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April 5, 2019 | Issue 18


           Dayton Elementary School                            Ready,               



soccer ball in net

Words from Mr. Simmons...


We had a great first week back after Spring Break!  We are working to prepare for our upcoming ILEARN testing in Grades 3-5.  Very soon, the students will be taking the practice tests for ILEARN.  As you can see below, if you have a student in Grades 3-5, they will be testing somewhere between April 24th-May 17th.  Your child's teacher will provide a more detailed schedule in the coming week(s) with their testing times.  


Also, as you can see below, please note that our TSC Kindergarten Round-Up night is on Wednesday, April 10th at 6pm.  Please bring your child with you to this meeting. Wednesday is also our Spring Picture Day.


We also encourage you to nominate your favorite DES teacher for the Golden Apple Award.  The deadline is April 15th and you can find the link below.  It would be awesome to have a Dayton teacher honored for this prestigious award!


Have a great weekend!


- Mr. Simmons, Principal 

Wainwright Middle School

Thank You

We would like to send a special thank you to the Wainwright band, choir, and dance team for their special performance on Wednesday. We appreciate them taking the time to show off their talent. Our kids loved the concert!   



Please mark your calendars for April 24-May 17. Students in grades 3-5 will take Indiana's assessment tests, ILEARN. Please help your children do their personal best by making sure they are in attendance on those days. Please do not schedule any trips or appointments during this time!

Spring pictures

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be on Wednesday, April 10. Please return order form and money at this time if you wish to order pictures. You may order on line at Dayton's picture ID is HM148312YO.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

PTO Movie Night

Please join us for our last movie night of the year. PTO will be showing the movie, Ralph Breaks the Internet on Friday, April 12. Students will stay after school and will need to be picked up at 5:15 pm. All RSVP forms and money are due no later than Wednesday, April 10. No late forms will be accepted. 

*If you are interested in helping please contact us at

Spirit Week

Spirit Week

We are having a spirit week April 15-19 to encourage grades 3-5 to do well on the ILEARN test. We hope all students will show their Dayton pride and participate. 

Monday April 15- Twin Day

Tuesday April 16- Beach Day

Wednesday April 17- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday April 18- Career Day

Friday April 19- Nerd Day

Trish's Red Bird Cafe.

Benefit Night

Dayton is having a benefit night at Trish's Red Bird Cafe on Thursday, April 18. This will run all day! So come enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three! Dayton will receive 15% of all sales that day, just mention Dayton Elementary. Thank you for your support!

talent show

Talent Show

It is that time of the year to dust off your dance shoes, warm up your vocal cords, and show us your special talents. Please look for talent show forms to come home the week of April 15. Forms will be due back Friday, April 26. There will be absolutely no late forms! The talent show performance will be Friday, May 17 at 1:30 and 6:00 pm.

We are excited to see what talent our Bulldog's have. 

Put this on your calendar.

Important Dates

With the end of the year approaching we have some very important dates that we would like for you to put in your calendar. 

April 10-Spring Pictures

April 10-Kindergarten Roundup at 6:00 pm

April 12-Movie Night

April 15-Twin Day

April 16-Beach Day

April 17-Wacky Wednesday

April 17-5th grade to Wainwright Middle School

April 18-Career Day

April 18- 5th grade to Wea Ridge Middle School

April 18-Parent Meeting for incoming 6th graders at WMS & WRM at 6:00 pm.

April 19-Nerd Day

April 24-May 14-I Learn Test (replaced ISTEP)

May 2-PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm (election night)

May 10-Morning with Mom

May 16-5th Grade to Chicago

May 17-Talent Show

May 20-Senior Walk 3:00 pm

May 22-Community Circle at 10:00 am

May 23-Kindergarten Graduation 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm

May 24-5th Grade Celebration at 2:00 pm

May 24-School Wide Picnic

May 27-Memorial Day, No School

May 28-Field Day/Last Day of School

Summer reading program at IUPUI.

Summer Reading

Summer reading programs are offered by the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement. Programs are taught by skilled and dedicated teachers from the Institute of Reading Development. Tuition varies by program level. For more information or to register call 1-800-903-0623.

Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup

We are very excited to have our Kindergarten students join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 pm in the Dayton cafeteria for Kindergarten Roundup. If you have an incoming kindergarten student and you have Not registered them yet please call the office at 447-5004.

Pre-K roundup.
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!

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.

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.

April 10,24

May 8,22

PTO-parent teacher organization group

PTO News

Please join us on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm in the media center for our next meeting. This will be our election night for PTO positions for the 2020-2021 school year. 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


                                                               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


                                                              Spirit Week

                                                              April 15-19


                                          5th Grade to Wainwright Middle School

                                                        Wednesday, April 17


                                            5th Grade to Wea Ridge Middle School

                                                           Thursday, April 18


                                                    Talent Show Forms Due

                                                          Friday, April 26


                                                  ILEARN Testing Grades 3rd-5th

                                                             April 24-May 14


                                                      PTO Election Meeting

                                                     6:30 in the Media Center


                                                        Mornings With Moms

                                                            Friday, May 10 


                                                              Talent Show

                                               Friday, May 17 1:30 & 6:00 pm


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