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 VOLUME 25, ISSUE 1                                                                                                               MARCH 11, 2016




Debbie Barker



19910 Stonelodge

Katy, TX  77450

Phone: 281-237-5450

Fax: 281-644-1575



KISD website:

PTA website:




Pattison Post Editor and Communications Chair:

Jen Roth



Wednesdays,  9pm


There will be no edition the week of Spring Break.



March 22nd:

Volunteer of The Year Forms Due to Front Office


Kinder Round up 6:00pm


March 31st:

P.E. Dept. FUN RUN, 6pm


April 1st -7th:

PTA Online Auction


April 8th

Carnival 5pm-8pm

March 14th-18th

School Resumes Monday, March 21st


First come, first serve SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW!

Our wonderful Pattison Families have a tradition of pitching in to help with Carnival expenses by sponsoring games, rides, concessions and other fun booths.  These donations are very important as they help offset the costs of supplies, candy and prizes, and for the rental of our many exciting carnival rides and attractions.


In return for sponsorship, there will be:

  • One front of the line pass for your family for one ride within the sponsorship level you purchase

  • Recognition at your sponsored attraction on the night of Carnival

  • Recognition in the main hall of the school, by the gym, naming and thanking each sponsor

  • Recognition in the Pattison Post 


There are Four Levels available– Platinum ($200), Gold ($100), Silver ($75) or Bronze ($50).  A list of rides and attractions by sponsorship level may be found on the Carnival Store Page on our PTA website. 


Sponsorship may be purchased by credit card (PayPal) until Thursday, March 31st.  Consider getting together with friends or other class parents to share a sponsorship. This is also a great opportunity to promote your privately owned business or company. The inventory will be updated as sponsorship levels are purchased.  Make your choice and purchase your level of sponsorship early.  This is a first come, first serve opportunity. 


Thank you for your contributions and support!   Please let me know if you have any questions.



Tiffani Harrington, Sponsorship Coordinator 

CARNIVAL: APRIL 8th, 5-8pm

Bring your new kindergarten student  to meet the teachers,  see the classrooms,  while parents hear about Pattison’s curriculum for next year. This one-time Spring event is for the benefit of the new students, as well as parents…new or returning!  


Children leave this event excited about going to Pattison. Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2016.  Register on Tuesday, April 12th.  Enrollment will be closed over the summer break and reopens mid-August.  For more information call 281-237-5450. 

Tell your neighbors and friends to be there!

March 22nd




Instructional materials for the courses listed below are being reviewed and selected this year for implementation in the 2016-2017 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00AM-4:00PM) at the Education Support Complex, 6301 S.Stadium Lane, Katy,TX 77494, until Thursday, March 24, 2016, with the exception of the week of Spring Break: Monday – Friday, March 14-18,2016. 


Instructional Materials will also be available for review on Thursday, March 10, 2016 and Tuesday, March 22, 2016 until 7:00PM. 

Parents and community members will have the opportunity to review these materials and provide feedback to the selection 

committees making the recommendation.



Course Name:

Agribusiness Management & Marketing

Latin II, III and IV

Financial Mathematics

Practicum in Architectural Design

AP Human Geography

Practicum in STEM

American Sign Language I, II and III

K-5 Music


Contact Dotty Winski at 281-396-2243 or with any questions.

If you know of a Pattison volunteer that is always cheerful, goes above and beyond to help, and will do whatever it takes to make Pattison a better place for our students, then please consider nominating him/her for the Pattison VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR award!


Forms should be returned to the Front Office no later than Tuesday, March 22nd.


Volunteers, mark your calendars for the Pattison Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast to be held April 13th at 9:30 in the Pattison Library.  


Also, make plans to attend the Katy ISD VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) Celebration:

Friday, May 13, 2016
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
The Merrell Center
All campus volunteers are invited to attend.

Word, Words, and More Words!

 March 10th was a fun night for all who attended

Pattison’s Word Fair and Literacy Night. The word games were the hit of the night as our students played to win words.  If they won a *starred* word, they won a prize!  Upon completion of collecting the words, the students chose one word to add to the Pattison word wall.  Our writing teachers will use these words for future writing activities with their classes after Spring Break.  

Also, goodie-bags were handed out that included a list of activities to complete at home with the words they collected.  

In addition to the word games, there was also a photo booth where the families left with a photo-bookmark, a book walk where students left with new books, and a family-book gallery walk where students created a craft at the end.  It was a wonderful night and we appreciate all of the families who came out and 

celebrated literacy!

-Whitney LaRocca, Instructional Coach ELA/SS 



Family Fun Run

Thursday, March 31st @ 6pm


The Pattison Fun Run/Walk will begin at 6pm will be approximately one mile. Afterwards, we will have refreshments and door prizes in the gym for all participants.


Option #1:

Registration/Glow Sticks: $5.00 per runner (price includes 2 glow sticks)

Option #2

Registration/Glow Stick/T-Shirt: $10.00 per runner (price includes 2 glow sticks/Fun Run shirt)        


All proceeds go to the Pattison Physical Education program!


Additional glow sticks can be purchased for $1.00 each.

Please fill out the registration form HERE and return it with your money to Mrs. Troncale or Coach Worden on/before Wednesday, March 23rd  .


CASH PREFERRED; Checks made payable to Pattison Elementary                           


-Mandy Troncale, PE Instructor

Be a HERO of the HALLWAY!










Pattison Watch D.O.G.S.

No bones about it . . . our Watch D.O.G.S. have done a “dog” gone fantastic job 

this year to make the program successful for our students.  We have the best 

Watch D.O.G.S. and have loved having so many dads and grandfathers 

volunteer and we sincerely THANK YOU for your time!!


Beginning Monday, March 21, 2016, all Watch D.O.G.S. will have an 

opportunity to sign-up for an additional slot, until all slots are full.  We 

can only accommodate one Watch D.O.G. per teacher on a given Friday.  

When signing-up please be sure that your child’s teacher doesn’t 

currently have a Watch D.O.G. scheduled.


Please visit the sign-up genius to see available slots:



Please contact Stacy Lombardi or Heather Schomburg at


Attention Parents!  It’s that time of year again when we are preparing for the Spring Carnival & Online Auction and I could use your help!!


If you or your spouse work for, or own a company wiling to donate anything (from sporting event tickets, donations of services, gift cards for local businesses or anything at all that we can auction), please send them in ASAP!  By donating an item, you’ll be making a tax deductible contribution that will help Pattison continue to successfully educate our students right here in our community.  



Additionally, you’ll benefit from exposure of your company’s name to those who attend the event.  Donors will be listed on the catalog page and the pictures of the merchandise you donate will be displayed throughout the week-long event.


Please SEE HERE for an official PTA letter for your use in soliciting any donations.  Anything donated would be greatly appreciated!  The auction will be held April 1 - April 7th, 2016.


Pattison Elementary PTA is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization and our federal tax ID number is 1-76-0287556-3.  We also welcome cash donations to support our student-teacher PERKS events that will be offered.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions:

Kelly Griffin, Auction Coordinator



Congrats to our newly elected 2016-2017  

PTA Executive Officers:

President - Stacy Lombardi

1st VP Programs - Erin Silkenson
2nd VP Membership - Susan Dyson

3rd VP Ways and Means - Allisyn Decatur
4th VP Volunteers - Jamie Bingham
Secretary - Courtney Synnott
Treasurer - Audrey Schlorholtz