Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

October 11, 2021

We hope this newsletter finds you enjoying a three-day weekend since there is no school for students tomorrow, Monday, October 11. Since Monday is an Institute Day in our school district, our staff will be at school reviewing fall benchmark assessment data and student progress to plan for future instruction and student learning experiences. We look forward to seeing the students back at school on Tuesday, October 12!

Dates to Remember

10/11 - Institute Day, No School for Students

10/12 - School Bus Evacuation Drills

10/13 - MONDAY specials schedule

10/13 - PTA Running Club, 8:10 am in the Dryden field

10/13 - PTA Birthday Books for October birthdays

10/14 - 5th Grade Musical performance, 5:15 pm

10/15 - Kindergarten & New Student Health Forms are due

10/15 - PTA Fall Fest Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

10/20 - PTA Running Club, 8:10 am in the Dryden field

10/21 & 10/22 - Parent Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)

10/25 - RULER Parent Presentation, 7:00 pm, Dryden LMC

10/26 - Dryden PTA Dine Out at Lou Malnati’s

10/29 - Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties

10/31 - Last day for 5% off Yearbook price

11/4 - PTA Reflections Art Program entries due

School Bus Evacuation Drills, October 12

Each year, schools are expected to participate in school bus evacuation drills. Dryden students will do this on Tuesday, October 12. Classes will take turns on the school bus throughout the day. Bus drivers will review safety expectations and evacuation procedures with students.

MONDAY Schedule, October 13

The school district has designated some mid-week days throughout the school year when we follow Monday and Friday schedules. Since we have more non-attendance days on Mondays and Fridays, this helps ensure that special classes and services that occur on Mondays and Fridays are equal to the these same classes that occur on Tuesdays - Thursdays. Our first MONDAY schedule of the school year will take place this Wednesday, October 13.

Parent - Teacher Conferences, October 21 & 22

The sign-up for Parent-Teacher conferences was emailed to parents on September 30. The deadline for signing up for conferences is this Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Please click here if you still need to sign up, and mark your calendar. A reminder will be emailed to you the day before your conference. Thank you!

Halloween Celebration, October 29

Please click here to access the information about Dryden's Halloween celebration that was emailed to parents on October 8. Please complete the form below if your child will go home for lunch on October 29 and/or if your child will not be participating in the classroom celebration.

Thank you!

Dryden PTA

Check out the Dryden PTA website!!

PTA Fall Fest Movie Night, October 15

Come create memories at Dryden PTA’s Fall Fest Movie Night! We will have an outdoor movie night on Dryden’s lawn, featuring 2019’s animated film, “The Addam’s Family,” on Friday, October 15. Bring blankets and get cozy at this free event starting at 6:00 pm with the movie beginning at 6:30 pm. There will be complimentary popcorn and cider available.

Any questions or concerns, please email Lindsey Kaplan at lindsey.kaplan@gmail.com.

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Echo Dance Party

A huge thank you to the Dryden community for helping PTA exceed our Fund the ‘Phin fundraising goal! Last week, the students were able to enjoy their extra recess dance party with special guest, Echo the Dolphin. The kids had a fun and memorable time!

Dryden PTA Dine Out at Lou Malnati’s, October 26

Join the PTA for our October Dine Out at Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove! The Dine Out is Tuesday, Ocbober 26 from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm. Please mention Dryden when ordering or use the code FUNDDPTA21 when ordering online.

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Reflections Art Program

Do you have a little Matisse at home? Or perhaps an aspiring poet or dancer? If your child is looking for a creative outlet, get them started on artwork for this year’s Reflections Art Program themed, “I Will Change The World By….”.

Dryden PTA will be accepting submissions through November 4 for the National PTA Reflections Art Program in the following categories: visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography and film production. Student winners have the opportunity to advance through local, regional, state and national levels. For official rules, guidelines and the entry form, visit the PTA site: https://drydenpta.org/reflections-art-program/

Email Erika Pace at ErikaLPace@gmail.com for any additional questions.

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Dryden Yearbooks For Sale!

Dryden Yearbooks are on sale NOW! Purchase by October 31 to get 5% 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.