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October 12, 2018 | Issue 6


           Dayton Elementary School                            Ready,               



soccer ball in net

Words from Mr. Simmons...


Thanks for another great week of leading and learning at Dayton Elementary School.  We have a very busy week coming up next week.  Parent/teacher conferences will be next Tuesday and Thursday.  Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss the progress of your student.


We are also so proud of Levi Null and Paige Focosi who presented to the school board on Wednesday evening about their leadership notebooks.  They represented Dayton very well and did a fantastic job!  Great work, Levi and Paige!  Also, a special shout out to Mrs. Emerson for speaking about the notebooks!


In the below links, you'll find lots of information about Halloween activities, ILEARN links and signing up for TSC Alerts and Notifications, especially with winter just around the corner.


Again, we look forward to seeing you next week at conferences!  Have a great week!


- Mr. Simmons, Principal 


Fall Festival

Tonight is the big night! We hope all families will join us from 5:00-8:00 pm for this super fun event. Wrist bands are $5.00. We have lots of fun games, yummy food served from Brown's Superior Catering, delicious treats for the cake walk, laser tag, lots of prizes for raffle tickets, a silent auction, and family and friends fun!! 



With fall here this brings cooler weather. Please make sure you child is bringing a coat to school. We go outside for recess and it can get chilly!


TSC Alerts

Snow, fog and other conditions can cause a delay to the start of our school day. Make sure you are signed up for TSC alerts and notifications so you will be informed about a change in the regular school schedule.


Families can receive instant messages via email or text from the TSC through our website. Click on the "Parents" tab at the top and look for the link to "TSC Alerts & Notifications" with instructions on how to create an account. Make sure you are signed up for the "TSC alerts, delays and closings" option, not just for your school's news and alerts.

Habit 1 Be Proactive

Leader In Me Habit Home Runs

As anticipated, our Bulldogs are letting their leadership skills shine not only at school but at home as well!  Our Habit Home Run display (located near the office) is full of great examples of proactive actions parents have witnessed and slips continue to trickle in daily.  Check it out at conferences next week!

If you did not read about it in the last newsletter (or see the slip sent home) or just need a refresher, here it is:

Each month, we will spotlight a different Leader in Me habit. A slip (with the habit explained) will be sent home for parents to fill out describing a time when their child has already exemplified the spotlighted habit.  When slips are returned, they will be displayed for all to see.  Remember, In sharing your child's positive choice, please respect the privacy of other individuals by not including their names.

Bulldogs, keep hitting it out of the ballpark!




picture retake day

Picture Re-take

Picture re-takes will be on Tuesday October 23. If your child is getting re-takes please make sure to send back their original package of pictures. You may order on Our picture day ID # is HM148132Y1.

Alex's Lemonade Stand

2nd Grade Lemonade Stand

Dayton Elementary's 2nd Grade Class is raising money to help Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation move one step closer to finding a cure for all children with cancer! You can join our fight by attending the event on Tuesday, October 23rd from 1:00-3:00 or by making a donation directly with the link below. The money you donate will pay for research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Our students will be learning about fundraising, economics, running a business, childhood cancer, and will also apply for leadership positions for the stand. Thanks for your support! Go to the link below to donate directly. To buy lemonade from our stand, send in $1 with your child on October 23rd and/or come buy a glass yourself. Help us reach our goal of $400! mypage/1497888

book fair

Book Fair

We are in need for volunteers for the book fair next week. If you are intrested please sign up at


The book fair will be open every morning before school, at parent teacher conferences (Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18 from 4-7 pm), and during your child's scheduled library time. If you child plans on shopping during  library time please make sure you send money in a sealed envelope with their name, teacher's name, and book fair listed on the front. 


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almost home humane society

Spooky Run

National Honor Society is hosting a fundraiser for Almost Home Humane Society. We will be having a "spooky run" that is friendly to the whole family. Feel free to bring your family to run/walk in costume and hang out with some Almost Home dogs. Tickets are $10 on the McCutcheon Online Store. All proceeds go to Almost Home!

Family Night At Wea Creek Orchard

family night flyer

McCutcheon Monster Mash

The Champions Together Committee will be hosting the Maverick Monster Mash again this year. It will take place on October 25th, 6 - 8 PM. All proceeds will benefit our unified sports and Indiana Special Olympics.Tickets will be available at the door. 

Monster Mash Flyer
trunk or treat


Dayton United Methodist Church is having their Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 27 from 4:00-6:00 pm at 7201 Wesleyan Drive. This will be a free event with hayrides, inflatables, free food, and lots of candy! Costumes are encouraged, but please nothing scary. 

McCutcheon logo

McCutcheon Dance Team Clinic

Join the McCutcheon dance team for their "Greatest Show" clinic. There will be two practices with the performance on Saturday, December 1 during the McCutcheon girls basketball game. Please see the flyer below for more information. Registrations are due by Friday, November 16.

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Can you believe the end of the first nine weeks will be October 12? Parent/Teacher Conferences will be the following week on Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18 from 4:00-7:00 pm. It is very important that you are able to attend so we can discuss your child's progress. If you need to change your scheduled time please contact your child's teacher to do so.  


ILEARN Assessment Information

Below parents will find information regarding information for the new ILEARN Assessment test. This test will replace ISTEP for grades 3rd-5th. 

PTO-parent teacher organization group

PTO News

Please join us on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 pm in the media center for our next meeting. 


Subs needed

Para Subs Needed

We are always in need of para subs and Lunch/Recess help! If you are interested please contact Janae or Ashely at 447-5004 or stop in the front office. We hope you will join our team.  

pto fundraiser

PTO Fundraiser

This year PTO will be running an ongoing laundry detergent fundraiser. Below you will find order forms. Orders will be due on the 25 of each month. You may pay with a credit card at http://daytoninpto/ If you have any questions about the products please contact Crysta at ckwholesale


Want to Volunteer?

It is a priority of the Tippecanoe School Corporation to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students and employees. In an effort to continue our due diligence, we now require all volunteers having ongoing contact with children and/or supervising students (field trips, ect.) to have cleared an expanded criminal background check. These background checks are conducted through Background Investigation Burear (BIB).


The criminal background check will search national sex offender databases, court records, and other sources. The cost of the criminal history check is $17.95 (base cost) and is paid for by the volunteer through a link on our website. 


Once approved, the volunteer will receive a TSC Volunteer identification card that will be valid for a period od three (3) years. If you volunteer in multiple buildings, you will only need to complete one background check. 


Volunteer background checks may take several business days to process so it is important to plan ahead. 


We appreciate your understanding of this important safety guideline. 




                                                         UPCOMING EVENTS


                                                                  Fall Festival

                                                          Friday, October 12

                                                               5:00-8:00 pm


                                                                Fall Book Fair

                                                      October 15- October 19


                                                          Teacher Conferences 

                                        Tuesday, October 16 & Thursday, October 18

                                                                4:00-7:00 pm



                                              4th Grade Vectren Energy Presentation

                                                         Wednesday ,October 17


                                                           Picture Re-takes

                                                         Tuesday, October 23


                                                     2nd Grade Lemonade Stand

                                                             Tuesday, October 23

                                                         1:00-3:00 in the cafeteria 


                                                               Fall Parties 

                                                        Thursday, October 25

                                                                2:30- 3:30


                                                         Fall Break/ No School

                                           Friday, October 26 & Monday, October 29


                                                            Students Return

                                                         Tuesday, October 30


                                                             PTO Meeting

                                                      Thursday, November 1

                                                     6:30 in the Media Center


                                                       Daylight Saving Time Ends

                                                          Sunday, November 4

                                                   Change clocks back One Hour


                                                                Blood Drive

                                                       Wednesday, November 7

                                                       3:00-7:30 pm at Dayton


                                                            Donuts For Dads

                                                           Friday, November 9

                                                                  8:00 am







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