Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

September 13, 2021

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

Please note that there is NO SCHOOL this THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16.

Thank you!

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Thank you, Mr. Deptula, for your musical performance in honor of our brave first responders!

Dates to Remember

9/12 - PTA Dryden Spirit Wear Sale Ends at MIdnight

9/13 - Fund the ‘Phin PTA fundraiser begins (ends 9/24)

9/14 - 5th Grade Band Registration, 3:45 - 6:30 pm, South Middle School

9/15 - PTA Running Club, 8:10 AM, Dryden Field

9/16 - No School

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

9/30 - PTA Picture Day

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

MAP Testing

Due to a technical error with the MAP assessment and some iPads, the district has extended the fall MAP testing window to September 21. The MAP assessment is now fully operational for all student devices. Kindergarten students will have MAP testing on Monday, September 13. MAP Make-ups will begin on Tuesday, September 14.

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.

Reminders from the School Health Office

Health forms for physicals, immunizations and eye exams for all kindergarteners and any students who did not attend Dryden last year are due October 15. Dental forms are due by May 15. If you have any questions please contact School Nurse Miranda Rixon at mrixon@sd25.org or 847-398-4280.

Please Pack an Extra Mask

Dryden has limited masks to provide to students who break or lose the one they wear to school while at recess. Please keep a couple spare masks in your student's backpack. We encourage students to wear their masks around their wrist arm while at recess, but a clip or lanyard may also be helpful in helping to keep their masks clean.

Join the ABC/25 Foundation

Please consider joining the ABC/25 foundation. The link to join is: JOIN ABC/25. It is $25 for staff and $40 for families to join. In the last two years, they have provided us with the following items:

  • STEM kits
  • Second monitors for staff
  • Augmented reality globes
  • Flexible furniture
  • Children's books to support social emotional learning

Dryden PTA

Check out the Dryden PTA website!!

Dryden Spirit Wear Sale

Swim on over and grab your Dolphin Spiritwear! The store will closes at midnight tonight, September 12!


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Fund the ‘Phin

Support Dryden PTA in our largest fundraiser of the year, Fund the ‘Phin! PTA provides a wide variety of activities and events to support all students and staff at Dryden, but we need your help. Details and link to donate coming soon.

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.