Week of December 4-8

Updates from our week at Diamond Creek 
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break last week and enjoyed time with family and friends. I was excited on Monday to greet our students and welcome them back this week!  We had some exciting learning happening all around Diamond Creek this week. I am always amazed when walking through classrooms to see the progress our students have made since the beginning of the school year.  They are working hard each day!

This week our 4th & 5th grade students were organized into villages at our kick off assembly. The kids seemed to love the assembly and kick-off assembly!  The 8 villages are organized by colors and students will be picking village names and creating banners to represent their village.  Each village is comprised of a teacher along with 4th and 5th grade students.  Villages will be meeting every 3-4 weeks to discuss effective habit skills.  This month the focus will be on how to show appreciation and gratitude.   Our village will be a great way for students to build strong relationships across grade levels, mentor each other and get to know other teachers on campus.  We look forward to the team building that comes with our villages.

We had three WATCH D.O.G.S. this week which was also a highlight from our week! Thank you to all of our Dads who have helped us each day! It's amazing to see our students connecting with father figures, playing with them at recess and receiving support in our classrooms. Our Dads are such a great presence on our campus. Thank you!

Our 4th and 5th grade students also began Breakfast & Books this week with the book Wonder.  We are having fun reading this together as a book club.  Our 2nd and 3rd grade students finished their book club with, The Year of Billy Miller, right before break.  We are enjoying our time reading, discussing and eating breakfast together.

Student News  (No new News this week)


Our 4th & 5th Grade students team building in their villages


The Trailblazer in Me - Habits we are teaching at Diamond Creek

Habits Documents (Habit 1-3)

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

Upcoming Dates:
12/4 - Skate Night
12/4-12/15 - TOY DRIVE!! We would love your help collecting toys for our families in Roseville 
12/7 - PTC General Meeting 7:00 PM
12/8 - PJs Day
12/20 - Dine & Donate - The Habit
12/22 - Minimum Day
12/25-1/8 - Winter Break

Breakfast & Books - 4th & 5th Grade


Safety Patrol Volunteers Needed
Our wonderful 4th and 5th grade students help us with our afternoon safety patrol.  We are in need of parent volunteers to stand on the corner near our big bus loop to help supervise our students working in the crosswalk area.  Even if you don't have a 4th or 5th grade student, we could use your help! Please email Mr. Baker (dbaker@rcsdk8.org) or Mrs. Sessano (ssessano@rcsdk8.org) if you are able to help! The time is usually about 3:05-3:30.  Thank you!

BYOD
Our 3rd through 5th grade students are part of our BYOD classrooms at Diamond Creek.  If you are looking for a great holiday gift for your child, please click on the links below to learn about pricing available to our parents in Roseville City Schools. 

BYOD Parent Purchasing Program

WATCH D.O.G.S.
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.  A reminder that all WATCH D.O.G.S need to have fingerprinting and TB testing cleared through the district.  New DATES were added to this form which continue into January and February. 

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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