The week of September 25th also launches the 4th Annual Andrea Virga Winter Coat Drive, which continues until Tuesday October 31.  Donations benefit the local community, please see attached flier for details.


  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.  Please see the attached flier for details!




The After-School Activities 2017-2018 Session 1 is now open for registration.  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 


*NEW*  Diamond PTA would like to offer foreign language immersion classes through Big Learning.  See the attached flier for more details.  


Big Learning Registration: Sign up at:  click register now 


Group Piano will once again be offered at Diamond ES for grades 2-5.  A deposit is due by September 22, 2017.  The point of contact is Gladys Arrisueño, glarrisueno@gmail.comPlease see the linked flier for 2017-2018 program information. Classes begin September 29, 2017. 


C3 Cyber Club (Grades 1-2 & 3-5) - Minecraft Modding - Start Date 10/2/2017

"Register Class/Party"


Abacus Mental Math (Grades K-5) - Start Date 9/14/2017



Panda Programming (Grades K-5) - Start Date 9/20/2017

(443) 26-PANDA


Busy Bee Arts & Crafts - Start Date 10/3/2017

Contact Karen Orem 301-869-0722

Complete the Busy Bees registration form and return it to school with your child


MSA Basketball 9/19/2017


MSA Soccer 9/20/2017


MSA Tennis 9/28/2017


Chess Club 9/18/2017 (Grades K-5)

Please complete the Diamond Chess Club registration form and mail registration form as directed.

Carolyn Pancoast  - 


 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


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!




    Monday, October 9 is Dine Out night at Panera

Diamond receives 10% of the total proceeds, no flier needed.

285 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

                         (301) 926-0510           

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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