Wednesday, May 6, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Patwin Annual Walkathon and Silent Auction this Saturday

By
From page A4 | April 24, 2013 |

Patwin Elementary School is getting ready to “Walk Patwin Style!” at its eighth annual Walkathon and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 27. The Walkathon is the school’s primary fundraiser and organizers hope to collect more than $20,000 this year.

“It’s a great opportunity for staff, teachers, students and their families to come together to support our school,” said Grace DeMasi, event chairwoman. “Every year it just gets bigger and better. This year we have worked extra hard to have entertainment for all ages, in hopes of getting a greater turn out. As it looks now, we should have more attendees than years past.”

The Walkathon, this year themed, “Walk Patwin Style,” will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Patwin, 2222 Shasta Drive. Walkers will loop a quarter-mile course that takes them from campus to the Arroyo Pool area and back. Principal Nikki Smith and the Patwin staff will be on hand to cheer on the students as they do their walkathon laps. On campus there will be a variety of entertainment. The Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh and Baciarini’s Martial Arts Demonstration Team are scheduled to perform. There will also be free face painting along with the Patwin student’s favorite, a cake walk. And back by popular demand from last year a dunk tank.

Patwin students look forward to this event all year. Fifth-grade student Anla Bolkan said: “I love the walkathon but my favorite part is the cake walk. It is so fun to see all the great cakes that people make.”

Sixth-grader Grace Hickerson agrees, but added: “I am most excited about the dunk tank. I plan to dunk some of my favorite teachers.”

Event chairwoman DeMasi said: “It makes it that much better to be able to earn much-needed funds for our school while everyone is having a great time.”

The Patwin students are not the only ones who have a great time at the event. The entire Patwin community comes out to celebrate.

While the kids are enjoying the fun-filled activities, the parents can browse through and bid on the amazing items at the Silent Auction. The auction will be open for bidding from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, and on Saturday, Walkathon day, from 10 a.m. to noon.

All Walkathon and Silent Auction proceeds will be routed through the school’s PTA to directly support Patwin students. There are so many crucial services that wouldn’t happen without these funds such as providing counseling support, parent education and supplementing the small budget our teachers have to work with. The Walkathon donations help provide the funding needed for the PTA to help support our students, staff and parents. This year, one of Patwin PTA’s goals is to focus on technology and updating the equipment our student’s use, especially in the outdated computer lab.

“Every little amount helps,” Jennifer Chapman, co-PTA president said. “I like the fact that our Walkathon represents our school philosophy, this day is about inclusiveness. Patwin has a strong sense of community and this fun day is open to everyone, it truly is more than just a fundraiser.”

While the event is primarily for the students and their families, DeMasi said anyone can come walk, enjoy the festivities, and hang out with the Patwin crowd.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

County supervisors receive positive report on Laura’s Law

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

 
Fix it yourself, with a little help, at Bike Forth

By Bob Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
New chemistry building in the works at UCD

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1

Bob Dunning: Squeezed by the math on conservation

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

 
Big Day of Giving surpasses $5 million goal

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Kids get a peek at the great outdoors

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

BeerFest expands to include cider

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Heidrick Ag History Center rebranded as California Agriculture Museum

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

May 11 talk focuses on clean water

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
‘From Age-ing to Sage-ing’ guides library group

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Crossing lines, on ‘Davisville’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
’12 Angry Men’ will screen Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Pet Food Express organizes Save a Kitten fundraiser

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Round up at the registers for Davis schools

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6Comments are off for this post

 
Retirees to hear about Woodland’s shade tree campaign

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

Origami lovers will meet at library

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

 
Breast cancer treatment update offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

Earth-centered author comes to Avid Reader

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

 
MIND Institute lecture will focus on prenatal exposure to insecticide

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Pence Gallery: We’re overflowing with gratitude

By Natalie Nelson | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Health care documentary will screen at meeting

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Who is Ralph Hexter? Chancellor’s No. 2 fills us in

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
.

Forum

Injection wells endanger our aquifers

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

 
New book flows with good news about water

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4 | Gallery

Living with this for 30 years

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
.

Sports

Aggies go flat in 7-1 Sacramento State win at Raley

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devils crush Edison to earn McClatchy rematch

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Blue Devils grind out a victory over Oak Ridge

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Davis boys dominate first playoff match

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Alliance/Legacy roundup: Local squads fare well over the weekend

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
AYSO roundup: Davis teams capture Fog Classic crowns

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Pro baseball roundup: Giants blank Pads, win fifth straight

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

 
.

Features

.

Arts

Sac Ballet presents Modern Masters on May 8-9

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7

 
High school artists exhibited at Pence Gallery

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
See Christian Quintin’s paintings at Hattie Weber Museum

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble returns

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Davis Youth Flute Choir tunes up for China tour

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

.

Business

.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B5