Bear Essentials


It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

We enjoyed kicking off the season with our Holiday Lunches this week! It was wonderful to see so many of our students enjoying quality time with their loved ones! Thank you to our amazing cafeteria staff, and our wonderful volunteers for all of their hard work making this tradition a success!

It's hard to believe there are just 10 days left before our Winter Break! We've still got lots of wonderful activities to celebrate the season. Below are some highlights you won't want to miss!

Thursday 12/12 - Johnny's Spirit Night (5-8PM):

Thank you, Dyer Families, for supporting Dyer Spirit Night at Johnny's Pizza before Thanksgiving break! It was well-attended and the restaurant was full! Yea! Due to such a good turnout, there were some delays and we are sorry about that. We will communicate that to them. If you were a family that decided not to wait, we hope you'll consider supporting us this month at Johnny's on Dec 12. Don't forget that you can call ahead and order for dine-in or carry-out, just remember to say it's for Dyer. Thank you and Happy Holidays from the Dyer PTO!

Friday 12/13 - PAWS Party:

We are so excited to celebrate our students' awesome behavior on Friday, 12/13 during recess! Parents are invited to join us and help with the parties, you can sign up via this SignUpGenius.

Wednesday 12/18 - Bruster's Blue Ice Day:

As a special treat, Bruster's will be selling their famous blue pop ice during lunch. Cost is $2 and a portion of the proceeds goes to our school.

Friday 12/20 - Winter Parties:

10:00 - 10:45 - 4th & 5th

12:00-12:45 - K & 3

1:15 - 2:00 - 1st & 2nd

Parents, please watch for an email from your teacher and/or Room Parent with details on how your child's class will be celebrating and how you can help! You are welcome to join the fun but please remember:

  • Park in the side lot on the day of the event (front lot reserved for Room Parents)
  • Due to limited space, siblings may not attend class parties
  • Last check out is at 2:15. You can check your child out in the classroom but if there are siblings that need to be checked out, please be sure to do so prior to 2:15.

Last but not least, we are looking forward to counting down those last 5 days before Winter Break (12/16-12/20)! In addition to daily PAWS prize raffles for students and teachers, we are adding in just a little more fun and excitement by dressing up together each day.

Countdown to Winter Break!

Oh, how those 5 days seem to last forever!

Let's make them fun by dressing up together!

Students and staff can all take part,

Each ensemble will be like a work of art!

On Monday we'll be so full of cheer,

Let's dress in the theme of Santa's reindeer!

When Tuesday arrives, no one can be sick,

We'd hate to miss dressing up like St. Nick!

Wednesday will be a "Workshop Scene",

Dress like an elf or wear red, white & green!

Thursday, we'll need a boost in morale,

Everyone dress like their favorite snow pal!

On Friday we'll all be filled with glee!

How will we dress? It's a mystery!

Crazy socks, elf shoes or straight out of bed,

Anything to make us not lose our heads!

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PAWS Party December 13th!

We are so excited to celebrate our students' awesome behavior on Friday, 12/13 during recess! Parents are invited to join us and help with the parties, you can sign up via this SignUpGenius.

In addition to the December PAWS party, students will also have an opportunity to use their PAWS points to enter into prize raffles! Our specials teachers did an amazing job putting together 6 themed baskets! We can't wait to see who the winners will be...drawings will be held during the week of 12/16-12/20!

Afternoon Alternate Transportation Notification

We know many of you need to change your child's afternoon transportation method from time to time. In order to make those communications easier for parents, and our Transportation Coordinator, Mrs. Carroll, we have created an Afternoon Alternate Transportation Form for you to use. Simply print out the form (link below), fill it in and send it to school in your child's backpack. Of course, a regular hand written note is still acceptable but this form will guide you in making sure all of the pertinent information is communicated.

Also just a few reminders about transportation changes:

  • For your child's safety, any change in his/her regular method of transportation must be communicated in writing by 12:30PM of that day. (No faxes, texts or emails are permitted for security reasons except in the case of emergency as deemed appropriate by an administrator.)
  • Notes are valid for a maximum of 10 consecutive school days.
  • Bus passes are issued for emergencies only.
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Carmen Deedy Visits on January 9, 2020!

Children’s author and story-teller, Carmen Deedy, will be visiting Dyer Elementary on January 9, 2020. She will be autographing her book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

If you would like to purchase a book for her to autograph, go to your child’s My Payments Plus Account to select either a hardcover or paperback copy of the book. A hardcover copy of the book costs $17.99 and a paperback copy of the book costs $6.95. All books must be purchased by the end of the day on Sunday, December 15, 2019.

When the books are delivered, they will be held in the Media Center until after the author visit. The autographed books will be handed out the day after the author visit.

Six Flags Read to Succeed!

"Earn one free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia! Log in 6 hours of reading on the Six Flags Read to Succeed website (hyperlink in flyer below) by March 20 to receive your tickets. New this year, all reading logs must be submitted online by a parent or guardian using the code given on the flyer below. Teachers will not be collecting reading logs. Don't miss out on this great incentive for reading!"
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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!

Don’t forget your EASY MONEY TURN in is coming up!!!

Easy Money Turn in Dates:

November 15th

December 20th

January 17th

February 21st

March 20th

April 17th

May 15th

New prizes for Easy Money winners coming in the 2019-2020 school year!!!

The student who turns in the most Box Tops, Tyson A+ UPC’s, and Coke reward codes by the end of the school year will win a Chromebook. (One student from the downstairs classrooms and one student from the upstairs classrooms) ***in case of a tie, a drawing will decide the winner. ***

The class who turns in the most Box Tops, Tyson A+ UPC’s, and Coke reward codes each turn in date will win ice cream during lunch. (One class from the downstairs classrooms and one class from the upstairs classrooms) ***in case of a tie, a drawing will decide the winner. ***

Students: be sure to put your full name, teacher’s name, and grade number on the bags you turn your easy money rewards in so you get credit for the year end Chromebook prize and the monthly ice cream party!!!

If you have any questions about this program, please contact

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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!

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 under the School Events tab. Please note, requests will be processed the next business day.
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December Dates

12 - Johnny's Spirit Night (5-8PM)

13 - PAWS Party

18- Bruster's Blue Ice Day

18- Student Council Meeting

20 - End of 1st Semester

20 - Winter Parties

23 - Jan 3 - Winter Break (No School)

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