July 26, 2015
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Registration Day Volunteers Needed
Spirit Night at Jason's Deli
PTO Chairs Needed
Playground Improvements
Peachtree Jrs Vollyball
PCMS Drama News
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Calendar At a Glance
This Week
NO SCHOOL - Summer Break!

Next Week
August 5 - 7:30-11:30am - Registration Day
August 6 - 9:30am - New Parent Orientation
We will send out another Tiger Talk in the next couple of weeks with Registration Day information!


From the PTO Co-Presidents

Registration Day Information: 

The Fast Pass is Here! Register Early and pay the suggested Tiger Fund amount of $125 prior to Registration Day and receive a DES Fast Pass. 

With a DES Fast Pass, parents are only required to stop at two stations: Proof of Residency and Transportation. 

The DES Fast Pass allows parents to by-pass long lines, by moving to the front of the line, at both the Proof of Residency and Transportation stations. Click on the Register Now button for your DES Fast Pass, and register from the comfort of your home to avoid the lines! All parents will enter information electronically, either at home or on computers available on Registration Day.  Be sure to sign up for, or update, the Online School Directory as well. 


New this year:

Instead of a field day shirt, payment of Annual Dues will provide your child with a new DES STEM shirt! It is strongly suggested per request of the teachers that this shirt, featuring the newly designed DES STEM logo, be worn on all field trips to help maintain the safety of the group! The t-shirts can also be worn on spirit days, field day, and anytime! You will be able to pick up your shirt at registration and enjoy it all year! 



Registration Day is Wednesday, August 5,



What You Need:  

  • Proof of Residency (save the next utility bill you get)
  • Photo Identification (original and photocopy)
  • Checkbook/Credit Card/Cash (for PTO Registration if you have not registered, Spirit Wear, and any after school clubs)

All parents are required to come to the school for Registration Day on Wednesday, August 5, between 7:30 and 11:30am to complete the registration process with DeKalb County.  Parents and children can meet their teacher and drop off school supplies on Registration Day.  Here are the school supply lists


Mark your calendar with the following important dates:

  • Registration Day: Wednesday, August 5, 7:30am-11:30am
  • New Parent OrientationThursday, August 6, 9:30am
  • First Day of SchoolMonday, August 10 

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann

PTO Co-Presidents



 Registration Day Volunteers Needed


Registration Day is Wednesday, August 5, from 7:30-11:30am. We need YOUR help to make the day a success! 

  • Shift 1: 7:15 - 9:30am
  • Shift 2: 9:30 - 11:45am

If you volunteer for a full shift, you will receive your DES registration packet early.  Please consider volunteering for either one or both shifts. It really does take a lot of folks to make this process run smoothly. This is the time to call the neighbors for a play date for your kids, or you may bring them with you. We appreciate your assistance!  


Let's make this a great year!

Sign up now: 



Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann 
PTO Co-Presidents

 Spirit Night 

August 4, 5-8pm



Come out to support DES, kick off the new school year, and reconnect with friends you haven't seen all summer! Please mention DES when you order. Jason's Deli will donate 10% of proceeds to the PTO.


Perimeter Village

4705 Ashford Dunwoody Road

Atlanta, GA 30338

 PTO Chairs Needed


We still need volunteers for the following Committees:

  • Co-Chair Yearbook
  • School Store
  • Co-Chair Cultural Awareness
If you are interested in any of these committees, please contact Jennifer Fenmore or Megan Cann.

Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann 
PTO Co-Presidents


 Playground Improvements


While you have been relaxing this summer, Alison Woodrow and Amanda Rountree have been working diligently with Mr. Brake and John Plont and his team from Executive Backyards to ensure that the playground is in optimal condition for the 2015-2016 school year. 


Their efforts have resulted in drainage remediation, the installation of a new concrete playpad, restructuring the border around the equipment, the addition of wood chips, and the installation of sod! These improvements will be enjoyed and appreciated by the DES community!


The sod around the playground was just installed this week and we ask that you please stay off the playground area for the next few weeks so it has time to take root.  The playground will be closed on Registration Day and we ask that you abide by that rule.

Thanks for your great work!



Join a New Developmental Team for 5th Graders

Serve, Set, Sweat, Success


Be part of the growing volleyball program in Dunwoody.  We are looking for 12-20 girls to create Peachtree Jrs Volleyball - a new developmental team for 5th graders.


No experience is necessary, just an interest in the game, a good attitude and a willingness to work with experienced club coaches. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the fundamentals of volleyball in a fun & mildly competitive environment.

  • Team dues are $225 per player.  
  • Team practices are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at Kingswood United Methodist Church gym.
  • Tryouts are Saturday, August 1, at the Dunwoody High School Gym from 1-2pm.  Pre-registration is required and players must bring a completed GHSA Physical Form (doctor visit required).

Go to peachtreemsvolleyball.weebly.com for more information and register today!

 PCMS Drama News


PCMS Drama is looking for a Co-President and Treasurer for 2015-2016, and two Co-Chairs for Fall Festival on October 17, 2015, the same day as the CV Classic 5K run.  If your child will be participating in PCMS Drama this year and you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Lynda Owen at: pcms_drama@yahoo.com.  Also, if you would like to sign up for our newsletter, please go to our website and scroll to the bottom of the page: www.pcmsboosterclub.com


We look forward to seeing you in the fall!


Lynda Owen

2015-2016 PCMS Drama Co-President

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 Dunwoody.TigerTalk@gmail.com. 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 Dunwoody.TigerTalk@gmail.com.

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