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February 2 | Issue 11


Dayton Elementary Bulldog Logo.
 Words by Wildoner

We look forward to seeing parents next week during conferences. If you have a question about your time, please call the office. The teachers value this opportunity to meet with you. 


We are very proud of Mr. Scott as he has received the Anne DeCamp grant for his classroom. He plans of creating a project in class using Lego Boosts robotic kits. The kids will get the chance to learn coding during this project. 


Organizational Skills by John and Jane Covey
Imagine a school morning where everyone knows what to do and is ready on
time. Sound too good to be true? Well, it's possible! Organization is a skill
learned over time. By teaching organization at home, your child will learn this
very important skill.

Use the first three habits as a learning tool for you and your child:
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 1 is about initiative and responsibility. Help your child determine what he
or she will need for the next day. To start, writing a list may be helpful. Next,
have your child gather the non-perishable items and put them in his or her
school bag.

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
Habit 2 is about visualizing how you would like something to turn out before it
happens. If a smooth morning is the goal, brainstorm with your child how that
will look and feel like. Your child may actually have time to do something extra
in the morning if he or she is organized and you will all have a happy start to
the day.

Habit 3: Put First Things
Habit 3 means focusing on the task when there's something else you would
rather be doing — the hardest part of all! Help your child learn how to avoid
distractions by reminding him or her that, if they stick to it, all the fun things can
come right after—with no guilt or nagging!

Once children know these habits, and how to apply them, they can start
tackling more difficult tasks independently. They will begin to feel selfconfident
and proud when they're able to complete homework, chores, and
other tasks by themselves. They're also sure to be pleased when they find they
have some extra free time to do what they'd like to do.

Remember, it may take time to teach your child these skills. Sometimes, it will
seem simpler just to do it for them. But remember, your child won't learn how
to be independent and successful if you always do it for them. Using Habits 1-3
is a life skill that will benefit them their entire lives.

A Note From The Office

*Dayton is in need of Para Subs and Lunch/Recess help. These are not a permanent position just on a as needed basis. If you are interested in helping please contact the office at 447-5004. 

*Yearbook forms and money are due no later than Friday, February 16.


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.  


A nurse's stethoscope.

A Note From The Nurse

Recess has been cold and we have gone through all of our extra gloves. If you have any extra gloves you can donate the nurse's office would appreciate them. Thank you!

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Dayton's 2017-2018 Spelling Bee Champion, Isaac Jackson. Dayton's runner up is Emilee Neubauer. The kids all did a great job. It was very close and came down to the word "Enlisted". Isaac will go to Frankfort High School on March 3 to compete for spelling bee champion. Our spelling bee participants included:

 4th Grade                                                                5th Grade

 Eli Elliott                                                                  Jacob Chrisman

 Xavier Hamilton                                                       Madison Desjardins

 Isaac Jackson                                                          Elijah Edwards

 Aaliyah McLean                                                       Brennan Johnson

 Emille Neubauer                                                      Kylee Ledman

 Adrian Nydegger                                                      Kaden Pruitt

 Doninic Pellegrino                                                    Emma Spear

                                                                                  Drew Stall


Candy Grams

SAC is selling candy grams for Valentine's day. Candy will be $1.00 each. All money and forms are due not later than Wednesday, February 7th. Candy will be passed out on Wednesday, February 14th. All money raised will go towards the 5th grade Chicago field trip. Thank you for your support!


Spring Book Fair

Dayton's Spring book fair will be next week Monday, February 5th through Friday, February 9th. It will be on the stage and your child may visit the book fair in the mornings before school, during their scheduled library time, and during evening conferences. 


McCutcheon After Prom Fundraiser 

Sunday February 11 McCutcheon is having their after prom fundraiser at Barnes and Nobles. It will last all day and a percentage of your purchase will go to help with McCutcheon's after prom. From 1:00-3:00 pm McCutcheon students will be doing Valentine's Day crafts and story time in the kids area.


Bulldogs N Brushes Art Night

Dayton will be having our 2nd Annual Bulldogs N Brushes Art Night on Friday, February 23 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Our very own Mr. Copeland will be leading the art class. The cost will be $15.00 per canvas and we welcome parents to paint also. Space will be limited so please RSVP as soon as possible. 

Dental safari logo

Dental Safari

The Dental Safari will be coming to provide dental services for our students on Tuesday, April 10th. They will have a table set up during conferences on Tuesday, Feb 6th and Thursday, Feb 8th. A hygienist will be available to answer questions and schedule appointments for April 10th. Please make sure to stop by their table. For more information visit their website at

Chem E Kids Day

The 10th annual Chemical Engineering Kids Day will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at Purdue's West Lafayette campus. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are invited to participate in this exciting, free program, which will include interactive workshops and experiments related to chemical engineering and science. The Deadline for applications is February 16!! Space is limited so please sign up soon! Check out the flyer below for more information. 

Youth America Self-Defense

Youth America is offering a self-defense program for kids 5-15 years old. Registration plus the 1st class will be Monday, February 5 from 5:00-5:25 pm at 308 N 4th St Lafayette, IN 47901 (downtown). Classes will be each Monday for 10 weeks. Registration is $8.00 and classes are $9.00 per class. For more information please email at info@ya-org. 

Mobile Box Library

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will be visiting Dayton from now through May. There location will be on Nicely Drive from 5:00 pm-5:30 pm on the following dates. Just look for the Mobile Library truck.

*Wednesday February 14 & 28

*Wednesday March 14 & 28

*Wednesday April 11 & 25

*Wednesday May 9 & 23


PTO-parent teacher organization group

PTO News

Join us for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, March 1st at 6:00 pm in the media center. Please continue to collect Box Tops. 



                                                         UPCOMING EVENT


                                                         Spring Book Fair

                                        Monday, February 5- Friday, February 9


                                                        Spring Conferences

                                       Tuesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 8

                                                           4:00-7:00 pm


                                                    Valentine Day Class Parties

                                                     Wednesday, February 14

                                                              2:30-3:30 pm


                                             Presidents Day Make-Up Snow Day

                                                        Monday, February 19

                                                        School is In Session


                                                Bulldogs N Brushes Art Night

                                                       Friday, February 23

                                                           5:30-7:30 pm



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