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August 31, 2018 | Issue 3


           Dayton Elementary School                            Ready,               



soccer ball in net

Words from Mr. Simmons...


Thanks for another great week of leading and learning at DES!  We are in the middle of NWEA testing here at DES.  Your student might have told you that there were some technical difficulties on the part of NWEA.  However, NWEA seems to have it all figured out and we plan to continue testing next week.  This data will give us some baseline information on where your student is in Reading and Math.


I have really enjoyed visiting all of the classrooms and witnessing the wonderful instruction that is happening on a daily basis.  The students are working hard and seem to be back in the school routine.


We are continuing with our 7 habits through the Leader in Me program.  For the first nine weeks, we will be teaching the 7 habits to make sure that all students have a thorough understanding.   


Thanks for being a partner in your child's education.  We feel so lucky to work with you!

attendance percentage chart

Attendance Goal

There are many things that factor into our school grade. One thing is attendance. It is very important to have all students at school every day! Our school goal is to meet 96% of students in school every month. Please help us by making sure you child is at school every day. Thank you for helping us meet our goal!  

7 Habits

We were happy to have many families stop by our photo booth during the Bulldog Bash. Families got to create their own family's Mission Statement. Please stop in and see some of the wonderful mission statements.

family mission statements
family mission statements
family mission statements
Title 1

DES Title I Comprehensive Needs Assessment
Title I is a federal grant that provides schools with high poverty rates the funds to provide additional staff, curriculum, and programming. We value your input into our school's Title I School Wide Program. Your input will help guide and assist us in our planning for our School Wide Title I program. Please click the link below to fill out the form. We appreciate your feedback. 


McDonald's Benefit Night

Join us on Tuesday, September 4th from 5:00-8:00 pm at the McDonald's by the Tippecanoe Mall. Dayton will receive 20% of all dine in and drive-thru orders. Thank you for your support. 

picture day

Fall Pictures

We will have fall pictures on Wednesday, September 12th. Please return picture forms and money by this date.  You may also order pictures on line at Our picture day ID is: HM148132Y0.


show dogs movie

Movie Night

On Friday, September 14th PTO will be hosting our first movie night of the year. We will show the movie, Show Dogs (rated PG). Students will stay after school for the show and will need picked up at 5:15 pm. The cost is $8. This will include the admission and a snack pack. Please RSVP by sending the form and money in no later than Wednesday, September 12th. There will be no exceptions for late RSVPS!

hearing screenings

Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings will occur on September 14th for all Kindergarten, 1st, and 4th grade students. Additionally, all students who are new to Dayton this year will be screened. Our Speech Language Pathologist, Mrs. Hendrickson, will contact you with any concerns.


Author Visit

We are very excited to have Bruce Hale visit our Dayton on Monday, September 17th. Bruce has written and/or illustrated over 50 books for kids. Please visit his site to learn more about Bruce and what books he has written,

Food pantry and clothing closet

Kids' Closet/Food Pantry

The Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church offers the kids' closet and food pantry to members of our community.

The Kids' closet offers free clothing for infant through high school and maternity clothing. It will be open monthly on the last Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. (May vary based on holidays and will be closed in December).

The food pantry is open weekly on Thursdays from 9:00- 11:00 am.

bouncy house

Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church

You are invited to join the Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church for their Sunday School Kick-Off Celebration on Saturday, September 8th from 4:00-7:00 pm. There will be games, Big Bouncy house, food (free), snow cones, and music. The church is located at 731 Walnut Street.


Calling All Cooks

The Dayton Elementary PTO is creating a family friendly cookbook. We need your help in collecting recipes. Please send your favorite recipes to the office or you can email at Please include your name on the recipe. We cant wait to try your yummy recipes! 

tsc e-flyer


TSC supports "green" efforts and as such to help ensure students receive information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations are posted online in a section called E-flyers. All E-flyers can be accessed from any TSC School website:, by clicking the 'students' or 'parents' link in the upper right hand corner of the webpage. E-flyers will be posted on the 15th and 30th of the month so be sure to check regularly for newly posted information. If your qualifying organization is interested in posting an E-Flyer, go to E-Flyers section to submit the information. 

box tops

Box Tops

Our first Box Top drawing will be Friday, Sept 7. Each entry of 25 will give your student a chance to win a free admission and snack pack to our first movie night on Friday, Sept 14.

here comes the bus logo

Here Comes The Bus

If your child rides the bus you can sign up to get notifications and alerts regarding the location of your child's bus. Follow the link below from a computer. You will need to enter school code 75598 for Dayton Elementary. 

PTO-parent teacher organization group

PTO News


Please join us for our first meeting on September 6th at 6:30 pm in the media center. 




                                                         UPCOMING EVENTS


                                                       Labor Day- No School

                                                        Monday, September 3


                                                 McDonald's PTO Benefit Night

                                                            Tuesday, September 4

                                               5:00-8:00 pm (by Tippecanoe mall)


                                                              PTO Meeting

                                                 Thursday, September 6:30 pm

                                                   6:00 pm in the media center


                                                              Picture Day

                                                  Wednesday, September 12


                                                             Movie Night

                                       Friday, September 14 directly after school


                                                             Author Visit

                                                    Monday, September 17


                                             7 Habits Parent Meeting- Be Proactive

                                                    Thursday, September 27

                                                            6:00-7:00 pm                                                                



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