Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

January 29, 2016

Important February Dates

o 3rd – Dyer Fun Run Pep Rallies

o 3rd – Domino’s Spirit Night

o 5th – Donuts for Dads

o 5th – Candy Land Dance Ticket Orders Due

o 8th – 12th – School Counselor’s Week

o 8th- 12th – Valentine-gram Sales

o 8th – PTA Executive Board & Board Mtg.

o 11th – Chorus & Instrument Club Field Trip

o 11th – Muffins with Mom (K,2 & 4)

o 11th – Sonic Spirit Night

o 12th – 26th Box Tops Drive

o 12th – School Council & Beta Club Meeting

o 12th –Muffins with Mom (1,3 & 5)

o 12th- Dyer Fun Run

o 15th – Student Holiday/Snow Make-up #1

o 17th – Bruster’s Blue Ice Day

o 19th – Dyer Fun Run Count Day #1

o 19th – Carmen Deedy Visits

o 20th – Candy Land (Father/Daughter) Dance

o 22nd – 26th – Book Fair

o 22nd –After School Program Begins

o 24th & 25th – Early Release/Conferences

o 25th – Sky Zone Spirit Night

o 26th – Dyer Fun Run Count Day #2

o 29th – 1st Grade Field Trip (In-House)

Today is the Deadline to Order Yearbooks!

We are excited about the progress being made on the 2015-2016 yearbook. If you haven't purchase yours, it's not too late. Online ordering is available through the end of tonight at Dyer Elementary is code 10768. A limited number of copies will be available to purchase in the spring on a first come, first served basis. Don't miss out on your opportunity to capture all of the memories from this fantastic school year
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2016-2017 Dyer PTA Leadership Elections

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!

Dyer Fun Run is Coming!

Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the Dyer Fun Run! It’ll be a 9-day program where we kick off with a Pep Rally on Wednesday, February 3rd, families will have time to get pledges for every lap your student runs, and then we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on Friday, February 12th. With our big goal to raise funds for a playground shade structure, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun. Students will also experience an amazing character theme, Big World Recess! It’s a global fitness theme all about playing with character. Donations will go toward a playground shade structure and to the entire 9-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run on 2/12! If you are interested in volunteering during the fun run, you can sign up here. Thank you for your support!

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Bear Reader Logs Due by Friday 2/5

Please turn in your January Reading Logs for Bear Reader Club which are due no later than Friday, February 5. Reading logs should be for all reading in January. Each student meeting the minimum reading minutes will earn a coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut (300 minutes for K-1, 400 minutes for 2-5). Don't forget: All reading time collected this year counts towards End of Year Raffle for prizes and the chance to “slime” Mr. DiFilippo.

Please remember:

· Ensure your child’s name, grade and teacher are on all pages.

· Validate all reading time recorded and total the minutes read.

· Sign the log indicating you have seen and verify the reading time.

Start recording time for February. New reading logs may be downloaded from the Dyer PTA website. (
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Candy Land (Father-Daughter) Dance Coming Up!

Who: A dyer girl and her grown-up guy

When: Saturday February 20th

Time: 6-8 PM

Cost: $10 per family

Deadline to order tickets is next Friday, 2/5! Order forms were sent home in last week's Friday Folder. You can also print a copy here or stop by the front office and pick one up.

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