News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - March 9th Edition

No School for Students Tomorrow, March 10th

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Time to Dig In.....Evansdale Grounds Clean Up Next Saturday, March 18th



This is it!!! The last major clean-up for this school year!!! Bring your landscaping tools or come use ours and help clean-up the Evansdale School grounds. Some tasks we'd like to tackle include: Weeding the front beds, trim front bushes, weed-eating along the learning cottages, blowing leaves off and edging sidewalks and parking lots, and cleaning of center courtyard. We will also walk the Nature Trail and see what needs to be done. Please bring any tools you would like to donate to the students to take care of the Student Garden. Many thanks for your efforts!!!


Scott Foerst & Jerry Appleman

EvansGrounds Co-Chairs

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Calling all members of the eagle nation - let's power up and party to put the "T" in STEM together

Join the Evansdale Foundation for its Spring Fundraiser Party, March 24th, 7 p.m., The Vista Room at Napoleon's. Their goal is to raise enough money to purchase at least 26 iPads for the classrooms. Your participation helps achieve this goal and continues to support efforts to bring advanced technology to all Eagles on a daily basis. The price of a ticket includes heavy appetizers, drinks, and live entertainment. Memories and friends made are on the house. You won't want to miss this one! Tickets now available at: bit.ly/2017EDaleSpringParty


$75 - 1 party ticket and 1 raffle ticket

$150 - 2 party tickets and 2 raffle tickets

$300 - 2 party tickets, 2 raffle tickets, & dedication of a new iPad in your family's name to Evansdale


Can't attend? Purchase a $25 raffle ticket and be entered to win an iPad Mini.

Pre-K Lottery...One Day Only!

The PreK Lottery for the 2017-18 school year will take place on March 29th. You can only apply at school on the lottery date, between 8:30-1:00 p.m.. The drawing will take place at 1:15. The results will then be posted on the front door after 3 p.m. In order to apply, please bring the following items with you - proof of residence (lease, gas, electric, or water bill), a photo ID, and a certified copy of your prospective student's birth certificate. As a reminder, you must live in the Evansdale attendance area to apply for PreK at Evansdale. For more details, please visit the Evansdale website.

What Do Parents Do While Eagles are at School ???

We'd love for you to join us for Evansdale's Career Day, March 29th, to talk about what you do all day while your children are at school. It is always a success because of volunteers who donate their time to share information about their careers with the students. If you are interested in spending some quality time with students, sharing information about your job, please click on this link to register - www.bit.ly/evansdalecareerday . Thanks in advance for considering this worthwhile opportunity.
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International Night...Exploring the World within our school

Please join us on Thursday, March 23rd, 6:30-8:00 p.m., as we celebrate and learn about Evansdale’s diverse population and family cultures. International Night will begin with a brief PTA meeting, followed by a musical performance by Evansdale students and international celebration.


We invite you to participate in Evansdale’s International Night by sharing either your own culture or the culture of a country you know and love. This can be done by dressing in traditional clothing, bringing desserts or finger foods for people to taste, displaying artifacts, and/or sharing holiday traditions, etc. All students who attend International Night will be given “passports”, which will encourage them to visit, explore, and learn about each area. Every student who completes his/her passport will receive a small prize.


If you would like to share your culture in some way, please complete and return the form that was sent home in your student's couriers a few weeks ago or contact me at the email or number below. I look forward to traveling with you!

Abigail Carlton (International Night Chairperson) sstucky@mindspring.com 770-934-3993

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Lacrosse Anyone??

Parents,

We are excited to announce that the Evansdale field will be used for some lacrosse. Druid Lakes Youth Lacrosse Association needed a field and they agreed to help nourish our field back to health if we agreed to let them us it for their practices and games. In

addition to the field being spruced up, they have also generously agreed to host FREE lacrosse clinics here at Evansdale.


If your child has expressed interest in lacrosse or if they are looking to try something new, this is a great opportunity for them to learn some basic lacrosse skills. Children will not need to bring any equipment to the clinics. Everything will be provided for them.

Boys and girls of all ages are encouraged to come out! For more information about

Druid Lakes Youth Lacrosse Association (DLYLA), visit their website at

www.dlyla.org


DLYLA Lacrosse Clinics at Evansdale (on the lower field)

Saturday, March 18th from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Saturday, April 15th from 2:30pm-3:30pm

Saturday, May 13th from 9:00am-10:00am


*No need to bring equipment. Just a water bottle and fun attitude to learn something new!

Broadway on Briarcliff

You don't want to miss Lakeside Theatre Company's & The Lakeside Drama Association's production of: HAIRSPRAY! Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.


It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire - to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!


Dates: March 16, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7 pm

Tickets are $10 at www.eventbrite.com, or at the door (if any available).

School Rivals Tackle Cancer This Friday Night

"DeKalb Tackles Cancer" is a powderpuff football tournament between Lakeside and Tucker High Schools benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fundraiser. The games are THIS Friday, March 10 at North DeKalb Stadium near Chamblee High School. The schedule of games is as follows:

  • 7:00-7:30-Lakeside Juniors vs. Tucker Juniors
  • 7:45-8:15-Lakeside Seniors vs. Tucker Seniors
  • 8:20-9:00-Championship game

Tickets are $5 and will be sold at school this week as well as at the door. T-shirts will also be available for purchase for $5 on Thursday and at the event too. Please come out and support our girls! Go Vikings! Beat Tucker and cancer!!!

Henderson Middle School Foundation Annual Campaign, March 6 – 24

Help your child’s future school by making a donation to the HMS Foundation! The foundation’s goal is to enrich the school academic and cultural offerings. Because of the foundation, HMS has been working towards becoming a STEM school - a nationally recognized accreditation that strengthens our science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction and attracts corporate expertise and investment. We are making progress toward that goal! This year, HMS has one STEM team in 7th and 8th grades, and they have been a great success. More teams will be added in the future.

But it’s not just about STEM. You probably know that HMS is undergoing renovations and is getting a new wing. The money raised this year can also be used to help purchase equipment or supplies that might be needed for the new wing.

This means that donations made today will go to programs that directly impact your rising elementary student. Your participation will help ensure the HMS Foundation can continue supporting the school. Remember – a strong school makes for a strong neighborhood.

How to donate: Please visit the website http://www.hmsfoundation.org/donate-now.html to make a donation online or for information how to donate by check. If you have questions, please email info@hmsfoundation.org.
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MARCH


03/3 3rd Grade Trees Program

03/1-03/3* 5th Grade Rock Eagle Trip (*Please note these are corrected dates)

03/7 School Council Meeting, 5:00 p.m.

03/7 PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

03/10 Teacher Workday, No School

03/12 Daylight Savings Time Begins (Set Your Clocks Forward 1 Hour)

03/14 5th Grade Field Trip to High Museum of Art

03/18 Grounds Clean Up, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

03/24 9 Week Progress Reports Issued

03/23 PTA International Night, 6:30 p.m.

03/24 Evansdale Foundation Spring Fundraiser, Napoleons

03/27-3/31 Evansdale Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

03/29 PreK Lottery

03/29 Career Day

03/29 3rd Grade Field Trip to Civil Rights Museum

03/30 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon

03/30 2nd Grade Mobile Zoo In-House Field Trip

03/30 Parent Teacher Conferences, 3-6 p.m.

03/31 Kindergarten Field Trip to Zoo Atlanta


APRIL

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

04/11 School Council Meeting, 5 p.m.

04/11 PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

04/18 Georgia Milestones Testing Begins, 3rd-5th Grade

Daylight Savings Time Begins this Sunday. Don't Forget to Set Your Clocks Forward 1 hour!