Week of August 13-17

WELCOME BACK & WELCOME TO DIAMOND CREEK!!

Welcome back to all of our families at Diamond Creek and a huge WELCOME to all of our new families joining us this school year. It was a great week kicking off the 2018-19 school year together.  Thank you to all of our families who joined us for Back to School Night on Wednesday. Our teachers truly enjoy that time getting to know your students and I always love being able to walk around and see all of our families.

This is our Diamond Creek School Blog! The blog will be updated every Friday with the link sent to parents Friday afternoon or evening.  This blog will provide important information on upcoming events and dates.

Our hope at Diamond Creek is that your child(ren) had a wonderful first two days back at school and they truly felt like ROCKSTARS!! As I was walking around the building there were many smiles, laughs and fun activities happening to build relationships in our classrooms.

Thank you for all of your support and a great start to the school year!

Monday is our first minimum day of the year.  Students in grades 1-5 are dismissed at 2:05.  Kindergarten students are dismissed at 1:20 and TK students are on their normal daily schedule.

Mrs. Garcia's Back to School Night Information LINKED HERE

We LOVED welcoming our students back this week! 


Upcoming Dates:
8/13 - 1st Minimum Day - 2:05 DISMISSAL
8/14 - Fingerprinting Services available at DC - 5:00-6:00 PM 
8/16 - Fingerprinting Services available at DC - 5:00-6:00 PM 
8/22 - Skipolini's Dine & Donate
8/23 - PTC General Meeting - 7:00 PM in the DC library - pizza and child care provided
8/29- Student SORTING DAY for VILLAGES!!
8/30- Picture Day
8/31 -Picture Day
9/3 - No School - Labor Day
9/13 - Walk-a-Thon
9/14 - No School - Staff Development for Teachers
9/19 - California Pizza Kitchen Dine & Donate


WELCOME BACK DIAMOND CREEK ROCKSTARS!!


Student & Parent Handbook 2018-19 LINKED HERE

VILLAGES COMING TO DIAMOND CREEK
At Diamond Creek we work hard to build strong relationships with students, families, staff, and our community. Something new this year that we as a staff are very excited to announce is that our students have all been organized into Villages, which includes our students TK through fifth. Last year, we began implementing the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Kids with our students.  They learned and practiced our first three habits: I’m in Charge of Me, Know Before You Do It, and Make Priorities Matter. We will spend time learning the next four habits this school year. We will use our Village time every other week to learn these habits and work within our Villages to implement these habits at Diamond Creek. We will have a big sorting day at the end of August (more details to come), in which our students will find out which Village they are part of at Diamond Creek.


Our goal with our Village system is to create a school wide collaborative community with all of our students. We want all of our students to feel a strong sense of belonging at Diamond Creek. Our Villages will allow our older students to be big buddies for our younger students and help lead the way in many areas. Each Village will have a name, color, chant, crest and more!  The Villages will be a sense of identity for our students and something we will strive to make part of what we do at Diamond Creek. Villages will encourage a sense of pride in our students and the habits they are exhibiting at Diamond Creek. Strong relationships with students has always been the core of what we believe when it comes to educating students. Our Villages are a way for us to continue building strong relationships across the entire building and create an environment of shared leadership among our student body.   

STUDENTS WILL FIND OUT WHICH VILLAGE THEY BELONG TO on AUGUST 29th!!

i-Ready Testing Window Grades 2-5
Students in grades 2-5 participate in a diagnostic assessment four times throughout the year called i-Ready.  This diagnostic allows us to measure growth in each of our students, find strength areas and areas of need, so that we can provide the appropriate instruction and intervention for all of our students.  Our first testing window is already open.  Students in grades 2-5 will be participating in the first round of i-Ready testing between August 9th and August 31st.  Each classroom teacher has a schedule set for their individual classroom.

Fingerprinting Available at Diamond Creek
If you are interested in being a Category II volunteer in our District, fingerprints and a TB assessment are required.  New this year, we will be providing a time for parents to come to Diamond Creek to be fingerprinted.  The times for fingerprinting will be Tuesday, August 14th from 5:00-6:00 PM and Thursday, August 16th from 5:00-6:00 PM.   The fee is $57 and checks can be made directly to the UPS store.

Heathy Food Policy 
Roseville City School District  has a Board Policy on healthy foods in the schools. This RCSD Board Policy is based on the California Healthy Schools Bill SB12, which has been passed by state lawmakers. The policy focuses on serving only healthy foods at school, both in the cafeteria and in the classrooms.  The intent is to educate students to make healthy food choices.

Diamond Creek will support this policy by implementing the following procedures concerning distribution of foods in the classroom, by both teachers and administrators.

1. We will not be allowing students to bring in any food items to share with the class on birthdays or other special occasions due to possible food allergies.  If you would like to honor your child's birthday, check with your child's teacher on suggestions for non-food items (pencils, stickers, eraser, etc) that could be shared with the class.

2. Teachers will not be using non-nutritious foods (candies, cookies, etc) as a reward for student's academic performance or classroom behavior.

3. Teachers will still hold occasional parties during the school year.  This will be the time to enjoy those special treats, along with some healthy snacks . At this time any items that are shared with students need to be store bought items.

PTC Newsletter
The welcome PTC newsletter is now available!

Diamond Creek PTC Newsletter

DIAMOND CREEK in NEED OF ONE MORE MEAL DUTY!!
If you or anyone you know is looking for a great part time job during the lunch time each day, we are hiring one more meal duty for this school year.  The time would be from 11:45-12:45 Monday through Friday.  Our Meal Duties help our students with lunches and recess supervision.  Please let Mrs. Garcia know if you are interested in applying.

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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