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Principal:
  Gay Bourguignon

Phone:
   (530) 757-5394

Office Hours:
  Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

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Patwin Robotics end the year on a high note

Today: 7/20/17

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Writing Buddies Article in Davis Enterprise Nov. 18th 2016

Mobile Dairy Classroom Article in Davis Enterprise December 2nd 2016

Counselor’s Corner, Melinda Coates

 

It was so great to see all the wonderful acts of kindness this month done by all of our Patwin Hawks! Here’s a little more about why it’s so important to teach kindness to our students.

 

6 Reasons Why Teaching Kindness is Important

 

1. Happy Children

There is a natural good feeling that results when we do an act of kindness. These good feelings are proven to be contagious, encouraging even more kind behavior (also known as altruism).

 

2. Greater Sense of Belonging and Improved Self-Esteem

Studies show that people experience a "helper's high" when they do a kind act. This rush of endorphins creates a lasting sense of pride, well-being, and an enriched sense of belonging.

 

3. Increased Peer Acceptance

Research on prosocial behavior among adolescents determined that being kind increases our ability to form meaningful connections with other people and greater peer acceptance was achieved through acts of kindness. 

 

4. Improved Health and Less Stress

There are a number of physical and mental health benefits that can be achieved by being kind. Altruistic actions trigger a release of the hormone oxytocin, which can significantly increase a person's level of happiness and reduce stress levels.

 

5. Better Concentration and Improved Results

Kindness is a key ingredient that enhances positivity and helps children feel good about themselves as it increases serotonin levels. This important chemical affects learning, memory, mood, sleep, health, and digestion. Children with a positive outlook have greater attention spans, more willingness to learn, and better creative thinking to improve results at school.

 

6. Less Bullying

When students are taught how to change their thoughts and actions by learning about kindness and compassion, it fosters the positive behavior that's expected and naturally rewarded with friendship. Promoting kindness and empathy is key in reducing bullying to create warm and inclusive school environments.

 

Adapted from Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying by Lisa Currie

Spelling Bee Results

Patwin’s Spelling Bee Results

There were 26 Patwin Hawks in grades 3 to 6 participated in our Spelling Bee in December. They all worked very hard. Congratulations to all!

  • Sixth grader Elliot DeJong is the winner and fourth grader Kailani Compton came in second place.
  • Elliot passed the written exam in January and is moving onto the oral competition in Sacramento on March 1 where students from throughout the region will compete to go to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Harbor Maryland. 

We are rooting for you Elliot as move on to the competition in Sacramento!  Congratulations to all of the Patwin Hawks who participated in this very fun event.

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SAVE the DATE !! Paperless Parade and Teacher Assignments Friday August 18th

The paperless parade is where parents come to school to to get their students class placements.  You have to complete online enrollment first before you get your child's placement.  Information will be coming to inform you when and how to do that.  

 

Teacher Assignments Friday August 18th 3:00-5:00 MPR

Class Placements for Next Year

Next year’s student placements are made by classroom teachers. They know your children best and can make the best placement for them. They use academic achievement outcomes, social and emotional information to organize healthy well balanced classrooms.  Please communicate directly with your current teacher regarding any information that would be important for them to consider for next year’s placement.

Pioneer Days ~ 3rd grade




 

Bike to School Day Results are in - Patwin Wins the Trophy Back!!

Patwin Hawks – 61% of Patwin Hawks rode their bikes to school on Wednesday May 10th. Congratulations!  Go Hawks!!!

Kinder Olympics: teaching children cooperation, good sportsmanship, and perseverance.

Our Kinder Olympics had 53 parent volunteers this year with our TK class and both kindergarten classes participating.  It was a fun day!

Teacher Appreciation at Patwin

Kate Bowen

Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Davis - Mother Daughter Tandem Teaching Team

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Mrs. Biewer-Elstob

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Character Education Assembly/Spirit Day May 3rd

Character Education Theme for May

The April Character Education theme is Perseverance.  Perseverance is defined as the ability and self control that pushes you to work through challenges. Having perseverance means that when you are facing a challenge, you use your mind and your body to overcome it. Perseverance means you are able to wait and work through difficulties, whether they have to do with your mind, your body, or your emotions. Please support our theme at home by talking to your child about what it looks like to have Perseverance.

 

Spirit Day - May 3rd Celebrate Henry!  This is a day to celebrate our mascot "Henry the Hawk"  Students dressed up like Henry which was fun to see all of their creative ideas.

 

 

 

Great Kindness Challenge Month ~ Patwin Hawks ~


 

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School Board “We All Belong” Resolution - Implementation Begins

 

This month, the Davis School Board approved a resolution providing a clear and transparent statement that DJUSD shall be a place where all students, employees and families feel welcome and safe regardless of their immigration status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression. Specifically, the resolution addresses procedures for responding to federal immigration enforcement action as well as policy changes around data collection on student enrollment. For more information visit www.djusd.net/Belong or click on We All Belong Resolution. The resolution marked an important, first step to begin the process of examining current policies and procedures, educating school employees, and working closely with community partners to ensure that all students and families, including those that are undocumented or marginalized, are able to receive education in a safe and supportive environment.


                                            

Spirit Day: Crazy Hair and Hat Day - February


 

Mrs. Burau and her twin sister Teri both teach 3rd grade!


Mrs. Burau and her identical twin sister Teri are both 3rd grade teachers.  Teri teaches at Twin Rivers Unified and since they were not in school today, she decided to spend the day with her sister at Patwin.  We are lucky to have them both here today.

Robotics Club is up and running!



 

Mix It Up Lunch Day

Mix It Up Lunch Day

Patwin teachers inspired by Jo Boaler at UCD, learning about a growth mindset in mathematics

Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset

Rainbow Day 2016

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On Friday we unveiled our new Kelso's Choices Mural with Heidi Bekebrede.  This mural was created last spring by students and the artist.  Kelso's Choices is a social skills program we use to help students solve problems and make good decisions.  The mural has all 9 choices and it is installed on the wall facing the playground so students at recess or lunch can use it to support them making good decisions.

Kelso's Choices Mural Unveiled 8/26/16

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On Friday we unveiled our new Kelso's Choices Mural with Heidi Bekebrede.  This mural was created last spring by students and the artist.  Kelso's Choices is a social skills program we use to help students solve problems and make good decisions.  The mural has all 9 choices and it is installed on the wall facing the playground so students at recess or lunch can use it to support them making good decisions.