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January 25, 2019 | Issue 13


           Dayton Elementary School                            Ready,               



soccer ball in net

Words from Mr. Simmons...


We had a great week at DES.  Many of our classes learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this past Monday and learned about service and acceptance.  We also celebrated our 100th day of school!  The students and staff looked tremendous in the 100 year old outfits!  It was a fun day!  You'll see some pictures from our 100th day!


We also had our school spelling bee on Thursday.  Congratulations to Tim in Mrs. Harmon's class.  He was our school winner and will represent Dayton Elementary at the regional competition.


This is another chance to give a reminder to sign up for the TSC Notifications and Alerts.  Through this, you will receive alerts that will include alerts regarding school delays and cancellations.  Please follow the link below to sign up.  To get the alerts about delays and cancellations, you must sign up for TSC alerts and delays, not just Dayton alerts.


On another note, please put on your calendars that parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for February 5th and 7th.  This should be a great time to meet with your student's teacher to discuss their progress.


We look forward to another great week.  Have a great weekend!


- Mr. Simmons, Principal 

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100 day of school
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Closures and delays

Notifications and Alerts

Our school cooperation has had many 2 hour delays over the last few weeks. Please make sure you are signed up to receive all delay or cancellation information. When signing up you must select Dayton Elementary School and TSC Alerts, Delays, and Closings to get these notifications. The link below will walk you through the sign up process. If you have any questions please contact the office.   

bright bytes

Bright Bytes

The Tippecanoe School Corporation is partnering with Bright Bytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students' school and home technology use for learning. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students' lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. 


Additionally, we ask if you have students in multiple buildings, please be sure to fill out the survey for each building. Thank you for your participation in this activity.

teacher conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be Tuesday, February 5 and Thursday February 7 from 4:00-7:00 pm. You should have received your scheduled time from the teacher. If for some reason you can not keep that time please contact the teacher as soon as possible. It is very important to have parents attend these conferences as this helps your child do the best they can do. We hope to have 100% attendance at conferences!


GRADE 3 IREAD Information

Dayton Elementary School will be taking the IREAD Test March 18-22. This test is for all third grade students and is used as a basic measure of your child's ability to read. Passing this test is a determination in most cases for passing into fourth grade.  Below you will find information about this test.  Please refrain from scheduling appointments during this time and continue to encourage/help your child to work on their reading skills. 

Are you moving?


We are looking ahead to the 2019-2020 school year. If you know you will be moving and your child will not attend Dayton next year please contact the office and let us know.

Also if your child is in 5th grade and will not be attending Wainwright please notify us. It is important for us to know this information to plan accordingly. 

Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup

It is that time of the year to think about our new Kindergarten class for the 2019-2020 school year! Kindergarten Roundup will be Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 pm in the Dayton cafeteria. Any child that will turn 5 on or before August 1, 2019 should plan on attending. Please look for registration forms to come home soon. You may also call the office at 447-5004 to pre-register your child. We look forward to meeting all our new Kndergarteners! 

book fair

Book Fair

Our fall book fair is coming up! It will be located in room 35 on Monday, February 4- Friday, February 8. The book fair will be open before school from 8:30-8:50 am, during your child's scheduled library time, and during conferences (Tuesday, February 5 and Thursday February 7 from 5:00-7:00 pm).

If you plan on sending money in for your child to use at the book fair please put it in a sealed envelope with your child's name and teacher on it. 

help needed

Help Needed

PTO is in need of help with the book fair and food for parent/teacher conferences. Please see the information below. 


If you would be interested in helping with the book fair please sign up at If you have questions please contact Alison Swick at We need lots of volunteers in order for this to be successful for our students! 


During confrences PTO provides the teachers with a meal. If you would like to help contruibute something please sign up at

Thank you for you help!


Yearbook Order 

Yearbook order forms will be coming home today. They are due Friday, February 15. You may order online at Dayton's yearbook ID code is 11129119. 

McCutcheon Cheerleading

McCutcheon Cheerleading Mini Mavs Clinic

Calling all Mini Mavs!! Join the McCutcheon High School Cheerleaders at the Winter Clinic on Saturday, February 16th from 9:00am-12:00 pm.

Registration must be received by Wednesday, February 6th. Absolutely NO late registration will be accepted.  For more information please see the flyer below. 

Mobile Library

Mobile Library 

The mobile library will be stopping at Dayton Elementary School! This is a great way to to get some extra books for your kids reading pleasure. The following dates show when the mobile library will be in the school parking lot from 5:00-5:30 pm.

January 2,16,30

February 13,27

March 13,27

April 10,24

May 8,22

PTO-parent teacher organization group

PTO News

Please join us on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the media center for our next meeting. Note this meeting will be on Tuesday not Thursday. 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


                                                         PTO Movie Night

                                                        Friday, January 25

                                                       Directly after school


                                           Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

                                     Tuesday, February 5 & Thursday, February 7

                                                            4:00-7:00 pm


                                                         Spring Book Fair

                                                    February 4- February 8


                                                             PTO Meeting

                                                    Thursday, February 12

                                                 6:30 pm in the Media Center


                                                  Valentine's Day Class Party

                                                     Thursday, February 14


                                          Snow Make Up Day/School in Session

                                                       Monday, February 18


                                                 Pacers Read Like a Pro Event

                                                      Grades 1st-3rd only

                                                    Thursday, February 21


                                                Bulldogs N Brushes Art Night

                                                       Friday, February 22


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