April 24, 2016
DES News
From our Principal
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Pre-K Lottery - Tuesday, May 10
No Place For Hate Student Poster Contest
Music Choices for Rising 4th Graders
School Supplies Made Easy
Chairs for Charity
School Council Election Results
Field Day T-Shirts On Sale Now!
Spirit Night - Tuesday, April 26
Special Olympiad 2016 Winners
State Technology Fair
Volunteer of the Month
Youth Track and Field Camp
Dunwoody Volleyball Jr. Wildcats 2016 Summer Camp
Dunwoody Basketball Summer Camp
Dunwoody Wrestling Summer Camp
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Monday - Friday, April 18 - 29 - Milestone Testing
Tuesday, April 26, 4-9pm - Spirit Night at The Mad Italian 
Thursday, April 28 - 13.5 Week Progress Report

Next Week
Friday, May 6, 9-11am - PTO Volunteer Appreciation Brunch


From our Principal

We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year with only five weeks until the official start of summer vacation.  Relish every moment you can as we are reminded how quickly the school year passes.
Staff members are not only preparing for the end of the year by holding parent conferences and hosting end-of-year celebrations, but they are also meeting to plan programs and growth opportunities for next year.  The end of the year becomes such a busy time that you will want to plan to address any concerns with your child's teacher in the next couple of weeks.  I encourage you to not schedule conferences the last two weeks of the school year.
Additionally, keep in mind that the Confidential Placement Form will be available on our school website beginning May 1.  Please use this form to provide any specific information we should consider when placing your child in a homeroom.  The administrative staff will be the only ones previewing and addressing the concerns reported on the form so please be frank and straight forward.  We would like to make appropriate placements now instead of dealing with any conflicts in August.  Keep in mind that you MAY NOT request a specific teacher.
As always, we will have staffing changes for next year.  We have four staff members who have opted to not return for the 2016-2017 year.  Mrs. Leymann and Mrs. Y. Miller will remain at home with their children, Ms. Erves will pursue other career paths, and Mrs. Davis will move to Gainesville with her husband. We wish them well on their journeys!

Thank you,
Jennifer Sanders
Principal, Dunwoody Elementary School
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Thanks so much to Mrs. Norman for organizing a lovely Evening of the Arts at DES!  What a wonderful opportunity to see all of the work of so many talented young artists at DES! Thanks, also, to Mrs. Miller and Ms. Esartia and to the band and orchestra for sharing their talents with our community!  Great job!

Moreover, Chris Wilburn has done a terrific job with All Pro Dads this year! We appreciate his diligence and all of you who come out monthly to spend some time with your children while learning skills to augment your parenting skills!

We are still looking for individuals to assist with in-house volunteers, technology, grant writing, and cultural awareness next year.  More information is available at www.dunwoodypto.com. If you are interested, please let us know!

Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann
Pre-K Lottery
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Parents are allowed to register at their home school from 8:30am - 1:00pm only on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
The lottery drawing process will begin at 1:15pm.
Results will be posted on the front door of the school at 3pm.
Parents/Guardians must provide all of the following documents to apply:
  • Child's Original Certified Birth Certificate (4 years of age by 9/1/2016)
  • Parent's Photo ID
  • Child's Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residency
No Place For Hate Student Poster Contest

Theme: A World Without Hate

Who: All students in Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to participate in Dunwoody Elementary School's No Place For Hate Poster Contest!

Recognition: The winning poster design will be enlarged and featured as DES' No Place For Hate School Logo in next year's Garden of Promise. (http://dunwoodyescounseling.weebly.com/counselors-corner-blog/garden-of-promise)

How: Poster submissions should be created on 8x11 inch white printer paper.
When: Turn in your submissions to Ms. Gilbert by Friday, May 13th.
Thanks to students, staff, and parents for all you have done to help Dunwoody Elementary School achieve the No Place For Hate School designation this year!

Anna Proctor
Counselor / PreK-2nd Grade
Dunwoody Elementary School
Music Choices for Rising 4th Grade Students

We are excited to offer 3 music choices to all rising 4th grade students at our school.  They are Band, String Orchestra or General Music.  All current 3rd grade students should have received an information letter and form in their TIP folder.  Please make sure you complete the form and turn it in to Mrs. Miller or Ms. Esartia by Friday, April 29th, 2016.  If you need another form please contact Mrs. Miller (yvonne_m_miller@dekalbschoolsga.org) or Ms. Esartia (natia_esartia@dekalbschoolsga.org).
School Supplies Made Easy!

The DES PTO is offering you an easy way to order school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year. 

All products will be name brand offerings this year.
The DES PTO is offering you an easy way to order school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year.  All products will be name brand offerings this year!
To start, go to the following website and put in our school code to find supply lists and pricing for every grade (remember to chose the grade your child will start in the fall).
You must order before the end of the school year on May 27th.
The supplies will be sent to your home the week of July 24th.

Our school code is 74509
*Shipping IS included in the price listed, so there are no surprises at checkout.
**Please note that there are slight differences in pricing for girls and boys for some grades. Their lists include a few different items for the classroom. For example, the list for 1st-grade boys includes antibacterial soap. For 1st-grade girls, the list includes hand sanitizer.

***5th grade families - the three reading books that your child needs for Social Studies and Language Arts are not included and you will need to purchase separately.

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Ziffer. 
Chairs for Charity
"Chairs for Charity" benefits the arts programs in surrounding schools. The uniquely designed and decorated chairs are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Chair and/or stool donations that in fairly good condition are needed. (They will be primed and painted.) The chairs/stools can be dropped off on the patio in front of the art room, Friday, April 22nd through Wednesday, April 27th. The chairs will be at the Dunwoody Arts Festival.

Thank you!

Deanne Kingi Norman
Art Specialist
Dunwoody Elementary School
School Council Election Results
Congratulations to Amanda Becker, Katie Frame and Megan Cann who will be serving on School Council next year. Thank you to all the parents who voted!


Field Day T-Shirts On Sale Now!

Field Day Dates: Thursday, May 19th (Pre-K - 2nd)
Friday, May 20th (3rd - 5th & All MOID/MID)
DES, get ready for fun competition, fitness, and play......
Field Day 2016 is just a month away! 

Field Day t-shirts are now on sale until Monday, May 2nd
This year's t-shirt was designed by 5th grader Asmita Majumbar! The HPE department is so proud of her beautiful artwork for this year's t-shirt. Order forms were sent home in TIP folders or click here to download the DES Field Day T-shirt Order Form. Please return the completed form and payment to your child's homeroom teacher.

Please note that much like all DES spirit wear, t-shirt purchases are not mandatory for participation but your support is greatly appreciated.    

STUDENTS SHIRTS $6.00                             PARENT SHIRTS $10.00                                                       
Field Day Committee
Spirit Night 

Tuesday April 26 - 4pm - 9pm

2197 Savoy Drive
Next to Bowlmor
A flyer will be emailed out prior to Spirit Night to be turned in at the time of purchase and The Mad Italian will donate 10% of the sale to DES.


Special Olympiad 2016 Winners

Dhruv Advani, Gold medal in Metric mastery.
Dhruv Advani and Tanaya Dave, bronze medal in Bridge building. 
Anay Patil and Nico Scuillo bronze medal in Which ways North.

Great job kids!! We are proud of you Dunwoody elementary school team.
State Technology Fair

Congratulations to your Cora Webster for placing in the 2016 GaETC State Technology Fair which was held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Macon, Georgia!  Cora was one of over 1000 students throughout the State of Georgia and 62 students representing the DeKalb County School District to compete in this event.  
The  DCSD Information Technology Department will recognize these students at their next Board Meeting!
Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Manjari Agrawal! She logged the most hours for the month of March and gets to use the reserved/specially marked parking space for the entire month of April! If you log the most volunteer hours for the month of April, the parking space will be yours for the month of May!
Congratulations to Sonal Cochran! She won the March volunteer of the month drawing and will be taking home some fun DES spirit wear.
It's easy to log your hours in order to be considered for the April Volunteer of the Month parking space and the April volunteer drawing!! Simply go to the Dunwoody Elementary PTO website and follow the Log Volunteer Hours link. 


Youth Track and Field Camp
Help your child learn about fitness, nutrition, and self-discipline while being coached on the basics of track and field.  
Dates: June 27-July 1
Times: 9:00AM- 1:00PM                           
Location: Dunwoody HS Track (For inclement weather call 404-395-4304 after 7:30AM)
Cost: $100.00 ($10 off for additional family members
Equipment: Each camper should bring quality tennis shoes and comfortable running clothes. All other equipment will be provided. Label all personal items.
Lunch: Each camper will provide his/her own lunch. A small cooler with plenty of liquid is recommended; however, we will have ice water available at all times.
Staff: Derek Smith, Dunwoody HS Track and Field coach. Many of the Dunwoody HS runners will be on staff as well!

Payment for the Track & Field Summer Camp should be made payable to Dunwoody Boys Track and mailed or delivered to the high school at
5035 Vermack Rd., Dunwoody, 30338

Payment can be made at any time.

Click here to download the form.
 Dunwoody Volleyball
Jr. Wildcats 2016 Summer Camp

Registration is open for the Dunwoody Volleyball Jr. Wildcats Summer Camp! This program teacher young athletes volleyball skills and 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!

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

Visit the following websites for more information about Dunwoody Volleyball: dunwoodyvolleyball.weebly.com - 
and friend the program on Facebook.
July 25, 26, 27 (Monday through Wednesday)
"Rising" 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th graders
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Peachtree Middle School Gym
Instruction on skill development through quality reps and feedback to maximize learning and improvement
$95.00 - 3 Sessions/7.5 hours of training Checks Payable to: DHS Volleyball Club, Inc. Mail Check to: Steve Goldin 9815 Kennebec Way Johns Creek, GA 30022
Camp Sponsor:
Dunwoody High School Volleyball
Steve Goldin - Jr. Wildcats Director (770) 330-5532 or email: stevegoldin7@gmail.com
What to Bring:
Proper Shoes, shorts, and t-shirt. Also please bring a water bottle. No earrings or watches! Bring a smiling face and a positive hard working attitude.

Click here to download the flyer for more information.

Dunwoody Wrestling
2016 Summer Camp
When:  June 6, 7, 8
Time:  6-8PM
Please arrive by 5:30 on June 6.
Where:  Dunwoody High School Wrestling Room (Gym Stage)
Cost:  $75

All wrestlers must have a signed consent form to participate. Consent forms can be found at www.dunwoodywildcatwrestling.com

For questions, contact Coach McSorley at 404-966-5688, or email lukemcsorley5@gmail.com.

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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