October 4, 2015
DES News
From our Principal
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Falcons Can Drive
Box Tops Blitz
Easy ways to Help Raise money for DES
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Tuesday, October 13, 5-8pm.
All Pro Dad- Friday, October 16, 6:45am
Tour De Duwnoody - Saturday, October 17
Run Dunwoody - Sunday, October 18
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Monday through Wednesday, October  5-7 - COGAT Testing
Monday through Friday, October 5-9 - Falcons Food Drive
Thursday, October 8 - COGAT Testing Make-up
Friday, October 9 - NO SCHOOL

Next Week
Monday, October  12 - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, October 13 - Staff Appreciation: Fall Breakfast
Tuesday, October 13 - School Council Meeting, 7-8am
Tuesday, October 13 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 5-8pm
Friday, October 16 - All Pro Dad, 6:45-7:45am
Friday, October 16 - PTO Executive Committee Meeting, 8-10am
Saturday, October 17 - Tour de Dunwoody, 8am


From our Principal

Thank you to our PTO for a wonderful book fair week!  Our students get so excited when they see the book carts lined-up in the hallway, and I get excited to see children excited over books!  It was a fantastic week!
As always, morning carpool is a source of frustration for parents, and it doesn't have to be.  Please be a part of the solution by following the procedures that have been put in place:
  • Remain in your car and let an adult or safety patrol escort your child to the sidewalk.  It is helpful to have your child packed and ready to exit by the time you reach the curb.  Also have your car seat on the left side of the car, if possible.
  • Wait in the carpool line after dropping off your child rather than pulling around the car in front of you.  I have already witnessed one fender bender, and the cost of repair isn't worth the 30 seconds you spare by pulling around.
  • If you use the smaller parking lot drop-off, please be prepared to turn right when you exit.  If you need to go left on Womack, please use the entrance directed by the crossing guard.
  • For the safety of your children, never drop off in the parking lot.  Please wait until you are at the curb.
Thank you so much for your cooperation and assistance!

We have added many new faces to Dunwoody Elementary this year, but sometimes adding new faces means that we lose some. Recently, Mrs. Stephanie Clark, nurse, took advantage of a promotional opportunity in our district.  She will now serve as an itinerant nurse for Special Education traveling to multiple schools. Mrs. Clark's expertise and professionalism will be greatly missed. I know that she has become a friend to many of our students who will miss her as well.

We are also sad to lose Mrs. Tara Sinisgalli, who has served so many DES parents and students in our front office. Mrs. Sinisgalli is an expert on how our school runs and replacing her will be difficult. She has definitely left some very big shoes to fill!

While change is a constant fact in life as well as at Dunwoody Elementary, we are doing well as a school. Our teaching staff is fantastic and our support staff is really pulling together. Dunwoody Elementary is a great place for students to learn!  If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to let the administrative staff know.
Thank you,

Jennifer Sanders
Principal, Dunwoody Elementary
From the PTO Co-Presidents

What a great week we had!
Our Scholastic Book Fair last week was extremely successful. Many thanks to our Book Fair chairsKimi Lenertz and Kimberly Kirkland, who organized this wonderful event. We also want to acknowledge the many volunteers, who spent their valuable free time helping our parents, teachers, and students shop. You are all wonderful and we thank you!

Thank you to Ben Halpert, from Savvy Cyber Kids for his presentation at the Principal's Coffee, on how to ensure our kids have a positive online experience when using their favorite digital devices.

We had a great turnout for Thursday's Family Night. Children were excited to show off their classrooms and work to their parents. Thank you to Family Night chairsAmanda Becker and Jordan Winters, for coordinating the evening.
Also, a special thank you to the students at GPC for coming in and showing off their knowledge of science and math. Students and parents enjoyed the many math and science stations that were run by Georgia Perimeter College. Thank you to all of the families that came out and enjoyed a fun night with family and friends.
Remember, no school on Friday. Enjoy your long weekend!
Thank you,

Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann
PTO Co-Presidents
5th Annual DES Fall Food Drive

Dunwoody Elementary will once again collect canned goods and non-perishable items to donate to the Atlanta Food Bank. Donations may be brought to the school main entrance bins anytime from

October 1st - October 23rd

Our goal is 10,000 cans!
Mrs. Reynolds and Coach K
Health and Wellness Committee
Box Tops Blitz - Earn Money for DES!
It's easy to earn money for DES with BOX TOPS for Education. And this month we are having a raffle and classroom contest to collect Box Tops!  Here's how it works:
  • Clip Box Tops from every day products you buy. 
  • Put them in a sandwich bag. 
  • Write your name on the baggie along with grade and homeroom teacher's name. 
  • 50 Box tops = 1 entry  (the more you turn in, the better chance you have!) 
  • Place your labeled bag in the Box Tops containers located in the front hall or to your teacher.
Each boxtop is worth $.10 to the school. Our first collection date is Friday, October 16.  Please tell your family and friends to save them for DES.  Our goal is to raise $2000 dollars this year - that is 20,000 box tops!!! For questions, contact Katie Frame.

What are BOX TOPS? 
They are those little rectangles that look like the one above found on commonly used items such as General Mills cereals, Betty Crocker products, Ziploc Bags, Yoplait, Pillsbury, and so many more! When you see these, clip them, check the expiration date, and put them in a sandwich baggie labeled with your child's name, homeroom, and the number of Box Tops on the bag!  Any number turned in is appreciated, but for every 50 collected, your child's name will be entered into a raffle.  Five names will be drawn in the fall and the spring, and prizes awarded!  And, the homeroom class collecting the most Box Tops will receive popsicles on the playground during recess or a prize!  The first deadline for the year for turning Box Tops in will be Friday, October 16!

To learn more, and for a complete list of products as well as information about e-Box Tops, please visit www.btfe.com.  

Katie Frame 
y Ways to Help Raise money for Dunwoody Elementary School!

Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support DES every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
  • Pick up a Publix "Partners" Card at registration or front office.
  • Put Publix card on your key ring.
  • Cashier will scan your Publix "Partners" card each time you shop at Publix.
  • Publix donates a % of your order to DES!!
Box Tops for Education
  • Clip Box Tops from every day products you buy. 
  • Put them in a sandwich bag. 
  • Write your name on the baggie along with grade and homeroom teacher's name. 
  • 50 Box tops = 1 entry for a raffle  (the more you turn in, the better chance you have!) 
  • Place your labeled bag in the Box Tops containers located in the front hall or to your teacher.
  • Get a Target "Redcard" credit card and tie it to DES using http://target.com/tcoe
  • DES receives 1% of your purchases
For Questions contact Katie Frame.
Katie Frame


Spirit Night
Tuesday, October 13, 5-8pm
Please join us Tuesday, October 13, from 5pm-8pm at Chick-fil-A Perimeter Pointe for Spirit Night! 
DES gets credit for all sales from our school community, dine-in or drive-through, anytime between 5pm and 8pm. 
Please be sure to mention "DES" at the time of purchase
Stop by the 'ice dream' table to visit with the 1st grade teachers who will be serving. 
Thank you Chick-fil-A of Perimeter Pointe for your support of DES!

Chick-fil-A Perimeter Pointe   

DES Dads, please come to our All Pro Dad Breakfast this month.
Friday, October 16
6:45 to 7:45am
Please arrive for breakfast in the cafeteria (6:45 - 7:15am)
Program will begin in the media center at 7:20.
This month's topic is "The Power of Words"

 "All Pro Dad is a simple idea with a profound impact. It's a one-
hour monthly breakfast held before school where fathers and their
children meet with other dads and kids in the school cafeteria.
During this time, we will discuss a wide range of family topics,
spend time together, create fun memories, and leave equipped
with resources to strengthen your relationship with your child."

 The program is fun and free! All you need to do is attend, and if you want to purchase breakfast, you may do so in the cafeteria by using your child's "mylunchmoney" account, cash or check ($1.65 adults, $1.20 children). If you do not have a "mylunchmoney" account, please register for one at www.myschoolbucks.com before the meeting.
To help with keeping the parking lot and carpool drop off running smoothly, please park at GA Perimeter College and walk over to school.

 Please visit our chapter website for dates and more information.
http://www.allprodad.com/2657 or contact Chris Wilburn at:

Saturday October 17, 2015
Ride Begins at 9:00am
Registration Opens at 8:00am

Calling all DES students, families and neighbors! Get your bikes ready and join Dunwoody for a great family bike ride! Choose the police escorted 3 mile Tiger Route or the shorter Campus Cub Route.

Registration & Information: www.TourdeDunwoody.com

DES Students can also accept pledges through 99Pledges from family and friends. Get more pledges and win more prizes!  All funds raised will support Dunwoody Elementary & the Tiger Fund Campaign.

For questions contact Katie or Amy:
Katie Lewis
Amy Wittstruck

For questions about 99Pledges, contact Brad:

Community Events

Sunday, October 18th

RunDunwoody is the Rotary Club of Dunwoody's 5K, 1M and Tot Trot race events. This event will take place at Perimeter Mall.  Once again this year, the Principals' Challenge is ON! The elementary school in Dunwoody (Austin, Chesnut, Dunwoody, Kingsley, Vanderlyn) with the most team participants will be presented with the Principals' Challenge Trophy.

RunDunwoody is a terrific community event, and your participation in The Principal's Challenge will make it even better.  Registration is easy.  Participants should go to www.RunDunwoody.net and select your school from the drop down menu in the "Team Challenge for schools" category.  Runners can also register by filling out the registration form on the flyer and mailing it in. Kingsley Charter School is the reigning champion.   Who will take top honors in 2015? 

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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