August 25 | Issue 1


Words by Wildoner
 What an exciting start to the school year! At Dayton Elementary, our mission statement is "Creating a Community of Learners and Leaders." Ask your child if they can recite the mission statement. Students are learning that a mission statement drives what we do every day. All students are learning about leadership and how to help create a leadership culture in our school.  Every classroom will then develop their own mission statement. Stay tuned for a 7 Habits parent night where we will explain this initiative in detail.  

Dayton Welcomes New Staff Members

We are very excited to welcome some new faces to our Dayton Family.


Mindy Stader is filling in for Ms. Solomon. Mindy graduated from Purdue University and started teaching at South Side Elementary School in Frankfort, IN. She taught first grade for two years and second grade for five years. She then decided to take time off to be a stay at home mom.


Krystal VanLaere is teaching 1st grade. This is Krystal's fourth year at Dayton. Previously, she taught 2 years in the technology lab and 1 year in Kindergarten. 


Heather Jackson is teaching 2nd grade.Heather graduated from Purdue University in May of 2017. She did a long term sub position with us last year.


Aspen Kitchell is teaching 2nd grade. Aspen graduated from Purdue University. She student taught in second grade at Burnett Creek then came to Dayton for a long-term sub position. She finished the year in a special education preschool classroom. 


Sara Beth Shelton will be teaching 3rd grade. She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education at Purdue. She did her student teaching at Delphi Elementary and also substitute teacher for two years at TSC and West Lafayette School Corporation. Before joining us at Dayton she was a Title One Teacher at Frontier Elementary.


Stephani Newsome is our new School Psychologist. She received her Master's and Education Specialist Degree from Indiana State University.  She has accepted a position with GLASS at LSC and will be working with Dayton, Hershey, East Tipp, and Vinton.


Mary Kelly is new to the Dayton Cafeteria Staff. She worked previously in the cafeteria at Klondike Elementary and Lafayette Jeff. 


Jamie Phillips is our new Night Custodian 




Dayton is looking for para-sub help. If you are interested in helping as a para-sub please contact the office at 447-5004.  


Register for TSC Alerts and Notifications
With the launch of the new TSC websites, TSC will be transitioning away from Pinwheel for SMS (text) alerts and notifications and will instead utilize the communication options available within the new website. Parents/guardians, staff, and students can sign in to the website and register to receive alerts, calendar reminders, athletic updates, and more. Please register below to receive messages. 

Volunteer Information

We are very grateful for all of our volunteers. We ask that you make sure you have filled out a Volunteer form. Per TSC, anyone who is in direct contact with students will be required to submit a Limited Criminal History Record Check every year in order to volunteer within the school. Any chaperone who wishes to attend a field trip must also have a completed and approved Limited Criminal History Record Check as well. Please contact the office if you have any questions.


Dayton Summer Rec

If your child would like to sign up for fall baseball/softball please have forms returned to P.O. Box 65 Dayton, In 47941. The deadline for registrations is Sunday, Aug 27. For questions please contact Randy Risner at 765-413-5614 or


Wainwright Middle School Hog Roast

Thursday, September 7 Wainwright will be hosting their annual Hog Roast dinner and silent auction. This will be held during the Wainwright vs Wea Ridge football game. Dinner will start at 5:30 pm with kick-off at 5:45 pm. The dinner will be $6 which includes Pulled pork sandwich,chips,drink,and cookie. Money raised will go to new equipment for the athletic department. 


PTO News

*We are starting another year collecting box tops. This is an easy way to earn money for our school. Our first box top drawling will be Friday, Sept 1. For every 25 box tops your child submits they will get 1 entry into the drawling. The winner will receive a free entry ticket to our 1st movie night on Sept 15.

*Please join our "Dayton Elementary PTO" page on Facebook. If you are not already on our facebook page join by August 31 and you will be entered into a drawling by PTO.




PTO Mixer

Thursday, Aug 24
6:00 pm in the Media Center


Labor Day-No School

Monday, Sept 4


PTO Meeting

Thursday, Sept 7

6:00 pm in the Media Center


                      School Pictures

                Wednesday, Sept 13


School Smiles
Thursday, Sept 14

Movie Night

Friday, Sept 15

3:30 pm in the gym,pick up is 5:20 pm


730 College St • Dayton, IN 47941 • (765) 447-5004

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