November 17 | Issue 7


 Words by Wildoner

7 Habits Parent Night

Big plans are underway for a great 7 Habits Parent Night! If you are interested in learning how you can partner with Dayton in developing the leader in your child, join us at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 30th. If you have not RSVP'd, please contact the office Monday, Tuesday at the latest! We look forward to seeing you there!


Family Newsletter by Dr. John and Jane Covey
Leadership Roles at Home
Each new school year brings opportunities for academic growth and growth in
all areas of development. Although children must be knowledgeable when
they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring


One of the best ways to help your child realize his or her worth and leadership
potential is to provide an opportunity to lead. Most Leader in Me Schools offer
student leadership roles as a way to teach:
* Responsibility.
* Leadership.
* Contribution.


Leadership roles can also be used at home.
To begin:
1. Talk with your child about the leadership role he or she might be
interested in at home.
2. Discuss why he or she is interested in the role. Ask what leadership
qualities your child has that will help. Ask how he or she will handle
homework or other commitments with this new-role responsibility.
3. Together, discuss, write, and sign the paper detailing the leadership
behavior and expectations of the role.


Give your child a week or so to adjust and then discuss how it's going. This may
open a conversation on how to handle things that are too easy or too difficult.
Express appreciation and celebrate success!


Photo Club

Last night Ms. Werner held Dayton's 1st ever Art gallery for her photography students. The kids did a great job and were excited to share their creative pictures. Ms. Werner enjoyed giving the kids the opportunity to learn more about photography. 


Favorite School Contest

Dayton has been nominated for the Macaroni Kids "Favorite School Contest." During this month of Thanksgiving, Lafayette Macaroni Kid would like to thank the teachers of an elementary school for their hard work by rewarding them with some cool prizes valued over $13,000!!! Please vote for Dayton at the link below. Voting ends November 30.


Read to Succeed Program

We are in need of volunteers to come 1 day a week for one hour to help small groups with reading. If you would like to be a Read to Succeed volunteer for any of the following classes please contact Allison Septer at 765-742-9077 ext. 242 or email at

  • Kindergarten-Mrs. Korty, Thursday 10:30am-11:30am
  • 1st Grade-Mrs. VanLaere, Tuesday 9:15am-10:15am, 
  • 1st Grade-Mrs. VanLaere , Wednesday 9:15am-10:15am 
  •  2nd Grade-Miss Kitchell, Thursday 1:45pm-2:15pm
  •  K-5 Special Education-Miss Vesey, Friday 10:00am-11:00am
  •  K-5 Special Education-Miss Vesey, Monday 10:00am-11:00am

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear purchases can be made by going to the link below. Order forms will also be sent home as well. Orders must be placed and paid for by December 8th if you wish to have the items before winter break. All items will be delivered to the school the week of December 18th and we will announce when everything is ready to go! If you are not concerned with the winter break cut off, you can feel free to order from the site at any time. There are no shipping costs as all orders will be delivered through the PTO to the school. In addition, the company producing our spirit wear can print or embroider just about anything! If there is something special you want that is not offered through the PTO sale, feel free to contact them directly for a special order at



Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor recess. This includes long pants, coats, hats, and gloves. It is getting colder and we do go outside as long as it is not below 10 degrees.  


Yearbook Contest

We need more entries for the year book contest! Our theme this year is, "Lead Like A Superhero." Please have your child incorporate our theme into their cover. All covers must be on white, unlined, 8.5 x 11 paper with a 1" margin on the top, bottom, and sides. The student's name and teacher's name must be on the back in pencil. All entries are due by Wednesday, November 22.


We Need Your Help

Dayton is collecting food for Food Finders Food Drive. We are taking donations in till Dec 1. Some needed items are:

  • Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned and Boxed Meals (soup, macaroni and cheese, etc)
  • Peanut Butter and other Nut Butters
  • Canned or dried beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils, etc)
  • Pasta, rice, and cereal
  • 100% fruit juice (canned, plastic, or boxed)
  • Cooking oil
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Other healthy, low-fat, low-sodium, low-sugar products



Lum Community Thanksgiving Meal

The 31st annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration will be held Thursday, November 23 from 12:00 pm to 2 pm. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N. 7th St Downtown Lafayette. Admission is free and open to anyone.  


Pancakes with Santa and Craft Show

Dayton PTO is hosting Pancakes with Santa and a Holiday Craft and Vendor Show. This event will be at Dayton Elementary School on Saturday, December 16 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Pancake Breakfast Pre-Sale

Would you like to get a discount on your Pancakes with Santa admission, while also helping us plan for our crowd? Here is your chance!! Purchase your tickets pre-sale at the link below by December 8th and you will receive $1 off each ticket purchased!


McCutcheon Wrestling Club

The McCutcheon Wrestling Club will resume November 14th and will run every Tuesday and Thursday until December 14th. Grades K-5 will practice from 5:30-6:15 pm and grades 6-8 will run from 6:15-7:30 pm. The cost will be $30.00 and will include a pizza party on the 14th of December. Please contact Coach Wallace for any questions.


Impact Sports

Dayton United Methodist Church is opening registrations for the 2018 season for basketball and cheerleading. Evaluations will be Thursday, Nov 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Friday, Nov 17 6:00-8:00 pm for basketball. If you have questions please contact Eric Bailey at 765-296-3155 or email at 


Blood Drive

Dayton will be hosting a Blood Drive on Sunday, December 3 from 3:30-7:30 pm. Look for more information to come home. 


PTO News

Join us for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, January 11 at 6:00 pm in the media center. Please have Box Tops turned in by Friday, Dec 1 for our next drawing. 



If you have not already paid for book rental fees for the 2017-2018 school year please send payment in as soon as possible.







If you receive free or reduced lunch then you owe $28.50.  



                                                 UPCOMING EVENTS


                                              Thanksgiving Break- No School

                                 Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24


                                          4th Grade Celebrate Indiana Program

                                                        Friday, December 1

                                                                10:30 am


                    Lafayette Christmas Parade With Dayton Snow Prince and Princess

                                                       Saturday, December 2

                                                                 5:30 pm


                                                                Movie Night

                                                         Friday, December 8

                                              Immediately after school at 3:30 pm


                                         PTO Breakfast With Santa And Craft Show

                                                       Saturday, December 16

                                           8:30-10:30 am in the Dayton Cafeteria 

                                                        Winter Break-No School

                                                        December 25-January 8

                                    Students Return to School From Winter Break    

                                                        First day back January 9



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