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Dear Patterson families and friends,

Welcome back, and I can not wait to get started with staff and students as we move back to 100% in person learning. I would like to start by thanking all the students and their families for their continued support, flexibility, and grace over the past 18 months. It was with your support and commitment to your children that helped keep things moving forward in a positive direction last year. 

As we prepare to kick off the school year we have many exciting things planned for this year. As many of you know Patterson is in the process of our 5 year evaluation cycle for IB. We are preparing our school for the evaluation visit from the International Baccalaureate to review our Primary Years Program (PYP) in early 2022. The evaluation will give us the opportunity to reflect on our program and grow as IB educators. 

Additionally, we will be implementing a late start this year for students to allow our teachers time to prep IB units to implement in their instruction with your children. The late start will be on Thursdays and school will start at 9:00 am. This will start on August 26th and occur every Thursday for the rest of the year. 

I want to also thank all Jeffco Voters for some notable improvements you will see at Patterson. The outside received a fresh coat of paint, several new exterior doors, new sinks and cabinets installed, an additional water bottle filling station, and a new secured entry at the main entrance. We were also able to get 18 interactive TV’s using school based funds, in all classrooms to help teachers enhance their instruction for our students. 

Please help me welcome the new staff to our community. We have a new 1st grade teacher Ms. Joanna Weisel, a new part time Digital Teacher Librarian Mr. Pat Harrod, a new custodian Mr. David Mayes, a new cafeteria worker Ms. Evelyn Mendoza, and a new Learning Specialist Ms. McKenzie Peila. We are also very excited about bringing Spanish back this year and finalizing the details for our new tutor.

This year, like any year, will have its celebrations and challenges. I want to thank you in advance for your support and grace as we are in this together to support all students at Patterson! The staff and teachers at Patterson can’t wait to get this party started.  

In service and in solidarity, 

Mr. Williams 

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