Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

December 16, 2019

Hello! It's hard to believe that this is the last week of school for 2019. Even so, we are looking forward to much fun and festivities with the children this week! We wish your family good health, and much joy and peace over the winter break and throughout the New Year! This is also our last school newsletter of 2019. The next Splash newsletter will be emailed home on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

12/18 - Deadline for T-shirt design entries for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge

12/18 - 4th Grade Musical, 7:00 PM

12/20 - Winter Wonderland & Pajama Day

12/21 - 1/5 - Winter Break

1/2 - PTA Adult-Only Event at Woodcrafters (must be pre-registered, see email from PTA)

1/6 - School Resumes

1/14 - Variety Show Auditions

1/15 - PTA Birthday Books for January & July birthdays

1/17 - Neon Color Dress Up Day

Lost & Found

Please encourage your child to check the Lost & Found for any missing items this week. Any remaining items will be donated to Goodwill over the winter break.

Save the Dates for Summer Learning

More information will be coming from the school district shortly, but here are some dates you might want to save on your calendar for summer learning opportunities in District 25:


  • Summer U: June 10 - June 30 at South Middle School
  • Extended School Year (ESY): June 10 - July 3 at Greenbrier Elementary School
  • Camp Invention: July 6 - July 10 at Dryden Elementary School
  • Summer Band: July 27 - August 6

ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge T-Shirt Design Contest

There's still time! We'd love for you to submit your designs for this year's ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge poster and t-shirt. Any District 25 student can participate! Your design could be featured on hundreds of posters and t-shirts around town.


Click here for the official rules and entry form. All entries are due by December 18, 2019. We can't wait to see your creative designs! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram for the most recent race updates.

$2500 ABC/25 Membership Grant Opportunity for Dryden

Dryden is just 10 memberships short of achieving our $2500 membership grant! Every year we have been fortunate to receive this grant, and with it we have purchased new furniture for the LMC, robotics kits for student use, furniture and equipment for our outdoor learning space and books for classroom libraries. We hope to continue bringing quality resources to our school with this generous grant. Please help us get the word out and consider joining at https://abc25.org/donate/. Thank you!

Dryden PTA

Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on Parent Craft Night at Woodcrafters, Winter Wonderland, the 4th grade musical, the Variety Show, and other items of interest.

Winter Wonderland & Pajama Day, December 20

Students are invited to come to school in their pajamas on the last day of school before Winter Break! This will be a fun way for us to celebrate at Winter Wonderland and transition to a cozy, relaxing winter break. Students will be decorating lunch bags that will be donated to Meals on Wheels. They will also contribute to a snowflake mural that will be displayed throughout our main hallway to celebrate our unity and our uniqueness. There will be movement and dance activities and a story time at our Winter Wonderland as well.


Please consider signing up to volunteer. You can choose a time when your child will be visiting the commons if you like. You can visit the Sign Up Genius HERE.

4th Grade Musical

The 4th Grade Musical is the last one of 2019! As always, we need some helpers for the rehearsal dates as well as the performances. Please see the Sign Up Genius to see how you can help!


We are also in need of some costumes, if you have any of the following you would be willing to loan or donate, Please contact Nikki mathfam4@gmail.com or Michelle mjcastaneda16@gmail.com.


Costume Needs:


  • Penguin Costumes or Onesie PJs
  • White &/or Blue Lights
  • Snow Flake Decor/Lights

Variety Show is ON!

Kids, brush the dust off your top hats and tune up those magic wands, the Variety Show is a go for this school year! More information to come, but auditions will be Tuesday, January 14.

Enjoy the "Splish", a weekly video of highlights from our week at Dryden!

Dryden Splish 12.13.19