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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message    

Dear Patwin Families,


Spring has sprung at Patwin!  As you can see on the calendar of events we are jam packed with things going on at school. 

 April and May is also a time that our 3rd -6th graders will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  Our testing window will start the week of 4/23 until 5/18 with make-up testing through 5/25 as needed.  Our 3rd and 5th graders will be testing the first two weeks and 4th -6th graders the last 2 weeks.  Each spring, most students in California participate in the statewide testing program.  The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career. In grades three through eight and grade eleven, most students take the Smarter Balanced online tests for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. However, students who have a significant cognitive disability (as designated in their individualized education program) are eligible to take the California Alternate Assessments (CAA). In grades five, eight, and ten, students are also tested in science.


Your teachers will be letting you know more about this and when their class is testing.  It is important for you to make sure your child has a good night’s sleep and breakfast in the morning before testing.  They will be getting practice tests before to have a chance to become familiar with the testing format.


Thank you to everyone who helped out at our Patwin Auction!  It was very well attended and a lot of fun.  We raised more money this year than in the previous two years.  We appreciate all of the parent support to make this such a successful event.

Finally, our Lost and Found has got more coats, sweatshirts and sweaters than I’ve ever seen.  Please come and look for your child’s belongings before we pack it all up to donate.  We will be packing it all up after Open House on April 11th.


Sincerely,  Gay Bourguignon, Principal