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Principal:
  Gay Bourguignon

Phone:
   (530) 757-5394

Office Hours:
  Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

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8/28/18

Superintendent John Bowes would like to welcome everyone in the DJUSD community to the 2018-19 school year. View his full Welcome Back Message

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Lampost Fundraisers

 

 

June 7, 2018              4:00-8:00

Today: 9/23/18

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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

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Patwin Bike Rodeo Wed. Sept. 26th 1:30

Back by popular demand...it's the Patwin Bike Rodeo! This annual event will be held after school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Patwin Hawks will learn signaling and traffic safety, maneuver an obstacle course, master a figure eight, and test themselves in the "Slow Race". Volunteers from Davis Bicycles! will be on hand to fit helmets and pump up tires. Each Patwin Hawk will need a signed permission slip to participate, they will be handed out in the classrooms or you can download it  here  (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzGN5JLDOqBSRDRRT2Y4bkstSDQ). Please drop off the signed forms in the office or bring them to the event .We need 6 more volunteers. Please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b48afaa28a13-bike. Go Hawks!

Patwin PTA

PTA Meetings 2018-2019

Sept 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4

 

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

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Patwin's Month of Kindess

Patwin's Month of Kindess

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.