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  • Matthew Paterson Elementary Welcomes Back Class of 2014

    In a pre-graduation celebration, students from Matthew Paterson Elementary’s Class of 2014 – now seniors in Carmel High School’s Class of 2022 – took a trip down memory lane with a visit to their former fourth-grade teachers: Christine Demme, Charissa Vickery and Cathy DeGloria. See photos from the senior celebration at Matthew Paterson Elementary!

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  • Matthew Paterson Fourth-Graders Celebrate With Music

    Fourth-grade students at Matthew Paterson Elementary performed for the final time as elementary school students in front of their parents and families under the direction of music teacher Sydney Coelho with their renditions of “This Little Light of Mine,” “Take Time to be Kind,” “You-nique,” “50 Nifty United States” and “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars. See a video and photos from the MPES Grade 4 Music Celebration.

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  • Matthew Paterson Third-Grade Students Travel Around the World

    Third-grade students at Matthew Paterson Elementary may have entered the building in Patterson but ended up a world away at the Annual Passport Day – a school tradition for nearly 30 years! Read more and see a photo gallery from the annual event. 

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  • MPES Second-Grade Students Release Butterflies

    Bon voyage, butterflies! Mrs. DeGloria's second-grade students at Matthew Paterson saw the release of their Painted Lady butterflies on Earth Day after watching the transformation from caterpillars in the classroom over the last couple of weeks. See a video of the butterfly release.

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  • Second-Grade Students Plant Pansies at Matthew Paterson

    Second-grade students and teachers at Matthew Paterson Elementary celebrated Earth Day by planting pansies in the garden beds in front of the school building. The planting activity complemented their recent classroom lessons about plants and roots. See photos from the planting activity.

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  • Fourth-Grade Students Get Inspired to Make a Difference

    Who inspires you to make a difference?

    Fourth-grade reading students at Matthew Paterson Elementary were inspired recently by a lesson on renowned scientist, environmental activist and chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall. The students enjoyed reading a book about endangered animals with teacher Janine Avitabile, which led to discussions about protecting animals, the earth and Goodall.

    Read how Jane Goodall has inspired our students.

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  • Matthew Paterson Students Take on Annual Kids Heart Challenge

    Over the course of several weeks, students at Matthew Paterson Elementary School ran, skip, jumped rope and scored some baskets to collectively raise $14,940.06 for the annual Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. Read more about our MPES students participation in the Kids Heart Challenge.

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  • Elementary Classroom Quilt Celebrates Individuality

    We are all different, and we can be whoever we want to be. That was a life lesson that one student in Michelle Belasco’s third-grade class at Matthew Paterson Elementary took away from a recent classroom activity in honor of Black History Month. Read more about the classroom quilt activity.

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  • Matthew Paterson Second Grade Students Celebrate Twosday

    It was a day of doubles on February 2, 2022 – a date full of twos that was too much fun to miss. Grade 2 teachers and students at Matthew Paterson Elementary School celebrated the historic date with special learning activities, twinning outfits, tutus and a parade -- all centered on the number two! See more photos from the Twosday celebration.

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  • Fourth-Grade Students Search for the Gingerbread Man

    There was a holiday mystery to solve and Jacqueline Zulauf's fourth-grade students were on the case! Before the break, class mascot Zen Cat took off with the Gingerbread Man and the students made it their mission to bring him back! Read more on this adventure!

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