Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

February 26, 2016

Important March Dates

o 1st-Picture Day (PK, K, 3rd & 4th)

o 2nd-Picture Day (1st, 2nd, & 5th)

o 2nd-Domino’s Night

o 3rd-PTA Talent Show Approval Night

o 4th-Fifth Grade Field Trip

o 4th-PTA Executive Board Nominations Due

o 4th-PTA Tile Wall Orders Due

o 4th-Student Council & Beta Club Meeting

o 7th-12th School Social Work Appreciation Week

o 10th-End of 3rd 9 Weeks

o 10th-Super Hero Skate Night

o 10th-Tile Wall Order & PTA Mother/Son Forms Due

o 11th-Student/Teacher Holiday (Snow make-up day #2)

o 14th-PTA Executive Board Meeting

o 14th-PTA Board Meeting

o 18th-Hat Day

o 18th-PTA Mother/Son Night

o 21st-5th Grade Visits Twin Rivers

o 21st-Last day of After School Programs

o 22nd-3rd Grade Field Trip

o 22nd-Last day of Young Rembrandts

o 22nd-Sonic Spirit Night

o 23rd-Bruster’s Blue Ice

o 25th-Report Cards Go Home

o 28th-31st-Teacher Appreciation Week

o 29th-Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

o 29th-Kindergarten Field Trip

o 29th-PTA Talent Show, General Membership Meeting & Executive Board Elections

o 30th- Domino’s Night

Thanks Again-Keep those pledges coming!

The Boosterthon fundraiser was another great success. We made it to our goal of $15,000 in pledges! Way to go Dyer students, parents, families, and friends! Now we just need to collect all of the funds while our PTA is still in the process of entering money that is coming in. If your student has any outstanding pledge money that has not been collected it is not too late to turn it in. Please send in any pledge money as soon as you receive it. We look forward to shopping for a new playground shade structure for our students to enjoy with the generous donations. Go Bears!

2016-2017 Class Placements

Attention current K-4th grade parents! If you would like our administrative team to consider your input regarding the placement of your student(s) for the upcoming school year, please fill out this online form. Please note: You will need to fill out one form for each child attending Dyer next year. Also, this is the only method of parent input that we will be accepting this year. Requests for specific teachers will not be accepted. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 7th. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Talent Show News!

Don't forget Talent Show approval night is Thursday, March 3rd from 3:30-6pm. Remember to bring your music on a CD to be approved. Please limit the music to 2 minutes. We look forward to seeing all the great performances.
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2016-2017 Dyer PTA Leadership Nominations Due Next Friday, March 4th!

Calling All Nominees! Get Involved in Your PTA!

Want to be more involved in your child’s school? Do you love to make a difference? Do you have a calling for service? Do your kids love PTA event?

The Dyer PTA is looking for a few good men and women to serve on the 2016-2017 Dyer Elementary PTA Executive Board.

We are currently accepting nominations for the following executive board positions:

· President/Co-Presidents

· Vice President/Co-Vice Presidents

· Treasurer

· Secretary

The PTA is entirely volunteer run and is always seeking volunteers with new, fresh ideas! If you are interested in a less involved (but just as important) role for the 2016-2017 PTA, we will also accept nominations for Committee Chair / Co-Chair positions. Several of these positions can be done in the comfort of your home (or office).

The available Committee Chair positions are:

· 5th Grade Activities

· Bear Reader

· Bingo Nights

· Communications

· Cultural Arts

· Dances

· Donuts for Dads

· Easy Money Fundraising

· Fundraising/Spirit Nights

· Hospitality

· Membership

· Reflections

· Spirit Wear

· Volunteers/Room Mom Coordinator

· Website

· Yearbook

Not sure what serving in a position involves? Please contact Amanda Henderson at with any questions!

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for an executive board and/or board officer position, please fill out a PTA/PTSA Leadership Nominating Form, and return it via email to or you can turn it in to the front office. Forms can be found here, on the PTA Website, and in the front office. All nomination forms are due no later than Friday March 4th.

Thank you for your continued support of Dyer and our PTA!

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PTA Scholarship Information

Did you know your High School child may be eligible for a scholarship from the Georgia PTA? If you have a High School Senior preparing for a youth related field he/she may apply via mail no later than March 11, 2016. Eligible students must be a member of their school’s PTSA.

Qualifications and Eligibility
A student is eligible to apply for a Georgia PTA Scholarship if he/she:
1. Is a graduating senior of a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA. The PTA must be in good standing (i.e., dues paid, approved bylaws on file).
2. Is interested in attending a college or university education to prepare them to work in a youth related field.
3. Has exhibited good character.
4. Has a satisfactory scholastic record.
5. Will attend a college or university during the upcoming school year.
6. Demonstrates a need for financial assistance.
7. Is a current PTA/PTSA member and must submit a copy of your PTA membership card with this application.

Application is below, or application and additional information can be found on the Georgia PTA website.
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