School Newsletter for week ending September 30, 2017
Dads Take Your Child to School Day!
We would like to invite all of our families to the DADS TAKE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY event! On September 27, 2017, we encourage all fathers and father figures to take their children to school and walk them to class. The campus opens at 8:00 and the cafeteria will have light refreshments and a slideshow playing. Please enter the cafeteria through the doors facing the bus loop, but do not park in the loop. The event will conclude at 8:25 when the first bell rings. In the past this has been a well-attended event, so please plan accordingly for timing and parking.
This year we will highlight the service that military fathers provide to both our country and their children. While the name focuses on "Dads" all father figures are welcome, including stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers, and other significant male role models. Although the event is centered on fathers, mothers and other family members are also invited to participate.
This initiative’s intent is to highlight the significant difference fathers and father figures can make by taking a more active role in their children’s educational experience. When fathers play a more active role in a child’s education, children perform better academically; have fewer discipline problems; and become more responsible adults. We hope all fathers will take this opportunity to become more familiar with our schools and staff and that you will return often.
PFA Membership Drive Ending
This is the last week of the Paterson PFA Membership Drive! Thanks to everyone who has already joined the PFA!
Membership is $8.00 per family. Dues and donations help us put on fun events and help out the school with programs and supplies. Anyone may join PFA – parents, grandparents, businesses, and other community members.
Join TODAY by returning a Membership Form at https://goo.gl/gkai8A !
This year when you join PFA you will receive an exclusive Membership Discount Package that includes coupons for discounts and free items at local businesses including Woofgang Bakery, The Loop, Jimmy John's, Chocolate Shoe Boutique, Urban Bean, Maple Street Biscuit, Your Pie, Emerald Dragon Games, Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, and Shoreline Seafood Shack!
Plus, the first class to reach 100% Membership by September 29th will receive a PIZZA PARTY!
Clay Students Eat Free!
All students to receive free breakfast and lunch until October 20th!
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, our school district petitioned the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW) to provide all students in our school district with free breakfast and lunch. After reviewing the impact to our community from Hurricane Irma, the FDACS and FNW has approved our request and all students will receive free breakfast and lunch from Monday, September 18th thru Friday, October 20th.
National School Lunch Week Poster Contest
Clay County Food Services is holding a poster contest to go along with National School Lunch week. This year's theme is "Recipe for Success"! What is your recipe for success? Show your spin on healthy eating , exercise, water intake ...whatever your idea of "success" is. The deadline is October 6, 2017 and EVERY student who turns in a poster will receive an ice cream! Also there will be a drawing for a Visa gift card. Be as creative as you want! Posters will be on display in the cafeteria.
Paterson's Got Talent!
The hottest ticket on Fleming Island this Friday night will be the Talent Showcase on the PES stage in the cafeteria. Doors open at 5:00 PM for dinner (pizza and hot dogs) and the Book Fair, general admission seating opens at 6:00 PM, and the show runs from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Admission and concessions are cash/check only. All students must be accompanied by an adult.
Come out to support your friends and your school!
Sponsored by PFA
Fall Book Fair
The Fair runs Monday, Sept. 25 - Friday, Sept. 29 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
During the book fair, each child visits with their class during media center resource time to make purchases. Or they can visit with a parent before/after school. There will also be Classroom Wish Lists if you'd like to buy a book for your teacher.
Be sure to visit and support your Library!
Emergency Medical Cards
Look for these green cards to come home in the Wednesday folder on September 27. Update as needed and please return as soon as possible.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Book Fair starts
School Board Mtng.
6:00 PM, F.I.H.S.
Dads, Take Your Child to School Day
Hat Day Pass sale starts
Paterson's Got Talent!
PFA Membership drive ends
3:00 PM, Library
Fall Rebates drive starts
End of 1st grading period
Hat Day Pass sale ends
Ice Cream Social
(PK - 2nd grade)
Report Cards posted