Holman Middle School sixth grader Caitlin Evans decided to collect school supplies for students in need for her Girl Scout Bronze Award project. The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn. Girls work to complete a service project that can either directly benefit the Girl Scout community or the girls’ local community or neighborhood.
Pattonville School District will continue offering the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal program the district offered over the summer until Dec. 31 or until funding runs out and will extend the program to students returning to classrooms. The free meal service is open to all children 18 years of age and under. No ID or paperwork is required to participate.
Students in preschool through second grade (PreK-2) who return to the classroom for phase 2 of in-person learning will receive a free breakfast and lunch each day they are in school.
As we have mentioned in previous communications, our intention is to bring students into our classrooms for in-person learning as soon as possible. In consultation with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, we have determined it is safe to bring students in preschool through second grade (PreK-2) back for phase 2 of in-person learning. Early childhood will begin on Monday, Sept. 21, and K-2 will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 22. We hope to expand in-person learning to other students as soon as possible. County health officials shared today that children ages 5 to 9 currently have a significantly lower positivity rate for COVID-19 than children ages 10 and up. The county health department continues to recommend virtual instruction for middle and high school students, who make up the bulk of new youth cases in St. Louis County.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently approved extending the meal program the district offered over the summer until Dec. 31 or until funding runs out. The meal service is open to all children 18 years of age and under. No ID or paperwork is required to participate. The program is designed to ensure students have access to healthy meals while school is not in session.
Distribution will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays (excluding holidays) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pattonville Learning Center. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, meals will also be provided from 4 to 6 p.m. This expanded pickup time is a trial only and a decision will be made later on its continuation.
We're making it easy for you to take a customized photo of your child on the first day of school (Aug. 31). Simply download one of our signs and take a photo. We're collecting first-day photos to share on our social media pages. Use the hashtag #PattonvilleStrong to share your photos with the first-day signs. Make sure your posts are public so we can see them. Upload them by noon on Sept. 1, and we'll share as many as we can to celebrate our first day back.
Find signs for students from every grade level, as well as special signs for parents and staff at bit.ly/PSD1stdaysigns. Deadline to share your photos is noon on Sept. 1.