The Connect

A Newsletter from Mrs. Kaneshina and Mrs. Daley

One More Week of Testing!

Thanks so much for making sure our students were ready for the CAASPP testing last week. It was amazing to watch how focused our students were during the week of testing. Both Mrs. Kaneshina and I cannot wait to see how much growth they have made this year according to the CAASPP testing results. This week we have another intense week of CAASPP testing, students will be completing their performance tasks for both math and language arts. They will also have an additional day of testing on Friday to complete the science portion of the test. Again, continue to make sure your child is getting enough sleep and has something to eat in the morning, we appreciate your support!

In Mrs. Daley's class students are reading the book Little Women to understand multiple perspectives about The Civil War. This has given the students an opportunity to read out loud with a partner and on their own in class. We will also be examining The Civil War in social studies after testing.

In Mrs. Kaneshina's class, students will be designing a self propelled car! Check in with your student to see where they are at with this project. This is an assignment that takes lots of time to perfect and shouldn't be done in one sitting. Much of this assignment will be done in class, but students will need to bring in supplies to make their car.

We are still learning and working here in the "I-Pod"!

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End of the Year Volunteers Needed

We can use your help with our FANTASTIC 8th grade end of the year activitys. Please check out ‘’ (see links below) for specific parent volunteer opportunities. We will be providing lunch to our volunteers on Friday 5/17. Volunteers will sign in at the north entrance of the MPR at the start of their shift.

Set-Up ~ MPR

Thursday, May 16th / 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. (1 Shift Available ~ 20 Volunteers Needed)

For more information and to sign-up, please go to:

Decorating ~ MPR

Friday, May 17th / 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (2 Shifts Available ~ 20 Volunteers Needed per Shift)

For more information and to sign-up, please go to:

Clean-Up MPR & Storage of Decorations

Monday, May 20th / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (1 Shift Available ~ 25 Volunteers Needed)

For more information and to sign-up, please go to:

Other Ways to Support the End of the Year Activities:

Food & Beverage Donations: For ease of clean-up and safety, we prefer that the donations come in individually wrapped portions and that they contain NO nuts or peanuts due to allergy concerns.

Student donations need to be delivered to classroom by Thursday, May 16th but no later than Friday, May 17th by 8:00 a.m.

* Hernandez/Bezi/Chai – flats/cases of bottled of water

* Morrison/Uhalleyflats/cases of bottled of water

* Ferrari/Barragan - fun pack snacks / party pack chips
* Arellano/Gossage/Kuramata - fun pack cookies / individually wrapped desserts
* Bjelland/Dedick/Siefkesfun pack cookies / individually wrapped desserts
* Schemenauerfun pack snacks / party pack chips

* Burns Porterpaper plates and napkins

* Daley/Kaneshinaindividual bottles of Gatorade, Capri Suns (flats/cases/boxes)

Thank you kindly!

Volunteers may also email Mrs. Chai at if they have any questions. Thank you!

8th Grade Promotion Information

8th Grade Promotion

8th Grade Promotion Information

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Day Creek Campus

Let’s celebrate all we have accomplished!


There is only limited handicap parking available in our parking lot on this day. Additional parking may be located on the streets surrounding the school campus. Please observe all street signs and park ONLY where permitted. Please be respectful of our neighbors. Please do not obstruct driveways or intersections.

Campus gates will be open at 8:15 a.m. for seating.


There is no limit to the number of guests permitted at our ceremony; however, there is limited seating available. The center aisle must be kept clear for student procession. Please keep photography equipment, strollers, wheelchairs, and car seats out of the center aisle. Parents and guests are coming to enjoy their child’s special moment; please be respectful of others while names are being announced so each family can hear their child’s name. Please be aware that balloons are not allowed at seats. Balloons and large items that obstruct the view for others may be left on the outside stage area until the ceremony is over.


Immediately following the ceremony, eighth grade students may be checked out of school for a special day with their families. Parents must go to their child’s homeroom class to pick up their promotion certificate and sign-out their child. Note: if a sibling currently attends DCIS and you would like them to attend 8th Grade Promotion, be sure that your student obtains a pass from the office prior to Promotion.

Appropriate attire is “Sunday Best” — dignified and distinguished. Please be respectful of the school dress code.


Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 3th: Panoramic Picture at 9:50 a.m. (sold separately) not included in costs Class T-Shirts distributed for Panoramic Picture

Wednesday, May 8th - Open House - see flyer on this same announcement

Thursday, May 9th - Leadership and Band Trip to Magic Mountain

Thursday, May 9th - ESD Board Meeting

Monday, May 13th - 8th Grade Finals

Tuesday, May 14th - 8th Grade Finals

Tuesday, May 14th - 8th Grade Textbook Return Day

Friday, May 17th: 8th Grade Dance (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) in MPR

Friday, May 17th - Spirit Day - Hawaiian Day

Monday, May 20st: 8th Grade Picnic/Carnival (Minimum Day)

Tuesday, May 21nd: 8th-grade yearbook signing

Wednesday, May 22rd: 8th Grade trip to Knott’s Berry Farm (8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.) (Must have paid by 4/5)

Thursday, May23th:Promotion Ceremony(9:00a.m.–10:00a.m.) MINIMUM DAY Gates open at 8:15 a.m. for guest seating

After the ceremony, you may sign out student from homeroom class.