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Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - February 10th Edition

Make Plans to Attend Upcoming Title 1 APTT Night(s)

At Evansdale, we believe that parent-teacher relationships are essential for student academic support. For that reason, we strongly encourage all parents to attend your student's APTT (Academic Parent-Teacher Team) Night. Parents of Kindergarteners - 2nd Graders will meet on Tuesday, February 21st, at 5:30 p.m. Parents of 3rd-5th graders will meet on Thursday, February 23rd, at 5:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided both nights.

What Parents Can Expect on APTT Night?

  • The Opportunity To Participate in Warm Up Activities
  • To Receive Your Student's MAP Growth Report
  • To Receive Information on Student Support at Home
  • To Receive a Selection of a Few IXL Math and ELA Skills to Work on at Home
  • An Introduction to Student/Parent Study Guides (3rd-5th grades only)

We look forward to seeing you on one or both APTT Nights. Our goal is to have 100% of Eagle Parents attend on your scheduled APTT Night. As always, we are excited about our partnership and know as it continues to grow, so will your student's academic success.


Luci Chattman


Valentines Day at Evansdale

While we love to acknowledge holidays at Evansdale, it is most important to maximize instructional time for our students. Because of this, there will be no parties or opportunities for parents to visit classrooms on February 14th (Valentine's Day). If a teacher would like to offer a small treat for students during their lunch period, he/she will coordinate that with the room parent(s). If your students' class is exchanging valentines, his/her teacher will send home a class list so everyone in the class receives a valentine. If you have any questions, please contact your child's room parent(s) directly. Thank you for your understanding and encouragement to help our Eagles soar academically!

Most "IXL"ellent Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following classes that lead the grade level in IXL practice. Our math practice winners are Ms. Minnitee, Ms. Trapanesse, Ms. Stratford, Ms. Carnathan, Ms. Anderson, and Mr. Murphy. Our ELA practice winners are Ms. Nelson, Ms. Trapanese, Ms. Bradley, Ms. Perry, Ms. Thomas, and Mr. Murphy.

We will post new winners every other week! Encourage your students to check the IXL bulletin board to see the Honor Roll students in each grade level. Congratulations to all winners! Keep practicing.

Melissa Bachman

Academic Coach

Evansdale Elementary School

Thank You Evansdale for Supporting Jump Rope for Heart

Thank you to everyone who participated in and donated money for Jump Rope for Heart. Because of your generosity, Evansdale raised over $1500.00 for the American Heart Association. Congratulations to our top student fundraiser - Rory Lichtman, 2nd Grader in Mrs. Bradley's homeroom. Applause also goes out to the top fundraising class - Mrs. Bradley's homeroom.


Coach Harper

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Help Us Put the "T" in STEM for Evansdale

Please join the Evansdale Education Foundation for a Spring Fundraiser Party on March 24th, in The Vista Room at Napoleon's. Music will be provided by the EvansDads Band. Our goal is to put the "T" in STEM by updating and growing technology at Evansdale. Flyers are going home in couriers today. More event details to be announced soon.

Last Chance to Sign Up for Spring CFC PASS at Evansdale

Join your fellow students at PASS (Playing After School Soccer) this Spring at Evansdale. Participants will work on basic soccer skills in a fun environment from 2:45-3:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons, starting March 7th.

*Meeting Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25, and May 2

Players should come dressed to play with tennis shoes or cleats and must have shin guards


NOTE: Please do NOT turn form and fee in to the school

The cost is $100 for 8 sessions. This includes a drink and snack each week and a Chiefs FC T-Shirt at the end of the 8 sessions. All sessions are held on your school’s athletic field. All participants will be contacted one week prior to the scheduled start date with specific information regarding the program including rain out information and to confirm there are enough participants to have the club. Full refunds will be issued if the class is canceled due to the number of participants. All of Chiefs FC After School Soccer staff have played in college or professionally and are USSF licensed. If you would like more information on any Chiefs FC Programs, After School Clubs or leagues, please contact Neil McNab Jr at

Chess Club

Just a reminder that Winter session ends today, February 10th.. Spring session will take place February 24th through May 12th. For more information and/or to register for the Spring session, visit if you have any questions, please contact Rodney, 770-560-1071 or

DeKalb County School District School Choice

Open Enrollment : January 11 – February 22, 2017. For more information or online application, please visit
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LHS Theatre Company & Drama Association Proudly Present "Hairspray"

It's time for Lakeside High School's annual spring musical. This year, they are presenting "Hairspray", March 16-18 and 24-25. The performances will be held in the LHS Fine Arts Building auditorium. Tickets are available at and at the LHS box office on performance days.

Lakeside HS Orchestra Students to Perform at Library

The CARP quartet, Lakeside's very own student string quartet, will be performing at the Northlake Library (3772 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084) on Monday, February 13 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. These students will be performing romantic classics by the likes of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Handel, Dvorak, and many more. The admission is free and we promise to get you in the Valentine's Day mood with our romantic classics.

Members include: Alec Reinhardt, first violin; Isabella Cantor, second violin; Elise Arancio, viola; and Isabela Pavkov, cello

LHS Soccer Fundraiser

Lakeside Soccer's Mattress Fundraiser is this Saturday, February 11th from 10am to 3pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Please drop by and take a look at Name brand mattresses that are 30-60% off retail pricing. All sizes and all comfort levels will be available - plush, firm, premium euro tops, luxury pillow tops, memory foams and more. All made in the USA with factory warranties. Delivery available and major credit cards will be accepted. No high pressure sales people! Profits from every mattress go directly to support the Lakeside Soccer program.
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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 p.m. (K-2nd Grade)

02/22 Last Day to Submit School Choice Applications

02/23 5th Grade Field Trip to Henderson Middle School

02/23 APTT Night, 5:30 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.


03/3 3rd Grade Trees Program

03/3-03/5 5th Grade Rock Eagle Trip

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

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

03/10 Teacher Workday, No School

03/23 PTA International Night

03/24 Evansdale Foundation Spring Fundraiser, Napoleons

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

03/30 2nd Grade Mobile Zoo

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


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

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Evansdale Will Be Closed February 17-20 for Winter Break