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Dyer Newsletter

August 26, 2016

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the parents that were able to come out and join us for Curriculum Night. We hope you all left with a great understanding of all of the strong instructional strategies we are using at Dyer.


Remember, communication is key to our success. Please be sure to log into your child's eCLASS page and review homework and upcoming classroom assignments. (See below for links to some helpful parent resources.) In addition, you can stay up to date on Dyer & community events by subscribing to this newsletter, liking us on facebook, signing up for text reminders, and downloading the Mountain View Cluster app for your iPhone or Android device!


Fall Fundraiser

Wednesday afternoon marked the kick-off of our Fall Fundraiser! This will be the school's main fundraiser for this year. Our goal is for each student to sell 10 items. As a special reward, all students that sell 20 items will earn a limousine lunch with me! Students also have opportunities to win prizes for every two items sold. See the parent letter included in your fundraiser packet for more details.


Your support of this program means so much to the students at Dyer. The money raised last year, went directly to enriching our students' education. Specifically, we were able to purchase Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Reading and 35 guitars for our music program! We could not have provided these opportunities without your help.

Important Survey!

Parents,


Gwinnett County Public Schools is going through their accreditation renewal process. We value your feedback and could not be the county that we are without your support. It is important that every family take a minute to complete this survey so we can continue to strive to meet your needs. If needed, labs will be available prior to the start of each curriculum night. Thank you again for all of your support.


http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/section/response/begin?surveyConfigId=582053

Muffins for Moms

Where: Dyer Elementary School

When: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 (K, 2nd, and 4th)

When: Friday, September 2nd, 2016 (1st, 3rd, and 5th)

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

Who: Moms* and Dyer Students

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

**If you have two children, that go on alternate days, you may attend either day, or both, whichever works best with your schedule.


Start your day with a delicious muffins and put a smile on your child's face. Dyer Elementary PTA will serve members FREE muffins, coffee and juice in the cafeteria! Not a member? Join today on MyPaymentsPlus or that morning, at the door for only $5! Remember to bring your PTA Membership Card.


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

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Family Bingo Night

Where: Dyer Elementary School

When: Friday, September 9th

Time: Session 1 - 5:30-7:00 & Session 2 - 7:30-9:00

Who: Dyer families


This is a great FAMILY fun night!

Ticket prices:


  • $3 for PTA members (please have your membership card)
  • $4 for non-members (memberships can be purchased at the door).


Ticket prices include:


  • Bingo card, a slice of pizza, a bag of chips, and a drink


or


  • Bingo card, 4 wings, and a drink (limited availablility)

Additional pizza drinks, baked goods, and candy available for purchase as well


Don't forget:


  • Get an extra BINGO card for each canned good or non-perishable donation! Donations support local families in need.
  • Bring your Pennies! Please consider leaving your pennies on the table to donate to the Dyer Care TEam which helps Dyer families in times of need. (Pennies will be available to for purchase at the door.)



Great prizes for every BINGO winner!

Sonic Spirit Night!

When: Tuesday, August 30th from 5-9 PM

Where: Sonic, 812 Dacula Rd., Dacula, GA

Why: 10% of total sales comes back to the school for things like Guided Reading books and technology for classrooms!


**The class with the highest participation wins a free Milkshake Party for the entire class that Sonic will deliver to the school!**


(See Sonic Night Pictures at www.SonicNorthGeorgia.com)


WANTED: BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS

The Scholastic Bookaneer Book Fair arrives next month. We cannot make a Book Fair happen without the help of amazing volunteers. We need help with decorating, setting up, and sales between the dates of September 22 – September 30. It is fun to help and all Book Fair volunteers get 10% off of their Book Fair purchases. If you can volunteer, please follow this link. When you are on the Book Fair web page, scroll down to the blue button that says, “VOLUNTEER.” http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/jgdyerelementaryschool

Thank you in advance for your help.

These are just a few of our fabulous new spirit wear designs. For more style options, and ordering information, visit our PTA website!
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

August at a glance

30th - Sonic Spirit Night

Looking to September

1st - Muffins with Moms (Grades K, 2 & 4)

1st - Boy Scout Sign Ups (7-8:30PM)


2nd - Muffins with Moms (Grades 1, 3 & 5)

2nd - College Spirit Wear Day


5th – Labor Day (No School)


6th – Room Parent Meeting


7th – Bruster’s Blue Ice Day


8th – Grandparent’s Lunches (GradesK, 2 & 3)


9th – Grandparent’s Lunches (Grades 1, 4 & 5)

9th - Fundraiser Orders Due

9th - NFL Spirit Wear Day

9th - PTA Bingo


12th PTA Board of Director’s Meeting

12th School Council Meeting


13th – Chili’s Spirit Night


16th – PTA Hat Day


21st – 23rd CogAT – Grades 1, 2 & 5


26th – Book Fair Begins


27th – School Pictures

27th - Zaxby’s Spirit Night


28th & 29th – Early Release


30th – United Way Pajama Day

30th - Last Day of Book Fair

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Please Consider Serving - See Opportunities Below!

Dear parents and family members,


There are so many wonderful things planned for this school year, and we would love for you to be a part of them! None of our events could not take place without the help of our fabulous volunteers. There are several opportunities to serve Dyer listed below. Please consider signing up to help out! Any amount of time you have to offer is incredibly valuable, and much appreciated!

Muffins for Mom (K, 2nd, and 4th)- Thursday- September 1st- 7:305am-8:15am-

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

Muffins for Mom (1st, 3rd, and 5th)-Friday- September 2nd-7:30am-8:15am-

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

Grandparents Lunch (K, 2nd, and 3rd)- September 8th- Lunchtime

**We are looking for some Volunteers to help server our GRAND Grandparents during this event: GrandParents Lunch Please click the link if you can help out**

Grandparents Lunch (1st, 4th, and 5th)- September 8th- Lunchtime

**We are looking for some Volunteers to help server our GRAND Grandparents during this event: GrandParents Lunch Please click the link if you can help out**

Family Bingo Night -Sept 9th

**We are looking for some Volunteers to help during this fun event!: Family Bingo Night Please click the link if you can help out**

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