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 March 8, 2015
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Staff Appreciation Week - March 9-13
DES Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A - Tuesday, March 10
Principal's Coffee - Wednesday, March 18th
DES Book Fair - March 18-20
Family Dinner Night and Math and Science Expo - Thursday, March 19
Pajama Day - Friday, March 20
Congratulations Arinjay Banerjee - Essay Contest Winner!
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Calendar At a Glance
This 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

Next Week
March 18-20 - Book Fair
Wednesday, March 18, 7:45am - Principal's Coffee
Wednesday, March 18, 3-5pm  - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 19, 5-5:30pm - PTO General Membership Slate
Thursday, March 19 - Family Dinner Night and Math and Science Expo
Friday, March 20 - Tiger Paw Celebration - PAJAMA DAY!
Friday March 20, 6:45am - All Pro Dad Breakfast


From the PTO Co-Presidents

Parents, we enjoyed a wonderful week of crazy socks, wacky wardrobes, and pajamas!  Students and teachers had a blast dressing up as their favorite storybook characters on Friday. Thank you to all who participated and made Read Across America Day fabulous! 

Please remember to pay your $35 Annual Dues this month. 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 was sent home in your child's TIP folder last 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. 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

Teacher Appreciation week starts tomorrow!
 Please see below for additional information. Take time out of your busy schedule to say thank you to our wonderful staff and bus drivers.  Thank you to the Staff Appreciation chairs, Kim Rivera and Terica Harleaux, for organizing this wonderful week long event!


Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is Tuesday! Please stop by from 5-8pm and mention DES. Thank you for coming out and supporting DES!


Due to no school several weeks ago, we were unable to hold the February 25th Principal's Coffee. The new date for this Principal's Coffee is Wednesday, March 18th from 7:45-9am in the Media Center. The topics covered will be Orton-Gillingham and Lexlile Scores. We hope you can join us and come early to shop at the Book Fair. 


Are you interested in "In Our Community" updates? Check out the PTO Website ( to learn about local opportunities. You will find fun family activities, community news, and sports activities!


Thank you!
Amanda Rountree and Jennifer Fenmore

Upcoming Events



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!

 Principal's Coffee


Principal's Coffee is Wednesday, March 18th from 7:45-9am in the Media Center. The topics covered will be Orton-Gillingham and Lexlile Scores. We hope you can join us and come early to shop at the Book Fair. 

 Scholastic Book Fair

DES Book Fair Coming Soon!

Dunwoody Elementary's Spring Scholastic Book Fair is Wednesday, March 18th through Friday, March 20th.

Book Fair is almost here and we can't wait to see you there! We will be open before and after school and will have special hours to coincide with the many school-wide events that are planned for Book Fair Week! 

Book Fair Hours

Tuesday: Teacher Preview 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00 to 7:30am & 2:30 to 6:00pm (extended hours for Parent/Teacher Conferences)

Thursday: 7:00 to 7:30am & 5:00 to 7:00pm (extended hours for Family Dinner Night/Math and Science Night!)

Friday: 7:00-7:30am

Book Fair is a great opportunity to encourage your children to read with the fabulous selection of books available from Scholastic. Your child should have received a flyer with book titles and information on the great selection that is available this year. Proceeds from the Book Fair are used to fund school events, add to classroom libraries and to provide reading instruction for the entire school. 

If you can't make it to the Book Fair, you can shop online! You can get an expanded selection of items and orders will be delivered to the school. Check it out HERE (

Book Bucks

If you are interested, you can give your teacher "book bucks" to use at the fair; monies that allow them to buy much needed reading materials for their classroom. Book bucks can be purchased in $5.00 increments and you may give as many you wish. Forms were sent home in your child's TIP folder on March 5th. Please return them to the PTO mailbox in the front lobby of the school by Friday, March 13th

Volunteer to help at the Book Fair

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to work as helpers and cashiers for 1 hour shifts in the morning or 2 hour shifts after-school.  Interested? Please SIGN UP ( or contact Katie Frame ( or Jennifer Seitz (carlyandcoltrane@gmail.comwith your preference.

Thank you!!

Math and Science Expo


Join the fun on Thursday, March 19 for the Math and Science Expo! The Scholastic Book Fair will be happening the week of March 18-20, and there will be extended evening hours to purchase books and visit the Math and Science Expo on the 19th.
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



Congratulations to DES student, Arinjay Banerjee, for winning the "What Reading Means to Me Essay Contest," at the Kindergarten level! 
Arinjay has also been accepted as a nominee for the Georgia Reader of the Year Award. The state ceremony will be held March 15, 2015 at 3:00pm at The Assembly at Warner Robins Youth Facility in Byron, Georgia.

Get Involved

Donate to the Eco Sneakers Program


Time to clean out those closets and donate any unwanted rubber bottom shoes to Girls on the Run! The shoes will be donated to the Eco Sneakers program. We will be collecting shoes until April 24. There will be a collection box at the front of the school, or you can drop items off at Ms. Young's kindergarten class (Rm 1329). 

Thank you for supporting GOTR and Eco Sneakers!


Dunwoody High School Softball Camp


When: June 8 - 11 (Monday - Thursday) 

Where: Dunwoody High School Softball Field and Gym 

Hours: 9:00am - 1:00pm (bring a sack lunch) 

Price: $125 (limited to 70 players) 

Age Groups: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12

Click here for more details.

 Click here to sign up.

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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