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Dyer Newsletter

February 2, 2018

Parent - Teacher Conferences & Early Release

Early Release conferences are fast approaching. Dyer students will be dismissed at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, February 21st and Thursday, February 22nd . Please be sure to note these important schedule changes.

To schedule your conferences this year, simply go to our school’s conference site and click on your teacher’s name. The schedule will open on Friday, February 2nd at 4:00pm. There you will be able to see your teachers’ schedules and sign up for a time that best suits you. Computers will be available at Dyer for you to sign-up there as well. The ability to sign up for a conference online will close on Friday, February 16th at 3:00pm. Please contact your child’s teacher directly to sign up after the close of online scheduling.

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Dyer Fun Run is next Thursday, 2/8

Our Fun Run program is well underway! Parents, thank you so much for all your support so far. Just so you know, students have been given a WEEKEND CHALLENGE! If a student receives a total of $2 per lap in new pledges (or $60 in flat donations) over the weekend, they’ll receive a special prize! And don’t forget to log in those pledges at!

We are also looking for a few volunteers to help us count pledges after the run. If you are available to help out for just a few hours on Thursday 2/15 or Thursday 2/22, please sign up here.

Dyer Fun Run Schedule for Thursday 2/8 (Parents & Family Members Welcome!)

8:30-9:30 2nd
9:30-10:30 K
10:30-11:30 4th
11:30-12:30 1st
12:30-1:30 5th
1:30-2:30 3rd

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School Counselors Week: 2/5-2/8

Next week Dyer will celebrate our school counselor, Mrs. Dawn Garner! We are so grateful to have Mrs. Garner's support here at Dyer. She works tirelessly to support our students, families and staff, and we appreciate all she does. If you feel the same, we encourage you to reach out to her next week and let her know!

Chili's Spirit Day - Monday 2/5

Busy weekend coming up? Don't want to cook on Monday?? Come to Dyer's Spirt Day at Chili's - Monday February 5th--11:00am to 11:00pm!!

Let Chili's do the cooking for lunch or dinner, while we support Dyer Elementary at the same time! Chili's will donate 10% of the event day sales back to our school, just be sure to mention that you are there to support Dyer!

Monday 2/5

11:00 AM - 11:00PM

Chili's Hamilton Mill

2705 Hamilton Mill Rd, Buford, GA 30519

Deadline to Sign Up for After School Clubs is Monday 2/6

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Healthy Habits - Please Read!

As you know, we are deep in the middle of cold and flu season! Please take a moment to review the Healthy Habits listed below. They will help keep you and your family healthy protected from all these nasty germs! Don't forget to remind your students of these ways to keep from getting ill too!
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Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

Help make our book fair the best ever!

The book fair is coming. We need wonderful volunteers in order for it

to be fun and successful. Help is needed from February 13 - February 23.

If you can volunteer, please sign up for a spot using the Sign Up Genius link.

Georgia Parent Survey


Please help us improve our school by taking a few minutes to complete an important survey for the State of Georgia.

The Georgia Parent 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 in 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 this important survey 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: requests will be processed next business day.

Yearbook Orders

Today is the last day to order yearbooks at the discounted price of $30. After today, the price increases to $35. To order your copy of the 2017-2018 yearbook, simply log on to and enter our school's order number: 10768.

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

February Dates

5th- Chili’s Spirit Night

5th-8th- School Counseling Week

8th- Boosterthon Fun Run

8th- After School Program Begins

9th - No School (Student/Teacher Holiday)

14th- Bruster’s Blue Ice ($2)

14th-23rd- Book Fair

15th- Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

15th- Muffins with Mom (K, 1, 2)

16th- Muffins with Mom (3, 4, 5)

17th- Father/Daughter Dance

19th- Student Holiday

21st-22nd- Early Release

23rd - Irma Make-Up Day

23rd - Box Tops Turn In Day

27th- 5th Grade Parent Meeting at Twin Rivers

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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