Patterson Primary School

This number is for NON-EMERGENCY calls.  If you have an emergency, call 911. 
In an ongoing effort to promote a safe learning environment, the district is providing the community with an anonymous tip line phone number. The purpose of the tip line is to allow the community the ability to share information anonymously regarding issues that may put others’ safety in danger.  Community members can report information about drugs, weapons, alcohol, violence or any threat to safety.  While this can be done anonymously, the more information given (including one’s name), the greater the ability the district has to do a complete investigation and resolve the situation quickly. 

Dr. Seuss Week

Gemini Theater Visits PPS

Thank you to the Patterson PTO for bringing the Gemini Theater to our school! 







Happy 100th Day of School!!!!





Police Pals - 2nd Quarter

Congratulations to the second nine weeks Patterson Police Pals. We are proud of these students for displaying outstanding classroom and school citizenship, respect, and responsibility. Thank you to the Patterson Police for their continued involvement with our school. A special thank you to Oram’s Donut Shop for the breakfast treats for the students. 

WTAE Weather Presentation

We would like to thank the Patterson PTO for bringing this event to our school.  The Patterson Staff along with the PTO donated $200 to Project Bundle Up!  The students enjoyed the program wearing their weather hats and were very excited to participate in the experiments involving static electricity and volcanoes.  Our very own cougar even joined in on the fun!

A snapshot of the presentation was broadcast on WTAE on January 9th.  If you weren't able to watch, the presentation is available on the WTAE website.  












Police Pals - 1st Quarter

 Congratulations to the 1st nine weeks Patterson Police Pals. These students have display good citizenship, respect, and kindness in our school. Thank you to Chief Dave and the Patterson Police for partnering with us on recognizing our students. A special thank you to Yolanda’s for the donation of pizza for our students and staff to enjoy. 



Red Ribbon Week

 Crazy Sock Day

Basketball Corey Kindness Assembly








Daily 5 in Kindergarten


1st Grade STEM Activities

First grade created STEM buildings in cooperative groups using 3 materials. They planned, tested, and redesigned. 



Reading Buddies

Second grade reading to Kindergarten friends! 





Fire Safety Week


Kindness Kickoff!

 Patterson Primary students and staff had a great time at our Kindness Kickoff!!!  We even had some special guests from Blackhawk High School come to help us celebrate!  The students were so excited to see the HS band and cheerleaders!!!!

Color Investigations in Kindergarten

As part of color week, Mrs. Payne's kindergarten class did an investigation about colors!  They made and tested out several hypotheses. The students learned the difference between primary and secondary colors and how the colors are made.  Lots of fun was had by all...  and kids couldn't believe they were allowed to mix playdoh colors!!

Doubles Math in 2nd Grade

 We used our shoes to investigate even numbers and doubles facts.


Safety Drills

Cafeteria Info

Birthday Treats Available Through the Cafeteria

New Dismissal Procedure!




Blackhawk School District

500 Blackhawk Road

Beaver Falls, PA 15010


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Posting Pictures to Digital Media


To protect the privacy of all of our Blackhawk students, please read this before taking pictures at a school party or event and sending those pictures via cell phone/iPad, and/or posting those pictures to social media:

= Pictures permitted to be posted are only those of your own child.

= No one may post or send pictures of children other than their own.

= Group pictures that have other children in the picture with your child may not be posted or sent.

= Pictures where other children are visible in the background may not be posted or sent.


Thank you for understanding and your cooperation in working together to keep all of our students safe.

Patterson Announcements

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Road Work on Shenango Road

We wanted to reach out to be as proactive as possible in regards to the construction on Shenango Road. Columbia Gas is replacing nearly 6000 feet of underground pipe. It is anticipated that this work will continue all school year from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with temporary lane restrictions.  Construction will occur along Shenango Road. While we can not change the road work, we can create a transportation plan to help expedite the travel of buses through the construction during dismissal and arrival time for our students at BIS and HMS. We appreciate the time McCarter’s staff has spent to create plans for dismissal and arrival time that we feel may lessen the congestion. At this time, with the roadwork, our transportation is running about ten minutes behind schedule. We ask for your patience as we work through this together to ensure the safe transport of all of our students to and from school. We will continue to meet with McCarter’s Transit Inc. to work together and be as proactive as possible. As the congestion increases, we will be informing you of any changes to our dismissal process to help to alleviate the congestion on Shenango Road.
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Sign up for KINDERCAMP!!

Spots are quickly filling for this year’s KinderCamp at Patterson Primary School! Camp will be August 5-9 from 9 to 10:30am. This camp is for Blackhawk School District students entering kindergarten this fall. Campers will focus on a common core based reading, writing, and math curriculum with social skills components. Students will be excited about beginning kindergarten with some new friends! The directors of the camp are Blackhawk kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Sharek.  FLYER & REGISTRATION FORM 
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12th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner

The 12th annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held on Thursday April 4 @ BHS from 4:30-6:30 pm.  Tickets are available at the door but an RSVP email is appreciated.  Tickets are $10.

Please consider supporting this great cause with your attendance or donation of a crockpot of soup.  To learn more or to commit to a soup donation, please reply to
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Pre-K Program for 2019-20 Now Enrolling!

Enrollment is now open for the Pre-K program for the 2019-2020 school year. This is for 3 & 4 year old children who meet eligibility requirements. Please see the attached letter and application. Contact Jen DuBrowa @ or (724) 643-9310 x4018
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Blackhawk Awarded 2018 Best Communities for Music Education!

Blackhawk School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
We are 1 of only 2 school districts in Beaver County to receive this honor and 1 out of 583 schools in the NATION!  This is wonderful recognition of the depth of our program and really sets us apart from other districts!
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Upcoming Events


Accelerated Reader Enterprise

One of the great new features of AR Enterprise is that the library no longer has to buy the AR quizzes. Quizzes may be taken on books from the public library as well as books you may have purchased as long as there is a quiz available. To check on a title, click on AR Bookfinder below and follow the directions.

AR Bookfinder - click here to search for AR titles.
Please note, Patterson library does not have all of the books listed on AR Bookfinder

Destiny Library Catalog - click here to search the Patterson library catalog at home.
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