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Principal's Message

Principal Christina Montgomery

Greetings Diekman’s Best Family!


Welcome back to our wonderful 2023-2024 school year!  I cannot begin to explain how grateful and humbled my staff and I are to have the opportunity to lead our “Diekman’s Best” students, into a second year of school that we know will be promising.  As a community, our school has accomplished many successes!  Diekman has brilliant minded youth who are beginning to embark on their fullest potential.  We have shown that Diekman has what it takes to compete and win!  This year, “We are Diekman’s Best Accomplishing More in 2024!”  With dedication and perseverance, we can all better prepare our students to become lifelong learners whom are college bound, career ready, and/or future entrepreneurs.    


The first day of school for students in kindergarten thru 6th grade is Wednesday August 16, 2023.  This is a FULL DAY OF SCHOOL!  Our school hours are from 8:50 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  The doors open for ALL students at 8:50 a.m.  


All returning Pre-Kindergarten students, will begin Monday, August 28, 2023 from 8:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  If you have a child that is between the ages of 3 - 5, and you are interested in a screening appointment, please contact Diekman School at (708) 841-3838.


Our school uniform policy requires students to wear navy pants/skirts/jumpers with a light blue top.   We look forward to seeing all students on the first day of school.   Please take a moment to visit our district’s website at www.schooldistrict149.org to view our school supplies list as well. 


We encourage you to become an active member of our Bulldog family, and join our school’s CLASS DOJO for updated events and information.  Our first Super Hero Parent Day (inviting all parents to share in your child’s learning), will be Wednesday, 10/18/23 (Time: TBD).    


My staff and I are prepared to pour our BEST into your child(ren) and we know that you desire the same.  We want to thank you in advance for ensuring your child(ren) attends school each and every day prepared to learn beginning Wednesday, August 16, 2023 @8:50 a.m.  


In closing, I want to leave you with this quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”


Diekman family, thank you for helping my staff and I continue to move our children forward to higher heights and newer challenges!  Gooooo Bulldogs!


May we all make an effort to serve our children of the future and provide them the very BEST opportunities to meet their fullest potential! Together, we as a Diekman family, can make this a reality!


Please take a moment to join our Diekman Elementary School through Class Dojo for pertinent information (www.classdojo and/or download the app to your phone), and visit our district’s website at www.schooldistrict149.org for future information. 


Educationally Yours,


Ms. Montgomery, Principal

Diekman Elementary School


(708) 841-3838 (School)

(312) 806-2458 (Cell)