Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

November 1, 2021

We hope you and your families enjoyed trick-or-treating and the better weather this weekend! Despite the rainy weather on Friday, we hope our students enjoyed the school celebrations. Many thanks to our PTA and all of our staff who went the extra mile to make the day fun and special for our students!

Dates to Remember

11/2 - Picture Retakes

11/3 - PTA Birthday Books for November Birthdays

11/4 - PTA Reflections Art Program entries due

11/4 - Chess Club (pre-registration required)

11/5 - Deadline for Veterans Day RSVP

11/11 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 pm at Dunton Administration Center

11/12 - End of First Trimester

11/16 - PTA Dine-Out at Portillo's

11/19 - Report Cards emailed to parents

11/22 - 11/26 - Thanksgiving Break, No School

11/29 - School resumes

11/30 - CogAT reports emailed to parents (Grades 3 & 5, and 4th grade students not tested last year)

Veterans Day, November 11

ABC/25 T-Shirt Design Contest

It's time to let your imagination run (pun intended) wild! All D25 students have the opportunity to submit a design for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge official race shirt and posters! These shirts will be worn by close to 1000 participants at the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on April 30, 2022. The design winner also gets to help select the color of the shirt! Official rules and regulations and t-shirt design forms can be found at abc25challenge.org/tshirt. Submissions are due back to your school office by December 3, 2021. Please follow ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for all race information or visit us at abc25challenge.org. We hope to see everyone there!

Dryden PTA

Check out the Dryden PTA website!!

Picture Day Retakes

Picture day retakes will take place on Tuesday, November 2. On this day, caregivers who have already received photos from Interstate and would like a new picture should bring in the package they received. They will return the pictures to the photographer and their student will be photographed again. Caregivers who have not previously ordered a package do not need to bring anything to retake day; however, they can preorder a package at the following link:


Use Dryden Order Code: 61983V

Reflections Art Program

Do you have a little Matisse at home? Or perhaps an aspiring poet or dancer? If your child is looking for a creative outlet, get them started on artwork for this year’s Reflections Art Program themed, “I Will Change The World By….”.

Dryden PTA will be accepting submissions through November 4 for the National PTA Reflections Art Program in the following categories: visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography and film production. Student winners have the opportunity to advance through local, regional, state and national levels. For official rules, guidelines and the entry form, visit the PTA site: https://drydenpta.org/reflections-art-program/

Email Erika Pace at ErikaLPace@gmail.com for any additional questions.

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Dryden Yearbooks For Sale!

Dryden Yearbooks are on sale NOW! Purchase by October 31 to get 5% off! Follow the link to order your child's yearbook through TreeRing (Dryden Passcode: 1014123635244163). Please email drydenelementaryyearbook@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you!


Dryden PTA Dine Out at Portillo’s

Join the PTA for our November Dine Out at Portillo’s in Rolling Meadows! The Dine Out is Tuesday, November 16 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Please mention Dryden when ordering.

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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.