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Today: 11/19/17

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Patwin Robotics end the year on a high note

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.


Patwin's 1st Community Cart

Patwin students had their first  celebration of cultures through a “community cart”.  The month of November featured Mexico   and Mexican hot chocolate and arroz con leche (rice pudding) which was shared with students and parents as they arrived at school today.   It was a perfect way to start the day  for our first rainy morning.

150 Participants at Family Math Night !

150 Participants at Family Math Night !

Character Education Assembly/Spirit Day Wed. Nov. 1st

Character Education

The November Character Education theme is Courage.  Please support our theme at home by talking to your child about what it looks like or sounds like to be courageous at their age level.


11/1 Spirit Day: Hero Day!

Your child can come to school dressed in his or her favorite Hero.

A Touch of Understanding for 4th graders

A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) provides disability awareness programs designed to educate a new generation to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. Patwin 4th graders were able to  pariticpate in this disability awareness program.  They were able to use wheelchairs and mobility canes, write in Braille, handle braces and artificial limbs, participate in a mirror-writing activity to understand the frustration of a learning disability, and listen to a CD replicating how a child with autism may hear certain noises. Our students also met with our volunteers who have disabilities, who share their insight and experiences with humor and honesty.

Pirate Day 2017


Celebrating Patwin's 25th Birthday with our school community


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


Mrs. Biewer-Elstob


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.