News From the Nest

Evansdale Summer Newsletter - June Edition

A Letter from the Principal

Dear Evansdale Families,

It is hard to believe the 2016-17 school year has ended. Now that summer is upon us, I hope that each of you have plans to enjoy some well-deserved family fun and relaxation time. We have had an excellent year with many highlights, including becoming AdvancED STEM certified. The students also engaged in challenging projects and educational field trips to numerous locations including the Civil Rights Museum, Rock Eagle, Zoo Atlanta, and the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Georgia Milestone Testing went very well this year. Students showed up on time and ready to test each day. Everyone who needs to attend Rising Scholars this summer has been notified. Test scores will be sent home for all students as soon as we receive them from the district.

As the saying goes, the only constant we can be assured of is change. While it is never easy to lose amazing staff members, a few of ours have elected to leave the eagle nest. Please join us in celebrating and wishing each of them all the best the future holds.

Mr. Ted Russell - ESOL Teacher

Ms. Jessica Luhrs - Music Teacher

Ms. Gabrielle LaMothe - 3rd Grade Teacher

Ms. Nora Janvier - 3rd Grade Teacher

We are excited about and have already started planning for the 2017-18 school year. It will be Evansdale's 50th Anniversary. Please keep us in your thoughts throughout the summer as the administration and staff work hard making all the necessary preparations to have an Eagle Soaring Year ahead!

On behalf of the administration team and school staff, I want to thank each of you for your financial, volunteer, and school support. We could not teach our students to the degree that we are able to do so without a good school/home partnership.

Have a great summer vacation! Students - Please read for at least 20 minutes each day. We look forward to your return to the nest in August!


Stephanie Chattman


DCSD Proposed Revision to Board Policies

Proposed Revision to Board Policy KEB & KEB-R(1)

A proposed revision to Board Policy KEB related to Fundraising (Solicitations) and accompanying Regulation KEB-R(1) was presented to the Board of Education at the May 15, 2017 meeting. That policy and regulation are now available for public comment at the following links:

The comment field is located at the bottom of the webpage. Alternatively, please visit the Board of Education homepage at Links to proposed policies and regulations available for public comment are listed on the right hand side of the page.

The District welcomes your input as we work together to create a policy and regulation to best serve and support DeKalb County School District students. Please provide all comments by June 30, 2017 for review and consideration by the Board prior to the July 10, 2017 meeting.


Alicia Del Moral, Office Specialist
Superintendent's Office
DeKalb County School District
1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Deadline to Order 2017-18 Supplies Online is this Friday!

PTA is partnering with SchoolKidz, a Staples company, to offer you the opportunity to order complete school supply kits for the 2017-18 school year. The kits will be available for pick up at Open House, August 2nd. All orders must be placed online at by no later than June 9th. Use account #84208 to get to the Evansdale supply lists.

If you decide to purchase your school supplies separately, you can still visit the website to get school supply list(s) for your grade level(s).