Week of December 9-13

We had a great week back after break.  Students were all smiles and happy to see their friends and teachers.  We hope you had a wonderful week with family and friends.

Over the next few weeks, all of our students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade will have a chance to visit our Amazing Animals room.  This is an extension activity that is brought to us by our wonderful PTC.  Students are able to learn about a variety of animals and even get up close and personal with lizards, snakes, birds, frogs and more! Our students truly love this experience and we thank our PTC for making this happen for our kids.

This week during our Village meeting, students reviewed Habit #2: Know Before You Do. We discussed making mistakes and how that is ok! The most important part of a mistake is that we learn from it and move on! We also discussed goal setting and goals that we have for both school and home. Students created a book mark with one school goal and one home goal.  Make sure to ask your child about their home goal!

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

Diamond Creek Student News

Ms. Triplett & Mrs. Lopez' classes enjoying a Read Aloud through Skype with well-known author and principal Todd Nesloney

Upcoming Dates:
12/11 - Dine & Donate - BLAZE Pizza
12/13 - Parents Night Out 5-8 PM - Information Below
12/19 - Village Meeting
12/20 - Spirit Day - Sports Day
12/20 - Minimum Day - Students Dismissed @ 2:05 pm
12/23-11/6 - Winter Break
1/7 - Students Return 
1/8 - Site Council Meeting 3:30 PM
1/17 - Spirit Day - Super Hero Day
1/17 - Progress Reports Sent Home

Diamond Creek Toy Drive
Diamond Creek Elementary and Buljan Middle School will be joining forces with the Roseville Police Department  to hold a toy drive December 4th-18th. Please send in NEW, unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 5-16 to help out those less fortunate in Roseville this holiday season (all donations go to families in Roseville). You can also donate gift cards (ex: Big Spoon, Taco Bell, Red Robin, Chipotle) for the older kids. Thanks for your support. You are truly making a difference!

Holiday Food Baskets
Please click on the link below for information about the Roseville Holiday Food Basket Program.

Holiday Food Basket Program

TK students playing a shape game

PARKING LOT SAFETY - Please read through these important reminders as we head into rainy season!!

When dropping off and picking up students please remember these important safety reminders.  This is to ensure our students at Diamond Creek are safe.

1. Both our small and large loops are drop off loops only. These are not areas to park.  Please stay in your car and drop your child off if you are going through the loop. If you need to park and get out of your car, please park in our parking lot or on the street.

2. Stay off of cell phones while driving through our bus loops.

3. When pulling in to the loop, pull all the way up.  Stopping in the middle of our loops stops the rest of our traffic from being able to move through quickly and safely.

4.  Please use the crosswalk areas to walk onto campus.  Walking through our bus loops is not safe. We have safety patrol specifically set up to help everyone cross safely.

5. When driving, be mindful of the crosswalks around our area and to please drive slowly and watch for students and families crossing the street.

Thank you for your help with these reminders.

GATE Testing 

The 2020-2021 school year GATE identification test will be administered at the District Office for students currently in 2nd – 7th grade.  The students will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, OLSAT, that tests abstract thinking and reasoning ability.  Students must attend one of the testing dates on the OLSAT Parent Permission Form in order to complete the testing by the district.

The Parent Permission Forms are on our district website @ www.rcsdk8.org  Click on the Main Menu and then under Programs – Gifted and Talented Education.  All forms must be returned to the District Office by December 20, 2019 if you would like your student tested. There are no exceptions as materials are ordered based on the number of returned forms. Make sure you check the RCSD website for more information regarding GATE services and testing.

GATE Parent Permission Form

Parents Night Out - IT'S NOT TOO LATE!!
You deserve a night out! At Diamond Creek on December 13th, we are offering a Parents Night Out for our students and any child not in diapers. This is a fundraiser to help our teachers receive more professional development opportunities.   Click HERE for more information and to get signed up!

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a Father Figure involvement program that is offered to schools around the Nation. We are so happy to have this wonderful program at Diamond Creek.  Our WATCH D.O.G.S. are invited to spend a day with our students and staff at Diamond Creek helping in classrooms, at recess, lunch and around the building.  We will always make sure your schedule has time in your child(ren) classrooms as well as other classrooms around the building.  If you have more questions about this wonderful program, please email Mrs. Garcia.  If you are interested in volunteering to be a WATCH D.O.G. please fill out this form with your available date.

WATCH D.O.G.S. Sign Up

2019-20 Village Rally & Meeting Schedule HERE

Check out our PTC Newsletter HERE

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