Patton EcoTeam Logo captureNext week, May 22-26 is Patton’s Eco Week. In the past few weeks, all grade levels have been studying a variety of sustainability topics, conducting citizen science and investigations, and exploring our campus’ ecosystem. Each grade level was assigned a sustainability theme:

  • PreK and Kindergarten: Healthy Living
  • First: Water
  • Second: Schoolyard Habitats
  • Third: TBD
  • Fourth: Consumption and Waste
  • Fifth: Energy

Eco Week will feature guest speakers and special events, and classes can tour the building to learn what each grade level learned about their theme.

Visit the Eco Team website


Patton Elementary is being recognized for its campus-wide sustainability efforts. Patton is the first elementary school in Austin and the second elementary school in the state of Texas to be awarded the Eco-Schools USA Green Flag from the National Wildlife Federation. Please join us in raising our Eco-Schools USA Green Flag on Friday May 19th at 7:30 a.m. Please rsvp by May 15th at:


Track & field logoTuesday, May 16
8:30 – 11:00 am: Pre-K, Kindergarten
12:00 – 2:30 pm: First Grade

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade students transition through a variety of stations highlighting all of the physical skills they have learned this year! Be prepared to watch them run, jump, throw, hula hoop, and most importantly, encourage their classmates to do their best! Family members are welcome to join in on some activities, but are mostly there to watch, cheer, and take pictures. Be prepared to sit back, cheer and be impressed with your child’s skills! 

MedalsWednesday, May 17: Second & Third Grade
8:30-2:30 (Lunch & Rest Break 10:45-12:15)

Thursday, May 18: Fourth & Fifth Grade
8:30-2:30 (Lunch & Rest Break 10:45-12:15)

Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade students will be participating in a real, track meet style competition! Students participate in a variety of relay races and events that challenge them both physically and mentally. Students have practiced the events in PE class over the past month and know all of the expectations for each race. There are races for all levels and abilities, and when students are not on their class’s relay team, they will be cheering from the side lines! Trophies are given out to First, Second, and Third Place classes, but the biggest trophy is the Sportsmanship Award! Parents, please inform the coaches if you see examples of exemplary sportsmanship throughout the day! There will be Staff and Volunteer events on this day, so if you want to be more involved, sign up to volunteer at the concession stand or as a lane judge! 

NOTE: All track and field events will be RAIN OR SHINE! We will determine the day of the events if the events will take place inside or outside. We will go outside if there is no lightning, so be prepared with a change of clothes! Don’t forget sunscreen and a reusable water bottle to fill up at our FREE, FILTERED Water Monster Hydration Station!

Concessions will be open to the entire school all three days of Track and Field; May 16, 17, and 18. Each child will receive one free snack per day. Additional snack credits can be added to wrist bands at the school store during drop-off and pick-up beginning the afternoon of Monday, May 8. Wrist bands will be kept in the classrooms and teachers will put them on students. Students need to keep their wrist bands on for three days if they want to use them all three days.

Please contact our Track & Field Coordinator, Michele Cole, with any questions.


Track & field logoReminder! Volunteers still needed to make Track & Field Days a success next week!

(1) You can sign up to donate items for the Snack Stand
Each Patton student will have one free snack a day.  Please send fruit that is packed as a single serving.  Muffins can be found pre-packaged, or please send as single servings.  

(2) You can sign up to volunteer at the Snack Stand or be a Lane Judge
Staffing the Snack Stand is a really fun time to interact with your child’s friends and classmates

Please contact our Track & Field Coordinator, Michele Cole, with any questions.