Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

January 13, 2017

Welcome Back!

The second half of the school year is off to a great start. We've got lots of exciting events and activities planned, please be sure to mark your calendars with important dates below.

As we kick off a new calendar year, we wanted to take a moment to review some important school policies & procedures:

  • All visitors must check in at the front office, show photo ID, and obtain a visitors pass. Also, please be sure to park in a parking space anytime you visit the school, bus lanes must remain clear at all times.
  • Students that arrive after the bell rings must be escorted in to the building by a parent/guardian. Again, please park in a parking space before entering the school.
  • There are no check-outs after 2:15. Also, please remember to send a note to the teacher letting them know you will be checking your child out early. This will ensure your child has his/her belongings with them when you arrive. (Remember, classrooms are locked when not in use, if you arrive when your child's class is traveling, your child cannot access their belongings.)
  • Photo ID is required to check-out your student.
  • Transportation changes must be submitted in writing, no later than 12:30 PM. (We cannot accept transportation changes over the phone or via email.)
  • For the safety of our students and parents there are NO left turns out of the car rider’s parking lot during drop-off and pick-up hours. Gwinnett County Police have issued citations to drivers that violate this rule.
  • In the case of inclement weather, school closings will be posted on the GCPS website, Facebook & Twitter pages. Announcements will also be made on local news & radio stations.

Thank You PTA!

The students enjoyed a visit from illustrator, Michael P. White on Thursday. He illustrated one of our school's favorite books, The Library Dragon.

Thank you to the Dyer PTA for sponsoring the illustrator visit.

Support Dyer by Visiting Chuck E. Cheese Today!

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Attention Chorus and Percussion Club!

Please check Friday Folders and go Online to MyPaymentsPlus to sign up for the GMEA Field Trip.

Bruster's Blue Ice Day, Wednesday 1/18

As a special treat, Bruster's will be selling their famous "Blue Pop" Italian ices for $2 in the cafeteria during lunch.
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Lucky Tray Mondays in the Cafeteria!

Do you think you are Lucky? Join us for lunch every Monday for Lucky Tray Day! All you need to do is grab a delicious lunch from our Cafe every Monday. Winners will receive a special surprise!

Free Ticket to Six Flags!

Six Flags reading logs are coming home. If you child reads six hours, they will earn one free ticket to Six Flags to be used this summer. Please fill out the form and return it to school by January 31. You may return the form at any time.
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

January Dates


Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night


MLK Jr. Day – No School


Bruster’s Blue Ice Day

Student Council/Beta Club


Percussion Ensemble


Instrument Club Rehearsal


Percussion Ensemble & Chorus Rehearsal




S.O.A.R. Wings to Soar Program (Assembly)

Percussion Ensemble


GMEA Chorus Performance


Drama Club Rehearsal


Boosterthon Kick-Off

Six Flags Reading Logs Due

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Bear Reader Volunteers Wanted

The Bear Reader Team is looking for a few volunteers to help Total Class Minutes for Bear Reader Student Logs.

You can do this from home!!

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Grades 1-5 Workroom

Come help out Grades 1 through 5 teachers by being an extra set of hands. All kinds of tasks are always available to do, and the teachers always appreciate the extra help. Teacher's jobs are not done when the kids go home, so helping out this way will help them in their "free" time! They give so much for our kids, so let's give back to them! We appreciate any time you can dedicate! Click here for the link to the SignUpGenius.

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