February 8, 2018
No School Tomorrow: Friday 2/9/2018
Dyer's Fun Run Was AWESOME!
Our Dyer Fun Run was a HUGE success! To everyone who supported our school and came out to the Fun Run, THANK YOU! It's not too late to get more pledges and earn more prizes. The folks at Boosterthon are going to leave pledging open until next week, so feel free to use the long weekend to your advantage.
All pledges are due by next Thursday, 2/15. Checks made payable to Dyer Elementary are our preferred method of payment but cash is okay too. Simply enclose the pledge money in the envelopes provided by the Boosterthon team and return to your child's teacher by next Thursday. Thanks again for generously supporting our school!
If you are able to help us count pledges on the morning of Thursday 2/15 or Thursday 2/22, please click here to sign up.
Parents Can Get In On The Fun Too!
Do you love to craft or decorate? Is the book store your favorite hang-out on a Saturday afternoon? Maybe you want to get a glimpse of the dads and daughters during the dance? Ms. Langford has volunteer opportunities for everyone on various days at several different times. Don't miss this opportunity to spend time in our magical media center, (snacks and coffee will be provided too, it's better than Barnes & Noble). Click here to sign up for a shift that fits your schedule.
PTO is looking for a few dads (or moms/grandparents/aunts/uncles) to help set-up/clean-up and serve muffins to our awesome moms from 7:00-8:15. Click here to sign up for a shift on Thursday and/or Friday.
Are you up for a little coffee, counting and camaraderie! Dyer is looking for a few folks to help count pledge money from our fun run. The folks from Boosterthon will be here too, and guide us every step of the way. If you can help for a few hours on the morning of Thursday 2/15 and/or Thursday 2/22, please click here to sign up.
One of our Bears' favorite nights of the year is almost here! Join us for an evening of community fun, pizza and prizes! This is a big event, and we need a few folks to help pull it off. PTO is looking for folks that can help plan prior to the event at a time that works with their schedule, as well as the night of the event. Click here to sign up for a time that works for you.
We've got some big shoes to fill next year, and we could use 3 - 5 volunteers to help run the 2018-2019 PTO Board of Directors Election. The job of the nominating committee is to promote the upcoming election, explain the requirements for the elected positions, reach out to potential candidates, accept nominations, and manage the actual election process. The nominating committee must be unbiased throughout its work. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please fill out this electronic form by next Friday 2/16, so our PTO can contact you.
Thursday 2/15 (K-2) & Friday 2/16 (3-5)
When: February 15th (grades K-2) & February 16th (grades 3-5)
Time: 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Who: Dyer Students and Their Moms*
*If Mom is not available, another adult may attend instead.
Start your day with delicious muffins and put a smile on your child's face. Dyer Elementary PTO will serve muffins, coffee, & juice in the cafeteria! Cost is free for PTO members, and every parent is automatically a member of Dyer's PTO!
We're also looking for a few volunteers to help serve, click here to sign up!
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Thursday, Feb. 15th, 5-8pm
545 Dacula Road
Parent - Teacher Conferences & Early Release
Early Release conferences are fast approaching. Dyer students will be dismissed at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, February 21st and Thursday, February 22nd . Please be sure to note these important schedule changes.
To schedule your conferences this year, simply go to our school’s conference site
https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Dyer_Elementary_School_3 and click on your teacher’s name. The schedule will open on Friday, February 2nd at 4:00pm. There you will be able to see your teachers’ schedules and sign up for a time that best suits you. Computers will be available at Dyer for you to sign-up there as well. The ability to sign up for a conference online will close on Friday, February 16th at 3:00pm. Please contact your child’s teacher directly to sign up after the close of online scheduling.
Book Fair Is Coming! 2/15 - 2/23
Dear Parents and Families:
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
· Set the example. Let children see you read.
· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up
with changing tastes and reading skills.
· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates:
Thurs. Feb. 15 – 8:30am – 2:30pm
Fri. Feb. 16 - 8:30am – 2:30pm
Monday Feb. 19 – No School – Teacher Work Day
Tues. Feb 20 – 8:30am – 2:30pm
Wed. Feb. 21 (Early Release) -- 8:30am – 3:30pm
Thurs. Feb 22. (Early Relaease) -- 8:30am – 3:00pm
Fri. Feb 23. 8:30am – 12:30pm (Packing up Book Fair at 12:30pm)
Special activities: Open During the Father Daughter Dance on February 17, from 6-8pm.
NEW digital payment option for students: eWallet! Now you can send your child to shop the fair cash-free! Visit our Book Fair Homepage to learn more and to create an account:
Payment Options: eWallet (see the below for more information), cash, check (made out to Dyer), credit card
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from now until February 25.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our Media Center. It helps us to purchase new books and to pay for author visits. Aaron Reynolds and Carmen Deedy will be visiting this year!
P.S. We are still in need of volunteers to help ensure our Book Fair is fun and successful. Help is needed from February 13 - February 23.
If you can volunteer, please sign up for a spot using the Sign Up Genius link.
Healthy Habits - Please Read!
Georgia Parent Survey
Please help us improve our school by taking a few minutes to complete an important survey for the State of Georgia.
The Georgia Parent Survey is from the State of Georgia and assists with our College and Career Readiness Climate Star Rating. You may complete the State survey on your computer, smartphone, or tablet or in the Dyer Media Center. We would like ALL parents to complete this State survey, and all responses are anonymously submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click here to access the State survey.
We hope you will take a few minutes to complete this important survey to help us improve Dyer Elementary. Thanks for your support!
Bear Reader Program
Birthday Wishes in Big Lights!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!
9th - No School (Student/Teacher Holiday)
14th- Bruster’s Blue Ice ($2)
14th-23rd- Book Fair
15th- Chick-ﬁl-A Spirit Night
15th- Mufﬁns with Mom (K, 1, 2)
16th- Mufﬁns with Mom (3, 4, 5)
17th- Father/Daughter Dance
19th- Student Holiday
21st-22nd- Early Release
23rd - Irma Make-Up Day
23rd - Box Tops Turn In Day
27th- 5th Grade Parent Meeting at Twin Rivers
Parent Volunteers- Sign Up Here!
Help the Dyer Teachers!
All Grade Level Workroom Volunteers needed EVERY Tuesday Morning!
YOU are needed on a Dyer Family Fun Committee!
- Donuts for Dads
- Muffins for Moms
- Bingo Night
- Decorating Committee