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Save the Date!!!!
PPS supports Austin!!!!
Happy 100th Day of School!!!!


Thanks to all who contributed to the

Cold Water Crew!!


Crazy Hat Day at PPS!!!

WOW!!!  Check out the donations we will be making to the Humane Society.
A special thank you to Mrs. Haight’s class for the idea of kindness!!!
Thank you all for your support!


Patterson Announcements
Fiddler on the Roof Tickets go on sale -- February 27!
Tickets for the general public begin on February 27.  Prices are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students.
Checks made payable to BHS. To get your tickets ON FEBRUARY 27:  Call 724-581-8086 or purchase in the High School Auditorium Lobby:  Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm and Monday-Thursday: 6pm-8pm
Statement Regarding Florida School Shooting
As we continue to learn more about the tragic school shooting in Florida, our hearts go out to the students, families, school staff, and community who have been impacted. In the wake of this tragedy, we want to reinforce that safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. We will continue to reflect on our current crisis protocols to ensure that we have proactive plans in place at all times. One of the most imperative parts of a proactive crisis response plan is communication. We ask you to continue to keep open lines of communication with your children and for your children to be open with a trusted adult in the school setting if they have any concerns about safety. If any of our students need support or need to talk, please let us know. We will all hug our families close tonight while keeping the victims in Florida in our thoughts. 
All schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Wednesday, Feb 7.  Based on changing weather conditions in the AM there is a potential for school to be cancelled.   We encourage you to pay close attention to any changes in the status of school tomorrow morning. 
10th Annual All-District Classical Music Showcase -- Applications Due by March 1!
The Blackhawk Music Department is sponsoring the 10th Annual All-District Classical Music Showcase on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Highland Middle School in the LGI.    The Classical Showcase is a recital program open to students in grades K-12 attending Blackhawk School District.  
Interested singers and instrumentalists must currently be studying privately with a studio teacher in order to perform a solo/duet.  Interested singers and instrumentalists must currently be studying privately with a studio teacher in order to perform a solo/duet.  
For more information CLICK HERE
For Application CLICK HERE 
Blackhawk Band -- Indoor Yard Sale - This Saturday!
Blackhawk Band Multi Family Indoor Yard Sale
Saturday, February 3  8A-1P
College Hill United Methodist Church
3240 5th Avenue, BF
If you have a preschool age child who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2018, it is time to start registering for Kindergarten!  Under the heading "2018-19 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT SELECTION", click the SCHOOL NAME your child will attend in the fall.  You will fill in a form and select the day/time you will attend registration.  School personnel will contact you with directions on how to complete your registration forms online through the SKYWARD system. 
Managing Grief and Loss

It is very challenging for us all to face the passing of a young person. Any reaction to the death of a peer is normal and your child’s reaction may range from withdrawal to crying or anger. Your child may also ask questions about loss. We have provided resources below that may be helpful for you as you discuss grief.  Please also consider monitoring and discussing your child’s communication (social media, phone, email, text messaging) to help assess their needs. If you feel your child needs support, please contact his or her school’s Guidance Counselor. The Caring Place is also a valuable resource for grief and loss. Their website is:

Handout 1: Addressing Grief

Handout 2: Helping Children Cope

Handout 3: List of Books for Elementary Age Children on Grief
SNACK POLICY for all schools strictly enforced. PLEASE READ!
September 8, 2017

Dear Blackhawk School District Families,

In an effort to protect our students, many of whom have food allergies, we are asking that all snacks brought in for distribution to the students be pre-packaged store bought items. We are also asking that you provide the original packaging, including ingredient list to your classroom teachers. This way, the teachers can address any allergies that are in the classroom and see to it that students with allergies do not receive items that may cause an allergic reaction.

This includes any snacks that are served during the classroom parties as well. All snacks, both those served during the party or sent home must be pre-packaged store bought items.

Also, we ask that no preparation of food items be done as part of the classroom parties. Again, this is an effort to keep all students safe and protected from any possibly food contamination issues or allergic reactions.

Again, this is an effort to keep our children safe. Any questions may be directed to me at (724)846-6600 x1016 or

Cherie Fleischman
Food Service Director
If you received a letter from the district that your child still needs an immunization or a copy of proof of the immunization - PLEASE submit this information to your child's school ASAP.

Your child will NOT be permitted to enter the school classroom on the first day of school (August 22, 2017) without written documentation.

Any questions, please email BSD School Nurses -- Susan Hullihen or Melinda Haddox or
New Dismissal Procedure!



Blackhawk School District

500 Blackhawk Road

Beaver Falls, PA 15010


Web site:


2017-2018 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.

Thank you from Texas

Author Assembly

Patterson is very proud of Blackhawk's own Mrs. Wilmoth on the publication of her book Finding Ella's Colors. All of our students enjoyed hearing her read the book today.






Sweets for Soldiers


 Thank you to everyone who participated!!!! 
We collected 9 boxes of candy!!!!

 Happy Halloween 

from Patterson Primary 

Red Ribbon Week: Oct. 23-27

Monday, October 23 - Crazy hat/cap day


Tuesday, October 24 - Crazy socks


Wednesday, October 25 - Neon Day (wear something neon)


Thursday, October 26 - Wear Red Day

Friday, October 27 - School/Team Spirit - (Favorite Team Jersey or Blackhawk colors)

Fire Safety Week
Thank you to the
Patterson Fire Department
for an AWESOME Fire Safety Week!!!
Patterson Primary Rocks!!!!
Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 16284 for providing labor to spread mulch and build the garden!
Thank you Mrs. Effort for allowing PTO into her room for a week and helping us with this installation art project!
Thank you BHS for the sign.
Thank you Mrs. Sharek for getting rocks donated by Home Depot!  

"Change" for 

Texas and Florida
Thank you to all staff and students at Patterson Primary for your efforts in raising over $1700 to donate to TX and FL. We've purchased Amazon, Target, Staples, and Office Depot giftcards for the schools in need.
Winning homerooms:
Mrs. Sharek, Mrs. Terry, and Mrs. Haight

The generosity is greatly appreciated!
*Special thanks to Clearview FCU in Chippewa for letting us use the coin counting machine free of charge! 
Emergency Practice Drill Information

The Blackhawk School District is committed to ensuring the safety of all of our students, teachers, and staff. We continually update, review, practice, and implement safety procedures, security guidelines and emergency operation plans.

This year, your child will participate in fire drills, lockdowns, severe weather, and any other crisis drill simulations. During these drills and any other time of the year, you will see emergency personnel at the building to ensure safety. Additionally, we invite the Police and Fire Departments to be actively involved in the school community and present in our building.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

A big thanks to all of our PTO volunteers for painting new Four Square Courts and Hopscotch!!!!  
They look AWESOME!!!!!!!
We would like to send a
to Shenango Woods for their generous donations!!!!
Upcoming Events
President's Day - no school
Mon Feb 19 2018
2-hour Delay Day
Tue Feb 20 2018
Easter Holiday - no school
Thu Mar 29 2018
to Mon Apr 2 2018
Act 80 Day - no school
Fri May 11 2018
Last day of School - Early Release
Fri May 25 2018
Graduation Day
Fri Jun 1 2018
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.

AR Home Connect
Blackhawk School District: 500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Phone: (724) 846-6600 Fax: (724) 846-2021
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Blackhawk School District:
500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-6600
Fax: (724) 846-2021
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