News From the Nest

Evansdale "Wee"kly Newsletter - St. Patrick's Day Edition

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Come One...Come All....It's Time For Grounds Clean Up Y'all (Southern Irish)

This is it!!! The last major clean-up for this school year is tomorrow, March 18th!!! 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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Please Share Your Country (Ireland and others) with Your Fellow Eagles

PTA wants to display all of the countries represented at Evansdale on International Night next Thursday, March 23rd. Please complete the "Please Share Your Country" flyer that is in your child's courier this weekend and return it to the front office by Wednesday, March 22nd.

We hope you plan to join us 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. After that, the showcase tables will open.

If you have any questions about International Night or would like to participate in any way, please contact Abigail Carlton (International Night Chairperson) at or 770-934-3993

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One Week Until the Real Celebration.....Get Your Tickets Now!

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:

$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.

No Shenanigans...Druid Lakes Youth Lacrosse Association Clinics Start Tomorrow!

Free Lacrosse Clinics for Evansdale students of all ages and abilities. Come to the Evansdale lower field tomorrow afternoon at 3:30. You only have to bring a water bottle. All equipment will be provided.

Calling all Happy Campers....The Book Fair is Next Week - March 20-24th

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Calling all Lads and Lasses to Run or Walk this Sunday

The Atlanta Track Club is sponsoring a FREE 1 mile Fun Run this upcoming Sunday. If we can get 35 people to go from Evansdale to register/attend we have a good chance to win anywhere from $750-1500 for our program. We could use that prize money to help with improvements to the lower field and to buy additional game/sports equipment for the Kilometer Kids program. If you sign up, or if you would like to coordinate rides for this race- please contact Becky Bitsko,, 404-441-3506 (text or call).

Be Healthy Georgia Festival 1 Mile and Dash

DCSD Earns Recommendation for Accreditation Renewal

A preliminary report released by AdvancED, the global leader in preschool through 12th grade accrediatation services, shows the agency will recommend DeKalb County School District receive a five-year renewal of its accreditation.

Broadway on Briarcliff This Weekend

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, or at the door (if any available).

Help Support Henderson Middle School Foundation

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 to make a donation online or for information how to donate by check.

Fernbank is the Place to Be Seen Wearing Green This Saturday

Fernbank Science Center is hosting the "Biggest Event for the Smallest Science": NanoDay, Saturday, March 18th, from 12-3 p.m.! Hands-on activities invite visitors to explore ferrofluid and a carbon nanotubes model. Find out which superheroes get their superpowers from nanoscience! Other activities include a Chemical Magic Show, Nano-themed story time, and games.

Admission to the event is free of charge.

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No Blarney....Save These Dates


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

3/20-3/24 Book Fair

03/24 9 Week Progress Reports Issued

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

03/24 75% AR Cut-Off

03/24 Evansdale Foundation Spring Fundraiser, Napoleons

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

03/29 PreK Lottery, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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



04/11 PreK Registration, 9-11:00 a.m.

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

04/20 PTA Art and Music Night, 6:30 p.m.

04/28 13.5 Week Progress Reports Issued


05/01 3rd Grade Trees Atlanta Visit

05/05 Olympic Day

05/06 Evansdale 5K Fun Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m.

05/09 Kindergarten Registration, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

05/11 PTA Paint and Pasta, 6 p.m.

05/16 APTT Night, K-2nd, 5:30 p.m.

05/18 APTT Night, 3rd-5th, 5:30 p.m.

05/19 PreK Celebration, 8:30 a.m.

05/19 Kindergarten Celebration, 12:30 p.m.

05/23 Honors Day (Everyone except 5th Grade)

05/23 5th Grade Celebration

05/24 End of Year Class Parties, 1 p.m.


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This is Uno. He is a certified service dog for CHOA at Egleston. He visited First Grade and gave the students an opportunity to read to him. For more information about Uno and Canine Assistants, visit