Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter
April 19, 2020
We hope you were able to enjoy the nice weather this weekend!
Here is the link to the landing page with all of the grade level remote learning plans for this week.
I will still be at Dryden on Wednesdays from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, if you need to stop by and drop anything off or pick anything up, such as paper copies of remote learning activities. Please contact me at email@example.com or 847-398-4280 ext. 6501 in advance.
Although we were deeply saddened by the reality that our school community will not be able to reconvene in person due to this public health crisis, our entire staff remains committed to learning and engaging with all students through remote learning. We look forward to making the most of the next couple months of this school year for our students!
This is not the school year that any of us imagined, so your continued patience and understanding as we work through this unprecedented situation together is so greatly appreciated. It’s important we continue to work together to support our students. I'm confident that our collective strength and compassion will shine through and we will emerge even stronger. I can't thank you enough for all that you are doing as we all work together through this.
Akemi Sessler, Principal
Dolphins, Go, Go, Go!
Video Message from Mrs. Sessler for Dryden Students
Dryden Family Challenge #3!
Get creative as we appreciate our incredible Administrative Professionals, Mrs. Sprenger and Mrs. Kemperas and celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 22. Please check out our latest challenge on Flipgrid using the code: https://flipgrid.com/wasik8370
Many thanks to our Student Learning Coach Mrs. Wasik!!
Student Information Profile for 2020-2021 Class Placement
Not Returning to Dryden for 2020-2021?
If you have a student at Dryden currently in kindergarten through fourth grade and are planning to NOT return to Dryden for the 2020-2021school year, please let us know by filling out this form.
Weekly Zoom Class Meetings
To protect the privacy of those who do participate, we request that parents monitor and make sure that no one takes pictures, screenshots, or recordings of video sessions and definitely not post anything on social media. Thank you!
Coronavirus: A Book for Children
Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on PTA Take Action Item: Tell Congress to Meet the Needs of Students and Families During COVID-19.
Yearbook Signing Update
Since we will not be returning to school this year, we have a new way for kids to sign each other's yearbooks. Your child can send and receive digital signatures to and from friends via the TreeRing website or app. Their friends have the option of adding these signatures to their custom pages. If you do not add the signatures to your child's custom pages they will not print in their yearbook.
To add signatures from friends and fellow students, please see the video below, or -
- Login into the TreeRing Website (Not App)
- Click on yearbook and click edit custom pages
- Add received signatures to that custom page by clicking on the signature button on the right side of the page you are editing.
We have extended the custom page deadline to accommodate this change. Additionally, all yearbooks will be sent directly to your home versus the school. Please complete your custom pages and signatures by April 27, 2020.
5th Grade Lawn Signs, a Gift from PTA
The PTA will be purchasing yard signs to recognize and celebrate our 5th graders. This will be at no cost to you. We will order the signs and there will be a specific date and time for a safe pickup (by car) at Dryden. We will give more details on pickup later, but for now we just need to know if you would like a sign for your child so we can get an accurate count for ordering.
Please fill out this link by April 20th (tomorrow) to let us know if you would like a sign.
AHCPTA Keep Calm and Go Outside T-shirt Sales (Winning Design by Sofia F. at Dryden!)
D25 families are invited to support the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Fund by purchasing a Keep Calm and Go Outside T-shirt (Winning Design by Sofia F-2nd grader at Dryden Elementary!!!). Now more than ever we can all use the reminder to Keep Calm and Go Outside! Profits from t-shirt sales will go toward the 2021 D25 Scholarship Fund that benefits current D25 students as well as graduating high school seniors. T-shirts will be shipped to Scholarship Coordinator and distributed in May. May is Mental Healthy Awareness Month. Watch for future notifications on sharing how you Keep Calm and Go Outside!
Link to T-Shirt Sale: https://ah25keepcalm.itemorder.com/sale
Website: www.ahcpta.org Facebook: @AHCPTA Twitter: @AHC_PTAs
5th grade families! CLASS OF 2020: Get Your South Middle School Spiritwear!
Order online for home delivery.