Dryden Elementary School Newsletter

Home of the Young Cardinals - 12/4/20

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Cold Weather Gear

We’ve had some cold weather already and I want to remind you to make sure to send your child to school with appropriate winter clothing. Fresh air and outside play are a big part of our day and help to contribute to student success. Barring severe weather, our students will be going outside for recess.


What do we consider appropriate clothing?

  • Grades K-4 - In order to play in the snow students need boots and snow pants. A coat, hat, and gloves are a given. In addition to boots they should have other shoes to wear inside of the school.

  • Grades 5 and 6 - Boots and snow pants are recommended but not required to play in the snow. Once again, a coat, hat, and gloves are expected.

It is recommended that you write your child’s name in every piece of winter gear - from the boots on the bottom to the hat on the top and everything in between. It is incredible how many valuable articles of clothing end up in Lost and Found each week.


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I just want to remind you that when your child is quarantined, we will still provide breakfast and lunch for them. Hot lunches are available for pick up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Bagged breakfasts and lunches can be picked up as well. Please call the front office by 9:45 to place your order.


If our school needs to be closed we will continue to provide breakfasts and lunches for all of our students. We do not want any of our learners to go hungry.

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Vision and Hearing Screening for Grades 1-6 -- This Will Be Rescheduled

The Lapeer County Health Department needed to reschedule for after the new year. We'll let you know when that's happening.

Math Discussions

Below are two visual prompts to start a math conversation at home. Sometimes there is one right answer and sometimes there are many right answers. The purpose of each question is to generate a discussion about how you determined an answer. If you find one answer, try to find another.
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Wear It Wednesday - Dress Up Theme

December 9 - Jersey Day

December 16 - Ugly Christmas sweater day

January 6 - College/armed forces day

January 13 - Hometown day

January 20 - Exams day

January 27 - Twin day

February 3 - College/armed forces day

February 10 - Heart day

February 17 - Silly socks day

Feb 24 - Superhero day

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Application for Free or Reduced Meals

Use the link below to get to lunchapp.com to apply for free or reduced meals.

Do you have a 3 or 4 year old at home?

We offer free preschool (Head Start and GRSP) for families who qualify. See the flyer below.
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This is where you'll look for information specific for our virtual learners.
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Does your child have books at home to read?

It is very important that your child have access to books to read at home. We'd be happy to put together a bag of books for them. You'll just need to let us know what they are interested in and we'll get some books together we think they'll like.

Food Service Information for our Online Learners

What do you do if you want food service through Dryden Elementary School?


Hot Food Option - You have the option of ordering hot lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

  • The food served will follow the elementary school menu (above).

  • You must call the front office by 9:45am on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday or complete the order form below. If you know you will want this three days a week please tell Mrs. Marinkovski so you won’t have to call in on those days.

  • You can pick up hot lunch between 11am-12:30pm at the elementary school. If you order it but do not pick it up you will still be charged for it.

  • You will also be given bagged breakfasts and lunches to cover until the next day lunch can be ordered.


Cold Food Option - You have the option of picking up a week’s worth of bagged meals every Monday.

  1. To pick up 5 bagged breakfasts and 5 bagged lunches, please call our front office (796-2201) or return the order form by 9:45am on the Friday before to order for pick up on the following Monday between 11am-12:30pm.


Prices

Breakfast - Our elementary students get Universal Free Breakfast.

Lunch - We follow the same pricing structure as in-person students. Full Price = $3.00, Reduced = $0.40, Free - $0.


If the school needs to be closed for any reason these food service options

will change to our district-wide distribution method. That will be communicated to you if it happens.

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Important Dates

  • December 9 - Dress Up Day Theme - Jersey Day
  • December 16 - Dress Up Day Theme - Ugly Christmas Sweater
  • December 21-January 1 - Winter recess, no classes
  • January 6 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces
  • January 13 - Dress Up Day Theme - Hometown Day
  • January 18 - MLK Jr. Day, no classes
  • January 12 - Dress Up Day Theme - Exams
  • January 20-22 - Exams at the high school, half days for elementary students, dismissal at 12:10
  • January 22 - End of 2nd marking period & 1st semester
  • January 27 - Dress Up Day Theme - Twin Day
  • February 3 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
  • February 10 - Dress Up Day Theme - Heart day
  • Feb. 12-15 - Mid-winter break, no classes
  • February 17 - Dress Up Day Theme - Silly socks day
  • February 24 - Dress Up Day Theme - Superhero Day
  • March 3 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces day
  • March 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences (by invitation only)
  • March 10 - Dress Up Day Theme - Pajama Day
  • March 17 - Green Day
  • March 24 - Vacation Location Day
  • March 29-April 2 - Spring Break, no classes
  • April 5 - Easter Monday, no classes
  • April 7 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
  • April 9 - End of 3rd marking period
  • April 14 - Dress Up Day Theme - Tigers Day
  • April 21 - Tie Dye Day
  • April 28 - Dress Up Day Theme - Disney Day
  • May 5 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
  • May 12 - Dress Up Day Theme - Beach Day
  • May 19 - Dress Up Day Theme - Athletic Wear Day
  • May 26 - Dress Up Day Theme - I'm not sure?????
  • May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday, no classes
  • June 2 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
  • June 6 - Graduation at 11am
  • June 9 - Dress Up Day Theme - Blast From the Past Day
  • June 14-16 - Exams for high school students, half days for elementary students, dismissal at 12:10.
  • June 16 - Last day of school

Parent and Student Resources

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Elementary Handbook

Please use this link for our Student Handbook. It can also be found on our Dryden Community School's website.

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Dryden Elementary School Calendar

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Dryden Community Schools

Karen Roys

Dryden Elementary School Principal


Mary Finnigan

Superintendent

Dryden Junior/Senior High School Principal