Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

February 17, 2020

Hello! We hope you have been enjoying the long weekend! Thank you to all of the parents who were able to join us for Parent Teacher Conferences last week. We appreciate your partnership and support in helping your children to reach their fullest potential. We wish everyone a great Dolphin week!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

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, 2:30 PM

2/25 - PTA Dine-Out Fundraiser at Portillo's, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

2/26 - General PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Dryden LMC

2/27 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

2/28 - End of 2nd Trimester

3/5 - 4th & 5th Grade Volleyball Night, 6:45 - 8:30 PM

3/6 - Elementary Report Cards emailed to parents

3/6 - PTA Parent's Night Out - check out the website for more details!

MONDAY Specials Schedule this Wednesday, February 19

Please note that we will be following a MONDAY specials schedule this Wednesday. Our school district incorporates several of these "switch dates" throughout the school year to ensure a balance of specials classes for all of our students.

Author Visit by Saadia Faruqui, February 25

Our PTA is sponsoring an author visit for all students by author Saadia Faruqi, on Tuesday, February 25. Ms. Faruqi will be telling about her experiences of growing up in Pakistan and will share her journey as a writer. She is the author of the popular Yasmin series.

Students in the morning kindergarten program may attend the afternoon author presentation with a parent or caregiver. Please sign in at the office.

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, February 27

Students who ride the bus to and from school are encouraged to share words of gratitude to their school bus drivers on Thursday, February 27. We appreciate the care and dedication our school bus drivers have for getting our students safely to and from school on time each day!

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, February 21

Please join the PTA in celebrating our students' huge variety of talents at this year's Variety Show! The show will be on Friday, February 21 at 6:30 PM in the Dryden Commons. Admission is FREE and concessions will be for sale for $1 per item, cash only please.

PTA General Meeting , February 26 at 7:00 PM

We hope you will join us at our next General Meeting on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM in the Dryden LMC. District 25 Superintendent Dr. Bein will be joining us to speak on Bullying: What is it? What can I do about it? How do I talk to my kids about it?

Please direct any questions to drydenpta@gmail.com

4th & 5th Grade Volleyball Night: Thursday, March 5 from 6:45 - 8:30 PM

The PTA sponsored Volleyball Night is an event for all Dryden 4th and 5th grade students. No volleyball experience is required as our volunteer coaches will teach the basics of the game and ensure that all attending students have the opportunity to play. Mixed gender/grade teams will be formed by the PTA in an effort to keep the games competitive. Registered students will be given their team assignments at check-in. This is always a fun night for our students, so please encourage them to attend and give volleyball a try!

The registration deadline is Monday, February 24, 2020. To register your child, volunteer to help, and to read more details, click on the blue registration link below:

Volleyball Night: 4th & 5th Graders (PTA Sponsored)

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Smith jenniferclarkesmith@yahoo.com

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Yearbook Time!

Y-E-A-R-B-O-O-K!! Come get your yearbook! Dryden Yearbooks are on sale until April 10. If you haven't already purchased your yearbook, the website and school code are both on this Treering Flyer. The option to design custom pages for your child is also now available. Reach out to drydenelementaryyearbook@gmail.com if you need help customizing pages.

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

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