Diamond Canyon Coyote Chronicle

March 2023: Communication for our Coyote Families

Note From Principal LeCount

Dear Coyotes,

It was great seeing so many families on campus for conferences a few weeks ago. Parental partnership truly makes a positive difference for student achievement and the culture of our school.

Last Friday our PTA hosted a memorable evening with our annual Daddy Daughter Dance. I want to give a HUGE thank you to our DC PTA and all the volunteers that put in hours of time to pull off this special evening. To all the dads/uncles/neighbors/friends that brought a Coyote, THANK YOU. The smiles of our girls were priceless. There were a few moments that made my eyes mist feeling such gratitude for the school community I am blessed to call home.

This week we are hosting our Kindergarten Roundup Night. We would love for you to share with friends and family. Our kindergarten classrooms will be open and the Book Fair will also be open to welcome current and new families in to see our beautiful library and purchase a new book or two. The evening is on March 1st 5:00-6:00pm. You can enter at the kindergarten gate or main gate. The Book Fair is open to ALL 3:30-6:00pm March 1st.

Another fun event this week is our annual Lunch with the Lorax on Thursday, March 2nd. Kindergarten through third grade families are welcome to bring a blanket and favorite book to picnic with our students. It's a great way to spend lunch time with our students.

I wish everyone a healthy and happy spring break March 13th - 17th.

With Coyote Pride,

Mrs. Tara LeCount

Proud Principal

Mark your calendars

DC Book Fair runs through Friday, March 3 @ 4:00 pm

Wednesday, March 1: Kindergarten Night 5-6 pm

Thursday, March 2: Lunch with the Lorax for K-3rd at their scheduled lunch times, BB DC@ SF 4:30 pm

Monday, March 6: Musical performance 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 7: Staff Luncheon Day, Basketball pictures, BB DC@ SH 4:30 pm, Musical performance 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 8: Battle of the Books Duel lll 9:00 am

Thursday, March 9: Field Day for K-3 students, BB WW@DC 4:30 pm

Friday, March 10: Field Day 4th-6th grade

Monday, March 13-- Friday, March 17: SPRING BREAK

Tuesday, March 21: BB DC@SV 4:30 pm

Thursday, March 23: BB DC@ GP 4:30 pm

Friday, March 24: Student Council 6/7/8 gr dance 5:00-6:30

Tuesday, March 28: AzSCI testing grades 5 & 8, BB DC@ TE 4:30 pm

Wednesday, March 29: AzSCI testing grades 5 & 8

Thursday, March 30: DC 7/8 gr Choir to competition in Anaheim 9:00 am, 6/7/8 gr Pep Rally 3:00, BB SH@DC 4:30 pm

Friday, March 31: DC 7/8 gr Choir to competition in Anaheim, PTA Mother/Son Night 6:00 pm

2nd semester PLC dates

March 3 March 10 March 24

March 31 April 28 May 5 May 12

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Kindergarten through 3rd grade event to celebrate Dr.Seuss and Read Across America Week

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Wild about Books Spring Book Fair Events:

Scholastic Wild about Reading Book Fair February 24 – March 3rd 8:30am–4:00pm

  • Kindergarten Family Night Wednesday, March 1st Open until 6:00pm
  • Lunch with the Lorax March 2nd Parent VIP access to Book Fair 8:30am-4:00pm

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options! With Book Fair eWallet, a safe and convenient digital payment account, your student can shop the Fair cash-free! In addition, if you are not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping option. We have partnered with The Scholastic Store™ to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to your home (with free shipping on orders of $25 or more)! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online.


It's what we've all been waiting for...DC Musical is BACK!!

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DC Teachers of the month!!

AzSCI & AASA 22-23 State Testing Schedule

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Testing do's and dont's

Do be sure your child brings their charged Chromebook to school WITH their charger

Do be sure they also have wired headphones, no Bluetooth

Don't make appointments on testing day as once a test has started they need to complete it or the entire test is invalidated.

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This months DC Staff Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday March, 7. The theme is Taco Bar. We are including all grade levels each month to give everyone the opportunity to sign up with their favorite dish to support the theme. Please click on the attached link to sign up to bring something for our staff to enjoy. This is our teacher's favorite day of the month!


Thank you so much for all of your support!


Join us March 31st for our PTA Mother/Son Bingo Night!

We will have games/pizza/treats/photos & prizes! We can't wait to have a great time with our boys!

**Please note -we will NOT be selling tickets at the door as you must prepay through the QR code on the flyer**

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DC Lost & Found

DC PTA has purchased this very helpful item for our school. Hopefully students and parents will have a much easier time finding missing items this way. Please be sure to check, or have your children check our new lost and found stand located in the MPR.

Middle School Athletics

Mass Communication System update

In recent weeks, we have experienced email issues with our mass notifications system, where messages were intermittently delayed, failed to send, or ended up in spam folders. We have been informed by our mass notifications provider, Finalsite, that the problems have since been resolved.

We apologize for this, as we know how important email communications are to keeping our families and staff informed. If a crisis occurs or critical information needs to be shared, please be aware that information will be communicated with you in multiple ways:

  • Email
  • Text
  • Website communication
  • Social media pages

Thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve this email issue with our vendor partner.

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