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!


Papa John’s Spirit Night THIS Week

Screen Shot 2015-01-11 at 11.32.36 PMIt’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, January 14th

What:  10% of any order placed at the Roswell Rd. Papa John’s on Jan. 14th will go directly back to Dunwoody Springs.

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

Click here to order online.

Deals:  2 Large 5 topping or Specialty Pizzas for $22 (code  5STOP22)

Free cookie w/ the purchase of a Large pizza at regular price (code SCHOOL1415)

Please mention Dunwoody Springs when ordering and/or receiving your pizza.

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!

It’s time for the Top Turkey contest!

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It’s time for the 2014 Top Turkey Contest!

What does that mean?

PTA invites students to write a paragraph detailing why their teacher should be the Top Turkey Teacher. PTA will give these paragraphs to the teachers.

Once your student has written a paragraph, he or she can purchase turkey features for $1 each. Buy as many feathers as you like beginning the morning of Tuesday, November 4th until Tuesday, November 18th. The winning grade level will be the grade with the most turkey feathers purchased. That grade level will receive special prizes and a party. (You only need to write one paragraph, but you can buy as many feathers as you like.)

Proceeds of this fun-raiser will go to maintain and support PTA programming such as free school social events, a wide array of technology for the classrooms, field trips and other special projects and programs.


Spirit Night Tonight!

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 9.00.38 AMSPIRIT NIGHT IS TONIGHT!!!! 5-9 PM!!

Parents, take the night off from cooking!

Bring your friends and family and join Chef/Principal Freeman for dinner TONIGHT at Uncle Maddios. 

She’ll be cooking, handing out homework passes and raffling off great prizes like lunch with the principal, class treats and “Boss of the School” for a Day. Don’t miss out!

Come between 5 and 9 p.m. tonight. Our school receives 10% of all sales.

4745 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. 

(In the same shopping center as WalMart and DSW)

See you there!

Exciting, Fun Fundraisers and Important Media Center News

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It’s that time of year again! Time to make some easy money for our school and EARN GREAT PRIZES AND CASH while doing it!

Students came home with a packet this past Friday with details, so hopefully you’ve had the chance to browse through the catalogs to see all of the great items we will be selling this year.  There are many  new and fun items, so time to get selling! Just in time for the Holidays!

Added incentive: Sell 10 items and you can pick any free item from the catalog or online!! It doesn’t matter how much the free item costs. Sell 1 item: win a key chain prize!

Orders and money due by SEPTEMBER 26th (checks payable to Dunwoody Springs Elementary School PTA).  No tax!  AND to make it even easier, you can order online with out of town (or in town) family and friends – go to Home – Great American Fundraising to sign up.  Our school code is 2247658.

Questions about items or prizes? Call Great American 800.251.1542

Questions about picking up your items? Contact Shonti Linnen:

Have fun selling!



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Don’t miss this fun event!

When: Friday, Sept. 19, 7:00

COST:  $10 per family

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?  I wonder how long Mrs. Freeman will be able to hide her identity??


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Parents!  Have your children been coming home excited about e-books and MackinVia? This is an opportunity for all our Dolphins to access great electronic formatted books from anywhere you have internet access!

Website:         click on “Dunwoody Springs”,  click on MackinVia- ebooks, USER ID: dses       PASSWORD: read,   click on the login tab in the upper right hand corner;  USER ID:  your child’s lunch number        PASSWORD:  your child’s birthdate in this form  mmddyyyy

Your child’s name should appear by the book bag in the upper right hand corner.  If you get another request for a sign in from Follett shelf, use your child’s lunch number and their birthdate as above to sign in one last time.  All of the students in 2nd- 5th grade have practiced this. Free Android and Apple Apps are available for download.

Go to the appropriate app store and look for:  MackinVia and Destiny

Have fun and enjoy!!

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??

Order new spiritwear!

SpiritwearWe hope everyone is having a fantastic start to the 2014-2015 school year. We look forward to another great year!

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.


News you need to know!

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 12.11.37 AM80’s DANCE – Tomorrow, Friday, March 21st

Remember the 80’s? Time to relive them: put your dancing shoes on (and your big hair, neon clothes, legwarmers, rubber bracelets, shoulder pads, big earrings, parachute pants … you get the idea) and join us for a fun filled night reliving the 80’s with your Dunwoody Springs friends and family. “Like, it’s totally going to be the most tubular dance of the year, for sure!!! So be there or be square.”

When – this Friday 6:00-8:00 PM (no drop offs, all students must be accompanied by an adult)

Price – $8 for two or $10 for the entire family

Concessions will be for sale. See you there

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Our annual International Night is being held on April 3rd. During this time, the DSES students’ artwork will be displayed and available for purchase. Help is needed checking out and packaging the artwork being sold. We are asking for a few parents to just sign up for 30-minute shifts. Please sign-up with this link. Thank you and see you on April 3rd!



Ready to raise your hand? The PTA is always looking for volunteers! If you think you would like to help in any capacity next year, whether it’s holding a chair position on our 2014-2015 PTA Board of Directors or helping us out whenever you can, please let us know! Contact Joy Streeter for more information (

Dolphin Dash: Raise Money and Have Fun Getting Fit!

We are so excited about the Dunwoody Springs Fun Run! The “Dolphin Dash” is a great opportunity for our kids Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 3.27.23 PMto do something healthy and active while raising much needed money to support purchasing iPads for teachers and students to use at school. Last year, PTA purchased 33 iPads.

100% of money collected goes to our school, and PTA will use all of it to purchase technology for our classrooms.

What you need to know:

The run will be March 28th in school. Students will run during their regular specials time. From now until then, students can collect donations and pledges. People can pledge a flat amount or an amount per lap. (The maximum number of laps is 35.)

Collecting Pledges

You can submit sponsors daily in two ways:

  1. Go to and login using your first and last name and student ID.
  2. Write down pledges on the pledge form that was sent home and return the form to your teacher as often as you want before the Dolphin Dash.

Students have pledge cards and are encouraged to collect both pledges and donations right now! PTA is collecting and returning pledge cards every day to see who qualifies for prizes. They are also tabulating money students turn in to give out awards.

There are prizes for bringing in money and pledges:

Pledge Prizes.

  • $20 pledged – special hat day
  • $30 pledged – No uniform pass
  • $50 pledged – No homework pass

Students who get $50 in pledges will earn all three: a hat day, no uniform pass and a no homework pass!

Prizes for Bringing in Money

Every Tuesday and Thursday: top two donation collectors in each class receive ice cream at lunch.

charmsEveryone received a charm bracelet, and for each level of donations, children receive a new charm. Get a charm for a $5 donation, and earn your way to a Dolphin charm when you submit $100 in total donations.

BIG Prizes

Of course, we’ll have special awards, too. All money collected and brought in by April 15th counts for prizes. PTA will tabulate and award these prizes:

  • Three students who collected the most donations each win an iPod shuffle
  • Top 20 donation collectors win a limo ride to get frozen yogurt
  • Everyone who collects $15 is invited to an ice cream party

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We’re all winners when we all participate! Please contact Jessica Taggart ( if you have any questions.

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