Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

November 15, 2021

Dear Dryden Families,

As we head into the last week of school before Thanksgiving Break, we would like to express how very grateful we are to serve our students, staff and this truly wonderful school community! We are so thankful for the positive support you have provided our amazing students and staff as we have continued to navigate and adapt to the circumstances of this school year. Our staff continues to go above and beyond to provide a caring, nurturing, enriching environment for each student. We have asked our staff to "unplug" over the Thanksgiving Break, and we hope you and your families will take some time to unplug and enjoy the Thanksgiving Break together as well!


Akemi Sessler & Cara Giacomin-Ferris

Dates to Remember

11/16 - PTA Dine-Out at Portillo's in Rolling Meadows

11/19 - Deadline to order Cocoa Bombs for ABC/25 Fundraiser

11/19 - Report Cards emailed to parents

11/22 - 11/26 - Thanksgiving Break, No School

11/29 - School resumes

11/30 - CogAT reports emailed to parents (Grades 3 & 5, and 4th grade students not tested last year)

12/1 - Deadline to RSVP for PTA Parent Holiday Party

12/1 - 12/4 - Pick up pre-ordered ABC/25 Fundraiser Cocoa Bombs from Berry Yo

12/3 - ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge T-Shirt Design Contest entries due

12/8 - PTA Parent Holiday Party at Lola's Pizza Palace, 7:00 pm

Thank You, Veterans!

This year, Dryden students made cards and fleece-tie blankets. Cards were mailed to specific Veterans in our area. The blankets and cards were delivered to Salute, a non-profit organization who assists Veterans in our area. We thank the parents, grandparents and family friends who were able to come talk to the students on Veterans Day. Listening to your experiences help us gain a deeper understanding of the sacrifices those in the military make and a greater appreciation for our freedoms. Please click on the link below to view the video honoring Veterans connected to our school community as well as some of the cards made by our students.

Thank You for Stocking the Lounge!

The Dryden Staff greatly appreciates all the healthy drinks, snack and treat donations from our parent community and PTA! It's such a great boost to be able to zip into the faculty lounge to grab a healthy snack while we are always on the go. Your thoughtfulness and generosity fuels us!
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Friday Flips

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At Dryden, we FLIP for good choices! The Dryden staff is on the lookout for students going above and beyond in big and small ways to make a positive impact on their school community. These Dolphin sightings are recognized during the morning announcements on Fridays. The students above were recognized for showing persistence, helping others, and taking care of their school environment. Stay tuned for weekly updates on these awesome Dolphin sightings and Friday Flips!

5th Grade Band ROCKS!

Dress for the Weather

As the weather starts to get cold and possibly snow, please make sure to send your child with the appropriate outdoor clothing. Students go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below zero. Students must have snow pants and boots to leave the blacktop once there is snow on the ground. We also strongly encourage you to label all items with the student's first and last name, as they often end up unclaimed in our lost and found, or mistakenly taken home by another student.

ABC/25 Cocoa Bomb Fundraiser with Berry Yo

Help raise money for District 25's ABC/25 Foundation and support Berry Yo! Cocoa Bombs are back! Order yours here by November 19. Pick-up will be at Berry Yo December 1 - 4. Thank you for your support!


ABC/25 T-Shirt Design Contest

It's time to let your imagination run (pun intended) wild! All D25 students have the opportunity to submit a design for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge official race shirt and posters! These shirts will be worn by close to 1000 participants at the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on April 30, 2022. The design winner also gets to help select the color of the shirt! Official rules and regulations and t-shirt design forms can be found at abc25challenge.org/tshirt. Submissions are due back to your school office by December 3, 2021. Please follow ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for all race information or visit us at abc25challenge.org. We hope to see everyone there!

Dryden PTA

Check out the Dryden PTA website!!

Dryden PTA Dine Out at Portillo’s

Join the PTA for our November Dine Out at Portillo’s in Rolling Meadows! The Dine Out is Tuesday, November 16 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Please mention Dryden when ordering.

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PTA Parents' Holiday Party

You're invited to the Annual Dryden PTA Parents' Holiday Party! Please join us on Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00 pm at Lola's Pizza Palace (1612 E Rand Rd, Arlington Hts) for our private, parents- only event. Click HERE https://forms.gle/gQMRs9gA97UQMdJ6A to RSVP by December 1.
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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.