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March 8, 2019 | Issue 16


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soccer ball in net

Words from Mr. Simmons...


Thank you for another great week at DES!  It was great to be back in a normal schedule with no school delays.  We will be NWEA testing this next week.  Testing will take place throughout the school week.  The week of March 18th-22nd, 3rd graders will be taking the IREAD-3 test.  Please make sure that your student is here throughout the week so that they can do their best on this important test.


We also hope to see your student at our Luau dance on Friday.  Friday will also be Hawaiian Day at DES.  Please feel free to allow your student to wear Hawaiian gear to school that day. 


You will see below, but if you have an incoming Kindergarten student, please make sure that you contact the office.  Our Kindergarten registration will be on April 10th for all TSC schools. We look forward to welcoming our newest Bulldogs for the 2019-2020 school year.


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


- Mr. Simmons, Principal 

Golden Apple Award

Golden Apple Award

Do you have a DES teacher that has made a positive influence on your student?  If so, please take a moment to nominate them for the 2020 Golden Apple Award. Nominations are due by April 15th!  The form is below. Thank you for helping us recognize all our teachers do!

Riley Children's Foundation

Thank You

We greatly appreciate everyone that gave a donation to wear a hat on hat day.  Dayton raised $623 for Riley Children's Hospital!  Way to go Bulldogs!

Youth Art Month

Congratulations to some of our very talented students who were selected to showcase their art at the Northend Community Center.  Their pieces will be on display until March 29. 


Row 1: Zoey Cunningham-Watercolor Pumpkin, Korbin Vanette-Pumpkin,

Greer Selby- Painted Pumpkin

Row 2: Adah Chaires-Painted Heart, Reagan McMillan-Pasel Pumpkins,

Allison Ulrey-Painted Hearts  

Row 3: Britain Christopher-Painted Hearts, Olivia Brummett-Scarecrow

Artwork from students at Dayton.

From The Nurse's Office

As required by law, the School Board establishes the following wellness policy for the Tippecanoe School Corporation as a part of a comprehensive wellness initiative.

The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the Corporation's students. Furthermore, research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

Schools alone, however, cannot develop in students healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise. It will be necessary for not only the staff but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.

Click the link below for more information: WELLNESS POLICY  8510

Daylight Saving Time-Spring forward!

Spring Forward

Sunday, March 10 Daylight Saving Time begins. Don't forget  to turn your clocks forward 1 hour Saturday night. 

Luau party!

Luau Dance Party

Please join us for our first ever Luau dance party on Friday, March 15 from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Dayton gym.  This event is for Dayton students only.  The cost will be $8 which includes admission, bottled water, and two concession items.  Please return RSVP with money no later than Wednesday, March 13. 

*In honor of our Luau dance party please wear your Hawaiian gear on Friday, March 15.

Iread test


We will be giving the IREAD test to all 3rd grade students March 18-22.  It is very important that every 3rd grade student is present every day that week.  Please refrain from scheduling doctor appointments during this time.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast each morning.  Children who do not pass this test will have an opportunity to attend a remedial summer program offered by the Tippecanoe School Corporation.  The exam will then be re-administered to those students in June.

Art to Remember.

Art To Remember

Our wonderful art teacher, Mrs. Barnes, will be selecting one piece of art work from each student to submit to Art to Remember fundraising. You will be able to purchase keepsake products with your student's selected artwork on it.  Please look for order forms to come home on April 16.  For more information go to

Habit 6, synergize.

Habit Home Run

Habit #6, Synergize, has been a focus over the past month.  Students have learned synergy is not just teamwork and cooperation, but creative teamwork and creative cooperation.  It happens when we work together to create something new; when we listen to all ideas and then create an even better idea together.  

Leaders who synergize recognize and celebrate differences as strengths.  By involving others, everyone's strengths are used to accomplish goals.

We would love to recognize when your child has been a leader and has demonstrated that "together is better"!  Please share an instance when your child has combined their ideas with others' ideas to create an even better plan.  

Check Out  The McCutechon High School Spring Performance

McCutechon Spring Performance.
5th grade visit to Wainwright Middle School.
TSC alerts and notifications

Delays And Alerts 

Please make sure you are signed up to receive text messages on all school closings and delays. Follow the link below to sign up.

AR goal


An important part of our day here at Dayton involves reading.  Students work very hard to meet various AR goals throughout the year. We hope you are encouraging your child to continue their reading growth at home. If you are interested in following your child's AR goal and progress please follow the link below. 


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 Kindergartners! 

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. 

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.

March 13,27

April 10,24

May 8,22

PTO-parent teacher organization group

PTO News

Please join us on Thursday, April 4 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


                            Daylight Savings Time-Move clocks forward 1 hour

                                                         Sunday, March 10


                                                         NWEA Testing

                                                          March 11-15


                                    PTO Luau Party/Wear your Hawaiian gear

                                                     Friday, March 15

                                                 3:30-5:30 pm in the gym


                                               Spring Break-No School

                                                        March 25-29


                                                          PTO Meeting

                                                      Thursday, April 4

                                             6:30 pm in the Media Center


                                                       Spring Pictures

                                                    Wednesday, April 10


                                                    Kindergarten Roundup

                                                    Wednesday, April 10

                                                  6:00 pm in the Cafeteria 


                    Band Instrument rental and Information/ 5th grade students

                                         Wainwright Middle School Cafeteria

                                            Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 in the gym


                                                       PTO Movie Night

                                             Friday, April 12 3:30-5:15 pm


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