- 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
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.
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.
gulf coast or rock penstemon
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.
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:
Southwest Area Supervisor
City of Austin
Child Safety Program
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
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!
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.
From Patton PTA President, Jennifer Newell:
[On Monday, February 22] the AISD approved plan 3 (vote 7 to 2) on the boundaries issue with the recomendations of grandfathering and that Boone and Sunset Valley maintian their current staffing level at the expense of the board for at least one year.
What that means to Patton is that our current boarders will stay the same (the Monterey Oak Apts will continue to stay at Patton) and we will get some additional students from Oak Hill.
Patton Elementary has recently been downgraded to “Acceptable” status.
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