Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

January 12, 2018

No School Monday

Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Digital Learning Day Update!


Thank you for your support in our first ever Digital Learning Day. While there are a few kinks we need to work out, overall it was a success. We appreciate your efforts in ensuring that Digital Learning Days are a viable option for the future.

Please be reminded that Digital Learning Day assignments are required classwork, and will be recorded in the gradebook as such. If you have any questions regarding your students' Digital Learning Day assignments, please contact their teacher.

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Congratulations to Dyer's Competitive Robotics Team!

We are proud to announce that Dyer's Competitive Robotics Team competed in the regional tournament last weekend, and were honored with a first place trophy for their project presentation! Please help us cheer them on as they advance to Super Regionals at Creekland Middle School tomorrow!

Spring Chorus-Open to ALL 3rd-5th Graders, Two Amazing Opportunities!

Dear Dyer Bears,

Spring Chorus has two opportunities for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders this year.

Opportunity One: (Audition Required-limited space)

Mountain View Cluster Concert on March 1, 2018. Originally we were told we could have 50 students participate but due to space limitations at Hamilton Mill UMC we can only have 25 students. We will be performing 6 songs which need to be learned in a month’s time. Chorus rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. More information will go home in Friday folders.

Auditions for the Mountain View Cluster Concert:

 Open to ALL 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

 Will be held on Tuesday, January 16th and Wednesday, January 17th at 7:15am.

 Only attend ONE session.

 Auditions will be a range check (how high and low the student can produce a sound) and singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

 Email Mrs. Coulombe at to be placed on Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s roster by Monday, January 15.

 Audition drop-off is in the car rider line. Doors will be open from 7:05-7:15am. Please be on time.

 Fees: T-shirt, bus and dinner. Estimated cost is: $25. I will communicate exact cost, and payment process once details have been finalized.

Opportunity Two: (Open to all-no audition required)

We have been asked by the Harlem Globetrotters to present our National Anthem on the basketball court and lead the cheering section (including our percussion instruments.) How exciting is that! If you want more information on the Harlem Globetrotters, look them up on YouTube.

 Saturday, March 3rd at 7:00pm at the Infinity Energy Center

 Watch for sign-up instructions in the coming weeks.

 Fees: $20 tee shirt (only if you have NOT paid a Fall Chorus fee.) Discounted group tickets for our performers and families.

Our awesome tee shirts will be ordered as soon as we have Cluster Chorus and Globetrotter rosters set.

Please feel free contact me with any questions.


Sherry Coulombe

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Bruster's Blue Ice Day - Wednesday 1/17

As a special treat, Bruster's will be selling their famous "blue pop" ice during lunch on Wednesday 1/17. Cost is $2 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to our school.

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!

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Bear Reader Program

The Bear Reader Program has begun. There are no special reading logs required. We are asking that the students read at least 20 minutes for five days of the week. The students already have reading logs that they have as part of their homework. Fill out the homework reading log every day. At the end of each month, the teachers will e-mail Mrs. Langford with the names of the students who have read at least 20 minutes for five days of the week. The students who complete this monthly reading goal will earn a brag tag. Brag tags are fun dog tags. The children will be able to collect a new brag tag at the end of each month. Let's see who can collect them all!

Birthday Wishes in Big Lights!

You may have noticed that birthdays can now be displayed on our school marquee. For just $5, you can wish your student a happy birthday during his/her birthday week. All proceeds benefit our "PAWS" initiative. (Summer birthdays will run during the last week of school, and during your child's birthday week.) To register your child, simply log into their MyPaymentsPlus account. Note: please allow 24 hours for processing.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are now on sale, order a copy today! Simply log on to and enter our school's order number: 10768.
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

January Dates

15th - MLK Jr Day - School Holiday

16th - 5 Spot Cafe Spirit Night

17th - Bruster's Blue Ice ($2)

22nd - 100th Day of School

25th - STEAM Night

26th - Box Top & Easy Money Turn in Day

31st - Six Flags Reading Logs Due

School Make-Up Days:

Mark your calendar!

Gwinnett County Public School students and staff will make up the missed days due to Hurricane Irma by attending school on the designated inclement weather make-up days in the calendar:

Friday, February 23

Friday, March 9

Friday, March 23

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Parent Volunteers- Sign Up Here!

Help the Dyer Teachers!

All Grade Level Workroom Volunteers needed EVERY Tuesday Morning!

Sign-Up Today:

YOU are needed on a Dyer Family Fun Committee!

  • Donuts for Dads
  • Muffins for Moms
  • Bingo Night
  • Decorating Committee

Sign-Up Today!

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