August 23, 2015
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
DES Directory
Lost and Found
Parent Needs Assessment
The School Store Needs Your Help
Girls on the Run Registration Information
Support DHS Softball Team's Car Wash
Dunwoody High School Lacrosse Clinic
Interested in Becoming a Girl Scout?
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Friday, August 28 - 6:45am - All Pro Dad
Friday, August 28 - STEM Day

Next Week
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From the PTO Co-Presidents

School is in full swing now and all of our systems are in place and seem to be working very well. With gratitude we want to acknowledge the various committees of our PTO that have been very busy behind the scenes making sure our teachers are supported, our children get the extra attention they deserve, and you, as parents at DES, are kept informed about the school's happenings, and are happy with our children's school.
  • Our Staff Appreciation Committee that provided the Welcome Back Breakfast for our staff members
  • Our Hospitality Committee that organized the Welcome Back Coffee
  • Our parents that helped in the kindergarten hallway assisting children to their classroom and during dismissal; 
  • Our Grounds Committee that worked over the summer on beautifying the landscaping; 
  • Our Lunch Bunch parents who helped open ketchup packets and yogurt containers for our children and helped keep the cafeteria clean for a safe dining environment; 
  • Our Technology Committee for planning and overseeing our Digital Directory and Registration Day; 
  • Our Community Business Support team that has been working hard to find businesses in our community that want to show their support of our school. 
  • Our Tiger Talk team that works every week to keep parents informed about what's happening at the school.
We appreciate you!
Overall, our Curriculum Nights were a success and we want to thank each and every parent that came out to our PTO General Membership Meetings. We passed our 2015-2016 PTO Operating Budget and updated parents on Tiger Fund expenditures and upcoming events.  We will have that information posted up on our PTO website soon.
We would also like to thank all of our parent volunteers who helped at Curriculum Night on Tuesday and Thursday.  Special thanks to our Room Parent Coordinators, Ashley Gallagher and Fara Yarbrough for working diligently these past few weeks coordinating Room Parents.  Look for Room Parents to reach out soon to offer you the chance to volunteer. 

As you discovered this past Thursday, each week your student comes home with a Tiger Important Papers (TIPs) envelope. This envelope is filled with papers from your child's teacher, information from the PTO and information from other activities, clubs, etc. that are held at DES. Please make sure to look through this envelope each Thursday evening and return the envelope with your child on Friday.  Grades 4 and 5, TIP folders are still on back order and we hope to get those in soon.   

Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann
PTO Co-Presidents
DES Directory 2015-16
Hello Parents of DES! 
As you may or may not know, last year, we switched from a printed, to an ONLINE DIRECTORY available for your use. It includes parents' contact information along with their registered DES kids and home room teachers. It is a private ONLINE DIRECTORY only available to DES families.
On September 1st, we will upload this year's PTO registration data (parent, child, email, and phone) into the ONLINE DIRECTORY. If you would like to OPT OUT of this process, please send an email to: with both parent's names and child's name by the end of the day on Monday, August 31. You will have the opportunity to verify and/or correct your data after the upload is complete.
If you would like to take this time to add or verify your information, or update your child's homeroom teacher, please feel free to do so here:
Thank you! 
DES Directory Committee
Lost and Found
Please be sure to label your child's clothing with their first and last name.  Lost and found clothing that is properly labeled will be returned to your child.  All unclaimed Lost and Found items will be donated on the 1st and 15th of every month. Please check the Lost and Found, located next to the media center (for clothing), and in the cafeteria (for lunch boxes and water bottles), for missing items before the donation dates. 
Thank you!
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


 The School Store Needs Your Help
The School Store needs volunteers for Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 7:10-7:40am!

  This is a great opportunity to get to know the staff and many of the kids before the work day even begins. The success of our school store is entirely dependent on volunteers and works best for everyone when we have two volunteers at each shift. Please consider signing up for one of the shifts at the following signup genius link:

Please contact Kim-Lee Yarberry ( or Dana Coulter ( if you have any questions.


Girls on the Run
Registration for the Fall session of Girls on the Run just opened last week.  Please visit: for more information.


 Youth Volleyball Program
Volleyball is the #2 girls sport in the United States right now and we want to bring more of it to Dunwoody!  The North Atlanta Volleyball Club (NAVC) is starting a Youth Program in Dunwoody and we would love to have DES Students attend. Please see the attached flyer or you can go to our website and sign up. 

Leah Mihm
Varsity Volleyball coach, Dunwoody High School
Assistant Club Director/Youth Program Director, NAVC
Dunwoody High School Lacrosse Clinic
Boys & girls specific training on fundamentals of lacrosse.
  • Perfect for beginners and experience players
  • Equipment will be provided (if needed)
  • Emphasis on fun, fundamentals, and hard work
Group 1a: Boys K - 5th grade
Group 1b: Girls K - 5th grade
Group 2a: Boys 6th - 8th grade
Group 2b: Girls 6th - 8th grade
Brook Run Park
(Athletic field @ back of park)
Sunday mornings: Sept 20th, Sept 27th, Oct 4th
9:00am - 10:30am (Groups 1a & 1b)
10:30am - 12:30pm (Groups 2a & 2b)
$120 K - 5th
$150 6 - 8th

Price includes drawstring backpack, Stix skills, Defense, Attack, and Game Play
Sign up now!
Interested in Becoming a Girl Scout?

Join us for an informational meeting to learn about joining and volunteering. 

August 30, 2015

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. 

Contact Lyndsey Pearson at (404)510-3370 or

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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