Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

February 24, 2017

We Need Your Help!

Parents, 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. 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.

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!

Deadline for Yearbook Orders is Today!

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Famous Author, Patricia Polacco is Coming to Dyer!

Author, Patricia Polacco, will be visiting our school to speak with students on Tuesday, March 21. If you would like to purchase a book for your child as a special memory of this event, you may order one on your child's My Payment Plus account. Look under School Events in My Payments Plus. Hardcover books will cost $14 and paperback books will cost $7. When Patricia Polacco visits, she will give our school special book plates (stickers) to put inside each book. When the books arrive, we will hold the books until her visit. We will place the book plate stickers inside each book and then deliver them to the children either the day of the visit or the day after the visit.

The deadline to order books is March 1. No orders can be accepted after Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Please look at the flyers below to see which books are being offered. You can select the books you want when purchasing them on My Payments Plus.

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PTA General Membership Meeting

Please plan on joining us for our PTA General Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 16th. We will be voting on proposed budget amendments.
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

February Dates


PTA Read Across America

Spring Chorus Rehearsal

Drama Club Rehearsal


PTA Read Across America

5th Grade Parent Meeting @ Twin Rivers

Looking to March

1 - Read Across America Week Continues

3 - Bear Reader Logs & Easy Money Turn-in

4- Readers Rally @ Berkmar HS

8 - Chili’s Spirit Night

9 - Skate Night

10 – Student-Teacher Holiday/ Make-up Day #2

14 – 5th Grade Visits Twin Rivers

15 – Bruster’s Blue Ice Day

16- PTA General Membership Meeting & Brick Night

21 – Patricia Polacco Visits

23 – Muffins w/Mom (Grades K-2)

23 – Last Day of After School Program

24 – Muffins w/Mom (Grades 3-5)

24 – Sky Zone Spirit Night

27 – 30 – Teacher Appreciation Week @ Dyer

28 – Parent/Student Test Prep Workshop & Spring Musical

30 – Bear Reader Logs & Easy Money Turn-In

31 – Student-Teacher Holiday/Make up Day #3

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Fun Run Count Day Volunteers Needed!

We could use some help on a few Friday Mornings (2/24, 3/3, and THURSDAY-3/9) to count some Fun Run Money!! Even if you can only come for an hour, that would be a BIG help! Sign-Up Today!
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Mountain View Passing Camp

We are excited to launch a new opportunity for our Mountain View Youth Program. Starting Sunday, February 26th, we will be launching an offensive skills camp for youth football players in two different age groups (2nd thru 5th grade) and (6th thru 8th grade). We desire that every athlete in our youth program be introduced to our varsity offensive system, terminology, and coaching staff. We want to equip every player with the skill set to perform at the highest level in the passing game. Each player will receive position specific coaching as a Quarterback or a Pass Catcher. This is a great opportunity for every player, no matter their current position, to be trained at an offensive skill position. Click here to register.