro, etc. Click here to find out your child's homeroom theme. Students should donate a NEW item or monetary contribution to help fill their homeroom basket. All items/donations should be sent to the homeroom by Thursday 4/21.  Baskets will be put together and wrapped by PTO volunteers.  Need an idea for basket donation - click here. Questions contact Marc Mawson, Jen Hall ( or Dana Mayer (

Thursday, March 24, 2016

PTO Positions for 2016-17

Getting involved in the PTO is a great way to meet others and to see what's going on at Patton MS! We are looking for a Vice President as well as many other volunteers to chair committees for the 2016-17 school year! To see the committees visit the Board Members page - there is something for everyone! Contact Lynda Nadin at

April PTO Meeting

The April PTO Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 9:15AM in the Small Cafeteria. Featured speaker: Lisa Moore, LSW, a social worker from Crozer Health, is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Lisa Moore. LSW returns to Patton! She will present to parents on various issues affecting middle schoolers, and offer tips on how we can help them.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Box Top Challenge Update

There's been some shuffling around--but not too much--of the leading advisories in each grade after the last Box Tops count. In 8th grade, Mrs. Sordi's advisory has dropped from the top spot to third with 131 Box Tops. Mrs. Basilio's group came out of nowhere, contributing 199 Box Tops to move in to second place. And the new leader in 8th grade is Mr. Cippolini's advisory with 207. Mrs. Lear's and Mr. O'Rourke's advisories remain in third and second places in 7th grade with 408 and 431 Box Tops respectively. Mrs. Palic's advisory remains in the top spot with 563. The competition in 6th grade is especially tight, with only 40 Box Tops separating the top three: Mrs. Jennings, 220; Mrs. Steinen, 238; and Mrs. Bunting, 278. Remember, the next Box Tops deadline is April 1.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Family Fun Night!!

The PTO Family Fun Night, featuring the Student vs. staff basketball games was a huge success with a very close game (but we think the students may have won!) At least Mr Little saved the day with a winning half court shot at halftime! Thanks to everyone who attended, participated, played in the game or helped out --- and to our fabulous PTO for organizing the event! See the all the photos right here!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Support Patton With Pizza!

Come support Charles F. Patton Middle School February 27th! Mention this post and hand in your receipt and Rapidough will donate 20% back to our school. Rapidough Pizza Pies is located in downtown West Chester on 30 South High Street.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Parent Drop-off and Pick-up

Friendly reminder for student drop-off / pick up even as our building renovation continues! In the morning between 7:00 and 7:30am please drop off students at either the cafeteria area or the greenhouse area of the building followed by directly exiting onto route 82. Please do not use the road on the route 82 side of the building as this is a bus lane only for thru traffic. Additionally, the access road off of Doe Run road is “in only” in the morning. Please do not drop off students while on the access road as this creates pedestrian traffic in the area of all the moving vehicles. Please wait until next to the building to drop off students. The afternoon pick-up has the access road off Doe Run as an “out only” road. Please refrain from picking up students at the route 82 entrance between 2:00 and 2:30pm as buses line up for dismissal in that area. As always, thanks for your continued cooperation with this most important safety matter.

Homework for Absent Students

Parents or guardians may call the office at 610-347-2000 before 9:00 AM to request homework if a student has been absent for two or more consecutive days. We ask that you speak directly with a member of the office staff when making this type of request. Please do not leave requests for class and/or homework assignments on staff members’ voice mail systems or staff members' e-mail. School personnel will retrieve needed books and materials from lockers. Parents are asked to collect all materials in the office to ensure that all assignments reach the student. The materials will be available on the counter located in the main office from 2:30 to 3:00 the day the request is received.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Next PTO Meeting

Please join us at our next PTO Meeting on February 4th at 9:15 AM in the Small Cafeteria. TOPIC: “HS Course Selection Q and A for 8th Grade Parents." FEATURED GUESTS: MS and HS Guidance Counselors and UHS Assistant Principal.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Box Tops Update

The next deadline for Box Tops submission is Wednesday, January, 27. Keep those Box Tops coming in!

MLK Food Drive

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is proud to be participating in the 8th annual MLK Food Drive for the benefit of the Kennett Food Cupboard. Participation is easy. Send/bring non-perishable food items, toiletries or paper goods in to any of our schools between now and this Friday or deliver them to UHS on MLK Day, Monday, January 18th,  between 9 a.m. and noon. We are trying to beat our record of just over 6 tons of donations in 2016 from all over our community! Please consider items high in nutrition and check expiration dates on donated items. Thank you!