Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

December 1, 2017

It's the Most Wonderful Time of The Year...

The halls have been decked, and spirits are bright! It was so wonderful to see our Dyer families during Holiday Lunches this week. A big thank you to our wonderful PTO volunteers who transformed our cafeteria into a winter wonderland!

The fun continues this week with several events/activities:

Dyer Spirit Week at Five Below in Buford (Mall of GA location) begins tomorrow (12/2) and runs through the following Saturday (12/9). Present the flyer below at checkout and a portion of the proceeds will benefit our school.

Our Chorus & Drama Clubs' presentation of 101 Dalmatians is Thursday at 7:00PM in the cafeteria. (See flyer below for more details.)

Friday is Hat Day...for just $1 students and staff can wear a holiday (or any type) of hat to school all day. Proceeds benefit our PAWS program. Speaking of PAWS, our next celebration is Friday 12/15. We are looking for a few parent volunteers to help serve our awesome bears hot cocoa and cookies between 8:00-10:00 AM. Please click here for a link to the SignUpGenius.

It's hard to believe that there are just 13 school days left before Winter Break. Class parties will be held on Wednesday 12/20 (times are listed below). Be on the look out for more info. from your Room Parent.

Winter Class Parties - Wednesday 12/20

10:15-11:00 3rd and 5th

12:15 – 1:00 K and 4th

1:20-2:05 1st and 2nd

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Parent Surveys


Please help us improve our school by taking a few minutes to complete two very important surveys: one for GCPS and one for the State of Georgia.

GCPS Survey:

Each year GCPS conducts a Parent Perception Survey which is available on the Parent Portal. Once you log-in to your account, the survey should automatically pop up on your screen (make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off if you don't see it). Click here to log-in to your account. If you haven't yet set up a Parent Portal account, please visit our main office at Dyer to complete the brief form and show your valid ID. We also have computers available in the Media Center for you to use to complete the GCPS survey.

State Survey:

The other survey is from the State of Georgia and assists with our College and Career Readiness Climate Star Rating. You may complete the State survey on your computer, smartphone, or tablet or again, at the Dyer Media Center. We would like ALL parents to complete this State survey, and all responses are anonymously submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click here to access the State survey.

We hope you will take a few minutes to complete these two surveys to help us improve Dyer Elementary. Thanks for your support!

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Bear Reader Program

The Bear Reader Program has begun. There are no special reading logs required. We are asking that the students read at least 20 minutes for five days of the week. The students already have reading logs that they have as part of their homework. Fill out the homework reading log every day. At the end of each month, the teachers will e-mail Mrs. Langford with the names of the students who have read at least 20 minutes for five days of the week. The students who complete this monthly reading goal will earn a brag tag. Brag tags are fun dog tags. The children will be able to collect a new brag tag at the end of each month. Let's see who can collect them all!

Birthday Wishes in Big Lights!

You may have noticed that birthdays can now be displayed on our school marquee. For just $5, you can wish your student a happy birthday during his/her birthday week. All proceeds benefit our "PAWS" initiative. (Summer birthdays will run during the last week of school, and during your child's birthday week.) To register your child, simply log into their MyPaymentsPlus account. Note: please allow 24 hours for processing.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are now on sale, order a copy today! Simply log on to and enter our school's order number: 10768.
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

December Dates

1st- Holiday Lunch (3, 5)

7th- 101 Dalmation Performance

8th- Hat Day for PAWS ($1)

13th- Bruster’s Blue Ice ($2)

20th- End of First Semester

20th - Winter Parties

Winter Break: 12/21-1/3 (Students return on Thursday, 1/4/18)

School Make-Up Days:

Mark your calendar!

Gwinnett County Public School students and staff will make up the missed days due to Hurricane Irma by attending school on the designated inclement weather make-up days in the calendar:

Friday, February 23

Friday, March 9

Friday, March 23

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Parent Volunteers- Sign Up Here!

Help the Dyer Teachers!

All Grade Level Workroom Volunteers needed EVERY Tuesday Morning!

Sign-Up Today:

YOU are needed on a Dyer Family Fun Committee!

  • Donuts for Dads
  • Muffins for Moms
  • Bingo Night
  • Decorating Committee

Sign-Up Today!

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