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 September 21, 2014
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Picture Day - Wednesday, October 1
Register Now for Tour de Dunwoody - Saturday, October 18
From Our School Nurse
DES Yearbooks on Sale Now!
Lost and Found Items Will be Donated
DES Cultural Awareness Committee Needs You!
Mandatory Volunteer Training (Link Updated)
Thank you to everyone involved with Grounds Day!!
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Friday, September 26 - STEM Day
Friday, September 26 - DES Spirit Day


Next Week
Wednesday, October 1 - Picture Day
Friday, October 3 - DES Spirit Day
From the PTO Co-Presidents

Thank you to all of our families that made last week a huge success! We had over 80 children sign in on Grounds Day! Ms. Shelton's class had a blast helping Mrs. Sanders participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge, and all students will be able to watch as it was videotaped for WDES. Thank you to Tommy McNeese, Grounds Chair, and Dan Geist, Nature Trail Chair, for all of your hard work and organization of our best attended Grounds Day

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!

Thursday's Family Night was very different then in years past. However, we had a great turnout and children were excited to show off their classrooms and work to their parents. Thank you to Family Night chairs, Amanda Becker and Jordan Winters, for coordinating the evening.
Also, just a reminder that Yearbooks were not sold at Registration this year.  For more information on how to order your Yearbook, please see the article below

Amanda Rountree and Jennifer Fenmore

Upcoming Events

Picture Day
Wednesday, October 1st

Smile for the camera...Picture day is Wednesday, October 1st.     


PLEASE READ BELOW!!!  The process is different this year: 

Students will receive an order form that will need to be filled out with payment enclosed and presented on picture day. The order form will be coming home in the TIP folders on September 25th


If you prefer to pay by credit card, you may order online by following the link below. If ordering online, be sure to print the receipt, your child will need to give the receipt to the photographer. 


To order online:



If for some reason you are not pleased with the pictures, make-up day will be October 27th. Your child will need to turn in pictures to photographer before his/her picture will be retaken.


For those that do not order on picture day, your child's photo will be taken. The proof of that photo will be given to the child when pictures come in. You will be able to order online, BUT will have to pay for shipping. 


If you have any questions contact:

Kris Mamaghani or 

Legacy Studios 1-800-348-4360

Saturday October 18, 2014
Ride Begins at 9am
Registration Opens at 8am

Calling all DES students, families and neighbors!
Get your bikes ready and join Dunwoody for a great family bike ride!
Choose the police escorted 3 mile Tiger Route or the 
shorter campus Cub Route.

Registration & Information -
DES Students can also accept pledges through 99Pledges from 
family and friends. Get more pledges and win more prizes! 

Register $20/person before 9/26/14
and attend the event to 
guarantee a T-shirt
All funds raised will support Dunwoody Elementary & 
the Tiger Fund Campaign.

Any QuestionsEmail Katie -

99Pledges or 650-996-9970


From Our School Nurse
Stay healthy Dunwoody! Hooray for Handwashing!  

With flu season around the corner, I encourage you to spend a few
minutes speaking with your child about the importance of hand washing.
When to wash hands:
  • Before and after meals,
  • After restroom use,
  • After coughing or sneezing into one's hands
How to wash hands:
  • Use soap and water,
  • Scrub every finger,
  • Sing the happy birthday song twice to ensure an effective scrub time)
Keep it simple and remind them to remind friends!
Thank you,

Stephanie Clark

DES Yearbook Now on Sale

Fall, Football, and YEARBOOKS are in the air! The 2014-2015 DES Yearbook is NOW on sale at for $25!!! 

This price is for SEPTEMBER ONLY. ORDER NOW!  It's FAST, ON-LINE, and EASY! Be sure to check the different options for personalizing your book. Yearbook pricing increases to $30 from October - December 31 and $35 in January 2015! Yearbooks will NOT be sold after January 2015.
 ORDER NOW before the holidays! A DES Yearbook Representative will be at Family Night,Thursday, September 18, for any needs that cannot be met over the Internet website. Yearbooks will arrive at DES the 1st week of May.
Lost and Found

All unclaimed Lost and Found items will be donated on the 1st and 15th of every month. Making sure your child's clothing is labeled will help expedite returns.


PLEASE be sure you look in the Lost and Found for any missing items before they get donated!  Lost and Found clothing items are located outside of the Media Center while Lost and Found lunch boxes/water bottles are located in the cafeteria.  


Get Involved

DES Cultural Awareness Committee

The Cultural Awareness Committee has great plans for 2014-15, and we're looking for more volunteers. Please join us! 
Our main objective is to increase awareness of diversity and multiculturalism throughout the DES community.

With your help, our committee will promote multicultural awareness activities throughout the year. 

If you are interested, please e-mail our co-chairs:
Sirisha Ganduri

Sushma Barakoti 


Mandatory Volunteer Training


The State of Georgia Mandatory Reporting Law was revised expanding the listing of persons who are now categorized as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. This list now includes anyone who volunteers in a school. 


To ensure that all school volunteers are aware of the new responsibilities and penalties associated with non-compliance, ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW to go through a brief training presentation created by DeKalb County Schools on the mandatory reporting of abuse and neglect and what it means to be a mandated reporter.


The training MUST be completed before volunteering. You must also complete the certificate affirming that you have watched the video presentation and understand your obligations as a mandated reporter.  


Both the presentation and certificate can be accessed on the DES Website - Parent Resources section. The site has been updated with the link to the video.


Volunteers must complete this training every year. 

If you have any questions regarding the presentation or your obligations as a reporter, please contact the school's social worker.

School Social Worker - Isaura Roque
Phone: 678-676-7135


Grounds Day

Thank you to Tommy McNeese, Grounds Chair, and Dan Geist, Nature Trail Chair, for all of your hard work and organization of our best attended Grounds Day last weekend!!




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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