Bear Essentials

11/15/2019

GCPS Parent Survey

Thank you to everyone that completed the Georgia Department of Education survey during conferences. We have one more survey that we need your help with.


GCPS Survey:

Each year GCPS conducts a Parent Perception Survey which is available on the Parent Portal. Once you log-in to your account, the survey should automatically pop up on your screen (make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off if you don't see it).


If you do not have a Parent Portal account, you may visit our front office to complete a Parent Portal form, along with showing a valid ID, and we will get you signed up for an account.


Click here to log-in to your account.


** You may also come in to Dyer Elementary School and take the survey on paper, or on one of our GCPS computers. **

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We Are Thankful!

As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn.


We thank:


  • Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job.

  • Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning.


  • Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need.


We appreciate each one of you so much. We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that school is closed on Monday 11/25/19 and reopens Monday 12/2/19.


We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

Bedtime with the Bears!

Tune into Facebook Live on Tuesday at 7PM for this week's edition of Bedtime with the Bears! Our guest reader this week is our Fabulous 5th grade teacher, Mr. Kriete!
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Six Flags Read to Succeed!

"Earn one free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia! Log in 6 hours of reading on the Six Flags Read to Succeed website (hyperlink in flyer below) by March 20 to receive your tickets. New this year, all reading logs must be submitted online by a parent or guardian using the code given on the flyer below. Teachers will not be collecting reading logs. Don't miss out on this great incentive for reading!"
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Bruster's Blue Ice - Wednesday 11/20

As a special treat, Bruster's will be selling their famous "Blue Pop" Italian ices for $2 in the cafeteria during lunch on Wednesday 11/20.
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Dyer PTO - Everyone is a Member!

Our PTO is the best around! Be a part of our fun, all-inclusive parent community in a way that speaks to you! There are so many different ways for parents to be involved, check out our PTO's website for more information on how you can get started!

Don’t forget your EASY MONEY TURN in is coming up!!!


Easy Money Turn in Dates:

November 15th

December 20th

January 17th

February 21st

March 20th

April 17th

May 15th


New prizes for Easy Money winners coming in the 2019-2020 school year!!!

The student who turns in the most Box Tops, Tyson A+ UPC’s, and Coke reward codes by the end of the school year will win a Chromebook. (One student from the downstairs classrooms and one student from the upstairs classrooms) ***in case of a tie, a drawing will decide the winner. ***


The class who turns in the most Box Tops, Tyson A+ UPC’s, and Coke reward codes each turn in date will win ice cream during lunch. (One class from the downstairs classrooms and one class from the upstairs classrooms) ***in case of a tie, a drawing will decide the winner. ***


Students: be sure to put your full name, teacher’s name, and grade number on the bags you turn your easy money rewards in so you get credit for the year end Chromebook prize and the monthly ice cream party!!!


If you have any questions about this program, please contact DyerPTO@gmail.com

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Calling All Shutterbugs! Get Your Work Published in Dyer's Yearbook!

Do you want to surprise your student and have a picture you've taken be featured in the yearbook? Please use the private Dropbox link below to submit candid pictures throughout the year of school events such as the First Day of School, Fall Festival, Holiday Lunches, and PTO events. We want to feature as many students as possible and your help is greatly appreciated!


https://www.dropbox.com/request/H7tym8NoJ440KcqLPcbE

Birthday Wishes in Big Lights!

This year we will continue to implement and expand our PAWS (PBIS) program school-wide. The goal of this program is to not only notice positive behavior, but also to reward that behavior. You can help support the funding of this program, and wish your child a happy birthday on our school marquee at the same time. It's a win-win! For a $5 contribution, a Happy Birthday message along with your child's first name and last initial will be displayed on our marquee for three days during the week of your child's birthday. Summer birthday? Not a problem, We will display summer birthday messages during the last week of school and during their birthday week. NOTE: Your child's name will be displayed on their birth date as well as the day immediately before and after. Orders can be placed via Mypaymentsplus.com under the School Events tab. Please note, requests will be processed the next business day.
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November Dates:

20 - Bruster's Blue Ice Day

21 - Johnny's Spirit Night

25 - 29 Thanksgiving Break - No School

Looking to December

3 - Holiday Lunch for Pre-K, K @ 10:45 | 4th @ 11:30

4 - Holiday Lunch for 2nd @ 10:45 | 1st @11:30

6 - Holiday Lunch for 3rd @ 10:45 | 5th @ 11:30

12 - Johnny's Spirit Night (5-8PM)

13 - PAWS Party

18- Bruster's Blue Ice Day

18- Student Council Meeting

20 - End of 1st Semester

20 - Winter Parties

23 - Jan 3 - Winter Break (No School)

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