News from the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - January 27th Edition

A Note from Mrs. Pitts...

On behalf of all who suffered such great loss from the tornadoes that swept through Albany last weekend, I want to thank you, my Evansdale family, for your heartfelt and abundant donations of food and supplies this week. As many of you know, I grew up and still have family in the Albany area, so when I heard about and saw the devastation, I wanted to do something to help. I never dreamed that my initial thought of taking a few supplies down to Albany in my car could turn into the need for a U-Haul rental truck....and It is all because of you and your generosity. We are loading the truck tonight and driving your donations to Albany first thing in the morning. As we have seen time and time again, when help is needed, Evansdale rises up and reaches out to answer the call. That is why this community is so special. You are the best!


Sincerely,


Virdell Pitts

STEMtastic Evansdale Parents Needed

If you work in the math, science, technology, healthcare, or engineering field we need your help with our STEM initiative! We are creating a database of parents for our teachers so that they can reach out for assistance with lessons being taught in the classroom.


Your children cover a wide range of areas in science including, but certainly not limited to: electricity, habitats, genetics, sound/light, and our solar system.


Even if you do not work in the above mentioned fields, maybe you have a hobby or experience that would be beneficial to our teachers and students. Also, feel free to mention this to other relatives or family friends that may be willing to help us out.


Finally, please take a few minutes to click the link and fill out the survey. We will be compiling the information and sending it out to our teachers over the next few weeks.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyoEi0wiT6nyrJgsGFLtB2Tr5aeVaJ_O68Zgj_5Q532qWeuw/viewform


Thanks,

Robert Clayton

Assistant Principal

Evansdale Elementary

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C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S E-A-G-L-E-S

After several rounds of spelling many, many challenging words, congratulations to our school Spelling Bee Champion Nkosi Sutherland and runner up Dave Atmadi. Everyone who participated in the bee did an excellent job and should be proud of themselves. The next step for Nkosi is the DeKalb County Spelling Bee, February 8th at 4 p.m.
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Eagles Soar in Sagamore Hills Math Tournament

We are so proud of the 19 students who participated in the annual Sagamore Hills Math Tournament. Congratulations to Andrew Heller (Ms. Rainey's class) who placed 6th in both computation and problem solving... and Dave Atmadi (Ms. Umukoro's class) who placed 7th in problem solving. A special thanks to Ms. Rainey and Ms. Thomas for sponsoring and coaching the tournament participants.
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Can You Dig It??

Do you love to garden? landscape? spend time with friends in the great outdoors? build? donate? The First Grade Team has adopted the Evansdale Garden and needs your help. They are in the planning stage of developing a phenomenal garden space for our students to enjoy. Coming soon, tool donation day and clean up day. For more information, please email either Ms. DeFrancis at Lois_DeFrancis@dekalbschoolsga.org or Ms. Roth at Melissa_A_Roth@dekalbschoolsga.org
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What Difference Does Arriving at School 10 Minutes (or more) Late Make?

In short...a big one. When a student checks in tardy to school after 7:50 a.m, he/she ...

  • causes a disruption of the class
  • causes an interruption of instruction
  • causes the teacher to mistakenly count the student as absent
  • misses important class meetings and/or school announcements
  • misses project due dates and any changes to the school day schedule
  • feels rushed and disorganized and starts the day behind


Suggestions for parents to help get students to school on time and ready to learn...

  • Prepare the night before by making sure students get to bed at a reasonable time. A well-rested student is a student prepared to learn.
  • Set an alarm so the student gets up in time to get to school before the start of the day.
  • Make sure your student eats breakfast either at home or at school. Studies show students who do not eat breakfast have poorer performance than students who eat before class.
  • Put your student on the bus to ensure your student attends school.
  • Have a buddy walk with your student to school in the morning.

Last Chance to Pre-Order Tickets for the Big Dance....

The 2017 Evansdale Elementary Father Daughter Dance will be held at Evansdale Elementary this year due to construction at Henderson Middle School. The dance is on Saturday, February 11th and a fun time is always had.

A second round of Invitations were sent home in today's couriers. Ticket prices are $18 per family, no matter how many girls a dad brings. In addition, EvansDads have made arrangements with a local florist for fathers to present their girls with a rose and baby’s breath and to wear a boutonniere themselves, if they wish. Flower prices are the florist’s list prices for the Valentine’s week. Deadline for turning in ticket, flower/boutonniere requests and payment is February 3rd. Tickets will be sent home the week of February 6th and flowers will be handed out at the dance. The location of the dance is in the cafeteria at Evansdale Elementary School from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer. Many dads will be 'retiring' this year with the graduation of their daughters and we would like to keep the tradition going. Teachers and Administration are invited to join us as well!

Scott Foerst: sfoerst@hotmail.com

Kenny Allen: kallen@hillcompany.com
Jerry Appleman: appleboogieman@yahoo.com

Electrician Needed.....

We are considering installing track lighting in the halls to highlight student's work in the hallways during PTA Art and Music night in March. If anyone that has expertise on how to do this, please email me. Thanks.


Luci Chattman, Ed.S.

Principal

Evansdale Elementary

2914 Evans Woods Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30340

(678)874-2734 (office)

(678)874-2710 (fax)

Stephanie_L_Chattman@dekalbschoolsga.org

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FEBRUARY

02/02 AR Deadline

02/02 Lakeside Cluster Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria

02/03 Deadline to Pre-Order Tickets for Father Daughter Dance

02/06 Deadline to Turn in Box Tops

02/10 Jump Rope for Heart (during PE classes)

02/11 Father Daughter Dance, 2-4 p.m., Evansdale

02/17 - 02/20 February Break, No School

02/21 APTT Night, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (K-2nd Grade)

02/23 APTT Night, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (3rd-5th Grade)

02/28 Black History Program, 6:30 p.m.