Week of November 6-10

Updates from our week at Diamond Creek 
It was a short week for our students, but our teachers were busy learning with their peers! On Monday, we spent the day as a district learning together. Staff were given choices on sessions they would like to attend based on their desire to learn a variety of ways to engage students in learning.  Our staff came back with some great new ideas to share and ways to strengthen instruction in our classrooms.  On Tuesday, we spent the day together at Diamond Creek.   We as a staff at Diamond Creek are moving ahead with learning about the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Adults and Children.  We have renamed these habits to make them our own Diamond Creek way.  We are going to focus on the first 3 habits this school year and then will continue on with the remaining four next school year.  Hopefully you will begin to hear your students using some of our habits language!  Here are the Habits we worked on as a staff together on Tuesday.   We encourage you to use some of this language with your students at home.  As a staff we discussed the importance of these habits in our lives as adults and children.

Habit #1: I'm in Charge of Me 
*I choose my actions & attitudes
*I do the right thing without being asked
*I do not blame others for my wrong actions

Habit #2: Know Before You Do It
*I have a plan
* I plan ahead and set goals
*I am an important part of my class
* My work is important

Habit #3: Make Priorities Matter
*I work first --then play
* I spent my time on the most important things
*I say no to things I know I should not do
*I make a plan and follow it

Student News

Our staff learning together on Tuesday

Upcoming Dates:
11/8 -  Site Council Meeting - 3:30 Diamond Creek Library
11/9 - 80's School Spirit Day
11/10 - No School - Veterans Day
11/13-11/17 - Minimum Days - Parent/Teacher Conferences - See Schedule BELOW
11/20-11/24 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
11/29 - Chipotle Dine & Donate

Conferences - November 13-17
Our conference week is quickly approaching.  Please see the schedule below as all days are minimum days. Students in Grades 1-5 are dismissed at 12:40.

All Kindergarten students attend 8:20-11:56
Kindergarten Lunch: 11:15-11:45

Grades 1-3                                                     Grades 4-5
 8:55               Instruction begins                  8:55                Instruction begins
10:15-10:24    Recess (Grades K-1)
10:30-10:39    Recess (Grades 2-3)                10:30-10:39    Recess (Grades 4-5)
11:30-12:00     Lunch    (Grades 1)
11:45-12:15    Lunch (Grades 2-3)                  12:00-12:30     Lunch   (Grade 4-5)

 12:40               Dismissal                   

Our second iReady Diagnostic window opened on Thursday (10/26) of this week for all of our students in Grades 2-5.  Students will be taking this diagnostic at times scheduled by their teacher.  Students take the diagnostic in both Reading and Math.  We use iReady data to determine intervention needs and to track student progress. 

Congratulations to our Diamond Creek Community! The totals are in and we raised over $29,000 from our Walk-a-Thon this year! Thank you to all of our families for helping us work together to meet our fundraising goal.  The money from our WAT will be used to purchase technology in our classrooms. THANK YOU!!

Lost & Found
It's that time of year again! Our Lost & Found is beginning to fill up! We lay out all items during lunch time and try to show each group of students. Please ask your child to continue checking our lost and found for any items you may be missing and writing your child's name in jackets and sweatshirts is very helpful! We will be donating any left items before the week of Thanksgiving break. Anything not claimed by the end of the day on Friday, November 17th will be donated.

Lost & Found Items

We had more WATCH D.O.G.S. this week and it was AWESOME!! Thank you to all of our Dads that have signed up for day(s) so far this year! Your positive reinforcement truly makes a difference!

Please click on the link below to sign up for a WATCH D.O.G.S. day if you are interested! Mrs. Garcia will send out another form in November for the remainder of the year. If there is a day after January that you are interested in signing up, just email Mrs. Garcia to sign up.  Stay tuned for our 2nd WATCH D.O.G.S. event that will happen in January - Donuts with Dads! Thank you for all of your support starting this program at Diamond Creek. We are excited to have so many positive male role models at Diamond Creek helping with our students.

WATCH D.O.G.S. slides

WATCH D.O.G.S. Sign up Form

Remind APP
If you would like to receive reminders to your phone, we will be sending reminders through our Remind APP.  Send a text to: 81010 and in the message put: @diamondcr

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see daily happenings at Diamond Creek! @rcsdDC


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