Welcome from Principal Helen Spangler

Weekly Communication from Principal Spangler December 3-8

The Patwin Community Cart is back! Wednesday, Dec. 6th from 8:00-8:30, at the MPR Four Patwin families of Indian descent will prepare food for the Patwin community. Please stop by and try some wonderful Indian food! 

For more information about the community cart, contact Noriko Hollar: [email protected]

Walker Creek Science Camp a Big Success! I want to thank our 6th grade teachers Kris Weir and Dominick DeNardo for their dedication and hard work to give our students an enriching and unforgettable experience at Walker Creek! They gave students new opportunities to shine in outdoor educational activities and return with renewed energy and excitement for learning. Bravo!

Cooperation and Pajama Day Wednesday!

Melinda Coates will lead our 4th Character Education Assembly and Spirit Day on December 6th. Students will focus on being Cooperative for the month of December. Our spirit day is: Pajama Day! 

Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS): Patwin teachers and staff have set the first school wide goal! For the month of December, students can earn purple tickets for Showing Respect, Solving Problems, and Making Good Decisions. When they receive a ticket, they will contribute it to our ticket collection bin. Students have a collective goal to reach the first line in the clear bin. On December 22nd we will have a schoolwide celebration at dismissal time. Cookies and Coco will be offered in the quad. Choices to fit all dietary needs will be available.   

Ongoing Staff Development: Last week, Teachers and Administrators participated in our 4th Universal Design for Learning (UDL) session! I am impressed with the knowledge and experience our staff brings to their classrooms everyday.  I see the many ways our teachers offer choices and access points for all. Students are excited to learn and be a part of these dynamic classrooms. 

First Edition of our Special Education Community Newsletter Published! Check out our first edition of the Special Education Community Newsletter .  This newsletter was sent to all parents/guardians of students with IEPs.  Please join us at Focus Groups or SACSE if you have suggestions or feedback for future publications.  You can also send feedback to [email protected].

Public Outreach for Revised Site Layout for ECE Requisite Facilities at Patwin Elementary School. 

On October 4, 2023, DJUSD presented a placement proposal for Early Childhood Education (ECE) requisite facilities at Patwin Elementary. Public feedback was instrumental in revising our original location proposal and we are inviting you to join us for another public outreach opportunity to discuss the revised site plans for ECE facility construction at your neighborhood school. 

Please join the DJUSD Bond Team on Tuesday, December 5, for two meeting opportunities to hear about the revisions and to share your feedback  about this project. Families, staff, neighbors and friends are all invited.

Public Meeting Invitation


When: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023

Start Times: First Meeting @ 3:30 p.m.

Second Meeting @ 5:30 p.m..

Where: Patwin Elementary Library, 2222 Shasta Dr., Davis, CA 95618

Public comment, questions or concerns about this project are welcomed and encouraged. We will be reviewing feedback emailed to [email protected] until the end of the public comment period on Friday, December 22, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.

Save the date: January 10, 7 PM - Davis Parent University (DPU) Presents Dr. Devorah Heitner

Looking for tech advice that’s realistic, actionable and nonjudgmental? Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 7 PM for DPU’s next lecture at Brunelle Theater with media and technology expert, Devorah Heitner, PhD. Dr. Heitner, the acclaimed author of the newly released Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World, will discuss how to mentor and not just monitor young people as they grow up on social media, how to recognize how social media affects mood and mental health, and how to find balance between plugged and unplugged activities. FREE tickets are available starting November 27 at davisparentuniversity.com.