Dateline Dieck

May 2017 Newsletter

Our Mission

Swartz Creek Community Schools inspires our learners to embrace challenges, set goals, grow their talents, and realize their dreams for success in a global society.

From the desk of Mr. Fuller

One of the most significant and progressive changes that has happened in education in recent years is the integration of the so-called “maker movement” into our schools. This movement is characterized by allowing students to engage in hands-on activities which culminate in creations which can take many forms. Examples would include: a musical composition, a program for a robot, a tasty pastry, a video, or a birdhouse. This approach allows children to become designers, engineers, problem solvers, and innovators.

One of the things that we stress are the academic skills that are essential to the making process. The act of product development requires that students use their reading, mathematical, and technology skills to bring their design to completion.

At Dieck Elementary, “making” is employed in in many hands-on, inquiry based investigations that are carried out in our STEM lab. Our after school program has also provided a vehicle for increasing student opportunities for making. We are fortunate to have many talented staff members that make these programs so successful. A significant number of students have enjoyed the varied offerings that were initiated last year and expanded upon this year.

Our goal for the future is to continue, and expand even more, our after-school programs. We want or students to participate in activities that help them develop their skills and vision of what they can become. Along the way they may just discover something that becomes a lifelong interest to pursue.

June Newsletter 2017

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President ~ Vicki Lockwood

V. President ~Stephanie Jacob

Secretary ~Jamie Hoffman

Treasurer ~ Shannon Shoemaker

NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day ~ Monday, May 29

School Resumes Tuesday, May 30

Fun with Food Club Dates ~ May 30th

3:45pm - 5:00 pm

must be pre-registered

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Dieck Garden Club Meetings: Wednesday's after school

May 31 & June 7th

3:45 - 5:00

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Sewing Club Dates ~ Thursday June 1st

3:45 pm -5:15 pm

must be pre-registered

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ALL Library Books due: Friday, June 2nd

Please turn in ALL books to keep our Library intact and to avoid any fines to you.

Thank you!


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Our lost and found is overflowing!! Please have your child look in the lost and found for any of their missing items! Thank you!
Dieck STEM Lab

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Attendance Policy

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Medication Policy

Medication will be administered to children only if the Authorization to Administer Medication Form is on file in the Dieck Office. Medication must be in the original prescription container with he child's name and name of the doctor on it. The medication will be stored in a locked container and administered as prescribed by the physician. Administration will be recorded on a medication log sheet by the staff.

Please do not send medication in with your student. You have to bring it in and fill out the appropriate forms.



Dear Dieck Parents:

Re: Summer Birthday Announcements

Instead of having so many birthdays to announce on the last day of school, starting on May 1st we will begin to announce our summer birthday students too. So for example, on May 1st any student with a birthday on May 1st, July 1st, or August 1st will be announced during our morning announcements.

On May 2, May 2, July 2, and August 2 birthdays will be announced and so on. I will do this throughout the month of May.

June birthday’s will be announced in June.

Hopefully this will make our summer birthday students feel special about their birthday too

If you would like to send in a birthday treat in for your student on the coinciding day in May that would be fine, but not mandatory. All teachers ask is that you drop off the treats in the office anytime throughout the day. Your student will come down when the class is ready, normally at the end of the day to get their treat to be shared with their class. We do not have birthday “parties”, just a simple sharing of a small treat is sufficient.

Thank you!!

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Salmon Release 2017

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Elms Honor Choir, Monday, May 1st.. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Performing for E-5 and Mrs. Richardson's classroom
Elms Rd Honors Choir

Tuesday, May 2nd & Wednesday, May 3rd

Longway Planetarium Portable Theatre Dome
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Longway Planetarium Portable Theatre Dome Schedule

Tuesday, May 2nd

9:00-9:40----E5's--In My Backyard-----Gillett

10:00-10:40---Kindergarten---In My Backyard-----Brookshire

11:00-11:40---Kindergarten---In My Backyard-----Fader

11:40 --12:45----Lunch

12:45-1:35---First Grade---Secret of the Cardboard Rocket-----Carney

1:45-2:35---Second Grade---Secret of the Cardboard Rocket-----Jacob

2:40-3:30---Second Grade---Secret of the Cardboard Rocket-----Holtz

Wednesday, May 3rd

9:00-9:50---Third/Fourth Split---Secret of the Cardboard Rocket-----Martin

10:00-10:50---Third Grade---Secret of the Cardboard Rocket-----Sanders

11:00-11:40---Fourth Grade---Skies Over Michigan-----Brownfield


12:50-1:30---Fourth Grade---Skies Over Michigan-----Swales

1:40-2:20---Fifth Grade---Skies Over Michigan-----Allison

2:30-3:10---Fifth Grade---Skies Over Michigan-----Tallman

Thank you Mr. Meier for sponsoring this event. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by our students and staff!!

Mrs. Fader's Kindergarten class at the Portable Theatre Dome

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3rd & 4th Grade Kettering visit~ Tuesday, May 2nd

Congratulations to the following students whose inventions were chosen to be on display at the Young Innovators Fair at Kettering!!

Camden Cronkright

Selah Fader

Grace Grant

Gabe Lalonde

Aliyah Laurie-Carrington

Brooklyn Muma

Avery Nuffer

Trent Swales

Lily Thompson


Camden Cronkright

Selah Fader

Grace Grant

Gabe Lalonde

Aliyah Laurie-Carrington

Brooklyn Muma

Avery Nuffer

Trent Swales

Lily Thompson

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Congratulations to our students who participated in the PAC performance "Folk Tales"

Ashley Sharkey

Fletcher Martin

Alexis Anthony

Jenna Hasyn

Brooklyn Berry

Carter Temsey

Sophia Willyard

Bianca Music

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Congratulations Delani!!

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10:00 AM Part 1

1:30 PM Part 2

Students will be preforming the same show as May 10 at 6 pm @ PAC

Wednesday, May 10th ~ E5's Field Trip to Flint Youth Theatre

Going to see "The Cat in the Hat"

Bus leaves 9:15 am

Returns 11:30 am

Board of Education Meeting ~ Wednesday, May 10th

7:00-9:00 PM at the Administration Building

Wednesday, May 10th ~ Dieck Talent Show

Dieck Talent Show at the PAC

6:00 - 8:30 PM

M-Step for 3rd and 4th Grade Students. starting Thursday, May 11th

Kdg -Field Trip to Flint Youth Theatre ~ Thursday, May 11

We are going to see Dr. Suess' The Cat in Hat.

Bus leaves 9:15

Returns 11:30


Start time 2:00 p.m.

End Time 3:30

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Cedar Point - First payment due- Friday, May 12th

2nd Payment of $25.00 per person.

Check's payable to Dieck PTO

No Refunds

Tuesday, May 16th ~ Mobile Dentist


Thursday, May 25th ~ 5th grade field trip to Henry Ford Museum

Information will be sent home with your student.

Parents, Please make sure you have your Background check turned in prior to this field trip.

Last Day to check our Library Books Friday, May 26th

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