Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation and Responsibility in our Learning Environment is our Focus.
We believe that a community of parents, students, teachers and administrators can create a positive learning environment. Adults and children can feel encouraged and empowered to accept themselves and others and to work together for the good of all. Our goal at Patterson is to build skills, which promote learning and mutual respect.
Patterson Positive Pillars
PBIS is a systems approach designed to enhance the capacity of schools to educate all students and adopt and sustain the use of best practices for teaching academic and social behavior. This plan emphasizes an instructional and positive approach to discipline. At Patterson Elementary School, we expect and encourage all children to follow the “Patterson Positive Pillars”:
1. Be Safe
2. Be Respectful
3. Be Responsible
Students will be encouraged to display the “Patterson Positive Pillars” and will be recognized in the following ways:
*Earning tickets for grade level rewards and for office raffle
*Positive communication home via notes, email, phone calls
There are a number of activities at Patterson School in which students can become involved. Before and after school activities have become increasingly popular among the students in the intermediate grades. Information regarding available activities is shared throughout the school year.
Dear Patterson Community,
Welcome to the 2010 – 2011 school year at Patterson Elementary! I am delighted to welcome you back for an exciting year and to meet those of you who are new to the school. As your principal, I am thrilled to be joining this dynamic team and looking forward to meeting you in person at one of the many events this year.
In fact, we are all fortunate to be members of the Patterson Community. Patterson Elementary has achieved the academic excellence award from the Illinois State Board of Education for long-term exemplary academic performance on the Illinois learning standards. Our students’ success is due in part to the partnership our school has with the parents and community. Together, we are able to provide an outstanding educational experience for all our learners.
I hope those of you who have been actively involved with your child’s education through the many opportunities our Patterson P.T.A. provides, will continue that tradition. For those of you new to our community, I encourage you to join the P.T.A. and consider ways you can be a part of this incredible partnership between home and school.
This year is sure to be another great year at Patterson. I look forward to working with you and your children.
Michele Frost, Principal
Patterson Elementary School