Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

September 15, 2019

Hello! We hope you have been enjoying the weekend! We are looking forward to another great week of learning and playing at Dryden. Additionally, School Resource Officer Rick Veenstra and a few other police officers from the Arlington Heights Police Department will be joining us in practicing a hard lockdown. So, if you see police cars in front of our school, you will know why. We greatly appreciate the courage and compassion our staff and first responders demonstrate as they keep the safety and emotional security of our students a priority during these drills!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

9/18 - 1st Session of Running Club, 8:10 - 8:50 AM

9/18 - PTA Dine-Out Fundraiser at Culver's (2060 E Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights)

9/19 - Music for Youth Parent Information Night, 7:00 PM at Olive School

9/19 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 PM at Thomas Middle School

9/25 - Picture Day

9/27 - 2nd & 4th Grade PTA Kidz Voice articles due

9/27 - Parent Teacher Conference Times sent home via backpack mail

10/2 - Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day

Students and their families are invited to meet Dryden staff at one of the following intersections for a healthy, fun walk to school on Wednesday, October 2 at 8:40 AM:

  • Belmont & Park
  • Rockwell & Burton
  • Park & Lincoln
  • Orchard & Roosevelt

A map of the walking routes is included below. Dryden staff will be wearing their school spirit wear and ID badges so that you can easily spot them. Bus riders and students in CAP will walk the field with Dryden staff to kick off their morning with a healthy walk as well. We look forward to walking to school with you and enjoying the arrival of fall!

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Dryden PTA

Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on Picture Day, Kidz Voice, Membership, Yearbooks, and Reflections, a Fine Arts Contest.

Dine Out at Culver's, September 18, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Join the PTA at Culver's (2060 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights). A percentage of the food we purchase between 11:00 AM & 8:00 PM on September 18 is donated directly back to Dryden PTA. Just mention you are with Dryden Elementary at the time of ordering!

Picture Day, September 25

Picture Day is Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Let’s get those smiles camera ready!

We have a new company, Inter State Studio, who offers a variety of picture day styles. Orders can be placed online through www.inter-state.com/order. Please use the Code 39245WB, enter your child's name, teacher, and grade. Package details will be shown after you enter this information. We are also sending paper order forms via backpack mail this week!

Parents can sign up for Picture Day Reminders at www.inter-state.com/kiosk. Please see the attachment for more information regarding online picture day orders.

If you have questions regarding Picture Day, please contact Shani Jarrett at info@austinjarrett.com.

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Attention all 2nd and 4th Graders! This is your opportunity to write an article for the PTA's student newspaper, Kidz Voice! Stories, recipes, poems, or jokes are just some entry ideas. All entries are due by Friday, September 27 to Evie Carlson at evie_cz@hotmail.com. Entries may also be turned in to the school office. Throughout the year, all grade levels have the opportunity to write for Kidz Voice.


It’s time to order your yearbook for 2019-2020 school year. If you order by September 30, 2019 you’ll receive 15% OFF!! Don’t forget, you get 2 free customizable pages to document your child’s memories. It’s a great way to empty out all those cute photos you have stored on your phone and the kids LOVE it.


Enjoy the "Splish", our weekly video of highlights from Dryden!

Dryden Splish 9.13.19

District e-Flyer Website

Please remember to check out the e-flyer link here to see local programs that are available to our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.