News From the Nest
Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - March 1st Edition
March 9th is a regular school day for teachers and students. It is the second inclement weather make-up day
Virtual Learning - How to Access Verge from Home
DCSD Launchpad 1. Go to http://students.dekalbschoolsga.org/
2. Click Log in with active directory
3. When asked to authenticate the user you’ll put in:
a. Username= s+student number
b. Password= dekalb01
4. Go to Verge
5. Click on courses
6. Click on All courses
7. Click on a subject
a. Click on: resources
b. Click on: Virtual Learning Activity (folder)
c. Click on: Virtual Learning Activity 1
Final Call for Evansdale Climate Survey ...
Georgia Parent Climate Survey:
Georgia Milestones EOG Testing Dates
- 04/10 - ELA Section 1
- 04/11 - ELA Section 1
- 04/12 - ELA Sections 2 & 3
- 04/13 - ELA Sections 2 & 3
- 04/16 - MAKE-UP DAY
- 04/17 - Mathematics Sections 1 & 2
- 04/18 - Mathematics Sections 1 & 2
- 04/19 - Science Sections 1 & 2 (Grades 5 & 8)
- 04/20 - Social Studies Sections 1 & 2 (Grades 5 & 8)
- 04/23 - MAKE-UP DAY
If you have a student in grades 3-5, please try to avoid making appointments on the above testing dates if at all possible. Also, please make sure your student is in school during the next 4 weeks to maximize learning and preparation for testing.
A Two Wing Salute to Evansdale's Black History Committee
2017-18 Black History Committee - Ms. Alexander, Ms. Echols-James, Mr. Garn, Ms. Harris, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Lane, Ms. Minnitee, Ms. Osagie, Mr. Perkins, Miss R. Pitts, Mr. R Pitts, Mrs. Virdell Pitts, and Ms. Stradford.
Important Pre-K Lottery Information
Parents will be allowed to register for the Pre-K Lottery, March 12-16, 2018, at Evansdale so that time will be afforded to ensure all documents are checked correctly and verified prior to the lottery. The Lottery will be held on Tuesday, March 20th @ 1:15pm (the same time as last year). Specific times and further information will be coming soon.
To complete the application process, the following documentation is required (at the time of application):
- Official Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate, Passport, Hospital Record of Live Birth, Green Card, Pink Card, or Federal I-94 Card)
- Parent/Guardian Identification
- Child's Social Security Number
- Proof of Residency* (Current Gas, Electric, or Water Bill; Signed Lease Agreement; and/or Signed Home Mortgage Contract)
* Note: In the event of co-residency, an Affadavit of Residence must be completed by the parent(s)/legal guardian
If your child is selected for a seat through the lottery, this additional documentation will be required:
- Current Immunization Certificate (GA Form 3231)
- Current Hearing, Vision, Dental, and Nutrition Certificate (GA Form 3300)
- Copy of Social Security Card or Signed Waiver
- Evansdale Registration Packet
To be eligible for the Pre-K Lottery, students must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018. A prospective student is only eligible to participate in the lottery at the home school that serves the student's address for the 2018-19 school year. Visit www.dekalbschoolsga.org to determine your student's home school.
2018 School Theme Contest
PTA is Making Teacher Appreciation Week Easy for Parents
On Wednesday, March 14th, students are asked to bring in homemade cards for their teachers, along with a flower. The committee will provide vases to the teachers so they can have a personal bouquet to enjoy in their room.
Thank you for making the teachers and staff feel special!
Teacher Appreciation Committee
Sylvia Flower, Jenine Gathany, Diane Hershner, and Stacey Howard
Save the Date to Power Up and Party for a Cause ...
Last Chance to Purchase Father-Daughter Dance Photos
Save The Date(s) ...
03/06 Lakeside Choral Cluster Festival
03/06 School Council Meeting, 5 p.m.
03/06 PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
03/08 AR Blue Award Day
03/09 Regular School Day for Students and Teachers
03/09 3rd Grade Field Trip to Chattahoochee Nature Center
03/11 Daylight Savings Time Begins
03/12-03/16 PreK Lottery Registration, Times TBA
03/12-03/16 PTA Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
03/13-03/16 5th Grade Trip to Rock Eagle
03/14 Pi Day
03/15 PTA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
03/19-03/23 International Week
03/19-03/23 PTA Book Fair
03/20 PreK Lottery
03/22 PTA International Night, 6:30 p.m.
03/23 Evansdale Foundation Fundraiser at Vista Room (Details Coming Soon)
03/24 Run for Fun, 5K and 1K, 8 a.m.
03/28 Parent Teacher Conferences
03/30 80% AR Cut Off
03/30 Career Day
News From the Lakeside Cluster
Make Plans to Attend 51st Annual Miss Lakeside This Weekend!
LHS Construction Advisory Committee Call for Candidates
Lakeside High School has announced a call for parent and community members who are interested in serving on the Principal Advisory Council’s Construction Advisory Committee (CAC) for a significant E-SPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) capital improvement project.
This committee serves to increase stakeholder and community engagement in the design, planning, and construction phases of the school’s E-SPLOST project.
Project Summary: Addition to Lakeside HS
· 38-classroom addition (and necessary core space additions and/or parking spaces) and installation of synthetic turf at football practice field
· Budget: $26,990,000
· Architect Request for proposals (RFP) going out on Feb 2018
· CAC selection and training: Feb - May 2018
· Anticipated Construction Jul 2020 - Mar 2022 (subject to change)
The Principal Advisory Council will select five members to the CAC, not including the principal, who will be an ex-officio member. A minimum of two members will be Principal Advisory Council members. This selection will take place in an open meeting of the Principal Advisory Council. All CAC members must complete a Conflict of Interest form at the initial CAC training conducted by the District. These forms must be completed by all CAC members prior to the first meeting. Access the form and additional information by visiting the District's E_SPLOST V site: http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/e-splost/
Participation in the CAC may require a 1-3 year commitment. In extenuating circumstances, a capital improvement project may require up to 5 years to complete. The number of CAC meetings will be set by the CAC membership under guidance from the Council. The deadline to apply for the Construction Advisory Committee is March 22, 2018 at 11:59pm.
Click on the link below to indicate your interest in serving on a committee:
BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
Henderson Middle School Foundation Annual Campaign, March 5–23 – please help your future school
Help your child’s future school by making a donation to the HMS Foundation! The foundation’s goal is to provide educational resources to the school, to enrich the school’s academic and cultural offerings. Because of the foundation, HMS has been working towards becoming a STEM school - and 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. Next year STEM will go school wide so your child can benefit in 6th grade!
But it’s not just about STEM. We have supported teacher resources, equipment, training, student activities together with PTSA, and are currently funding a bilingual liaison to help fill the gap left by having an interpreter only part time.
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 email@example.com.