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Week of May 24-28

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Hello Trailblazer Families, This will be our last Diamond Creek Blog post of the school year. It's hard to believe we are at the conclusion of our 2020-21 school year this week.   WOW! It has been a year and we know it has been no easy task on all of our families throughout distance learning, transitioning back to campus, quarantines and all! Even throughout this roller coaster of a year, we have so much to celebrate! Our students worked so hard on campus and in our Champions Academy. The academic, social and emotional growth they have made this year is truly incredible and we as a staff are so thankful for all of our time with your children this year. By the end of the school year, your child's teacher will be sending you an end of year showcase that each of our classrooms completed since we were not able to have an Open House this year.  Each teacher chose a way to showcase some of the learning that has occurred in your child's classroom. Please enjoy learning and being p

Week of May 17 - 21

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Hello Trailblazer Families, Students are working hard in our classrooms! A huge Hats Off to our teachers for keeping engagement high and our students hard at work throughout these weeks of Spring! Students are eagerly awaiting Summer, but we are all so grateful for the time that we have with them on site and in our Champions Academy.   Students are beginning to finish up the final iReady diagnostic for ELA and Math. Classroom teachers will be sharing those results with you as your child's class finishes those assessments.  Please let your child's teacher know if you have any questions related to those assessments.   An email was sent this week regarding technology check in for our RCSD devices.  If your child has a device that is still at home, please send that in to school as soon as possible so that we can account for that device. Champions students may return their devices on one of the following dates: May 27th (2:00-4:00), May 28th (8:00-4:00) or June 1st (2:00-5:00)  2nd

Week of May 10-14

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Hello Trailblazer Families, Thank you for all of the support and love that you showered on our staff this week! I know they felt all of the appreciation and the special acts of kindness were much appreciated!  Thank you! Our students enjoyed a fun week of Diamond Creek Spirit Days! We also thank you for all of your support for our Canned Food Drive. We loaded up boxes and boxes of food to send to our local food banks. THANK YOU!   Thank you to all those that have "flocked" for our Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser Trailblazer in Me Habits: 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      Upcoming Dates: 5/12 - Site Council Meeting 3:00  5/13 - Champions Materials Pick Up 12:00-4:00   5/27 - Last Day of School  Our chicks are hatching in 1st grade! PTC - Congratulations to our New Officers and a FEW OPEN POSITIONS LEFT!! The PTC is delighted to announce our newly-elected officers for the PTC board: Preside

Week of May 3-7

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Hello Trailblazer Families, Our students this week enjoyed our last Virtual Rally of the school year! We played a fun game on Kahoot that reviewed all of the Habits and Essentials we have learned this year.  Students celebrated the Habits they feel have gone well for them and set some goals to work on with other Habits.  We have a big week coming up for our staff and students! Students are invited to participate in our Diamond Creek Spirit Days throughout the week! The schedule is linked below.  Our canned food drive is also happening this week, details are also below. AND... this week we are celebrating all of the AMAZING work of our Diamond Creek Staff.  I am truly honored and humbled to work alongside such dedicated, caring professionals who truly LOVE what they do and will do WHATEVER it takes for kids each day.  Please help me celebrate and honor the hard work of our Staff this week for Staff Appreciation week! THANK YOU Diamond Creek Staff!! I am so thankful for all of you!   - A

Week of April 26-30

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Hello Trailblazer Families, Exciting news for our 2nd grade students this week as a few of their caterpillars are beginning to hatch into beautiful butterflies! Some of our 1st grade students are also enjoying learning and observing the life cycle of a chick with chick eggs.  Students were able to Zoom in with a researcher in the poultry science department at North Carolina State to learn more about the cycle of the chick eggs.  Students zooming in with a researcher from North Carolina to learn about chick eggs CANNED FOOD DRIVE: May 3rd - May 7th Diamond Creek’s annual canned food drive kicks off Monday, May 3rd and we’re hoping to collect over 3000 food items in JUST 1 WEEK!!. The food bank supply gets really low in the spring and they could really use our help.  Student Leadership has come up with some theme days to make this fun! You can bring in anything on the days of the drive, but if you want a little challenge try to bring in items related to each of the days listed below. Ma

Week of April 19-23

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Hello Trailblazer Families, It was a great week of learning at Diamond Creek! Our 2nd grade students are enjoying their time learning about the Life Cycle with real, live caterpillars! Our 1st grade students are about to begin some new learning with the life cycle as well.  Lots of hands on and exciting learning happening in Science right now!  One of our 5th grade classrooms also had the opportunity to Zoom with a former Diamond Creek student who recently had her book published! Our 5th grade students are learning about interviews right now in ELA and were able to put their interviewing skills into action as they conducted a real, live interview with an author! Check out the picture below.  Former DC Student & Author  CANNED FOOD DRIVE: May 3rd - May 7th Diamond Creek’s annual canned food drive kicks off Monday, May 3rd and we’re hoping to collect over 3000 food items in JUST 1 WEEK!!. The food bank supply gets really low in the spring and they could really use our help.  Student

Week of April 12-16

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Hello Trailblazer Families, We hope you had a wonderful spring break and are able to enjoy this nice spring weather!   Please read below for some important information from our PTC.  We would love to have some amazing volunteers to help us next year on our PTC board.  Please read below for more information and details.  Please make sure to read below for Yearbook information - ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY APRIL 9th!   Villages Update Students will be participating in our next Village meeting on Thursday, April 15th. We will spend time reviewing reviewing  Habit #7: Find Your Balance.  This is our final habit and one that is so important for all of us - especially during these stressful times.  The Essentials We Are Discussing Are: 1. Be the Best Person You Can Be 2. Be Positive and Enjoy Life 3. Live so You Never Have Regrets These are such important essentials for us all to remember each day!  Linked below are the 7 Habits we discuss at Diamond Creek. Over the school year, we will spend time