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December 7, 2018 | Issue 10


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soccer ball in net

Words from Mr. Simmons...


We had another great week at DES!  Our food drive has started and we just finished the first week!  We raised 1,185 cans this week!  Our new goal is to make it 2,000 items by the end of the food drive.  Tremendous effort by everyone!  Our food drive continues next week and ends on the 14th.  As of now, Mrs. Howard's class is currently in the lead!  Continue to bring in that non-perishable food!  


We also are in the middle of our NWEA testing.  Our students have been working hard and have done a great job.  Many of our classes will conclude testing next week.


Finally, we hope to see you at our Pancakes with Santa event tomorrow morning at DES.  Information can be found below.


Have a fantastic weekend!



- Mr. Simmons, Principal 

Items collected for food finders
pre-sale tickets for breakfast

Santa Is Coming!!!

Santa will be at Dayton tomorrow Saturday, December 8 for an all you can eat pancake breakfast  from 8:30-11:30 am.

Breakfast cost:



4 child payment cap

Entry to the craft & vendor show is free for all! Events are open to the public. 

Very Important

Important Reminder

If your child's afternoon procedure is going to change the office needs either a written note or a phone call (no later than 3:00 pm) of this change.


If your child is involved in an after school club and should stay on a particular day we need a note stating they are to stay for that club. We will need a note for each day they stay for the club. This helps us get every child safely to were they should be going. 


Baby Its Cold Outside

Please make sure you are sending your child to school prepared to go outside for recess. It gets cold and we have lots of kids without hats and gloves and we do not have enough in the nurse's office for everyone.

If we have snow and your child wants to play in the snow they must have snow boots and snow pants. 

If you have extra hats and gloves please consider donating them to the nurse's office. Thank you.

Celebrate Indiana

4th grade shared their Indiana history play today. The 4th graders worked very hard on remembering their lines and learning the history of Indiana.

Did you know that John Purdue donated money to build the first bridge across the Wabash? Or that Jim Davis was often confined to his bed as a child, so he would draw to amuse himself. He got his inspiration from the 25 cats that lived on his family farm. Is it any surprise that he created Garfield?

spirit wear

Bulldog Spirit Wear

There is still time to place your spirit order online and get orders before winter break. The deadline to receive your items by winter break is Monday, December 10. We are still collecting paper orders, you just will not get them by Christmas.

Order online at

Glow Party

Glow Dance Party

Join us on Friday, December 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm for Dayton's first ever Glow Dance Party! This is only open to Dayton students. The cost is $8 which includes entry, bottled water, and two concession items. Registration forms and money are due no later than Wednesday, December 12. 


Book Sale

The Tippecanoe County Library is having their Holiday Book Sale at the Downtown Library this weekend. Hours are:

Dec. 7 -7:30 to 9:30 pm for Friends of the Library Members only.
Dec. 8- 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Open to the Public
Dec. 9- 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Open to the Public, Half Price Day
Dec. 10-9:00 am to 3:00 pm Open to the Public, $3/bag Day!

Habit 3 Put First Things First

Leader In Me Habit Home Runs

Our Bulldogs have been working very hard on habit 3, Put First Things First. 


Habit 3 means prioritizing important tasks and relationships. Putting your big rocks first! We sent home a green home run habit sheet for you to celebrate your child. Please share with us how they are working on the habit 3 at home.


Bulldogs, keep hitting it out of the ballpark!



coat collection

Coat Collection

With the colder weather, it has come to our attention that we have many kids here at Dayton that do not have coats, hats, and gloves. Dayton is collecting new and slightly used coats, hats, and gloves for our Dayton students in need. Please send your donation in to the front office. We thank you for your help! 

PTO-parent teacher organization group

PTO News

Please join us on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the media center for our next meeting. We look forward to seeing you there. 


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



                                                          UPCOMING EVENTS


                                                          Dayton Coat Drive

                                                      The Month of December


                                                           Dayton Food Drive

                                        Monday, December 3-Friday, December 14


                                        Pancakes with Santa & Holiday Craft Show

                                                      Saturday, December 8

                                           8:30-11:30 am in the cafeteria and gym


                                                            Glow Dance Party

                                                        Friday, December 14

                                           5:30-7:00 pm, check in is at 5:00 pm


                                                            Winter Parties

                                                 Friday, December 21 @2:30


                                               End of First Semester/Winter Break

                                           No School from December 24-January 7


                                                          Students Return

                                                        Tuesday, January 8


                                                            PTO Meeting

                                                      Thursday, January 10

                                                  6:30 pm in the Media Center








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