Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter
September 7, 2021
We at Dryden are!!
Thank you, PTA, for decorating this beautiful bulletin board!
Dates to Remember
9/8 - PTA Birthday Books for September Birthdays
9/9 & 9/10 - MAP Testing at Dryden for Grades 3 - 5
9/10 - Sing Along by Flagpole, during morning arrival
9/12 - PTA Dryden Spirit Wear Sale Ends
9/13 - Fund the ‘Phin PTA fundraiser begins
9/14 - 5th Grade Band Registration, 3:45 - 6:30 pm, South Middle School
9/15 - PTA Running Club, 8:10 AM, Dryden Field
9/16 - No School
9/24 - Board of Education Meeting, District Administration Center, 7:30 pm
9/30 - PTA Picture Day
9/30 - Last Day for 10% Discount on PTA Yearbook Purchase
Cross Walk Safety
Patriotic Sing Along by the Flagpole, September 10
Fun Fluency is an engaging before & after school language program where kids can play, dance, sing, act and laugh all in a new language. Parents can register their children at funfluency.com. The fee for the year is $295 for instruction one day a week over 25 weeks.
Close Contact Possibilities for Students at Dryden
There are, however, two instances at Dryden in which students could potentially be considered close contacts and therefore need to quarantine - during the 20-minute lunch period and when riding the school bus. During lunch, students are seated at least three feet but less than six feet apart indoors. Since they are unmasked while eating, the 2 -3 students seated less than 6-feet away from a COVID-positive individual for 15 cumulative minutes in a 24-hour period would be considered close contacts and need to quarantine. We continue to consider equitable, alternate possibilities for lunch seating that may further minimize the potential for close contacts while also keeping our students' social needs and opportunities in mind.
Students are allowed to go home for lunch. Parents are asked to contact the school office in advance. Students will need to be signed out by a parent or caregiver prior to leaving the building.
Additionally, on school buses, students who are exposed to someone with COVID while less than six feet apart for a cumulative 15 minutes in 24 hours are considered close contacts and would need to quarantine.
Once district SHIELD testing begins (anticipated after September 22), parents may opt that their child to test-to-stay if identified as a close contact, which could potentially help prevent the need for their child to quarantine. For more information on the school district COVID-19 protocols and procedures, please click here. You are also invited to contact Principal Akemi Sessler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-398-4280 if you have any questions.
School Lunch Food Labels
Elementary and Middle School food labels are now available our website (www.sd25.org/FoodService) and by clicking the links below.
*PLEASE NOTE, due to the supply chain disruptions and shortages, items linked below could change without notice.*
- Elementary School COLD FOOD | LABELS, 21-22
- Elementary School WEEK A | LABELS, 21-22
- Elementary School WEEK B | LABELS, 21-22
As a reminder, lunch is free this school year for all District 25 students.
District 25 Food Services
WANTED: CAP Supervisors
The Arlington Heights Park District runs a before and after school student supervision program at all District 25 Elementary Schools and they are in need of and currently hiring CAP supervisors/activity leaders!
For more about the positions and to apply, click the link here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ahpd?keywords=cap
If you have any questions about the job, you can email the AH Park District's CAP and Day Camp Supervisor, Katie Waszak (email@example.com).
For information on the CAP Program, CLICK HERE or read below.
Check out the Dryden PTA website!!
Dryden Spirit Wear Sale
Swim on over and grab your Dolphin Spiritwear! The store will only be open until September 12!
PTA Running Club
The PTA Running Club is back for Fall! Expose your kids to the joys of running in a relaxed and FUN environment! Think games, obstacle courses, calisthenics and more. Each session will be different. Meetings take place in the Dryden school field from 8:10am to 8:50am.
- Wednesday, September 15
- Wednesday, September 22
- Wednesday, September 29
- Wednesday, October 13
Dryden Yearbooks For Sale!
Dryden Yearbooks are on sale NOW! Purchase by September 30 to get 10% off! Follow the link to order your child's yearbook through TreeRing (Dryden Passcode: 1014123635244163). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you!
Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.