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Week of January 7-11

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WEEKLY NEWS We wish you all a happy holiday season and a Happy New Year! We look forward to kicking off 2019 together. Our Diamond Creek staff and I are thankful for you and your partnership in your child's education.  Diamond Creek is such a supportive and collaborative community for our students and we appreciate your support each day.  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Habits Posters  Habit #1 Habit #2 Habit #3 Habit #4 Habit #5 Habit #6 Habit #7 Mrs. Petersen & Mrs. Marquez' classes performing their Holiday Play this week Love & Logic Parent Training If you are interested in receiving Love & Logic Training, please see the flyer attached below. Another training will begin in February. Love & Logic Information REGISTRATION Registration is right around the corner!!!  Do you have a new student who will be coming to Diamond Creek next year? Start gathering your  documents as registration will begin when we return from Winter Break,

December 17-21

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WEEKLY NEWS Hello Diamond Creek Families! We hope you're having a wonderful December with family and friends. A reminder that Friday is a minimum day, students will be dismissed at 2:05. This week we had our Village Rally.  Our focus this month is Habit #3: Make Priorities Matter.  At our rally we talked about working before we play.  We reviewed the following key points of Habit 3: 1. I do the things that I have to do before I do the things that I want to do 2. I stay focused on what I'm doing.  I try to minimize distractions and regroup if I get off task. 3. I spend my time on the things that are most important. These are such great lessons for our students and good reminders for us as adults! We updated our Habits posters to show our essentials and link with our village names.  The posters are attached below, feel free to use in your homes as well. Habits Posters  Habit #1 Habit #2 Habit #3 Habit #4 Habit #5 Habit #6 Habit #7 Mrs. Sydow & Mr. B

December 10-14

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WEEKLY NEWS Happy December Diamond Creek Families! Our students are doing an amazing job of staying focused on their goals and working hard in their classrooms! A big congratulations to our choir students who performed for our parents on Tuesday evening. They sounded beautiful! Thank you to Mrs. Dahl who spends hours planning, rehearsing, and helping our students tap into their passions and strengths in music.  We are very thankful for all of her work with our students.  Our choir students will be performing for all of our students on the morning of December 21st. We can't wait! Make sure to check out our student goals that are hanging around the school.   Students worked hard last week to write academic goals for themselves. These are displayed in our MPR and around the building.  Our next Village Rally is coming up this Wednesday, December 12th! We encourage students to wear their Village T-shirt or color. Kindergarten Writers! TOY DRIVE - THE LAST WEEK IS THI

December 3-7

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WEEKLY NEWS We had a great full week back after break! We hope you had a restful Thanksgiving holiday week with your family and friends. Our students had a Village meeting Wednesday.  Our focus continued with  Habit #2: Know Before You Do It .   We discussed academic goals and what those may look like and sound like related to school work. Then each of our students made their own individualized academic goal. Our big buddies did an incredible job of leading and helping our younger buddies set and write meaningful goals. I was impressed at how specific many of our students were, such as achieving a certain level on Lexia or mastering division and multiplication facts up to ten.  We have some great goals to achieve this year! Academic Goal Setting in our Villages TOY DRIVE - BEGINS MONDAY Our Annual Toy Drive will begin at Diamond Creek on Monday, December 3rd! We will be collecting toys that will be donated to our local Police Department and delivered to families in our R

November 26-30

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WEEKLY NEWS We had a short and exciting week at Diamond Creek.  You should have received a message from Superintendent Garcia stating due to the poor air quality conditions, all RCSD schools and offices are closed tomorrow, November 16th.  We are not in school November 19-23 due to Thanksgiving break.  We will see students back on Monday, November 26th. This week we had a great all school rally with our Villages.  Our focus this next month will be on Habit #2: Know Before You Do It .   When we teach this habit to our students, we will discuss ways to set goals and have a plan of how those goals will be accomplished.  Our Village meeting on November 28th will get more into this habit as well. We also wanted to share with you that our money raised through our candy drive was donated to those impacted by the fires in California. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends. We are thankful for all of you and your amazing children that we have the opportunity to work

November 12-16

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WEEKLY NEWS Thank you to all of our families who took time to meet with teachers this week to discuss your child's progress this year. We truly appreciate your time as we continue on this learning journey together.  Conferences are such a great time for our teachers to communicate where your child is on their learning journey, share strengths, goal areas and next steps.  We thank you for your time and support. We also appreciate all of your help collecting Halloween candy and we hope it helped you out at home as well!! Diamond Creek was the top candy collector so instead of receiving $1 per pound to be donated to Make a Wish, we will be able to donate $2 per pound.  THANK YOU!! On Wednesday, November 14th we will have our next Village Rally as a whole school! Your child is encouraged to wear their Village T-shirt or color.  We will begin work on Habit #2: Know Before You Do It which includes having a plan, setting goals and placing importance on our work inside and outside o

November 5-9

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WEEKLY NEWS We hope you are enjoying the four day weekend with your families! Our teachers have been hard at work learning the last few days.  A reminder that this week is our week of parent/teacher conferences. Our teachers are excited to meet with you and share what your child has been hard at work on this semester and the progress they have had in various areas.   Students are dismissed early this week, Monday through Friday. Please refer to the schedule listed below. CONFERENCE WEEK SCHEDULE (November 5-9) Grades 1-3 Nov. 5-9    Conference Week Grades 4-5                              8:55            Instruction begins                  8:55            Instruction begins 10:15-10:24 Recess (Grade 1) 10:30-10:39 Recess (Grades 2-3)           10:30-10:39  Recess            11:30-12:00  Lunch (Grades 1)             12:00-12:30 Lunch   (Grade 4,5) 11:45-12:15 Lunch     (Grades 2- 3)        12:40            Dismissal           

October 29-November 2

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WEEKLY NEWS It was another great week together of learning at Diamond Creek! Our students are working hard to finish the Trimester strong! It's amazing to observe the growth as I am walking through classrooms and watching our writers, readers and math wizards take strides forward.  This Wednesday will mark the end of Trimester #1.  Our parent/teacher conference week is the following week, November 5th through 9th.  Teachers have been in communication with you regarding conferences in order to get those scheduled.  Students will be dismissed early this week.  Please look below for the conference week dismissal schedule. I'm sure you feel the excitement at home as we do as well at school with the anticipation of Halloween.  Just a friendly reminder that we do not allow students to wear costumes to school on Halloween.   Our classrooms will enjoy some time together celebrating fall, but we ask that costumes be saved for the evening time at home.  Thank you for your help with t