Diamond Path News!

March 6 - March 17, 2023


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Included in this Edition!

  • Mark your calendar!
  • Friendly Reminders and Expectations
  • Annual Food Drive!
  • "CAHOOTS" 2023 Summer Program
  • Spring Picture Day!
  • PTO Meeting
  • Yearbooks on Sale Now!
  • "Health. Move. Minds - Amplify Kindness!"
  • Note from Nurse Deb
  • Not returning to Diamond Path next year?
  • District 196 Bond Referendum
  • Teachers On Call - Hiring Substitute Teachers!

Mark your calendar!

Monday, March 6th (Cycle Day 5)

Tuesday, March 7th (Cycle Day 1) - Spring Picture Day and "Dress for Success" Day!

Wednesday, March 8th (Cycle Day 2)

Thursday, March 9th (Cycle Day 3)

Friday, March 10th - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)


Monday, March 13th (Cycle Day 4) - Annual Food Drive Starts!

Tuesday, March 14th (Cycle Day 5)

Wednesday, March 15th (Cycle Day 1)

Thursday, March 16th (Cycle Day 2) - PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM (see below)

Friday, March 17th (Cycle Day 3)



March 7th Dress-Up Day has been changed from "Rainbow Colors/Fun Run Shirt" to "Dress for Success" Day. Thank You!

Bring a Hero to Phy Ed. Week

If you are interested in your student bringing a Hero to their Phy Ed. class, please use the Sign-up Genius link below. All Hero's must be signed up ahead of time using the link below and will also be required to check in through the office the day they come. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chamberlain at michael.chamberlain@district196.org

Friendly Reminders and Expectations:

End of Day Transportation Changes: To help elminiate any confusion at the end of the day, please report any transportation changes before 2:00 PM.

If your child is absent from school, you must report their absence each day before 10:00 AM. If you have a planned vacation or know your child we be out for more than one day, you can report a series of dates that we can mark in our system so we don' t call you to verify the reason for the absence. If you have a sick child, are picking your student up early, or have a planned absence, please click here or email the Diamond Path Attendance email at dp.attendance@district196.org to report the absence. If your child is sick, include details of symptoms such as fever of 100.4 or greater, cough, sore throat, or COVID-19 test results.

Transportation: We are not allowed to write bus passes for students to ride the bus home with other students, unless it's an emergency, which will then be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Lunch: Visitors are not allowed to have lunch with students this year. Thank You for your understanding!


Diamond Path Annual Food Drive!

Dear Diamond Path Families,

Monday, March 13th - Tuesday, March 21st, Diamond Path will begin it's annual food drive! The food we collect will go to the Rosemount Family Resource Center. The Rosemount Family Resource Center is a part of 360 Communities that has a total of 5 food shelves.

Below are some of the most wanted food items:

  • Canned fish and meat

  • Canned fruits and vegetables

  • Cooking and baking items

  • Rice

  • Pasta

  • Cereal.

All the items must be unopened and unused. We cannot accept any times that are perishable. Please make sure to check expiration dates before donating. Expired food cannot be considered a donation.

Non-food donations are also needed, shown below:

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Soap

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes

  • Cleaning supplies

There will be a box in your student’s classroom for any donations brought in. Student council members will be collecting donations from classrooms.

Donations can also be brought in by anyone participating in Bring My Hero To PE week (March 13th - 17th)! There will be a box outside the gym for donations.

Please support the Diamond Path food drive by bringing in food drive items, these donations will help fight hunger in our community.


Diamond Path Student Council


CAHOOTS 2023 Summer Program

CAHOOTS Math and Language Arts in one book....a great value!

Parents, Community Education is pleased to again be offering CAHOOTS, a K-5 summer math and language arts correspondence workbook program.

The program is portable, flexible and designed to closely match our district curriculum through an engaging and reflective approach to learning. After completing each lesson and checking answers online, students complete an assignment reflection and send to a CAHOOTS Buddy who will send a written response back.

You will receive a letter which includes enrollment instructions the week of February 27. Cost is $44. Final registration is due March 31.

Sample workbook pages can be viewed at ce.district196.org/enrichyouth.

It is recommended students work on the grade level they will be entering in the fall (i.e. 1st grade is a review of kindergarten), to review and reinforce skills learned during the school year. Please discuss with your child’s teacher, if you feel another level may be more suitable.

CAHOOTS should not be considered a replacement for participating in summer school, if your child qualifies. CAHOOTS is not intended to replace regular reading for enjoyment or math activities that strengthen your child’s fluency and love for math.


District 196 Bond Referendum:

District 196 is having a bond referendum election on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. The two-question referendum includes proposed improvements to address current and long-term facilities and equipment needs in the areas of safety and security, space for growth, and providing students a consistent experience across the district. This week, the district released a short video that provides an overview of the bond referendum and a one-page flyer, “10 Reasons District 196 Is Holding a Bond Referendum.” Absentee voting begins March 24 in person at the District Office and by mail. To vote absentee, voters must fill out a 2023 Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application form. For more information about the bond referendum, go to www.District196.org/bond/.

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