Tuesday, March 31, 2015


State Testing
State testing is starting this week for grades 3 - 6.  All 3rd - 6th graders will take a state assessment in reading and math.  Fifth graders will also take a state assessment in science.  Science testing will occur during the dates of March 31st - April 3rd.  Reading testing will occur during the dates of April 6th - May 4th for most students.  Math testing will occur during the dates of May 5th - June 2nd.  You may contact your child's teacher for specific grade level dates.  
Great Reading Race
The Great Reading Race is on it's way!  Help your child's class by encouraging your student to read a minimum of 20 minutes each night!  The "finish line" will be April 3rd! 
Principal's Corner

March 9, 2015

Dear Patterson Families,

Happy Spring to everyone - although the weather lately has been feeling more summer-ish than the usual!  With this spring weather comes lots of excitement for summer.  Please remind your students that there are still 12 weeks of school left and to stay focused on their academics. 

Many thanks to everyone for a hugely successful Dinner Dance & Auction.  It currently looks like the final amount earned will be about $9000 this year!  We have been working to replace all of our pod computers this year and this amount will allow us to complete all of the 1st floor pods.  I appreciate the great support from our community to allow this to happen.  Our goal next year is hopefully a new computer lab for our students.

The Patterson parent memo has been going all year.  It is sent every other Monday via email.  If you would like to receive the memo, please contact Ms. Barkley-Gaston in the office  at 503-844-1380 and she will get you added to the list. 


Audrea Neville, Principal