Chesnut Challenge - Kick Off 9/18

chesnutchallengegraphicAre you ready for the first annual Chesnut Challenge?  It's coming soon to a classroom near YOU!

In past years, we have held FunRuns to raise money for Chesnut, but THIS year, we are managing our event ourselves, so that we can keep 100% of our donations IN THE SCHOOl and put them towards exciting technology for our new STEM lab.  Depending on the success of our Challenge, we'll be looking for an ActivTable and/or tablet PCs (and other cool stuff) to make our students' time in the STEM lab a hands-on, exciting experience!

Here's how you can help:

  • Check the Sign Up Genius to see what YOU can do to make the Challenge a fun and successful event!
  • Watch for the donation packet to come home after the Pep Rally on 9/18 - this will have instructions for how to make your child's online donation webpage in less than 4 minutes - using only your name and email address!
  • Remember that online donations are the fastest and easiest. 
  • Be ready to ask family and friends for their support in this effort - even small contributions from lots of people adds up quickly!

Questions?  Contact Melissa at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




Traffic Safety for a Safe Start to the Year

carpoolThe start of the school year is always a little crazy!  Many parents want to walk their students into school, many are trying to navigate the carpool line for the first time, and the buses always run a little more slowly in the first few weeks.

If you are coming to the school during the first weeks of school, PLEASE keep these safety/traffic tips in mind:

KIDS ARE EVERYWHERE:  Please watch carefully! Follow instructions of the crossing guards and school staff - their entire focus is to keep our kids safe when kids and cars are in the same places! 

CARPOOL LANE:  Carpool is in the lower parking lot.  Do NOT drop students off in the bus circle or in front of the school.  Approach carpool from the north side of the school, because there is NO LEFT TURN into the carpool lot in the morning.  There is also NO LEFT TURN out of the carpool lot.  Left turns at this spot are dangerous - there is a posted sign at the lot entrance, and Dunwoody Police issue tickets. 

PARKING:  We have limited on-campus parking - there are 4 visitor spots in the lower parking lot.  During morning bus hours, do NOT park in the bus circle!  Too many cars prevent the buses from entering/leaving this lot.  The best place to park is in the extra lot to the north of the school off Peachford Road, between the middle school and Chesnut.  Then enjoy the walk to Chesnut and enter the front doors!

NEIGHBORHOOD NO PARKING ZONES:  There is NO parking on either side of Brookhurst Dr. for the first block of that street, where it meets N. Peachtree Rd.  This was changed last year at the request of Brookhurst Dr. residents.  There is street parking available on Dunhaven Rd, the first side street off Brookhurst and some parking farther down Brookhurst.  Remember to only park on ONE side of the street (follow the lead of cars already parked), only park in the direction of traffic, and never block a driveway or fire hydrant.


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Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
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