This year we are challenging all parents to volunteer in the school or at home a minimum of 10 hours per semester. We have 2 different ways to track your hours, so choose the one that is best for you:
1- through our PTO website and
2- handwritten in notebooks kept in the front office.
To log your hours online, please go to the PTO website (www.dunwoodypto.com) and under "Get Involved" choose the "Log Volunteer Hours" link and input all of the requested information.
A great way to get involved with the Dunwoody Elementary PTO is to join a committee that interests you. So, 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.
The members of this committee will work with the teachers to support the various competitions held outside of DES (examples include the Science Olympiad, Academic Bowl, Reading Bowl, and the Spelling and Geography Bees). Note: Odyssey of the Mind is completely managed by DES parents.
All Pro Dad
One-hour monthly breakfast held before school for fathers and their children. www.allprodad.com
This committee will organize two Scholastic Book Fairs – fall and spring – helping the school to raise funds and books for the Media Center. These multi-day events offer a wonderful assortment of books hand-selected by book experts at Scholastic. By generating excitement about literacy, the Book Fair committee helps to build our school, classroom, and home libraries – connecting our children with books they love to read.
Collect box tops to earn money for our school! For a list of products, see the Box Tops for Education website.
Community Business Support
DES Partners in Education are businesses committed to enriching the educational process at Dunwoody Elementary School. These businesses donate funds, goods and services to our school that supplement PTO activities and help grow this community school into the best in Dunwoody. We urge you to learn more about our Partners, and when you see a business with a DES Tiger Partner in Education sticker in its window, please thank them for investing in our school and community.
Meet Our 2012 - 2013 Sponsors
Our Partners in Education provide financial support to various areas of our PTO or Dunwoody Elementary School Tiger Fund. Please thank these Partners for the generous support of our children, teachers, and programs.
Becoming a Partner in Education
We welcome your business’ involvement and support. If your business would like to become a Partner in Education, please consider contributing as outlined in this document.
If you know of a business that would like to partner with Dunwoody Elementary or if you would like more information about our Partners in Education program, please contact:
DES Community Business Support
This committee oversees the All Pro Dads and Parent University programs and will submit press releases and photos to the local newspapers and websites to get coverage of the numerous events and activities happening at DES.
The members of this committee will schedule, with the partnership of the teachers, area entertainers and performers that will support the instructional programs in the classrooms.
The Directory Committee is responsible for creating, editing, and printing a student directory. The directory will include student and family information collected during open house and curriculum night. The committee's activities will be completed mainly during August and September and can be done outside of school hours, if necessary.
The members of this committee will work with the school and community to organize and maintain a recycling program. The committee will also develop new initiatives to teach the students about ways to “go green.”
Fall Academics Day
This committee will plan and oversee two school-wide days of educational science and math-related exhibits and stations working with the teaching staff in the fall of the current school year.
The members of this committee will plan, organize and execute after-school events during the school year in which families can gather and socialize. The tasks involve hiring entertainment, securing a caterer, collecting and tracking money as well as set up and clean up duties.
This committee works with the PE staff to plan the Field Day event which is held in late spring. It encompasses two days of school spirit with fun games and competitions for all grades. Volunteers with this committee will help plan and execute the event and will help on the field with the actual competitions and other event day needs.
This committee works with the Principal to develop and maintain the landscaping around the school. This team will help spruce up the outside of Dunwoody Elementary School getting it ready for the first day of school in August and maintaining it throughout the school year. Duties will include weeding, planting, general trash clean up, maintaining outside gardens, etc.
This committee will welcome New Families to the school, schedule and conduct tours of the school and handle food and beverage needs for any PTO/DES related functions held at the school (i.e. DCPC, lunch for the Open House volunteers, Principal’s coffees, etc.)
This committee maintains the marquee signs located at the entrances to the school, changing the text as necessary, and keeps the PTO bulletin board updated.
The goal of this committee is to promote understanding, knowledge and friendship within our school and the outside community. The activities will endeavor to embrace the diversity of our Dunwoody Elementary School body and the world around us locally, nationally and internationally. The committee will plan events and programs to educate the student body on international culture and to help assimilate students of all cultures into the school.
Lost and Found
The Lost-n-Found committee will work to get items back to their owner. There will be two stations for lost items – one in the cafeteria for lunch boxes and water bottles; one next to the Media Center for clothing. After a specified amount of time the items will be donated and this committee will coordinate the donation efforts.
The Lunch Bunch committee will coordinate volunteers that are scheduled during the daily student lunch times to assist students with dining needs (i.e. opening yogurt cups and ketchup packets, providing extra napkins, etc.)
May Academics Day
Works with teachers to plan and execute day of educational experiments and stations.
The members of this committee will work with the Media Center staff to schedule volunteers to help in the Media Center during school hours. The committee will also work with the Media Center Specialist to coordinate author visits throughout the school year.
This committee will coordinate volunteers that are scheduled to assist in the school’s front office – answering phones, checking in late arrivals, welcoming guests to the school and general PTO and school-related projects. Volunteers will be scheduled to work shifts 8-11 a.m. and/or 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
This committee is responsible for coordinating individual student photos and class photos with a professional photographer. The committee will work with school administration to select a morning for photos to be taken. A schedule will be established that will cause minimal disruption to the instructional day and lunch. Photos will be sold to student families as a PTO fundraiser and will be used in the school’s Yearbook. The committee will need volunteers during the actual photo shoots, a spreadsheet coordinator and a picture order coordinator.
- Raising Funds
Room Parent Coordinators
This committee will consist of room parents for each class who, in turn, will organize parents to assist with class specific needs (i.e. field trips, classroom parties, copying, cutting, etc.) and PTO-related needs (i.e. volunteers for Field Day, Staff Appreciation events, Book Fairs, etc.). The committee will also include parents of 5th graders that will plan and execute the 5th grade celebration in May.
The School Store provides DES students with the opportunity to purchase a variety of school supplies. This committee will schedule volunteers to work in the school store and purchase and display the various items for sale. The school store will be open from 7:15-7:50 a.m. on select school days.
The Spirit Wear committee provides DES students the opportunity to purchase a variety of school spirit clothing and accessories while supporting the fund raising efforts of the PTO. Volunteers will be needed to staff the Spirit Table at major school events and to help sort and deliver pre-ordered items to the appropriate student.
This committee will coordinate all staff recognitions including Teacher Appreciation Week events, Fiesta Friday Lunches and staff birthdays. The committee will provide a welcome back gift and Holiday and End of School Year gifts for each staff member.
This committee will work with the Media Center Specialist to maintain all school computers and multi-media equipment. The committee will also research with the Media Center new technology and software for the school and its students.
This committee will collect, monitor and oversee the major fundraiser for DES – the Tiger Fund. This fund committee will encourage 100% participation from the families represented at DES and will solicit matching funds from these parents’ respective places of employment if available.
Tiger Talk is the weekly electronic newsletter that is prepared and produced by this committee on behalf of the school and PTO. It is emailed to those families that have provided their email address to the school for the purpose of receiving the e-newsletter. The newsletter includes important calendar information, school information, a Principal’s letter and other PTO-related news and events.
Tour de Dunwoody
This committee will plan, execute and oversee a family biking event in the fall in order to promote bike safety and knowledge with the student body and community and to encourage fitness.
Dunwoody Elementary’s Transportation committee will schedule carpool volunteers, coordinate walk to school days, manage the Twitter account for communicating to parents about bus delays, and act as the representative for DES with the Safe Routes to School and Clean Air programs. Volunteers with this committee will be available to assist in the morning with carpool and distributing incentives during scheduled walk to school days.
The members of this committee will continue to build and maintain the PTO website for Dunwoody Elementary School.
The Yearbook committee produces, publishes and distributes the school’s annual Yearbook. The committee will make sure that all major events at the school are photographed, including as many pictures of the student body as possible; it will track Yearbook orders from Open House as well as online orders throughout the school year; and the committee will assist in the distribution of the books to the appropriate students during the last week of school. Photographers, layout and design volunteer, and page coordinator for each grade will be needed positions for this committee.
- 2013-2014 Dunwoody Wildcats Youth Football Camp
- Dunwoody Girls' Lacrosse
- Dunwoody Boys' Lacrosse Camp
- From the PTO Co-Presidents
- Dunwoody Elementary Battery Recycling
- 2nd Grade Flat Stanley Projects
- Georgia Young Authors Competition 2013
- From our PTO Co-Presidents
- Dunwoody Singers 2013
- Chesnut Charter Cruising Cougars Summer Camp
|Sat Mar 16 @02:00PM - 06:00PM Community Business Support|
Great American Cookie Spirit Night
|Tue Mar 19 Book Fair|
|Wed Mar 20 Book Fair|
|Thu Mar 21 Book Fair|
|Fri Mar 22 Book Fair|
|Tue Apr 02 @05:00PM - 08:00PM Community Business Support|
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
|Fri Apr 19 @06:45AM - 07:45AM All Pro Dad|
All Pro Dad
|Mon Apr 29 @04:00PM - 09:00PM Community Business Support|
El Azteca Spirit Night
|Fri May 10 @06:45AM - 07:45AM All Pro Dad|
All Pro Dad
|Tue May 14 @05:00PM - 08:00PM Community Business Support|
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night