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It's time for new PTO recruits for 2019-2020! Please, please, please, please, please consider being part of the PTO board or a chairperson for a school event! Due to lack of parent volunteers this year we have had to cancel a few events, so please consider spending as little or as much time helping out. Every little bit helps! Read more about how you can help from current PTO Co-President, Paula Hendley Burns. See you at our next PTO Meeting this Thursday, May 9 at 9:30 AM!

EOY2019

Attention 8th Graders- it’s time to celebrate! The 8th Grade EOY Celebration is Friday, June 7 from 5:30 until 9:30 PM at Patton and UHS. Attire for girls is dress, skirt or nice pants, comfortable shoes (no high heels) Boys should wear a collared shirt and khakis/dress pants/shorts (tie optional) This is not a formal event, gowns and suits are not recommended. Order your child’s ticket now!!

For online orders:
Click this link, SCROLL DOWN to bottom of page to find 8th Grade End of Year Celebration 
*NOTE: Enter your Child's Name and Advisory teacher in the blank box on Check Out screen where it says “Add additional information to Merchant”. Thank you!
($25 plus $2.50 fee added for online orders) 

To pay by check:
Click this link and complete the form. Turn in with payment to school office in an envelope marked “8th Grade EOY Celebration”.

*No ticket needed- online or check order will put student’s name on a master list for entry*
If any questions, please contact Libby Deming esdeming@ucfsd.net

All tickets must be purchased by Monday June 3, 2019

Photos Needed!
We have some fun activities planned for the kids.  One of these activities involve a photo wall.  We are asking all 8th grade parents (regardless if their child is attending the celebration or not) to send in 1 photo (4x6 or smaller) of their child in K, 1st, or 2nd grade by Friday May 24.  Please send to school in an envelope marked 8EOYC-PHOTO.  These pictures will NOT be returned, so please do not send your only copy.  

It was exciting to see so many of our Patton families, students, and staff at Friday’s Spring Carnival. We want to thank Ms. Angel Brown and her crew of volunteers for their hard work and countless hours in preparing a safe and enjoyable event for our community! The PTO provides so many great opportunities like this for our school - BUT they need the help of parents! Please come to this Thursday's PTO meeting at 9:30 AM in the Patton small cafeteria to see how you can help.

A new session starts this Tuesday, March 12th.  Yoga for Girls meets Tuesdays immediately after school in Room 112 until 3:45. This fun class includes games, yoga flow sequences, relaxation and breathing techniques brought to you by Sunshine Yoga, LLC. Girls will learn age appropriate techniques to tackle teen stress.   Questions or to register, please contact kellirich@comcast.net

OK, kids, you’ve been hearing it from your parents….it’s time to get your act together. This time, we mean your TALENT ACT!! Come on out and showcase your talent!  Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, do stand-up comedy, or a magic show?  Have you seen America’s Got Talent?!?  Well, we think Patton’s Got Talent! It is going to take all kinds of acts to make this a fun evening.  We’ll also need Announcers and a Stage Crew. If you are interested, please complete the attached form which includes the guidelines and important dates.  

On Friday, February 22nd, the PTO will host the Annual Family Fun Night where the 8th grade boys and girls basketball team will play the Patton teachers & staff! All Patton faculty, students, parents and family members  are invited to attend this event.  There will be music, give aways as well as contests in addition to the basketball game. At half time—There will be a half court shot contest.  Anyone can participate.  $1 per shot and kids will purchase tickets before the game starts up to half time. Winner receives $100. See you then!

PTO Fun Night

The Unionville Community Bike Drive Committee would like to thank everyone who donated bicycles, time, energy and support to this year’s collection and repair efforts.  Through your efforts the drive was able to provide 135 bicycles to those in need.  Special thanks to Garrison’s Cyclery, Trek Wilmington, Two Men and a Truck, the Cleaver and Vosburgh families as well as all of the volunteers who braved the cold and rainy weather to get the job done.

The March ‘talent show’ is approaching.  Here’s a quick update:

Ashley Bundis and Rob Penn volunteered to plan the event, which they’ve dubbed “Patton’s Got Talent!” Ashley & Rob have had great conversations with a few PTO members, teachers and school administrators.  Some communications will be sent soon to rally participation from kids, parents and teachers. They’d be happy to discuss the plan in a future PTO meeting.  Ideas and participation welcome!

Separately but related, Ashley & Rob have been inspired to start an ‘arts organization’ to serve Patton students – a complement to academic demands and sports calendars.  It’s just in the ideation phase, but they’ve had positive feedback thus far and would love to share the concept in a future PTO session.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Our Best Buddies program here at Patton is asking for some PTO assistance. Best Buddies is an opportunity for students to make new friends and create an inclusive school environment among students with and without disabilities. 
 
They are looking to have a special "Best Buddies Lunch" once a month and need some setup for the lunch. No funding or food is required, just some people to help them out with setup and cleanup since the teachers are teaching prior to the lunch period.
 
If you could put the word out for some volunteers, the contact is Kim Jordan - kjordan@ucfsd.net.

We are in need of people to help the spirit wear team at various events during the year. It is not a big commitment & the more people we have to help the less time one has to spend at each event. At each event we would need help with setting up, packing up & selling at approximately 2-3 hour increments. If you are interested please email Paula at ptopatton@gmail.com
 

Please join us at our First PTO meeting of the year on September 6 at 9:30am in the small cafeteria. Spiritwear will be on sale, we will have some small prizes, along with some breakfast treats and coffee. We want to welcome you all back to school and meet all the new families. We hope some of you can make it. Best of luck to your children this week as they start back to school!

The PTO is a great way to support the school, your kids, find out what is happening as well as an opportunity to meet other parents and school staff. We encourage you to get involved. Everything we do is based on volunteers. There are a variety of opportunities available that are flexible to work around your schedule. Whether you have 30 minutes or 2 hours. Your ideas, time and talents are truly needed. We are still looking for a few co-committee chairs for 

  • 7th Grade event
  • Book fair
  • Talent show
  • After School Language
  • Patton Musical Liaison
  • Fall Outdoor Movie
  • Raffle Baskets for the Patton Carnival in the Spring

We will help you with these positions and teach you what you have to do.

Thank you to our PTO community for your participation in our fundraisers as well as your invaluable volunteer time. Your help and generosity during 2017-18 was greatly appreciated.

Patton Middle School is looking to fill some NEW positions for our upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Our PTO is committed to continue existing & NEW traditions for our  community at Patton. However, in order to have a successful year we need YOU to help us. All positions can be Co-chair with a friend and our PTO community works closely with principal, parents & teachers to accomplished whats needed. Please consider becoming part of our Patton PTO, the fallowing positions need to be filled:

  1. Vice President
  2. Secretary
  3. Enrichment ( One time in the year)
  4. Member at Large
  5. 6th Grade Mixer ( One time a year)
  6. 8th Grade celebration ( One time a year)
  7. Box Tops
  8. Coat Drive
  9. Hospitality
  10. Talent show

Please contact Michelle Reichert if you have questions or concerns at reichertmvb@gmail.com

The Patton Carnival on Friday, May 4th is the main source of funding for the PTO providing teacher grants, technology purchases, assemblies, and other educational enrichment for all middle school students. This is also a favorite event that students in the district look forward to all year long! Please help to make this a great event for our Patton family and the kids of the district by volunteering a few hours of your time. We are introducing many new games and we REALLY need your help! Please enter your name in the slot(s) you'd like to volunteer for using SignUp Genius (volunteering for more than one slot really helps). Please be sure to check in at the "Volunteer Check In Booth" upon arrival to get your volunteer information and ID. Thank you!

Join us for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, February 1st at 9:15 am in the small cafeteria - the topic will be 9th grade course selection! UHS Principal Mr. Conley and UHS Counselors will present 9th grade course selection. Come and find out about the high school schedule and get all your questions answered such as: “Does my child have to take a foreign language?” and “What math path should my child be taking?” and “Can my student pick electives their Freshman year?” and “How is GPA calculated and should my child take the SAT and the ACT more than once?” Course selection takes place at UHS on Feb 15th @ 7pm.

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