Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

December 2, 2019

Hello! We hope you enjoyed the fall break with your family! We are excited to welcome everyone back to school on Monday, December 2!

Also, we'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who generously donated to the PTA BIG Ask fundraiser. $10,335 was raised, far surpassing the $7,000 goal. We look forward to many enriching opportunities for our students, staff and families.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

12/2 - School resumes

12/5 - PTA Holiday Party, 7:00 PM at La Tasca

12/11 - PTA December Birthday Books

12/18 - 4th Grade Musical, 7:00 PM

12/20 - Winter Wonderland & Pajama Day

Visitor Management System Updates

Our visitor management system has been updated. You must bring your license or state ID to be scanned before going to a classroom, even if you have been in our system previously. Our visitor management system flags individuals in the National Sex Offender database. When a visitor is cleared to be at the school, an electronic name tag is printed, which indicates to our staff that the individual is cleared to be in our building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding!

Dryden PTA

Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on PTA's fundraiser, the PTA holiday party, ABC25, the Holiday Dessert Exchange for teachers, and other items of interest.

Holiday Dessert Exchange for the Dryden Staff - Baked Goods Needed!

Dryden PTA Teacher Appreciation committee is looking for volunteers to bake or purchase desserts for a cookie exchange on Thursday, December 12, 2019. This will be our last special treat for the teachers and staff for 2019. Please bring in your treat 8:30 - 9:00 AM to the staff lounge through the front office. We will have goodie bags for the teachers to make their own take-away bags. Please volunteer via the following sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044FAFA92EA1FB6-holiday1. Thank you!

PTA Holiday Party

Come join the fun at the PTA Annual Holiday party on Thursday, December 5 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at La Tasca (25 W. Davis St, Arlington Heights). Complimentary tapas will be served!!!

Visit the evite to RSVP: http://evite.me/aEUcZ8gnDe

ABC25 Membership: Be a Part of Something Great!

Ever wonder where those Osmos, BeeBots, Maker carts and Lego Walls came from ...grants made possible by the ABC/25 Foundation!

The ABC/25 Foundation is a non-for-profit organization founded by a group of caring parents to give A Better Community for District 25 by fostering innovation, creativity and excellence in our schools. Over the past 24 years, the Foundation has raised and contributed over one million dollars to fund numerous projects and grants for District 25 which directly impact students and teachers!

Are you a member of the ABC/25 Foundation? If not, you're missing out on an amazing way to support the D25 schools! Proceeds from the $40 family memberships go directly to fund grants that allow D25 teachers and staff to access tools and resources that aren't available through curriculum budgets. Learn more about the wonderful things ABC/25 is doing in our community at www.abc25.org and become a member here! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Gina Faso at gmfaso@yahoo.com.

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