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





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  

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.



 Animation using Minecraft  


Mondays 1/22-3/5 from 4:15 pm-5:05pm for $129 per student 

Grades: ​1 - 2 & 3-5 Software:​ Mine-imator .

Kids 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!

Note: Returning students will learn how to use new tools in the updated 2.0 software.



Cursive Club

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:


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.

(443) 26-PANDA


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. 

"Register Class/Party"


 Resources for Special Needs Families

The attached file has information on upcoming events, workshops and resources for parents.   Please contact Naomi Rubinstein at with any questions or comments


 PTA By-Laws      

Current PTA ByLaws as of 12/06/2016


 Print this MEMBERSHIP FORM and return to the front office via your child's backpack!

Stay in the Loop!

 Click to join diamond_elementary_schoolJoin the Diamond Yahoo Group to keep up with upcoming events! (spaces are actually underscores! _)


Join our Facebook Group - search for "Diamond Elementary PTA" - parents/guardians and staff/teachers ONLY! 

PTA Meetings

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





September 2016 Meeting: Meeting Minutes  

November 2016 Meeting: Meeting Minutes, Profit and Loss 2016 October

December 2016 Meeting:  Meeting Minutes, Profit and Loss 2016 November

February 2017 Meeting:  Meeting MinutesProfit and Loss 2017 January

April 2017 Meeting: Meeting Minutes Profit and Loss March 2017

May 2017 Meeting: Meeting Minutes

June 2017 Meeting: Profit and Loss May 2017     Profit and Loss June 2017

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 !


Restaurant Night!



     Coal Fire Logo

    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

                         (301) 519-2625          

Giant   Register for Giant's A+Bonus Bucks for Education
Our school code is 00806
Safeway   Register for Safeway's Program through eScrip Use group number 6495520
Box tops   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, 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, 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  
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