September 23, 2016
After School Program - Fall Session
Class Options are:
Robotics (Grades 3-5):
Come and experience the fun of Legos and the complexity of computer programming. What a thrill to see your Lego robot move as you have commanded! LIMITED to the FIRST 24 students that sign-up and pay through MyPaymentsPlus.
Running/Walking Club (Grades K-5):
Students will be divided up according to grade level (K-1 together, 2-3 together, and 4-5 together). We will run/walk every session, as well as discuss ways to increase our pace and timing. We will also discuss health topics.
Program Dates & Times:
All classes will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:10-4:10. Students will stay at school during dismissal and attend their clubs from there.
Fall Session: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, & 11/7
Cost: The cost is $40 for each session (6 classes). Please register and pay online through MyPaymentsPlus. (This is the only option for payment.)
Attendance: This program is optional and attendance is not mandatory. There will be NO refunds for absences or withdrawals from the program.
Transportation: Transportation home is not provided. Students will need to be picked up at 4:10 in the car rider lane. Students must have a car rider number in order to participate. In signing your child up for a program, you are agreeing to pick up your child at 4:10 PM. Students will be withdrawn from the program if they cannot be picked up on time.
Questions? If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Aleman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Center News
Bookaneer Book Fair is Next Week:
Dates: September 26 – September 30
Shopping Hours: Mon-Tues 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Wed-Thurs (early release/conference days) 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Fri 8:15 AM -12:15 PM
Payment: Cash, *Checks (made out to Dyer Elementary), and credit cards (adults only).
*If sending your child with a check, please send a note or write on the memo line the max amount your child may spend.
Remember to send enough money to cover the 6% sales tax.
If you’re all booked up during Book Fair week be sure to visit the Book Fair online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/jgdyerelementaryschool. Our Online Fair is from September 23 to October 3. All online orders will be sent to the school and delivered to your child after the book fair ends.
We look forward to having you participate in our Fair, and remember, all purchases benefit our school.
WANTED: BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS
There are still many open time slots available if you would like to volunteer to help with the Book Fair.
Good news! If you had trouble using the online sign up sheet to volunteer for the Book Fair, never fear. A new online sign up sheet has been created using Sign Up Genius.
This is the new link to volunteer for the Book Fair. Just select a day and time to help. All Book Fair volunteers get 10 percent off of their book fair purchases.
Picture Day is Coming - Tuesday, September 27th
This will be our only picture day this year!
Students will take individual and class pictures.
No need for pre-orders, just be sure your child is picture ready on Tuesday 9/27.
Proofs are scheduled to go home on Friday, 10/21.
Orders will be due the following Friday, 10/28.
Early Release & Conferences
Early Release conferences are next week. Dyer students will be dismissed at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 29th . Please be sure to note these important schedule changes.
The purpose of a parent-teacher conference is to discuss student achievement and progress. Each parent-teacher conference will last for a period of twenty minutes, and both parents are urged to attend. Please be prompt as these conferences are scheduled consecutively. If a situation arises and you are unable to attend your scheduled conference, please notify the teacher so the conference can be rescheduled.
Today is the last day to sign-up online for your conference. To sign-up, simply follow this link. There you will be able to see all teachers’ schedules and sign up for a time that best suits your schedule. Please contact the teacher directly to sign up after the close of online scheduling.
We look forward to seeing you during conference week.
PTA 2016-2017 Reflections Program
Tell YOUR story through dance, a short film, a poem, or story, an original song, a photo or visual work of art.
Entries should be submitted to Mrs. Sturgeon, and are due on or before Friday, September 30th.
PTA Reflections Contact:
Dyer's Fall Festival is Coming....
Dyer Elementary School’s
2016 Fall Festival
October 7, 2016
5:00 PM—8:00 PM
Inflatables, Games, Food, Music and Fun
Wristbands are available now and at the door for only $10.00 per student.
Methods of Payment: My Payments Plus
At the Door: Cash or Credit
(Includes unlimited jumping and carnival games)
Carnival treats and fun will also be available for 1 ticket.
We will have popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, crazy hair, and our famous cake walk!
1 ticket: $1.00
Donations Needed for Fall Festival Baskets
We need your help! Each year at the Fall Festival, we raffle off fabulous themed baskets. This would not be possible without your help! In order to make sure we have enough items for each themed basket, we divide them among grade levels (see below). Please consider helping to "fill our baskets"! Donations for baskets will be accepted through Friday, September 30th, and may be given to classroom teachers or dropped off in the front office. Proceeds from the baskets will support our cultural arts program here at Dyer. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, that is welcome too, simply send in your desired contribution to your child's classroom teacher or the front office. Someone from our staff will then use your monetary contribution to shop for items to fill your grade level's basket.
Disney Mania: Kindergarten and Pre-K
Boys Sleepover: 1st Grade
UGA: 2nd Grade
Girls Sleepover: 3rd Grade
Family Fun Night: 4th Grade
Fun Fall: 5th Grade
Calling all Bear Readers!
Here are a few important reminders about the program:
- September Reading logs are due to your child's teacher Monday 10/3
- Students that log a minimum of 450 minutes earn a special prize!
- Class (in each grade level) with MOST minutes logged each period will earn ice cream!
- Reader with MOST minutes logged (in each grade level) each period will win a $10 gift card!
- Reader with the MOST minutes logged (in the school) for the year will get to pie Mr. DiFilippo in the face!
Chorus News - Mark Your Calendars!
Dear Chorus Members,
Practice on Tuesday, October 11th has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 13th. I will be in a meeting with the State Superintendent representing the Fine Arts and Music Education for the State Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council.
Practice the week of October 10th will be:
Wednesday, October 12th at 7:15
Thursday, October 13th at 7:15.
Please mark your calendars now.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!
September at a Glance
9th - PTA Bingo
12th PTA Board of Director’s Meeting
13th – Chili’s Spirit Night
16th – PTA Hat Day
19th School Council Meeting
21st – 23rd CogAT – Grades 1, 2 & 5
26th – Book Fair Begins
27th – School Pictures
27th - Zaxby’s Spirit Night
28th & 29th – Early Release
30th – United Way Pajama Day
30th - Last Day of Book Fair
30th – Reflections Entries Due
Looking to October
3rd - Easy Fundraising & Bear Reader Log Turn-In Day
4th- School Picture Make-Ups
6th- Cluster School Council Meeting
7th- Fall Festival
7th- Fundraiser Deliveries (Tentative)
10th- Student Holiday/Teacher Planning
13th-After School Program Begins
17th-Bus Driver Appreciation Day
17th - Cans for Cupcakes Begins
18th- Sonic Spirit Night
19th- Bruster’s Blue Ice Day
19th - Student Council Elections
21st- Pink Out
21st- Fundraiser Limo & Lunch
21st - Picture Proofs Home (Tentative)
25th- Red Ribbon Day
26th- Iowa Assessments Begin
28th- Picture Orders Due
28th- PTA Fall Dance
30th- Easy Fundraising & Bear Reader Log Turn-In Day
Please Consider Serving - See Opportunities Below!
There are so many wonderful things planned for this school year, and we would love for you to be a part of them! None of our events could not take place without the help of our fabulous volunteers. There are several opportunities to serve Dyer, and we will list them in this section of the newsletter each week. Please tale a look below, and consider signing up to help out! Any amount of time you have to offer is incredibly valuable, and much appreciated!