The polar vortex has returned to the Chicago area! Fortunately, we have a dedicated district maintenance crew and facilities operations manager, Mr. Johnson, who are working around the clock to clear the walkways and parking lots for our students' safe arrival and dismissal.
The cold weather did not keep our incoming kindergarten families from registering for the 2019-2020 school year, either! It was so great to see so many families. We thank our PTA volunteers for assisting Mrs. Sprenger at this event. It's hard to believe that we are already planning for August. I guess that's one way to focus our minds on the warm weather that will be here at that time. :)
The cold weather might slow us down, but the buzz and excitement of learning inside our school never stop. Our fourth-grade students have been researching Native Americans and the regions where they lived. For this project, they have been creating museum exhibits so that they can teach and learn from each other. What great collaboration, creativity and problem-solving!
Snuggling up with a good book always warms our hearts and awakens our minds. Teaching Assistant Mrs. Kenney captivates our students as she reads to them on the story steps of our LMC. Our teaching assistants are so important to us. They do much to support our students and teachers, which is why we dedicated this past Friday to celebrating and expressing our appreciation for all of our teaching assistants - Mrs. Kenney, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Shalton!
We are always learning! We thank all the people at Dryden that help make this possible!