End of the Year at Patterson
The end of the school year is always a very exciting time for students and their families. There are many activities to close out the year and sometimes it can become a little hectic for all of us! In May there is a school talent show and we look forward to year-end parties and picnics, school field day, year-end field trips, etc. Here is some information to help you have a smooth year's end for your student and yourself.
- Please carefully check your student's weekly folder for any event announcements, as well as asking your child directly. Regularly check the Patterson Newsletter and PTA Post, and the Website Calendar.
- Remember to follow all parking and driving laws around the school. Do not block the driveways of the school or the neighborhood homes, even for a few minutes. Do not leave your car parked in the loop area or exit your car. Your child must be independent enough to exit your car on their own to utilize the loops in the front or back of the school. Do not make U-turns in front of the school. Do not park in the handicapped spaces, unless you have a legal placard or plates. Many events start in the morning and coincide with the normal school drop-off; please watch for the safety of all students, whether they are pedestrians or in vehicles.
- The last days of school are also a time to be sure that your student brings home all their belongings. Have your child return any school or library books that they have borrowed. If your student has medication at the school office, it must be picked up by the last day of school. Medication will not be stored for use over the summer. Check the Lost and Found Box for any misplaced items, and make sure that your student has help bringing home large projects, school supplies, etc. especially during the last week.