Week of May 8-12

What's Coming Up This Week? May 8-12
Thank you to all of our families who donated on our Online Silent Auction. There were some great pieces of art and fun family events! We appreciate your donations.  This week we have Open House and Art Show on Thursday, May 11th from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Our students look forward to showcasing their amazing work from the year and showing this to you.  We will have an early release on Thursday due to open house, students will be dismissed at 2:05.

We had so many exciting things going on this week, Career day in 1st grade, Mother's Day teas in Kindergarten, assembly in 4th grade and more! Our students are working hard and having fun! Thank you for your continued support in their education.  We appreciate you!

Students News

Upcoming Dates:
5/6 Spring Fundraiser 5:00-9:00 PM at Elks Lodge
5/8-5/12 Food Drive continuing this week
5/8 LAST Skate Night 6:00-8:00 PM - special prize for our 5th grade students and a special song just for them!
5/10 Site Council Meeting
5/10 Bike to School Day
5/11 Open House (6:00-7:30 PM) - SAVE THE DATE! We will have our Art Show happening on this evening as well! THIS WILL ALSO BE A MINIMUM DAY FOR STUDENTS
5/19 Cowboy Day

MAY IS BIKE MONTH! We are encouraging our students to bike to school in this beautiful weather! Make sure to wear a helmet when biking or on a scooter please! Wednesday, May 10th is Bike to School Day!! Special giveaways for our students who bike to school!

Articles 
Here are some articles we are sharing with you that we are currently reading as a staff and discussing as a collaborative group. These three articles focus on homework.
Article #1
Article #2
Article #3

WATCH D.O.G.S.  
During the 2017-18 school year, Diamond Creek will be implementing a program called WATCH D.O.G.S.  This program is intended to bring our fathers and grandfathers into our classrooms to support education and safety.  Please check out the website linked below for more information.  We are looking for one of our fathers to be our "Top DOG" to help us organize this great program.  Please email Ms. Turry if you are interested in being the Top Dog.

WATCH D.O.G.S. Website

Online Registration is NOW LIVE!
Have a future TK or Kindergarten student? Please click the link below to register your student online for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

Online Registration

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

Comments

  1. Based on the discussion articles, I'm wondering if you are considering discontinuing homework at Diamond Creek. If yes, I would be thrilled. I totally agree with the parent in one article that mentioned the worksheets "interfere with what he wants to do" which was read or PLAY! Another thing I think kids need more time for is chores. They need to learn what HOMEwork is all about--cleaning and caring for their space. Often no time is left for working as a family, playing as a family or just silent reading. Some of my kids need wind down time from "performance" at school. Some of that performance is academic, but sometimes it's social--they need a break from having to be "on" all the time, to keep from being teased or judged by peers. (This more affects my introvert child--and doesn't relate directly to homework I guess.) Just because there are no worksheets being done, doesn't mean learning is not taking place. For example, we work on math every time we bake or cook together. Music lessons and practice are also a big learning time in my home. Good for you for investigating and even considering this!

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