Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

October 7, 2016

Progress Reports Issued Next Friday 10/14

Dear Parents/Guardians,

October marks the time our school sends the first nine week student progress reports. As you may recall from communication provided at the beginning of the year, elementary schools in Gwinnett County have moved to semester grade reporting similar to the schedule used by middle and high schools. First semester report cards will be sent home in January 2017. We understand the importance of frequent communication about grades and want to ensure you have the information you need about your child’s progress. Dyer will be reporting interim progress reports after the 9th and the 27th week of school (March 2017). These interim reports will be sent home in your child’s Friday Folder.

Current grades also can be accessed on the GCPS Parent Portal at any time during the school year. If you do not have access to the Parent Portal, please contact our office for assistance on steps you will need to take to obtain a portal token.

In addition, I would like to remind you to contact your child’s teacher—at any time during the school year— if you have any questions about your child’s academic progress. Working together, we can better support our students!


Mr. DiFilippo

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Fall Festival is Tonight from 5 - 8 PM

Dyer Elementary School’s

2016 Fall Festival

Friday, October 7, 2016

5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Inflatables, Games, Food, Music and Fun

Wristbands are available at the door (cash or credit) for only $10.00 per student.

(Includes unlimited jumping and carnival games)

Carnival treats and fun will also be available for 1 ticket (1 ticket = $1)

We will have popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, crazy hair, and our famous cake walk!

Be sure to enter to win one of our themed baskets!

Raffle tickets are just $1 and all proceeds benefit Dyer's Cultural Arts Program.

Don't worry about cooking! We have two fabulous food vendors that will be on site serving up some delicious dinners:

Meatheads BBQ Menu: Pulled pork BBQ sandwich/ chicken tenders w/fries or chips


The Five Spot Cafe Menu: hamburger/cheeseburger/ grilled chicken sandwich w/chips.

Fundraiser Updates & Prize Winners!

Orders were sent home today. If your order was too large to go on the bus it can be picked up from the office.

All prizes will be awarded on Friday 10/21!

Congratulations to our top sellers:

Aiden Ford (Kindergarten) Tyrin Brown (5th)

The following students sold 20 or more items and will be going on a limo ride and having lunch with Mr. DiFilippo on Friday 10/21!

Tyrin Brown

Charley Bulmer

Taylor Claus

Christian Coan

Mariyah Daniel

Brooke Day

Aiden Ford

Kylee Glover

Cole Godfrey

Parker Gray

Jasmyne Haygood

Lucas Henry

Sienna Holmes

Jamison Jones

Mia Mariscal

Jada Mills

Branden Nekic

Jocelyn Raygadas

Nicholas Razetto

Isabelle Ricks

Charlize Sanchez

Dylan Scott-Woommavovah

Colton Tanner

Gabrielle Wymer

National School Lunch Week 10/11-10/14

Next week is National School Lunch Week!

Bite size samples of current menu items will be given out during lunch service.

National School Lunch Week stickers will be given out to all students who try a sample.

Coffeecake will be served on Fri. 10/14 as an additional side.

Click here for our breakfast and lunch menus.

Sonic Spirit Night for Dyer ES

Sonic Spirit Night!

When: Tuesday, October 18th from 5-9 PM

Where: Sonic, 812 Dacula Rd., Dacula, GA

Why: 10% of total sales comes back to the school for things like Guided Reading books and technology for classrooms!

**The class with the highest participation wins a free Milkshake Party for the entire class that Sonic will deliver to the school!**

(See Sonic Night Pictures at

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

October at a Glance

3rd - Easy Fundraising & Bear Reader Log Turn-In Day

4th- School Picture Make-Ups

6th- Cluster School Council Meeting

7th- Fall Festival

7th- Fundraiser Deliveries (Tentative)

10th- Student Holiday/Teacher Planning

13th-After School Program Begins

17th-Bus Driver Appreciation Day

17th - Cans for Cupcakes Begins

18th- Sonic Spirit Night

19th- Bruster’s Blue Ice Day

19th - Student Council Elections

21st- Pink Out

21st- Fundraiser Limo & Lunch

21st - Picture Proofs Home (Tentative)

25th- Red Ribbon Day

26th- Iowa Assessments Begin

28th- Picture Orders Due

28th- PTA Fall Dance

30th- Easy Fundraising & Bear Reader Log Turn-In Day

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More Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon!

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Chorus News - Mark Your Calendars!

Dear Chorus Members,

Practice on Tuesday, October 11th has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 13th. I will be in a meeting with the State Superintendent representing the Fine Arts and Music Education for the State Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council.

Practice the week of October 10th will be:

Wednesday, October 12th at 7:15

Thursday, October 13th at 7:15.

Please mark your calendars now.


Mrs. Coulombe