We are...
Dryden Elementary
a Multi-Age School
and Home of the
Young Cardinals

Our Mission:
To provide an educational foundation of academic excellence that promotes
responsible social, civic, and ethical conduct.

The Vision:
Passionate teachers developing 21st Century skills for all students
An individualized and challenging curriculum
Research-based teaching and behavior strategies
Commitment to a safe, technology-rich learning environment
Encouraging community and family engagement


Blood Drive

High School Multi-purpose Room
Friday, March 7, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Appointments are being made now!  Anyone 16 or older can sign up to donate.Signed permission forms must be completed by parents/guardians for 16 year old students to donate. To sign up or for more information you can call 810-796-2266 - Ms. Volante - ext. 2217 or Mrs. Parlette - ext. 2221. 

Dryden Community Schools
Calendar 2013-14 School Year

(Click on Calendar to open in new window)


Lunch Menu ~ Week of Monday, March 3, 2014

Mac & Cheese or Hot Dog on w/g Bun
Baked Beans

Chicken Rings or Pepperoni Calzone
Carrot Sticks

Cheese Bread Sticks or Mini Sub
Mixed Fruit

Chicken Patty on w/g Bun or Chicken Quesadilla

Stuffed Crust Pizza or Fish Sticks
Veggie Sticks
Apple Slices

* Salad Bar & Milk Served Daily with Hot Lunch

Adult Lunch: $3.25
Student Lunch: $2.30
Reduced Lunch: $0.40
Second Entree: $1.25
Milk: $0.50


Choice of Cereal or Yogurt
Grahams/Mini Bagel
Fruit Juice & Milk

Breakfast Sandwich or Choice of Cereal
Grahams/Mini Bagel
Fruit Juice & Milk

Breakfast Pizza or Choice of Cereal
Grahams/Mini Bagel
Fruit Juice & Milk

Warm Bagel or Choice of Cereal
Grahams/Mini Bagel
Fruit Juice & Milk

French Toast Sticks or Pancake Wrap
Choice of Cereal
Grahams/Mini Bagel
Fruit Juice & Milk

Student Breakfast: $1.00
Reduced Breakfast: $.30
Ala Cart Milk: $0.50
Ala Cart Juice: $0.25

Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunches are also Eligible For Free and Reduced Breakfast.

Milk Choices:
Low Fat Chocolate Milk
1% White Milk
Skim Milk

National School lunch program new requirements for K-12 students are required to take 3 of 5 components (milk, protein, grain, vegetable,& fruit).


Saturday, March 1 ~ 5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball @ Lapeer East - 9:30 am
5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball @ Lapeer East ~ 10:30 am

Monday, March 3 ~ Market Day - PTA  Pickup - Cafeteria - 3:30  - 4:30 pm
Grade 3 Girls Scouts - Cafteria - 3:35 - 5:00 pm
Hometown Baseball Registration ~ Library - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 4 ~ Good News Club - Library - 3:35 - 5:00 pm
5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball Practice - Gym - 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 5 ~ 5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball Practice - Gym - 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Hometown Baseball Registration ~ Library - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday, March 7 ~ Daddy/Daughter Dance - Elementary - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 8 ~ 5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball @ Lapeer East - 9:30 - 10:30 am
5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball @ Lapeer East - 10:30 - 11:30 am

Monday, March 10 ~ School Board Meeting - High School Library - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 11 ~ Band Booster Meeting - High School Band Room - 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Friday, March 14 ~ PTA - Family Bingo Night - Cafeteria - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, March 19 ~ Safety Program - Library - Students - 8:35 - 3:35 pm - Parents 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 20 ~ Kindergarten Roundup 2014-2015 - Cafeteria - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday, March 28 ~ End of Third Marking Period

Tuesday, April 15 ~ Family Literacy - "Last One Picked, First One Picked On" - Library - 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Monday, April 28 ~ Grandparents Day - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade - 8:30 am

Friday, May 9 ~ Concert & Petting Zoo - Gym - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

May 13th, 14th, & 15th ~ Fire Prevention

Tuesday, May 20 ~ Family Literacy - "When The Chips Are Down..." - Library - 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Market Day offers a unique selection of products that
make great gifts for everyone on your list-and yourself!
The best part: a portion of every purchase helps your
school or community group!

Click on the logo above for more information. 

School Improvement Parent Survey

At Dryden Elementary we are continually trying to improve our programs to better meet the needs of our students.  

Please help us by clicking the link below to share your comments!

Click here to complete the survey 

Dryden Elementary
Multi-Age program 

Dryden Elementary is a Multi-Age school.  Our program consists of traditional Kindergarten, Fifth, and Sixth grade classrooms.  However, we combine our First & Second grade as well as our Third & Fourth grade classrooms together. Our belief in educational research indicating increased academic and social benefits for students in Multi-Age classrooms translates into targeting instruction to a student's ability level rather than grade level as much as possible.

Please click on the following links for further information regarding Multi-Age programs:

Elementary  Bus Routes

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PLEASE NOTE!  Bus Routes and/or bus numbers have changed this year!  Please pay close attention to written route descriptions and map (click on bus icon above). 

All Kindergarten and new students will be contacted by the bus driver prior to the first day of school.


  • Sign up your child for Latchkey in the office during office hours.
  • Latchkey hours:  6:30 am to 8:35 am & 3:35 pm to 6:00 pm.

Dryden Preschool

Sign-up and Registration


2014-2015 School Year

Please call Lynne Furgerson at 796-2201, ext. 3 or e-mail lfurgerson@dryden.k12.mi.us for information regarding the program.  A physical examination and required immunizations must be completed for participation in the state licensed program. 



6:00 - 8:00 pm
Registration: Last name beginning with A-L runs from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
M-Z runs from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
PLEASE CALL 810.796.2201


Would you like to volunteer your time and talents at our school to help make it a better place for our students to learn?



New Student Enrollment Procedure  

Grades K~6



Call the Office for an appointment at 796-2201, extension 0.  Bring the following information with you:


Ø  Proof of Residency

Ø  Original Birth Certificate

Ø  Immunization Record – up to date

Ø  Report Card- Grades K-6

Ø  Address and telephone number of previous school


Remember that we RECYCLE

You can drop off items at the Elementary School to help us earn points for new technology!

Latest Points have turned into:
Exercise Mats, Frisbees and Foam Balls for the PE Program
Cash to purchase Headphones and Compressed Air Cans for the Computer Lab

Inkjet Cartridges - Cell Phones - Laser Cartridges
NEW! Small Electronics and Laptops