Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

February 10, 2020

Hello! We hope you have been enjoying the weekend! We have much to look forward to at school this week - Valentine parties, Fancy Day and Parent / Teacher Conferences. We look forward to discussing your child(ren)'s learning growth and goals at Parent / Teacher Conferences. And, we wish our families a safe, fun-filled extended weekend with the upcoming President's Day holiday. The next Splash newsletter will be emailed to parents on Monday, February 17. We wish everyone a great Dolphin week!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

2/11 - PTA Book Club

2/12 - Classroom Valentine Parties & Fancy Day

2/13 & 2/14 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, No School for Students

2/17 - Presidents' Day, No School

2/18 - PTA Book Club

2/19 - MONDAY schedule

2/19 - Variety Show Rehearsal, 3:40 - 5:00 PM

2/20 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 PM at Dunton Administration Center

2/21 - Variety Show, 6:30 PM

2/25 - Author Visit by Saadia Faruqui for Grades K-2

2/26 General PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Dryden LMC

2/27 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

2/28 - End of 2nd Trimester


3/5 - 4th & 5th Grade Volleyball Night, 6:45 - 8:30 PM

3/6 - Elementary Report Cards emailed to parents

3/6 PTA Parent's Night Out - check out the website for more details!

Congratulations, Fugleflick Filmmakers & Art Teacher Mrs. Fuglestad!

The Fugleflick "No Time To Waste" will be featured at the ONE EARTH film festival in Chicago on March 7 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, where it will be recognized as one of the festival winners. The Fugleflick Filmmakers have been awarded $100 and a matching amount to donate to an environmental charity of their choice. The "No Time to Waste" video and additional information can be found on Mrs. Fuglestad's blog or by clicking here. We are so proud of this group for their teamwork, creativity, genuine care for our environment, and how they are making this world a better place through art!

$500 Grant Awarded to Dryden

Thank you to the Exxon Mobil Gas Station on 1880 Arlington Heights Road for their Educational Alliance grant of $500 awarded to Dryden Elementary School! This grant will be utilized to fund interactive math and science activities in our school. We really appreciate the support of our local community!

Summer U

The AHSD25 Summer U brochure is available and registration is open! You can find it on the district website along with other summer program offerings in our schools at sd25.org/SummerU.

Classroom Valentine Parties & Fancy Day, February 12

We are looking forward to celebrating friendship, love and caring at Dryden during our class Valentine parties on Wednesday, February 12!


In order to help keep our students with life-threatening food allergies safe, our school district expectations continue to be that Valentine cards to students cannot have any candy or food attached to them. Items such as goodie bags filled with treats or candy are also not permitted. Trinkets such as pencils, erasers, stickers, etc., are great alternatives as long as they are not edible.


February 12 is also a school spirit "Fancy Day" at Dryden. Everyone is invited to create or choose something "fancy" to wear to show your school spirit.


We look forward to this double celebration!

Dryden PTA

Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on the Variety Show, Parents Night Out, Book Club, and other items of interest.

Variety Show Volunteers Needed (2/19 & 2/21)

We need some parents back stage, selling concessions, and helping the show run smoothly. Don't worry - you can definitely be out front when your child is performing! Please check out the sign-up to see where you can help. Thank you!

Yearbook time!

Y-E-A-R-B-O-O-K!! Come get your yearbook! Dryden Yearbooks are on sale until April 10th. If you haven't already purchased your yearbook, the website and school code are both on this Treering Flyer. The option to design custom pages for your child is also now available. Reach out to drydenelementaryyearbook@gmail.com if you need help customizing pages.

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4th and 5th Grade Volleyball Night: Thursday, March 5 from 6:45-8:30pm

The PTA sponsored Volleyball Night is an event for all Dryden 4th and 5th grade students. No volleyball experience is required as our volunteer coaches will teach the basics of the game and ensure that all attending students have the opportunity to play. Mixed gender/grade teams will be formed by the PTA in an effort to keep the games competitive. Registered students will be given their team assignments at check in. This is always a fun night for our students, so please encourage them to attend and give volleyball a try!


The registration deadline is Monday, February 24, 2020. To register your child, volunteer to help, and to read more details, click on the blue registration link below:

Volleyball Night: 4th & 5th Graders (PTA Sponsored)


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Smith jenniferclarkesmith@yahoo.com

Enjoy the "Splish", a weekly video of highlights from our week at Dryden!

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