Bear Essentials

Dyer Newsletter

February 5, 2016

Important February Dates

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)

Early Release & Conferences

Dear Parents,

Early Release conferences are fast approaching. Dyer students will be dismissed at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, February 24th and Thursday, February 25th . Please be sure to note these important schedule changes.

The purpose of a parent-teacher conference is to discuss student achievement and progress. Each parent-teacher conference will last for a period of twenty minutes, and both parents are urged to attend. Please be prompt as these conferences are scheduled consecutively. If a situation arises and you are unable to attend your scheduled conference, please notify the teacher so the conference can be rescheduled.

To schedule your conferences this year, simply go to our school’s website ( and click on “Conferences.” There you will be able to see all teachers’ schedules and sign up for a time that best suits your schedule. Computers will be available at Dyer for you to sign-up there as well. The ability to sign up for a conference online will close on Friday, February 19th at 11:59 pm. Please contact the teacher directly to sign up after the close of online scheduling.

We look forward to seeing you during conference week.


Jaime Fooks

Assistant Principal

Dyer Celebrates School Counselors Week

Next week Dyer will celebrate School Counselors Week. Our school counselor, Mrs. Dawn Garner, works tirelessly to support our students, families and staff. Many people think that school counselors help students with emotional issues or family troubles. While that is part of what Mrs. Garner does each day, it represents just a small portion of her daily responsibilities. Each morning, Ms. Garner arrives full of energy, and focused on helping students, parents, and teachers to ensure that our students are prepared to reach their highest levels of achievement. A sampling of Mrs. Garner’s day may include meeting with small groups to work on organizational and study skills, meeting with individuals to help students make smarter decisions, or leading whole class discussions. In addition, she works to promote safety, improve attendance, and lends her support and expertise during times of crisis. The list truly goes on, and on! We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Garner here at Dyer, and we appreciate all she does for our students, staff and community! If you feel the same, we encourage you to reach out to her next week and let her know!

The feelin' groovy Book Fair is Coming!

Please see the flyer below for more information.

Our book fair cannot be groovy without some fabulous volunteers. It is always fun to work with our students as they look for fantastic books to read.

All volunteers receive a 10 percent discount on purchases. Please click on this link to sign up to volunteer.

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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!

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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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