Monthly Archives: November 2014

What’s Happening At Dillon Elementary?

Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Toy Giveaway

178893038Donations of gently used toys are being accepted until December 1 at The Learning Community building. Toys will be given away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at The Learning Community. 8:00 am-5:00 pm for Bendle and Carman-Ainsworth families. 5:00 – 6:00 pm for all others. Limited quantities will be given at those times but at6:15 pm it all goes so bring a box! Contact Malinda Baker at 591-7208 for more info. Have question? Contact Malinda at 591-7208. Volunteers are welcomed and needed.

Dillon Elementary Students Awarded With Tail Gate Party

Mrs. Dempsey’s 3rd grade class collected the most money for Dillon’s RUN FOR FUNDS fundraiser. They were rewarded with a tail gate party. Lots of games, food and fun, fun, fun!

Winter Sports Schedule

166639415 (2)Winter sports are here, so be sure to get out and support our teams! Here’s the complete 2014-15 middle school and high school winter sports schedule.

Click here to view 2014-15 Winter Sport Schedule

C-A Offers Internet Safety

Internet SafetyDo your kids use the computer? Do they have access to the Internet? Are they left unattended while using the computer? If your answer is yes to any of the above questions then this class is for you. Internet safety is for parents to learn how to keep their kids safe while using the internet.

Click here for details on Internet Safety courses

CAMS Safe Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the middle school students who won during the Safe Poster Contest! The winners are as follows:

Photo 1- 8th grade
Photo 2- 7th grade
Photo 3- 6th grade

The last pic is from a student who came down after all the other students had gone back to class.

Dye Elementary Newsletter


Students must be dressed appropriately for the weather, as they will be expected to go outside with the wind chill or temperature is above 0 degrees.

Snow pants, boots, hats and gloves make great holiday gifts.

Please continue to check the lost and found for any lost items, it is located in the hallway outside the Media Center.

Five Below Fundraiser November 20th-26th

A big thank you to all Dye families that supported our Leo’s Coney Island fundraiser. Just a reminder that the Leo card can be used at anytime.

Help Recycle Markers

The Art room is recycling dried up markers. A collection box is located outside the Art room.  If you have any old useless markers, any kind,  any color,  simply drop them in the box.  Last year we recycled over 4,000 markers.  Let’s see what we can do this year.

Dye Elementary Recycles Paper

Please help support our program and put your used newspapers, magazines and school papers into our paper retriever outside in our parking lot.  We have a 5th grade club that helps with this effort, it also helps the students understand the benefits of recycling.

Winter Fest 2014

Saturday, December 6th from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Holiday Musical Entertainment at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School

Flint Cultural Center Presents – 2014 Holiday Walk

Tuesday, December 2nd from 5:30pm -8:00pm

Caroling, Festive Music, Arts & Crafts

Cub Scout Information

1st thru 5th grade boys can still join Cub Scouts. Parents may bring new Scouts on Thursdays at 4:30 in the Media Center. Contact Mike Powell at 235-0707


CAHS attend DECA Leadership Conference In Detroit

Mrs. Holt and Mr. Klee’s students at Leadership Conference at Cobo Center in Detroit. These students learned so much and had a great time! To learn more about DECA, see Mrs. Holt in room 206.

Title I Family Math Night at Dye Elementary

Over 100 students participated in Family Math Night during parent-teacher conferences. Every student received a Math Game Kit to take home. Title I staff was available to teach families to play the games in the kit. Students earned play money for every game they played. They used their play money to budget and buy trail mix ingredients.

This was a great opportunity for students to use their math skills. Many families also had ideas about how to play similar games at home. And of course, we had fun!

Randels Newsletter

Our Michigan Weather

Please send your child to school with coats, hats. Gloves, boots, snow pants, and anything else to keep them warm and dry. Our children love to play outdoors so we need to dress them for the elements. Remember, unless the outside temperature is 0°F or lower the children will have outside recess. Children need a doctor’s excuse if they need to stay in from recess for more than two consecutive days.

Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser Night

Tuesday, November 25th from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Come out for a night of family fun. 10 tokens will be given to each student in attendance. Randels receives 15% of all sales at the counter. This includes tokens so remember to get your tokens at the counter and not at the machine.

From the Randels STAR Room

Title One News – When your child’s teacher uses the words “have your child retell the story” she wants your child to tell you:

–       WHO is in the story (the characters)

–       WHERE does the story take place (the setting)

–       The ORDER OF EVENTS of the story in sequence (in the order they happened) Use key words such as: what happened firstnextthenlast, and finally.

When your child can retell the story they just read, it is reinforcing that they are comprehending what they are reading and that they understand the story. You can also ask them how they think the character in the story was feeling, how they felt about the story, etc….