Diamond DRUM Beat Newsletter

Seen at Diamond...

Cookie Dough Fundraisers for Washington D.C.

F19_DiamondMS_Cookie.pdf

Important Information about Redistricting

A recommended redistricting plan was presented to School Committee on October 1.

Community members will have an opportunity to weigh in on this plan by attending one of the public hearings to be held during the month of October. We are still finalizing dates and locations for these hearings, but will begin publicizing them very soon. If you are unable to attend one of these hearings, we will also share materials and an online form through our district website and other digital means.

Following a review of community feedback and any needed revision, a final recommendation will be presented to School Committee for vote on November 5th.

Approved maps will be implemented for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information, you can see the district webpage at: http://bit.ly/RedistrictBlog.


PTO Directory Data Confirmation & Annual Donations

It is time to confirm your contact information* for the 2019-2020 Diamond Student Directory. You must confirm your data by Friday, September 20th to ensure inclusion in the Print Directory.

Every fall, the PTO asks parents to consider making an Annual Donation. PLEASE NOTE: Annual Donations are the ONLY support the PTO receives from Diamond families. We DO NOT do fundraisers throughout the year - this is it!**

In order to both confirm your data and make your Annual Donation, you will need to visit https://diamondpto.membershiptoolkit.com to create a Membership Toolkit account. It only takes a few minutes - we promise! The PTO has transitioned from MySchoolAnywhere to Membership Toolkit. If you had a MySchoolAnywhere account, using the same email address as your user ID should connect you to your previous directory data.

Need more help? Step-by-step directions are available here.

Your Annual Donations support our entire Diamond community:

• Funding teacher grants for classroom books & materials

• Supporting educator professional development

• Providing special assemblies & events for students, families & parents

• Funding after school clubs & teacher appreciation events

Annual Donors have access to the PTO online directory and the option to purchase a Print Directory. As a courtesy, they also receive the Diamond Daily Announcements via email.

Thank you for your consideration!

Diamond PTO Directory & Donations Team

Other Notices:

  • Our team web pages should be up and running, but if you run into trouble please email and let us know.
  • All students have now received their Chromebooks! If you have any questions, please start with your child's team leader, or email Mr. Wolke, our Digital Learning Coach.
  • Please be sure to review our drop off and pick up procedures on the Diamond website and follow the directions of the staff members in yellow vests.

Dates to Remember:

  • October 14th - No School, Columbus Day
  • November 8th - No School, Professional Development
  • November 11th - No School, Veteran's Day
  • November 15th - No School, Middle School Conferences
  • November 27th - Early Release, Thanksgiving Break
  • November 28th-29th - No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 2nd - Early Release, Middle School Conferences
  • December 13th - Early Release, Middle School Conferences
  • December 23rd-January 1st - Schools Closed, Winter Break
  • January 2nd - Schools Reopen

Important Links: