Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

January 12, 2020

Hello! We hope you have been staying safe and warm this weekend! We look forward to seeing everyone at Dryden bright and early tomorrow morning! We wish everyone a great Dolphin week!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

1/14 - Variety Show Auditions

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

1/16 - School Board Meeting, 7:30 PM at Dunton Administration Center

1/17 - Neon Color Dress Up Day

1/17 - MAP Reports sent home

1/20 - Martin Luther King Day, No School

1/21 - Superintendent Open Door at Dryden, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

1/22 - Kindergarten Registration

1/23 - Monday Schedule

1/23 - PTA Dine Out Fundraiser at MOD Pizza (1021 N. Elmhurst Road, Mt. Prospect)

1/24 - Kindergarten and 1st Grade PTA Kidz Voice Articles due

1/28 - 5th Grade Band Concert at South Middle School, 7:00 PM

1/28-1/30 - PTA Book Fair

1/30 - Family Reading Night, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

NOW OPEN: 2020 - 2021 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.

Click the following link to complete and submit the online form to request a Kindergarten Registration packet: Pre-Registration Form

Completed enrollment packets can be dropped off at Dryden during Kindergarten Registration, which will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 between 9:30 - 11:00 AM or 4:00 - 6:45 PM.

For complete information regarding kindergarten pre-registration, click here.

For information on registering students in grades 1 - 5 who will be new to Dryden for the 2020-2021 school year, please click here.

Please share this information with any of your neighbors who have kindergarten-age children, as this process helps us plan for 2020-2021 staffing needs at Dryden. Thank you!

Neon Color Day, January 17

Brighten up the dark winter days with neon colors on Friday, January 17. Students are invited to dress up in bright colors as much as possible from head to toe. Let your true colors and creativity shine!

Winter MAP Reports

Elementary NWEA MAP reports for students in 2nd - 5th grade will be sent home via backpack mail on Friday, January 17. South Middle School will send NWEA MAP reports home on January 24. These assessments measure the academic areas of math and reading and assist staff in evaluating your child's instructional level. If you would rather pick up your child's report in person, please contact our school office at (847)398-4280 and we will have it ready for you to pick at the end of the school day on January 17.

Martin Luther King Day, January 20

Please note that there will be no school on Monday, January 20 due to the Martin Luther King Day holiday. We wish your family an enjoyable three-day weekend and look forward to seeing everyone back at Dryden on Tuesday, January 21. The next Splash newsletter will be sent out to families on the evening of January 20.

Superintendent's Open Door, January 21

Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein is taking her “Open Door” on the road. She will be at Dryden School in the conference room on Tuesday, January 21 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Feel free to stop by to ask questions, share concerns, or just say "hello”.

Dryden PTA

Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on the Variety Show, Book Fair, Dine Outs, Parents Night Out, and other items of interest.

Variety Show is ON!

VARIETY SHOW EMCEES NEEDED! Do you like to be on stage? Tell jokes? Want to be involved in the Variety Show but can't decide on your act? We need YOU to fill the time between acts - if you're interested, email Danielle Valentin at dvalentin1105@gmail.com


We need some parents to assist back stage back stage, to sell concessions, and to help the show run smoothly. Please check out the sign-up to see where you can help.


Calling all Dryden Students! Do you have a special talent that you’d like to share with the Dryden Community?! Now’s your chance! The Dryden Variety Show auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 14th, and the Show will be held on Friday, February 21st! All ages and all school appropriate acts are welcome (example: dance, magic, song, poetry). You can perform a solo piece or with a group.

To Sign Up, Start Here: If interested, please start by filling out the form below so that we have all of the necessary information. If performing in a group, you only need to submit one form on behalf of the group but be sure to include the name of each performer (this is displayed on the Google form. Sign ups close MONDAY, JAN 13 at noon.
Google Form Info Sheet

Last Step: Once the form is filled out, then sign up for an audition time using the link below. Only one person from the group needs to sign up for an audition time. Please be on time so that we can keep things on schedule. Sign ups close on MONDAY, JAN 13 at noon.

Sign-Up Genius Link

MOD Pizza Dine Out: Thursday, January 23

MOD Pizza Dine Out: Thursday, January 23

1021 N. Elmhurst Road, Mt. Prospect

10:30am- 9:00pm

Click on THIS LINK for more information!

PTA Book Fair, January 28-30

The Scholastic Book Fair will be taking over the LMC January 28 - 30. The Book Fair will be open during regular school hours (closed during the lunch hour). All students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair with their class.

New this year, starting January 13, you’ll have the option to load money in an eWallet for students so they can spend prepaid funds at the book fair. Click here, (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/drydenelementaryschool7) scroll down, and follow eWallet instructions.

If you'd like to preview the books that will be available or if you'd like to shop online, you can visit our online Scholastic website (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/drydenelementaryschool7). Online shopping will be available January 22 - February 4. Books ordered online will be shipped to Dryden and delivered to your student.

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Please see the “2020 Dryden Book Fair Sign Up” below. Any time you can spare to assist with this event is much appreciated!


Contact Alina Laurie with any questions (alinalaurie@gmail.com.)

Family Reading Night, January 30

Get ready for a cozy night of reading with your family! Dryden's annual Family Reading Night will be on Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 PM. Wear your jammies and get ready to listen to stories read to you and your whole family by your favorite Dryden staff members. The PTA Book Fair will be set up in the LMC that night, so you can purchase some great books, too! Family Reading Night will end at 8:00 PM after a whole group story and bedtime snack in the gym, but the book fair will be open until 8:30 PM.

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

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