Bear Essentials

10/25/2019

Lots to be Thankful For!

We are so grateful to be part of such an incredible community! There has been quite a bit happening these past few weeks, and we could not have done everything without the support of our amazing families. From the Fall Festival, to Book Fair, and even feeding the teachers during early release, you all went above and beyond! Thank you to everyone that supported these events by participating and/or donating items, time and talents. You are all a huge part of our school's success!
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Falcons Friday Was PAWSitively Amazing!

Students and staff were treated to a surprise pep rally with Freddie the Falcon last Friday! We had so much fun dancing, celebrating and learning about community, and what it means to be a team. Freddie also took time to honor the students with the most PAWS points to date, and gifted them with a Falcons swag bag! He also left us with a few extra swag bags to raffle off to students next month! Students can bid on a bag via the PBIS Rewards App! Parents, have you downloaded the parent app yet? PBIS Rewards Parent is a parents/ guardians portal to the PBIS Rewards system. Parents/Guardians can use the app to see the accomplishments and goals met through the PBIS Rewards program. They are able to keep track of the points earned, and purchases from the school's store as well as upcoming events. For instructions on how to download and access the app, please email your child's teacher.

October's Final Days!

We've got lots of fun activities lined up for next week. Be sure to mark your calendar, so you don't miss anything! Please note: Wednesday and Friday's activities are fund-raisers, all other activities do not require a donation.


Monday - Relay for Life Day: Wear your RFL shirt to school!


Tuesday - Red Ribbon Day: Wear Red to School!


Wednesday - Relay for Life Pink Out: Donate $1 to RFL and wear pink to school!


Thursday - Book Character Dress Up Day: (see article below for details)


Friday - United Way Pajama Day: Donate $2 to UW and wear pajamas to school!

Bedtime with the Bears!

Tune into Facebook Live on Tuesday at 7PM for this week's edition of Bedtime with the Bears! Our guest reader this week is our fabulous first grade teacher, Mrs. Liz Reily!

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Annual Book Character Day: Thursday, 10/31

Dyer Elementary is excited to announce the return of Book Character Dress Up Day on Thursday, October 31. On that day, each student is invited to come to school dressed up as a character from a favorite book. Since this is a literacy celebration, the characters should come from a story that was a book first.


Please do not feel like you need to purchase a costume. A simple homemade costume is great!


Your child should bring a copy of the book the character appears in or a picture of the front cover of the book.


Each teacher will select one student to be interviewed as their character by Mrs. Langford & Mr. DiFilippo. In addition, each class will vote for their "Favorite Character" and "Most Original/Creative Character" (think creative use of materials.) That makes for a total of 3 prize winners per class, those students will get to choose a book from the Bookmobile!

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Help Wanted! PAWS Bingo Party - Friday 11/1

There's no reason for the kids' to have ALL the fun! Parents, come join your student(s) at our next PAWS party. We are looking for volunteers to help monitor the students and distribute snacks and prizes. Sign up via the SignUpGenius (link below).


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094eaeae29a3f49-november

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Dyer PTO - Everyone is a Member!

Our PTO is the best around! Be a part of our fun, all-inclusive parent community in a way that speaks to you! There are so many different ways for parents to be involved, check out our PTO's website for more information on how you can get started!
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Calling All Shutterbugs! Get Your Work Published in Dyer's Yearbook!

Do you want to surprise your student and have a picture you've taken be featured in the yearbook? Please use the private Dropbox link below to submit candid pictures throughout the year of school events such as the First Day of School, Fall Festival, Holiday Lunches, and PTO events. We want to feature as many students as possible and your help is greatly appreciated!


https://www.dropbox.com/request/H7tym8NoJ440KcqLPcbE

Birthday Wishes in Big Lights!

This year we will continue to implement and expand our PAWS (PBIS) program school-wide. The goal of this program is to not only notice positive behavior, but also to reward that behavior. You can help support the funding of this program, and wish your child a happy birthday on our school marquee at the same time. It's a win-win! For a $5 contribution, a Happy Birthday message along with your child's first name and last initial will be displayed on our marquee for three days during the week of your child's birthday. Summer birthday? Not a problem, We will display summer birthday messages during the last week of school and during their birthday week. NOTE: Your child's name will be displayed on their birth date as well as the day immediately before and after. Orders can be placed via Mypaymentsplus.com under the School Events tab. Please note, requests will be processed the next business day.
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October Events:

25- 12-Week Progress Reports Go Home

29- Red Ribbon Day (Free Event)

30 - Relay for Life Pink Out (wear pink w/ $1 donation)

31 - Book Character Dress Up Day (Free Event)

Looking to November:

1 - United Way Pajama Day (wear pajamas with $2 donation) + PAWS Bingo Party

7 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

8 - Donuts with Dad (7:30 - 8:15)

11-15 - School Psychology Awareness Week

15 - Picture Orders Scheduled to go Home

20 - Bruster's Blue Ice Day

21 - Johnny's Spirit Night

25 - 29 Thanksgiving Break - No School

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