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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.


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!

Screen Shot 2013-11-02 at 9.25.36 AMGOBBLE! GOBBLE!!

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!

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.


Mark your calendars for events at Dunwoody Springs

Hello Dolphin Families!
Now that the school year has gotten off to a great start, it’s time to get a few fun activities going! Please read on for details!!
Annual Title I Parent Meeting
This Thursday, Aug. 29th at 5:30, Principal Ivy Freeman will share information about:
  • 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 the Title I meeting – THIS Thursday, August 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 –
Learn all about what your child will be learning and what great things our teachers have in store for our children this year!  You will not want to miss this important evening!


WHEN:  Saturday, September 21st
TIME:  5:30 PM
  • DJ
  • TYE DYE STATION (Bring your own t-shirt or shirts available to add’l cost)
  • CAKE WALK ($1 extra to play)
Items for Sale include:  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Chips, Drinks, Ice Cream treats
** VENDOR TABLES AVAILABLE : $25 each, contact fsutag@yahoo.com for more information
This September, please encourage your children to read about Heros and Sheros – Real or imaginary, read about people who inspire you to do your best!
There will be a BUBBLE CELEBRATION on Oct. 3rd for all students who complete their Read to Lead calendars by Sept. 30.   We are encouraging families to fill out calendars online at www.dsesread2lead.org, but paper calendars will be accepted.
Let’s make this our year for the most minutes read school-wide!!!
We have new spirit wear this year and as usual, they are super cute for the girls and super cool for the guys!! Please click on the following link to view the new styles and **NEW THIS YEAR*, you can place your order and purchase directly through our blog and pay via PayPal! T-shirts are $10 and sweatshirts are $20!
And while you’re there, make sure you sign up to get our blog posts sent straight to your inbox, to keep you in the loop on all things Dunwoody Springs related!
We collected over 10,000 Box Tops last year and made over $1,000 for our school!  Help win a pizza party for your child’s classroom!  There are 3 submission deadlines this year:  October 25th, Feb. 21st and May 14th.  The class with the most submitted by each deadline will win a pizza party!
What do you need to do? Simply, continue to cut out Box Top coupons on select groceries and household products into your homeroom teacher.  Ask grandparents and neighbors to collect too! Shop online? Go through www.boxtops4education.com and link to the website of your choice. You will also find a list of participating groceries. Such an easy way to earn money for our school!
Like us on Facebook!

Follow us on Twitter too! https://twitter.com/DunwoodySprings

See everyone in a couple of days at Curriculum Night!

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 www.boxtops4education.com.

Have a great week!

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