Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

February 23, 2018

Thank You!

Thank you to out wonderful parents for helping provide snacks for the teachers on our early release days. Conference week means long hours, and that extra fuel helped get them through. It was wonderful seeing so many of you here this week.


Ms. Langford would also like to thank all the awesome parents that helped out during Book Fair! We couldn't have done it without you!

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Fun Run Updates!

Parents,


Thank you for all your support with our fun run. If you have not yet sent in all of your pledge money, it's not too late! Our next count day is Wednesday, 2/28. We have already collected 69% of the money pledged, which is AWESOME!!! Keep those pledges coming in! You can send them in to your child's classroom teacher anytime before Wednesday 2/28. Please note, there was an error in the email sent earlier this week, there is not an online payment option this year. Payments should be made by check (preferred) or cash.

Deadline for 5th Grade Yearbook Tributes is Tonight! 2/23

See flyer below for ordering instructions.
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Healthy Habits - Please Read!

As you know, we are deep in the middle of cold and flu season! Please take a moment to review the Healthy Habits listed below. They will help keep you and your family healthy protected from all these nasty germs! Don't forget to remind your students of these ways to keep from getting ill too!
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Georgia Parent Survey

Parents,

Please help us improve our school by taking a few minutes to complete an important survey for the State of Georgia.


The Georgia Parent Survey is from the State of Georgia and assists with our College and Career Readiness Climate Star Rating. You may complete the State survey on your computer, smartphone, or tablet or in the Dyer Media Center. We would like ALL parents to complete this State survey, and all responses are anonymously submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click here to access the State survey.


We hope you will take a few minutes to complete this important survey to help us improve Dyer Elementary. Thanks for your support!

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Bear Reader Program

The Bear Reader Program has begun. There are no special reading logs required. We are asking that the students read at least 20 minutes for five days of the week. The students already have reading logs that they have as part of their homework. Fill out the homework reading log every day. At the end of each month, the teachers will e-mail Mrs. Langford with the names of the students who have read at least 20 minutes for five days of the week. The students who complete this monthly reading goal will earn a brag tag. Brag tags are fun dog tags. The children will be able to collect a new brag tag at the end of each month. Let's see who can collect them all!

Birthday Wishes in Big Lights!

You may have noticed that birthdays can now be displayed on our school marquee. For just $5, you can wish your student a happy birthday during his/her birthday week. All proceeds benefit our "PAWS" initiative. (Summer birthdays will run during the last week of school, and during your child's birthday week.) To register your child, simply log into their MyPaymentsPlus account. Note: requests will be processed next business day.

Yearbook Orders

To order your copy of the 2017-2018 yearbook, simply log on to YearbookOrderCenter.com and enter our school's order number: 10768.

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

February Dates

27th- 5th Grade Parent Meeting at Twin Rivers

Looking to March

1st - Mtn. View Cluster Chorus Concert

2nd - Read Across America Day

5th- Chipotle Spirit Night

8th - Rising 4th & 5th Grade Blended Classroom Parent Meeting

9th - Tropical Storm Irma Make-up Day

14th - 16th - Lucky Gram Sale (50 cents each)

15th - Rising 3rd Grade Parent Meeting

16th - Hat Day for PAWS ($1)

16th - BINGO Night

19th - Parent/Student Test Prep Workshop

20th - Sonic Spirit Night

21st - Bruster's Blue Ice Day ($2)

23rd - Tropical Storm Irma Make-up Day

30th - 12 Week Progress Reports Go Home

30th - Box Tops/Easy Money Turn-in Day

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Bingo Night is Coming!

Bingo Night - Friday, March 16th:

One of our Bears' favorite nights of the year is almost here! Join us for an evening of community fun, pizza and prizes! This is a big event, and we need a few folks to help pull it off. PTO is looking for folks that can help plan prior to the event at a time that works with their schedule, as well as the night of the event. Click here to sign up for a time that works for you.

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