February 28, 2016
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
4th Grade Band needs Pitchers
Dr. Seuss Week at DES this week!
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Tuesday, March 8th
Caldecott Medalist Author Visiting DES!
Save the Date - Kindergarten Roundup - Thursday March 31
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
Volunteers Needed for the Cultural Arts Dinner
Dunwoody Volleyball Jr. Wildcats Spring Camp
Dunwoody High School Lady Wildcat Basketball Mini Camp
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Friday, March 4, 8-8:30am - Read Across America: Character Parade

Next Week
Monday, March 7 - Thursday, March 10 - Staff Appreciation Week
Tuesday, March 8, 7-8am - School Council Meeting
Friday, March 11 - NO SCHOOL


From the PTO Co-Presidents

Thanks again to all the families who contributed to the Tiger Fund. The DES PTO is a 501c3 non-profit organization so your donation is tax deductible. You should have received a letter in your oldest child's TIP folder that you may use for your taxes. If you did not receive the letter and need it for tax purposes please contact Whitney Samuelson at wmsamuelson@yahoo.com
Thank you to all the families that came out on Tuesday to support DES at Jason's Deli. We had a great crowd and a lot of fun seeing everyone.  

We kick the month of March off with a week long celebration of Dr. Seuss. On Friday, March 4, your children can dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character or other favorite book character and participate in our school wide character parade. Encourage your child's creativity and get those costumes ready for a great day of learning and fun. 

Have a wonderful week.

4th Grade Band Needs Pitchers

We are performing a song from the heart of  Louisiana bayou country which is titled "Dancin' on the Bayou."  It is a fun piece that has some unusual percussion instruments like washboards and pitched jugs.  

We have washboards but are in need of 2 large pitchers as pictured here.  They don't need to be in great shape but do need to hold water so that we can match the pitch required for the music.

If you are able to loan or donate these items please email Mrs. Miller: yvonne_m_miller@dekalbschoolsga.org


Dr. Seuss Weekdrseuss
Dr. Suess week is coming to DES! Let's celebrate this fun author with a fun week of dressing up! Dress up days: February 29 - March 4.

  • Monday, 2/29: Sleep Book (Pajama Day)
  • Tuesday 3/1: Fox in Sox Day (Wear crazy socks)
  • Wednesday 3/2: Wacky Wednesday (Dress Wacky)
  • Thursday 3/3: You're Only Old Once Day (Dress Like You're Old)
  • Friday 3/4: Character Dress Up Day-Character Parade. 

Please join us in the cafeteria on Friday at 8am to see your favorite book characters come to life and walk across the stage!

Spirit Night
Please join us Tuesday, March 8, 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 SPED teachers who will be serving. 
Thank you Chick-fil-A of Perimeter Pointe for your support of DES!
Chick-fil-A Perimeter Pointe   
1145 Mount Vernon Hwy 
Dunwoody, 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
Save the Date! 

Attention parents of rising Kindergarten students
Kindergarten Roundup at Dunwoody Elementary School is taking place on Thursday, March 31!  If you have friends and/or neighbors who have children entering Kindergarten in 2016 who are not yet DES parents, please forward this information on to them. They can also sign up to receive this newsletter for more information coming up in the next few weeks!


Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Book Fair is Coming, Tuesday, March 15 through Thursday, March 17
Please sign up, there are lots of time slots and opportunities to help! 

Book Bucks went home in TIP Thursday.  The deadline is Wednesday, March 9.

We all love to TACO  'bout Books, so you and your kids can  POP open a good one! See you all at the Book Fair!

Cultural Arts Dinner Volunteers Needed

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 gymnasium before 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.


Dunwoody Volleyball Jr. Wildcats
Spring Camp

Dunwoody Volleyball Jr. Wildcats Spring Camp is two weeks away! This program teaches young athletes volleyball skills, love of the game, and will lay the foundation for the Peachtree Middle School and Dunwoody High School volleyball teams for the future. 

There are many former Jr. Wildcats currently playing at DHS, on year round volleyball club teams and at the college level! 

Our next camp will be at the St. Luke's Church in Dunwoody. The camp will begin March 10th and end March 31st. There are a total of 6 session (March 10, 16, 17, 23, 30 and 31). 

For more information and to sign up for this camp, go to: dunwoodyjuniorwildcatsvolleyball.weebly.com or email: Stevegoldin7@gmail.com or  phone: 770-330-5532

Visit the following websites for more information about Dunwoody Volleyball: dunwoodyvolleyball.weebly.com - Peachtreemsvolleyball.weebly.com - and friend the program on Facebook: dunwoodypeachtreejrwildcatsvolleyball.

Dunwoody High School
 Lady Wildcat Basketball Mini Camp

WhenJune 6-9 (Monday - Thursday)
Where: Dunwoody High School Gym
Hours9am - 2pm (bring a sack lunch)
Cost: $150 per player
For Girls ages 6 - 14
Complementary T-shirt 

Our camp will offer young and developing players an opportunity to work on and improve fundamentals. Skill instruction includes ball handling, passing, defense, dribbling, shooting, and rebounding. Plus, fun competition in team play and individual contests, and camp awards and prizes. Please see our website for registration form: www.dunwoodyladywildcats.com

Click here to download the brochure.

Contact:  Coach Angela Nash

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