Students with numbers 13-24 have their next reading response letters due Friday, April 26th. Vlogs for students 1-12 will be due on Friday, April 26th. The directions, topic choices, and rubric for assessing them can be found here. A new menu of topic ideas can be found here.
Wagon trains are moving along on the Hacker Trail in our Pioneers simulation. Challenge project options were posted to Edmodo or can be found here. These are optional projects that students may complete, but points earned from these projects will help wagon trains move more quickly on the Hacker Trail. Students may complete multiple projects if they wish.
A note from the Dryden PTA:
Hello Dryden Parents,
Did you know TreeRing plants tree for every yearbook sold? Dryden has already planted 226 trees this year!! Let’s aim for 400!!
Our yearbook purchase deadline is quickly approaching on April 28, 2019. Any books purchased after this deadline will be shipped to your home and there is no guarantee they will arrive by June 1, 2019. Why is this date important? One of the Dryden yearbook traditions is to have your classmates autograph your yearbook. On June 6th, 2019 students will have so much fun during recess autographing each other’s yearbooks.
Please note - Yearbooks were not purchased at registration and are not included with your school registration/PTA fees. You must purchase your yearbook separately by going to www.treering.com/validate and enter your school's pass code 1014123635244163.
With your purchase you can create two free custom pages and you can buy additional pages if you would like. This is a great way to personalize and make a unique yearbook for your Dryden student. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
If you are using a MAC to personalize your custom pages, please DO NOT use the Safari web browser. TreeRing recommends Goggle Chrome to avoid any issues. Custom pages must be completed by April 20, 2019.
TreeRing has a phenomenal customer service group. If you run into any problems please give them a call at 1-877-755-8733. They can help with editing, design tips, and any technical issues you may have. If you have any other questions regarding your purchase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dryden PTA Yearbook Committee
A note from Mr. Gries:
Hello 5th grade parents,
We have an exciting opportunity for your children to increase their fitness on May 7, 2019 in the afternoon. The Chicago Bears would like to host a Mini Monster Clinic at Dryden. To host the clinic I need:
- 12 adult volunteers (not teachers whose students are participating) who are able to help us run drills for the students. Volunteers must be there 30 minutes BEFORE the clinic begins. Their staff will run through the drills with you.
- You would have to be at Dryden by 1:00PM as the clinic begins at 1:30PM, it will end at 3:00PM.
- If you would like to volunteer please send an email to email@example.com by April 30, 2019.
- If I receive more than 12 volunteers, I will pull names from a hat.
- If you have any questions please let me know.
Also waivers that need to be signed will be coming home shortly. Please sign them & return to me ASAP. If a student does not have a signed wavier, he/she will not be able to participate.
A note about the service project:
This year for the 5th-grade service project, the students will be collecting donations for the cats and dogs at The Animal House Shelter in Huntley, Illinois. A full list of donation items can be found here, but we are focusing our efforts in the areas of care and wellness and other non-perishable items. If you can donate any new/unopened or reusable items, please have your child bring them to school and place them in our grade level's colorful collection box from April 23 – 26 next week.
Some notes from South:
SD25 Middle Schools are kicking off their 2019 Summer Reading Program, "Reach For the Stars," this month. Current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students are expected to read one book from this year's list, but we are hoping students will choose to read several! Students previewed the books and learned about the summer reading program on April 18 when Mrs. O'Kelly from the South LMC visited their classrooms. You can take a look at the list and find out more information here. Books can be purchased through SMS using this order form. All forms are due to your home school's LMC by 5/1/2019 and books will be delivered to students before summer break. Books can also be found at your public library or on Amazon.
Hello 5th Grade Families!
South spirit wear is now on sale! Click on the link below to order. The deadline to order is April 24th, and your clothing will be delivered at the orientation night on May 8th.
Please contact Kimberly Thoma from South PTA (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with any questions.
This is the link to order South spiritwear:
A message from the AHPD about Rockin with the Cops!
Applications for Rockin With the Cops 2019, Thursday, June 6, 7-10 PM at Pioneer Park, are now available on the Village of Arlington Heights website through the following link:
The only way to apply is to bring the completed application to the main desk at the Police Department at 200 E. Sigwalt, AH.
I’ve attached a poster of the event to this email as well. Please advertise this event at your schools, it’s open to current 5th graders and we accept the 1st 250 applications, it always fills up. Rockin With the Cops is a free event and a great night for the kids. It’s a pool party with a DJ, free pizza, games, raffle and a K-9 demo.
Officer Rick Veenstra
School Resource Officer
Arlington Heights Police Department
Spring is a busy time for 5th grade! Here are some upcoming events to note:
- No School- April 19 and April 22
- Field trip to visit South- Tuesday, April 23 (9:10-10:20)
- World of Work and 5th Grade Luncheon- Friday, April 26
- Bears Mini Clinic- Tuesday, May 7 (1:30-3:00)
- 5th Grade Track Meet (optional for all 5th graders in the district)- Wednesday, May 8 (traditionally this starts around 4:00)
- 6th Grade Orientation at South- Wednesday, May 8 (6:30 pm)
- Robert Crown Life Begins Presentation- Friday, May 10
- 5th Grade Musical- Wednesday, May 29
- Field Day- Friday, June 7
- Last day of school- Monday, June 10