Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

December 13, 2021

Can you believe that we are heading into the last week of school in 2021?! We're so proud of how far our students have come, especially when you consider where we were this time last year. We continue to feel incredibly grateful for the amazing dedication and support of our staff and families through it all. We wish all of you all of that brings you comfort and joy this holiday season and as you welcome the New Year 2022!

(Please look for our next school newsletter on Sunday, January 2.)

Dates to Remember

12/13 - PTA Cookie drop-off for Teachers & Staff

12/17 - Winter Wonderland & Pajama Day

12/19 - PTA Pajama Drive with The Pajama Program

12/19 - PTA Dazzling Light Display

12/19 - Pick up pre-ordered Cocoa Bombs at the Dazzling Lights Display

12/20 - 12/31 - Winter Break

1/3 - School Improvement Planning Day - No School for Students

1/4 - School resumes for students

1/9 - Dryden PTA Family Day with the Chicago Wolves

1/12 - Kindergarten & New Student Pre-Registration begins

Friday Flips

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At Dryden, we FLIP for good choices! The Dryden staff is on the lookout for students going above and beyond in big and small ways to make a positive impact on their school community. These Dolphin sightings are recognized during the morning announcements on Fridays. The students above were recognized for showing persistence, helping others, and taking care of their school environment. Stay tuned for weekly updates on these awesome Dolphin sightings and Friday Flips!

Winter Wonderland Pajama Day, December 17

We look forward to resuming Winter Wonderland Pajama Day at Dryden on Friday, December 17! Students are invited to come dressed in their cozy winter pajamas as we transition to a relaxing Winter Break together.

We thank the PTA for engaging our students in fun crafts and activities on this special day. This year, our students will be creating 3-D snowmen inside and enjoying other game and activity stations outside. One of the activities will involve a science experiment with baking soda, vinegar and salt.

Kindergarten & New Student Registration

If you have a child who will begin kindergarten next year, pre-registration will begin Wednesday, January 12 on the District 25 website. You may also pre-register students in grades 1-5 who will be new to Dryden next year. If you know of someone with a kindergarten-aged child or new family to the neighborhood, please encourage them to pre-register or give us a call. Thank you for helping us to get the word out!

Please note: Registration for current Dryden students will begin in the spring. You will receive an email in late spring with a registration link. There is nothing you need to do at this time.

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Registration and additional information for each program will be added to the district webpage February 2022.

Click here for more information.

Dryden PTA

Check out the Dryden PTA website!!

PTA Cookies for Teachers and Staff, December 13

It's time to share a little holiday treat with a staff that's so sweet! Tomorrow, December 13th, drop off your favorite holiday cookies (homemade or store bought) at the Dryden front office for the Dryden Teachers and Staff! To learn more and sign up click the link below:


PTA Dine-Out at Chipotle, December 15

Stop by Chipotle (1211 Golf Road in Rolling Meadows) on Wednesday, December 15 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Mention Dryden at checkout, and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the PTA. Or, order online with the code HBBVX8G.

PTA Dazzling Light Display, December 19

It’s back! The drive-through holiday light show in front of Dryden school will return on December 19 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm! Bring the whole family to enjoy this festive experience! Families must remain in their cars at the display. There will be stops set up to drop off new PJ sets for The Pajama Project and to pick up pre-ordered cocoa bombs. See you there!

PTA Pajama Drive, December 19

This holiday, PTA is collecting brand new pajama sets for children who are facing adversity via The Pajama Program. The Pajama Program works to “ensure that all children have a good night,” in spite of challenges they may be facing, including losing a loved one, new foster care placement, inadequate or unsafe housing, homelessness or violence in the home. Read more about this organization at the following link https://pajamaprogram.org/. The Pajama Program only accepts brand new, unused and complete pajama sets (tops and bottoms), sizes newborn through adult XXXL. Bring your set of pajamas for donation to the Dazzling Light Display on December 19 between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.

Dryden PTA Family Day with the Chicago Wolves, January 9

Join Dryden students, families, and friends at a Chicago Wolves hockey game on Sunday, January 9 at 3:00 pm as the Wolves battle the Cleveland Monsters. Everyone who attends will receive a free Chicago Wolves hat, and everyone from Dryden will be seated together. Click the following link to purchase tickets: https://offer.fevo.com/chicago-wolves-vs-cleveland-monsters-47xjbsh-3bc0e7c?fevoUri=chicago-wolves-vs-cleveland-monsters-47xjbsh-3bc0e7c%2F

Elementary School Lunch Menu

Click here to access the weekly elementary school lunch menu and nutrition information.

Weekly E-Flyers

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.