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  Gay Bourguignon

   (530) 757-5394

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Dear DJUSD Families,


On this Veterans Day as we honor the many men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Military, we also recognize the heroic efforts of countless firefighters as well as the tireless efforts of many dedicated citizens in our community who are working to support the victims of the wildfires raging in our region as well as in the southern part of our state. Many in our school community have friends and loved ones who have been affected by the devastation.  DJUSD is partnering with the Davis Police Department to support relief efforts; the DJUSD District Office at 526 B Street will be a drop off point for supplies and donations for fire victims this week.


Air Quality in Davis

The fires also sending smoke and ash causing very poor air quality in and around our community.  While school will continue as scheduled, school administrators and staff will be monitoring the local Air Quality Index (AQI) regularly to determine safe levels of student activity each day.  In general, the next two days are predicted to be unhealthy for all groups, and so we anticipate the following protocols for schools:

  • All outside activity will be cancelled or moved indoors until air quality improves

  • After school athletic practices and games at our junior high schools and Davis Senior High will be rescheduled or moved inside

  • During the school day, classroom doors will remain closed to ensure safe air quality


Reminders for Parents

Thank you for your patience as we navigate the air quality and make decisions to keep student health our priority.  We also recognize that many students may choose not to commute to school by bike or on foot, so there may be more vehicle traffic at drop off or pick up.  Please plan your schedule accordingly.


Finally, if your student has allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions that are aggravated by the poor air quality, please be sure to contact your school office so our staff can help to monitor student health and well-being.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school office.



John A. Bowes, Ed.D. | Superintendent

Davis Joint Unified School District

526 B Street | Davis, CA 95616

jbowes@djusd.net  | djusd.net

530-757-5300 x 142



On behalf of our Board of Education and all of our students and staff, we thank Davis voters for your continued support of our schools and the passage of the Measure M school facilities bond, which will provide approximately $150 million to upgrade schools for safety and 21st century learning. Watch for more information about the Measure M Program and how we plan to update and improve our schools.


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Today: 11/13/18
8:30 AM Parent Conference Week - 1:30 Dismissal
7:00 PM PTA Meeting

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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


Please welcome Xiong Vang as our new custodian

Mr. Vang will be training with Feliks over the next few weeks.  Please give him a warm welcome!




Patwin PTA

PTA Meetings 2018-2019

Sept 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 13*, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4

* November meeting was changed due to the Election on Nov. 6th


Meetings are held in the Patwin Library from 7:00 to 7:30 pm

All are welcome to attend.


PTA Website:  http://patwinpta.org/



PTA Board

Pres- Ashley Teodorson-Taggart &Jenny Niles

VP- Membership & Engagement- Svenja Kadege

Treasurer- Erika Luke

Communications- Noelle Van Hest

Secretary/Parliamentarian- Amy Howering

Auditor-Tabatha Yang

Purple Power Fridays at Patwin


Safety Week at Patwin ~ Davis Police teaching k-2nd graders about 911


Patwin Hawks are learning about Fire Safety with the Davis Fire Fighters


Disability Awareness~ A Touch of Understanding comes to Patwin


Our Writing Buddies are back! Volunteers helping 3rd graders write beautiful stories!


Mrs. Tealdi's 1st Grade Class Donating to STEAC


Patwin Hawks show Spirit~ Pirate Day


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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.