August 2, 2015
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
New Parent Orientation
Recorders for 3rd Graders
Spirit Night at Jason's Deli
DES Lunch Bunch Needs You!
Registration Day Volunteers Needed
PTO Chairs Needed
Summer Space Project
Peachtree Jrs Vollyball
PCMS Drama News
Please remember the deadline for Tiger Talk submissions is TUESDAY night!
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Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Tuesday, August 4 - 5-8pm - Spirit Night at Jason's Deli
Wednesday, August 5 - 7:30-11:30am - Registration Day
Thursday, August 6 - 9:30am - New Parent Orientation

Next Week
Monday, August 10 - First Day of School
Monday, August 10 - 7:45am - Welcome Back Coffee


From the PTO Co-Presidents

Registration Day
Wednesday, August 5, 2014
7:30am to 11:30am
All New and Returning families must attend

Thank you to all the families that have pre-registered and received their DES Fast Pass! Please remember that to receive your DES Fast Pass you must pre-register your child and pay the Tiger Fund suggested donation of $125 or enroll in the 6-month installment plan. If you have not received your DES Fast Pass please visit to register. To those families that received the DES Fast Pass, PTO greeters will meet you on Registration Day. There is no need to bring a copy of your DES Fast Pass receipt. Parents will have to complete the registration process again if you do not complete BOTH of these steps.
On Registration Day you will:
  • Provide Proof of Residency (current utilities bill, contract/lease), original and photo copies for each child
  • Complete PTO Registration information if you did not receive the DES Fast Pass (can pay by PayPal, credit, cash or check)
  • Pick up your DES STEM shirt if you paid your Annual Dues
  • Obtain a carpool number and bus route information
  • Discuss your child's medical needs with the nurse, if needed
  • Learn about and the free and reduced lunch program, if needed
  • Find out about to PTO volunteer opportunities
  • Purchase Spirit Wear (Bring cash, check or credit card for purchases)
  • Meet your teacher and drop off school supplies
  • Complete additional paperwork in the classroom
  • Find out about clubs and after-school activities at DES
See you Wednesday!

Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann

PTO Co-Presidents

New Parent Orientation

Attention parents new to Dunwoody Elementary!
The New Parent Orientation is on ThursdayAugust 6, at 9:30am in the DES Media Center.  
Let us answer your questions:
  • How does carpool work? 
  • When can I visit my child?
  • How do I communicate with the teacher?
  • How do I know what my child is learning?
  • What is PTO? How can I become involved? 
In addition, there is whole page of general information on the PTO website:

Recorders for 3rd Graders


Dear parents,

We are very excited to start our 3rd grade students on the recorder.

In order for the students to get the most out of the experience, we would like for each student to purchase 2 Yamaha Soprano recorders (one would stay in the classroom and the other would stay at home for practice assignments).  We have asked the New School Of Music to order the recorders (about $5.95 each) for your convenience.  It is located in the Dunwoody Village shopping center, and it is about 5 minutes from DES. You may also purchase the recorders online or at any store of your choice as well. 


Thank you, 

Mrs. Miller and Ms. Esartia

 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


DES Lunch Bunch Needs You!


DES Lunch Bunch is in need of volunteers! Lunch Bunch is a group of volunteers who help out in the cafeteria during lunch. It is a great way to see your child and see how they interact with their peers. Lunch Bunch volunteers help children with opening up containers and cleaning up small messes. The kids love to see someone they know helping out and making lunchtime more exciting.


This is a great volunteer opportunity for those who have preschool aged children and those with flexible work hours. You can choose between 2 shifts: 10:30am-11:45am or 11:00am-12:30pm. Please consider helping out even if you are only available for part of the shift.  


Please email Erika Cuttino or Andrea Perez if you have any questions or are able to help. There is also a signup genius link available:


Erika Cuttino 

Andrea Perez

 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

 PTO Committee Volunteers Needed



We still need to fill several of our PTO Committees. If you have any interest in chairing or co-chairing one of these committees and being a part of the PTO Board of Directors, please contact Jennifer Fenmore or Megan Cann

Yearbook Co-chair: The Yearbook committee produces, publishes and distributes the school's annual Yearbook. Committee Responsibilities include: 

  • Photograph all major events at the school, including as many pictures of the student body as possible. 
  • Track Yearbook orders throughout the school year
  • Assist in the distribution of the books to the appropriate students during the last week of school. 
This committee will require photographers, layout and design volunteers, and a page coordinator for each grade.
School Store Chair: The School Store provides DES students with the opportunity to purchase a variety of school supplies. Committee responsibilities include:
  • Schedule volunteers to work in the school store
  • Purchase and display the various items for sale
The school store will be open from 7:10-7:40am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


If you are interested in any of these committees, please contact Jennifer Fenmore or Megan Cann.

Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann 
PTO Co-Presidents


Summer Space Project

Dunwoody students participated in European Space Agency's Imaging Project over the summer.
The curiosity about our solar system, particularly Mars, is at its peak with Dunwoody students. This was a wonderful summer project spearheaded by Dunwoody parent, Mark Sequeira. Using special imaging software, students took real live images of the South pole of Mars, researched facts about Mars, compared the planet to the South pole of the Earth and created a PowerPoint presentation as a culminating activity. Kudos to these students for their exceptional 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 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:  Also, if you would like to sign up for our newsletter, please go to our website and scroll to the bottom of the page:


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 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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