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 April 10, 2012


Dunwoody Elementary School



With so much on the calendar and having just come back from Spring Break, we wanted to remind you and inform you of the events happening at DES for the remainder of this week.


Wellness Week at DES (Activities are going on in the classrooms.  Be sure to ask your student about these fun things!)


K-2 - Food Smarts: My pyramid and food groups

3-5 - My Plate: Guidelines for Healthy Living


All grades - Healthy Food


K-2 - Yucky Guts: Physical Fitness for Kids

3-5 - Three levels of health


All students - two minutes of exercise in the morning


Completion of take-home fitness sheet and graphing project on "how your class is fit"

All grades - Assembly from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on health and fitness


Tuesday, April 10 - Chick Fil A Spirit Night (drive thru counts; remember to say "DES")


Wednesday, April 11 - Walk to School Day (we will tally walkers and award the Gold Sneaker to the class with the highest percentage of walkers) and final DCPC meeting for the school year


Thursday, April 12 - Tiger Cub Round Up (if you have a rising Kindergartener or know someone that does, this is the time to come to the school and register for the 2012-2013 school year; it is important for our kindergarteners to be registered on this date so that we can begin planning for the new school year; go to for more details)


Friday, April 13 - Parent/Teacher Tennis Event at Georgetown Swim & Tennis (3-6 p.m.; even if you aren't playing, bring the whole family and come out and watch some fun yet competitive tennis matches)


Also, the DeKalb County School District has sent out the following information:


DCSD Survey for 2012-2013 School Calendar

Per Dr. Atkinson's request, the Division of Curriculum and Instruction convened a group of stakeholders to explore school calendar options for next year. The Calendar Committee includes parents, teachers, principals, district office staff, and community partners. Below is a link to the DCSD website that contains the three (3) proposed 2012-2013 school calendars for review and a link to the survey.  The survey allows respondents to identify their stakeholder role, select their preferred calendar choice, and provide comments through Thursday, April 12, 2012.


Visit  to obtain more information in English regarding the calendar options and to access the survey.


Visit  to obtain more information in Spanish regarding the calendar options and to access the survey.