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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.

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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:

Bingo Night

Screen Shot 2015-01-11 at 11.36.49 PMYou won’t want to miss Bingo night at Dunwoody Springs!

This is a family event — plan to accompany your children for this fun evening. Get together with fellow DSES families and friends. Children must be with an adult; no drop-offs.

Date:  Friday, January 23rd

Time:  7 – 9 PM

Cost:  $5 for 4 games (per player)

Food: pizza, chips and drinks will be for sale.

*** Prizes for all winners!! ***

Raffle tickets will also be for sale – enter for a chance to win a  32″ TV!!!

If you’d like to help in some way, we are looking for drink donations. Please  sign up with this link. 

Looking forward to seeing you there. Good luck!

Save the Dates and Important Information

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHappy Holidays to all of our Dolphin Families!

During this busy time, we have a few reminders before we break for the holidays.


SAVE THE DATE! Bingo Night will be January 23rd from 7-9 PM. There will be pizza, baked goods and drinks for sale. More exciting details to follow.


Be on the lookout for details on how you can help teach our students about your career. Students look forward to hearing about all of your jobs and exactly what you do. The date is January 30th, during school hours.


These spirit nights will be every 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of every month. Exact dates and reminders to follow. Stay tuned.


Tell your neighbors and friends in our district. Join us at the Spalding Lake clubhouse on February 8th. We will be spreading the word about all the great work we are doing at Dunwoody Springs. Anyone considering a move to our school should join us. The address is 3880 Spalding Drive .

Also, be sure to invite your neighbors to our open house AT the school, which is February 12th from 9 AM- 12 PM.



Our first day back for students will be January 6th.

Have a great holiday break! See you in the New Year!

Events to Mark on Your Calendars

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 9.04.03 PMCurriculum Night is this Thursday, AUG. 28th.  This is the time to come to school and find out first-hand what your teachers and/or grade levels have in store for your young Dolphin(s). Teachers will review the 2014-2015 curriculum, teacher expectations, schedules, tests, homework, etc.  You will get all of the information needed to best partner with the school and help your children start the year off on the right foot!!
5:30 – Title I Parent Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 Curriculum Night
Childcare and Pizza provided for DSES STUDENTS ONLY.
SPIRITWEAR – LAST CHANCE TO ORDER  – DEADLINE TO ORDER  – THIS FRIDAY, AUG 29th. This is your last chance to order the newly designed tie dye t-shirt (tie dye runs small, please order one size up). Grey and Navy options also available.  Be prepared for the cool weather and order one of the new zippered sweatshirts or hoodies!   Remember, every Friday is Spirit wear Day and students are encouraged to wear their spirit wear to school!!!  Order forms are available by clicking on the link to the post about spirit wear above or at curriculum night.
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Can you figure out “WHO’S WHO at DSES?” FRIDAY, SEPT. 19th.
Save the Date! This is an event folks will be talking about all year long!
When: Friday, Sept. 19, 7:00
COST:  $10 per family. No drop offs, this is a family event.
What:  Formal attire required.  You may wear your own mask, but masks will be available for purchase upon entry for $2 each. 
What else?  DJ, Red Carpet, dessert//drinks, formal photographer ($5 extra per photo), dancing, lots of fun and guessing who is who? Do you think Mrs. Freeman will be able to hide her identity??

Updates from Dunwoody Springs PTA

Happy New Year!  Welcome back! We have lots of great things planned for the second half of the 2013-2014 school year and here’s a snapshot of what’s to come in the next few weeks:

IMG_20100916_185829Don’t forget! Wednesday, January 22nd is the Parent Resource Center Open House and Volunteer Day. Stop by anytime between 8:00 am and 1:30 pm to find out what incredible resources are available for checkout to help your child(ren) with their core academics!!

And while you’re there – give us a little bit of your time and volunteer in a class or wherever needed. No amount of your time is too big or too small. A helping hand is all you need!

Other calendar items:

Picture 3Ongoing – be sure to fill out your Read to Lead calendars. Fill out the paper calendar and return to your homeroom teacher or simply go online and enter your minutes there.

Friday, January 31 – Career Day

If you are interested in being a speaker in your child’s classroom, please sign up with his/her teacher as soon as possible.  We are hoping that each classroom will have between two and four speakers.  We would like you to schedule a time between 8:00 am – 10:00 am. The students look forward to hearing about your duties and responsibilities. Please stop by the lobby that morning to enjoy donuts and coffee as a “thank you” for participating. Thank you in advance.

Thursday, Feb. 13 – Dunwoody Springs Valentine Luncheon

Come spend lunchtime with your little loved ones!! Be sure to bring a little extra cash – Valentine photos and Candy Grams will be available for a small fee. Proceeds go directly to Dunwoody Springs. Be sure to check what time your little Cupid will be in the cafeteria. The lunch schedule will be sent home in backpacks.

Thursday, Feb. 13 – DSES Family Valentine Dancehearts

The fun continues into the night – It’s the 2nd annual DSES Family Valentine Dance from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Ticket prices are $5 for 1 ticket, $8 for two and $10 for 3 or more! Come dance the night away with your Dolphin Family! We guarantee lots of music, dancing and fun!  Pizza, drinks and baked goods will be for sale.  ALL STUDENTS must be accompanied by an adult.  NO drop offs! 

Friday, Feb. 14- Monday, Feb 17 – No School for the President’s Day Holiday
Need a reminder about important school holidays? Check out the Fulton County School System’s official online calendar.

Friday, Feb. 21 box-tops
BOX TOPS DUE. Keep clipping those box tops and bring them to school by the 21st. Top class wins.

Keep up on social media:
Follow us on Twitter! @DunwoodySprings and Facebook too (Dunwoody Springs PTA) and of course, don’t forget to subscribe to blog updates – subscribe here:

Hope your New Year is off to a great start and we’ll see you soon!!

Back to School Bash and Movie Event

Screen Shot 2013-08-14 at 12.08.46 AMSave the date!
Saturday, September 21st – 5:30 pm
Dunwoody Springs Elementary School’s Back to School Bash

Bound to be a blast you don’t want to miss! Join your Dunwoody Springs Elementary School community for a family event. Attend with your children to get together with old friends and meet new ones. (No drop offs; all students must be accompanied by an adult.)

Only $2 per person includes all activities:

Movie viewing at 7:15 pm:
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

  • Contests
  • Inflatables
  • DJ
  • Flash Mob
  • Cake Walk (additional $1)
  • Life Sized Angry Birds Slingshot
  • Tye Dye Station (bring your own shirt or buy one at the party)

Food for sale:
Hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, chips, drinks, ice cream treats

No outside food allowed. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs!

Vendor tables will be available for $25. Contact for information.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Where does the time go?

I turn around and discover that almost two weeks have passed since my last post.  So much has changed in these two weeks.   I went from shorts and tee-shirts to jeans and a sweater.  My yard went from a green mat to a patchwork of colored leaves.  And school is in full swing.  Be sure to schedule your parent-teacher conference so that you know how your child is doing in class as well as what you can do to make sure your child succeeds in school.

Please remember these important dates this week:

Wednesday, October 10 – School photos.    Bring your best clothes and a smile to school on Wednesday!

Thursday, October 11 – Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese, 925 North Point Drive, Alpharetta, GA – Let’s turn Fun into FUNds! From 5-8 p.m. this Thursday, join your classmates in the fun and come out to the Northpoint Chuck E. Cheese for the first DSES Spirit Night of the year! Come play and eat with Chuck E. and your school friends! What a great way to have fun and support our school! Reminder stickers will go home with students on 10/11. KEEP THESE STICKERS!! You will be able to redeem the stickers for 10 free tokens. Chuck E. Cheese will donate 15% of all sales back to DSES from all sales generated at this event! A parent and/or guardian must be present – no drop offs! Show your spirit and wear your uniform or spirit wear!

Friday, October 12 – REFLECTIONS Art Contest Deadline – OCT 12 is the deadline for all Reflections artwork! There is still time to encourage your student to participate! This year’s theme is “The Magic of a Moment” … one entry per student, per category. Categories are visual arts, literature, photography, Dance, Film and Music Composition. All grades are eligible. If you still need an entry form, please let your child’s teacher know right away or stop at the front desk to pick up an entry packet. Final Artwork is due Friday, Oct. 12. All entrants will be honored with a medal and special school reception.

Next week is equally as busy:

Monday, October 15 – No School.  Teacher Work Day.

Saturday, October 20 – Tanner Photography – All photo session slots are filled! We will not be accepting any further order forms – but we are in need of volunteers to help the day of! Please click on the following link and pick a time slot that works best for you to volunteer! Thank you for participating!!

Have a great week!

Give and ye shall receive . . .


Before I get too far in the post, I want to thank everyone who helped make our first Back To School Bash a total success! We could not have done it without you!!! We hope everyone had a great time and we are already looking forward to planning the next one!  We would also like to thank our community sponsors for their generous donations:

  • Mike Malloy, Fidelity Bank
  • Sheila Malloy, Atlanta Communities Real Estate
  • Dunwoody Fresh Market
  • Exxon on the Run, corner of Roswell Rd. and Northridge
  • Richard miller, Morris Hardwick Schneider, a real estate law firm

And did you see the article about our bash in the Sandy Springs Reporter?  Check out the Education section in the September 23 edition.  Dunwoody Springs continues to make a great name for itself and our community!


Do not miss out on the opportunity to purchase the newly designed spirit wear! Youth T-shirts are only $10!! And Adults only $12!! Spiritwear can be worn on Fridays in place of school uniform (uniform bottoms must still be worn) or wear your shirts loud and proud around the community and let everyone know how proud you are to be a Dolphin!!!

SPIRITWEAR ORDER FORM ATTACHED. Just print it out and turn it in by Friday!!


Hopefully you’ve had the chance to look through the new Great American catalogue that came home with your child on Sept. 7th!! Don’t forget you have until Sept. 28th to reach out and sell to your neighbors, relatives, co-workers etc.  Your child will earn prizes for selling! DSES will earn money for selling!! Now let’s get selling!!!  Orders due back to school on Friday, Sept. 28th.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Vision and Hearing Screening

Looking for an easy way to volunteer at Dunwoody Springs?  The annual Hearing and Vision Screening is being held on Thursday, Oct. 4th.  We need parents to help run the tests and keep the testing moving along throughout the day.  Volunteers needed from 7:15 – 1:30 – any timeframe is appreciated.  Please call the front desk if interested (770) 673-4060.  Thank you in advance!!


It’s that time of year again – time to get your child’s creative juices flowing and enter the 2012-2013 Reflections Contest – This year’s theme is “The Magic of a Moment” … one entry per student, per category.  Categories are visual arts, literature, photography, Dance, Film and Music Composition.  All grades are eligible.  Please let your child’s teacher know if they would like to enter and an entry packet will be sent home.  Final Artwork is due Friday, Oct. 12.  All entrants will be honored with a medal and special school reception.  For more information, check out the attached Reflections Flyer, or read about it on the National PTA webpage.


Not your ordinary school picture! On Saturday, October 20, you will have the opportunity to have a professional family portrait taken, while earning money for your school for only $20!!! Photo can include all siblings or the entire family! Fee includes one 11×14 portrait (value $65). Additional sizes, canvas wall portraits and/or holiday cards will be available to purchase. If interested, please fill out attached order form, along with $20 to the attention of DSES PTA.  What a great way to capture a moment and get a head start on holiday cards!!! The PHOTOGRAPHY ORDER FORM is attached.


Don’t forget to turn in box tops! The first deadline is Oct.19th! Start clipping and earn money for our school! Pizza party for the class with the most box tops collected!  Want more information about this program? Check out the website at

Have a great week!

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