News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - May 18th Edition

The Last Day of School is May 24th!

Spring Semester Honors Day - May 21st

Due to the high volume of voters expected on the primary election day, May 22nd, Spring Semester Honors Day has been moved to Monday, May 21st. The schedule is as follows -

1st Grade 8-8:45 a.m.

2nd Grade 9-9:45 a.m.

3rd Grade 10-10:45 a.m.

4th Grade 11-11:45 a.m.

5th Grade honors will be given out during their celebration at Lakeside High School, May 22nd, 5 p.m.

Yearbook Reminder

If you preordered a yearbook, your yearbook will be going home with your child today (except for all 5th graders, they will receive their books on Monday, May 21st). If you did not preorder a yearbook, we will be selling them at school on a first come, first serve basis, until we run out. We will be selling yearbooks in the front entry way on Monday, May 21st, from 7:15am-noon (during honors); and Tuesday, May 22nd - Thursday, May 24th from 7:15am-8am each morning. Yearbooks are $25, please bring cash or a check made payable to “Evansdale Elementary PTA”. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Arnberger at 678.427.8938 or
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Summer School FAQs

Parents of 3rd and 5th Grade Students,

Letters regarding the Rising Scholars summer school program were sent home last Friday. If you have not returned your letter

to us here at Evansdale, please do so as soon as possible. Below are some key pieces of information about the program.

1) The program will be held here at Evansdale and it begins June 4th

2) Students will only come Monday-Thursday of each week

3) Each day will begin at 8:30 and end at 1:30

4) Bus transportation will be provided (more information to come)

5) Breakfast and lunch will be provided to students each day

6) Testing will occur from June 25th-June28th

7) Final day of the summer program is June 28th

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Summertime ... and the Reading is Easy

Through a partnership between Get Georgia Reading – Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and myON, all educators, librarians, students and parents in Georgia have free access to thousands of enhanced digital books available in myON through August 31, 2018.

Digital books in the award-winning myON personalized literacy platform provide flexible reading scaffolds, embedded tools, and metrics to support and track student reading and growth.

Getting Started is Quick and Easy!

  1. Go to and click the myON Login button.
  2. Enter the following login information:
    1. School Name: Get Georgia Reading (Type the first few letters and select from the drop-down menu.)
    2. Username: dekalbcounty
    3. Password: read
  3. Click on the Sign In button, select a book and start reading!
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Two Wing Salute for Spring Semester Kilometer Kids!

The students of Kilometer Kids had a great season, and racked up a total of 1,757 miles on our lower field track. We had a total of 33 students who earned medals with a finish of 26.2 miles or more. We are proud of everyone who participated, and thankful for all of the parents who came out and ran the program over the course of two semesters. See you next year!

Top 3 Boys: Patrick Rose (4th grade - 46.54 miles), Carmelito Hopkins (1st grade - 45.82 miles), Cole Jones (5th grade - 43.29 miles)

Top 3 Girls: Hannah Wages (2nd grade - 35.91 miles), Sarah Wages (4th grade - 30.63 miles), Andrea James (5th grade - 29.40 miles)

Top Per Grade:

K-1st - Carmelito Hopkins

2nd - Yangyang Gao

3rd - Grady Tuggey

4th - Patrick Rose

5th - Cole Jones

Principal's Advisory Council (formerly School Council) News

Your school council members are busy assisting the county with the search for our new principal. There is input from members of the PAC, teachers, staff and parents at every step. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact

Principal's Advisory Council Needs You!

Fall 2018 Elections Candidate Declaration Window is Now Open.

The candidate declaration window for Fall 2018 Principal Advisory Council elections will be open through Friday, August 31, 2018. Complete the relevant form below to run for a position on your school’s Council. Visit our website for more information about Fall 2018 elections.

For more information on what School Council does, please see both our Evansdale website and Dekalb County's website.

Things Got a Little Wild in First Grade This Week ....

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Mrs. Trapanese's class presenting their animal research and dioramas to Mrs. Petrucelli and Mr. Garn.

Ms. Shunnarah & Ms. Roth's Animal Researchers

First grade students have been working very hard this year! For the past several weeks, students have been studying an animal of their choice. They completed research using PebbleGo, Epic! Books for Kids, and various non-fiction books. They have taken notes and used their notes to write non-fiction books about their animals. They also used green screen technology to report about their animal "live" from their animal habitats! This Thursday, students were excited to publish their work to an audience of parents, teachers, and students. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students. They are quite the animal experts!

To see the full video featuring students' animal reports check out the following link:

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Summer Play Date Set for Rising Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Graders

If you have a rising Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st Grade student who will be attending Evansdale in August, please make plans to join your fellow eagles for a summer play date - Sunday, July 29th, 9:30 a.m., at the Evansdale playground. Bring your water bottles and energy! We hope to see you all there.

DLYLA Offering Summer Lacrosse Clinics!

· FREE lacrosse clinics

· Boys and Girls Grades 4-8

· No equipment needed, just bring a water bottle and a great attitude!

· Girls: Saturdays 9-10am, Evansdale Elementary School

· Boys: Saturdays 9-10am, Druid Hills Middle School

· Dates:

June 9, 16

July 21

August 4
· Cost – FREE, please signup at:

This is It ...

05/21 5th Grade Yearbook Signing/Ice Cream Party, 12:30 p.m.

05/22 2nd Semester Honors Day

05/22 5th Grade Promotion, 5 p.m., at Lakeside (5th Grade dismisses at 11 a.m.)

05/23 100% AR Prize Day

05/23 Class Parties, 1:00 p.m.


06/04 Summer School Begins

06/28 Last Day of Summer School

07/29 Rising PreK-Rising 1st Grade Play Date


One Final Note...

This is the final regular edition of the 2017-18 News from the Nest. We hope you have found this newsletter both informative and enjoyable. If you know of someone who did not receive the newsletter, please encourage him/her to provide his/her current email to the front office so that it can be added to Infinite Campus portal.
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