Updates 3/6/23


Dear Didion Families,

We have a lot of exciting things coming up for our community. Here’s a review of those announcements, as well as other important reminders.


On Wednesday, March 8th, place your order at the Delta Shores Panda Express for the last Dragons Dine Out of the school year! Panda Express will donate 20% of each sale which will go toward initiatives like classroom support and our reading programs. Go here for instructions and details: http://tinyurl.com/DragonsDineOutMarch2023


Yearbooks are on sale now! We are also looking for candid Didion photo submissions to show your memories from this school year. Also, click the link for instructions on submitting your Fireball artwork for a chance to appear on the cover! Go here for all the details: https://tinyurl.com/DidionYearbook


We can’t wait to see everyone at Spring Fest this month! The deadline to preorder your breakfast is next week 3/17. We are still asking for donations of plastic eggs and fillers by Tuesday, 3/13. There are also multiple volunteer spots open to help fill eggs and volunteer the day-of. View all the details at http://tinyurl.com/didionspringfest2023


The deadline to register for our inaugural Didion Golf Tournament is coming up this month. Our tournament, on May 6th, is a shotgun scramble format with add on games to play including closest to the pin, longest drive (male and female) and beat Mr. Eder’s foursome! That evening, you will also get to enjoy a Havana Nights themed dinner. Go here to learn more and register!


Friday, March 17th is the end of the second trimester and a minimum day for grades 1-6. Monday, March 27th through Friday, March 31st will also be minimum days for grades 1-6 due to parent-teacher conferences. 

Friday, March 31st is also the end of the 3rd quarter and a minimum day for grades 7-8. 

On minimum days, 1st-3rd grade dismisses at 12:05, 4th – 6th grade dismisses at 12:19, and 7-8 dismisses at 12:05.


Congratulations to our February Dynamic Dragons and Middle School Students of the Month!: https://didion.scusd.edu/dynamic-dragons 

For the month of March, students will be learning about integrity. Check out this resource to find out how you can support learning about this important character trait at home. 


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.


Please check the lost and found rack for any lost items. We will be clearing the rack and donating all remaining items after March 31st. 


We are beginning to have some issues with students bringing items from home. Toys and/or items of great value should be left at home. Parents, please remind your students to not bring these items to school, and please check your child’s backpack regularly to make sure that items that don’t belong at school don’t end up there. Also, a reminder to please remind your child that items may not be bought, sold, or exchanged between students at school. Thank you for your help!


Our February Didion newsletter brought to you by the PTA is out now! Read about the creative enrichment your student gets to experience through Ms. Ellen’s art classes. Also get details on school updates like our next Spirit Day and our school’s new Transitional Kindergarten Program. http://tinyurl.com/DidionFeb2023Newsletter


Applications are currently open for the 2023-2024 Transitional Kindergarten program at Didion. Students who turn five September 2, 2023 through April 2, 2024 and live within the Sacramento City Unified School District boundaries are eligible to apply. Applications can be submitted online at https://www.scusd.edu/tk


March 1: All School Picture, 10:00am

March 8 — Dragons Dine Out, Panda Express, Delta Shores

March 10: Battle of the Books! 10:30-11:45, Gym

March 17: Elementary End of Second Trimester (1-6 Minimum Day)

March 17: 3rd Grade Leprechaun Traps

March 20: All School Picture, 10:30am

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: Middle School End of 3rd Quarter (7th & 8th Grade Minimum Day)

March 31: Didion Gear/Colors Spirit Day; Read-A-Palooza; Cesar Chavez Day & 2nd Grade La Raspa Performance

April 3 – April 7: Spring Break Holiday