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 March 01, 2015
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Great job collecting Box Tops!
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Week - March 2-6
Staff Appreciation Week - March 9-13
DES Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A - Tuesday, March 10
Spring Book Fair - March 18-20
Pajama Day - March 20
Thank You from the Empty Bowl Project
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Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Monday, March 2-6 - Dr. Seuss Birthday Week (see below for full schedule)
Friday, March 6 - Black History Month Performance (Rescheduled due to snow days)
Friday, March 6 - DES Spirit Day
Sunday, March 8 - SPRING FORWARD: Daylight Savings Time Begins

Next Week
March 9-13 - Staff Appreciation Week (see below for full schedule)
Tuesday, March 10, 3pm - School Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 5-8pm - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Wednesday, March 11, 12:30pm - PTO Executive Committee Meeting


From the PTO Co-Presidents

The Dunwoody Elementary PTO is having a wonderful 2014-2015 school year and is grateful for the generous support of our DES families. If you already donated to the Tiger Fund, paid your Annual Dues, and PTO Dues, we thank you for your generous contributions. You can also verify your contributions and Field Day t-shirt size by reviewing your original Registration Day receipt by searching your email using the search term  


 A form will go home in your child's TIP folder this week with additional information regarding Tiger Fund, Annual Dues, and PTO Dues. Please remember that Annual Dues pay for your child's Field Day t-shirt as well as Staff Appreciation and Teacher Stipends. This is your last opportunity to purchase a Field Day t-shirt for your child. Your child will not receive a Field Day t-shirt unless his or her Annual Dues have been paid by March 31st, 2015.


Families can donate to the Tiger Fund, pay Annual Dues and PTO Dues by CHECK or CASH, or ONLINE by credit card or PayPal.  For more information on how to donate online, go to and click on "PTO Dues, Annual Dues and Tiger Fund" in the "Get Involved" section. If paying by check or cash, please complete the form that will be in your child's TIP folder this week and return your completed form and payment to the PTO mailbox located in the school lobby. Checks should be made payable to DES PTO.


Thank you!
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

Hapseusspy Birthday Dr. Seuss!


Our beloved children's author would have been 111 on Monday, March 2nd! To celebrate all he has done to help children love reading, we will be having a week of fun in his honor. Below, you will find the schedule of events for the week.

Monday, March 2: Sleep Book PJ Day (Wear pajamas)


Tuesday, March 3: Fox in Sox Day (Wear crazy socks)


Wednesday, March 4: Wacky Wednesday (Dress wacky)


Thursday, March 5: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Day (Hat day)


Friday, March 6: Character Dress Up Day




We are gearing up for our Staff Appreciation week, from March 9-13. This week-long celebration for our staff and bus drivers consists of the following special activities:


"We want to thank ya'll!"

March 9: "Well butter my biscuit"
Breakfast biscuit bar for staff (7 - 8am)
Bus drivers will receive a CFA biscuit and juice delivered to their bus.
March 10: "Gimme some sugar"
Staff will enjoy sweet treats from the break room (10:30am - 1:30pm)


March 11:  "Have Mercy"

BBQ catered lunch (10:30am - 1:30pm)

Staff will enjoy a special BBQ lunch as a thank you for all their hard work this year!  If you are available to help set up, serve, or clean up this luncheon, please sign up here: Help with "Have Mercy" Luncheon
March 12: "Bless your heart"
Staff will find something special in their mailboxes

 March 13:  "Goodness Gracious"

Staff will enjoy cake and a special present 

(10:30am - 1:30pm)


All events are being sponsored by the DES PTO Staff Appreciation Committee, and are made possible by contributions from families who have donated to our DES Tiger Fund. 

If your child would like to make a card for their bus driver and/or teacher, we know they would appreciate it!

Parents, we could also use your help with drinks and desserts for the staff appreciation lunch on Wednesday, March 11.  If you are available to help, here is the link to sign up: Drinks and Dessert for Staff Appreciation Luncheon

 DES Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A


Come join us on Tuesday, March 10th 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 Special Education teachers! Our next Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be April 14th


Thanks to all our families for your support!

 Spring Book Fair 

Math and Science Expo


Mark Your Calendars! 
Join the fun on Thursday, March 19 for the Spring Book Fair and the Math and Science Expo! The Scholastic Book Fair will be available the week of March 18-20. There will be extended evening hours to purchase books on the 19th. Look for more information to come.
New this year is the Math and Science Expo. Students from Georgia Perimeter College will be at DES to help with hands on experiments and lessons.
No need to cook on this special night! You may pre-order (no walk ups) a Cici's large pizza - choice of cheese, pepperoni or veggie (onions, mushrooms and green peppers) for only $10. 

You may pick up your pizza between 5-7pm in the cafeteria. Stay and enjoy your pizza or take it home to enjoy. Paper products and drinks will be available. 
To pre-order, use the link below:
Win a Book Fair Gift Certificate!
The Book Fair is going to raffle off 5 individual $20 gift certificates to the Book Fair.  Each pizza purchase will be entered into the drawing!  The winners will be selected by the start of the Book Fair.
Any questions? Please contact Amanda Becker.

Amanda Becker

 Pajama Day at DES

Let the countdown begin...Pajama Day is right around the corner!  On Friday, March 20 students and teachers get to roll out of bed and head to school in their coziest PJs! Does your student want to show his/her school spirit AND be comfy cozy?!

Make sure you pick up a pair of our DES PJ Pants from the school store.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:15 - 7:40am and accept cash or check.  Pants are $20 each and only available in youth sizes.  Please contact Lauren Middlebrooks if you have any questions.

Lauren Middlebrooks


 Thank You... 


A big THANK YOU to DES families for their donations from the Empty Bowl Project


The Food Bank will be able to provide approximately 6,000 meals to those in needThank you so much!! 




Sponsored by the Dunwoody High School Gymnastics Team


For Girls ages 5-14

Practice Tumbling, Bars, Beam, Vault

Taught by the Dunwoody High School Varsity Gymnastic Team


Saturday, March 7th, 2015

9am - 2pm (parents arrive at 1:15 for routines)

Held in the DHS gym at 5035 Vermack Rd.


Complimentary T-Shirt, Lunch, and Crafts provided!


$50.00 payable in advance

$55.00 at the door


Questions? Email Coach Watkins at:


Mail registration form with check (payable to Dunwoody High School Gymnastics) to Janna Benston, 1207 Redfield Ridge, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338.  Please return the following form with your payment: DHS Gymnastics Camp

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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