Greetings Patton Families!
It’s hard to believe that the first day of school is just around the corner. We are working hard to prepare the building for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 2nd. Our maintenance staff has spent the summer cleaning, repairing and getting the facilities ready for students. Many of our teachers have spent the summer in professional training to improve the quality of instruction for our students. We are all very excited about the upcoming school year here at Patton. The information contained in this newsletter will answer some of your questions about the weeks leading up to the first day of school, and some important dates during the first quarter of the school year.
If you are new to Patton, our doors open at 7:45 a.m. for students. Students have the option of spending the morning in the library, commons, game room, or gymnasium before the bell rings for class at 8:25 a.m. After eating lunch, students have the options of spending time in the library, game room or outside activities. After school we offer homework help, athletic programs and a variety of clubs for students.
There are many ways to stay informed about your student and the events here at Patton. Our school website is updated frequently with information about upcoming events, important dates, and information about the programs offered at Patton. We have a weekly email that we send to parents upon their request. Signing up is easy and can be accessed through our school website. We have e-school home access that allows parents to view their students’ grades. Finally, you can email or call us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.
We look forward to seeing you at registration on Tuesday, August 19th and 20th from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. and Thursday, August 21st from 1-7 p.m. During registration we can answer your questions about bus routes, agendas for students, P.E. clothes, athletics and ways you can volunteer at Patton.
At Patton, we are committed to working together to create a positive learning environment for our students as we nurture them academically, socially and emotionally during this dynamic stage in life.
Brian Crain, Principal
Free Breakfast/Lunch For All Students
We are pleased to inform you that the McMinnville School District will be participating in a one year pilot option for our school breakfast and lunch program funded by the USDA Child Nutrition Program.
This new option, called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is only available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
This will be a one year pilot program for the 2014-2015 school year. The program may continue past the pilot year if there is strong meal participation. | Complete information
2014 Patton Football Program
This year, McMinnville School District will offer football at the middle school level for your son at Patton. We will play under the umbrella of McMinnville football with a common goal of becoming Grizzly football players at the high school level. The cost to participate in the Fall Football Program is $60.00. All student-athletes must complete the registration form as well as have physical/insurance information on file, and a signed code of conduct form with the main office at Patton. Student-athletes will receive coaching and instruction from middle school coaches who work closely with the McMinnville High School program in order to ensure continuity, consistency, and success. | More information
eScrip ‐ It's Easy! It's Free! It's Powerful!
Sign up with e‐Scrip and you can earn money for our group each me you shop.
‐ Go to www.escrip.com
‐ Click on "sign‐up"
‐ Follow the instructions to register your grocery cards and your existing credit/debit cards.
If you are already an escrip supporter you will need to renew your registration each year by November 1.
You may also want make sure that your support goes to on Middle School, and not to your child's elementary