Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

May 12, 2017

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Custodial Staff Appreciation Week!

Next week is Custodial Staff Appreciation Week! Ms. Sexton, and her staff work tirelessly to create a clean, safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. Please encourage your student(s) to thank them for all of their hard work next week.

Message from the Clinic

If your student has prescription medication in the clinic, please remember to pick them up no later than Wednesday, May 24. Any medications not picked up by Thursday, May 25 will be disposed of. Medications can not be stored in the school clinic for the following school year.

Bruster's Blue Ice Day, Wednesday 5/17

As a special treat, Bruster's will be selling their famous "Blue Pop" Italian ices for $2 in the cafeteria during lunch.

Important News from the Cafeteria

There will no be lunch charges for the remainder of the school year. Please take a moment to log into MyPaymentsPlus to be sure your child has adequate funds in their lunch account for the remainder of the school year.
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2016-2017 Parent Group Update

Mr. DiFilippo is working with the 2016-2017 PTA Executive Board, and our Dyer Staff to form a Founding Board for our new parent-teacher group for the 2017-2018 school year. One of our first orders of business is to name this new group. Additionally, we would like parent input regarding events that you would like to see remain here at Dyer, as well as ideas for new events/programs that you would like to see added. Please take a moment to complete this electronic form; your feedback is important to us!

Yearbooks are Here!

Our Yearbooks have arrived! If you haven't purchased yours it is not too late. Yearbooks will be on sale on My Payments Plus for $35.00 each. Act fast because supplies are limited. Click this link to go directly to My Payments Plus to get yours today.
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Dyer's Reading & Rollicking Fun Summer

Get a little R & R (Reading and Rollicking Fun) this summer. Relax throughout the summer by reading some great books. Enjoy bouts of rollicking fun by exploring things that excite your mind. All students who complete our R & R program will earn prizes when school starts in the fall.

You must do the reading and complete the Rollicking Fun activity to earn a prize.

Go to Dyer’s Summer Learning Page at to learn more, find links to fun learning activity ideas, and to learn about the prizes.


Read 60 minutes a week (beginning the first week of June) You can record your minutes in two different ways:

1. Record minutes on the Beanstack website provided by Gwinnett County Public Library. The username and PIN will be created at school. You can also create your own parent and student Beanstack account at home. Website:

2. Print out a reading log from the Dyer Summer Learning web page.


Come up with two weeks’ worth of activities that excite your mind. Projects require think time to plan, gather, and create your masterpiece. Have fun expressing your interests.


  • Caine’s Arcade (Watch video and create your own cardboard arcade mini arcade)

  • Chain reaction challenge (Watch video and create your own Rube Goldberg machine)

  • Music lessons, Dance Class, Art Class (Classes/Lessons that require you to learn about a topic/skill and create a final product at the end – like a painting, performance, etc.)

  • Computer programming. You can use a program like Scratch

  • Summer Bridge, Scoring High: ITBS, or other learning activity workbook

  • Summer Learning Camp like Camp Invention

  • Any other creative and learning activity that involves think time to plan, gather, and create!

After you finish your activity, create a way to share it with your class. For example, you can make a poster, write a paragraph, make a collage, or make a video highlighting your project. You are only limited by your imagination. If you choose to do a summer learning workbook, you can turn in the workbook.

During orientation or the first week of school, bring your reading log and your Rollicking Fun proof to your teacher. Make sure to write your name and your 2017-2018 grade level on your work.

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

May Dates

15th -19th PTA Penny Wars & Custodian Appreciation Week

17th -

Bruster’s Blue Ice Day

5th Grade Ceremony Rehearsal @ Hebron

18th -

5th Grade Skate Night

Volunteer Appreciation Event

23rd -

5th Grade Events Day & Walk

End-of-Year Class Parties


Last Day of School

5th Grade Ceremony
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Penny Wars is Coming!

1,2, 3, 4...We declare a Penny War! We need your help for our end-of-the-year fundraiser! Come help us count some money at 8:15am! Your support makes these events possible!

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