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From the PTO Co-Presidents
Information About the Austin Rebuild
Merchant Rebates
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From the PTO Co-Presidents

This is the final edition of the Tiger Talk e-newsletter until later in the summer. A special thanks to all DES parents for their time and financial support as we work to enhance our children's school.


I hope you and your children enjoyed all of the academic and social activities the PTO organized throughout the year including Book Fair, Tour de Dunwoody, Field Days, Visiting Author, Picture Days, and the Yearbook to name a few. This school year, we purchased new technology for the school, sound panels in both the cafeteria and gymnasium, made improvements to the grounds, teacher training seminars, and supported many other academic enhancements. 


In addition, the playground committee met with DCSS officials last week. The PTO, in partnership with DCSS, have agreed upon funding, a design plan, and time line. We are hopeful that work can commence to remediate the playground drainage in early June. The project should take several weeks to complete!


We finish the year in a strong financial position, ready for a solid start in August. All of these accomplishments could not have been done without the following group of dedicated PTO volunteers:

  • Rosemary Watts, VP of Ways and Means
  • Jan Jay, VP of Communications
  • Jennifer Boettcher, VP of Programs
  • Alison Woodrow, Treasurer  
  • Terica Harleaux, Financial Secretary
  • Kim Becker, Secretary
  • Lauren Middlebrooks, Parliamentarian

It has been a pleasure serving on the PTO this year and working with this wonderful group of parents. 

As summer starts, it's hard to believe we're already working on next year's events! To stay informed over the summer about online registration,

early registration incentives for families, updates from our Principal, and volunteer opportunities, please stay-tuned to Tiger Talk. You won't want to miss out on any information over the summer!


Thank you, and have a great summer!

Amanda Rountree and Jennifer Fenmore
PTO Co-Presidents

 Information about the Austin Rebuild



As you may be aware, feasibility studies and discussions have occurred concerning a rebuild or renovation of Austin Elementary School.  Austin has requested that the new or renovated structure house their current level of enrollment or about 600 to 700 students.  The present District prototype for elementary schools consists of 900+ students.  By way of example, DES was constructed with a capacity of 973 students in 2009.  In this regard, the School Council has written District Board members and administration expressing concern and advocating that Austin be rebuilt or renovated to house a greater number of students.  Given that present Dunwoody cluster elementary schools are over capacity, we believe it is only equitable that the new Austin be able to absorb more students and future growth.


If you have any questions, please contact School Council Chair Courtney Lamb ( note: corrected email), or any member of School Council.

 Merchant Rebates


DES Families! Thanks to your efforts this year, a significant amount of money was raised to help fund projects and improvements at DES!

Thank you for your support, and keep up the good work over the summer!


Box Tops for Education:
Each label is worth $0.10 for DES, and over $1200 was raised this year!
By linking your Target RED card to Dunwoody Elementary School, over $1500 was generated!
Use of your Publix Partners for Education key card yielded over $800.
By registering and using your Kroger Card to DES, $750 was given!




Camp and Community Information


There are a lot of camps available for our kids this summer!  They are always posted on our PTO Website:


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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