Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

November 8, 2021

We hope you and your families have been enjoying the beautiful weather and extra hour this weekend! It's hard to believe there are only two more weeks in the first trimester, and only two more weeks before the Thanksgiving break! We are thankful for the opportunity to welcome and honor Veterans at Dryden this Thursday, on Veterans Day. We look forward to this special day and to another great Dolphin Week at Dryden!

Dates to Remember

11/10 - PTA Stock the Lounge items due

11/10 - Birthday Books for November Birthdays

11/11 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 pm at Dunton Administration Center

11/12 - End of First Trimester

11/16 - PTA Dine-Out at Portillo's

11/19 - Report Cards emailed to parents

11/22 - 11/26 - Thanksgiving Break, No School

11/29 - School resumes

11/30 - CogAT reports emailed to parents (Grades 3 & 5, and 4th grade students not tested last year)

12/3 - ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge T-Shirt Design Contest entries due

School Lunch Update for Monday, November 8

Due to the national food supply chain disruption, the district school hot lunch will be hot dogs instead of hamburgers, which is currently on the weekly menu.

Veterans Day Video, Photos due November 8

At Dryden we look forward to making Veterans Day special for Veterans, and a meaningful learning opportunity for our students. If you are or know a special Veteran who would like to be included in our school video, please complete the form below or contact Technology Facilitator, Mrs. Maria Goldstein, at mariagoldstein@sd25.org for assistance. Photos are due by the end of the day on Monday, November 8. Thank you!

RULER Parent Presentation

Thank you to those who were able to attend this presentation at Dryden on October 25, and thank you to the Dryden Social Emotional Learning Implementation Team (Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Schindler, Ms. Menel, Ms. Sorrentino & Mrs. Giacomin-Ferris) for a wonderful presentation! Please click on the link below to access and review Dryden's parent presentation on RULER, our school district's newly adopted social emotional learning program that is being implemented this year. Please contact Principal Akemi Sessler at asessler@sd25.org or 847-398-4280 if you have any questions. Thank you!

ABC/25 T-Shirt Design Contest

It's time to let your imagination run (pun intended) wild! All D25 students have the opportunity to submit a design for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge official race shirt and posters! These shirts will be worn by close to 1000 participants at the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on April 30, 2022. The design winner also gets to help select the color of the shirt! Official rules and regulations and t-shirt design forms can be found at abc25challenge.org/tshirt. Submissions are due back to your school office by December 3, 2021. Please follow ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for all race information or visit us at abc25challenge.org. We hope to see everyone there!

Dryden PTA

Check out the Dryden PTA website!!

November Birthday Books

If your Dolphin has a birthday in November, please remind them to pick out a book during their lunch hour on November 10!

Thankful Stock the Lounge

We are so thankful for the amazing teachers and staff here at Dryden! Help us show our appreciation for all their hard work by stocking their lounge with snacks and drinks. Please click the link below to sign up. Items need to be turned in by November 10th. Thank you for your support!


Dryden PTA Dine Out at Portillo’s

Join the PTA for our November Dine Out at Portillo’s in Rolling Meadows! The Dine Out is Tuesday, November 16 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Please mention Dryden when ordering.

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Elementary School Lunch Menu

Click here to access the weekly elementary school lunch menu and nutrition information.

Weekly E-Flyers

Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.