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Week of January 6-10

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WEEKLY NEWS Have a wonderful winter break!! We look forward to kicking off 2020 together at Diamond Creek.  Please enjoy this time with family and friends. Happy Holidays to you and your family from all of us here at Diamond Creek! This week at our Village Rally we reviewed Habit #3: Make Priorities Matter.  We reviewed the goals we have set for ourselves at home and school and how to minimize distractions in order to achieve those goals.  Our Makkiti Village hosted are rally and it was lots of fun! Habit #1 Habit #2 Habit #3 Habit #4 Habit #5 Habit #6 Habit #7 Diamond Creek Student News Students using Stop Motion & Lincoln Logs to build short stories Upcoming Dates: 12/23-11/6 - Winter Break 1/7 - Students Return  1/8 - Site Council Meeting 3:30 PM 1/17 - Spirit Day - Super Hero Day 1/17 - Progress Reports Sent Home 1/20 - No School 1/22 - Dine & Donate - The Habit Happy Holidays from The Garcias 2019-20 REGISTRATION Registration for the 2

Week of December 16-20

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WEEKLY NEWS Coming up this week we have our next Village rally. We will be reviewing  Habit #3: Make Priorities Matter.   Students are encouraged to wear their Village T-shirt or color on Thursday, December 19th. A friendly reminder that this Friday, December 20th is a minimum day. Students are dismissed at 2:05.  TK and Kindergarten students are dismissed at their normal Friday dismissal times.  Habit #1 Habit #2 Habit #3 Habit #4 Habit #5 Habit #6 Habit #7 Diamond Creek Student News First grade students had written letters to Santa's Elves and they stopped by to visit this week! Upcoming Dates: 12/19 - Village Rally 12/20 - Spirit Day - Sports Day 12/20 - Minimum Day - Students Dismissed @ 2:05 pm 12/23-11/6 - Winter Break 1/7 - Students Return  1/8 - Site Council Meeting 3:30 PM 1/17 - Spirit Day - Super Hero Day 1/17 - Progress Reports Sent Home 1/20 - No School 1/22 - Dine & Donate - The Habit ATTENTION 5th GRADE STUDENTS - COOLEY SHOWCASE C

Week of December 9-13

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WEEKLY NEWS We had a great week back after break.  Students were all smiles and happy to see their friends and teachers.  We hope you had a wonderful week with family and friends. Over the next few weeks, all of our students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade will have a chance to visit our Amazing Animals room.  This is an extension activity that is brought to us by our wonderful PTC.  Students are able to learn about a variety of animals and even get up close and personal with lizards, snakes, birds, frogs and more! Our students truly love this experience and we thank our PTC for making this happen for our kids. This week during our Village meeting, students reviewed Habit #2: Know Before You Do . We discussed making mistakes and how that is ok! The most important part of a mistake is that we learn from it and move on! We also discussed goal setting and goals that we have for both school and home. Students created a book mark with one school goal and one home goal.  Make sure to

Week of December 2-6

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WEEKLY NEWS We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends! As a Diamond Creek staff we are very thankful for all of the support you give in your child's learning journey at Diamond Creek and at home.  THANK YOU!! We appreciate you. Habit #1 Habit #2 Habit #3 Habit #4 Habit #5 Habit #6 Habit #7 Diamond Creek Student News Our 4th & 5th grade students enjoying Breakfast & Books Upcoming Dates: 11/25 - 11/29 - Thanksgiving Break - No School 12/2 - Skate Night 6-8 PM @ Roller King 12/5 - Village Meeting 12/11 - Dine & Donate - BLAZE Pizza 12/13 - Parents Night Out 5-8 PM - Information Below 12/19 - Village Meeting 12/20 - Minimum Day - Students Dismissed @ 2:05 pm 12/23-11/6 - Winter Break 1/7 - Students Return  Holiday Food Baskets Please click on the link below for information about the Roseville Holiday Food Basket Program. Holiday Food Basket Program Collaborative Creations with K'nex GATE Testing  The

Week of November 18-22

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WEEKLY NEWS Students across Diamond Creek have been working on their "small moment" stories as part of the Narrative writing unit in our new Lucy Calkins writing curriculum.  Over the last few weeks, it's been fun to see common language, anchor charts and instruction happening K-5 with increasing difficulty. We had a Village Rally on Thursday that was led by our Tawalihape Village.  We reviewed  Habit #2: Know Before You Do.   We discussed goal setting and making a plan on how to achieve that goal.  If there are mistakes or set backs along the way, it's ok! We relook at the plan and continue moving forward towards our goals. Habit #1 Habit #2 Habit #3 Habit #4 Habit #5 Habit #6 Habit #7 Diamond Creek Student News Village Rally on Thursday Upcoming Dates: 11/19 - ELAC Meeting 3:30 in the Library  11/20 - Dine & Donate - Skipolini's 11/25 - 11/29 - Thanksgiving Break - No School 12/2 - Skate Night 6-8 PM @ Roller King 12/5 - Village Mee

November 11-15

WEEKLY NEWS Thank you to all of our families who attended parent/teacher conferences this week.  We hope you enjoyed the time learning about your child's progress this Trimester.  Our teachers value this time they have with you to share about each student's learning journey.  As always, our teachers are available for questions or further discussion you would like to have along your child's learning journey at Diamond Creek. Our next Village Rally is coming up this Thursday, November 14th.  We will be reviewing Habit #2: Know Before You Do.   Students are encouraged to wear their Village T-shirt or Village color.  A reminder that there is no school for students on Monday in honor of Veteran's Day.  A Happy Veteran's Day to all of the Veterans in our community! Thank you for your service. Habit #1 Habit #2 Habit #3 Habit #4 Habit #5 Habit #6 Habit #7 Diamond Creek Student News Upcoming Dates: 11/11 - No School 11/13 - Site Council Meeting 3:30 11

Week of November 4-8

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WEEKLY NEWS We hope you and your families are having a wonderful 4 day weekend together! This week at parent/teacher conferences you will receive your child's report card. Please take time to review your chid's progress with them and celebrate their hard work and learning.  Each amount of progress is worth celebrating! We look forward to kicking off a new Trimester with our students and continuing their hard work and progress this school year. A reminder that this week is Parent/Teacher conferences. Students are dismissed early each day, Monday through Friday.  Schedule below: TK Students: Normal Dismissal Times ALL Kindergarten Students attend from 8:20-11:56. ALL Students in Grades 1-5 attend from 8:55- 12:40. All of our students in grades 2-5 have been taking the iReady diagnostic. Each classroom has a different schedule of when they are taking both the Reading and Math diagnostic.  Students take this diagnostic four times throughout the year to measure growth in

October 28-November 1

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WEEKLY NEWS This week at Diamond Creek our 5th grade students had a full day of reading at Camp Read S'More! Our students were highly engaged in their reading activities and thank you to all of our parents who helped set up tents and came to read with our students! It was a meaningful day of learning for our students. Our 3rd grade students had a visit from our local library where they learned about checking out books and all received their own library cards that need to be activated at the library! Last year, Diamond Creek had the most participation across the district in our local library program! Way to go readers! A reminder that next Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st are non school days for students.  Our staff will be learning together at Professional Development.  All of our students in grades 2-5 have been taking the iReady diagnostic. Each classroom has a different schedule of when they are taking both the Reading and Math diagnostic.  Students take th

October 21-25

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WEEKLY NEWS We had a wonderful week at Diamond Creek! On Thursday during our Village meeting we discussed different scenarios that we may find ourselves in and how we can react to those scenarios.   Our Habit of focus is Habit #1: I am in Charge of Me along with two Essentials: Be Responsible for your Trash and Move Around Respectfully and Safely. Our 2nd grade students enjoyed their Market Day on Friday afternoon.   This is a great learning experience for them as they are buying and selling goods, many of them that they have created themselves. Students use the class money they have earned to participate in games and buy items. All of our students in grades 2-5 have been taking the iReady diagnostic. Each classroom has a different schedule of when they are taking both the Reading and Math diagnostic.  Students take this diagnostic four times throughout the year to measure growth in a variety of areas.  The data is then used to provide intervention and extension opportunities and

Week of October 14-18

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WEEKLY NEWS This year all K-5 teachers in Roseville City School District adopted a new writing curriculum by Lucy Calkins.  Our students are enjoying their daily writing experiences. It's been so fun walking through classrooms and seeing this curriculum develop for our students from Kindergarten all the way up through our 5th grade classrooms. Today I had the opportunity to sit with 1st grade students sharing their Writer's Workshop stories with their peers and some parent volunteers.  Their ideas are endless and the details they add to their stories are so creative!  We are looking forward to our Fall Festival this evening at Diamond Creek from 5-8 PM! There will be games, food and family fun for our students! This is a community event that we look forward to each year.  Our Book Fair will also remain open throughout the evening. We hope to see you there! Habit #1 Habit #2 Habit #3 Habit #4 Habit #5 Habit #6 Habit #7 Diamond Creek Student News Students using