August 7, 2016
DES News
From the PTO Co-Presidents
Curriculum Nights
Welcome Back Coffee
All Pro Dad
DES Lunch Bunch Needs You!
Corporate Sponsors Needed
Third Grade Recorders
Peachtree Juniors
How to Submit and Announcement Using Tiger Talk
Calendar At a Glance
This Week
Monday, August 8 - First Day of School
Monday, August 8, 7:45-8:30am - Welcome Back Coffee

Next Week
Monday, August 15, 8-9am or 5:30-6:30pm - Room Parent Meeting
Monday, August 15, 9-11am - PTO Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, August 16, 5:15-5:30pm - PTO General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, August 16,, 5:30-6:30pm - Pre-K-2nd Grade Curriculum Night
Thursday, August 16, 5:15-5:30pm - PTO General Membership Meeting
Thursday, August 16, 5:30-6:30pm - 3rd-5th Grade Curriculum Night
Friday, August 19, 6:45-7:45am - All Pro Dad


From the PTO Co-Presidents
Ready or not! It is time to head back to school, and we hope that everyone has a great start! Please remember to be patient with carpool and the buses during these first two weeks as the routes and routines are learned. If  you were unable to come to registration day on August 3rd, please come to the media center to complete required paperwork!

Thank you so much for all who contributed to the Tiger Fund, Annual Dues and PTO dues! Your donations are so appreciated and are used for facility enhancements, new technology, teacher training, and teacher appreciation! 

In addition to those of you who gave money, many thanks to those who have shared their time as we prepare to start the school year! Cara Engel and Andrew Ziffer have worked diligently on the website, directory, and registration technology! Jennifer Fenmore and Sasha Tocio were instrumental in the organization of Registration Day, and Lauren Middlebrooks worked all summer to bring you adorable spirit wear and thus raise funds for DES! Merrie Bouton and Terica Harleaux organized a back to school breakfast to welcome our staff to another year! The list goes on and on of those sharing their time and talent to keep things running smoothly! We would love to see all parents volunteer at least 10 hours this year! Opportunities abound! Please visit for more information!

Thanks, and make it a great first day!

Megan Cann and Grace Chang
Girls on the Run Registration

Registration for the Fall session of Girls on the Run is August 8th - 10th. Sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:30 for 12 weeks. Please visit the link for more information.


Welcome Back Coffee
August 8, 7:45 - 8:30am

Parents! Whether you are feeling boo hoo or yahoo, please come to the media center after dropping off your child on the first day of school for coffee and light refreshments from 7:45-8:30am!
Curriculum Nights

Curriculum nights will be held for PK-2nd grades on Tuesday, August 16 at 5:30 and 3rd-5th on Thursday, August 18 at 5:30. Please plan to attend an evening to hear a message from Mrs. Sanders, meet your child's teachers, see the classrooms, and learn about expectations for the school year.

Friday, August 19 - 6:45 to 7:45am
Please arrive for breakfast in the cafeteria (6:45 - 7:15am)
Program will begin in the media center at 7:20.
This month's topic is "Being Healthy"
All Pro Dad Dad's Day is a simple idea with a profound impact. It's a one-hour monthly breakfast held before school where fathers and their children meet with other dads and kids in the school cafeteria. During this time, we will discuss a wide range of family topics, spend time together, create fun memories, and leave equipped with resources to strengthen your relationship with your child.
The program is fun and free! All you need to do is attend, and if you want to purchase breakfast, you may do so in the cafeteria by using your child'smyschoolbucks account, cash or check ($1.65 adults, $1.20 children). If you do not have a myschoolbucks account, please register for one at before the meeting.
To help with keeping the parking lot and carpool drop off running smoothly, please park at GA Perimeter College and walk over to school.
Please visit our chapter website for dates and more information. or contact Chris Wilburn at:


DES Lunch Bunch Needs You!

Lunch Bunch is a group of volunteers who help out in the cafeteria during lunch. The volunteers help the children with their lunch needs such as opening up containers and wiping down the tables.

It is a great way to see your child at lunchtime and meet their classmates. The children love to see the parents help out and be part of DES.

Please consider helping out this semester. Your help is a big part of what makes DES such a great school. 

We look forward to seeing you at lunch! Please sign up:

Erika Cuttino
Corporate Sponsors Needed
From Community Business Support:
Corporate Sponsors are still needed for 2016 - 2017.  If you run a business or work for one that likes to support community initiatives, consider sponsoring our school! Sponsorship packages run from Bronze ($300) to Platinum ($2,500) and allow PTO to support our teachers and students through training and capital improvements.   Many of our corporate sponsors are actually parents who are investing in DES.  All sponsors receive brand awareness opportunities with our more than 800 families.  To learn more, download this document, or you can contact Community Business Support Co-Chairs Shana Sullivan and/or Laurie Nichols
Shana and Laurie


Attention Parents of Third Graders!

Information about purchasing a recorder for your student will be distributed during the first week of school! Stay tuned!  
Ms. Esartia and Mr. Arringto  


Peachtree Juniors Wants YOU
Rising 5th graders: Peachtree Juniors, a new developmental volleyball team, wants YOU!  No experience is necessary, just an interest in the game, a good attitude and a willingness to work with experienced coaches.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn the fundamentals of volleyball in a fun environment.  Come and learn to serve, set, pass and love the game!
  • 2016 team dues at $200 per player (at least 8 players are needed to form the team)
  • Team practices are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7:30pm at Kingswood UMS gym (August 16- September 29).  There is no practice on September 20 or 22.  
  • Players must be able to attend BOTH days of practice to be considered for the team.
  • There are NO tryouts.  To register, go to
  • The team will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Players must bring a completed GHSA Physical Form (doctor visit is required) to the first practice on August 16, 2016.  
There is a mandatory parent meeting during the first practice on August 16 from 6-6:30pm.

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 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

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