VOLUME 10, ISSUE 1 OCTOBER 30, 2015
HAZEL S. PATTISON
Katy, TX 77450
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PTA Board Meeting 10:30am
School Store 7:45-8:15am
Grandparents Breakfast 7:15-7:45am
Open House Night & Book Fair
What a Day! Thank you PTA!
By Whitney La Rocca, Pattison Instructional Coach, ELA/SS
Due to the support of PTA, our reading teachers were treated with a unique professional development experience on October 8th with Barb Golub, Global Literacy Consultant, who works with teachers around the world. The day began with analyzing data, such as observation notes, conferring notes, running records, and student-written thoughts, in different ways to decide what each individual needed in our classrooms for reading instruction. Barb then led us through a planning session for conferring or small group instruction and modeled lessons in the classroom. But our day went much further than observing!
Our incredible teachers then received feedback from this expert as they conferred and taught their own small groups. The teachers were also paired with teachers from other grade levels in order to build cohesiveness vertically. Finally, we ended our time with Barb in a debrief session where she provided next steps for us to consider. Barb Golub was extremely impressed by the level instruction already happening at Pattison, the level of professionalism our teachers display, and, most importantly, the depth of thinking our students demonstrated. We learned so much from her in this short time, and we would like to thank our PTA for using their funds to support us in this way. Because of this teamwork, our students continue to get the absolute best instruction each and every day!
Winter Box Top Contest
The class that collects the most Box Tops by the end of this nine-week collection period wins a treat for each person in the class!
Check the expiration date (anything prior to March 1, 2016 is expired for the next submission) and tape to this sheet (also home in Tuesday folders) to send to school. If you have over 25, please place extras in a plastic baggie and staple the baggie to boxtop sheet. Make sure to include your child’s name as well as teacher’s name.
If you have any questions, please contact Christina Fournier at
Thank you for your support!
NEW!!! Coming Soon!
November 16th, 7;15-7:45am
For the first time ever, in the tradition of our Mornings with Mom and Donuts with Dad, our PTA would like to invite all GRANDPARENTS to enjoy breakfast with their Pattison students!
We hope this becomes an annual tradition that everyone looks forward to. The students really enjoy these special mornings sharing their school and friends with their favorite folks. We look forward to seeing them there!
CERAMIC PROJECT PAINTERS!
No experience necessary- if you can trace and use a paintbrush, you can help! These pieces are a fun annual tradition for our Auction and make fantastic mementos of your student's grade school years. Each grade is asked to find at least one parent volunteer painter to take their classroom's artwork and transfer it to a ceramic piece to be sold in our Spring Online Auction.
**Goal is to have all ceramic pieces and artwork ready to pass out by 12/1**
**All finished pieces are DUE: MARCH 4th**
Please consider joining us in this fun project. Remember, no experience needed! See PT-Avenue VOLUNTEER TAB for more detailed info and sign up by classroom. If you are logged in already, CLICK HERE
Thanks for your help and support!
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-TEACHER & STAFF HOSPITALITY LUNCHEON for November
-SCHOOL STORES once per month
10/28/15 UPDATE FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT:
Student's artwork has been completed and sent to Art To Remember!
Your personalized flyers/ order forms are coming home soon.
All gifts will be available for holiday season gift-giving, so you can
start your shopping early!
Here is another sampling of the types of products that will be offered:
LAND A FLAMINGO FLOCK AND HELP THE McMEANS JH BAND
Great for birthdays, anniversaries, a big win, or just putting lots of smiles on faces!
They come in groups of 20 or 40 flamingos. . .whose yard will they land in next?
You can help them land. . . Do you have someone you’d like to flock?
This is a fundraiser for the McMeans Symphonic Band as they have been selected to perform at the National Music For All Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana in March. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the MMJH Band for this event and they do the actual work (flocking) themselves! If you are interested, please send payments and the following information to:
McMeans Junior High
Attn: George Liverman
21000 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX 77450
-Name of Friend to be Flocked
-Friend’s Physical Address (NOTE: flamingos cannot flock on public property or apartment complexes)
-Special Instructions (optional)
-How Many Flamingos:
Small Flock (20 Flamingos) $30
Large Flock (40 Flamingos) $60
-Would you like your name on the flocking notice? Yes or No
-Your Name and Phone Number
Flamingo Flocking takes place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights through December!