Leaders aren't scared to say NO! Wear orange and black on Halloween! (Please do not send students to school in costumes.)
Pate shirt orders are due Friday! Don't miss your chance to get one of our Pate shirts!
Attention Kindergarten Parents: (RE: Field trip) We will make a decision regarding the field trip tomorrow morning. We are optimistic that we will get to continue as planned, but will announce the final decision before 7:30 a.m. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Pate families - picture retakes are tomorrow, Tuesday, October 8th. Please give us a call if you have questions or concerns. 678-1552
A very special thank you to our friends at Arvest Bank. We are so excited to announce that we received funds to supplement the purchase of books for our teachers to use in guided reading. Additionally, we will put some of the funds to work by putting books in the homes of the kids in our community. Thank you, Ms. Teri Hunter for writing the grant to help secure these funds. #PateIsThePlaceToBe
As part of our Leader In Me journey, we have been teaching the students the 7 Habits. This week's habit of the week is Habit 1: Be Proactive. Ask your child how they were proactive at home and at school. I asked a few students that same question today. Watch for their responses and pictures. #LeaderInMe #PateIsThePlaceToBe
Attention parents of morning car riders. For the safety of our students, students may exit the vehicle on the sidewalk in front of our building, a.k.a. the circle drive. Any other drop-off location is unsafe. Teachers are available to assist with unloading between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. School starts at 8:15 a.m. Please feel free to contact us at the office you have a question or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation.
New to our school? Here are some reminders to help make the first few days a success for your child. Official school hours - 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. We start open Community Time at 7:45 a.m. (parents welcome). For safety, efficiency, and security reasons, we ONLY dismiss in the car line for parent pick-up. Our office is closed to visitors between 3:00 and 3:30 daily. If your child needs an early dismissal for an appointment, arrive before 3:00 p.m. to avoid the car line. FREE breakfast for all students. Please see the video that is pinned to the top of our Facebook page for car line directions. Load the Aurora R-8 app on your phone for instant text and app alerts regarding updates, school closings, and other information. Follow us on Twitter @PateLittleDawgs Please contact our office for custodial issues or special directions regarding visitation and parenting plans. See you soon!
We have a familiar face returning to our PE gym. Mrs. Candy Gish is our new PE teacher. This is not her first team teaching PE at Pate! Read her introduction below! Mrs. Candy Gish: I will be starting my 22nd year in in education as a physical education teacher. I started my career at Spokane middle school in 1998, after a two year stay I moved on to Aurora where I taught K-12 physical education for 15 years. I moved to Republic middle school in 2015 where I taught health and physical education. After four years at Republic, I found my way back to the job I have always loved and was able to come back home to be a Houn' Dawg again. I am married, my husband is William Gish, three girls ages 16, 14 and 11.
Looking for some updates and information? Please use this link to access the back to school parent newsletter. https://www.smore.com/smt5r
We have a new member of our second-grade team! Please help me welcome Mrs. Emily Thornhill. My name is Emily Thornhill and this will be my 16th year teaching. I am married to Adam and we have 2 sons, Cannon who will be in the 6th grade and Reggie who will be in 2nd grade. We also have 2 dogs, Kobe and Louie. I love watching basketball and hanging out with my sweet family. I am soooo excited to be a Houn' Dawg!
Please help us welcome Mrs. Julie James. Mrs. James will be our new counselor after Mrs. Bader's retirement. Enjoy her introduction below: My name is Julie James. I will be Pate's school counselor. I am very excited to join the Houn' Dawg community. I was born and raised in Washington, Missouri. This will be my eighth year as a school counselor. I previously worked at a K-3 building in the Union R-XI school district. I also assisted with their early childhood center when needed. I am married to A.J. We have recently moved to the area to be closer to his family. We have three children, Paxton (3), Adeline, and Alaina (10 months). I am looking forward to meeting Aurora R-VIII teachers, families and students.
Please help me welcome Mrs. Megan Williams to our team at Pate. Mrs. Williams will be teaching first grade. Read her introduction below: Hello! My name is Megan Williams and I am so excited to join the first grade team at Pate. I grew up in Pierce City, Missouri and the moved to Springfield where I attended Drury University. While there, I majored in Elementary Education and Special Reading. In my free time I enjoy gardening, camping, and spending time with my husband and our super spoiled spaniel. I look forward to learning with each of my students and enjoying all of the many adventures this year is sure to bring!
Attention Summer School Parents: Students that are eligible for the attendance incentive, (those that have not missed more than 21 hours) have a note with specific information regarding the distribution of the gift cards. Please watch for that note this afternoon. Thank you.
Slight menu change for tomorrow, Thursday, June 14, 2019: Corn dog instead of sun butter and jelly.
Slight menu change for June 3-5 Monday - popcorn chicken w/roll Tuesday - sloppy joe Wednesday - pizza
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Thank you to our “milk man” of 19 years for donating the ice cream to celebrate the Sight Word Challenge! We appreciate the surprise generosity! We ordered them to purchase and were pleasantly surprised when they were donated. We appreciate you! Thanks to Mr. Brown for that great art work on the logo!
BOOK FAIR CLARIFICATION! We had some technical issues this morning, and a post about ROBINSON'S book fair showed up on Pate's page. Just a heads up, Robinson is currently having a book fair. There is NO book fair at Pate this week. Sorry for the confusion!
All after school events have been canceled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Please call the office if you need to make changes for transportation.
You know what this means..... 100 K-2 kids will get a free book tomorrow morning during Community Time! Parents are always welcome to join us at Community Time. 7:45 to about 8:05. Happy 100th Day of School. Thank you to our PTO for purchasing the books. Special thanks to ALL of you for supporting PTO with you attendance and participation at PTO events. That’s how it’s done!
Watch the video below to see more of what happens during Community Time at Pate!! https://youtu.be/xlT0whKeCNI
Please help me congratulate our Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Morgan Towe. Mrs. Towe is one of our second grade teachers. This is her fourth year in Aurora. She was nominated by her peers and selected by administration based on her excellent instruction, attendance, and willingness to go above and beyond! Congratulations, Mrs. Towe. We appreciate you!
Free developmental screenings available. Thursday, October 11 from 4-6pm. These are developmental screenings available to preschool age children in the Aurora district. Please call 678-1552 to schedule a screening.
There was a medical emergency at Pate this afternoon. Everyone is safe. Thank you to parents for showing flexibility and patience while we redirected our car line to provide the most efficient path for emergency responders. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
Please note! We've adjusted the hours of a few teachers to allow for an earlier drop off time. Teachers will be available to supervise students beginning at 7:00 a.m. daily. Thank you for your patience as we make these adjustments.
Welcome to our new website. Please look for our new app available on Apple and Android.