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August 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians,

On behalf of the Students, Staff, and Teachers of Patwin Elementary, we welcome you to a new year. We are privileged to enjoy the support of an involved school community of families like yours. With gratitude and joy, we look forward to another year of learning, growth, and memories, in partnership with you.

Patwin is a neighborhood school, made up of 425 students who currently live in the Patwin neighborhood. But, Patwin Hawks actually come from all around the world. Students at Patwin speak 19 different languages! And, many students have transferred from another school, another city, or another state. What does this mean for our students? Our students receive a rich education with a diverse student body, with views from many cultures around the world. Plus, they learn to make new friends!

Patwin Community Events planned for the 2019-2020 school year are listed on the attached calendar. The events described there are possible only because of the volunteers who help run them. Patwin children look forward to these events with the changing seasons. Traditionally, each Patwin family chooses at least one major event to help with each year, so that the work is shared by many and no one carries too large a load. We ask that each family select a volunteer role and agree to give Patwin at least 5 hours of your volunteer time each school year. You will soon receive an email with an online sign-up form. This email will include more details about volunteer opportunities so that you may find one that’s right for your family.

For those of you who are new, we welcome you wholeheartedly to a truly special school community. To our returning families, welcome back! Go Hawks!!!


The Patwin PTA & Patwin Climate Committee on behalf of our students