Parents and Teachers Together (PATT)

Our school's parent-teacher organization is the Elmwood PATT — "Parents and Teachers Together." All Elmwood parents are welcome to participate in the organization, which organizes events and fundraisers to help us provide even better opportunities for our students.

To join, fill out a membership form and return it to school along with your dues (just $2 per family).

About Elmwood PATT

Our PATT is an extremely active organization. Among other things, members organize and participate in the following events:

► Walkathon (once a year) 

► Book Fair (twice a year) 

► Family Social Night (two or three times a year) 

► Fun Fair (once a year in January) 

► School Supply Store (one week per month) 

► Holiday Shoppe (in December) 

Through its fundraising efforts, PATT has purchased the digital sign for our school, the protective carpet for our gym,  and supplemental books for our classrooms — to name just a few things. 

Schedule of 2016-17 Meetings

The PATT meets the first Thursday of every other month when school is in session, with the first meeting in September. All meetings take place in the Elmwood cafeteria. This year's schedule:

► 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

► 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

► 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

► 9 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017

► 9 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017

A schedule of all PATT events — meetings as well as events such as our Pool Party, Book Fair, Holiday Shoppe, Fun Fair, etc. — can be found here. A link to the schedule is also available in the column located on the left side of this page.

Becoming a PATT Member

As current PATT Preisdent Michela Shipinski says, "Joining the PATT is a great way to show your support to our school and children!"

As mentioned above, joining is easy. Just fill out a membership form and return it to school along with your dues, which are only $2 per family. A link to the 2016-17 membership form is also available in the column on the left side of this page.

Joining Elmwood PATT does not commit you to volunteering or participating "behind the scenes" in activities at the school. You can support the organization in other ways, such as making donations, which are tax deductible, or attending any of PATT's various events for the Elmwood community.

Reasons to Join

Still not sure whether you should join Elmwood PATT? Here are just a few reasons why it makes sense to become a member:

► To be a role model and show your child the value you place on education

► To share your unique talents and ideas in the service of the Elmwood community

► To stay informed and suggest changes you want to see for Elmwood's children

2016-17 PATT Officers

Elmwood thanks the organization’s 2016-17 officers for their commitment to maintaining the PATT's invaluable partnership with our school.

► President: Michela Shipinski

► Vice Presidents: Christen Klockenkemper, Radwa Saker

► Treasurer: Nicole Velazquez

► Secretary: Jodie LaBarbera

For More Information

To learn more about the PATT's activities, we invite you to visit the following links:

Elmwood PATT Facebook page

Elmwood PATT website

If you're interested in participating, PATT recommends that you "like" the organization on Facebook. PATT uses its Facebook page to provide updates on events and activities throughout the school year.

To Contact Elmwood PATT

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about PATT activities or membership, you can reach the organization in the following ways:

► By phone: 708-845-6446 (PATT President Michela Shipinski)

► By email:

► By website: PATT online contact form