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 November 24, 2013
DES News
In This Issue
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Music "Informances" for K-3rd Grades throughout December
Fundraising Reminders
Congratulations to Maitri from Mrs. Bass's second grade class!
Dunwoody Singers Participate in the DeKalb County Honor Chorus
How does your Garden Grow?
Calling all Snow Bunnies and Shredders! Ski Trip on December 14.


Calendar At a Glance

This Week

NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break


Next Week

Wednesday, December 4 - Walk to School

Wednesday, December 4 - DCPC


This Month

K-3 Music "Informances"


View the complete calendar on the Dunwoody Elementary PTO Website, and/or Subscribe to the GMail Calendar


From the PTO Co-Presidents  
We are Thankful!
As we head into the holiday season, we want to stop and say thank you to all of our parent volunteers who have given their time and talents to make DES such a great place. From our Room Parents to our carpool volunteers, we are thrilled to have so many wonderful parents who volunteer every day!  
We would especially like to thank our Staff Appreciation Committee Co-Chairs, Kim Rivera and Terica Harleaux for arranging a Thanksgiving Feast for our faculty and staff on November 21st.  Thank you to the kindergarten and first grade parents for making sweet treats for the feast! 
We hope all of our DES families enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Break.  
With warm wishes,
Amy LeVasseur & Amanda Rountree
PTO Co-Presidents  

Upcoming Events

 Happy Thanksgiving!!!   

Get Involved

Fundraising Reminders from the Community Business Support Committee


Georgia Natural Gas

Most of us already pay for natural gas. Why not choose Georgia Natural Gas - the gas provider that provides a program which directly benefits you and our school!  It's simple, easy and provides significant funds for our school with very little effort.  GNG will give $5 to DES for each month the participant remains an active GNG customer. 


Just visit to get started.  Remember, anyone can participate, not just existing GNG customers, and the more people who sign up and select Dunwoody Elementary, the more money our school earns!!!  For more information contact:


Kroger | Target | Publix Partners Card

Remember to link DES to your Kroger Plus, Target Red and Publix cards and we'll get a rebate check from your purchases to use for our STEM needs.



Box Tops

Keep clipping all throughout the holidays!  We'll have another drawing for prizes in the second semester.


California Pizza Kitchen Gift Cards Make Great Gifts!

Remember to purchase your gift cards at Dunwoody's California Pizza Kitchen and tell them you are from DES.  We will get a 20% rebate check from any gift cards purchased at this location.  


  Congratulations to Maitri from Mrs. Bass's second grade class!
Maitri won the calendar contest from the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management! She is invited to an award ceremony on December 10th, and will receive a certificate, prize, and 10 copies of the calendar, which will feature her artwork!

We are very proud of Maitri! 
 Dunwoody Singers Participate in the DeKalb County Honor Chorus
On Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th, four of our Dunwoody Singers participated in the DeKalb County Elementary Honor Chorus (EHC). This is an annual, two day event sponsored by the Choral Music Department. 


Sanaa Echoles, Ritesh Manugula, Tejiri Ogufere, and Anna Grace Rogers, along with other selected DeKalb County choral students, had the opportunity to rehearse 8 choral pieces under the direction of the nationally recognized choral director and composer Richard McKee.  After two days of rehearsal, students performed for family, friends, and DeKalb County administration in attendance.


Congratulations to Sanaa Echoles, Ritesh Manugula, Tejiri Ogufere, and Anna Grace Rogers on a wonderful performance!


How Does Your Garden Grow?
Ask the students at Dunwoody Elementary School!!!
Students at Dunwoody Elementary harvested a variety of vegetables in the garden at the school.  Lettuce, broccoli, and radishes were among some of the crop. Fourth grade teachers Carla Nugent, Francine Goodman, Adrienne Thornton, Lashonda Nelson, and James Unger hosted a salad bar for the teachers. Students were also allowed to sample the vegetables in each classroom. Pictured in front of the salad bar are 4th grade students from Mrs, Nugent's class (left to right): Sam Woodrow, Mia Arrigali, Neal Yates, Ethan Archibald, Grace Myers, and Azeezat Bello.

School Clubs

Calling all Snow Bunnies and Shredders!


Join us on the 10th DES trip to Cataloochee on Saturday, December 14th!

The trip is open to ALL DES Families. Students in Grades PreK-3rd may attend with a parent. PreK-3rd snow bunnies and shredders will take a lesson at the slopes. Fourth and fifth grade students may attend without a parent chaperone. The trip cost is $99 and includes gear rental, lift ticket, and transportation to/from North Carolina.  Please contact Mrs. Mattison if you have any questions. For registration and payments please go to

See you on the slopes!

Jenn Mattison

Tiger Talk Information

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 10pm 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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