October 25, 2015
DES News
From our Principal
From the PTO Co-Presidents
DES Academic Bowl Team
Red Ribbon Week - October 26-30
Music Programs for K-3rd Grades
Drug Abuse Prevention Parent Night- October 27
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Monday through Friday, October  26-30 -  Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday, October 27 - Picture Make Up Day
Friday, October 30 - STEM Day
Friday, October 30 - Tiger Paw Celebration, Backwards Clothes Day


From Our Principal

We have received word that Spring 2015 GA Milestones testing reports should be arriving in mid-late November. However, I wanted to go ahead and share a sample score report with you so that you can see the scoring categories and all of the information you can expect to receive when the scores come out. http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Milestones/EOG%20Resources/GA-EOG-ISR-92315.pdf

When the scores do arrive, we will offer information on how to interpret the results. On behalf of the Georgia DOE, we thank you for your patience as we await building and individual scores at Dunwoody Elementary.

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

Don't forget that Picture Make-up day is Tuesday, October 27!  

Do you have any pictures from your child's classroom or school events? It's now easier than ever to upload those photos. 
Send them to: yearbookdes@gmail.com. You can even upload from your mobile device. Help make this year's Yearbook a success! 

We cleaned out our pantries and made a difference! Thank you to all of our DES families who donated cans to the Atlanta Food Bank Canned Food Drive. The cans will be picked up this week, and we will bring you an update on how many pounds of food we donated once we have that information. Thank you again for helping feed Atlanta's hungry families.

DES Academic Bowl Team     

Attention parents of fifth graders! Does your DES Tiger love facts? 
Do you call your student a walking encyclopedia? The DES Academic Bowl Team needs you!!

The Academic Bowl is a quiz bowl that challenges fifth graders to show their knowledge of trivia in academics and pop culture.

We will have weekly practices on Wednesday mornings at 7am and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45pm.

The Academic Bowl team will participate in the Dekalb County Schools Academic Bowl on December 12 at Stone Mountain Middle School. The first informational session will be held on Wednesday, October 21, in room 1318, Ms. St. John's room. There may be try-outs, depending on how many students are interested. 

Sponsors are Ms. St. John, Mrs. Weimann, and Mrs. Nettles.


Dunwoody Elementary School's Red Ribbon Week!
October 26 - 30, 2015
Red Ribbon Week was developed in 1988 to promote an awareness of the dangers of alcohol and other drugs.  It is celebrated in schools throughout the nation. This special week was developed to honor the memory of Enrique Camarena. During the week of October 26 -30, we will have special activities to educate our students on the dangers of drugs and the importance of making positive choices. At the end of the week, students will sign a drug-free pledge.
  • Monday, October 26 - Rally in Red Against Drugs and Bullying! (Wear Red Clothing)
  • Tuesday, October 27 - Hats Off to Being Drug-Free! (Wear Your Favorite Hat)
  • Wednesday, October 28 - Sock It to Drugs and Bullying!  (Wear Silly Socks)
  • Thursday, October 29 - Be on a Drug-Free Team! (Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey)
  • Friday, October 30 - Pledge to be Drug-Free! (Wear Red, White, and Blue Clothing)
Drug Free Pledge
I pledge allegiance to myself and who I want to be,
Cause I can make my dreams come true, if I believe in me.
I pledge to stay in school and learn the things I need to know,
To make the world a better place for kids like me to grow.
I pledge to keep my dreams alive and be all that I can be.
I know I can, and that's because
I pledge to stay DRUG and BULLY FREE!
Anna Gilbert
Counselor / PreK-2nd Grade
Dunwoody Elementary School
Music Programs for K-3rd Grade
Please do not miss a wonderful opportunity to see your child's music performance this semester. All Kindergarten & 1st grade class performances will take place in the Media Center. All 2nd & 3rd grade class performances will take place in the cafeteria.
Please see below for your child's performance date, time & location:

Media Center
Madden & Brasher
All 2nd Grade Classes
Goodman, Hollander & Sampson
Media Center
Risinger & Culbreth
Media Center
Drennan & Kundmueller
Media Center
Johnston & Wimberly
Media Center
Hogue & Goodwin
Media Center
Smith & St. John
Media Center
Weimann & Shelton
Media Center
Pannullo & Schaffner
*Please note that Mendel, Dunn & Leymann's 3rd grade classes will have their performance in the second semester.

Community Events

Drug Abuse Prevention Parent Night
October 27 , 2015
Join us at Dunwoody High School for the Drug Abuse Prevention Program Parent Night on October 27th, from 6:30-8pm.

Click here for more information: http://evite.me/3Yp6mxwBSa

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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