Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter
October 25, 2021
We hope you are staying safe and warm in this cold, rainy weather! It was wonderful for our teachers to connect with so many parents to discuss student learning progress and goals. Thank you for join us during Parent Teacher Conferences last week! Also, many thanks to the PTA for providing our staff with a delicious dinner from Burger Baron on Thursday evening. We greatly appreciated this special meal to fuel and energize us through the evening conferences. We look forward to the Halloween parade and festivities that will be taking place this Friday at Dryden!
Dates to Remember
10/25 - IAR Reports sent home via backpack mail (grades 4 & 5)
10/25 - RULER Parent Presentation, 7:00 pm, Dryden LMC
10/25 - 11/5 - CogAT testing for grades 3 & 5
10/26 - Dryden PTA Dine Out at Lou Malnati’s
10/29 - Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
10/31 - Last day for 5% off Yearbook price
11/4 - PTA Reflections Art Program entries due
11/4 - Chess Club (pre-registration required)
11/5 - Deadline for Veterans Day RSVP
Halloween Celebration, October 29
The district food service will only be offering one lunch entree for the day - the yogurt kit. There will not be a hot entree choice.
Please complete the form below if your child will go home for lunch on October 29 and/or if your child will not be participating in the classroom celebration.
Veterans Day, November 11
CogATs, October 25 - November 10
IAR Reports, October 25
The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. IAR assesses the Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core and are administered to students in English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades three through eight. Current fourth and fifth grade students who participated in IAR testing at Dryden in the spring will bring home their IAR reports via backpack mail on Monday, October 25.
Vision & Hearing Screenings
Third, fourth and fifth grade students will play with regular chess sets and work with PTA Volunteer Mr. Niro. They will come to play chess for 40 minutes and then eat in the lunchroom.
Parent volunteers are welcome. There is a place to sign up at the end of the student sign-up below. The school district requires weekly parent volunteers to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination or weekly negative Covid-19 test results.
Sign up form link: https://forms.gle/J8njP8gcXA8h65Tu7
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Check out the Dryden PTA website!!
Dryden PTA Dine Out at Lou Malnati’s, October 26
Join the PTA for our October Dine Out at Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove! The Dine Out is Tuesday, Ocbober 26 from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm. Please mention Dryden when ordering or use the code FUNDDPTA21 when ordering online.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you!
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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.