Bear Essentials

10/09/2019

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Fall Break - No School

Students will enjoy a Fall break on Thursday 10/10, Friday 10/11 & Monday 10/14. We hope you all have a wonderful time at home with your families. We will see you on Tuesday, 10/15.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 4, 2019


Dear Parents,


Early Release conferences are fast approaching. Dyer students will be dismissed at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, October 24th. Please be sure to note these important schedule changes.


The purpose of a parent-teacher conference is to discuss student achievement and progress. Each parent-teacher conference will last for a period of twenty minutes, and both parents are urged to attend. Please be prompt as these conferences are scheduled consecutively. If a situation arises and you are unable to attend your scheduled conference, please notify the teacher so the conference can be rescheduled.


To schedule your conferences this year, simply go to our school’s conference site https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Dyer_Elementary_School_3 and click on your teacher’s name. The schedule will open on Friday, October 4th at 4:00pm. There you will be able to see your teachers’ schedules and sign up for a time that best suits you. Computers will be available at Dyer for you to sign-up there as well. The ability to sign up for a conference online will close on Friday, October 18th at 3:00pm. Please contact your child’s teacher directly to sign up after the close of online scheduling.


We look forward to seeing you during conference week.


Sincerely,

Sally Simmons

Assistant Principal

Bedtime with the Bears!

The goal of this program is to strengthen our home-school connection while also building community. Tune in to Facebook Live every Tuesday night at 7PM and get to know our staff members as they read their favorite bedtime story. Be sure to like our school's Facebook page (link below). This Tuesday's guest reader is our 2019-2020 Top 25 Semifinalist for Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Ellen Hill!

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Dyer's Fall Festival Is Coming!

Come Join Us for the Dyer Fall Festival, Friday, October 18, 2019!


Want to have family fun full of yummy treats, jumpies, a cake walk and more?


Then come to Dyer Fall Festival!


When: Friday, October 18, 2019

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Cost: Free to enter, $10 for Unlimited Jumpies + Games

*$1 tickets can be redeemed for drinks, snacks, & cakewalk!


Bring the entire family and enjoy a night of fun!


Inflatables

Food Trucks

Snacks

Drinks

The famous CAKE WALK

PTO Business Sponsor Booths

Dyer Spirit Wear

And more!


Avoid the lines by ordering your wristbands and tickets on MyPaymentsPlus! (Cash/Check accepted at the door.)

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Scholastic Artic Adventure Book Fair

Dear Parents and Families,


Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.


Two NEW shopping options! Book Fair eWallet is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. If you’re not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping. We’ve partnered with the Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to home (with free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more)!

Visit our homepage to get started:


http://www.scholastic.com/bf/jgdyerelementaryschool


Digital payment option for students: eWallet! Now you can send your child to shop the fair cash-free! Visit our Book Fair Homepage to learn more and to create an account:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/jgdyerelementaryschool


Payment Options: eWallet (see the back for more information), cash, check (made out to Dyer), credit card


Book Fair Dates and Shopping Hours:


· Family Event: Open During the Fall Festival on October 18

(Opens at 6pm, an hour after the start of the Fall Festival)


· Monday, October 21 -- 8:30am – 2:30pm

· Tuesday, October 22 -- 8:30am – 2:30pm

· Wednesday, October 23 (Early Release) -- 8:30am – 4:00 pm

· Thursday, October 25 (Early Relaease) -- 8:30am – 4:00pm

· Friday, October 26 -- 8:30am – 12:30pm (Packing up Book Fair at 12:30pm)


** We will have some Carmen Deedy books available for purchase that she will autograph when she visits on January 9, 2020. We will hold the purchased Carmen Deedy books in the Media Center until her author visit. After she autographs the books, we will give them to the students.**


Remember, all purchases benefit our Media Center. It helps us to purchase new books and to pay for author visits.


We hope to see you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


Sincerely,

Shirley Langford, Jennifer Burnette & Emily Rutgers

Media Specialist & Media Clerks

Wanted: Arctic Adventure Book Fair Volunteers

The first book fair of the year is always the biggest and most exciting for the students. We need some fun loving, book loving volunteers to help make this Arctic Book Fair a success. If you are good at decorating, we need you! If you like to organize and display products, we need you! We are also looking for volunteers to help with preview days, which requires helping the kids write down what they want to buy. We need people who are willing to run the cash registers. The children need help with shopping and counting out their money. We cannot have a successful book fair without the help of wonderful volunteers like you.


If you can help, please click on this link to get to the volunteer sign-up-genius.

Link to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AEA62EA6FB6-arctic


Thanks... and stay cool!

Bruster's Blue Ice - Wednesday, 10/16

As a special treat, Bruster's will be selling their famous Blue Pop Ice during lunches on Wednesday, 10/16. Cost is $2, and proceeds help to fund our PAWS Program!
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Annual Book Character Day: Thursday, 10/31

Dyer Elementary is excited to announce the return of Book Character Dress Up Day on Thursday, October 31. On that day, each student is invited to come to school dressed up as a character from a favorite book. Since this is a literacy celebration, the characters should come from a story that was a book first.


Please do not feel like you need to purchase a costume. A simple homemade costume is great!


Your child should bring a copy of the book the character appears in or a picture of the front cover of the book.


Each teacher will select one student to be interviewed as their character by Mrs. Langford & Mr. DiFilippo. In addition, each class will vote for their "Favorite Character" and "Most Original/Creative Character" (think creative use of materials.) That makes for a total of 3 prize winners per class, those students will get to choose a book from the Bookmobile!

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Help Wanted! PAWS Bingo Party - Friday 11/1

There's no reason for the kids' to have ALL the fun! Parents, come join your student(s) at our next PAWS party. We are looking for volunteers to help monitor the students and distribute snacks and prizes. Sign up via the SignUpGenius (link below).


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094eaeae29a3f49-november

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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!
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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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October Events:

10-14 - Fall Break (No School)

15-18 - National School Lunch Week

16- Bruster's Blue Ice Day

18 - Fall Festial + Book Fair Preview + Picture Proofs go Home

21- Bus Driver Appreciation Day

21-25 - Book Fair

21-25 - Cans for Cupcakes Food Drive

23 & 24 - Early Release (12:15 Dismissal, No lunch visitors)

25- 12-Week Progress Reports Go Home

30 - Relay for Life Pink Out (wear pink w/ $1 donation)

31 - Book Character Dress Up Day

Looking to November:

1 - United Way Pajama Day (wear pajamas with $2 donation) + PAWS Bingo Party

7 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

8 - Donuts with Dad (7:30 - 8:15)

11-15 - School Psychology Awareness Week

15 - Picture Orders Scheduled to go Home

20 - Bruster's Blue Ice Day

21 - Johnny's Spirit Night

25 - 29 Thanksgiving Break - No School

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