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 November 27, 2012

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DES News
In This Issue
Shane's Rib Shack Spirit Night, Thursday, November 29
Crazy Socks Day Friday, November 30
Great American Cookies Spirit Day Saturday, December 1
Dunwoody Police Toy Drive
Mandatory Volunteer Training Online
DCPC at CMS on Wednesday, December 5
Community Helpers Day at DES


Calendar At a Glance

Wednesday, November 28 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 29 - Shane's Rib Shack Spirit Night

Friday, November 30 - Theme Day - Wear Crazy Socks!

Saturday, December 1 - Great American Cookie Spirit Day

Wednesday, December 5 - DCPC @ CMS

Tuesday, December 11 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night


See all these events and more on the Dunwoody Elementary PTO Gmail Calendar

Upcoming Events

Shane's Rib Shack Spirit Night
We hope your tummies savored the taste of turkey and fabulous side dishes over the last week with family and friends. Now, be ready for some down-home BBQ at Shane's Rib Shack at Perimeter! Enjoy pork, chicken, ribs and scrumptious salads and sides while you dine-in with your DES family THIS Thursday, November 29, between 4pm and 9pm. There will be several drawings for Free Shane's Bucks, so you can "Treat the Family to Dinner" on your next visit. Meals are available for take-out, and please be sure to mention "DES" at the time of purchase. Shane's will be giving 10% of sales back to DES. Shane's has also been a sponsor of lunches for Grounds Day volunteers. Thank you Shane's Rib Shack of Perimeter!

Shane's Rib Shack is located at: 123 Perimeter Center West #400, in front of the Perimeter Target shopping district between Chipotle and Robek's.
Friday is Crazy Socks Day!

Remember to have your child wear their funniest, craziest, wackiest socks this Friday for our monthly theme day.

Perimeter Great American Cookies Spirit Day
Nothing says the holidays like shopping and sweets! While checking off items from your holiday shopping list, don't forget to stop by Great American Cookie at Perimeter Mall on Saturday, December 1st between the hours of 2pm and 6pm. A portion of proceeds generated during this time will be donated to our school. Happy Holidays and we'll see you there!

Get Involved

Dunwoody Police Toy Drive


DES is 10th! Because of your canned food donations for the Atlanta Falcons Food Drive, Dunwoody Elementary ranked 10th of all participants based on total weight of donations contributed. Thank you to those families that sent in cans and to the Community Care committee and Mrs. Reynolds for helping coordinate this drive.


To show our support for the Dunwoody community, DES will send a financial donation to the Dunwoody Police for their annual toy drive. If your family would like to contribute toys to the police department's drive, please go to the link below for more details. As always, we appreciate all the contributions our DES families make to the drives sponsored by our school and community.


Mandatory Volunteer Training Online


Thanks to all who were able to complete the mandatory Reporter/Child Abuse Training for Volunteers at the school. We know it's hard to find the time to come to the school, so you can now complete the training online. It should only take you approximately 5-7 minutes. You do not need to submit an online completion form when you finish viewing the training video.


Click the following link to go to the online training through the Peachtree Charter Middle School website: Online Volunteer Training


Click for Background Information on the Mandated Reporter Statute.

Community Information

Dunwoody Chamblee Parents' Council (DCPC)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:15am (Refreshments at 8:45am)

Meeting Location: Chamblee Middle School
Topic: "Updates on Chamblee High School & SPLOST"
DCSD facilities construction representative TBA

DCPC meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month (unless noted otherwise), starting with refreshments at 8:45am. The meetings start at 9:15am and end by 10:30am. Meetings are held at various public venues within the Dunwoody Chamblee area. Meetings are open, and topics are geared toward the interests of parents and guardians with children in Dunwoody and Chamblee schools in the Dekalb County School District. There is no charge for attendance. All Parents are encouraged to attend. For more information, go to or email


Community Helpers Day at DES 


As a culminating activity to a unit on Community Helpers, the Kindergarten students were treated to a morning of sirens, red lights,toothbrushes and dental floss by some of our neighboring community helpers. Dr. Christine Scott's Pediatric Dentistry, DeKalb County Fire Department (Station 18) and Dunwoody Police Department visited DES to speak to the students about safety and good health. The students had the opportunity to honk horns, sit in the back of a police car, and practice proper brushing techniques. Other visitors included the MARTA Police Bomb Squad and K-9 Unit, United States Marines and the Department of Transportation HERO and Rescue Unit. "Gizmo" the bomb robot shook hands with students and "Buc" the police dog demonstrated good listening skills by following commands given by his owner.
The goal of Community Helpers Day is to provide the students with a positive hands on opportunity to meet invaluable members of the community that can be of assistance if necessary.
I would like to thank everyone that participated for making this a successful, educational, FUN and MEMORABLE event. I look forward to working with all of them in the future.
Ms. Young

Tiger Talk Information

Tiger Talk Newsletters Archived

Ever need to find an old newsletter to get an announcement? Tired of searching through your thousands of emails for it? All newsletters are archived on Look for "Tiger Talk" under the "news" menu, or click HERE.
How to Send an Announcement Using Tiger Talk


Tiger Talk is the weekly e-newsletter of the Dunwoody Elementary School PTO. Every Sunday, we publish information that is pertinent to the students and parents of DES. The submission deadline for each issue is 10 p.m. on Tuesday. All announcements must be brief and sent in writing as an email to Announcements will run for two weeks prior to the event or as applicable. If you have any questions about Tiger Talk, please contact the editors at

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