2019-2020 Executive Board Members

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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

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

Important dates:

10/15 5th Grade Trip to Camp Duncan
10/16 Running Club, 8:10-8:50 am
10/18 Sweetest Day Family Dance, 6:30-8:30 pm
10/24 & 10/25 No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
10/28 Reflections Entries Due to the office
10/29 First Grade Musical
10/31 Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties

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Family Sweetest Day Dance – 10/18

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Time to get your tickets today!!! The social event of the year at Dryden is on Friday, October 18 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Dryden Commons. We’ll have a DJ, crafts, a professional photographer taking family photos, and snacks for purchase. Pre-sale tickets are $10 per family (sold through Wed, Oct 16) and $15 at the door. We can only accept cash or checks at the door.

Click HERE or visit https://family-dance.cheddarup.com to find out more details and to purchase your pre-sale tickets!

The PTA is in need of volunteers to make the dance a success! To donate some of your time, click on this link!

Dryden Innovation Lab – Donations Needed!

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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

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** Call for entries – National PTA’s Reflections program **

The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Entries are due by October 28th and can be turned into the office. Email amyhorndavis@gmail.com with any questions. To view rules and entry form, visit the Dryden PTA website, drydenpta.org.

To learn more about the Reflections program click here: https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections

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

PTA Legislation: Take Action!

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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.

Directory Spot

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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 Information

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Picture day was Wednesday, September 25, but it’s not to late to order! If you place your online order by this Friday, September 27, your photos will still be delivered to school with the rest of the order. After that point, they will be shipped to your home.

If your child was absent, Picture Retake day will be on November 6.

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.

**EVERY STUDENT WILL RECEIVE A CLASS PHOTO, COURTESY OF DRYDEN PTA, WHETHER THEY ORDER A PHOTO PACKAGE OR NOT.**

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