We are starting a monthly newsletter!

The Dryden PTA is launching a brand new way of communicating with the Dryden Community with a monthly newsletter! Throughout each month of the school year, we typically have several activities going on and we want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of them! Plus, this is a great way to get involved if you’ve ever wanted to volunteer.

Please click on the link below and enter your information to receive our monthly newsletter. We are SO excited to be able to keep in touch with you each month.

Lots of Fun in May and June!!!

The PTA is sponsoring many events in the months of May and June. Below is a list and summary of all the fun that is coming to Dryden!

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6

We were thrilled to supply all of the tremendous teachers at Dryden with many treats throughout the week. Thanks for your generous donations!!

PTA General Meeting, May 12, 7:00pm in the LMC

Plant Sale Pick-up, May 15 outside of Dryden

Kona Ice, June 1, the entire school will get to enjoy an icy treat!

Field Day (also last day of school), June 3, a much loved tradition is back at Dryden and better than ever!!!

Book Drive This week for Bernie’s Book Bank! April 4-8, 2022

Did you know that two out of three children in under-served communities do not have any books of their own at home? Help us change this by donating books to Bernie’s Book Bank. The week of April 4th – April 8th, Dryden students will be collecting new and gently used books to donate to Bernie’s. Bernie’s Book Bank helps children build their own home libraries filled with quality books to become better readers. Our goal is for the Dryden community to donate 1,500 new and gently used fiction and recent nonfiction books! Please read on for the guidelines for donating used books. If you have any questions, please email taniarphillips@gmail.com.

  • Donated books are accepted for birth-6th grade reading level
  • Books must be 17 pages or more
  • Gently used books are accepted as long as they do not have any of the following: torn pages, bent covers, marks, stains, odors, yellowed pages, cracked bindings, or exposed cardboard on hardcovers.
  • Bernie’s does not accept books in the following categories: activity books, coloring books, workbooks, textbooks, religious books, reference books (e.g., dictionaries, atlases), young adult books, library books, foreign language books other than Spanish.

PTA Parent Prom, April 9th!!!

Dryden PTA Parent Prom 2022

Was your PROM a night to be remembered or a night to be forgotten?

Either way, we all deserve a do over!!!

Join your fellow Dryden Parents for a night of dancing, laughing, and memory making!

Saturday, April 9th


H.O.M.E. Bar 1227 N. Rand Rd, AH

Come dressed as you are or as you were, just make it prom-ish! 

From sequins and satin to tux t-shirts and tennis shoes, pick your decade and your vibe… anything goes!

Ticket price is $15.00 per person and includes music, photo booth, favors, and munchies.  Cash bar, Full menu will be available for order. Sorry, no refunds.

Please buy your tickets and RSVP by April 1st, 2022 using the link below:


Book Fair, February 14-16

Book Fair returns to the LMC this year! Students will have an opportunity to shop with their class February 14 – 16. Plus, the LMC will be open during Parent-Teacher Conferences, so parents and students, be sure to stop by. 

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Please follow the link to sign up. Any time you can spare to assist with this event is much appreciated! https://signup.com/go/vBTPSBs

Contact Alina Laurie with any questions (alinalaurie@gmail.com)

December Activity Calendar Links

We hope you have been having a merry December so far! Below are links that you will need to complete activities on certain days. Click on the link for more information. We have also included the packet of material needed for the entire month to print out if you would like. Enjoy!


December 18 – COOKIE RECIPES



December Activity Calendar Directions and Print Outs

Dryden PTA Parents’ Night Out, 12/8!

Break out your Hula Skirts!!! 

Come kick off the season Hawaiian style at our annual PTA Holiday party. 

The party is on Wednesday, December 8 at 7pm at Lola’s Pizza Palace (1612 E Rand Rd, Arlington Heights 60004). PTA will be offering some light appetizers, and there will be a cash bar. 
Lola’s is known for its Hawaiian vibe and tiki bar, so get ready to relax and meet some fellow parents!
Please RSVP by December 1:  https://forms.gle/gQMRs9gA97UQMdJ6A 
Hope to see you there!