GLOW Party

GLOW partyWhat could be more fun than a GLOW (Go Light Our World) party to start the year off right?

Save the date: Friday, August 26th, from 6 – 8 pm at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School.

For only $3 per person, you’ll enjoy a DJ, dancing and the time of your life! Don’t forget to dress to glow. We will be selling pizza and other fun glow-in-the-dark items.

Adults must accompany children. This is a family event! We look forward to seeing you on the 26th.

Dolphin Dive 2016

dolphindive2842809568_cb37d746c4_mThis is a must-attend event!

Dolphin Dive- Open House   8/4/16  

Our Open House/Dolphin Dive for the 2016-17 school year will be on Thursday, August 4th from 3:00PM-6:00PM.

While here, you will be able to join our amazing PTA, purchase spiritwear, find out bus/car pool information, visit our after-school enrichment providers, and of course meet your child’s teacher! Parking is limited, so please plan ahead and car pool when possible. We offer overflow parking at Davis Academy across the street. Please do not park in the fire lanes.

For our suggested school supply list, click here.

Check your bus stop location/times here.

Questions about our uniform policy?

Children can wear khaki or navy bottoms (shorts, skorts, pants) with white, navy or light blue shirts. Uniform dresses in navy or khaki are permissible. Spirit shirts with uniform bottoms are allowed on Fridays. Closed-toe shoes are required.


Thanksgiving Break Week Updates

Don’t forget:

No School on Friday, November 20. Enjoy your Thankgiving break and return to school on Monday, November 30th.**


Screen Shot 2013-11-02 at 9.25.36 AMTomorrow (Thursday, November 19th)

Enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch with your child(ren) during their lunch period. Lunch schedule was sent home this week. We hope you can make it.


Book Fair

Thursday, 11/19 is the last day of the Scholastic Book Fair. After lunch, don’t forget to take your child(ren) for one last visit to the Book Fair in the Media Center. Be sure to pick out a good book or two to enjoy.

And as always, there is a Teacher’s Wish List.  Be sure to find your teacher’s list and treat them to a book for their classroom! What a great way to give thanks for all the great things they do for our little loved ones.

Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 9.23.21 PMBojangles Spirit Night

Tomorrow, Thursday, 11/19, is also Spirit Night at Bojangles on Roswell Rd. from 5:00-7:30. Start the break off by leaving the cooking to Bojangles! A percentage of sales will go straight back to our school.

8550 Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs 30350  770-743-4247

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Don’t forget to check all of those Thanksgiving groceries for Box Tops!!! Clip and save over the holidays!!!



Yankee Candle

Friends and family are still able to purchase items online. You just might see that certain friend or relative over the holiday that would love to purchase something from Yankee Candle. Click to visit and shop:

School Code – 990078374


Five Below

Just in time for the holidays!! 10% of all purchases will go back to Dunwoody Springs! Just bring in the flier that was sent home in today’s Wednesday folders during the above dates and shop away. Please make copies and share with friends, family and neighbors. We will be emailing an electronic copy after the break.

Five Below is located at Perimeter Point – 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy.  30338


Parent University – Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the first ever, Parents University – held at DSES on Dec. 3 from 5:30- 7:00 pm.  More details to follow soon!

Don’t forget!! NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY, 11/20!!

Note, for families with children in the middle and high schools:

Sandy Springs Charter Middle School students do NOT have school, either. However North Springs Charter High School students DO have school. High school students should report on Friday as usual.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

PTA Updates

Back to School Bash THANK YOU!
Thanks to all who came out for the Back To School Bash! IT WAS A BLAST! It doesn’t get any better than seeing Ms. Goggins in the Hamster Roll!  It was a huge success, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you!  A BIG THANK YOU to all who participated, donated items and/or volunteered your time! Thank you! Thank you!  Thank you!
Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 6.16.02 PMPAPA JOHN’S SPIRIT NIGHT
Take a night off from cooking and support our school! Papa John’s Spirit Night is TONIGHTs! Tuesday, Sept. 1.  Order from Papa John’s (8725 Roswell Rd. location) and 10% of the order will  go directly back to our school!  And no cooking for anyone! It’s a win-win for all! Call 678-461-4633 to order or order online. Click here to order online.
Curriculum Night will begin at 5:00 on Thursday, Sept. 3 with a Title I Parent Meeting.  This meeting will be led by Principal Goggins and she will cover the following:
– What it means to be a Title I School
– Your rights as a parent
– Our school wide goals
– How Title I funds will be spent
– Parental Involvement Opportunities this year
Curriculum night will follow immediately after from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Childcare will be provided for DSES students.
box-topsBOX TOPS
It’s time to start collecting Box Tops! It’s such an easy way to earn money for the school! Plus, the class that collects the most Box Tops will win a party for their class!
Volunteer Opportunities
Some teachers are still in search of a Room Parent! What a great way to be more involved in your students classroom! Please contact Stephanie Mahan if you are interested
The PTA is always looking for more volunteers! If interested, please contact Jennifer Davis to discuss what might be the best fit for you! We promise, there is something for everyone!
 All volunteers MUST view the online Mandated Reporter’s training and complete the volunteer registration.  If you completed this last year, you just need to renew.  Please click here. There are two tabs on the top of the page – one is the “volunteer renewal form” and the other is “register to volunteer.” This must be completed before you do any volunteer positions in the school, including field trips.
Congratulations to the Love family, our 2015 Dolphin Dive raffle winners of a $100 Gift Card!!!   Thank you for joining the PTA!
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If you love your school, your teachers and everyone and everything else about Dunwoody Springs, it’s time to let everyone know!  Click on the following links to spread the word and tell everyone what you love about Dunwoody Springs!!
beachDon’t forget!! Coming up, we have a four- day weekend!  Enjoy NO SCHOOL on Friday, Sept. 4 (PBL Day) and Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day)! 
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Save these Dates!


Now THIS is the event you will not want to miss (insert loud cheers here)!  The annual BTS Bash is guaranteed fun for all!

When  ~ FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 6-9 PM

Where  ~ DSES Cafeteria & Gym

Cost  ~ $2 per person

Featuring ~ DJ, Interactive inflatables, Cake Walk ($1 extra per game), Tie Dye station (Bring your own shirt or shirts will be available for sale), contests, jewelry making, balloon animals and MORE!

Food (for sale) ~ Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Chips, Drinks  *No outside food/drinks allowed *

Vendor Opportunity ~  Vendor tables available for $35. Contact Jessica at



We need YOU to help make this a success and a fun and memorable event! Please sign up with the following link for food donations and volunteer opportunities.  Nonperishable items may be dropped off at the front office the week of August 24th and perishable items by 10am on August 28th.  Thank you in advance for your help! Sign up here.



Thank you to all that have already renewed their PTA Membership for the 2015-2016 school year! The PTA has a lot of great plans for the upcoming school year by continuing to bring new and more technology into the classrooms, planning awesome school events for our students, and appreciating our teachers – just to name a few!  If you haven’t renewed, please submit $10 per student to your teacher in a marked envelope to cover the year!  Thank you in advance! It’s going to be a great year!



Don’t forget to order this years Spirit Wear! There are a variety of new styles you will want to wear proudly! We have cute rhinestone tees and cool dri-fit shirts. We even have rain jackets and more! You can even order for yourself- adults sizes are available!  Click here for the 20015 spirit wear DSES Order Form.   Please send in your completed order with payment by August 24.  Cash and checks accepted.  To pay with credit and/or see samples in person, contact Jessica Taggart (



Room Parent (classroom help – in and out of the room) – Some teachers are still in search of a Room Parent. What a great way to be more involved in your students classroom and be that “fly on the wall” you all know you want to be! Please contact Stephanie Mahan if you are interested or have questions about this great volunteer role

PTA – The PTA is always looking for more volunteers! If interested, please contact Robin Winner ( discuss what might be the best fit for you. We promise, there is something for everyone.

We look forward to a great year and never hesitate to contact us with questions and/or comments and especially if you’d like to volunteer.

~~ find us on Facebook  – Dunwoody Springs Elementary PTA 

Upcoming Events


International Night

This year’s International Night will be tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th, from 6:00-8:00 in the DSES cafeteria and gym. We will be celebrating the different heritages that make up our awesome student body with a parade, a performance by the DSES 3rd graders, presentations about different countries and artifacts to view. Come celebrate our amazing and diverse student body. You will not want to miss this amazing FREE event!

Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 6.16.02 PMPapa John’s Spirit Night

SAVE THE DATE – The next Papa John’s Spirit Night is Wednesday, May 13th. Stay tuned for details on how you can raise money for DSES, make the family happy by feeding them with yummy pizza, and take a night off from cooking. It’s a win-win for all!!!

This is a really easy way to help raise money for our school because a percentage of your order goes back to Dunwoody Springs PTA, even when you take advantage of a special offer.

When:  Wednesday, May 13th

What:  10% of any order placed at the Roswell Rd. Papa John’s on February 11th will go directly back to Dunwoody Springs.

Where:  8725 Roswell Rd. 678-461-4633. (This location only.)

Click here to order online.

Field Day

This fun, annual event will be held on Friday, May 15th. Coach Walsh is always looking for parent volunteers to run the different stations. (No experience necessary!)  Please let your teacher or Coach Walsh know if you are interested.

Children are encouraged to bring their own water bottle, labeled with their name. Please apply sunscreen before school and wear hats, sneakers, sunglasses, shorts and warm weather clothing. NO Sandals should be worn on Field Day.  Be prepared for a full two hours of jam-packed action!! The grade level sessions are as follows:

K-2nd Grade: 8:20 – 10:30 AM

3rd – 5th grade:  11:40 – 1:40 PM.

Family Movie Night

Friday, May 15th.

Be sure to end the year with all of your DSES friends and families on this night filled with nothing but fun, popcorn and a great movie!  Details for all of the fun will be sent shortly!! For now, just make sure you SAVE THE DATE – you WILL want to be there!!!

DONT FORGET you can find us on Facebook : Dunwoody Springs Elementary PTA

Updates and Invitation to Participate in PTA Next Year

Events and Dates to Remember

There is a lot going on…Please take a moment to note the following dates and events on your calendar:

Screen Shot 2015-01-11 at 11.32.36 PM**PAPA JOHNS SPIRIT NIGHT**

It’s time for another Papa John’s Spirit Night. This is a really easy way to help raise money for our school because a percentage of your order goes back to Dunwoody Springs PTA, even when you take advantage of a special offer.

When:  THIS Wednesday, February 11th

What:  10% of any order placed at the Roswell Rd. Papa John’s on February 11th will go directly back to Dunwoody Springs.

Where:  8725 Roswell Rd. 678-461-4633. (This location only.)

Click here to order online.


box-tops**BOX TOPS DEADLINE IS Friday, Feb. 20**
Don’t forget to bring in your Box Tops for education. Have you asked your relatives and friends to collect them for you?
Winning class gets a pizza party!!

Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 10.00.51 AM**NEW DATE for STEM (Science) Night !! **

When: Thursday, March 26th
Time:  6-8 PM
Fliers to follow, but mark your calendar now. It’s sure to be a fun and educational evening.

Be sure to RSVP.





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boogie the night away! All proceeds benefit  5th-grade end-of-year activities.
When: Thursday, March 12
Time : 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost: 1 ticket: $5… 2 tickets: $8… 3 or more tickets : $10

Photos, pizza, baked goods and drinks will be for sale

Students must be accompanied by an adult.


Image credit for science night photo:

Valentine’s Day Lunch

heartsJoin your student for lunch on Friday, February 13th.  Treasure the moment and have a Valentine photo taken while you’re visiting as well! Photos are available to purchase and take home for $5 each (cash only).

When: Friday, Feb. 13
Fliers came home in your child’s book bag detailing lunch times for each teacher/class.

Cost: $3.25 per guest lunch. Cash only.
Valentine Photos: $5 each. Cash only.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to join your sweetie for lunch!

Learn About Dunwoody Springs

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Do you have friends or neighbors who are interested in learning about our wonderful school? Please share the information about our prospective parent informational coffee with them.


Sunday, February 8th, 2:00-4:00pm

Dunwoody Springs Elementary School is our school of choice, and we would love to tell you why!

You are invited to a neighborhood coffee at the Spalding Lake Neighborhood Clubhouse to meet Principal, Ivy Freeman, staff members and other parents eager to talk about our positive experiences in the wonderful elementary school in our district.

There are many options for your child’s education. Please join us to ask questions and learn more about our neighborhood school.

When:     Sunday, February 8th 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where:   Spalding Lake Subdivision Club House

3880 Spalding Drive, 30350

Contact: Nina Weidle:

Learn about:

  • Our school’s partnership with Georgia State University
  • Gifted instruction in all classrooms
  • Excellent standardized test scores
  • PTA activities and events
  • Meet teachers, administrators and parents

We hope to see your friends and neighbors there!

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