Showing posts from October, 2018

October 29-November 2

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

October 22-26

WEEKLY NEWS Thank you to all of our volunteers and committee members who helped our Fall Festival be a HUGE success for our families last week.  Our students had a blast and we hope you did too! This is our largest community event of the school year! Thank you for all of your help and planning. We kicked off Breakfast & Books this week with our 2nd and 3rd grade students. This is a morning book club that is offered to our students to come enjoy some breakfast and discussion around a good book! This time our book club is reading The Tiger Rising .  We will have a 4th and 5th grade Breakfast & Book Club coming soon! Stay tuned!! On Wednesday, we had a Village Meeting. During our Meeting time we discussed Habit #1: I'm in Charge of Me. During this time all of our Villages discussed ways we can be in charge of our own behaviors and what this looks like in our cafeteria, playground, classrooms, bathrooms, library and outside of school! Make sure to ask your child about wha

October 15-19

WEEKLY NEWS It's been an exciting week at Diamond Creek leading up to our Fall Festival on Friday.  Our classrooms have some amazing pumpkins to share and our students have been pumped about visiting the Book Fair to find new books to read.  Our 3rd grade students visited the Maidu Museum this week and came back excited to share about their learning and adventures.  Our 2nd through 5th grade students will be taking the iReady diagnostic for the 2nd time this year anytime from now through October 31st. This is a diagnostic assessment that allows us to measure progress in ELA and Math for each student and plan intervention and instruction which is appropriate to each student's individual needs.  On Wednesday, we will have our next Village meeting.  Our meeting focus will also be on Habit #1: I'm in Charge of Me which we kicked off at our rally a few weeks ago.  Students have been working hard to remember our Essential: Be Responsible for Your Trash.  We hope you are n

October 8-12

WEEKLY NEWS We had our first Village Rally this week! Students had the opportunity to come together as an entire school and represent their Village.  All of our Villages did their Village chant and came together for our Diamond Creek Chant. This month our focus in our Villages and focus as a building is Habit #1: I'm in Charge of Me .  Linked below is a poster of our Habits #1 -#3 that you are welcome to print and use in your homes as well! Along with our Habit #1 we are focusing on one of our Diamond Creek Essentials which is "Be Responsible for your Trash" . We talked about cleaning up after ourselves, picking up garbage and working together to help California stay clean. Habit #1 - I'm in Charge of Me  (AND Habits #2 & #3) Our Book Fair will be open for our students all week and at a our Fall Festival this Friday, October 12th!! SAVE THE DATE as our Fall Festival is quickly approaching THIS FRIDAY!! This is one of our most exciting events of the year!!