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November 26-30

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WEEKLY NEWS

We had a short and exciting week at Diamond Creek.  You should have received a message from Superintendent Garcia stating due to the poor air quality conditions, all RCSD schools and offices are closed tomorrow, November 16th.  We are not in school November 19-23 due to Thanksgiving break.  We will see students back on Monday, November 26th.

This week we had a great all school rally with our Villages.  Our focus this next month will be on Habit #2: Know Before You Do It.   When we teach this habit to our students, we will discuss ways to set goals and have a plan of how those goals will be accomplished.  Our Village meeting on November 28th will get more into this habit as well.

We also wanted to share with you that our money raised through our candy drive was donated to those impacted by the fires in California.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends. We are thankful for all of you and your amazing children that we have the opportunity to work with ea…

November 12-16

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Thank you to all of our families who took time to meet with teachers this week to discuss your child's progress this year. We truly appreciate your time as we continue on this learning journey together.  Conferences are such a great time for our teachers to communicate where your child is on their learning journey, share strengths, goal areas and next steps.  We thank you for your time and support.

We also appreciate all of your help collecting Halloween candy and we hope it helped you out at home as well!! Diamond Creek was the top candy collector so instead of receiving $1 per pound to be donated to Make a Wish, we will be able to donate $2 per pound.  THANK YOU!!

On Wednesday, November 14th we will have our next Village Rally as a whole school! Your child is encouraged to wear their Village T-shirt or color.  We will begin work on Habit #2: Know Before You Do It which includes having a plan, setting goals and placing importance on our work inside and outside of scho…

November 5-9

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We hope you are enjoying the four day weekend with your families! Our teachers have been hard at work learning the last few days.  A reminder that this week is our week of parent/teacher conferences. Our teachers are excited to meet with you and share what your child has been hard at work on this semester and the progress they have had in various areas.   Students are dismissed early this week, Monday through Friday. Please refer to the schedule listed below.

CONFERENCE WEEK SCHEDULE (November 5-9)

Grades 1-3Nov. 5-9   Conference WeekGrades 4-5  8:55           Instruction begins                  8:55           Instruction begins 10:15-10:24Recess (Grade 1) 10:30-10:39Recess (Grades 2-3)          10:30-10:39  Recess            11:30-12:00  Lunch (Grades 1)             12:00-12:30 Lunch   (Grade 4,5) 11:45-12:15 Lunch     (Grades 2- 3)        12:40           Dismissal                  12:40           Dismissal�����������������������������������������������������…

October 29-November 2

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It was another great week together of learning at Diamond Creek! Our students are working hard to finish the Trimester strong! It's amazing to observe the growth as I am walking through classrooms and watching our writers, readers and math wizards take strides forward.  This Wednesday will mark the end of Trimester #1.  Our parent/teacher conference week is the following week, November 5th through 9th.  Teachers have been in communication with you regarding conferences in order to get those scheduled.  Students will be dismissed early this week.  Please look below for the conference week dismissal schedule.

I'm sure you feel the excitement at home as we do as well at school with the anticipation of Halloween.  Just a friendly reminder that we do not allow students to wear costumes to school on Halloween.   Our classrooms will enjoy some time together celebrating fall, but we ask that costumes be saved for the evening time at home.  Thank you for your help with this…

October 22-26

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Thank you to all of our volunteers and committee members who helped our Fall Festival be a HUGE success for our families last week.  Our students had a blast and we hope you did too! This is our largest community event of the school year! Thank you for all of your help and planning.

We kicked off Breakfast & Books this week with our 2nd and 3rd grade students. This is a morning book club that is offered to our students to come enjoy some breakfast and discussion around a good book! This time our book club is reading The Tiger Rising.  We will have a 4th and 5th grade Breakfast & Book Club coming soon! Stay tuned!!

On Wednesday, we had a Village Meeting. During our Meeting time we discussed Habit #1: I'm in Charge of Me. During this time all of our Villages discussed ways we can be in charge of our own behaviors and what this looks like in our cafeteria, playground, classrooms, bathrooms, library and outside of school! Make sure to ask your child about what it m…

October 15-19

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It's been an exciting week at Diamond Creek leading up to our Fall Festival on Friday.  Our classrooms have some amazing pumpkins to share and our students have been pumped about visiting the Book Fair to find new books to read. 

Our 3rd grade students visited the Maidu Museum this week and came back excited to share about their learning and adventures. 

Our 2nd through 5th grade students will be taking the iReady diagnostic for the 2nd time this year anytime from now through October 31st. This is a diagnostic assessment that allows us to measure progress in ELA and Math for each student and plan intervention and instruction which is appropriate to each student's individual needs. 

On Wednesday, we will have our next Village meeting.  Our meeting focus will also be on Habit #1: I'm in Charge of Me which we kicked off at our rally a few weeks ago.  Students have been working hard to remember our Essential: Be Responsible for Your Trash.  We hope you are noticing…

October 8-12

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We had our first Village Rally this week! Students had the opportunity to come together as an entire school and represent their Village.  All of our Villages did their Village chant and came together for our Diamond Creek Chant. This month our focus in our Villages and focus as a building is Habit #1: I'm in Charge of Me.  Linked below is a poster of our Habits #1 -#3 that you are welcome to print and use in your homes as well! Along with our Habit #1 we are focusing on one of our Diamond Creek Essentials which is "Be Responsible for your Trash" . We talked about cleaning up after ourselves, picking up garbage and working together to help California stay clean.

Habit #1 - I'm in Charge of Me (AND Habits #2 & #3)

Our Book Fair will be open for our students all week and at a our Fall Festival this Friday, October 12th!! SAVE THE DATE as our Fall Festival is quickly approaching THIS FRIDAY!! This is one of our most exciting events of the year!!

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