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Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - May 19th Edition

"Band"tastic Family Concert Tonight at Lakeside High School

You, along with your family and friends, are cordially invited (and encouraged) to attend an amazing evening of concert band music on May 19th, at 6:30 p.m., in Lakeside's Fine Arts Building Auditorium. The elementary schools (including Evansdale) that feed into LHS will be performing, along with one of Henderson Middle School's bands, and Lakeside's own Symphonic I Band and returning alumni performers. Please arrive early to get a parking space and seating in the auditorium. This is a great way to celebrate the end of the school year.
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Read Through the Summer to Soar Like an Eagle at School

This summer, students can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that students can access 24 hours a day—every day—from May 3 through Aug. 31, 2017.

myON includes:

  • More than 13,000 enhanced digital texts from Capstone and over 60 other publishers, as well as daily news articles.
  • A library searchable by genre, topic, and target Lexile® range to engage students with just-right texts.
  • Picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, literary non-fiction, and informational texts that appeal to a variety of ages.
  • Flexible reading scaffolds: audio narration to model fluency, highlighted text, and embedded dictionaries.
  • Spanish and dual-language titles. All registration and access instructions are included in the link below.

Yearbooks Are Here!!!

If you preordered a yearbook, your yearbook is going home with your child today. If you did not preorder a yearbook, we will be selling them at school on Tuesday, May 23rd, on a first come, first serve basis. Yearbooks are $25, please bring cash or a check made payable to “Evansdale Elementary PTA”. If you preordered a yearbook and your child did not receive it on Friday, please contact Jennifer Arnberger at 678.427.8938.

Kilometer Kids Has Reached the Finish Line for 2016-17

Kilometer Kids wrapped up it's super successful spring season on Wednesday with our kids running 2,377 miles, and 34 runners meeting their goal of completing a full marathon! Thanks to all the kids who worked hard and the parents who helped support the program by coaching and sending in snacks!

Top Runners by Grade:

1st - Hannah Wages

2nd - Masiullah Fnu

3rd - Daniel Greene

4th - Thomas Fortune

5th - William Culpepper

Top 3 Boys: Masiullah Fnu, Daniel Greene, Thomas Fortune

Top 3 Girls: Haley Sullivan ,Hannah Wages, Sarah Wages

2016-17 Art Award Recipients

I have chosen two students from each homeroom who have displayed outstanding creativity and craftsmanship in art this year. The decision was very hard to make, because we have so many talented students here at Evansdale. The following students were chosen for the art awards for this 2016-2017 school year and will be receiving their certificates at their honors day ceremonies.

PreK- Minnitee

Grecia Amaya-Flores and Eva Gathany


Beckstein- Angie Puente Perez and Andy Mendez

Nelson- Ashlyn Esteban-Perez and Samuel Agar Medina

Mitchell- Pearl Vonwalsung and Carmelito Hopkins

Kim- Elza Rene and Benjamin Bitsko

Jackson- Mezgan Hashoory and Carlos Melchor-Trejo

1st Grade

Finley- Caroline Anderson and Jake Shankman

Datta- Aashi Bhola and Michael Atmadi

Trapanese- Emily Morales Fuentes and Devora Castro Barrera

DeFrancis- Avery Payne and Claire Thanprasertrit

Shunnarah- Celine Vasquez-Ramirez and Aaron Diaz Rodriguez

2nd Grade

Stradford- Isabella Rosales and John Albino

Craddock- Ella Ralls and Luke Cheng

Bradley- Peyton Smith and Lamson Nguyen

Potenza- Shukria Haskoory and Diego Gonzalez Berduo

Miller- Alexandria Appleman and Alexa Earnest

3rd Grade

Carnathan- Elia Sellers and Hannah Creel

LaMothe- Meerab Masih and Mario Mendoza

Janvier- Charlotte Laubmann and Diego Varela-Cabrera

Lane- Faustina Truong and Alfredo Barahona Nunez

Perry- Violet Delaney and Sadie Robinson

4th Grade

Anderson- Nora Garrett and Paul Stancil

Rainey- Julie Witcher and Ella Adiri

Keesee- Salia Hashoory and Miuler Gutierrez Jr.

Thomas- Kyla Harkness and Anna Allen

5th Grade

Murphey- Arheli Martinez Guzman and Alexis Colin-Vargas

Umukoro- Eva Armstrong and Helen Fernandez Diaz

Echols-James- Tristan Hicks and Sophia Lekiachvili

Thomas-Janiah Thorton and Jose Alviarez Rampaly

Rachel Petrucelli

Art Teacher

Evansdale Elementary

Spring Portrait Proofs

Your spring portraits proofs are here! Your child will bring them home today in their couriers. Pictures are a little late this year due to rescheduling & it's the end of the school year. When you order your Cady pictures they will be mailed to your house. They really turned out adorable, hope everyone has enjoyed the new pictures this year.
Any questions contact
Christa Ralls
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DCSD is Offering Title 1 Summer Literacy Camp

The 2017 Title I Summer Literacy Camp registration will be from Friday, May 19 through Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Click on the registration flyer here

· Who is eligible? Students currently in grades K-5 who attend a DCSD Title I School

· When are the camps? June 12 – 25; Monday – Thursday; 8 am -2 pm

· Where are the camps? 5 DCSD Title I schools

o John Lewis, Region 1

o Smoke Rise, Region 2

o Hambrick, Region 3

o Narvie J. Harris, Region 4

o Rowland, Region 5

· What is included?

o Transportation

o Breakfast

o Lunch

DCSD Serendipity Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted and Talented Students

The Department of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction will offer the Serendipity Summer Enrichment Program for identified gifted and talented students in grades 1-6. The program will be held June 12-15, 2017 at Stone Mountain Middle School from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The registration link is now open until May 31, 2017. Register gifted students today through the following link:

Important PTA Meeting Next Tuesday

Final PTA meeting of the school year will take place during Honors Day, Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. Here's what's on the agenda: 1. Means & Ways projects presented for vote and acceptance. For questions, before the meeting, email Treasurer, Melisa Willby,, 2. PTA Volunteer of the Year and other leadership appreciation presentation. Don't miss it! Thank you!

First Graders Checking to See How Mrs. Trapanese's Dog, Ophilia, Measures Up....

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The Final Countdown

05/19 Lakeside Cluster Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., LHS FAB Auditorium

05/22 Accelerated Reader 100% Breakfast with the Principal

05/22 5th Grade Pool Party, 3-5 p.m., Northumberland Pool

05/23 Honors Day, 1st-4th Grades

05/23 5th Grade Celebration, 5 p.m.

05/24 5th Grade Cookout & Yearbook Signing Party, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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