No School on Friday, November 20. Enjoy your Thankgiving break and return to school on Monday, November 30th.**
Tomorrow (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.
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.
Bojangles 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
Don’t forget to check all of those Thanksgiving groceries for Box Tops!!! Clip and save over the holidays!!!
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
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!
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!
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.)
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
Don’t miss the opportunity to order spiritwear. Orders are due by this Friday, August 29th. If you didn’t have a chance to preview the new look at Dolphin Dive, take a look at this cute picture showcasing our very popular tie-dye style shirt. It was so popular, we sold out of our initial order, but are planning to order more, so please don’t miss your chance to own this great and very sought after look.
Hooded sweatshirts and zipper hoodies are available as well; please download and review the 2014 Dunwoody Springs Order Form. Please return it to school with your payment by Friday, August 29th.
Remember every Friday, students can sport their spiritwear to school. We can’t wait to see all of their smiling faces in these new styles.
Can you believe the school year is almost over? It’s time to evaluate DSES’s programs. Daniela Morales, our school Parent Liaison has the following request:
Parents, this school year is rapidly coming to a close. In order for us to evaluate our performance and enhance the services we are offering, your feedback is critical. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. We will use the results of this survey as we prepare and plan for next school year. Thank you. We appreciate your feedback.
Click HERE to access and take the survey. It should only take a minute or two to complete.
I can’t believe it. It’s the last day of school. When did this happen?
My kids had a fantastic year at DSES. I hope yours did as well.
I’m very excited about the new PTA board. I had the pleasure of meeting most of the new board members last week, and they are awesome! We are going to have a great 2012-13 school year!
If you would like to be involved in next year’s PTA, please let us know. We can always use volunteers, even people like me who don’t often have time to go to the school during business hours but can write almost-amusing blogs between 1 and 2 am. Let us know whether you have special skills and what type of work you would like to do. Think about it. You have a month or two.
As my parting gift to you, I’d like to offer a few summer activities. First, for those of you still looking for summer camps for the kids, I have an outrageous deal. Sandy Springs Park and Recreation is offering a number of summer camps this year, including several all-day camps (8am to 6pm). The all-day camps are $95 per week for Sandy Springs residents. And yes, you did read that number correctly. When I checked the website a few days ago, there were lots of openings. Check it out now before these deals are gone – http://www.sandyspringsga.org/City-Departments/Recreation-and-Parks.
This Saturday, May 19, is National Kids to Park Day. Hammond Park will be decked out for the occasion. There will be water slides, potato sack races, a magic show, face painting, among other activities. For more information, check out http://www.sandyspringsga.org/City-Departments/Recreation-and-Parks/Take-Your-Children-Out-For-National-Kids-to-Parks-Day.
Here’s one from our new PTA Co-President, Pat Watson: For those looking to help their children continue their education over the summer, Scholastic Teacher Express currently has $1.00 Downloads available. http://teacherexpress.scholastic.com/dollardeals?product_type=269
Another great activity courtesy of Pat: Community Day at the Woodruff, Sunday, June 3, 11am – 5pm • FREE admission to the High Museum of Art • Storytelling, puppets, music and art projects with Young Audiences • Performances and acting workshops by the Alliance Theatre • An instrument “petting zoo” by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra • Reading by Pearl Cleage of the poem she wrote to commemorate the Orly Anniversary • A painting on loan from Paris’ Louvre Museum on view at the High Museum of Art • Q&A session with Atlanta native Alfred Uhry, author of “Driving Miss Daisy.” Visit www.woodruffcenter.org/orly-community-day.aspx for more details.
On behalf of the Dunwoody Springs Elementary School PTA, Have an Amazing Summer!
For those interested in honoring the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. –
The City of Sandy Springs will pay tribute to the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a community celebration to be held at 10 a.m. on January 16, 2012. The celebration will be held in the Sandy Springs City Hall Council Chambers located at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, GA 30350. The event will feature music, speakers and the presentation of the 2012 Humanitarian Award.
“Dr. King advocated for a society that worked together to help those who needed an extra hand. It is fitting that we take a day to reflect on his message of community support and goodwill,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos.
Commitment to community service is the hallmark of the City’s Humanitarian Award, presented during the morning’s celebration, to an indivdiual who has shown exemplimary dedication to providing community outreach and support. Sandy Springs resident Melanie Noble-Couchman was honored in 2011 for her efforts including the formation of the Couchman-Noble Foundation to assist and provide hands-on programs for at risk populations and her work with organizations including the Sandy Springs Education Force and the After School All Stars program.
Georgia Supreme Court Justice Harold D. Melton will be the Keynote Speaker during the morning’s celebration. Justice Melton was appointed to the state’s highest court in 2005. Previously, Melton served as Executive Counsel to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. Justice Melton helped safeguard Georgia’s interests in water rights disputes with Alabama and Florida, and actively participated in administration efforts to advance the delivery of criminal justice services in the state.
There is no cost to attend the event. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit us online at http://www.sandyspringsga.gov, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.
Okay, after having been completely silent for months, you now wonder why I can’t seem to stop posting. Actually, this week, people have forwarded me several amazing events, and I want to share them with you.
First, this Sunday you can name your admission price at the High Museum of Art.
Pay what you wish all day at the museum from noon to 5 p.m. This is a great chance to view the special exhibitions, including the Picasso to Warhol exhibition.
Last entry at 4 p.m. Walk-up tickets only, regularly $18 for adults. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4444.
And now, the special coupon. I received a telephone call from Lands End inviting me to share a special coupon code. They are having a sale for up to 30% off their items. When you order a product on line at http://www.landsend.com, use the promotional code BUTTON, and the pin no. is 6220. This offer is good through January 17.
Have a great Thursday! And start cooking that chili!
Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks is hosting a Free Winter Festival. Be sure to take the family! And, having brought the teachers your yummy chili that morning (not-so-subtle hint), you deserve the time off as well.
Ages: All ages welcome!
Date: January 13, 2012
Time: 4:00 — 8:00 p.m.
Location: SSUMC Hitson Memorial Activities Center
85 Mount Vernon Highway
Winter is here, let’s celebrate! Dress warm and enjoy the winter season with the Recreation and Parks Department. Bring the entire family out for an evening of activities featuring a marshmallow roast, hot cocoa, popcorn, concessions, carnival games, tiny town cars, kiddie train, a KidzArt® crafts station, a “Georgiastyle” sledding hill and a snow play area!
We can’t wait to see you there!
Sandy Springs Recreation & Parks Department
City of Sandy Springs R&P
705 Hammond Drive
Sandy Springs, GA
REFLECTIONS: Just a few days left for the Reflections deadline of Monday, October 10. Get your creative juices flowing, and submit your entry today!
Let’s make some art!!! The 2011 Reflections Art Contest has begun!
This is such a great program to let your child express themselves through their artwork and be recognized for it! Plus, it’s really easy to enter! All your child has to do is create a piece of art in one or more of six areas, relating to this year’s theme: “Diversity Means…”. Ask your child what this means to them and discuss! Help them get their artistic juices going, and portray what ’diversity’ means to them.
The six categories are: Literature, Musical composition, Photography, Visual Arts (ex. drawing, painting, print making, and collage), Dance choreography and Film/video production. Enter one or more categories! Every student that enters the contest will be recognized in an awards ceremony!
The due date for all entries is MONDAY OCTOBER 10. Just ask your child’s teachers for detailed rules and entry forms OR go online –
Parents, we need your help to encourage your child to participate in this wonderful program, and see the artist in them shine J !
I am adding below links to some of the primary (elementary school) winning items last year with hope they can inspire the artist in your house. Check out these and the other winning submissions at http://www.ptareflections.org/cs/program_gallery .
Literature: pta-reflections.2010 lit winner
Dance Choreography: pta-reflections 2010 dance winner
Musical Composition: Beauty is Music
Film Production: Tollgate Childrens Garden