UPCOMING PTA ACTIVITIES:
Don't miss out on Finn-Go Bingo Night!
This Friday, March 9 at 7:00PM!
Bring your family for a fun evening playing Bingo. Our fifth graders
will sell snacks & drinks and prizes will be awarded to Bingo &
raffle ticket winners. This is a cash only event. Please look for a
flyer that will be sent home this week for more details.
Pastries for Parents for 2nd and 3rd Grades will be held
Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
2017-2018 PTA Calendar - A complete calendar of the school 2017-2018 year's PTA events as well as Diamond ES events and MCPS dates.
2017-2018 Committee Chair List - A contact list of all the 2017-2018 PTA members so you know who is responsible for all our activities!
Budget 2017-2018 - The planned operating budget for all PTA activities during the 2017-2018 school year.
NEW THIS SCHOOL YEAR - Pastries for Parents will be held three times during the school year, divided by class.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades - December 13, 2017
2nd and 3rd Grades - March 14, 2018
4th and 5th Grades - April 11, 2018
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Diamond PTA is proud to offer a variety of After-School Activities for 2017-2018. See the details below for a description of programs and days offered. From computer skills to creative skills to court skills, our slate truly contains something for everyone. Questions? Contact Darwin Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session 2 is underway for many activities. Check out the links below for more details.
Mad Science of Washington DC - Funky Forces
Thursdays 3/22/18 - 5/10/18 for $116/student. See attached flier for details.
Mondays 1/22-3/5 from 4:15 pm-5:05pm for $129 per student
1 - 2 & 3-5 Software:
will expand their observation skills and imagination by studying motion in
reality and how it influences motion in animation. Older students learn about advanced
tools and techniques Kids will expand their perception, observation, and
timing skills, as well as exercise their imagination and storytelling by
studying motion in reality; then applying it to animation. Students will learn
how animators work by completing a variety of short animation exercises and
projects. Does your child aspire to become an animator
for games and movies? Sign up for this class today!
Returning students will learn how to use new tools in the updated
This weekly club for 3-5 graders will begin on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in the Media Center after school. Space is limited. To sign your student up for the club, please go to the following link: http://signup.com/go/qNMzgsj
Big Learning Foreign Language: FLES. See attached flier for more details.
Abacus Mental Math Classes, Session 2 is open for Registration! See attached flier for more details.
Panda Programming, Session 2 is open for Registration! See attached flier for more details.
Busy Bee Arts & Crafts Sessions 2 and 3 are open for Registration. See attached flier for more details.
Contact Karen Orem 301-869-0722
Complete the Busy Bees registration form and return it to school with your child
MSA Sports offers indoor basketball, soccer, and tennis for the Winter Session. See the attached flier for more details.
C3 Cyber Club
(Grades 1-2 & 3-5) - Minecraft Modding - Session 2 is open for Registration. See attached flier for more details.
Resources for Special Needs Families
The attached file has information on upcoming events, workshops and resources for parents. Please contact Naomi Rubinstein at email@example.com with any
questions or comments
JOIN THE PTA!
Print this MEMBERSHIP FORM
and return to the front office via your child's backpack!
Stay in the Loop!
Join the Diamond Yahoo Group to keep up with upcoming events!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/diamond_elementary_school (spaces are actually underscores! _)
Join our Facebook Group - search for "Diamond Elementary PTA" - parents/guardians and staff/teachers ONLY!
PTA meetings are held at 7pm in The Carol Lange Media Center at Diamond Elementary
BAR-T will provide FREE child care for ALL PTA meetings! Younger siblings are welcome, they just need to be potty-trained.
September - no meeting
October 2 - general membership meeting
November 6 - general membership meeting
December - no meeting
January - no meeting
February 5 - general membership meeting
March - no meeting
April 16 - budget meeting
May 7 - general meeting and Elections
PAST MEETING MINUTES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS
PTA Diamond Gems Newsletter
September 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
October 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
November 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
December 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
January 2018 Diamond Gems Newsletter
February 2018 Diamond Gems Newsletter
2016 - 2017
September 2016 Diamond Gems Newsletter
October 2016 Diamond Gems Newsletter
November 2016 Diamond Gems Newsletter
December 2016 Diamond Gems Newsletter
January 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
February 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
March 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
April 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
May 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
June 2017 Diamond Gems Newsletter
Meet your 2017-2018 PTA Board
Jamila Bell, President
Kamran Sadeghi , VP Fundraising
Suzanne Jenkins, VP Community
Sherry Liu, Treasurer
Adebola Ajao, Secretary
Easy Ways to Help Our School !
Wednesday February 21st from 5-10:00 pm is Restaurant Night at Coal Fire in Kentlands!
Dine in or Takeout, Diamond receives 20% of proceeds, please show the attached flier
116 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
||Register for Giant's A+Bonus Bucks for Education
Our school code is 00806
||Register for Safeway's Program through eScrip Use group number 6495520
||Send in Box Tops for Education from cereals, packaged foods, baggies, etc.
Download Box Tops form
Target - Take Charge of Education
When you shop at Target or Target.com, use your Target Visa or Target Red Card to raise funds for our school! We'll receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase in the form of a cash donation from Target through the Take Charge of Education program. It's easy! Just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school with the Diamond ES ID # 58122. So if you're going to Target anyway, please consider using your Target Visa or Target Red Card. Big thanks to those who are already doing their part to make a great school even better.
Don't forget to ask your extended family members, friends and neighbors to sign up and designate too!
Diamond Spirit Wear
Make checks payable to Diamond ES PTA, pay by cash or Visa/MasterCard!
What items are for sale?
- T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies and magnets
- School Spirit Days are usually on Fridays - be prepared to show DIAMOND SPIRIT!!!
PTA Help Wanted List
- We always need help! To join a specific committee, email the Chairperson (see list above)
- Classroom Volunteers - contact your child's teacher and then our Volunteer Coordinator - Amy Galler