The Weekly Jr. Oiler
September 13, 2019
Jr. Oilers Live and Learn with GRIT
Our school motto is Jr. Oilers live and learn with GRIT! Students are learning all about core values that are important here at school and in life. Gratitude, Responsibility, Integrity, and Tenacity (GRIT) are the focus for all areas of campus, be it in the classroom, cafeteria, hallways, etc. Students learned these expectations in a GRIT assembly and also in GRIT campus tours last Friday.
Students are earning GRITcoin daily for showing the positive behaviors of our core values. They will have many opportunities starting soon to spend some GRITcoin and in early October our student store will open. Our first GRITband Day will be happening at the end of September. On one of the last days of each month teachers will be handing out up to 8 GRITbands to various students who have displayed a tremendous amount of either Gratitude, Responsibility, Integrity, or Tenacity. Students should wear these proudly, as they will be randomly rewarded for earning these bands and showing school pride! Parents will receive an email letting you know your child received a band - please ask them about it at home. The design of the GRITbands is new this year, so last years' bands can be distinguished.
PTSA has been generous enough to help fund so much of GRIT. Please join PTSA to help fund our awesome programs. It has made such a difference on campus! If you have any ideas of rewards or contacts, please contact Principal Glembocki. We are so excited to reward those who do what's right!
School Site Council and Parent Volunteers
We are also looking for parents to volunteer before school to assist with more supervision around the perimeter of campus. These volunteers would make sure students are safely crossing the streets, using positive language on campus, and following school rules. If you are interested in volunteering in this manner, please contact our PTSA President, Erandy Matejka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in Mr. Mationg's science class took to the stairs and halls to work on FlipGrids. They were having fun while talking about and recording scientific facts.
Read, Relax, Discuss
Students have enjoyed the first week of the read-aloud, Bystander. It is a time for kids to relax and be read to, ponder thoughts about friendships and standing up for yourself and others, have meaningful discussions, and build relationships with adults and peers on campus.
GRIT in the Classroom
This week, students and teachers have talked a lot about GRIT. Students are making connections with examples (seen in green) and non-examples (seen in red).
Read, Relax, Discuss
Having a Birthday?
Birthdays are important here at Dwyer! If you would like your child's birthday celebrated on our marquee, please fill out the form in the office/website and bring $20 cash or check. We will also continue to announce student birthdays each morning during our announcements!
Please check out Dwyer's Spirit Wear. We have some cool new designs this year, along with the traditional ones.
Follow our Instagram @dwyerjroilers to keep up on daily activities here at Dwyer!
Having a Birthday?
School Policy Reminders
Tardies: It is super important for students to be on time - not only in the morning, but to every class throughout the day. Students are better prepared and more relaxed when they are not rushing and flustered. We have even instituted a warning chime during passing periods to let students know they have one minute before being tardy. There will be rewards for students who display GRIT by being on time.
There is also a consequence structure for students with habitual tardies. Anyone with 3 or more in one week with be given an infraction. Students who continue to accrue tardies will then be assigned detentions and Friday/Saturday School. 6 or more tardies in one week is an immediate Friday/Saturday School.
Dress Code: Dwyer has a set dress code policy that students must adhere to. All expectations were discussed at our opening assemblies and are also on our website. Students choosing to break the dress code with be given loaner clothes to wear for the remainder of the day. Clothing items will be returned to students when they return the loaner clothing.
Drop-off and Pick-up Reminders
The back parking lot is not a safe area for student walkways and therefore is not a drop-off and pick-up location. It will be under construction most of year and is closed to all but staff. Thank you.
What's Happening in September?
September 17 - Make-up pictures, during lunch through 7 period, Auditorium
September 20- PTSA Meeting, 8:45 AM in Media Center
September 26 - Back to School Night, 5:30-7:30 PM