October 11, 2015
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Where in the World is Mrs. Sanders?
Got Photos? Submit them for the Yearbook
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Tuesday, October 13, 5-8pm
All Pro Dad - Friday, October 16, 6:45am
Nature Trail Volunteer Opportunity - Saturday, October 17
Falcons Can Drive
Box Tops Blitz
Other easy ways to help raise money for DES
Volunteer of the Month
Run Dunwoody - Sunday, October 18
Calendar At a Glance
This 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
Saturday, October 17 - Nature Trail Volunteer Opportunity, 10-12pm

Next Week
Thursday, October  22 - 9 Week Progress Report


From the PTO Co-Presidents

IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED for Tour de Dunwoody
Go, go now, grab the bike by the horns and ride!
Tour de Dunwoody, our 5th annual bike ride, is Saturday, October 17.  Your children are very excited about the coveted Golden Helmet Award for the winning class with the most participants. In addition, this year the winning class will also receive a Grand Prizea Night Hike at Dunwoody Nature Center. Winners and their families will have an opportunity to spend an evening at the Dunwoody Nature Center, so please encourage your friends and neighbors to register TODAY! 
Choose the police escorted 3 mile Tiger Route 
or the shorter campus Cub Route.
Saturday, October 17th
Ride(s) depart at 9:00 am
Registration/Check-In begins at 8:00 am
Visit the Purple Hippo Art tent, get warmed up and energized by UFC Gym, and groove and dance to the DJ.  We will also have snacks and community fun!
Registration will continue until day of the event!
Please go to the PTO website to register. 
Make sure you select a T-shirt size from the drop down menu(s).  This is how you select your payment and register your riders.  Once registered, You will then receive an e-mail from 99 pledges that you can forward.  This is your child's (optional) invitation to raise more funds through pledges from their friends and family.  

For questions contact Katie or Amy, Tour de Dunwoody Co-chairs:
Katie Lewis
Amy Wittstruck

Where in the World is Mrs. Sanders?

Our principal is taking a virtual trip around the world to help our students
learn more about the world around them. Starting on Monday, October 19, we'll give the students one clue a day on WDES to see if they can figure out the week's destination. They'll have a chance to guess by putting their name, homeroom teacher, grade, and country name on a piece of paper and dropping it in the PTO Mailbox near the office. 

We'll pick a winner for a small prize at the end of the week when we reveal the correct country. We'll continue this for four weeks.
How can you help? 
  • Do you have family connections to a country that you would like our students to know more about? 
  • Do you have any clothing from that country that Mrs. Sanders could wear on Reveal Day each Friday? 
If so, please send an email to: 
Got Photos?

If you have taken any photos from your child's classroom or school events and would like to submit them to possibly be included in this year's yearbook, please email them to yearbookdes@gmail.com

Please include the name of the classroom and/or the school event in the subject line. 

If you have any questions please contact Rosemary or Emily.

Rosemary Gorham

Emily Ceo


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 "My School Bucks" account, cash or check ($1.65 adults, $1.20 children). If you do not have a "My School Bucks" 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:

Get Involved

Nature Trail Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, October 17

We are looking for a few individuals who might be willing to stick around after Tour de Dunwoody to help distribute mulch on the nature trail.

If we find several folks willing to work hard, we can quickly get this project accomplished! We will get started by 10am and out no later than noon

Thanks for your consideration!

Thank you,
Jennifer Boettcher and Dan Geist
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 1 - October 23

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 
Easy 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


  Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Katie Scharf! She logged the most hours for the month of September and gets to use the reserved/specially marked parking space for the entire month of October! If you log the most volunteer hours for the month of October, the parking space will be yours for the month of November!

Congratulations to Valerie Pate!  She won the September volunteer of the month drawing and will be taking home a gift certificate for a free manicure from The Nails of Dunwoody, a nail salon near J. Christopher's.  

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

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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