Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter
November 18, 2019
A Very Special Veterans Day
We share our deep appreciation for Dryden's Scouts, PTA, Kindness Ambassadors, Staff and Students who contributed their time and efforts to thank and honor our local Veterans. We learned a lot about our visiting heroes and their service. It was a special morning for us all!
Fun in the Snow
Can you believe this photograph was taken at recess just last week?! While temperatures on the rise this week, this is a good time to make sure your child's winter gear is ready to go. We play outside during lunch recess unless the windchill is below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
Author Visit by Laurie Wallmark
What a wonderful opportunity for our students to be inspired by contributions of women in computer science from author Laurie Wallmark! The coding fun continues this week as LMC Teacher Mrs. Kovacic and Technology Facilitator Mrs. Corley team up to bring some engaging activities to our students!
A Very Special Veterans Day
Fun in the Snow
Author Visit by Laurie Wallmark
Upcoming Dates to Remember
11/8 - 11/22 - The BIG Ask, PTA's Yearly Fundraiser
11/20 - PTA Dine-out at Buona Beef (1420 Golf Rd), 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11/20 - Teacher Assistant Appreciation Day
11/20 - PTA Buona Beef Dine Out (1420 Golf Rd), 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11/21 - Hat Day
11/21 - Multiage & Second Grade Musical, 7:00 PM
11/25 - 11/29 - Fall Break, No School
12/2 - School resumes
12/5 - PTA Holiday Party, 7:00 PM at La Tasca
Thank You, Mr. Poteracki!
Parent Report Card Supporting Documents
Teacher Assistant Appreciation Day, November 20
- Mrs. Brzozka, Emerging Bilingual Program
- Mrs. Gallagher, Special Education
- Mrs. Johnson, Special Education
- Mrs. O'Hara, LMC
- Mrs. Shalton, Special Education
Lunchroom Behavior Incentives
Lunchtime is a special time at Dryden for students to enjoy each other and their lunch. Students follow the Dolphin Do's: Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Caring and are frequently reminded of the following four expectations:
- Sit at their assigned table.
- Do not walk around.
- Clean up.
- Be quiet when supervisors are giving directions.
Students earn "dolphins" for following these expectations. After earning four dolphins, primary students watch a G-rated movie and 4th and 5th graders recently chose open seating as their incentive instead of a movie. Beginning Monday, November 18, students will sit by class and earn open seating on Fridays. Please contact Assistant Principal Mrs. Beane at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you!
Current Parent Contact Information
With the winter fast approaching, this is a good time to make sure our school has your most current contact information in case of any emergency school closings. Please notify our school office by calling 847-398-4280 or emailing Administrative Assistant Dianne Sprenger at firstname.lastname@example.org if you ever have changes in your phone numbers or email addresses. We will update this information in our system so that you can be promptly notified of any school closings or other emergencies. Thank you!
5Essentials Parent Survey
Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at Dryden and help guide our improvement efforts. In order for the survey report to be generated, we need at least 20 percent of our parents to take the survey. While the parent data will not be made public, the parent report will be made available to the principal and district administration team and will enable us to make considerations based on the parent responses. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. The window for the parent portion of the survey is October 24 - February 14. Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ to take the parent survey. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Customer Support at 1-866-440-1874 or email@example.com.
Additionally in December, students in grades 2 - 5 at Dryden will participate in NWEA MAP reading and math assessment. The computerized format of MAP is an adaptive test and aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards. You may find additional information about MAP testing at the Northwest Evaluation Association’s website - http://www.nwea.org/. Classroom teachers will inform parents of the specific dates their classes will be completing the MAP assessments.
Information about these and other district assessments can be found on the district website or by clicking here.
Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on PTA's fundraiser, the 2nd Grade/Multi-Age Musical, Dine Outs, South Middle School's Spiritwear Sale, and other items of interest.
The BIG Ask Yearly PTA Fundraiser is Here!
This is IT!!! Our one BIG ask to fund all all wonderful children's programs. Please help us hit our goal of $7000.00 this year by making a monetary donation. Our donations as of 8:00 PM on November 17 are currently at $4,113.89!
Visit our Cheddar Up link HERE to make an online donation or send cash or check to school with your child through backpack mail. We SO appreciate your contribution and support! https://the-dryden-big-ask.cheddarup.com
Multi-Age & Second Grade Musical, November 21
Wouldn't it be nice to sit back and enjoy your child's musical performance at Dryden? That's how we feel it should be. The 2nd Grade & Multi-Age Musical is coming up, and they need a few NOT 2nd Grade & Multi-Age parents to help out the night of the musical, so the 2nd Grade & Multi-Age families can sit back and enjoy the show. We still have the front row seat job open - the Sound System - it's super easy to work, and if you fulfill the time slots, you will get a front row seat to your child's musical. Check out the Sign-Up to see where you can help. Thank you to all who have signed up for the Musicals this year. We could not do this without you! And a huge shout out to the Kindergarten moms who came out and helped the night of the 1st Grade Musical, Thank You!
PTA Dine-Out at Buona Beef
On Wednesday, November 20, 20% of all sales from 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM at the Buona Beef location at 1420 Golf Rd, Rolling Meadows, will be donated back to Dryden PTA. Show a physical or electronic version of the flyer at check out. Hope to see you there!
PTA Holiday Party
Come join the fun at the PTA Annual Holiday party on Thursday, December 5 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at La Tasca (25 W. Davis St, Arlington Heights). Complimentary tapas will be served!!!
Visit the evite to RSVP: http://evite.me/aEUcZ8gnDe
T-Shirt Design Contest for ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge
Do you love to draw and flex those creative muscles? Enter the t-shirt and poster design contest for the 9th annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! Any District 25 student can participate! The winning design will be featured on the promo posters and race day t-shirt! Click here for the official rules and entry form. All entries are due by December 18, 2019. We can't wait to see your creative designs! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most recent race updates.
ABC25 Membership: Be a Part of Something Great!
Ever wonder where those Osmos, BeeBots, Maker carts and Lego Walls came from ...grants made possible by the ABC/25 Foundation!
The ABC/25 Foundation is a non-for-profit organization founded by a group of caring parents to give A Better Community for District 25 by fostering innovation, creativity and excellence in our schools. Over the past 24 years, the Foundation has raised and contributed over one million dollars to fund numerous projects and grants for District 25 which directly impact students and teachers!
Are you a member of the ABC/25 Foundation? If not, you're missing out on an amazing way to support the D25 schools! Proceeds from the $40 family memberships go directly to fund grants that allow D25 teachers and staff to access tools and resources that aren't available through curriculum budgets. Learn more about the wonderful things ABC/25 is doing in our community at www.abc25.org and become a member here! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Gina Faso at firstname.lastname@example.org.