Week of April 19-23

Hello Trailblazer Families,

It was a great week of learning at Diamond Creek! Our 2nd grade students are enjoying their time learning about the Life Cycle with real, live caterpillars! Our 1st grade students are about to begin some new learning with the life cycle as well.  Lots of hands on and exciting learning happening in Science right now! 

One of our 5th grade classrooms also had the opportunity to Zoom with a former Diamond Creek student who recently had her book published! Our 5th grade students are learning about interviews right now in ELA and were able to put their interviewing skills into action as they conducted a real, live interview with an author! Check out the picture below. 

Former DC Student & Author 



CANNED FOOD DRIVE: May 3rd - May 7th

Diamond Creek’s annual canned food drive kicks off Monday, May 3rd and we’re hoping to collect over 3000 food items in JUST 1 WEEK!!.


The food bank supply gets really low in the spring and they could really use our help.  Student Leadership has come up with some theme days to make this fun! You can bring in anything on the days of the drive, but if you want a little challenge try to bring in items related to each of the days listed below.


Macaroni and/or Marinara Monday (boxes of Mac n cheese and/or Spaghetti Sauce) 

Tuna Tuesday (any canned meat item)

Wellness Wednesday (any canned fruit or vegetable)

Tomato Thursday (any canned tomato item)

Free Choice Friday (Any canned food items you have!)



***The only things we cannot accept are breakable or perishable items.


Villages Update
Students participated in our last Village meeting of the year. We spent time reviewing  Habit #7: Find Your Balance.  Students had time during our Meeting to create a self-portrait and fill their paper with positive qualities of themselves. We asked our students to pick one of those positive qualities that they will focus on this month. Make sure to ask them about their positive qualities and help them add a few more! Our focus for our students is to stay positive, enjoy life and show kindness to others.  We are working to live life without regrets. 

The Essentials We Are Discussing Are:
1. Be the Best Person You Can Be
2. Be Positive and Enjoy Life
3. Live so You Never Have Regrets

These are such important essentials for us all to remember each day! 

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    




Mrs. Sessano's class zoom interviewing our very own former DC student and author! 


Upcoming Dates:
4/22 - Champions Materials Pick Up 12:00-4:00  
4/29 - Last Village Rally
5/3 - 5/7 - Staff Appreciation Week
5/4 - ELAC Meeting 3:00  
5/4 - Final PTC Meeting - 7:00 PM General Meeting
5/12 - Site Council Meeting 3:00 
5/13 - Champions Materials Pick Up 12:00-4:00  
5/27 - Last Day of School 

PTC - New Positions Available for the 2021-22 School Year
The PTC needs YOU! Please consider applying for one of the open positions on the PTC board
for next year. It’s a great way to play a role in our school community! Positions are a two-year
term, with a total of four meetings per school year.

Questions? Want to know more? Any of our current board members are available to answer
questions, or you can contact Susan Guzzo at president@diamondcreekptc.com.

IF INTERESTED, please send an email to Principal Garcia (agarcia@rcsdk8.org) stating your
name, phone number, and which PTC board position you are interested in. Emailed statements
of interest must be received by Principal Garcia no later than Friday, April 23 rd at 4pm.

THANK YOU!
President 
Director of Events (family events, movie nights, etc.)
Vice President 
Director of Silent Fundraising (such as BoxTops)
Secretary 
Director of Community Fundraising (Dine & Donate)
Hospitality Coordinator 
Membership Coordinator
Webmaster (appointed position)

See detailed descriptions of these positions HERE

3rd Grade Writers Using Evidence to Support their Opinion Writing



Request for Support

We are here to support you and your family as we continue to work through this unprecedented time.

 

If you would like to connect with one of the school-based mental health professionals in the district or need additional support during distance learning, please visit our website and use our Request for Support form. After we receive your request, someone will contact you within 24 business hours during the traditional school workweek of Monday-Friday.

 

Request for Support ENGLISH

Request for Support SPANISH

 

Remember: This form is for NON-EMERGENCIES only!


2020-21 Village Rally & Meeting Schedule HERE

PTC Information
Parents, join the conversation with other parents in your child’s grade!  We have grade-level Facebook groups for parents and primary caregivers to connect and share information. These are private groups that are moderated by other parents, and for security you’ll need to answer three simple questions. Search on Facebook for the right group for you below:

DCE 5th Graders (2020-2021)
DCE 4th Graders (2020-2021)
DCE 3rd Graders (2020-2021 School Year)
DCE 2nd Graders (2020-2021)
DCE 1st Graders (2020-2021)
Diamond Creek Kindergarten Class 2020/2021
DCE TK (2020-2021)

 

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