Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

April 5, 2020

Hello! We hope you have been able to get outside and enjoy the welcome signs of spring! We look forward to connecting with students and families for Remote Learning Days 10 - 13 this week! Please look for an email from Mrs. Sessler by Monday evening (April 6) with a link to the Landing Page with all of the grade level activities for Remote Learning Days 11 - 13. The link to Remote Learning Days 6 - 10 was emailed last week and can be found here.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

4/6 - Remote Learning Day 10

4/7 - Remote Learning Day 11

4/8 - Remote Learning Day 12

4/8 - Food Distribution at South & Thomas Middle Schools, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

4/9 - Remote Learning Day 13

4/10 - No School

4/10 - Yearbook Ordering and Custom Page deadline

4/13 - Staff Institute Day

4/13 - Next Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

4/14 - 4/30 - Adjusted Remote Learning Days

4/16 - Kindergarten Information Night - CANCELLED (will be rescheduled)

Hello from Dryden Staff!

Please share this video with your children. We want them to know we miss them, and that we are constantly thinking of them and wishing them all the best! Thank you to Assistant Principal Mrs. Beane for putting this together for us!

Dryden's All-School Weekly Family Challenge

  • Please look for an email at the beginning of each week. Dryden families and staff will be given a weekly challenge from Student Learning Coach Mrs. Wasik. Our whole school will have an opportunity to share with each other by video on Flipgrid. This activity is completely optional, but we thought it would be a fun and enriching way for students, families and staff to share and connect across our whole school. We hope you do, too!
  • Video Message from Mrs. Sessler for Dryden Students

    Mrs. Fuglestad's Draw-Along this past week inspired me and reminded me of a favorite book that I keep on my desk, Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg. Reading this book reminds me to not get angry with myself or others for making mistakes (and I find myself making a lot of mistakes lately!). Mistakes are opportunities for us to learn, and sometimes, they result in beautiful and wonderful things! I actually made a mistake while reading this book - OOPS! Let me know if you spot it! :)

    COVID-19 and Other Health Resources

    Click here to access District 25 COVID-19 information on the following:
    • Letters from Dr. Bein
    • Lunch Pick-Up & Delivery
    • Remote Learning
    • Help Dealing with COVID-19

    If you are in need of a primary care provider for your children, you can get more information and apply here.

    Dryden PTA

    Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on PTA Take Action Item: Tell Congress to Meet the Needs of Students and Families During COVID-19.

    PTA April Events Cancellations:

    In line with school closings, the PTA has sadly cancelled all events through the end of the month of April and will unlikely be able to reschedule. We look forward to bringing everything back next year!

    Plant Sale

    In order to adhere to social distancing suggestions and to keep our community safe, with heavy hearts, we have cancelled this year's plant sale. But if you do wish to purchase plants on your own, we suggest you consider Zeldenrust Farms where we source the plants from.

    Time to Order your YEARBOOKS!

    It's officially March, which means it's almost the April deadline to order your child's Dryden 2019-2020 Yearbook! Go to www.treering.com/validate and enter in Dryden's code (1014123635244163) to order.

    If you need help customizing pages for your child's book, please contact us at Drydenelementaryyearbook@gmail.com.

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    ABC 25 Get Burbed Race Update

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unique impact and uncertainty it continues to pose to our community, we have made the decision, with the support of Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein, to cancel the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge. This was a difficult decision to make but the safety and well-being of our race participants, volunteers, staff, and spectators is always a top priority.

    The ABC/25 Foundation still needs your support in order to fully fund teacher grants in the upcoming school year. There are three ways you can still help. Every dollar earned goes directly back into our schools to bring students projects and programs that foster innovation and creativity.

    1) Register as a virtual runner and run/walk your own 5K or 1 Mile on April 25, 2020! Post a picture on Twitter and tag ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge to show your support! Register here!

    2) Statefarm Agent, Jennifer Burnidge, will make a $10 donation to the ABC/25 Foundation for every person who completes an insurance quote in the month of April. When calling in for a quote, be sure to mention Quotes for Good and the ABC/25 Foundation for the quote to qualify. Call today! (847) 253-5678

    3) Make a donation directly to the Foundation. All donations are tax deductible. Click here to donate.

    We are already looking forward to the 2021 ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge. Event updates and information are available at abc25challlenge.org and through social media on Facebook, TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

    In the meantime, we encourage all of our participants, volunteers, event staff, partners and vendors to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.

    Thank you for your understanding and continued support!