Superintendent's Message

Monica Burnett
Superintendent, Principal


Paterson Families:

Every year when back to school sales begin, (in July!) I start to get excited about school. I love the newness each fall brings. I love that that is an oxymoron… newness of fall… shouldn’t it be newness of spring? Anyway, let’s just say the newness of starting a fresh school year.  There is so much hope and optimism entering the building. I can hardly wait.

As a child, I loved it when my mom and I would get my uniforms together for the school year. I treasured getting new shoes and keeping them set aside for that all important first day of school. As a mom, taking my kids back-to-school shopping for their pens and pencils and all the supplies they needed was always a treat. There was so much hope and optimism, it was always exciting.

As the superintendent and principal of Paterson School this year, I can assure you that my hope and optimism are at an-all-time-record high. I can hardly wait for staff to return and get their rooms ready. I can hardly wait for families to start stopping in to get uniforms, and I can hardly wait until I get the chance to greet students on the first school day, Monday, August 26!

  • Mark your calendar for the first school day, Monday, August 26!
  • Mark your calendar for Open House, Thursday, August 29 from 5:30 – 7:00. A light supper will be provided.

Happy back-to-school season! Enjoy every minute of your summer and know that we can hardly wait to start school again!



Monica Burnett


Paterson School District #50

Paterson, WA



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