Bear Essentials

12/13/2019

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's hard to believe there are just 5 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!


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 check your email and/or Friday Folders for 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!

PAWS Party Thanks!

Thank you to everyone that helped make our PAWS parties a success today! We love celebrating our students' excellent behavior and we rely on all of you to help us accomplish this!


We still have more opportunities for students to spend their PAWS points! Each day for the next 5 days, we will raffle off a prize basket. Students can enter as many drawings as they like, as many times as they like. We will announce the winner each day on the afternoon announcements!


Our staff is getting in on the fun too! Our faculty members can also earn staff PAWS points to be spent on various prizes. We have lots of great items to raffle off for them as well.


If you would like to help support our PAWS program by providing donations and/or services to be raffled off for students and/or staff, please contact Jennifer York at Jennifer.York@gcpsk12.org

Johnny's Spirit Nights = Amazing Community Support!

Thank you, Dyer Families, for supporting Dyer Spirit Night at Johnny's Pizza last night and before Thanksgiving break! We know there were a few delays in service during the November event, however, Dyer was able to raise around $400, which is amazing! Due to the service issues, Johnny's Pizza has decided to double that donation! Dyer will now receive $800 for the November event! We are grateful and excited to have such great support from Johnny's Pizza and our community!

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.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/11U_LpNkJyZWiiZ_v-ziPrVdh9GQFP8Bkx8PhpHHOhdE/edit?usp=sharing


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 DyerPTO@gmail.com

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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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December Dates

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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