Sunday, April 14, 2013

Movin', Groovin', and Making a Difference

What an amazing week we have had at Dryden! 

Our fifth grade students worked diligently to collect school supplies and toiletries to send to McCutcheon School in Chicago. They publicized this service project by creating posters and giving public service announcements. They spent their lunch hours sorting and packing the donations. Monday, April 15th is the last day donations will be accepted. For a complete list of donation items, please visit the Dryden PTA website. In addition to all the students, parents and staff who donated their time and provided supplies to send to McCutcheon School, we send a huge thank you to Mrs. Ryerson for spearheading this service project and to the Dryden family who donated $500 to give to McCutcheon School. 

Our PTA provided a warm welcome to the families of our incoming kindergarten students during Kindergarten Screening this week. Kindergarten Screening helps us get to know each child and plan for their unique learning needs. We greatly appreciate all the hospitality from our PTA in helping parents with little ones feel comfortable and encouraged to be involved in our school from the very start!

We had two wonderful opportunities for fun and fitness with Dryden families and staff this week. It was a delight to see everyone at the PTA Rollerskating party Wednesday evening. Then, early Saturday morning, many of us gathered at South Middle School in the freezing cold for the ABC/25 Just Move It! Challenge 5K and Fun Run. All proceeds from this event go directly to the scholarship and grant funds that benefit our students.The cheers and enthusiasm from the crowd soon warmed us up and the sun actually broke through.  It was wonderful to see the community come together and have such a great representation from Dryden. 

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