Dryden Dolphin Splash Newsletter

October 18, 2021

We hope you have been enjoying the beautiful fall weekend! Many thanks to the PTA for a very fun and entertaining Fall Fest Movie Night! We look forward to meeting with parents during Parent-Teacher Conferences this Thursday and Friday, October 21 and October 22!

Dates to Remember

10/20 - PTA Running Club, 8:10 am in the Dryden field (pre-registration required)

10/21 & 10/22 - Parent Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)

10/25 - RULER Parent Presentation, 7:00 pm, Dryden LMC

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)

Bravo, 5th Grade! What a great musical performance!

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Safety Reminders

Outside staff supervision begins at 8:50 am. Students should not be on school grounds without their caregivers before then.

Bike riders should walk their bikes while on school grounds during arrival and dismissal.

Thank you!

Halloween Celebration, October 29

Please click here to access the information about Dryden's Halloween celebration that was emailed to parents on October 8.

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.

Thank you!

Chess Club

Chess Club will take place during lunch recess on Thursdays in November (11/4, 11/11, and 11/18) in the LMC. First and second grade students will use No Stress Chess sets to learn how the game works with LMC Teacher Mrs. Kovacic. They will eat lunch first then come to play chess for 40 minutes

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 bkovacic@sd25.org with any questions.

Vilage of Arlington Heights Holiday Assistance Program

'Tis the season for the VAH Holiday Assistance Program! The VAH (Village of Arlington Heights) Holiday Assistance Program pairs local sponsors (businesses, families,or individuals) with families in need of gifts for the holidays. This program is open to residents of incorporated and unincorporated Arlington Heights. In addition to gifts, we also aim to give every family either a Thanksgiving meal or a Christmas meal via direct donation or gift card.

Here is the timeline for the 2021 VAH Holiday Assistance Program:

-November 8th: Family application deadline. If we have enough sponsors, we continue to take applications past this date.

-November 15th: We will match sponsors with families. We match on a first come, first serve basis. Sponsors will be sent family wish lists as soon as they are matched with a family.

-December 13th: Gift drop off for sponsors. Our staff distributes the gifts to the families as the gifts arrive. Family identities remain anonymous.

Please apply using this link: https://arlingtonil.seamlessdocs.com/f/HolidayApplication.

The link is also listed on the Applicant Flyer with more information.

Please reach out to Nicole Espinoza, the Social Services Coordinator of Arlington Heights at (847) 368-5792 or Caroline Sorrentino, Dryden's school social worker at (847) 506-6548if you have any questions.

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Dryden PTA

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.

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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.

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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 drydenelementaryyearbook@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you!


Elementary School Lunch Menu

Click here to access the weekly elementary school lunch menu and nutrition information.

Weekly E-Flyers

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.