The Weekly Jr. Oiler
September 14, 2018
Jr. Oilers Live and Learn with GRIT
Our new motto this year is: Jr. Oilers live and learn with GRIT! Students are learning all about core values that are important here at school and in life. Gratitude, Responsibility, Integrity, and Tenacity (GRIT) are the focus for all areas of campus, be it in the classroom, cafeteria, hallways, etc. Students learned these expectations in a GRIT assembly and also in GRIT campus tours last Friday.
Students are earning GRITcoin daily for showing the positive behaviors of our core values. They will have a few opportunities starting next week to spend some GRITcoin and in late October our student store will open (we are setting the economy right now). Other changes this year involve the way we honor a student of the month. Rather than have a ceremony before school with just a few students being recognized, we have decided to award GRITbands. On the last day of each month. teachers will be handing out up to 8 GRITbands to various students who have displayed a tremendous amount of either Gratitude, Responsibility, Integrity, or Tenacity. Students should wear these proudly, as they will be randomly rewarded for earning these bands and showing school pride! Parents will receive an email letting you know your child received a band - please ask them about it at home. Our first GRITband Day is September 30.
PTSA has been generous enough to help fund all of our new GRIT signs, GRITbands, and will be purchasing items for the Student Store. Please join PTSA to help fund our new program. It is already making a difference on campus! If you have any ideas of rewards or contacts, please contact Principal Glembocki. We are so excited to reward those who do what's right!
School Site Council
6th Grade Team Building
Students in Miss Joelle's Core classes learned how to work together. They were challenged to build the tallest free-standing structure given just a few simple items.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
PE got students moving in fast-paced games of rock, paper, scissors, run!
Who Needs Cell Phones?
Our new cell phone policy is helping kids be kids! There is already such a difference at lunch time, with students participating in athletics, playing cards, and even making up games. It is exciting to see!
6th Grade Team Building
Having a Birthday?
Birthdays are important here at Dwyer! If you would like your child's birthday celebrated on our marquee, please fill out the form in the office/website and bring $20 cash or check. We will also continue to announce student birthdays each morning during our announcements!
The district voicemail server is currently being updated. The service will be down until sometime next week. Please utilize email if you are unable to reach a teacher or staff member by phone. Thank you for your understanding.
Follow our Instagram @dwyerjroilers to keep up on daily activities here at Dwyer!
Having a Birthday?
New/Revised School Policies
Tardies: It is super important for students to be on time - not only in the morning, but to every class throughout the day. Students are better prepared and more relaxed when they are not rushing and flustered. We have even instituted a warning chime during passing periods to let students know they have one minute before being tardy. There will be rewards for students who display GRIT by being on time.
There is also a consequence structure for students with habitual tardies. Anyone with 3 or more in one week with be given an infraction. Students who continue to accrue tardies will then be assigned detentions and Friday/Saturday School. 6 or more tardies in one week is an immediate Friday/Saturday School.
Dress Code: Dwyer has a set dress code policy that students must adhere to. All expectations were discussed at our opening assemblies and are also on our website. Students choosing to break the dress code with be given loaner clothes to wear for the remainder of the day. Clothing items will be returned to students when they return the loaner clothing.
Drop-off and Pick-up Reminders
The back parking lot is not a safe area for student walkways and therefore is not a drop-off and pick-up location. It will be under construction all year and is closed to all but staff. Thank you.
What's Happening in September?
September 18 - PTSA Family Night at MOD Pizza
September 18 - Step It Up fundraiser assemblies
September 20 - Picture Day
September 21- PTSA Meeting, 9-10 AM in Media Center
September 27 - Back to School Night, 5:30-7:30 PM