Week of January 29 - February 2

Updates from our week at Diamond Creek 
On Monday we kicked off Pennies for Patients! Our students participated in an assembly together and learned more about Leukemia and how we can support students our age who are fighting cancer.  Our goal at Diamond Creek is to raise $10,000 to be donated to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. 

THANK YOU to all of our Dads and Father Figures who joined us on Tuesday morning for our Donuts with Dads event.  We had a great crowd and have even more dads and father figures signed up to a be a WATCH D.O.G.  Read the information below under WATCH D.O.G.S. if you missed the event and would like to sign up for a day!

Also a huge THANK YOU to our families who came out to Chic-Fil-A on Tuesday evening.  Our teachers did an amazing job of working, greeting families and pouring sodas. We thank you for all of your support.

As I walked around classrooms this week I was able to see all of the great learning your students are completing each day.  Lots of reading, 40 book challenges and some great poetry writing in 5th grade. I especially enjoyed reading some of our students' argumentative poems. 

Students News - New this WEEK!! 

Student Showcase
During some afternoon group time with Mrs. Garcia our students are building Stop Motion animation with Google slides. Check this one out!

Stop Motion Animation - Student Created

Please remember when picking up or dropping off your child(ren):
1. The kindergarten loop and large bus loop are drop off areas only.  This is not an area to park or get out of your car.  Please pull all the way up in the loop to allow cars behind you to continue pulling in. This helps with the overall flow of our traffic.  If you need to park or get out of your car, please use the parking spaces or street parking.
2. Please stay off your cell phone and turn music down so that you can be fully aware of your surroundings.
3. Please pay attention to our areas with cones as they are meant to be pathways for cars to travel to keep our students safe.
4. Use our crosswalk areas.  Do not cross through the bus loops as cars are moving in and out of the area.
4. Drive slowly through all areas and streets surrounding the school.  Students are walking and biking to and from school.

Student safety is our #1 concern.  When drivers are not paying attention and following our safe routes, our students, staff and family members are put into danger.  Thank you for your support and help in keeping our students safe each day.

40 Book Challenges

Upcoming Dates:
1/26 - Roseville City School Foundation Comfort Food Kick Off - We will have a Diamond Creek food booth!! Come try our food and put in your votes!   Tickets HERE
1/31 - Wear ORANGE (in support of those with Leukemia)
2/2 - Pencil Day for those that bring in Pennies for our drive
2/5 - Skate Night
2/12 - No School
2/14 - Site Council Meeting
2/16 - Celebrity Day
2/19 - No School 

Local Control Accountability Plan
The Roseville City School District is looking for interested parents to serve on the Local Control Accountability PlanCommittee. The committee is comprised of representatives from across the district to collaborate to provide feedback to the Board of Education about the draft of the LCAP by May.

Under Local Control Funding Formula, the responsibility for determining the use of state funds now resides with the school district's local governing board. Districts must develop and locally approve a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) on or before July 1 of each year. Through the development of the LCAP, districts are expected to develop annual goals for the state priorities and for any local priorities identified.

Please see that attached letter and form to apply for the committee. Thank you for your time.

Spring Fundraiser
Our Spring Fundraising Event will take place on Saturday April 21, 2018. We are still in need of committee members! Our first meeting was January 10th but we could still use your help! This is our LAST big fundraiser for the school year. We need a lot of help planning the event and collecting donations.

On our PTC website is an area you will find our sponsorship letter, if you know of any businesses that can donate to our event, please give them the form. Thank you in advance for all your support. Please feel free to contact us for any questions.
Thomesina Zemanovic: president@diamondcreekptc.com
Tammie Cruz: Treasurer@diamondcreekptc.com

Argumentative poem writing in 5th Grade

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. 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.  A reminder that all WATCH D.O.G.S need to have fingerprinting and TB testing cleared through the district.  New DATES were added to this form which continue into January and February. 

WATCH D.O.G.S. slides

WATCH D.O.G.S. Sign up Form

2018-19 Registration Now OPEN
Registration for all students for the 2018-2019 school year opened this week on our district website.
Please go to rcsdk8.org and click on the student registration link, to be directed to the registration portal. Once there, you will notice a button for “2018-2019 Returning Students.” Click there if your child is currently a student in any of our 19 RCSD schools and is continuing with us next year. If you have any questions, please contact Diamond Creek for support. You may also contact the district office for support if you are new to Roseville City School District by calling 916-771-1600.

Girls on the Run
We will once again have a Girls on the Run team at Diamond Creek this year! This was a huge success last year and we are so excited to bring it back to our 3rd-5th grade girls again this year. Registration for Girls on the Run opened at 8:00 am on January 22nd. We still have a few spots available on our team so sign up now if you are interested! Practices will be on Mondays (2:15-3:45) and Wednesdays (3:30-5:00) at Diamond Creek.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences.

Over the course of the program girls will:
Develop and improve competence, feel confident in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

Link for more information and registration: https://www.gotrsac.org/

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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