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 July 21, 2013
From our Principal

I hope that everyone is enjoying a mild, wet summer!  The trees and bushes around the school are lush and green with all the extra rain water. In just a few weeks, we will start a new school year with only a few changes. Consistency is so nice for Dunwoody Elementary after four years of change!

We ended the school year on a good note!  Our test scores were fabulous and the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) for Dunwoody Elementary is consistent with our neighboring schools and schools with a similar population.  I appreciate those who took time to complete the community survey.  Those results will be analyzed to determine goals for the upcoming year.  These goals will be shared at Curriculum Night in August.

We will also continue to pursue the implementation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  We have received a wealth of materials and resources from our district, and our teachers will participate in continued professional development during the course of the year.  The desired outcome will be students who are interested and prepared for careers in the related fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  Additionally, we want to raise the rigor of instruction.

We will also begin the year with new faces!  We are sad to see our friends and colleagues go, but they are off to bigger and better things. Avis Holbrook received a promotion and will be coaching teachers at Intown Academy in APS.  Erin Dyer moved to south Georgia following her husband's career.  Katie Grubbs followed her husband to Seattle, Washington, and Kelly Dye has accepted a job in a private school.  We also lost staff members due to retirement - Rose Bridgeman, Anita Brewer, and Judy Skinner.  I will post the 2013-2014 staff roster as positions are finalized.  Remember that you will also be able to meet your child's teacher during registration on August 7.


Enjoy the remainder of  your summer!


Jennifer P. Sanders

Dunwoody Elementary School
1923 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone: (678) 875-4002
Fax: (678) 875-4010

From the PTO Co-Presidents
We hope you all are enjoying a wonderful summer! We cannot believe it is less than a month before school starts.  It's time to start thinking about school supplies.  You can find our current supply lists on the school website
Calling all Tigers! Tiger Fund is our annual fundraiser that helps subsidize all the programs and events that we have during the school year. Tiger Fund also helps fund our new STEM program, educational development for our teachers, improvements for our school as well as our Cultural Arts programs, Visiting Authors, teacher resources and much, much more! 
Early Registration Incentive: Pay the suggested annual Tiger Fund amount of $125 and beat the crowds at registration!  Every family that pays the suggested amount by August 1 can take advantage of early bird registration.  Click here to pay online. For questions regarding Tiger Fund, please contact Whitney Samuelson at
Hey fabulous parents! Registration Day is August 7!  Every year we have wonderful volunteers who help make our Registration Day run smoothly.  We are calling for all volunteers to help make this year another successful one!  If you are interested in helping for the whole day or just for a few hours, please contact our Registration/Open House Chair, Kris Mamaghani at  


Registration is Wednesday, August 7, from 8:30am-3:00pm.
"Early Bird" Registration is on Wednesday, August 7, from 7:30-8:30am.  (All new students may pick up full registration packets on Monday, August 5, from 8am-12pm.)
What You Need: 
  • Proof of Residency and Photo Identification
  • Checkbook (for annual dues ($35), Spirit Wear, Directory, Recorders for 3rd graders, Yearbook ($30) and/or Bag tags for Pre-K through 2nd graders)
  • You will have an opportunity to meet your teacher on registration day, so be sure to allow additional time for this as well.  

Early Bird Registration: All families who pay the suggested $125 for Tiger Fund by August 1, and all volunteers who plan to help at registration may register early on Registration Day, from 7:30-8:30am.  If you have a student who is returning to DES, you will need a copy of your driver's license or photo I.D. along with your proof of residency. Be sure to bring duplicates of your documentation to move quickly through registration.

Committee Chairs Needed:                            

The following Committee Chair positions still need to be filled.  If you are interested in any of the following committees, please contact Amy LeVasseur (
Family Events Co-Chairs
Tiger Fund Co-Chair
Teacher Appreciation Co-Chair
Grounds Co-Chair
Community Business Support Co-Chair
Media Center Support Chair
Directory Co-Chairs
School Tours
STEM Day Chair (formerly Fall Day)
Environmental/Recycling Chair


We look forward to seeing everyone on August 7th!

Amy LeVasseur and Amanda Rountree
PTO Co-Presidents 2013-2014