2019-2020 Executive Board Members


President: Liz Nierman

President Elect: Rosann Murray

VP of Administration: Rachel Conklin

VP of Administration: Leila Matusiak

VP of Children’s Programs: Mindy Turner

VP of Children’s Programs: Jennifer Ubert

VP of Ways and Means: Jennifer Cazares

VP of Ways and Means: Julie Eisenhut

Treasurer: Nikki Mather

Secretary: Erica Kubow

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2019-2020 Calendars & Dates to Remember


If you want to view the full calendar, click here: Dryden School Calendar.

Important dates:

9/25 Picture Day
9/27 2nd & 4th Grade Kidz Voice articles due
10/2 Walk to School Day
10/9 Running Club 8:10-8:50
10/9 October Birthday Books
10/14 No School – Columbus Day
10/15 5th Grade Camp Duncan Trip
10/16 Running Club 8:10-8:50
10/18 Sweetest Day Family Dance 6:30-8:30 pm

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Dryden Innovation Lab – Donations Needed!

Innovation Lab Website

The Innovation Lab in the LMC is now open for business! This will be a space that can be used by all classes and individual students interested in building and/or designing as a part of their Personalized Learning and/or classroom work. We are still in need of some items in order to make this space everything we are hoping it will be. Please send the items to school labeled Innovation Lab LMC and we will put them to use! Feel free to send in supplies throughout the year as you come across them- they will always be welcome. Thank you in advance for your supply donations!

PTA Reflections


This year, the PTA is celebrating 50 years of the National PTA program and contest known as Reflections.

Click here to learn more about what Reflections is and more about how it has evolved!

All contest participants will:
Write stories, dance, compose music, take photographs, direct movies, draw, or paint.
The work of art must respond to the theme LOOK WITHIN.

Entries due October 28th and can be turned into the office.
Email amyhorndavis@gmail.com with any questions.

To view rules and entry form, click on the link below:
Reflections entry form

Watch this video for inspiration!

PTA Legislation: Take Action!


Want to learn more about important PTA legislation? Follow these steps!

1. Visit illinoispta.org
2. Click on Advocacy
3. Scroll to Take Action
4. Sign up to receive email updates
5. Read about important legislation and easily send email communication to officials via the website sharing your thoughts on legislation.

Upcoming Event:

Advocacy Day: October 29th from 10:00-2:00PM

Make plans to join the Illinois PTA for Advocacy Day in Springfield, Illinois! To register, click on this link. This year’s focus will be on children’s mental health and wellness, and to advocate for full funding of the education formula.

Kidz Voice

**PTA Kidz Voice Submissions by 2nd and 4th Grade Students Due September 27th!

Attention all 2nd and 4th Graders! This is your opportunity to write an article for the PTA’s student newspaper, Kidz Voice! Stories, recipes, poems, or jokes are just some entry ideas. All entries are due by Friday, September 27th to Evie Carlson at evie_cz@hotmail.com. Entries may also be turned in to the school office. Throughout the year, all grade levels have the opportunity to write for Kidz Voice.

Directory Spot


The Dryden Directory is up and running! All members have access, online and through the app. If you were a user in the past and kept your same email address at registration, you will just see the updated version. If you’re new or have a new address, please follow the instructions to set up your account. If you’ve lost access, it is possible that you didn’t renew your PTA membership, which you can do online HERE.

Questions? Contact Lauren Noble (lnoble@denalicap.com) about the Directory or Jillian Sheehan (jilliansheehan78@gmail.com) about Membership.

Picture Day – September 25th

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Picture Day is Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Let’s get those smiles camera ready!

We have a new company, Inter State Studio, who offers a variety of picture day styles. Orders can be placed online through http://www.inter-state.com/order. Please use the Code 39245WB, enter your child’s name, teacher, and grade. Package details will be shown after you enter this information. Paper order forms were sent home via backpack mail.


Parents can sign up for Picture Day Reminders at http://www.inter-state.com/kiosk. Please see this attachment for more information regarding online picture day orders! Picture Day is September 25- Newsletter

If you have questions regarding Picture Day, please contact Shani Jarrett at info@austinjarrett.com.

Early bird yearbook sale!

It’s time to order your yearbook for 2019-2020 school year. If you order by September 30, 2019, you’ll receive 15% OFF! Don’t forget you get 2 free customizable pages to document your child’s memories. It’s a great way to empty out all those cute pics you have stored on your phone and the kids LOVE it.Ordering instructions are included here:TreeRingYearbook.