Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

September 19, 2021

We hope you have been able to enjoy another beautiful weekend! We look forward to another "wonder-full" week of learning at Dryden!

Celebrating Collaboration, Creativity & Courage on International Dot Day, September 15

Dates to Remember

9/23 - Music for Youth Parent Information Night, 7:00 pm at Olive Mary-Stitt School

9/23 - Board of Education Meeting, District Administration Center, 7:30 pm

9/24 - Last Day for PTA Fund the 'Phins Fundraiser

9/27 - Fire Drill with AHFD

9/28 - Dryden PTA Dine-Out at Noodles & Company, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

9/30 - PTA Picture Day

9/30 - Last Day for 10% Discount on PTA Yearbook Purchase

10/1 - MAP Reports sent home

10/6 - Walk to School Day

10/7 - Board of Education Meeting, District Administration Center, 7:30 pm

10/11 - Institute Day, No School for Students

10/13 - MONDAY specials schedule

10/14 - 5th Grade Musical performance, 5:15 pm

10/20 & 10/21 - Parent Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)

10/29 - Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties

Car Line Safety

Procedures are in place and must be followed for the safety of our students, staff and community. Please share this information with caregivers or others who may be assisting you with pick-up and drop-off.

  • Remain in your car if in the car line.
  • Keep your car moving in the line if there is a space in front of you.
  • Pick-up or drop-off children curbside in front of the school southbound along Dryden only.
  • Please do NOT
    • Double-park
    • Have your child walk between cars
    • Cross mid-street
    • Make u-turns

Additional details regarding carline procedures during arrival and dismissal can be found here.

Are You Interested in Having your Child Learn to Play the Violin or Cello?

Music for Youth is a parent-paid program, partially subsidized by District 25, that provides string instruction at your school. To learn about our program, please attend our parent information session on Thursday, September 23 at 7:00 pm at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School. You will hear a short musical presentation by some of the students, learn about the program, and meet the teachers. Registration materials will be available.

Dryden PTA

Check out the Dryden PTA website!!

Fund the ‘Phin

Support Dryden PTA in our largest fundraiser of the year, Fund the ‘Phin! This is PTA’s only direct donation appeal and does not require any buying or selling! Please help PTA reach our $8,000 goal, so we can complete all of our scheduled activities and events for this school year! Donate by September 24 at the following link: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/fund-the-phin

Back-to-School Stock the Lounge

Let's welcome our wonderful teachers back to a great school year by stocking their lounge with goodies on September 22! Please click the link below for information and to sign up. Thank you for your support!


Dine-Out at Noodles & Company

PTA presents the first Dryden PTA Dine-Out of the year on September 28 at Noodles and Company in downtown Arlington Heights (66 S. Arlington Heights Rd) from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Dryden PTA will receive 25% of the profits. Please mention Dryden when ordering. Online orders on the app or at www.noodles.com/order with the code GIVING25 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm will also be included.

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Picture Day is Thursday, September 30!

It's time to show your smile! Place your order online at www.inter-state.com/order. Please use the Code 61068XF. Package details will be shown after you enter your child’s name, teacher and grade. Inter-State Studio photographers and representatives will follow the mask policy in place at Dryden. If you have questions regarding Picture Day, please contact Shani Jarrett at info@austinjarrett.com.

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Dryden Yearbooks For Sale!

Dryden Yearbooks are on sale NOW! Purchase by September 30 to get 10% off! Follow the link to order your child's yearbook through TreeRing (Dryden Passcode: 1014123635244163). Please email drydenelementaryyearbook@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you!


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.