Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

December 15, 2017

Party Time!

First, we would like to extend our thanks to our wonderful parent volunteers that helped serve hot chocolate to the students that attended the PAWS party this morning. We appreciate all of your help, and the students did too!

Class parties will be held on Wednesday 12/20 (times are listed below). If you plan to join the fun, please be sure to park in a parking space (not in the bus lanes out front). Remember, you will need to bring your photo ID and check in at the front desk. We also ask that you do not check students out to attend their sibling's party, (there simply isn't enough room in the classrooms.) You may check your student out to go home early in the classroom with his/her teacher but please keep in mind, you will need to check out siblings in the office prior to the last check out at 2:15.

Winter Class Parties - Wednesday 12/20

10:15-11:00 3rd and 5th

12:15 – 1:00 K and 4th

1:20-2:05 1st and 2nd

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Parent Surveys


Please help us improve our school by taking a few minutes to complete two very important surveys: one for GCPS and one for the State of Georgia.

GCPS Survey:

Each year GCPS conducts a Parent Perception Survey which is available on the Parent Portal. Once you log-in to your account, the survey should automatically pop up on your screen (make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off if you don't see it). Click here to log-in to your account. If you haven't yet set up a Parent Portal account, please visit our main office at Dyer to complete the brief form and show your valid ID. We also have computers available in the Media Center for you to use to complete the GCPS survey.

State Survey:

The other survey is from the State of Georgia and assists with our College and Career Readiness Climate Star Rating. You may complete the State survey on your computer, smartphone, or tablet or again, at the Dyer Media Center. We would like ALL parents to complete this State survey, and all responses are anonymously submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click here to access the State survey.

We hope you will take a few minutes to complete these two surveys to help us improve Dyer Elementary. Thanks for your support!

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Bear Reader Program

The Bear Reader Program has begun. There are no special reading logs required. We are asking that the students read at least 20 minutes for five days of the week. The students already have reading logs that they have as part of their homework. Fill out the homework reading log every day. At the end of each month, the teachers will e-mail Mrs. Langford with the names of the students who have read at least 20 minutes for five days of the week. The students who complete this monthly reading goal will earn a brag tag. Brag tags are fun dog tags. The children will be able to collect a new brag tag at the end of each month. Let's see who can collect them all!

Birthday Wishes in Big Lights!

You may have noticed that birthdays can now be displayed on our school marquee. For just $5, you can wish your student a happy birthday during his/her birthday week. All proceeds benefit our "PAWS" initiative. (Summer birthdays will run during the last week of school, and during your child's birthday week.) To register your child, simply log into their MyPaymentsPlus account. Note: please allow 24 hours for processing.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are now on sale, order a copy today! Simply log on to and enter our school's order number: 10768.
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

January Dates

4th - Students return from Winter Break

11th - Sexual Abuse Prevention Curriculum Preview for Parents

12th - Pajama Day

15th - MLK Jr Day - School Holiday

16th - 5 Spot Cafe Spirit Night

17th - 100th Day of School

17th - Bruster's Blue Ice ($2)

22nd - 100th Day of School

25th - STEAM Night

26th - Box Top & Easy Money Turn in Day

School Make-Up Days:

Mark your calendar!

Gwinnett County Public School students and staff will make up the missed days due to Hurricane Irma by attending school on the designated inclement weather make-up days in the calendar:

Friday, February 23

Friday, March 9

Friday, March 23

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Parent Volunteers- Sign Up Here!

Help the Dyer Teachers!

All Grade Level Workroom Volunteers needed EVERY Tuesday Morning!

Sign-Up Today:

YOU are needed on a Dyer Family Fun Committee!

  • Donuts for Dads
  • Muffins for Moms
  • Bingo Night
  • Decorating Committee

Sign-Up Today!

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