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Principal:
  Gay Bourguignon

Phone:
   (530) 757-5394

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4/17/18


 

6th Annual Parent Engagement Night 

Wednesday, April 25 at Emerson Junior High, 6:00-8:00pm

 

Parents, community members, district teachers, staff and principals are invited for an evening of presentations and keynote speakers, including Mayor Rob Davis. Together we will learn about wellness and health coping skills for students, social media and internet safety, how to promote inclusion through school climate committees, and how our newly ratified Graduate Profile will drive innovation in DJUSD classrooms. Join us for a very full evening of collective learning. This is a no cost event, child care and Spanish translation services are provided. More information and registration can be found on the Parent Engagement Website.

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3/23/18

Announcing the Safety Task Force

Davis Joint Unified recognizes that the issue of student safety is not something we face alone, nor something we can fully address in isolation. To strengthen our safety net, we need our community’s support to identify risks and find ways to implement improvements in a timely manner.

 

The Davis Joint Unified School District cordially invites you to participate in a Safety Task Force. The Safety Task Force is designed to provide the Davis Joint Unified District with community input on a spectrum of safety-related considerations, challenges and solutions. The Safety Task Force process will also serve to direct feedback to a variety of school safety-related plans, including our Facilities Master Plan, scheduled to be finalized in May for Board of Education consideration.

 

All Safety Task Force meetings will take place in April 2018, and please see the schedule here. The Task Force meetings are open to the public and will include Spanish language interpretation.

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Lampost Fundraisers

 

 

June 7, 2018              4:00-8:00

Today: 4/25/18

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Writing Buddies Article in Davis Enterprise Nov. 18th 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

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Integrity is our character theme for April

Character Education Theme for April

The April Character Education theme is Integrity.  Integrity is defined as being strong enough to do what you know is right. Integrity is also knowing the difference between right and wrong and choosing to do the right thing, even when it is difficult.  Please support our theme at home by talking to your child about what it looks like to have integrity.

Character Education Assembly/Spirit Day Wed. May 2nd

Character Education Theme for May 2nd

The May Character Education theme is PerseverancePlease support our theme at home by challenging your child this month to find ways to be persevere in all of the things they enjoy and the ones that are challenging for them. 

 

5/2/18 Spirit Day: Celebrate Henry Day

On Wednesday May 2nd   it is Spirit Day and the theme this month is Celebrate Henry Day.  This is a day when we celebrate all things that are Henry the Hawk our beloved mascot. Have your child show their Patwin Hawk spirit and come to school dressed up as Henry!

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Patwin's Month of Kindess

Patwin's Month of Kindess

Thank you to Patrick Carlock for creating a sensory garden for Patwin!

 


 

UCD football coach and player teach Patwin hawks about good sportsmanship

UCD football coach and player teach Patwin hawks about good sportsmanship

150 Participants at Family Math Night !

150 Participants at Family Math Night !

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.

Celebrating Patwin's 25th Birthday with our school community



 

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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.