Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

February 19, 2016

Important February Dates

o 20th – Candy Land (Father/Daughter) Dance

o 22nd – 26th – Book Fair

o 22nd –After School Program Begins

o 24th & 25th – Early Release/Conferences

o 25th – Sky Zone Spirit Night

o 26th – Dyer Fun Run Count Day #2

o 29th – 1st Grade Field Trip (In-House)

Thank You for Your Support!

The Dyer Elementary School Fun Run was a blast and we have had such a great time learning how to play with more character, while helping our school. Even though the Fun Run is over, we are not done yet! Please help us by continuing to collect all of your pledges. You can return pledges to school as soon as possible or sponsors can pay online at The Fun Run would not be successful without you, so thank you for your support!

Early Release & Conferences Next Week

Early Release & parent - teacher conferences are next week. Dyer students will be dismissed at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, February 24th and Thursday, February 25th . The latest check-out time on these days is 11:30am. Please be sure to note these important schedule changes.

If you have not yet scheduled your conference(s), please email your child's teacher directly to set up a time.

The feelin' groovy Book Fair is Next Week!

After all the excitement of spending time with Carmen Deedy today, we hope the students are inspired to read! Luckily, the book fair arrives this week if your children would like new books to read at home.

On Saturday night during the Candy Land dance, our guests may visit the Media Center to shop at a special mini Book Fair that will feature books to make any Dyer girl smile.

The Feelin' Groovy Book Fair launches on Tuesday. Please see the attached flyer for the days and times of the book fair.

In addition, we still need volunteers to help make our book fair a success. Click on this link if you would like to help. Remember: all volunteers get 10% off of book fair purchases.

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2016-2017 Dyer PTA Leadership Elections

Calling All Nominees! Get Involved in Your PTA!

Want to be more involved in your child’s school? Do you love to make a difference? Do you have a calling for service? Do your kids love PTA event?

The Dyer PTA is looking for a few good men and women to serve on the 2016-2017 Dyer Elementary PTA Executive Board.

We are currently accepting nominations for the following executive board positions:

· President/Co-Presidents

· Vice President/Co-Vice Presidents

· Treasurer

· Secretary

The PTA is entirely volunteer run and is always seeking volunteers with new, fresh ideas! If you are interested in a less involved (but just as important) role for the 2016-2017 PTA, we will also accept nominations for Committee Chair / Co-Chair positions. Several of these positions can be done in the comfort of your home (or office).

The available Committee Chair positions are:

· 5th Grade Activities

· Bear Reader

· Bingo Nights

· Communications

· Cultural Arts

· Dances

· Donuts for Dads

· Easy Money Fundraising

· Fundraising/Spirit Nights

· Hospitality

· Membership

· Reflections

· Spirit Wear

· Volunteers/Room Mom Coordinator

· Website

· Yearbook

Not sure what serving in a position involves? Please contact Amanda Henderson at with any questions!

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for an executive board and/or board officer position, please fill out a PTA/PTSA Leadership Nominating Form, and return it via email to or you can turn it in to the front office. Forms can be found here, on the PTA Website, and in the front office. All nomination forms are due no later than Friday March 4th.

Thank you for your continued support of Dyer and our PTA!

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PTA Scholarship Information

Did you know your High School child may be eligible for a scholarship from the Georgia PTA? If you have a High School Senior preparing for a youth related field he/she may apply via mail no later than March 11, 2016. Eligible students must be a member of their school’s PTSA.

Qualifications and Eligibility
A student is eligible to apply for a Georgia PTA Scholarship if he/she:
1. Is a graduating senior of a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA. The PTA must be in good standing (i.e., dues paid, approved bylaws on file).
2. Is interested in attending a college or university education to prepare them to work in a youth related field.
3. Has exhibited good character.
4. Has a satisfactory scholastic record.
5. Will attend a college or university during the upcoming school year.
6. Demonstrates a need for financial assistance.
7. Is a current PTA/PTSA member and must submit a copy of your PTA membership card with this application.

Application is below, or application and additional information can be found on the Georgia PTA website.
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