News from the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - February 3rd Edition

Rise Up Falcons!! It's Time to Make History!!

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Evansdale Readers Rock the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Congratulations to the Reading Bowl Team. They brought 3 wins and 2 ties back to the eagles' nest. We are so proud of each member and their coaches.

A Statement from Dr. R. Stephen Green, DCSD Superintendent, on Diversity & Students

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"A Night at the Apollo" Celebrating Black History Month

Make plans now to join us on February 28th at 6:30 p.m. as Evansdale celebrates Black History month, honoring the legends of music and dance. Whether you like hip-hop, jazz, more popular tunes, you will be truly be entertained by the line up of student performers.

Let's Rise Up and Raise Money for Jump Rope for Heart

This is the last weekend to rise up, reach out, and raise money for Jump Rope for Heart. All donations will go directly to the American Heart Association. The event takes place during students' PE classes on February 10th. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthwhile cause!

Celebrating Crepe Day

A Few Snapshots from STEM Night

DCSD School Choice

Open Enrollment : January 11 – February 22, 2017. For more information or online application, please visit http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/school-choice

Wear Yellow on DCSD's First Cyber Safety Day

Students, district team members and families across DeKalb County will join us in celebrating the district's first Cyber Safety Day on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Participants are asked to wear yellow to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the safe use of internet and social media by the children of this community. During the day, students and teachers will engage in digital citizenship lessons. Employees and the community are asked to post to DCSD social media accoints using the hashtag #cybersafedekalb.


Social websites and smartphone apps can be a fun, exciting and convenient way to connect with our family members, friends and new people across the world. But if not used properly, they can also expose unsuspecting children to risks such as child predators, human traffickers, cyberbullies and other criminals.


DeKalb County School District is committed to helping both students and families understand these risks and why they should be taken seriously. Beginning during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, the District urges you to stay safe online by joining our #CyberAwareFamily. This page contains a wealth of resources from experts on how students and parents are well informed how to avoid the pitfalls of failing to be safe online.


Below is an example from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, of why these risks should be taken seriously. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, being Cyber Aware means pledging:


1. I Will Think Before I Post.

2. I Will Respect Other People Online.

3. I Will Be Careful When Meeting Online Friends In Person.

4. I Will Protect Myself Online.


Please visit http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/cyber-safety/ for Cyber Safety resources & Cyber Safety Day

Briarlake Elementary Annual Used Book Sale

Briarlake Elementary is having its Annual Used Book Sale on February 3 and 4. We are now taking donations at the school. We accept all books, including adult and children's, as well as DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. We have a particular need for books for kids in the 3-5th grade range, but will take pretty much anything that isn't falling apart or texts that are so out of date that they are unsellable. (This year we will NOT be taking VCR tapes.) Please feel free to share this information with your family/friends/neighbors/ workplace/house of worship/meetup group/etc. Donations can be dropped in the school lobby, but if you have to leave it outside, please don't block the walkway or doors. If you need help with a large donation, please email booksale@briarlakepta. org. Mark the sale dates on your calendar - books are only 50 cents to $2!

LHS Soccer Fundraiser

Save the Date: Saturday, February 11, 10am to 3pm
LHS Soccer will host a Mattress Fundraiser in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Huge Savings will be available on name brand mattresses such as Laura Ashley, King Koil and World Luxury. Plush, firm, premium euro-tops, luxury pillow tops, memory foam and more. Up to 30-60% off retail pricing. Profits from every mattress go directly to support the Lakeside Soccer program. For more information, call 770-653-9406 or e-mail jtmsoccer52@gmail.com.

A STEMtastic Event for Lovers of All Things LEGO

LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience, February 25-26, at the Cobb Galleria Center, is filled with hands-on attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain. Enjoy an amazing LEGO world where you can marvel at giant creations and even build some of your own.


The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience provides a venue for LEGO lovers of all sizes to celebrate, build new creations, and see some truly mind-blowing LEGO sculptures to help set the imagination free. For admission prices and event details visit www.BrickFestLive.com

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FEBRUARY

02/06 Deadline to Turn in Box Tops

02/07 Fourth Grade Field Trip, Fox Theatre & Varsity

02/07 Wear Yellow to School for Cyber Safety Day

02/08 AR Celebration

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

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

02/15 Second Grade Field Trip, Governor's Mansion

02/16 4.5 week Progress Reports go Home

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

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

02/22 Last Day to Submit School Choice Applications

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

02/25 First Grade Garden Clean Up Day, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

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


March

03/10 Teacher Workday, No School

03/23 PTA International Night


April

04/03-04/07 Spring Break, No School