New Parents

Acclimating yourself to a new school can be confusing until you understand all that is going on in and around the school. Here’s some information about our school, our PTO, how to get involved, and how to stay informed.

 

About Dunwoody Elementary School (DES)
 
 
 
  • If you are interested in Dunwoody Elementary School’s test scores, start with these links:
         DeKalb County School District Test Scores
         Georgia Department of Education report card on 11Alive.com
 
About the Dunwoody Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (DES PTO)
  • Any parent with children in Dunwoody Elementary School can join our school’s PTO – and they should!
 
  • The mission of our PTO is to promote open communication and understanding between parents and staff of Dunwoody Elementary School. Our efforts serve to enhance and maximize the education of every child while aiding them in achieving their highest potential.
 
  • The PTO sponsors assistance to teachers in the classroom setting, raises monies for supplemental educational materials and experiences, supports school and family social interaction, and provides a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children. It is our belief that the team effort of a parent-teacher organization offers the best possible learning environment for our children. You will be given the opportunity to join the PTO during registration. You may also Join the PTO and Donate to the Tiger Fund online!
 
Get Involved
Not only can you help out at the school by being a room parent, but there are also many other ways you can give of your time to help improve the overall quality of your child’s education by being active in the DES PTO.
 
A great way to get involved is to join a committee that interests you. If you have a passion for a particular committee's responsibility, or feel that a given responsibility is not being properly addressed by a committee, then we want your help.
 
We are challenging all parents to volunteer in the school or at home a minimum of 10 hours per semester. You will be asked to Log Your Volunteer Hours.
 
The Tiger Fund is the primary fundraiser for the DES PTO. It's an easy way of raising funds for our school - no wrapping paper or candy to sell; no bothering your friends and neighbors to sponsor your children. Best of all, every dollar contributed stays at DES. In addition, your contribution is 100% tax deductible and many employers will even match your contribution! Donations are accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card. You can also Donate to the Tiger Fund online!
 
Stay Informed
DES, DES PTO, and DCSD all want to communicate with you. Stay informed with the way that works best for you.
 
  • Tiger Talk - This is the weekly e-newsletter of the Dunwoody Elementary School PTO. Every Sunday, we publish information that is pertinent to the students and parents of DES.
 
  • DES PTO Website - Find and email board members and committee chairs, get to the school directory, and check the PTO calendar right from your smartphone or PC. You should bookmark this handy site in your browser add it to your smartphone homescreen as a link!
 
  • Facebook - This is the DES Facebook account for parents.
 
  • Remind - Receive alerts from Mrs. Sanders from Remind.com:
    Option #1 - Receive messages via text message (if this does not work with your carrier, use Option #2 or #3):
    • Step 1: Text my class code "@54002d" to 81010
    • Step 2: Reply to the message from the Remind.com team with your first and last name, and you're in!
    Option #2 - Receive messages via push notification by the Remind.com phone app
    • Step 1: Download the Remind.com app on your Android or iOS device, or go to rmd.me/a to install the app.
    • Step 2: Once you've downloaded the app, create a parent account with your email address.
    • Step 3: Go to the Classes tab, tap the +, and enter our unique class code "@54002d."
    Option #3 - You can also sign up via the Internet: 
 
Get Prepared
DeKalb Country School Registration
School Supply List