Week of January 11-15

Hello Trailblazer Families, 

We hope you had a relaxing break with your families and new memories were made together!  Students jumped right back into learning this week on site and in our Champions Academy. It was great to see their smiles under those masks on campus.  They had lots to share and seemed excited to be back at school.

An email was sent on Monday which explains our iReady diagnostic that all students K-5 are taking over the next few weeks. This is a diagnostic assessment that is taken three times throughout the year. Teachers use this data to measure progress, assign intervention and extension for students and determine which areas in ELA and Math are strengths and areas of need.  Please ask your classroom teacher for more specific dates and classroom information related to iReady.  Students are working on this assessment sometime between January 5th through January 29th. 

We have a Village Meeting coming up this week on Thursday, January 14th. Our students will continue learning and reviewing Habit #4: I am Mindful of Others. The essentials we are focusing on right now are being mindful of body language and tone of voice as well as responding to others respectfully.  We are talking about how our body language, eye contact, and tone of voice play a role in how others perceive us and our responses. 

Linked below are the 7 Habits we discuss at Diamond Creek. Over the school year, we will spend time each month reviewing one of the 7 Habits along with the essentials that align with each Habit.

Feel free to print and use these posters at home as well.

Habit #1

Habit #2

Habit #3

Habit #4

Habit #5

Habit #6

Habit #7    

Sound practice with Osmos in Kindergarten

Upcoming Dates:

1/13 - Site Council Meeting 3:00 
1/14 - Village Meeting - Wear your Village T-shirt or color!
1/14 - Champions Materials Pick Up - 1:45-5:00 
1/18 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/28 - Champions Materials Pick Up 1:45-5:00
2/3 - Dine & Donate - Rubio's
2/8 - No School - Lincoln's Birthday Observed 
2/10 - Site Council Meeting 3:00 
2/15 - No School - President's Day Observed 
2/22 - 2/26 - Parent Teacher Conferences (See Schedule Linked Below)

Fraction Practice in 3rd Grade

Parent/Teacher Conference Week - February 22-26, 2021 
Our parent/teacher conferences will be happening this year during the week of February 22-26. Your child's classroom teacher will be reaching out to you to schedule these during that week. All conferences will occur via Zoom.  This is an excellent time for you to meet with your child's teacher to hear progress, updates and to discuss their learning journey with the teacher.  During this week, students are dismissed earlier.  Please review the schedule HERE for our schedule that week. 

2020-21 Village Rally & Meeting Schedule HERE

Kindergarten Writers Working on Small Moments Writing

PTC Information
Parents, join the conversation with other parents in your child’s grade!  We have grade-level Facebook groups for parents and primary caregivers to connect and share information. These are private groups that are moderated by other parents, and for security you’ll need to answer three simple questions. Search on Facebook for the right group for you below:

DCE 5th Graders (2020-2021)
DCE 4th Graders (2020-2021)
DCE 3rd Graders (2020-2021 School Year)
DCE 2nd Graders (2020-2021)
DCE 1st Graders (2020-2021)
Diamond Creek Kindergarten Class 2020/2021
DCE TK (2020-2021)

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