J.A. Patton Elementary

Principal's Message

Dear Patton Families and Pioneers,

Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited about our Pioneers returning soon! Our faculty and staff have worked diligently this summer to prepare for the opening of school. For those new to Patton, I want you to know that your child is attending one of Texas’s top schools. And to our returning families, thank you for your dedication to making Patton the best! Our motto is “BE THE FIRST.” Our staff is committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence in instruction and by creating a positive, welcoming environment for our students, parents, and community members.

Before the first day of school, Patton Elementary School will host our annual “Meet the Teacher” for all upcoming Patton Pioneer students. Students will be able to meet their new teacher and drop off their school supplies.

Meet the Teacher on August 16, 2019
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Homeroom Teacher will call and introduce herself/himself ahead of time.

The school day will begin at 7:40 a.m. and end at 2:57 p.m. Doors open at 7:05am. Students arriving prior to 7:30 go to the cafeteria or gym, based on grade level. PK through 2nd grade are in the cafeteria; 3rd through 5th are in the gym. Teachers will escort students into their classrooms to begin the day at 7:30 am. Students are counted tardy if not in the classroom at 7:40 a.m.

School Hours
7:40 a.m.-2:57 p.m.

Again this year, we will continue to use Silent Dismissal as our main source for dismissal. During Meet the Teacher, all Patton families will receive their Silent Dismissal card from their homeroom teacher. PK students are dismissed at 2:00 on the front porch. All other grades are dismissed at 2:57. Parents are asked to wait outside during dismissal. WALK UP PARENTS pick up at doors by lunchroom. CAR PICK UP in front of building. WALKERS are dismissed from inside the building. Students are NOT to be picked up from the portables.
Sample Silent Dismissal Card

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Upcoming Important Dates

Back to School Nights
August 22nd at 5:30 p.m. (Kindergarten)
August 29th at 5:30 p.m. (1st and 2nd Grade)
September 5th at 5:30 p.m. (3rd-5th Grade)

PTA Meetings (all meetings start at 6PM)
September 12, 2019
October 24, 2019
December 12, 2019
February 6, 2020
March 5, 2020
April 16, 2020
May 21, 2020

In closing, we welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! We look forward to our continued partnership to Patton Elementary School to make the MIGHTY PIONEERS a great place for all of our students. We are looking forward to an exciting and successful school year.

It’s GREAT to be a Patton Pioneer!

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Amanda Brantley, Ph.D.
Principal, Patton Elementary School
E. amanda.brantley@austinisd.org | W. patton.austinschools.org