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Cub scoutsHave a boy interested in scouting? Cub Scout Pack 395 will be having their Join Scouting Night in the Patton cafeteria this Wednesday, Sep 20 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Learn about Cub Scouts; meet experienced parents and scouts; and give your child an opportunity to see what scouting is all about. New scouts get a free model rocket! Open to 1st-5th graders.


At last night’s PTA meeting, a representative from the FABPAC committee held an information session about the upcoming AISD bond package. For a quick overview, check out this video from AISD.

The bond package was developed with data from the facility condition and educational suitability assessments, departmental needs, and input from FABPAC, to begin implementing the approved Facility Master Plan. For more information about the bond, please visit the AISD website: AISDfuture.com The Austin Chronicle also provides a good overview.

If you missed last night’s information session, please consider attending one of the district’s many open houses. There is a meeting on Oct 3 at Austin High and another on Oct 5 at Crockett. You can provide feedback to AISD by emailing future@austinisd.org or calling 512.414.9595

The projects at every campus can be viewed as individual fact sheets. Here is the fact sheet for Patton EL.AISD Bond - Patton


Save the date! Destination Imagination is coming to Patton again this year! If your child is creative … is crazy about puzzles, loves to paint and draw, can build anything out of cardboard boxes, writes amazing stories, thinks up whimsical new worlds, has a flair for drama and acting, is totally into science, or has rewired your toaster into a working time machine (or wants to!) then you may have a Destination Imagination child. Join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, Sep 21 from 6 pm to 7 pm in the Patton library and learn how students and parents can get involved.