Sunday, September 14, 2014


2014 September 8-12 
September 14-21, 2014 _1    




Dear  CFPMS Families:

 The CFPMS PTO needs your support.

 Our annual Booster drive is currently under way and we are finding donations coming in at a slower pace than in prior years.

We want to thank all of you who have already contributed to our booster drive and encourage those who have not yet participated to send in their money as soon as you can.

 We are still in need of $2,340 to make our booster drive budget. We need your help to make this goal.

 Money earned in the booster drive goes to support the many great events and activities put on by the CFPMS PTO each year. Things like the Patton Picnic and 6th grade dance are fully funded by the PTO. The Family Basketball night and Talent Show are as well. Our wonderful teachers are treated to a back to school breakfast at the beginning of the year and a teacher appreciation luncheon at the end of the year.  The CFPMS donations to After Prom, FOCUS and the HS Scholarship fund are all paid for out of PTO funds raised. Enrichment grants such as technology purchases, auditorium upgrades and the cafeteria beautification project, to name a few, are made possible through PTO funds.

 These events/items are just a few of the ways the PTO supports our students and teachers each year. 

Please consider sending in your donation today in an envelope marked "Booster Drive". Any dollar amount is appreciated. 

Thank you very much for your contribution and support.



OCT 24

If you forgot to send your order form in with your child for school photos and still would like to order, please call Barksdale at 800-220-7667.

Picture retake day will be on October 24. If you forgot to order photos, you may do so at this time as well.

Lastly, thank you to the 40 parent volunteers who helped with picture day on Friday! We couldn't have gotten through the day on schedule without you!

If you have any picture questions, please do not hesitate to contact Luci McClure or Cynthia Minsk

Passive Fundraising
Did you know you can support Patton Middle School just by doing your usual shopping? Through Giant, you can designate Patton and another school as recipients through the Giant A+ School Rewards Program when you scan your Bonus Card and do your regular shopping at Giant. Through Target, you can designate Patton and another school when you use your Target Red Card. Lastly, we always collect Box Tops.
We will be holding a friendly competition between the classes with a winner in each grade for the Advisory that collects the most Box Tops and Giant sign ups. Look for information about this in the next few weeks!



Please consider volunteering for the PTO. It is a great way to get involved and meet others. We have a few remaining Committee Chair openings for this year:


Community Service: Help with Empty Bowls and the Giving Tree. Volunteers are needed to coordinate these events. but you  do not need to run all 3 events. Please feel free to choose the event(s) you would like to help coordinate.


Talent Show: Run theTalent Show, which is held in March. Organize 2 Preview days and 1 Rehearsal day. Coordinate with Patton MS Tech Staff for sound, etc.


For more info, please contact Lisa Tascione at

UCFSD Directory Orders Due 

September 17th
The last day to order a District Directory is September 17th! The cost is $8. If you wish to purchase a District Directory, please fill out this form completely and return it to the school office in an envelope marked DIRECTORY. Please make your check payable to CFPMS PTO. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Baccellieri at


"Mono-lingualism is the illiteracy of the 21st Century!" says Time Magazine.  Don't be left behind!  Learn about a foreign culture and its language through Patton's own Language Club.  Classes start soon so click here for more information and the registration form

Art After School  

2 Weeks prior to OCT 7 (1st session)

Art After School with Mrs. Ferron Returns! It will kick off the new year on October 7th. The program offers an additional art experience for all Patton students. Sessions meet in room 104 directly after school and end at 4:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Every month the art projects and themes change. Students sign up month by  month for 3 weeks of after school activities. Each session requires a fee of $75.00 that includes all art materials. Classes are limited to 15 students per session to ensure a more personal experience then what children experience in their school art classes. Registration for each month will open 2 weeks before the session begins.  Forms are available here or in Mrs. Ferron's Art Room.

To sign up, go to:







Join the Unionville High School field hockey teams and coaches to build your skills for the season. The clinic is for grades 1-8 and will be held at the Unionville High School Stadium from 9am – 12pm (8:30am check-in). The cost is $25.00 per player. Please use the link below to print the event flyer and registration form. Sign up today!


The Unionville Community Fair Queen and Princess Pageant 

Sept 23rd 7:00 pm/UE

Required essay must be submitted by Friday, September 12th

The Unionville Community Fair Queen and Princess pageant will be held at 7:00 Tuesday Sept 23rd at the Unionville Elementary School.  Students interested in participating in the pageant can pick up the information packet in the middle school or high school office. The Unionville Community Fair Queen and her court have a unique opportunity to promote our fair and agriculture, as well as an opportunity to experience personal growth and development.  Required essay must be submitted by Friday Sept 12th.  Each winner will receive scholarship money.  The Queen $500, Queen Alt $300, Princess $100 and Princess Alt $50. Please see this link for more information:

We've all heard that cars and oil are a major impediment to the health of our environment. But did you know that the increase in worldwide beef consumption is taking a toll as well? Small, local, grazing cattle farms are being replaced by large volume industrial versions. It's not only the increase in volume but the concentration of these animals and their waste is so much more detrimental than their predecessors. The US is by far the largest consumer of beef, but countries like China and India, whose economies are growing, are on their way to matching our levels. It's unsustainable, literally.

What can you do? No one family will turn the tide, but if every American ate one less serving of beef a week, it would make a difference. If nothing else, it would begin to change our awareness and attitudes. It may even be good for your health, as well.

source(among others):


16 - Magazine Drive Order Collection

17 - Directory order deadline

25 - School Closed, Rosh Hashanah

26 - CFPMS Band Night 5-9pm at UHS

OCTOBER  2014  

2 - CFPMS PTO Meeting, 9:15 AM 

3-4 - Community Fair

3 - 6th Grade Mixer 2:30 - 5 pm

13 - School closed, Inservice

15-22 - Book Fair

22 - Parent visitation

24 - Picture retake

24 - Bike drive

30 - End of marking period


click on the link below:    …                                                                          

CFPMS SPORTS LINK                                



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