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Week of February 1-5

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Hello Trailblazer Families, We hope you all had a great week! Congratulations to all of our Diamond Creek students for all of their hard work and support of our Pennies for Patients Drive. Our total as of today was $5,942!!  We will continue our Hero Squad for Pennies for Patients for one more week. Thank you for all of your support.  We celebrated our 100th day of school year this week and the 1,000th day of school for our 5th grade students! So much learning to celebrate throughout these days!  An email was sent out from Superintendent Garcia today with updated guidelines for schools that were published from the California Department of Public Health.  Please read through that communication for updated information.  This week we had a Village Rally! We reviewed  Habit #5: Listen and Learn.    Students completed a few activities together in which we practiced and reviewed our two essentials. Our two essentials that we are focusing on right now are respecting others comments and ideas

Week of January 25-29

Hello Trailblazer Families, We hope you all had a great week! As I was walking through classrooms this week, I am continuously amazed at the way students are focused, working together through our new normal, and following our safety procedures so well! They are hard at work. Coming up this week on Thursday, January 28th, we have our next Village Rally! We will be kicking of Habit #5: Listen and Learn.  We will be reviewing this habit and introducing a new essential! All of our students both on site and in Champions are participating in our Village Rallys and Meetings within their own classrooms. Linked below are the 7 Habits we discuss at Diamond Creek. Over the school year, we will spend time each month reviewing one of the 7 Habits along with the essentials that align with each Habit. Feel free to print and use these posters at home as well. Habit #1 Habit #2 Habit #3 Habit #4 Habit #5 Habit #6 Habit #7      Upcoming Dates: 1/28 - Champions Materials Pick Up 1:45-4:30 2/3 - Dine &

Week of January 18-22

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Hello Trailblazer Families,  We hope you have a nice three day weekend with your families.  A reminder that there is no school on Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  When you are picking up and dropping off students, please remember to be wearing a mask while on Diamond Creek Campus.  Our goal is to keep our students in school and keep all of our students and staff healthy.  Thank you for your help and support.  We had a Village Meeting on Thursday, January 14th. Our students continued learning and reviewing  Habit #4: I am Mindful of Others.  The essentials we are focusing on right now are being mindful of body language and tone of voice as well as responding to others respectfully. Students watched a video in which they had to make note of positive and negative body language. We talked about how our stance, our arms, and the way we move our body can send a negative or positive message to others.  Our goal is to practice our body language and tone of voice wh

Week of January 11-15

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Hello Trailblazer Families,  We hope you had a relaxing break with your families and new memories were made together!  Students jumped right back into learning this week on site and in our Champions Academy. It was great to see their smiles under those masks on campus.  They had lots to share and seemed excited to be back at school. An email was sent on Monday which explains our iReady diagnostic that all students K-5 are taking over the next few weeks. This is a diagnostic assessment that is taken three times throughout the year. Teachers use this data to measure progress, assign intervention and extension for students and determine which areas in ELA and Math are strengths and areas of need.  Please ask your classroom teacher for more specific dates and classroom information related to iReady.  Students are working on this assessment sometime between January 5th through January 29th.  We have a Village Meeting coming up this week on Thursday, January 14th. Our students will continue