Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

November 3, 2017

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Thank you to our wonderful parents for your support during our literacy event on Tuesday. The students' book character costumes were AMAZING! Another great big thank you goes out to Mrs. Langford, Mrs. Burnette, our PAWS team, and the FABULOUS parent volunteers that helped throughout the day. The students that attended the PAWS party had a wonderful time, and the Bookmobile was a big hit. We are so excited to share that we gave out over 450 books to students and staff! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for character interviews and more pictures!
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Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night: Thursday 11/9!

For Dyer Elementary

November 9, 2017

5:00PM – 8:00PM

Come out and support our school during Spirit Night.

There will be cow appearances from5:30PM-7:30PM

and Chick-fil-A will make a donation to our school!

Donuts with Dad - Friday 11/10

Where: Dyer Elementary School Cafeteria

When: Friday, November 10, 2017

Time: 7:30-8:15 a.m.

Who: Dads* and Dyer Students

*If dad is not available, another adult may attend with a student.

Start your day with a delicious donuts and put a smile on your child's face. Dyer Elementary PTO will serve members FREE donuts, coffee and juice in the cafeteria!

**We are looking for some Moms (or anyone!) to help serve our Wonderful Dads during this event: Donuts for Dad Please click the link if you can help out!**

Parent Surveys


Please help us improve our school by taking a few minutes to complete two very important surveys: one for GCPS and one for the State of Georgia.

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). Click here to log-in to your account. If you haven't yet set up a Parent Portal account, please visit our main office at Dyer to complete the brief form and show your valid ID. We also have computers available in the Media Center for you to use to complete the GCPS survey.

State Survey:

The other 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 again, at 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 these two surveys to help us improve Dyer Elementary. Thanks for your support!

Fundraiser Order Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your fundraiser order, please don't hesitate to reach out to the vendor, School Fundraising Specialists. You can reach them by phone at 404-702-0926 or via email at:

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: please allow 24 hours for processing.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are now on sale, order a copy today! Simply log on to and enter our school's order number: 10768.
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

School Make-Up Days:

Mark your calendar!

Gwinnett County Public School students and staff will make up the missed days due to Hurricane Irma by attending school on the designated inclement weather make-up days in the calendar:

Friday, February 23

Friday, March 9

Friday, March 23

November Dates:

1st- Chili’s Spirit Night

1st- Red Ribbon Day

9th- Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

10th- Donuts with Dad

15th- Bruster’s Blue Ice ($2)

20th - 24th - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

29th- Holiday Lunch (K, 4)

30th- Holiday Lunch (1, 2)

Looking to December

1st- Holiday Lunch (3, 5)

7th- 101 Dalmation Performance

8th- Hat Day for PAWS ($1)

13th- Bruster’s Blue Ice ($2)

20th- End of First Semester

20th - Winter Parties

Winter Break: 12/21-1/3 (Students return on Thursday, 1/4/18)

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Parent Volunteers- Sign Up Here!

Help the Dyer Teachers!

All Grade Level Workroom Volunteers needed EVERY Tuesday Morning!

Sign-Up Today:

YOU are needed on a Dyer Family Fun Committee!

  • Donuts for Dads
  • Muffins for Moms
  • Bingo Night
  • Decorating Committee

Sign-Up Today!

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