Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

February 2, 2020

Hello! Happy Groundhog Day! Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Happy Palindrome Day (02.02.2020)! Happy First Day of Sunshine in a long time! We hope you are enjoying the weekend and look forward to seeing you at Dryden tomorrow morning!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

2/4 - PTA Book Club starts

2/5 - Global School Play Day

2/5 - PTA February Birthday Books

2/12 - Classroom Valentine Parties & Fancy Day

2/13 & 2/14 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, No School for Students

2/17 - Presidents' Day, No School

2/18 - PTA Book Club

2/19 - MONDAY schedule

2/19 - Variety Show Rehearsal, 3:40 - 5:00 PM

2/20 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 PM at Dunton Administration Center

2/21 - Variety Show, 6:30 PM

2/25 - Author Visit by Saadia Faruqui for Grades K-2

2/27 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

2/28 - End of 2nd Trimester

Safety First! Another Important Car Line Reminder

Drivers, please remain in your car when dropping off students, even when pulling up in the bus lane in front of the school. Students should be ready to immediately get out of the car on their own. If you feel you must get out of the car to assist your child, please park in the parking lot and walk your child to the main entrance. This will help the carline flow more smoothly. For more information about car line procedures, click here. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding!

Global School Play Day, February 5

Classrooms at Dryden will be participating in Global School Play Day, this Wednesday, February 5. Schools from all over the world come together on this one day to celebrate the necessity of unstructured play in our students’ lives at school. Research shows that unstructured play has a positive influence on:


  • physical and mental health

  • language development

  • problem solving

  • risk management

  • independent learning skills

  • academic skills

  • classroom behavior

  • healthy emotional attitudes

  • better adjustment to school life


The learning will continue as the students play - it just may appear differently. Individual classrooms will determine the length of play from an hour to a half-day, as it allows in their schedules. There will be opportunities for students to document and reflect as they play and learn.


You can visit http://www.globalschoolplayday.com/ for further information about Global School Play Day.

Classroom Valentine Parties & Fancy Day, February 12

We are looking forward to celebrating friendship, love and caring at Dryden during our class Valentine parties on Wednesday, February 12!


In order to help keep our students with life-threatening food allergies safe, our school district expectations continue to be that Valentine cards to students cannot have any candy or food attached to them. Items such as goodie bags filled with treats or candy are also not permitted. Trinkets such as pencils, erasers, stickers, etc., are great alternatives as long as they are not edible.


February 12 is also a school spirit "Fancy Day" at Dryden. Everyone is invited to create or choose something "fancy" to wear to show your school spirit.


We look forward to this double celebration!

Dryden PTA

Please visit the Dryden PTA website for important information on the Variety Show, Parents Night Out, Book Club, and other items of interest.

Variety Show Volunteers Needed (2/19 & 2/21)

We need some parents back stage, selling concessions, and helping the show run smoothly. Don't worry - you can definitely be out front when your child is performing! Please check out the sign-up to see where you can help. Thank you!

PTA Book Club

Book Club needs a few more volunteers

Book Club is in need of several more volunteers to read a book to a small group of children and help them complete a short activity. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade volunteers would need to be present from 12:15 PM to 1:40 PM, and 4th and 5th grade volunteers from 12:00 PM -12:40 PM. Please email melinda.turner880@gmail.com or mary@wicklein.org to let us know what day you can volunteer! Looking forward to Book Club!

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