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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message                   


Here we are in the month of December! The school year is more than 1/3 of the way through and shortly after we return from the holiday break we will be preparing to celebrate the hundredth day of school! School will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday December 25th – January 5th.  Our first day back to school is on January 8th


This holiday season give your child and family the gift of time. Relax at a park for a day and have a picnic. Take a nature walk at a local preserve. Visit the local library. Enjoy a meal together as a family. Have a night in with the family and play a favorite board game. It can be reading a book together, playing catch, decorating cookies, or telling stories together. The most important things in life are family and friends, so this holiday season make an effort to spend quality time with both. As parents, you are extremely important to your children. This month, make it a goal to spend an evening, day or weekend with them. The holiday season is all about giving, and the quality time you spend together can be better than anything wrapped up in a bow under the tree!


As we are approaching winter break, I would like to thank students, staff, and parents for contributing to the Patwin community that we are all so proud to be part of.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers that support our students and staff.  Your contributions and support are what makes our school and community so special, and you are making a difference in the lives of our children. On behalf of the students and staff at Patwin, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all you do.

We celebrate all students, all cultures and all traditions here at Patwin, and we extend our best to all of you for a wonderful winter break and a safe and joyful holiday season.


Gay Bourguignon, Principal