February 16, 2018
No School Monday 2/18/18
Parent - Teacher Conferences & Early Release
Early Release conferences are next week. Dyer students will be dismissed at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, February 21st and Thursday, February 22nd . Please be sure to note these important schedule changes.
To schedule your conferences this year, simply go to our school’s conference site
https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Dyer_Elementary_School_3 and click on your teacher’s name. The ability to sign up for a conference online will close today, February 16th at 3:00pm. Please contact your child’s teacher directly to sign up after the close of online scheduling.
Still Accepting Fun Run Pledges!
Parents Can Get In On The Fun Too!
Do you love to craft or decorate? Is the book store your favorite hang-out on a Saturday afternoon? Maybe you want to get a glimpse of the dads and daughters during the dance? Ms. Langford has volunteer opportunities for everyone on various days at several different times. Don't miss this opportunity to spend time in our magical media center, (snacks and coffee will be provided too, it's better than Barnes & Noble). Click here to sign up for a shift that fits your schedule.
Are you up for a little coffee, counting and camaraderie! Dyer is looking for a few folks to help count pledge money from our fun run. The folks from Boosterthon will be here too, and guide us every step of the way. If you can help for a few hours on the morning of Thursday 2/15 and/or Thursday 2/22, please click here to sign up.
One of our Bears' favorite nights of the year is almost here! Join us for an evening of community fun, pizza and prizes! This is a big event, and we need a few folks to help pull it off. PTO is looking for folks that can help plan prior to the event at a time that works with their schedule, as well as the night of the event. Click here to sign up for a time that works for you.
Book Fair Is Here! 2/15 - 2/23
Dear Parents and Families:
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
· Set the example. Let children see you read.
· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up
with changing tastes and reading skills.
· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates:
Thurs. Feb. 15 – 8:30am – 2:30pm
Fri. Feb. 16 - 8:30am – 2:30pm
Monday Feb. 19 – No School – Teacher Work Day
Tues. Feb 20 – 8:30am – 2:30pm
Wed. Feb. 21 (Early Release) -- 8:30am – 3:30pm
Thurs. Feb 22. (Early Relaease) -- 8:30am – 3:00pm
Fri. Feb 23. 8:30am – 12:30pm (Packing up Book Fair at 12:30pm)
Special activities: Open During the Father Daughter Dance on February 17, from 6-8pm.
NEW digital payment option for students: eWallet! Now you can send your child to shop the fair cash-free! Visit our Book Fair Homepage to learn more and to create an account:
Payment Options: eWallet (see the below for more information), cash, check (made out to Dyer), credit card
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from now until February 25.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our Media Center. It helps us to purchase new books and to pay for author visits. Aaron Reynolds and Carmen Deedy will be visiting this year!
P.S. We are still in need of volunteers to help ensure our Book Fair is fun and successful. Help is needed from February 13 - February 23.
If you can volunteer, please sign up for a spot using the Sign Up Genius link.
Healthy Habits - Please Read!
Georgia Parent Survey
Please help us improve our school by taking a few minutes to complete an important survey for the State of Georgia.
The Georgia Parent Survey is from the State of Georgia and assists with our College and Career Readiness Climate Star Rating. You may complete the State survey on your computer, smartphone, or tablet or in the Dyer Media Center. We would like ALL parents to complete this State survey, and all responses are anonymously submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click here to access the State survey.
We hope you will take a few minutes to complete this important survey to help us improve Dyer Elementary. Thanks for your support!
Bear Reader Program
Birthday Wishes in Big Lights!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!
17th- Father/Daughter Dance
19th- Student Holiday
21st-22nd- Early Release
23rd - Irma Make-Up Day
23rd - Box Tops Turn In Day
27th- 5th Grade Parent Meeting at Twin Rivers
Parent Volunteers- Sign Up Here!
Help the Dyer Teachers!
All Grade Level Workroom Volunteers needed EVERY Tuesday Morning!
YOU are needed on a Dyer Family Fun Committee!
- Donuts for Dads
- Muffins for Moms
- Bingo Night
- Decorating Committee