John M. Patterson Elementary K-4
70th and Buist Ave
School Uniforms are mandated by the Philadelphia School District
For boys: navy pants and light blue shirts with collars
For girls: navy pants, skorts, skirts, or jumpers, with light blue shirts.
Gym day: sneakers required.
Arrival and Dismissal
Arrival: Students may arrive to school no earlier than 8:00am. Students may not enter the building at that time unless they are part of the breakfast program or if there is inclement weather. Please see our inclement weather procedures below.
Dismissal: No Early Dismissal after 2:30 P.M. Please report to the front desk or office to sign out your child early. Kindergarten students must be signed out in the building.
If you need to speak to your child or to your child’s teacher, you must report to the office first or call school at 215.492.6453.
If Your Child is Absent
If your child is absent, you must send in a note explaining the reason for the absence. If your child is late, they are to enter by the front door and will be issued a late slip. An automated phone call is made that same day to report student’s that are late or absent.
Inclement Weather Procedures
Students will enter the school building NOT Before 8:00 A.M. Students will report to the Breakfast room. At 8:20 A.M. students will wait:
Our Snow Hotline number is 215-400-SNOW
Our alternate school in case of emergency is Tilden Middle School at 66th & Elmwood.
The school provides a variety of services to students, screening for healthy development, special programs and assistance with referrals. The School District requires that no student be admitted to school without documentation of proper immunization.
If you must contact the nurse:
Valuable and Confiscated Items
Cell phones, video games, toy guns will be confiscated until a parent is able to come to the office to pick up the item.Valuable jewelry, earrings, rings etc.. also are safer at home.Please check your child's backpack before they come to school each day.
There is a Lost and Found located on the first floor to reclaim clothing items.
Report Card Conferences
Conferences are scheduled for December and March.
Dismissal will be 12:10.
Suggested times are:
Code of Behavior
The Philadelphia School District Code of Behavior states that students shall NOT: