May 1, 2016
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Field Day T-Shirts On Sale Now!
Pre-K Lottery - Tuesday, May 10
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night- Tuesday, May 10
3rd Grade Music Performances - Thursday, May 12
No Place For Hate Student Poster Contest
Little Free Library at DES Needs Donations
PTO Tech Team Needs Your Help
Chairs for Charity
Annual Kittredge Math Tournament Participants
Wrestling Summer Camp
Basketball Camp
Jr. Technology, Engineering & Computing Camp
Youth Track and Field Camp
Dunwoody Volleyball Jr. Wildcats 2016 Summer Camp
Autism Speaks Fundraiser
Community Bike Ride
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Friday, May 6, 9-11am - PTO Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Next Week
Tuesday, May 10, 7-8am - School Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 10, 5-8 - Staff Appreciation: Ice-Cream Social
Friday, May 13, 12-2pm -  PTO Executive Meeting


From the PTO Co-Presidents
Thanks so much for all who supported DES by dining at Mad Italian on Tuesday evening, and thank you to Jordan Winters and Amanda Becker for all of their diligent work organizing spirit nights/family events throughout this school year!  Their efforts and your participation earn money for our school!

On April 21, the Executive Committee of the PTO for the 2016-17 school year was installed! We welcome these individuals:
  • Megan Cann, Co-President
  • Grace Chang, Co-President
  • Lisa Seigle, VP Ways and Means
  • Lauren Middlebrooks, VP Communications
  • Susanna Bruwer, VP Programs
  • Mrs. Long, VP Academic Affairs
  • Kim Rivera, Treasurer
  • Manjari Agrawal, Financial Secretary
  • Dallas Meuller, Secretary
We are so grateful for the following individuals who have given so generously of their time and talents during the current school year!  At the end of the school year, they will have successfully completed their terms!

Jennifer Fenmore, Co-President
Jennifer Boettcher, VP Programs  
Ms. Gurin, VP Academic Affairs
Terica Harleaux, Treasurer
Leslie Hamlin, Secretary

Again, thanks for your hard work!
Make it a great week!

Jennifer Fenmore and Megan Cann
Field Day T-Shirts On Sale Now!

Field Day Dates: Thursday, May 19 (Pre-K - 2nd grades)
Friday, May 20 (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 2
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


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 Resident

Spirit Night

Please join us Tuesday, May 10, from 5pm-8pm at Chick-fil-A Perimeter Pointe for our last 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 our Specials 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 
A big thank you to our volunteers who helped with the CFA stickers this year: Aradhana Chaturvedi, Jennifer Dixon, Valerie Pate, Nia Bradley and Lauren Campbell
3rd Grade Music Performances
Thursday, May 12
Ms. Dunn, Mendel, and Leymann classes will have their music performance on Thursday, May 12, at 9:40am in the cafeteria

Your children have been working very hard to prepare recorder music and a song selection and we hope you can attend to enjoy this wonderful performance!
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. (

How: Poster submissions should be created on 8x11 inch white printer paper.
When: Turn in your submissions to Ms. Gilbert by Friday, May 13.
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


Little Free Library at DES Needs Donations
The Little Free Library at DES is empty! We are happy that people have enjoyed using the library but we need people to donate books to keep the library going. Remember if you take a book - leave a book!  It's a community effort to keep the library stocked and maintained.
Here is a quote from the 
"To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. There are over 36,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, bringing curbside literacy home and sharing millions of books annually."

PTO Technology Team Needs Your Help!
Do you have web skills?  Do you want to make a difference for our DES families?  Please help us with the technology behind the registration process.
The PTO Tech team is still looking for help setting up the DES 2016/2017 Registration System. We are looking for someone with web related skills to help us move our registration process forward for the next school year.  You will enable our school to automate the registration process, school directory, and basic setup of the iPads parents will use during the registration process. 

The group will meet a few times over the summer to setup and test - and of course you will be one of the first ones to be registered avoiding any lines.
Please contact Andrew Ziffer for more details.

Andrew 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


Congratulations Participants of
Annual Kittredge Math Tournament

Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade teams that participated at the 3rd Annual Kittredge Math Tournament last Saturday. Both teams worked for weeks to prepare for the competition against over 10 teams from 5 different schools. After two tie-breaker rounds, the 5th grade team brought home the 4th place trophy!



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

For questions, contact Coach McSorley at 404-966-5688, or email

Jr. Technology, Engineering & Computing Camp
Rising 5th and 6th Grade Girls
We would like to invite your rising 5th and 6th grade girls to our upcoming Jr. TEC (Technology, Engineering & Computer) Camp, which will be held June 21-23,  2016 on the Georgia Tech campus. 
This fun and interactive camp is hosted by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program and is designed to give young girls an early introduction to the exciting world of engineering with the hope of inspiring them to eventually consider college majors and careers as engineers.  More information on the camp can be found in the attached flyer.  
We would also like to ask for your assistance in circulating the attached TEC Camp flyer to the parents of your current 4th and 5th grade girls. Please note that the application deadline for Jr. TEC Camp is Monday, May 16.
Thank you for your time and assistance in disseminating this information.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Tonia Knobf
Associate Director, Women in Engineering
College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
791 Atlantic Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0360
Phone:  404-385-1862
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 or contact or call 770-330-5532

Visit the following websites for more information about Dunwoody Volleyball: - 
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:
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.


Autism Speaks Fundraiser

What: Autism Speaks Fundraiser
Where: Village Burger - Dunwoody
When: May 17 - 5pm - 8:30pm

10% of all proceeds between those hours will be donated to Autism Speaks!
Community Bike Ride

Come out for the next Community Bike Ride always the first Sunday of the month and THIS SUNDAY, May 1, at 2:45pm starting at Village Burger on Dunwoody Village Parkway.

We'll have a short pre-ride safety speech and leave by 3pm. Helmets are required and we recommend a bike with gears to handle the hills. The route is a 4.5 mile loop around Dunwoody - mostly right turns, less than an hour. Perfect for families, seniors and more. 

Event by Bike Walk Dunwoody. 

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