Announcements


MDE’s Spring Musical is Lion King Jr!


Mt Diablo Children's Theatre will partner up with Curtains Up Youth Theatre again on the show this year. Registration will be open to all 4th and 5th MDE Students starting today Friday, December 13th and the cost is $225 per child. Registration & payment are due by the end of the school day January 17th (checks and Venmo are accepted). The full schedule is posted here and the link to register is https://forms.gle/EZcFnyfX64QyBYq7A 


There will be an Audition Workshop to kick things off on Wednesday, January 29th, where all registered students will get the chance to meet the Directors (Judy Ryken - Musical Direction, Sarah Wilcox - Stage Direction, Frank Ryken - Choreography) as well as receive scripts & audition Information. Final performances will be on Thursday, April 30th & Friday May 1st at 7:30pm. 


Questions? please reach out to CurtainsUpYouthTheatre@gmail.com

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KINDERGARTEN & TK REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021
TK and Kindergarten registration day will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the school Library.  Beginning this year registration will be held by appointment only. Appointments can be made starting January 14, 2020 through SignUpGenius

Students born between 9/2/2015 and 12/2/2015 are eligible for TK.  Students born between 9/2/2014 and 9/1/2015 will be registered for Kindergarten. (Students born between 9/2/2013 and 9/1/2014 will enter 1st grade, even if they have not attended Kindergarten.)

Steps for registration:

* Pre-register online HERE and print a copy to bring with you to your registration day appointment. You do not need to register online if your child is a current TK student or has had services through the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

* Make a registration appointment through SignUpGenius starting 1/14/20.

Parent ID

Address verification documents – see form in packet for acceptable documents

Original birth certificate of student or passport

Immunization records

* Pick up a registration packet in the school office beginning January 28, 2020.  

* On February 4th, bring the online registration printout and the completed forms in the packet along with the following documents:

Please note: You must bring all documentation above to your registration appointment.

Click here for the SignUpGenius Link

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5th Grade Science Camp


Help our 5th graders go to camp! Outdoor Education is a four-day, offsite field trip that is planned each year for 5th graders. The camp teaches a hands-on science curriculum and social skills, and provides a taste of the responsibility and independence students will need when they advance to middle school.
Outdoor education is a fun, enriching experience that kids look forward to, and that they will never forget! 


  Upcoming Events


JANUARY: 
1-6 – Winter Break
14 – Signup Genius open for Kindergarten registration appointments
15 – Denim and Diamonds auction tickets go on sale!
20 – Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (NO SCHOOL)
21 – General PFC Meeting (7-8pm)
21-24 - Fifth Grade camp
28 – Kindergarten registrations packets (can be picked up in office)
29 – Musical Audition workshop (12:25-2pm)
31 - Lost and Found Clean Out

FEBRUARY: 
4 – Kindergarten registrations by appointment only
5 – Musical Auditions (12:30 – 5pm)
6 – Musical Callbacks (2:20 – 4:30)
13 – Dine and Donate
14 and 17 – NO SCHOOL
18-21 – Kindness Week
18 – General PFC Meeting (7-8pm)
20 – STEM Symposium (6-7pm)
28 – Father/Daughter Dance
28 – Lost and Found Cleanout

  Newsletters



  The Garden Corner



Our 3rd Annual Garden Pizza Party brought lots of smiles on Wednesday.  A special thanks to Joe Knapp for baking 75 pizzas in his wood fired oven, to Naked Tomato for donating all of the pizza dough, and to all of the extraordinary MDE families and staff who donated produce from their home gardens and volunteered to help prepare and serve up the pizzas.  It was a fabulous day and was only made possible by your generosity. 






  Social Media 




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  MDE Power of Giving



Calling all Super Heroes!

We at Mount Diablo Elementary (MDE) rely on the POWER OF GIVING to ensure that our students achieve all levels of success!

  • Level 1: Education

  • Level 2: Technology

  • Level 3: Enrichment

If 100% of parents give, Parent Faculty Club (PFC) will be able to support our teachers, provide classrooms with new technology, and sponsor enrichment events.

To exercise your Super Power, click the Donate button below. Email the MDE Education Fund Treasurer with any questions.

CLICK BELOW TO SUPPORT OUR PFC!
Our goal is to have 100% of families contribute!  So, we are going to wrap up the Ed Fund drive with a 5-day campaign this week August 25th thru August 30th.  Each day we will provide a compelling reason to participate and an update on our fundraising goal.  Plus, everyone that participates has a chance to win a yearbook (Monday through Thursday) or a pair of tickets to the auction fundraiser (Friday giveaway).   

   What is the PFC?


The Mt. Diablo Elementary PFC is a non-profit volunteer organization that helps to fund programs and provide supplies that the school could not otherwise afford. 
The money raised by the PFC supports our computer program, provides instructional aides, yard duty support, curriculum enhancement, parent educator programs, classroom supplies, new technology, playground equipment, enrichment and reading assistance programs, and much more.

PFC Mission

To support high academic standards and a positive learning environment at our school through educational and social programs, parent outreach, and community involvement.

PFC Vision

To make every child's potential a reality by:
  • Helping to provide a strong educational and learning environment for students 
  • Maintaining a strong membership and good relationships with teachers and each other through effective communication, planning, documentation, and training
  • Having visibility and a voice in the community
  • Maintaining a healthy bank account through planning and the financial/strategic flexibility to adjust to outside factors

  How Do I Get Involved?



If you or someone you know might want to learn more about the PFC or if you might be interested in any of the open positions, please contact Alli Battistelli or Drina Rubiales at MDEPFC@gmail.com. Thanks for your support and we look forward to working with you! 

The PFC meets once a month at 7:00 PM, typically on the third Tuesday of each month. See the school calendar for actual dates. FREE babysitting is provided — there is no need to sign up in advance. 

  Meeting Notes



 2018-2019 School Year
 Minutes     
August 2018 February 2019
September 2018 March 2019
October 2018  April 2019
November 2018  May 2019
January 2019





  Earn dollars for MDE PFC



When you shop at Amazon.com:

http://smile.amazon.com/

Did you know that you can support MDE PFC via AmazonSmile every time you make a purchase on Amazon! If you start at smile.amazon.com you will find the same Amazon you know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to MDE PFC!


Signing up is easy!

Here's how to shop AmazonSmile:

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials

3. Choose MT Diablo Elementary School Parent Faculty Club

4. Select It

4. Start shopping!

5. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile


As a reminder, The Mt. Diablo Elementary PFC is a non-profit volunteer organization that helps to fund programs and provide supplies that the school could not otherwise afford. 

The money raised by the PFC supports our computer program, provides instructional aides, yard duty support, curriculum enhancement, parent educator programs, classroom supplies, new technology, playground equipment, enrichment and reading assistance programs, and much more.




  Konstella




https://www.konstella.com/

New to Mt. Diablo?  Register on Konstella!

Konstella is our school's communication tool for announcements and sign-ups, and it is our online directory. New families need to register!

Go to: www.konstella.com and click "Find Your School" and enter "Mt. Diablo" to register.