Week of August 20-24

WELCOME BACK & WELCOME TO DIAMOND CREEK!!

We had a great first full week of school at DC this week! Students were deep into reading. I walked through many classrooms where students were diving into good books. It's fun to see them excited to read and share their books with peers!

Our staff had an exciting day on Wednesday. We had our Staff Sorting Day and ALL STAFF found out which Village they are with for their entire Diamond Creek career moving forward.  All of our staff are included in our Villages and we can't wait for August 29th for our students to find out their Village as well!

We have our first family PTC events coming up this week.  On Monday, we have our first Skate Night of the year at Roller King from 6:00-8:00.  Wear your Diamond Creek spirit wear and enjoy the night skating with friends.  On Wednesday, we have our first Dine & Donate at Skipolini's.  A portion of all sales is donated directly back to Diamond Creek for our students.  Finally, Thursday is our first public PTC meeting at 7:00 pm in the Diamond Creek library.  Childcare and pizza are provided.  We hope to see you there!

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

Staff Sorting Day at Diamond Creek


Upcoming Dates:
8/20 - Skate Night 6:00-8:00 pm @ Roller King
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

1st Grade Students Diving into Books


Student & Parent Handbook 2018-19 LINKED HERE

PICK UP & DROP OFF
A few important safety reminders as you are dropping off and picking up students.

1. Both of our bus loops are drop off zones only.  If you need to park, please use the parking lots or streets to park and walk your child into school.  These areas are meant for continuous movement for cars dropping off students.

2. Please be alert and watching for cones, students, and signs.  We have many students helping with our afternoon and morning safety patrol and we want them to be safe at all times.

3. Please be off of your cell phone when driving around our Diamond Creek area.

4. When pulling into the loops, please pull all the way forward to allow cars behind you to fill in the loop area

Thank you for your help with these important safety reminders. We want to ensure all of our students are safe getting to school and leaving school each day at Diamond Creek.

VISITORS
Please make sure to sign in at the front office before entering campus at any time of the day. If you need to walk your child back to his/her classroom, please sign in first. This allows us to know who is on campus at any given time.

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.

Adult English Classes Being Offered through RCSD (Information Linked Below)

Adult English Classes Flyer (English)
Adult English Classes Flyer (Spanish)


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


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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