Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

September 30, 2019

Hello! We hope you have been enjoying the weekend despite the rain! We'd like to thank the PTA for a smooth and fun Picture Day last week. This week, we're looking forward to meeting many students and families for Walk to School Day. Details are included below. Have a great Dolphin week!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

10/1 - Vision & Hearing Screening for Grades K-3

10/2 - Walk to School Day

10/2 - National Custodial Workers Day

10/6 - 10/12 - National Fire Prevention Week

10/9 - PTA Running Club, 8:10 - 8:50 AM

10/9 - PTA October Birthday Books

10/14 - Columbus Day - No School for Students

10/15 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Camp Duncan

10/16 - PTA Running Club, 8:10 - 8:50 AM

10/18 - PTA Sweetest Day Family Dance, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Walk to School Day, October 2

Come meet Dryden teachers and staff and walk to school with them! They will be wearing Dryden spirit wear and ID badges so you can easily spot them. We hope to see you there! A map of the meeting locations and walking routes is attached below.

Rain is currently in the forecast, so bring your umbrellas! We typically keep our Walk to School date, even when it's raining. This is an optional activity and it is okay if you choose not to participate. If there is a heavy downpour, thunder or lightning, we will reschedule to Friday, October 4.

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National Custodial Worker Appreciation Day, October 2

Please join us in thanking our Facilities Operations Manager, Mr. Demeas, and evening custodians Mr. Miller, Mr. Vega and Mr. Taylor. They work very hard to keep our school sparkling and safe!


Click here to access the letter that was sent to families on Fridays. It includes information about costume guidelines, parade and classroom parties.

Please click here and complete the form if you plan for your child to go home for lunch or not participate in the Halloween celebration.

Thank you for helping us to ensure our students have a safe and fun day at Dryden on October 31.

Dryden PTA

Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on Reflections (a Fine Arts Contest), Yearbooks, and other items of interest.

Call for entries - National PTA’s Reflections program

The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Entries are due by October 28th and can be turned into the office. Email amyhorndavis@gmail.com with any questions. To view rules and entry form, visit the Dryden PTA website, drydenpta.org.

To learn more about the Reflections program click here: https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections


It’s time to order your yearbook for 2019-2020 school year. If you order by September 30, 2019 you’ll receive 15% OFF!! Don’t forget you get 2 free customizable pages to document your child’s memories. It’s a great way to empty out all those cute pics you have stored on your phone and the kids LOVE it.

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

Dryden Splish 9.28.19

District e-Flyer Website

Please remember to check out the e-flyer link here to see local programs that are available to our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.