Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school may be eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (preschool through 12th grade) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed.
Starting next week, Pattonville's free breakfast and lunch curbside pickup for students will change to a weekly distribution at two locations. Beginning May 20, meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday until further notice at Pattonville High School and the Pattonville Learning Center. Each distribution will include five breakfasts and five lunches for students. Meals distributed at the high school will include one hot meal. No meals will be distributed in the district on May 18 and 19.
Dan Derby, fifth grade teacher at Bridgeway Elementary School, has been selected as Pattonville's Teacher of the Year, and Andrea Baldwin, paraprofessional at the Pattonville Early Childhood Center, has been selected as this year’s Support Staff Employee of the Year.
A total of 13 Buddy Benches made from recycled plastic are on the playgrounds and campuses of all the Pattonville schools. The Bridgeton Kiwanis Club began collecting plastic bottle caps and lids to convert into Buddy Benches which is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendships on the playground. Each elementary school received one or two benches and the Pattonville Early Childhood Center, middle schools and Pattonville High School each received one bench.