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 October 5, 2014
DES News
Safe Routes to School - Wednesday, October 8
No School, Columbus Day - Monday, October 13
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Tuesday, October 14
Box Tops for Education Fall Deadline - Friday, October 17
All Pro Dad Breakfast - Friday, October 17
Register Now for Tour de Dunwoody - Saturday, October 18
RunDunwoody - Sunday, October 19th
Fall Performances for General Music - Thursday, November 13, 2014
From the DES Recycling Committee
From Our School Nurse
Congratulations Fara - Our September Volunteer Award Winner
Thank you Chick-fil-A!
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
CogAT Testing
Falcon's Can Drive
Monday, October 6 - Staff Appreciation Day
Wednesday, October 8 - International Walk to School Day
Friday, October 10 - DES Spirit Day
Friday, October 10 - PTO Executive Committee Meeting


Next Week
ITBS Testing
Monday, October 13 - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 14 - 7am - School Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 14 - 5pm-8pm - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Friday, October 17 - 6:45am - All Pro Dad Breakfast
Friday, October 17 - DES Spirit Day

Upcoming Events

Safe Routes to School
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New this Year, Wednesday October 8 - Safe Routes To School (SRTS)!  Students can participate in "Walking" School Bus and Carpool from 7-7:30am!  As kids exit from buses or carpool, they have the option to walk the route around the DES building and be counted as SRTS Participant! The class with the most participants will win the Golden Sneaker Award presented by Ms. Sanders!  Parents are also welcome to walk students in as done in the past - all students that participate are counted! 


We need volunteers to welcome and direct students along the SRTS Route!

SRTS encourages health and the well being of children as they walk and     bicycle to school. SRTS connects transportation options with the quality of children's health within the livability of our community.

No School Monday, October 13
 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Our next Spirit Night will be Tuesday, October 14, from 5-8pm at the Perimeter Pointe Chick-fil-A. Come hungry and invite your friends because 20% of all your sales (eat in or drive thru) go back to DES!

Just remember to say you are here for Spirit Night so we can be credited accordingly. Stop by the 'Ice Dream' table to get your free 'Ice Dream' from the 1st grade teachers!

Our next Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be November 11th.

Box Tops for Education Deadline  



The Fall deadline for Box Tops For Education is fast approaching!  Please have all collected Box Tops turned in by Friday, October 17th!  


For every 50 Box Tops that are turned in, the student's name will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to the school store!  The class with the most Box Tops will be eligible for popsicles during recess!  Please put your Box Tops in a Ziploc bag, labeled with your student's name, grade, and homeroom teacher, and put it in the designated blue box in the foyer.  Each Box Top is worth 10 cents for DES!  And don't stop collecting! The next deadline will be in March.  



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DES Dads, please come to our All Pro Dad Breakfast this month.

 Friday, October 17 - 6:45 to 7:45am

Please arrive for breakfast in the cafeteria (6:45 - 7:15am)

Program will begin in the media center at 7:20.

This month's topic is "Acceptance"


All Pro Dad Dad's Day is a simple idea with a profound impact. It's a one-hour monthly breakfast held before school where fathers and their children meet with other dads and kids in the school cafeteria. During this time, we will discuss a wide range of family topics, spend time together, create fun memories, and leave equipped with resources to strengthen your relationship with your child.

 The program is fun and free! All you need to do is attend, and if you want to purchase breakfast, you may do so in the cafeteria by using your child's "mylunchmoney" account, cash or check ($1.65 adults, $1.20 children). If you do not have a "mylunchmoney" account, please register for one at before the meeting.


To help with keeping the parking lot and carpool drop off running smoothly, please park at GA Perimeter College and walk over to school.

 Please visit our chapter website for dates and more information. or contact Chris Wilburn at: 

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.

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

All funds raised will support Dunwoody Elementary & 
the Tiger Fund Campaign.

Any QuestionsEmail Katie -

99Pledges or 650-996-9970
RunDunwoody is the Rotary Club of Dunwoody's 5K, 1M and Tot Trot race events. Once again this year, the Principals' Challenge is ON! The elementary school in Dunwoody (Austin, Chesnut, Dunwoody, Kingsley, Vanderlyn) with the most team participants will be presented with the Principals' Challenge Trophy AND a check for $500 for their school! 


RunDunwoody is a terrific event and your participation in the Principals' Challenge is key to making it even better.  When participants sign up for the race, they must indicate their team to get credit for the Principals' Challenge.  

To make things easier, you can register on the RunDunwoody website: Select your school's name from the drop-down menu during online registration.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

We are excited to share your child's talents in a wonderful Fall Cornucopia performance on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Our performances will take place in the school cafeteria during Specials times as follows:

* NOTE: Corrected Schedule Below *  

  • 2nd Grade: 8 - 8:50am
  • 4th Grade: 8:50 - 9:40am *
  • 3rd Grade: 9:40 - 10:30am *
  • Kindergarten: 11:55 - 12:45pm
  • 1st Grade: 12:45 - 1:35pm
  • 5th Grade: 1:35 - 2:15pm

Please park in our regular parking spaces and not in the carpool or bus lane if your child is in 1st or 5th grade. Thank you for sharing your child's wonderful talents with our school.  


Mrs. Miller & Ms. Esartia

DES Music Department 




The school is now set up to begin collecting your recycling items.  Some of the items we collect will be mailed in for credit and others will be deposited in appropriate locations throughout Dunwoody.  Please adhere to the following when dropping off your recycling at the school:


  • We are only accepting cell phones, rechargeable batteries (alkaline batteries can be thrown away), markers (all types from dry erase to Crayola), plastic grocery bags and printer cartridges. 

  • Please do not put anything else but these items listed above in the recycling containers.

  • The recycling center is located in the school lobby to the left of the cafeteria entrance.  We have boxes labeled for each of the items.

  • Please help us with this initiative by bringing in your recyclables but only those listed and please do not put anything else in the containers.


Thank you for your assistance and if you want to help with the efforts, please contact Shari Wassell at


Let's all work to save the planet!

From Our School Nurse
Attention Parents of Children with Severe Allergies

Is your epipen about to expire or do you need an additional epipen for  school? Check out They are offering discounted and free epi-pens through December 2014.
Thank you,

Stephanie Clark


Congratulations Volunteers!   


Congratulations to Fara Yarbrough!  She won the September Volunteer of the Month Raffle and will receive a $25 gift card to Village Burger!  In order to be eligible for the raffle next month, volunteer at school (or do school volunteer work at home) for at least 2 hours and log those hours by the end of October.

In order to be considered for next month's Volunteer of the Month drawing, simply go to the Dunwoody Elementary PTO website and follow the "Log Volunteer Hours" link.

Thank you Chick-fil-A!

Ms. Risinger's Kindergarten class won the chicken biscuit party for the most participation in last month's Spirit Night!  Thank you to Ms. Brenda from the Perimeter Pointe location for coming out and helping the class celebrate!

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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