John M. Patterson Elementary K-4
70th and Buist Ave
Information & Resources
John M. Patterson School parent responsibilities are:
Graduation and Promotion Requirements
If your child does not meet grade level goals in reading and or math, he/she may not be promoted at the end of the school year and may be assigned to the summer school program. Below are the grade level goals for promotion.
Students must have a passing grade in Reading of (A, B, C or D) in Math of (A, B, C or D) and Science of (A, B, C or D).
Students must have a reading level of N or above, a math level of Basic, Proficient or Advanced (2,3 or 4), and a science level of Basic, Proficient or Advanced (2,3, or 4), AND participate successfully in a group Multidisciplinary or Service Learning Project.
Students must have a reading level of L or above, a math level of Basic, Proficient or Advanced (2,3 or 4) and a science level of Basic, Proficient or Advanced (2,3 or 4).
First GradeStudents must have a reading level of G or above and a math level of Basic, Proficient or Advanced (2,3 or 4).
Here you will find school distirct forms to download onto your computer.
Patterson offers a variety of extra curricular activities for students.
Study Island Ongoing - Our school has access to a great resource for preparing our kids for the state standardized tests. We have purchased a building license for a webbased program called Study Island, which is accessible to students from school or home. If you have Internet access, your child can access Study Island from home as well as school to prepare for the state assessments. For more information, the link for Study Island is below.
Patterson/Heinz Junior Birders Ongoing - Fourth grade students make field trips on weekly bases to John Heinz Wildlife Refuge to monitor the bird population. The students learn about the five habitats of the refuge as well as learning to become amateur naturalists. this program is partnered with the refuge and The Birding Club of Delaware County.
Click here to view September to December bird census
Physical Education Activities
Nature of Learning Program Ongoing - Kindergarten through fourth grade classes combined environmental literature with field trips to Heinz refuge so that hands on learning aids in meeting the standardized curriculum of the School District of Philadelphia.
Along with gym class students are encouraged to participate in various physical education activities.
Field Day - This is an event in spring where all students can get involved in fun games outside in the Patterson playground. These games promote physical activity and team work.
Bike Club - Designed to explore biking and physical fitness.
Ed Snider Youth hockey Foundation - This activity serves Patterson studetns as well as children in the Greater Philadelphia Region by providing a program that incorporates both on-ice and off-ice activities. The program is provided, at no cost, to boys and girls, ages 7-12, as part of the physical educational curriculum. The Foundation provides the equipment, ice time and experienced coaching.
Penn Relays - This is a Philadelphia tradition that the studetns learn about and can actually attend on a field trip, through the Patterson physical education curriculum.
The Governor's Fitness Challenege - A state wide program to promote fitness and nutrition for grade K-8.
There are various clubs that students at Patterson can take advantage of. The clubs typically meet after school for one hour and are instructed by Patterson staff. These clubs are a time for students as well as teachers to have fun and learn.
Spring 2008 Clubs:
Study Island Club
Social Skills Club
Links for Parents
The links below will take you more information for parents. You can also get to these links by clicking on the menu to the left under For Parents.
Musical ActivitiesBesides regular music classes that every student at Patterson is required to take, students are encouraged to participate in additional musical activities and programs. These activities range from instrumental music, where studetns can explore learning how to play an instrument such as the clarinet, trumbone or trumpet to being part of an ensamble cast for assembly programs.