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Week of March 25-29

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WEEKLY NEWS
Our Village Rally this week was incredible! We had students from our Tawalmoto Village leading the entire way through. They did an amazing job and showed true leadership.  We kicked off Habit #6: All in this Together and discussed the importance of team work vs. trying to do everything independently. 

Statewide testing season begins this week for our students in grades 3 through 5.  Students begin our Statewide CAASPP testing in ELA and Math.  Fifth grade students also take the Science Test.  This is a way for us to measure student progress so that we can continuously plan instruction that meets their needs.  Individual classroom teachers will share their schedules with you so that your students can make sure to get extra rest and big, hearty breakfasts on those days! We appreciate your support.

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Week of March 18-22

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WEEKLY NEWS
We had another great week at Diamond Creek! Our primary students were busy looking for leprechaun clues throughout the week.  They were busy hunters during their recess times, looking in the grass and bark box areas for clues left behind by the leprechaun. 

Our 3rd through 5th grade students are hard at work preparing for our upcoming statewide testing, CAASPP, which will begin at the end of March.  Each classroom has their own individual schedule which will be communicated to you by the classroom teacher. Our students have learned so much this year, this is just one time of many for them to show that growth and learning they have accomplished so that we can continue to give them meaningful instruction.

Our next Village Rally is coming up this Wednesday, March 20th. We will kick off Habit #6: All in This Together.  This will be a great habit for us to learn more about as we work hard to collaborate each day with each other, while also showing kindness and compassion.


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Week of March 11-15

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WEEKLY NEWS
We kicked off Trimester #3 this week. Hard to believe we are heading into the final few months together this school year. Our students are working so hard and have made so much progress this year along their learning journey.  Report cards are coming home today, please take time to review these with your child and celebrate the growth and progress they have made in Trimester #2. This is also a great time to set goals for Trimester #3.  Thank you for all of your support in your child's education.


We had a Village Meeting this past Wednesday, March 6th.  Students dove deeper into Habit #5: Listen and Learn. We practiced our active listening skills with the good old telephone game.  Students are working on eye contact, asking others questions when they have been asked a question, and participating in conversations with others. 


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Habits Posters 

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Habit #5
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St. Baldrick's Foundation: Rock the Bald: To …

Week of March 4-8

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WEEKLY NEWS
In honor of Read Across America Day our students were diving into good books all day today! We had green eggs and ham being served in some of our 1st grade classrooms, Read Alouds happening with special guests, a Read-a-Thon, Book Tasting and more! Students were engaged and diving into good books throughout the day today.

Our next Village Meeting is coming up this Wednesday, March 6th. We will continue talking about Habit #5: Listen & Learn  and practice our active listening skills.  Students are continuing to work hard each day to exhibit these habits at school and we hope you see the same at home too!

A reminder that Wednesday, March 6th is a minimum day for our students.  Students will be dismissed at 2:05 on Wednesday.  Report cards will be sent home on  Friday, March 8th.  Thank you for all of your support in your child's education.

Diamond Creek Student News



Habits Posters 

Habit #1
Habit #2
Habit #3
Habit #4
Habit #5
Habit #6
Habit #7


St. Baldrick's Foundation: Ro…

Week of February 25-March 1

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WEEKLY NEWS
It's hard to believe this is our last week of Trimester #2! The end of the Trimester is coming up this Friday, March 1st and report cards will be sent home on March 8th.  Our students are working hard, persevering and achieving goals.

This week some of our 2nd grade students performed their Life Cycle Play for other classes. We have a few more performances coming up this week.  In 5th grade, our students are reading, writing and constructing their human body projects. They are learning about the muscles, bones and systems of our body and making a life size model.

This week at our Village Rally we began discussing Habit #5: Listen and Learn.  Students practiced active listening and what this looks like when we are having conversations with our friends and adults.  How do we respond so people know we are listening and engaged in their conversations? We discussed asking questions back to others when they ask questions to us and responding in sentences.

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Week of February 18-22

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WEEKLY NEWS
Our final total as of this week for our Pennies for Patients Drive is $6,916.99.  Congratulations to all of our students and families for your amazing work to help the Lymphoma and Leukemia society. Thank you for all of your support helping this be a successful penny drive.

Our students had a wonderful Valentine's Day together.  Lots of kindness being shared across Diamond Creek.

Our 2nd through 5th grade students have been hard at work taking their iReady Diagnostic in Reading and Math. This diagnostic is taken four times throughout the year to measure growth.  Our students have set goals each time and have been working hard to achieve those goals.  It's fun to watch them persevere in their learning and celebrate the successes along the way of their journey.



Habits Posters 

Habit #1
Habit #2
Habit #3
Habit #4
Habit #5
Habit #6
Habit #7


Upcoming Dates:
2/4 - 3/1 - iReady Window #3 for 2nd through 5th grade students
2/18 - No School 
2/20 - Village Rally
2/21 - PTC Meeting @ 7:0…

Week of February 11-15

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WEEKLY NEWS
As of last Monday our Pennies for Patients total was over $5,000 after two weeks! We are over half way there! Our final results will be in early next week. Stay tuned!! Thank you for all of your support helping this be a successful penny drive. We are eager to help the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.

Our Villages met on Wednesday and reviewed Habit #4: Be Mindful of Others.  We brainstormed ways we show kindness towards others in all different locations of our lives; home, classroom, cafeteria, playground, sports, clubs and more.  We are working on communicating in a positive way through our body language and tone of voice.




Habits Posters 

Habit #1
Habit #2
Habit #3
Habit #4
Habit #5
Habit #6
Habit #7


Upcoming Dates:
2/4 - 3/1 - iReady Window #3 for 2nd through 5th grade students
2/11 - No School
2/13 - Site Council Meeting 3:30 - Diamond Creek Library
2/13 - Lucille's Dine & Donate
2/15 - Patriotic Spirit Day
2/18 - No School 
2/21 - PTC Meeting @ 7:00 PM in the DC Library - Pizza…