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 April 27, 2014
DES News
In This Issue
From Our Principal
From the PTO Co-Presidents
DES 2014 Survey - Last day for feedback is May 2
Evening of the Arts Post-Show Sales
Music Choices for Rising 4th Graders
1st Day School Supplies
PTO Volunteer Brunch - Thursday, May 1
El Azteca Spirit Night - Thursday, May 1
Field Day - Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9
Box Tops For Education
School Climate Consultant
PCMS Seeking 2014-2015 Committee Chairs

Calendar At a Glance

This Week

CRCT Testing Continued

Thursday, May 1 - PTO Volunteer Brunch, 9am-10:30am

Thursday, May 1 - El Azteca Spirit Night, 5pm-8pm

Friday, May 2 - STEM Day


Next Week

Wednesday, May 7 - DCPC at Chamblee High School

Thursday, May 8 - Field Day Pre-K through 2nd Grades

Thursday, May 8 - Strings Concert, 5:30-7:30pm

Friday, May 9 - Field Day 3rd-5th Grades


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



From Our Principal



The Department of Education released the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) scores this week. I am please to announce that Dunwoody Elementary scored exceptionally well with a score of 93.7. The DOE has provided a public rating of schools using the CCRPI score since last year. Our school has performed comparable to other Dunwoody schools and is one of the few schools in DeKalb County to earn a score above 90. I am proud of the work of our staff and students. Thank you to all parents for your continued support and encouragement!

We have also recently completed our Safe School Audit which included a lockdown drill. Our school passed the audit with a perfect score plus bonus points (102 total points). The audit team praised our quick response to the lockdown with all doors locked and students completely out of sight. Our students did a great job of remaining incredibly quiet throughout the entire drill. We also passed all required adult trainings and the student training for the Code of Conduct. Students and teachers were praised for having hallpasses, keeping the hallways safe, and monitoring student transitions.

I want to commend Dunwoody Elementary students and teachers for their hard work! Our school is an exceptional place for students to learn and grow.

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


Our final PTO General Membership Meeting was last Thursday and we installed our 2014-2015 Executive Committee. Our new committee members are:

Amanda Rountree - Co-President (2nd year)
Jennifer Fenmore - Co-President (1st year)
Rosemary Watts - VP of Ways and Means
Jan Jay - VP of Communications
Jennifer Boettcher - VP of Programs
Alison Woodrow -Treasurer
Terica Harleaux - Financial Secretary
Kim Becker - Secretary

At this time, I would like to thank our 2013-2014 PTO Executive Committee for a very successful year. Thank you ladies for all of your hard work and dedication. You are all wonderful women and it has been a pleasure to work with you this year. Thank you to Amy LeVasseur, April Toms, Allison Woodrow, Amy Hatmaker, Jennifer Fenmore, Jan Jay, Rosemary Gorham, and Tracy Ellet. 
Looking forward, the PTO Volunteer Brunch is Thursday, May 1st9-10:30. We look forward to seeing all of our wonderful volunteers! 

Also, El Azteca Spirit Night is Thursday, May 1st, 5pm to 8pm. Come enjoy a night off of cooking and support our school at the same time!


Have a great week,

Amy LeVasseur & Amanda Rountree
PTO Co-Presidents

DES 2014 Survey


Every year the School Council sends out a survey to get your feedback on the school. This is an important tool for teachers, administrators, and PTO. Please take a few minutes to provide your experience on the school. All answers are confidential and will be provided to administration and PTO from the survey software. Individual concerns that merit a conference should be brought directly to your student's teacher.

Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think!

The survey will be open until May 2nd.

Evening of the Arts: Post Show Sales

Didn't have a chance to check out the amazing Evening of the Arts? NO PROBLEM! If you are still interested in purchasing your child's artwork, please fill out the information on the attached form and send in a check for $28 made out to DES ART.  Mrs. Fleury-Bell will notify you when your artwork is ready to pick up!  

Thank you for your amazing support of the Arts at DES! 

~Mrs. Fleury-Bell 

Music Choices for Rising 4th Graders
It's time for our 3rd grade students to make their music choices for next
year so that we can make up the class lists. 
The choices are: 
General Music
String Orchestra
All students received information about the program during the music demonstration last Tuesday, April 22, 2014All parents should complete the form and return it by Friday, May 2nd, 2014.  
Click here to access the form.
Do you dread shopping for school supplies?
Have you ever had a difficult time finding an item on your list?
Do you hate having to go to multiple stores to purchase supplies?
If yes, then we have the solution for you!  Order name brand, discounted school supplies now through June 15, and they will be delivered to your door step. 
Simply go to, enter our 30338 zip code, and choose the grade your child will be in for the 2014-2015 school year.  All school supply lists are DES teacher approved.  If your child is in the Discovery Program, you can add those supplies as well.
Why wait?  Order your supplies NOW!
Please contact Seanna Stephenson ( with any questions.

Upcoming Events

PTO Volunteer Brunch


If you have volunteered your time to our school in any way this year, please come join us! We have a delightful program planned to show our appreciation for all you do for us! 

You are Invited to the PTO Volunteer Brunch on Thursday, May 1st 9-10:30am, in the DES Media Center. We have several classes that will performing a special Thank You.

Proposed program:

9:00  Welcome -- Mrs. Sanders

9:05-9:20  Allow PTO volunteers to get food

9:20  Ms. St. John's class

9:30  Ms. Young's class

9:40  Mrs. Shelton's class

9:50  Mrs. Johnston's class

10:00  Mrs. Mach's class

10:15  Raffle for door prizes

El Azteca Spirit Night!




Mark your calendars for El Azteca Mexican Restaurant on Thursday, May 1, from 5-8pm. 





Bring your family and friends for this fun-filled Pre-Cinco de Mayo celebration, which includes All-You-Can-Eat Taco buffet for children ($8) and All-You-Can-Eat Fajita buffet for adults ($12). There will be spirited live entertainment from 5th grade orchestra students from 5-6pm, and small groups of the DES band from 6-7pm.  


Please note:  parents coming to watch their children perform, but not for dinner, will not be able to use tables and chairs reserved for dining customers. 


El Azteca is located in Dunwoody Village at 1412 Dunwoody Village Parkway.



Thursday, May 8th (Pre-K - 2nd)

Friday, May 9th (3rd - 5th)


DES, get ready for fun competition, fitness, and play......

Field Day 2014 is just a few weeks away. Remember to wear sneakers and athletic shorts. Look forward to a great day!


Parents please visit the following link to volunteer at Field Day.



8:40 - 8:50 am          Students Assemble Outside

9:00 am                    Morning Rotations Begin

11:30 am                  Lunch Break for Field Day Participants

12:00pm                   Afternoon Rotation Begins

1:30pm                     50 meter dash

1:45pm                     Teacher Events

2:00pm                     Dismissal back to Class



Field Day Committee  

Get Involved

The Spring deadline for Box Tops For Education is fast approaching! Please have all collected Box Tops turned in by Friday, May 9th!

For every 50 Box Tops that are turned in, the student's name will be entered into a drawing for prizes! The class that turns in the most Box Tops will be eligible to receive popsicles on the playground! Remember to put your collected Box Tops in the designated box, in the foyer of the school, in a Ziploc bag labeled with your student's name, grade, and homeroom teacher. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents for DES, and this program has already raised over $1200 for DES this year!! Keep collecting this summer!
Encourage your neighbors, friends, and extended family to collect for you as well as this effort will resume with the start of the 2014-2015 school year! Thanks so much for your participation, and please let me know if you have any questions! 

Megan Cann

School Climate Consultant


Dunwoody Elementary has a wonderful opportunity to work closely with an outside consultant in order to improve and enhance school climate/culture.

The consultant will work individually and in dialogue circles with all teachers.  She would also like the opportunity to work with our parents and community.  The consultant has scheduled two sessions for community work on May 20th, at 8am and 5:30pm. 


A Doodle account has been created to facilitate the sign-up for potential participation.  Due to a limited number of seats, the consultant will pull a random sample of "sign-ups" to participate.  You will be notified by email if you are selected to participate on May 20th.


If you are unable to access Doodle and would like to sign-up, please notify our front office with your information.


Please sign-up on Doodle by clicking on the following link and going to "Table View":

Community Events/Information

Peachtree Charter Middle School Seeking Committee Chairs


Rising 6th Grade parents:


PCMS is seeking committee chairs for the following positions for the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Registration Co-Chairs
  •  CV Classic Co-Chairs - (already have 2)  but need 2 more to solicit corporate sponsors by mid Sept. 
  • Book Fair Co-Chairs
  • Partners in Education Chair/Co-Chairs
  • Peer Proofing Co-Chairs 
  • Merchant Rebates Chair/co-chairs
  • Volunteer Membership Coordinator - gives volunteer emails to chairs from registration or online sign ups. 
  • Box Tops Co-Chairs (already have 1) 
  • Media Center Chair - manages Sign Up Genius of volunteers
  • Patriot Games Co-Chair (already have 1) --end of year field day
  • Attendance Office Chair - manages Sign Up Genius to work office 
  • Foundation Financial Secretary- to understudy Treasurer 

Please email  to chair a committee and get involved!


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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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