August 16, 2015
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
PTO General Membership and Curriculum Nights
Set up Your Lunch Account!
Free and Reduced Meal Application
Reminder about Lunch Visits
Parent Needs Assessment
Tiger Fund Magnets
Still Need Spirit Wear?
The School Store Needs Your Help
Volunteer of the Month
Girls on the Run Registration opens Monday
Support DHS Softball Team's Car Wash
Interested in Becoming a Girl Scout?
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Monday, August 17, 8am - Room Parent Meeting
Monday, August 17, 9am - Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, August 17, 5:30pm - Room Parent Meeting
Tuesday, August 18 - 5:15-5:30pm - PTO General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, August 18 - 5:30-6:30pm - Curriculum Night Pre-k through 2nd Grade
Thursday, August 20 - 5:15-5:30pm - PTO General Membership Meeting
Thursday, August 20 - 5:30-6:30pm - Curriculum Night 3rd through 5th Grade

Next Week
Friday, August 28 - 6:45am - All Pro Dad
Friday, August 28 - STEM Day


From the PTO Co-Presidents

We had a wonderful first week of school at DES!  Students, thank you for bringing excitement and smiles back to school. Parents, thank you for your patience.  Volunteers, thank you for your countless hours. Faculty and staff, thank you for all your hard work! 
With the first week of school under our belts, we wanted to touch on a few points regarding safety and carpool.
Please refrain from using your cell phones in the carpool line.  We have so many children entering the building during carpool and we want to ensure the safety of each and every one of our students. 
NO LEFT TURN AFTER 7:30AM FROM THE EAST ENTRANCE. If you choose to enter the east carpool line after 7:30am, please do not turn left onto Womack Road. This will be a right turn only after 7:30am. If you wish to go left on Womack Road, you MUST utilize the west entrance/exit where our crossing guard is present. Signage will be posted immediately as a friendly reminder. We will request Dunwoody Police to help enforce this rule if necessary.

We'd like to thank all of the volunteers that helped with the first week of school. Parents helped walk children to classrooms, assisted with carpool and in the parking lot, set-up for the Welcome Back Coffee and assured our youngest children made it onto the correct bus at dismissal. 
We have our first General PTO Membership meetings on Tuesday, August 18 (PreK-2nd), and Thursday, August 20 (3rd-5th), starting at 5:15pm in the cafeteria.  If you are not a member and would like to have voting rights, you can still join by paying your PTO Dues at  
See you around the school!

Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann
PTO Co-Presidents
PTO General Membership and
Curriculum Nights
Please join us for the PTO General Membership Meeting at 5:15pmfollowed by a an introduction by our Principal Mrs. Sanders at 5:30pm. 
  • Tuesday, August 18th  (PreK-2nd) 
  • Thursday, August 20th (3rd-5th)
The meetings will begin promptly.
Parents will have the opportunity to visit their student's homeroom and meet teachers. 
Spirit Wear will be sold in the foyer on both Curriculum Nights.
Also, if you have paid your Annual Dues and have not yet picked up your DES STEM shirt, we will have a table set up in the hallway on both nights.
During the Tuesday night General Membership Meeting, the 2015-2016 Operating Budget will be reviewed. PTO Members will vote to approve the budget during the Thursday night General Membership Meeting. 

Setting up a Lunch Account



To set up a lunch account for your child, please visit  For prior DeKalb County students who had an account with, you should find that your balance transferred! For new students, you can obtain a six digit number from your child's teacher to set up and add money to their account!  Thank you!

Free and Reduced Meal Application Online

Online Free and Reduced Meal Applications are here!  Please visit:  

The site is easy to manage and much quicker than regular applications. 
You may still get a hard copy application from our cafeteria manager, Cassie Battle.

Reminder about Lunch Visits

During August, everyone is learning new routines and procedures in school, and in the cafeteria. Parents are asked to wait until after Labor Day to visit for lunch.



Parent Needs Assessment
Welcome back! We hope you and your family had a wonderful summer break. 

Now that we've returned, Dr. Childs and I are so excited for this new year of helping students achieve academic, personal, and social success! We've already started putting up some of the collegiate pennants donated by everone last school year - thanks again! 

In order to best meet the needs of our students and your children, we are looking to you for feedback and collaboration. We've created a parent needs assessment in order to review and improve our program.

Thank you for taking the time to answer the questions in this survey. Your honest response to all questions will assist in the review of the School Counseling Program. All responses will be kept confidential and will be used to improve how the School Counseling Program helps our students, parents, teachers, and administrators. 

Click on the following hyperlink, and it will take you to the assessment: Dunwoody ES Parent Needs Assessment.

Also, be sure to check out our counseling website to see what programs, guidance lessons, small groups, and activities we have planned this month!

We look forward to hearing from you!


Ms. Gilbert
School Counselor
PreK-2nd Grades
 Tiger Fund Magnet
If you paid the full recommended Tiger Fund donation amount of $125 and have not received your Tiger Fund magnet, please contact Cassie Odom at


Still Need Spirit Wear?
Come to Curriculum Night ready to shop!
Tuesday, August 18 & Thursday, August 20, Spirit Wear will be available for purchase in the lobby from 5:30-6:30pm. (Credit Card payments will be accepted for a $2 processing fee.)
Check out our NEW Tervis Tumbler & Water Bottle which are available for
If you are not able to attend either Curriculum Night, I have attached the order forms below. We will be placing orders for Spirit Wear & Tervis in the next couple of weeks, so please let me know if you need to place an order ASAP.

Throughout the year, Spirit Wear is available for purchase 2 different ways:
  1. Every Tuesday & Thursday 7:15-7:40am at the DES School Store located inside the cafeteria.  
  2. Bring the order form to the school store doors. We will fill all orders based on current inventory. We can only accept Cash or Check for these orders.
Click here to download the Tumbler or Water Bottle order Form.
Click here to download the school store order form.
Questions?  Contact Lauren Middlebrooks at



Volunteer of the Month
Congratulations to Emily Ceo!  She logged the most hours for the month of May and gets to use the reserved, specially marked parking space for the entire month of August!  If you log the most volunteer hours this month, the parking space will be yours for the month of September!

It's easy to log your hours in order to be considered for the September Volunteer of the Month parking space!! Simply go to the Dunwoody Elementary PTO website
and follow the Log Volunteer Hours link.


Girls on the Run
Registration for the Fall session of Girls on the Run opens Monday, August 17. Please visit: for more information.


Car Wash!
Please come out and support the Dunwoody High School Softball Team!

August 23, 1-4pm
at the Dunwoody Village Burger King
Interested in Becoming a Girl Scout?

The Dunwoody Service Unit will hold two Troop Organizing events for all area schools.

We will meet with interested parents on the following dates and locations:

August 18, 2015
All Saints Catholic Church
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

August 30, 2015
North Atlanta Church of Christ
2:00-4:00 pm

At these meetings, we will present information on the Girl Scout Program including the Leadership Experience. Parents will complete paperwork, pay fees, and break into new troops. We are still looking for troops for 2nd grade and above to welcome and add new girls. We want all girls to find a troop home in Dunwoody. 

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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