Today we will be launching an Interactive School Kindness Platform. Any student or faculty member will be able to use the school’s customized YouUplift Positive Submission Form URL, found on the Patton website, to submit positive comments, messages, encouraging quotes or graphic about one another. All submissions will be reviewed by a gatekeeper and then uploaded, so they can appear on the website. This is meant to lift one another up in a positive way as we head into 2020 and acknowledge those who make a difference in our lives each day. So, think about who you might want to leave a positive note about, someone you want to thank for supporting you, a friend who needs a pick me up or a general uplifting graphic or quote that speaks to you. Patton’s Kindness Platform is about YOU and the difference YOU can make in the lives of others. Remember, the smallest act of kindness can effect change in the lives of others.
Patton News & Announcements
Join us for our next Patton PTO Meeting on February 6 at 9:30 AM! Members of the UHS Admin Team will be with us to discuss HS Course Selection for the 2020-21 school year!
For the MLK Day of Service on January 20, Patton Middle School will be partnering with the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. The Center helps all survivors of domestic violence and they need our help. We are asking our Patton families to consider donating much-needed items for the center. Encourage your students to bring in these items by reminding them during Advisory and Hawk Time and by posting the list in your room. Lisa Dunbar will be bringing collection boxes to each advisory classroom this week. Here are the items that the Domestic Violence Center is most in need of now:
- Children’s/infant medication
- Small umbrellas
- Laundry PODS
- Women’s PJs/Lounge Wear (sweat shirts/pants)
- Disinfectant spray
- Antibiotic ointment
- Gift cards
- Aluminum Foil
- Plastic Wrap
- Ziploc Bags
- Batteries - AA
On January 20th, during our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, we will be sorting and boxing all of the donated items. The boxes will be loaded onto a large truck and delivered to the center. We will also be weaving sleeping mats for homeless individuals who are living on the streets of Philadelphia.The event will run from 9 AM to 12 PM in the middle school large cafeteria.
Congratulations to Noori Choudhary. She is the 6th grade winner for the Chester County DAR American History Essays contest. She will receive her certificate, medal and cash award on Monday, February 10, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Congrats, Noori!
Looking to be a part of a winter team? Patton Cheerleading is having an information session on Tuesday, Jan 14th at 3 pm in the large cafeteria. Come learn more about how to stunt, tumble and cheer. We take all levels of experience. High schoolers will come to all practices and games to help and teach you! If you have any questions email Lexi Heckman at AH843471@wcupa.edu.
January's Art After School will be making Fantasy Clay Tower Candle Holders with melted glass! There will be six sessions and the first class is next Tuesday, January 14 so download a registration form here or see Mrs Ferron.
The CCIU presents STEM Saturdays: student-centered, integrative activities that engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Participants will build vital STEM skills through designing, making and collaborating. Whether your students are interested in coding, chemistry, engineering, robotics, drones or video games, there's a STEM session that's sure to spark their creativity! Download a flyer here!
Math Madness is an online, team-based event that takes place during the Fall in which elementary, middle and high schools from across the country compete in leagues of weekly competition followed by a single elimination bracket tournament. Charles F. Patton has participated in this event for several years under the leadership of Mary Jo Knauer. This year we participated in 5 preliminary rounds and went into the elimination bracket in 1st place.
The team consists of approximately 45 students from grades 6 - 8 along with a 4th grader currently enrolled in math at CFPMS who participate weekly as their schedules allow. Points are accumulated individually on the top 5 players of each round. These players have varied throughout the rounds, as Patton Middle School has so many talented students. Our team of students has continued to thrive, winning each of the first 3 bracket rounds. Our win on Thursday, December 12, 2019 placed us in the final bracket round. It was a very close match as the opposing team accumulated points at a faster rate, but ended with a score of 39 - Patton was able to score 40 points with 6 minutes to spare. Currently, 3 of the team members are ranked in the top ten:
The final playoff match, for 1st place nationally, will be held the week of December 16th.
The Patton Hawks were very busy helping others today. Our Giving Tree gifts were delivered to the New Garden Township building and then our students helped fill over 600 food boxes in preparation for the KACS Christmas Basket charity event this weekend. Families in needs are invited to attend the event, choose gifts from the hundreds of donations and take home donated canned and fresh food. All contributions are donated to The Kennett Area Community Services that provides temporary assistance for families in the Kennett, Unionville-Chadds Ford, and Avon Grove school districts who need food, clothing, lodging, heat or rent. Thank you to all the Patton families for their help with the Giving Tree! #PattonProud #ServiceAboveSelf #Giving
We’re pleased to announce that one of our Patton student's artwork has been selected as one of the four winning designs for the 2019 UCF holiday card contest! The district received so many great submissions this year - it was certainly a difficult decision! Congratulations to Ellie O'Donnell and her card design entitled Skating Rink!
Scoliosis Screening in the Nurse's Office the Month of December for 6th and 7th graders. Any concerns or questions contact Tricia Harlan 610-347-2000 x 3806.
Patton Boys Basketball tryouts start this week:
8th Grade 3:00 to 5:00 at UHS
7th Grade 5:00 to 7:00 at Patton
7th Grade 3:00 to 5:00
8th Grade 4:45 to 6:30
8th Grade 3:00 to 5:00
7th Grade 4:30 to 6:30
7th and 8th Grade 3:00 to 5:00
Any student trying out for the team and cannot get a ride back should report to the Hawks Nest in the library after school.
The world is full of interesting and weird plants, from plants that eat insects to plants that hitchhike. This year, Longwood Gardens is hosting a STEM design challenge in which you and a team of your peers have the opportunity to create a weird plant! Click here for more details - deadline is December 9.
Patton students showed out in HUGE numbers last night to Patton MinTHON! Over 450 Patton Hawks were in attendance and raised $13, 410!! They had a wonderful evening complete with moon bouncing, puppies, food, dodge ball, dancing and more. Emily Penn was awarded the fundraising first prize, raising $450 on her own for pediatric cancer. Kudos to Mrs. Dilworth and the UHS students of UHS UTHON for organizing this special event.
Report cards are now available for the 1st marking period in PowerSchool. Please use your parent log in to see your student's progress for the first marking period and check in the Swift K12 Portal. If your child receives Special Education supports and services, in addition to the report card located in PowerSchool, your child’s progress report is ready for viewing on PowerSchool Special Programs.
The Hawks Nest is a place for Patton students to receive assistance with homework, collaborate on projects or quietly study. Check it out Monday through Thursday until 4:45 PM in the Patton Library!
UTHON and Patton Student Council will be hosting a Patton MiniTHON event on Saturday November 23, 2019 from 6-10 pm at Unionville High School. All students received an email with details on how to register for this fun MiniTHON event! Unionville High School’s Mini-THON has raised over $118,000 in total over the last four years to helping conquer childhood cancer. Register today!!
Patton’s 2019 Giving Tree is back, November 13 through December 11! Please donate new, unused, unwrapped gifts for people of all ages. Show your Patton Pride this holiday season by adding your family’s donation to the Giving Trees in the library. If everyone at Patton donates one gift, we can donate over 1,000 items to those less fortunate in our immediate area. Our gifts will be delivered to the New Garden township building on Thursday December 12th. Patton students will also help to fill 600 food boxes in preparation for the Christmas Basket charity event on the weekend of December 14th. 600 needy families are invited to attend the event, choose gifts from the hundreds of donations and take home donated canned and fresh food. All contributions are donated to The Kennett Area Community Services that provides temporary assistance for families in the Kennett, Unionville-Chadds Ford, and Avon Grove school districts who need food, clothing, lodging, heat or rent. #PattonProud #Giving #ServiceAboveSelf
We are fundraising for Patton's "Historic Unionville Mural" to be located in our main entrance lobby. Professional graphic artist and mural painter Matt Terranova has designed an amazing one of a kind mural to wrap around the walls of Patton’s main lobby. In addition to the village and all the local landmarks, Pocopson Elementary School, Chadds Ford Elementary School, and the Hillendale Elementary School are included in the design so that every student attending Patton is well represented. Fundraising will take place November 11 through November 26. Parents can send their checks in payable to: CFPMS and place Historic Unionville Mural in the Memo. All checks can be sent to Mrs. Ferron or Mrs. Plunkett.
November’s Art After School is Fall Celebrations! This month learn how to make 2 different turkeys using recycled materials and things from nature! Just 2 weeks this month due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 12, 14, 19 and 21. Register today!