Mrs. Darby’s Class News—December 10, 2018
We will not have Math Olympiad this week or next week. Math Olympiad will resume after the holiday break.
Toy Drive ends this Friday—We are holding our annual TOY DRIVE in conjunction with the Roseville Police Department. We are collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys or gift cards for children and teenagers in need (ages 5-16). Please consider donating to this great cause; so far, our class has collected five toys. I’m bringing mine on Monday. :)
Please remind your children to wear their village shirts for Wednesday’s rally.
Link to current school lunch menus—The previous link for school lunch menus on our class website was out of date. Here is the current link: https://www.rcsdk8.org/menus
Six Flags Reading Logs will be sent home this week. The “Six Flags Read to Succeed” program awards students with a free Six Flags ticket for reading a total of six hours (this time is in addition to homework reading). Students may track their reading on the log, have their parents sign the log, and return to school when the six hours have been completed. The free tickets will be distributed before school ends for use this summer. Logs are due on February 15th for students who would like to participate.
This week’s Greek & Latin roots to study are #61-75. (This week’s targeted grammar or vocabulary skills will be recorded in your child’s planner.)
Also, please remind your child to study the “parts of speech overview” page in their notebooks and use the quizlet flashcard link on the parts of speech: https://quizlet.com/235710820/parts-of-speech-flash-cards/
G.A.T.E. testing—If you are interested in having your child tested for the G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education) program, the parent permission form (linked below) must be received at the District Office by January 11 (not sent to Diamond Creek).
More information about the G.A.T.E. program is available on the district website: https://www.rcsdk8.org/gifted-and-talented-education
Link to parent permission form: https://www.rcsdk8.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/2019_gate_parent_permission_form_0.pdf
Cooley Showcase Night is an annual event for all fifth graders and their parents. It will be held on Tuesday, January 22, from 6:00-6:30 for students with last names between A-L and from 6:30-7:00 for students with last names between M-Z.
Upcoming dates to remember:
December 12—Wear village shirts on the following Wednesdays for meetings and rallies: December 12, January 9 and 23, February 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, April 3 and 24, and May 8 and 22.
December 14—Last day for Toy Drive
December 21—2:05 Dismissal
December 24-January 4—Winter Break
January 7 and April 22—No school for students (staff training days)
January 11—G.A.T.E. testing form due at the District Office (if interested in testing)
January 22—Cooley Showcase Night
January 30—Field trip to B Street Theatre
February 4 and April 15—Skate Night 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Roller King (889 Riverside Avenue)
February 15—Six Flags reading logs due (for interested students)
March 28—Field trip to the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley
April 5—Walking field trip to “Step-Up Day” at Cooley Middle School
(not Dec. 12 or 19) Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m.—Math Olympiad
Fridays—SPIRIT DAY (wear Diamond Creek clothing or mostly green and/or yellow shirt)