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 July 20, 2014
DES News
In This Issue
From the PTO Co-Presidents
School Supply Lists
Tiger Fund
Registration Day Volunteers Needed, August 6
PTO Chairs Needed
Box Tops
Please remember the deadline for Tiger Talk submissions is TUESDAY night!
Calendar At a Glance
August 6, 7:30am- 12:30pm - Registration Day
August 7, 9:30am - New Parent Orientation 
August 11 - First Day of School!


From the PTO Co-Presidents




PTO is going green by going paperless! No more PTO forms to fill out on Registration Day. All parents will enter information electronically, using the form below, either at home or on computers available on Registration Day.  Pay the suggested Tiger Fund amount of $125 prior to Registration Day and receive a DES Fast Pass. With a DES Fast Pass parents are only required to stop at two stations: Proof of Residency and Transportation. In addition, the DES Fast Pass allows parents to by-pass long lines, by moving to the front of the line, at both the Proof of Residency and Transportation stations. Click on the link below for your DES Fast Pass, and register from the comfort of your home to avoid the lines! 
Click HERE to Register Now
Also, this year the PTO is only collecting for Tiger Fund, Annual Dues, and PTO Dues during the on-line registration and on Registration Day.  Parents will be able to purchase Spirit Wear and recorders for 3rd graders on Registration Day, but nothing else will be sold.  Funds for Yearbook, Tour de Dunwoody, and the 5th grade celebration will be collected later in the school year.  
Registration Day is Wednesday, August 6th, 

What You Need: 
  • Proof of Residency and Photo Identification (original and photocopy)
  • Checkbook/Credit Card/Cash (for PTO Registration if you have not registered by clicking on the link above, Spirit Wear, recorders for 3rd graders, and any after school clubs)

Please remember: parents and children can meet their teacher and drop off school supplies on Registration Day.


We look forward to seeing you on August 6th!

Amanda Rountree and Jennifer Fenmore
PTO Co-Presidents 
School Supplies


It's time to start thinking about School Supplies. If you didn't pre-order your school supplies, you can find the 2014-2015 school supply list on the school website:  Dunwoody Elementary School 


Get Involved



Calling all Tigers! Tiger Fund is our annual fundraiser that helps subsidize all the programs and events that we have during the school year. This year the Tiger Fund will cover the following: 

  • Orton Gillingham training for all 1st grade teachers
  • Field Day
  • Scholarships
  • Classroom Enrichment Stipend
  • Digital Student Directory (free this year to all parents)
  • Visiting Authors
  • Bag Tags (free this year)
  • Grounds Improvement
  • Custodial Equipment
  • Hospitality
  • Honor's Day
  • Cultural Arts Assemblies
  • Academic Competitions
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Drug Awareness Programs and much, much more!  


In addition to all of these wonderful programs, the PTO would like to purchase Sound Panels for both the cafeteria and gymnasium, and improve the drainage on the existing playground! 


Please donate to the Tiger Fund today! 


For questions regarding Tiger Fund, please contact Whitney Samuelson at 

Registration Day Volunteers Needed 



Calling all fabulous parents! Registration Day is August 6th from 7:30am-12:30pm!  

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! As an incentive for volunteering for a full shift, you will receive your DES Registration packets early. If you are interested in volunteering for one shift or both, please sign up by clicking on the link below. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Fenmore at:

PTO Chairs Needed


The following Committee Chair positions still need to be filled. 
  • PTO Marquee
  • Nature Trail
  • Co-Chair Hospitality
  • Co-Chair Family Events
  • Co-Chair Community Business Support
If you are interested in any of the committees, please contact Amanda Rountree or Jennifer Fenmore.
Amanda Rountree and Jennifer Fenmore
PTO Co-Presidents 

                           Box Top      

DES Families,

Now is the time to gather Box Tops you've collected over the summer and turn them in once school begins.


What is a Box Top?!

They are those little rectangles that look like the one above found on commonly used items such as General Mills cereals, Betty Crocker products, Ziplocs, Yoplait, Pillsbury, and so many more! When you see these, clip them, and put them in a plastic baggie labeled with your child's name, homeroom, and the number of Box Tops on the bag! Any number turned in is appreciated, but for every 50 collected, your child's name will be entered into a raffle. Five names will be drawn in the fall and the spring, and prizes awarded! The homeroom class collecting the most Box Tops by the above dates will receive popsicles on the playground during recess or a prize!


Each one of these Box Tops is worth $0.10 in CASH to DES!  These funds can be utilized for anything the school deems appropriate such as technology enhancements, teacher training, playground improvements, AND MORE! 


Our goal this year is to raise $2500 with funds generated from Box Tops!


To learn more, and for a complete list of products as well as information about e-Box Tops, please visit!


Please share this information with grandparents, neighbors, and friends! All of these people want your child's school to be as successful as it can be, so have them join our efforts!


Thanks for your support and assistance with this project!


Please contact Megan Cann with any questions!


Megan Cann


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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