Otter’s Spirit Night TONIGHT!

How about a pop quiz to start the week? 

I don’t want to cook dinner tonight because:

A) It’s Monday.
B) It’s rainy and cold.
C) I’m still recovering from the lost hour of sleep.
D) Otter’s Chicken is hosting a Dowell PTA Spirit Night tonight from 5-9!

Correct Answer: “D” We’ll also accept “All of the above”! See you tonight at Otter’s Chicken!

Address: 3625 Dallas Hwy SW, Marietta, Georgia 30064 (In The Avenues West Cobb)

URGENT! Volunteers Needed for Book Fair

Come. Sit. Stay … Beg?

Yeah, just as our pets beg us for treats, attention, etc. … we’re having to do the same!

We are in great need of volunteers to help with our “Paws for Books” Book Fair next week! We particularly need people in the mornings, from 7:00 to 9:00. If you can donate some time, please click here to sign up!

If we are short on volunteers, unfortunately we may have to limit our operating hours. All Book Fair purchases benefit our school, so limited hours hurts the bottom line and reduces the amount of money our school receives.

Shifts are mostly 2 hours, with a couple of 3-hour shifts needed. Volunteers who work a total of 5 hours get $5 in Scholastic money to spend at the fair.

Please sign up today!

Book Fair is March 5-9!

Come. Sit. Read! It’s time to dig up some purr-fect new books at our Paws for Books Book Fair.

Book Fair Dates/Times:
March 5-9
M/W/F: 7:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
T/Th: 7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
We’ll also be open during Multicultural Night, Weds., March 7!

New at this Book Fair!
  • eWallets: A digital payment option. eWallets can be loaded starting: Feb. 19th-March 9th
  • Online Shopping for Book Fair: Feb. 28th-March 9th
  • Students and Staff: Help us create the “Dowell Paws Hall of Fame” at the Book Fair! Send in a picture of you with your pet (bonus points if you’re reading a book in the picture!) Email your photos to dowellpta@gmail.com.
#dowellbookfair

Winter Dance is February 1!

It’s cold outside, but come warm up the dance floor at our Winter Dance! 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Free admission. Come dressed to impress!
 
Dinner & desserts available for purchase. Pre-order and save! Click here for a pre-order form. (Click here for Spanish version.)

Dinner includes: 1 pasta dish, salad, garlic bread and 1 beverage.
 
Pre-Ordered Dinner Tickets: $5
Dinner Tickets at the Door: $7
A variety of desserts available for $1 each
 
Photographers will be on hand to take pictures for $2. (Photos will be delivered to students the following week.)
 
Please make sure all students are accompanied by an adult the entire evening.
 
Pick up your pre-ordered tickets at the PTA table when you arrive at the dance. Dinners are first-come, first-served.

Holiday Shop & Breakfast with Santa Next Week!

Pick out some fun gifts for your family and friends at are Holiday Shop in the Media Center! We’ll be open Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 8 from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We’ll also be open 9:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9th during the Breakfast with Santa.
Parents, please volunteer to help run the store! Click here to sign up.

On Saturday, December 9th, join us from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. for a breakfast with the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself! A Chick-fil-A breakfast of Chicken Minis or a Chicken biscuit, fruit, and a drink will be available for $8.00. We are not taking pre-orders, so breakfast is first-come, first-served! Photos with Santa are $2.00.

Please Note: Both the Holiday Shop and Breakfast with Santa are CASH ONLY.

Elves Needed for our Holiday Shop!

Parents, our Holiday Shop is rapidly approaching! The Shop will be open for business December 4-9, and we’re looking for friendly elves who can volunteer a shift (or two or three!) in helping students find and purchase fun gifts for their family and friends. PLEASE CLICK HERE to view the Sign-up Genius and reserve your time slots. Thank you in advance for your help! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Reflections Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Dowell’s PTA Reflections Art Contest winners! All participants and their guests were honored at a breakfast reception at Dowell on Nov. 2. View our photo gallery below!

The 1st and 2nd place winners listed below will have their artwork submitted to the South Cobb Council for the District level competition. Winners for the next round will be announced in January 2018.

K-2nd Grades
2D Visual Arts
1st: Tramaine Young (1st grade)
2nd: Nevin Edrish (2nd grade)
3rd-5th Grades
Music
1st: Hayden Bontempi (5th Grade)
 
Literature
1st: Isabella Edrish (5th Grade)
2nd: Layla Young (3rd Grade)
 
3D Visual Art
1st: Natalie Hall (3rd Grade)
 
2D Visual Art
1st: Isabella Edrish (5th Grade)
2nd: Georgia Harvey (5th Grade)

Open House Coming Soon!

Dowell’s Open House is Thursday, August 31st. Be sure to join us for our first PTA meeting of the school year and to visit your child’s classroom! Below is the schedule of events for that evening.

All PTA members are encouraged to attend the meeting, as we will vote on the 2017-18 budget. If you are not a PTA member yet, you can download a membership form here, or visit our table at Open House to join that night.

5:30: Information Tables Open (PTA, ASP, Clubs) and food available for purchase (see below)

6:10: PTA Meeting/Budget Approval in Cafeteria

6:25: Parents Dismissed to Classrooms

6:30-7:00: Parent Session I in Classrooms

7:10-7:40: Parent Session II in Classrooms

The Kona Ice Truck will be on site for some cool treats!

Dowell Ambassadors are also selling dinner items (pizza/chips/drink). Pre-order forms went home in folders.

Please contact the PTA if you have any questions!