Less Than Two Weeks and Counting!

Happy August to my fellow Dolphins!  Can you believe that school starts two weeks from today?  As usual, I have no idea where the summer went.

I would like to welcome the new families to Dunwoody Springs Elementary School.  We have a fabulous PTA, and we look forward to you joining our community.

The Dolphin Dive.  You should have received a mailer with information about this year’s registration, known as the Dolphin Dive.  Here, you will meet your students’ teachers, get school bus and carpool numbers, register for discounted school lunches (if you qualify), and learn about some of the fantastic after-school programs offered at Dunwoody Springs.

This year’s Dolphin Dive is scheduled for August 9.  Please register your children entering Pre-K to 2nd  grade from 3-4:30pm, and 3rd to 5th grade from 4 – 6pm.  If you have children in multiple grades, you should be able to register all of them at one time.   Remember that you will save lots of time by filling out the paperwork you received in the mail ahead of time and bringing it with you to Dolphin Dive.

PTA Registration.  The registration information also included information about joining the PTA.  For $10 per child, you can help sponsor a variety of PTA projects this year, including Read 2 Lead, the Reflections Art Program, and staff appreciation events.

New School Year, New School Website.  Take a few minutes to check out the new school website, located at http://school.fultonschools.org/es/dunwoodysprings.

When I last checked, the old website was still live.   The old website is brown and green; the new website is white and blue and has the dolphin logo.  We hope that the old site will be taken down soon and the new website will be updated with all the information that you need.

School Supplies.  Have you noticed all the summer school supply sales?  Apparently, retail sales have been depressed all summer, so retailers have been trying to pull us in with some really incredible sales on school supplies.  Check out the Sunday flyers this week for sales at Office Depot, Office Max and Staples for some great deals.  A list of school supplies is still found on the old website under Fall 2011.

For those new parents, please be aware that Dunwoody Springs has a dress code (uniform guidelines are posted on the website).  I will try to post great deals on uniform clothing as I find them.  I will tell you that I’ve had great luck at Children’s Place and Lands’ End in the past.

This weeks’ Sunday paper showed the following deals:

–       Walgreens – 29¢ Paper Mate Pens and Mechanical pencils; 49¢ single subject notebooks; 9¢ two pocket folders

–       Walmart – 97¢ zipper binders or pencil boxes; 50¢ CraZArt washable markers and colored pencils; $1.84 6 count pink erasers; 82¢ filler paper

–       Target – never the best pricing for school supplies until about a week after school starts.  Then, stock up for this year and next!

–       CVS – Lots of $1 items – composition books, pencils, scissors, 1 subject notebooks

–       Office Depot – 1¢ folders; 25¢ composition notebooks, pens, crayons

Also, take note of the upcoming tax free shopping days on August 10 – 11.  Beware – pricing is not always the cheapest during these days, but many items are tax free.

Feel free to send the blog the best deal you have found; I’ll be happy to share it with the community.

Happy Shopping!  Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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