Dear Didion Families,
Please read on for information about the upcoming PTA meeting, Transitional Kindergarten at Didion, the next Spirit Day, Dragons Dine Out, Young Actors Stage, our Inaugural Golf tournament, Spring Fest, and Elementary 2nd Trimester Minimum Days and Parent Teacher Conferences.
Our next PTA meeting is on Wednesday, March 1st at 5:30pm. Join us for our executive board elections as well as updates on upcoming events like Spring Fest and our inaugural Golf Tournament! You can meet us in the Didion cafeteria or join us on Zoom [Meeting ID: 880 6499 9870, Passcode: DidionPTA].
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN AT DIDION
Sacramento City Unified recently announced that applications will open for the 2023-2024 Transitional Kindergarten program starting Tuesday, February 21 at 8:00am. Students who turn five September 2, 2023 through April 2, 2024 are eligible to apply. Genevieve Didion will be one of the new TK sites starting in 2023-2024. To qualify to register for TK, students must be 5 years of age September 2, 2023, through April 2, 2024 and live within the Sacramento City Unified School District boundaries. Applications can be submitted online at https://www.scusd.edu/tk. Interested families can visit the website to learn more about TK.
SPIRIT DAY AND DIDION’S ONLINE GEAR STORE
Didion’s next spirit day is on Friday March 31st! Wear your Didion gear to show your school spirit! If you need new Didion gear, check out the school’s online logowear store at https://didiondragons.myshopify.com and all orders will get shipped directly to your home.
DRAGONS DINE OUT
Order your favorite dish or try something new at our next Dragons Dine Out at Panda Express on March 8th! Panda Express will donate 20% of each sale which go toward initiatives like classroom support and our reading programs. Go here for instructions and details: http://tinyurl.com/DragonsDineOutMarch2023
YOUNG ACTORS STAGE AND THE WIZARD OF OZ
Registration is open for the Didion Cast’s production of The Wizard of Oz! This session is open to students in grades 1-8. After school rehearsals will take place in the Didion Gym, March 7-May 11, Tuesdays (2:30-5:00pm) & Thursdays (1:30-4:00). Tech week and performances will take place May 13-21, at 24th Street Theater. For details and registration go to: www.YoungActorsStage.com
DIDION’S INAUGURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT – MAY 6TH
We are so excited to bring our inaugural golf tournament to families and friends of Didion on Saturday, May 6, 2023! This fun filled tournament includes golf complete with games such as Beat Mr. Eder’s Foursome, dinner, silent auction, raffle and more. For more information, visit the website. Registration is open with a limited number of spots. Secure your spot now! For those who may not be able to make it for golf, you can purchase a ticket for dinner here.
SPRING FEST 2023
Save the date for Spring Fest 2023 on Saturday, March 25th! Kids will get a chance to fill their baskets with eggs stuffed with goodies and everyone will get to enjoy tasty fried rice and donuts. We are looking for donations of plastic Easter eggs along with small toys and nut & chocolate free candy to fill the eggs. Donations can be dropped off in the library or front office until March 13th. More details to come soon!
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE MINIMUM DAYS (GRADES 1-6)
March 27th through March 31st will be minimum day for grades 1-6 due to parent-teacher conferences. On minimum days, 1st-3rd grade dismisses at 12:05, and 4th – 6th grade dismisses at 12:19.
February 21: Transitional Kindergarten Application Window for 2023-2024 School Year Opens
March 1: PTA General Meeting, 5:30, Cafeteria
March 1: All School Picture, 10:00am
March 2: 3rd Grade Read-Around
March 10: Battle of the Books! 10:30-11:45, Gym
March 17: Elementary End of Second Trimester (1-6 Minimum Day)
March 25: Spring Fest (Fried Rice Breakfast and Egg Hunt), 9:00-11:00
March 27 – March 31: Trimester 2 Elementary Conference Days (1-6 Minimum Days)
March 31: Didion Gear/Colors Spirit Day
March 31: Read-A-Palooza
March 31: Middle School End of 3rd Quarter (7th & 8th Grade Minimum Day)
April 3 – April 7: Spring Break Holiday