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 March 23, 2014
DES News
In This Issue
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Tuesday, April 1
Kindergarten Roundup - Thursday, April 3
School Council Elections - Votes due by Thursday, March 27
School Store Volunteers Needed
Schoola Children's Clothing Drive, March 24-28th


Calendar At a Glance

This Week

Sunday, March 23 - Kyle Dine/Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta

March 24-28 - Schoola Children's Clothing Drive

Friday, March 28 - Clothes Inside-Out and Backwards Day!

Friday, March 28 - Pre-K Lottery


Next Week

Tuesday, April 1 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Wednesday, April 2 - Walk to School

Wednesday, April 2 - DCPC

Thursday, April 3 - Kindergarten Roundup



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



From the PTO Co-Presidents
Thank you to the PTO members that came out to our brief PTO meeting on Thursday. The Nominating Committee announced the slate for our 2014-2015 Executive Committee. The nominees are as follows:
PTO Co-President: Jennifer Fenmore
VP of Ways and Means: Rosemary Watts
VP of Communications: Jan Jay
VP of Programs: Jennifer Boettcher
VP of Academic Affairs: Lisa Gurin
Secretary: Kim Becker
Financial Secretary: Terica Harleaux
After our PTO meeting we had a wonderful International Potluck! Thank you to all of the families that came out and enjoyed a night with family and friends.
Our Scholastic Book Fair last week was extremely successful.  Many thanks to our Book Fair chairs, Jennifer Seitz and Katie Frame, who organized this wonderful event. We also want to acknowledge the many volunteers, who spent their valuable free time helping our parents, teachers, and students shop.  You are all wonderful and we thank you!
The Principal's Coffee last Tuesday was very informative and we had a number of parents join us to discuss the Discovery Program eligibility process. Thank you to our Hospitality volunteers, Tessa Pickren and Erin Chen, for setting up coffee and breakfast treats donated by Goldberg's Deli.
The Pre-K lottery is Friday, March 28th. Please visit for more information.
We have received numerous thank you cards from teachers, staff, and bus drivers for the special gifts PTO provided during Teacher Appreciation Week! Without your generous gifts to Tiger Fund, this would not be possible. Thank you!

Have a great week,
Amy LeVasseur & Amanda Rountree
PTO Co-Presidents

Upcoming Events

 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night


Come one, come all to Chick-fil-A Spirit Night on Tuesday, April 1, from 5pm-8pm at Chick-fil-A Perimeter Pointe.

DES gets credit for all sales from our school community, dine-in or drive-through, or future orders that are used within 30 days, anytime between 5pm and 8pm, so please be sure to mention "DES" at the time of purchase.

Ice cream will be served in the dining hall by staff members of Dunwoody Elementary.


Thank you Chick-fil-A of Perimeter Pointe for your support of DES! 

Get Involved

School Council Elections


The election process for new members of School Council began Thursday, March 20Nomination forms were sent home in the TIP folders and posted on the DES Website.

Nominations will be due Thursday, March 27You may nominate yourself if you would like. Bios of the nominees will be posted online and in the main office when we return from Spring Break on Monday, April 14. Elections will be held on Thursday, April 24.

We will be electing 3 School Council members to serve a two-year term during the 2014-15 and 2015-2016 school years.

School Council is a wonderful way to serve Dunwoody Elementary School. We encourage all interested parents to consider serving on School Council. 
If you have any questions about School Council or about the election process please contact:
Gregory Jay
School Council Chairperson
Celena Apple
School Council Vice Chairperson
School Store Volunteers Needed
We continue to need volunteers to work at the School Store which is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:10-7:40am. The School Store is a great money-maker for DES and volunteering there is quick and fun! Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link below.
If you've never worked at the School Store, we will be certain there is a "veteran volunteer" who is there to train you on your first day. 
Please sign-up and encourage others to do so as well. Thank you!
Courtney Lamb

Clothing Drive
Our school is participating in the Schoola Children's Clothing Drive March 24-28.  Simply by cleaning your child's closet, you can raise much-needed funds for our school!

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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