Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

March 4, 2016

Important March Dates

o 4th-PTA Executive Board Nominations Due

o 4th-PTA Tile Wall Orders Due

o 4th-Student Council & Beta Club Meeting

o 7th-12th School Social Work Appreciation Week

o 10th-End of 3rd 9 Weeks

o 10th-Super Hero Skate Night

o 10th-Tile Wall Order & PTA Mother/Son Forms Due

o 11th-Student/Teacher Holiday (Snow make-up day #2)

o 14th-PTA Executive Board Meeting

o 14th-PTA Board Meeting

o 18th-Hat Day

o 18th-PTA Mother/Son Night

o 21st-5th Grade Visits Twin Rivers

o 21st-Last day of After School Programs

o 22nd-3rd Grade Field Trip

o 22nd-Last day of Young Rembrandts

o 22nd-Sonic Spirit Night

o 23rd-Bruster’s Blue Ice

o 25th-Report Cards Go Home

o 28th-31st-Teacher Appreciation Week

o 29th-Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

o 29th-Kindergarten Field Trip

o 29th-PTA Talent Show, General Membership Meeting & Executive Board Elections

o 30th- Domino’s Night

2016-2017 Class Placements

Attention current K-4th grade parents! If you would like our administrative team to consider your input regarding the placement of your student(s) for the upcoming school year, please fill out this online form. Please note: You will need to fill out one form for each child attending Dyer next year. Also, this is the only method of parent input that we will be accepting this year. Requests for specific teachers will not be accepted. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 7th. We look forward to hearing from you.

Box Tops Drive News!

We collected 4,290 box tops for the Spring Box Top drive, which means $429.80 coming to Dyer.

Congratulations to Mrs. Moore's class who brought in over 600 box tops. They earned a pizza party and extra recess- way to go!!

Keep collecting those box tops! The next Box Top drive will be in the fall.

National School Breakfast Week is 3/7-3/10!

Get the school day off to a good start! We serve hot and cold breakfast in our cafeteria daily. Remember breakfast is your most important meal.
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2016-2017 Dyer PTA Leadership Nominations Due Next Friday, March 4th!

Calling All Nominees! Get Involved in Your PTA!

Want to be more involved in your child’s school? Do you love to make a difference? Do you have a calling for service? Do your kids love PTA event?

The Dyer PTA is looking for a few good men and women to serve on the 2016-2017 Dyer Elementary PTA Executive Board.

We are currently accepting nominations for the following executive board positions:

· President/Co-Presidents

· Vice President/Co-Vice Presidents

· Treasurer

· Secretary

The PTA is entirely volunteer run and is always seeking volunteers with new, fresh ideas! If you are interested in a less involved (but just as important) role for the 2016-2017 PTA, we will also accept nominations for Committee Chair / Co-Chair positions. Several of these positions can be done in the comfort of your home (or office).

The available Committee Chair positions are:

· 5th Grade Activities

· Bear Reader

· Bingo Nights

· Communications

· Cultural Arts

· Dances

· Donuts for Dads

· Easy Money Fundraising

· Fundraising/Spirit Nights

· Hospitality

· Membership

· Reflections

· Spirit Wear

· Volunteers/Room Mom Coordinator

· Website

· Yearbook

Not sure what serving in a position involves? Please contact Amanda Henderson at with any questions!

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for an executive board and/or board officer position, please fill out a PTA/PTSA Leadership Nominating Form, and return it via email to or you can turn it in to the front office. Forms can be found here, on the PTA Website, and in the front office. All nomination forms are due no later than Friday March 4th.

Thank you for your continued support of Dyer and our PTA!

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PTA Scholarship Information

Did you know your High School child may be eligible for a scholarship from the Georgia PTA? If you have a High School Senior preparing for a youth related field he/she may apply via mail no later than March 11, 2016. Eligible students must be a member of their school’s PTSA.

Qualifications and Eligibility
A student is eligible to apply for a Georgia PTA Scholarship if he/she:
1. Is a graduating senior of a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA. The PTA must be in good standing (i.e., dues paid, approved bylaws on file).
2. Is interested in attending a college or university education to prepare them to work in a youth related field.
3. Has exhibited good character.
4. Has a satisfactory scholastic record.
5. Will attend a college or university during the upcoming school year.
6. Demonstrates a need for financial assistance.
7. Is a current PTA/PTSA member and must submit a copy of your PTA membership card with this application.

Application is below, or application and additional information can be found on the Georgia PTA website.
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2016 Pine straw Fundraiser

Hello everyone!

All football programs in the Mountain View cluster (ages 6 through Varsity) have teamed up to bring you our first ever Pine Straw Fundraiser Event. If you (or anyone you know) needs Pine Straw delivered and / or installed at your home or HOA, please fill out an order today at: and our boys will be happy to come out on Saturday, March 26th and make your place look fresh and new for the Spring!

Orders can also be placed offline through the printable PDF attachment order form at:

Thank you all for your support and Go Bears!

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Mountain View Golf Tourney - April 18th!

Hello MV Families!

All football programs in the Mountain View cluster (ages 6 through Varsity) have teamed up to bring you our 3rd Annual Mountain View Football “Golf Tourney” on April 18th at Legacy on Lanier Golf Course.

This is a great opportunity to meet the coaches and parents from both MVHS Football and MVAA Football while also supporting all of our players in a fun way!

We will have a "HELICOPTER BALL DROP" at the Golf Tourney to give away a WEEK-LONG BEACH-FRONT CONDO VACATION in PANAMA CITY, FLA!

You can register to play or sponsor this event at:

Hope to see you ALL there! Thank you all for your support and Go Bears!

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