Patton Elementary

Patton Carnival 2013 – you can now purchase wristbands on-line.

Patton Carnival 2013 – November 9th 3 ’till 8 PM

Online sales are live!!! Online sales will be closed on Thursday, November 7 at Midnight so orders can get processed in time.

For $20 you get 1 wristband and 20 tickets.  Wristband includes unlimited access to game booths and inflatables as well as one Tile Painting and Pet Rock activity.

(Inside food booths accept tickets only.  Outside food booths take cash only.)

Online wristband purchasers have 2 options

  • Come by the office and pick up order (allow 24 hours for processing)
  • Stop by the Will Call ticket table on the day of Carnival

If you have a student, you must enter their students name and teacher in the notes section and your wristbands and tickets will be delivered to your student to be sent home.

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WNA Supports Patton Elementary’s Landscaping Program

Did you know that the Westcreek Neighborhood Association makes annual contributions towards Patton Elementary’s landscaping program?  Your $20 annual dues help us to maintain this support.  If you haven’t had a chance to join / renew your supporting membership, please click here.

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Patton Spirit Nights

If you have the chance to post them on the Westcreek Website, the next spirit nights for Patton are:
April 26 – Schlotzsky’s 3-10 pm
May 5 – Craig O’s 5-9 pm
May 24 – Schlotzsky’s 3-10 pm
They need to turn in their receipts at Schlotzsky’s. Craig O’s supports the library and Schlotzsky’s is for the school through the PTA.
Mark your calendar for the last Patton Elementary School Spirit Nights of the school year. Please help the school by participating in the fundraisers held by local business. Craig O’s supports the library and Schlotzsky’s donation serves the school through the PTA.
  • Tuesday, April 26 – Schlotzsky’s 3-10 pm
  • Thursday, May 5 – Craig O’s 5-9 pm
  • Tuesday, May 24 – Schlotzsky’s 3-10 pm
When you eat at the restaurants on Spirit nights, please turn in your receipts at Schlotzsky’s. At Craig O’s just let them know you’re there for the Patton Spirit Night.

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Wildlife Austin Update

Wildlife Austin Update
The results of the 2010 Neighborhood Habitat Challenge are in! Westcreek tied for fourth place, which
is pretty impressive considering this was our first year to participate. We had a total of seven habitats
certified through the National Wildlife Federation. Bouldin Creek was the winner of the neighborhood
challenge with 14 certified habitats. For more information on the winning neighborhoods and the
projects that they completed (including some great photos), visit
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/wildlifehabitatchallenge.htm
Meanwhile, the butterfly garden at Patton now features stepping stones decorated by the girl scouts. A
certified wildlife habitat sign will soon be installed. Be sure to visit the garden this Spring!
The results of the 2010 Neighborhood Habitat Challenge are in! The Westcreek neighborhood tied for fourth place, which is pretty impressive considering this was our first year to participate. We had a total of seven habitats certified through the National Wildlife Federation. Bouldin Creek was the winner of the neighborhood challenge with 14 certified habitats. For more information on the winning neighborhoods and the projects that they completed (including some great photos), visit their website.
Meanwhile, the butterfly garden at Patton now features stepping stones decorated by the girl scouts. A certified wildlife habitat sign will soon be installed. Be sure to visit the garden this Spring!

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Butterfly Garden at Patton

In the Fall of 2010, Westcreek Neighborhood Association and Patton PTA volunteers worked together to build a butterfly garden at Patton Elementary.  To find out more about the project, click  here to view the report.

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Patton Elementary Butterfly Garden Volunteers Needed

As part of the Wildlife Austin Neighborhood Challenge, Westcreek Neighborhood Association is partnering with Patton PTA to build a butterfly garden at Patton. It will be located on the backside of the school, facing the swing set. The existing “Memory Garden” will also be cleaned out and replanted.

Our first work day is scheduled for Monday October 18th (a student holiday). We are looking for neighborhood volunteers from 1-4 pm to help with constructing the new butterfly garden beds and cleaning out the Memory Garden. Please bring gloves and a shovel if you have them.

In addition to the physical work, we are asking for plant donations. If you would like to donate a plant for the butterfly and memory gardens, please select from the following list and bring it to Patton anytime on Monday before 4 pm (or call/email me to make other arrangements) – again, we will be on the playground side of the school.

Plants needed:

native milkweed

salvia greggi

turk’s cap

heartleaf skullcap

gulf coast or rock penstemon

yellow columbine

diamianita

verbena

pigeonberry

inland sea oats

fennel, dill, rue

Updated 10/14/10 from Trudy Hassan:

A few people have contacted me about the plant list, so I thought I’d better explain it a little better.  There is going to be a sunny butterfly area (new) and we are also going to freshen up the Memory Garden which has a lot of shade.  The plants that I listed (see below) are ones that I could use multiples of (i.e., several people could donate the same type of plant).   I have many other native plants in my plans for the gardens, especially for the butterfly area.  If you would like to donate a native plant that is not on the list, then email or call me!

Also, for those who may be worried about the “cleaning out” of the Memory Garden, rest assured that there are many wonderful native plants in there that will stay in place!  It’s just gotten overgrown and a little weedy.  We will freshen it up and add some new plants to it.

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School Crossing Guards Needed for Area Schools

We currently have part-time paid positions available for the next school year as noted below:

School Crossing Guards Needed for Baldwin, Clayton, Mills, Patton, Kocurek, and Casey Elementary Schools

The City of Austin is looking for applicants to fill crossing guard positions.  We require people who are physically and mentally suited to work with children but also maintain a good relationship with the parents and motorists.  These positions require that a person must be able to stand for at least 1 hour and be able to repeatedly cross the street with pedestrians during that time without becoming too fatigued.  These persons must be dependable and will be expected to maintain a good attendance record.  The applicants must be at least 16 years of age and there is no upper age limit as long as the applicants are physically and mentally able to keep our children safe.  This is not a hard job but very important for the safety of our children crossing at these locations. These are City of Austin paid positions. The hourly rate is currently $8.50. The hours are 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Monday through Friday and follow the same holiday schedule that AISD does.  A Criminal Background Check will be conducted. No experience is required. Training will be provided.

Anyone interested should contact:

Herschell Esquell
Southwest Area Supervisor
City of Austin
Child Safety Program

(512) 589-4006
hesquell@austin.rr.com

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Patton Landscape Clean Up

Get Out Your Gardening Tools!!!
 
Come out and help us clean up our Patton landscape Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th! The Landscaping Team will be on the campus both days from 9am-4pm. Come spend as long as you’ve got with us!
Bring your kiddos and have some fun outdoors with the Patton community!  We’ll be weeding and cutting back plants, mulching and mingling!
Bring gloves, tools -if you’ve got them, water and sunscreen.  Be a part of the fun, be a part of our campus!!
For questions or comments please contact Jodis Strother
jodisstrother@hotmail.com

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Patton PTA Fundraiser Schlotzsky’s Night

On March 30 from 4-10 p.m. Schlotzsky’s on Brodie Lane will hold a Patton Night. This optional fundraiser will allow the Patton PTA to receive 20% of the donated receipts. 

When you go to Schlotzsky’s there will be balloons and a sign “Patton Night” with a gold wrapped box. If you “drive-thru” just tell them to put your receipt in the Patton Box.  Schlotzky’s will even print a duplicate receipt if you need to keep a copy for yourself.  

Again the hours are  4-10PM, but Patton parents have reported going in for lunch and the box was already out on the counter. Mark your calendars now for the April 27 and May 25 Patton Nights.  Thank you for your participation!

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Patton PTA Fundraiser: Taco Cabana Night

Visit Taco Cabana on Wm. Cannon and Mo-Pac on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5-9 PM. This is an optional, but easy, fundraiser to raise funds for our schools while feeding the family.

When ordering, tell the cashier you are there to support Patton. 20% of all food and drink sales (including beer and margaritas) go to the Patton PTA! If you want to order to go, please order from inside the restaurant so Patton will benefit and you can say hello to your friends.

Again, this is an optional fundraiser. A good answer to children who beg to attend a fundraiser is to say that “we chose not to spend our money that way.” Thank you again for all you do for Patton.

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