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 this on Wednesday.   A reminder that students are also not in school on Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd. These are professional development days for our staff.

We had our first Reading Drill this past week as well! Students had the opportunity to STOP, DROP and READ!!!  Students love hearing the announcement and the chance to stop everything they are doing and dive into a good book!

Our 2nd through 5th grade students will continue 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.

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                 
12:40            Dismissal                                                                                               


TK & Kindergarten Conference Week             Nov 5-9                  

All  Kindergarten students attend  8:20 to 11:56 PM

All TK students will attend 8:30-11:50



Habit #1 - I'm in Charge of Me (AND Habits #2 & #3)


Science fun in 5th Grade! The Dinosaur Food Chain


W.A.T.C.H. DOGS - 
We have officially kicked off W.A.T.C.H. DOGS for the 2nd year at Diamond Creek. Any Dads and Father Figures that would like to volunteer in our school for day, we would love to have you helping our teachers and helping us with school safety.  Information on W.A.T.C.H. Dogs is linked below as well as a sign up for open days!

W.A.T.C.H. DOG Information Slides

W.A.T.C.H. DOG Sign up Link

Check out our Diamond Creek Student News that is filmed and produced by our Student News Leadership Group!

Diamond Creek Student News



Math Strategies in 1st Grade


Village Meeting & Rally Dates
Click HERE for all of our Village Rally and Meeting dates for the 2018-19 school year.  Our Meetings and Rallys occur on Wednesdays and are from 11:00-11:30.  On these days students are encouraged to wear their Village T-shirt or their Village color.

Village Names & Details 
Click HERE for a list of all of our Village names, their descriptions and what they all represent! Look for more information on our Village to come soon on our Diamond Creek website.

Lit Circle Time in 5th Grade


Upcoming Dates:
10/8 - 10/31 - iReady Diagnostic Window for Students in Grade 2-5
11/1 - No School
11/2 - No School
11/5-11/9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal Week)
11/12 - No School
11/14 - Panera Dine & Donate
11/19-11/23 - Thanksgiving Break 
11/30 - Pajama Day!

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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