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 November 30, 2014
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Don't forget to Log your Volunteer Hours!
December Cultural Exchange Social - Friday, December 5
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Tuesday, December 9
Winter Holiday Celebrations
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Thursday, December 4 - Friday, December 5 - 5th Grade Writing Workshop
Thursday, December 4 - DES Orchestra
Friday, December 5 - DES Spirit Day
Next Week
Tuesday, December 9 - DES Band/Dunwoody Singers
Tuesday, December 9 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night (5pm)
Wednesday, December 10 - PTO Executive Committee Meeting (7-9am)
Friday, December 12 - DES Spirit Day


From Our PTO Co-Presidents
We hope everyone enjoyed a fabulous holiday week. Only three weeks of school left prior to Winter Break and your PTO has a calendar full of events. Some of the highlights include: 


5th Grade Writing Workshop 
On Thursday and Friday of this week Carmen Deedy, award winning author and story teller, will work with our 5th graders in a two day Writing Workshop. Thank you to everyone that donated to the Tiger Fund to help make this event possible.

Spirit Night
Our last Spirit Night of 2014 is on December 9th. Please join us at Chick-fil-A with our 3rd grade teachers handing out Ice Dream.

Cultural Arts
The Cultural Awareness Committee is hard at work planning the December 19th Cultural Arts Program. This year we are using in-house talent! A huge thank you to Committee Chairs, Sushma Barakoti and Sirisha Ganduri, for volunteering and making this event so enjoyable for all of our students.


Classroom Holiday Parties
Room Parents will send information and guidelines shortly regarding Classroom Holiday Parties. Please follow these guidelines regarding party parents, parking, food allergies etc. Please check with your Room Parents and see below for additional information. 

Staff Thanksgiving Luncheon
In addition, we would like to thank our Staff Appreciation Committee Co-Chairs, Kim Rivera and Terica Harleaux, for arranging a Thanksgiving Feast for our faculty and staff on November 20th. Thank you to the kindergarten, first and second grade parents for making sweet treats for the feast! 

Please visit for the full list of calendar events.

Parent Help Needed

Do you have welding equipment and knowledge? Then we need your help! The Marquee located along the school's main entrance was damaged and the door will not close all the way. If you can help us repair the Marquee please contact Jennifer Fenmore (

Have a great week!


Amanda Rountree and Jennifer Fenmore

Log Your Volunteer Hours 


If you are the person who logs the most hours, this parking spot will be yours ALL MONTH LONG! No searching for a spot! No long walks through the parking lot in cold weather!  

Please be sure to log your volunteer hours online at: before December 1st!  All volunteers logging at least 2 hours during the month of November will be eligible for this month's prize - one week of summer camp at Dunwoody United Methodist Church!  So log those hours NOW!


Upcoming Events

December Cultural Exchange Social

The Cultural Awareness Committee of Dunwoody Elementary School would like to invite you to our December social on Friday, December 5th, from 9-11am at the home of Sarah Smith. The address is included in the Sign-Up Genius link below.

Please bring a friend and any younger children and enjoy coffee, tea and refreshments while you meet and mingle with families of Dunwoody Elementary. Bring a cultural snack to share and come hear more about our group.  

Everyone is welcome!

If you have any questions or need more information, contact 
Sirisha Ganduri
Sushma Barakoti

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A


Our next Spirit Night will be Tuesday, December 9th, 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 3rd grade teachers!

Thank you to all our DES families who support our Spirit nights! 

Winter Holiday Celebrations  

The Winter Holiday Celebrations for DES will be held on Friday, December 19th, from 1 - 2pm. Due to limited parking and space constraints, three volunteers (in addition to the teacher) are allowed at each celebration. Room Parents will help secure volunteers for each classroom and provide a list of those expected to attend to the front office. 
For those unable to assist, parents can certainly help by sending in approved items needed for the celebration. Since we have many students with severe food allergies, teachers and Room Parents will consult the parents of those children to approve all food expected to be consumed at the party.
Our students at DES always enjoy our Winter Holiday Celebrations. It's a great way to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments for 1st semester --- and a terrific opportunity to kick-start their Winter break.

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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