Week of October 30-November 3

Updates from our week at Diamond Creek 
We had many fun fall celebrations happening at Diamond Creek this week! The students are excited about pumpkins, costumes and candy! We hope you have a safe and exciting Halloween weekend!  A reminder that there is no school on Monday (10/30) and Tuesday (10/31) this week. Our staff will be busy learning with other staff around the district and at our own site.

We started our first Breakfast & Books Club this week for our 2nd and 3rd graders. This was a book club offered to all students in 2nd and 3rd grade.  We are reading, The Year of Billy Miller, together.  Stay tuned for a Breakfast & Books opportunity for our 4th and 5th grade students coming up soon! This is a great time for students to dive deep into a new book and discuss the book with their peers over some yummy breakfast!

In addition to our Breakfast & Books, we are doing many things around the building to engage our young readers and ignite an excitement for reading! You will notice that all of our staff members have a special poster in their classrooms or doorways which show what books they are reading right now.  We are excited to share with our students what we are reading and the excitement we have about our own reading.  New books are also being passed among our staff as staff are "Booking Each other" by secretly passing on books to one another.  Instead of being "Booed" with Halloween type goodies, our staff are being "Booked" with new books to share with their classrooms.  We encourage you as parents to spend time reading with your child each night either reading aloud with them or listening to them read.  Even our older readers benefit from a great read aloud or discussing a text together as a family.

Finally, make sure to check out Student News for other highlights happening at Diamond Creek. I also attached a video that some of our students created using the APP Stop Motion.  The students I am working with during our RtI time are using StopMotion and Legos to produce videos.  Their creativity and collaboration amazes me!

Student News

StopMotion Video

Students explaining their math thinking with their peers.

Upcoming Dates:
10/30 - No School - Teacher Professional Development
10/31 - No School - Teacher Professional Development
11/8 -  Site Council Meeting - 3:30 Diamond Creek Library
11/9 - 80's School Spirit Day
11/10 - No School - Veterans Day
11/13-11/17 - Minimum Days - Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/20-11/24 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
11/29 - Chipotle Dine & Donate

Our second iReady Diagnostic window opened on Thursday (10/26) of this week for all of our students in Grades 2-5.  Students will be taking this diagnostic at times scheduled by their teacher.  Students take the diagnostic in both Reading and Math.  We use iReady data to determine intervention needs and to track student progress. 

Congratulations to our Diamond Creek Community! The totals are in and we raised over $29,000 from our Walk-a-Thon this year! Thank you to all of our families for helping us work together to meet our fundraising goal.  The money from our WAT will be used to purchase technology in our classrooms. THANK YOU!!

Our students learn a lot about having a Growth Mindset at Diamond Creek and the power of YET

Lost & Found
It's that time of year again! Our Lost & Found is beginning to fill up! We lay out all items during lunch time and try to show each group of students. Please ask your child to continue checking our lost and found for any items you may be missing and writing your child's name in jackets and sweatshirts is very helpful! We will be donating any left items before the week of Thanksgiving break. Anything not claimed by the end of the day on Friday, November 17th will be donated.

Lost & Found Items

Police Announcement
Please click on the article linked below for news that was sent out this week through our City of Roseville Police Department

Police Department Link

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.

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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