February 21, 2016
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Inspirational Allies - No Place for Hate Regional Contest
Jason's Deli Spirit Night - Tuesday, February 23
Caldecott Medalist Author Visiting DES!
Volunteers Needed for the Cultural Arts Dinner
Chess at Dunwoody Elementary
Latino College and STEM fair at Georgia Tech
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Tuesday, February 23, 5-8pm - Spirit Night at Jason's Deli
Friday, February 26 - STEM Day

Next Week
Friday, March 4 - Read Across America: Character Parade, 8-8:30am


From the PTO Co-Presidents

We end February with our spirit night at Jason's Deli on Tuesday the 23rd. Come out and support DES and PTO while enjoying a night out with family and friends.
March is a busy month for the PTO. Our Staff Appreciation committee is hard at work preparing for Staff Appreciation week March 7-10.  In addition, our Book Fair chairs are gearing up for our Spring Book Fair which is held March 15-17. During Book Fair week we will hold the last Principal's Coffee, the Cultural Arts Dinner and Performances, and All Pro Dad. Thank you to all of our volunteers for ensuring these events are a success!
Inspirational Allies
No Place for Hate Regional Contest

Every year the Anti-defamation League Southeast Region has a No Place for HateŽ student contest where they ask students to think about ways they can build a world without hate. The theme this year is Inspirational Allies.  An ally is defined as someone who speaks out on behalf of someone else or takes actions that are supportive of someone else. Being  a part of No Place for Hate school, means we are asking students to make the transition from being bystanders or aggressors, to being allies.

On the DES Counseling Website, you will find the contest flyer, as well as the entry form and rules: http://dunwoodyescounseling.weebly.com/counselors-corner-blog/inspirational-allies-contest1. Students can be creative through artistic expression like: original written essays, poetry, short stories or art/media including videos, drawings etc. Let your children know there are prizes for the winners and they will be recognized at an awards ceremony on April 17, 2016. Submissions should be sent through the mail by parent or guardian. The postmark deadline for all entries is March 11, 2016!

Anna Gilbert
Counselor / PreK-2nd Grade
Dunwoody Elementary School


Jason's Deli Spirit Night
Please join us Tuesday, February 23, from 5pm-8pm at Jason's Deli in Perimeter Village for Spirit Night.

Please mention DES when you order. Jason's Deli will donate 10% of proceeds to the PTO.

Jason's Deli
Perimeter Village
4705 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
Caldecott Medalist Author Visiting DES!

Students of all grade levels are welcome to order books.
Send in order forms by March 29.
In partnership with the Little Shop of Stories, Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author, Dan Santat, is visiting DES on April 13 to present a writing and illustrating program to 
our 1st and 2nd grade students.
If your child is not in 1st or 2nd grade, fear not! You may still pre-order books. Any orders that include his upcoming Are We There Yet? book will be autographed by the author.
Please send in your order form with payment no later than 
Tuesday, March 29. Make checks payable to "DES PTO."
(Cash cannot be accepted. Checks only.)
Please consider purchasing a book to support DES!
The order form will arrive home in TIP folders next week. You can also find it on the DES homepage and print it from there.
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lane: michellegearylane@gmail.com


Volunteers Needed
Cultural Arts Dinner

We're looking for volunteers to set up and run cultural booths during our Cultural Arts Dinner and Talent Exhibition on March 17. These will be set up in the hallway outside the cafeteria during dinner to help students and their families learn more about the world around them. You can include photos, maps, art, instruments or clothing from your country or culture of choice.

Please sign up by sending an email to  DESCultural2016@gmail.com.


Chess at Dunwoody Elementary
Championship Chess presents a systematic, fun way to build chess skills during chess instruction and while students play. Studies show that chess improves math, reading and problem-solving and our methods connect these academic benefits to our classes. Classes include instruction as well as chess play and guided analysis.
Coach Steve Schneider has been a teacher and chess coach for over 25 years. Championship Chess teams have won local, regional, state and national tournaments. Coaches utilize the Championship Chess curriculum introducing, reinforcing and improving chess skills and strategies in the opening, middle and end game.
  • Day/Time: Thursdays after school from 2:35 to 3:35pm. Children must be picked up on time.
  • Dates: Spring session February 25 to May 12. (No Chess April 7.) Chess club will start as scheduled unless you are notified of any delays. Parents must record dates. 


4th Annual Latino College and STEM Fair in Conjunction with Georgia Tech

WhenSaturday, March 19, 2016 from 9am to 2:30pm
Where: Georgia Tech Student Center, 350 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, 30332

Additional information: 
FREE admission; free childcare for potty-trained children; raffles and door prizes; bilingual workshops; fun STEM activities for students of all ages and families; a majors fair; college and resource fair (universities and community organizations that serve the Latino population); an inspirational panel with Latino students, parents, and professionals.

To learn more about the event, please visit www.gostem.gatech.edu

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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