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 February 22, 2015
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Great job collecting Box Tops!
Principal's Coffee: Orton-Gillingham and Lexile Scores - Wednesday, February 25
Dekalb County Superintendent Search
Please remember the deadline for Tiger Talk submissions is TUESDAY night!
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Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Wednesday, February 25, 7:45am - Principal's Coffee: O-G and Lexiles
Friday, February 27 - STEM Day
Friday, February 27 - DES Spirit Day

Next Week
Monday, March 2, 8am - Read Across America/Character Parade
Friday, March 6 - DES Spirit Day


From the PTO Co-Presidents

We end February with a Principal's Coffee on Wednesday the 25th. Two topics will be discussed including Orton Gillingham presented by Ms. Shelton and Ms. Slaton and Lexile Scores presented by Ms. Gurin. We hope you can join us on Wednesday at 7:45 am.


March is a busy month for the PTO. Our Staff Appreciation committee is hard at work preparing for Staff Appreciation week March 9-13th.  In addition, our Book Fair chairs are gearing up for our Spring Book Fair which is held March 16-20th. During Book Fair week we will hold the last Principal's Coffee, the Spring Family Dinner and All Pro Dad. Thank you to all of our volunteers for ensuring these events are a success.

Stay tuned for more information regarding dates and times as well as volunteer opportunities.


Amanda Rountree and Jennifer Fenmore

DES!  Great job collecting Box Tops for Education since November!  Your efforts yielded $630 for DES!  This is more than double what we collected during this same time period last year!  Congratulations to Mrs. Lowe's first grade class for bringing in the most Box Tops and therefore winning the opportunity to wear pajamas to school on a designated day!  Also, kudos to Sol Cooper from Ms. Sampson's class!  His name was randomly drawn from a pool of students who contributed Box Tops, and he will receive a week of sports camp compliments of Dunwoody United Methodist Church! 


Keep up the good work!  The next deadline will be in early May.  This is an easy way to earn cash for DES!  Thanks for your participation!     


Megan Cann (

Upcoming Events

 Principal's Coffee


The Principal's Coffee will be Wednesday, February 25th at 7:45am in the Media CenterThis month's topics are Orton-Gillingham and Lexile Scores.


DeKalb County Superintendent Search

PROACT Search and the DeKalb County School District are in the process of preparing the background information and documentation for the search, including a formal position profile and application.  

Part of this process involves an extensive, in-depth period of stakeholder engagement. Please feel free to participate in this process through an online survey.  You may access the link through either of the two links below.  It is available in multiple languages on both websites.


Access via the DeKalb County School District weblink:


Access via PROACT Search weblink:

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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