2019 Calendar


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

Dates to Remember:

· 1/21 No School Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

· 1/22 Monday Specials Schedule

· 1/22 Kindergarten Registration 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM – 6:45 PM

· 1/25 PTA Kidz Voice, K-1 Grade Submissions Due January 25th

· 1/29 – 1/31 Book Fair, Dryden LMC

· 1/31 Family Reading Night 6:30-8:00 PM

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PTA BOOK FAIR, January 29-31

Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!

The dates of the Book Fair are Tuesday, January 29th, Wednesday, January 30th, and Thursday, January 31st (through Family Reading Night on Thursday evening). We are also looking for a few volunteers to help us with set up on Monday, January 28th.

If you’d like to preview the books that will be available or if you’d like to shop online, you can visit our online Scholastic website here. Online shopping will be available 1/23-2/7. Books ordered online will be shipped to Dryden and delivered to your student.

Any time you can spare to assist with this event is much appreciated!

Interested in Volunteering? Sign up here.




On Kindergarten Registration Day (January 23, 2019), the PTA assists the Dryden School administrative assistants. If you can donate some of your time to assist Mrs. Sprenger on this date, please contact the school office.



The PTA Book Club begins on Wednesday, February 6th. The club will run every lunchtime in February, and this year’s theme is STEM. If your child is interested in participating, please complete the registration form (via the links below) by January 30th. Students registered after January 30th may have to provide their own copy of the book.

There is no cost to the students for this program. Book Clubbers will discuss the book each week with their peers using the Literature Circle Method. Participating students will receive the chosen book from the Dryden PTA!

Here are the sign up links and more information specific to each grade:

Fifth Grade

Fourth Grade

Third Grade

Second Grade

First Grade

We have planned some really great books and small activities for the kids to take part in this year and we are looking forward to getting started!

If you need help registering or have any questions, please contact Lorna Morton

PTA Kidz Voice Articles by Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students Due January 25th

PTA Kidz Voice Articles by Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students Due January 25th

Attention all Kindergarteners and 1st 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, January 25th to Evie Carlson atevie_cz@hotmail.com. Entries may also be turned in to the school office. Throughout the year, all grade levels will have the opportunity to write for Kidz Voice.

FAMILY READING NIGHT – January 31st at 6:30pm

Get ready for a cozy night of reading with your family! Dryden’s annual Family Reading Night will be on Thursday, January 31st at 6:30pm. Wear your jammies and get ready to listen to stories read to you and your whole family by your favorite Dryden staff members. The PTA book fair will be set up in the LMC that night, so you can purchase some great books, too! Family Reading Night will end at 8:00 PM after a whole group story and bedtime snack in the gym, but the book fair will be open until 8:30 PM.

Amazon Smile

Dryden Families! Did you know that you can support the amazing events and opportunities provided by the Dryden PTA, simply by doing your regular online shopping?

Find out how below, through AmazonSmile.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Dryden PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Dryden PTA!

How do I shop at AmazonSmile, and support my school?

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your regular Amazon.com credentials

3. At the top of the screen, hit the select charity drop down menu, and type in Dryden PTA (Arlington Heights, IL), and Amazon will automatically donate a portion every time you shop on Amazon. You will only need to set this up once.

4. Start shopping!

5. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

Please contact Stephanie Casado with any questions. Thank you so much for your support!

2018-2019 Executive Board Members

President: Heather Tebbe

President Elect: Liz Nierman

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: Kristin Trudeau

VP of Ways and Means: Jennifer Walter

Treasurer: Jillian Sheehan

Secretary: Erica Kubow