News from the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - March 3rd Edition

Georgia Parent Survey Extension

The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Results from theGeorgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The URL address for theGeorgia Parent Survey is posted below.


Georgia Parent Survey:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

Career Day Volunteers Still Needed

Evansdale's annual Career Day is scheduled for March 29th. 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 complete and return the flyer that was in last week's courier to our school counselor, Ms. Alexander, as soon as possible....or click on this link to register - www.bit.ly/evansdalecareerday Thanks in advance for considering this worthwhile opportunity.
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Free Lacrosse Clinics for Eagles

Parents,

We are excited to announce that the Evansdale field will be used for some lacrosse games. There is a local league that 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!


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!

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Please Spread the Word....Pre-K Lottery Date Set for March 29th

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 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.

A Bunch of Thanks for Digging In to Help the Student Gardens

The first grade team would like to thank our students and families who came on Saturday to help clean out the Evansdale gardens and donated tools. The gardens look amazing. We can't wait to get our students planting! They are very excited about their upcoming plant study. Thank you again to our wonderful Evansdale community for supporting our students and our campus.


Sincerely,

The First Grade Team"

Evansdale Students Stepped Up for Walk to School Day

"It was a beautiful morning for the Green Team sponsored Georgia Walk to School at Evansdale Elementary School on Wednesday, March 1st. Thanks to the approximately 120 students (and their parents) who helped make our Evansdale air little cleaner by walking, biking, or skateboarding to school. Don't forget to watch for "Bike to School" day on May 10th! We'll bring the treats for all bikers to enjoy from 7:00-7:45 am."


Thanks,

Dawn Laney

PTA Green Team

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Jackets and Coats and More....Oh My!

If your student is missing a jacket, coat, or anything else, please check lost and found (located in the cafeteria) by next Thursday, March 9th. While we prefer for items to be returned to their original owner, any item not claimed by the 9th will be donated to a local non-profit.
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Miss Lakeside This Weekend...Celebrating 50 Years

Lakeside's longest running tradition and 50th Annual event is coming up next weekend! More than 125 students will participate in this action-packed two-day event with twenty-three Senior Girl Contestants competing for the title. Since it is our 50th anniversary, we are inviting back previous Miss Lakeside winners to be recognized and walk the runway again!

Friday, March 3, Talent Night starts at 7pm and includes all contestants presenting their talents ranging from singing, dancing, comedy, painting and more. Friday tickets for students and DCSD staff (with ID) are $5.00 and adults are $7.00.

Saturday, March 4, Formal Night (Awards Night)

starts at 7pm and includes: formal speeches and runway walk; Senior Contestant group dance; performances by the Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman Dance Troupes; encore performances of the Top Talent Finalists; musical highlights from the LHS Orchestra; and the always-entertaining Senior Escort Dance. The evening will conclude with the crowning of Miss Lakeside 2017 along with awardees in each of the following categories: Escort Award, Director's Award, Academic Achievement, Talent, Interview, and Miss Congeniality. Saturday tickets for students and DCSD staff (with ID) are $6.00 and adults are $12.00.


Both events are held in the Lakeside gymnasium. Ticket booths open at 6pm. As one of the largest fundraisers for the Lakeside PTSA, all proceeds from Miss Lakeside go to support our students and school. Good luck to all our contestants, and thank you to all the parent volunteers who have worked every weekend since December to prepare for a great show. Join us for two great nights of entertainment!

Must See Theatre Coming to Lakeside

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).

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Let's Watch & Support HMS Parapro on "The Voice"

Joshua Hunter is a paraprofessional at Henderson Middle, and he is competing on this season of The Voice. The first episode airs on Monday, Feb. 27th on 11 Alive (NBC Network). We could not publicize his participation before now due to broadcast restrictions. Let's support Mr. Hunter in his endeavor to win this competition!

DCSD Proposal to Revise School Council Bylaws

DeKalb County School District is proposing revised bylaws for School Councils and is seeking public input on the proposed changes. The window for public comment is open through Feb. 27th. Please visit http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/school-councils/ for further details and to provide comments.

Atlanta Science Festival's EXPLORATION EXPO

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11am-4pm at Centennial Olympic Park - Atlanta's biggest interactive science event is FREE and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. The Exploration Expo promotes science exploration, discovery and innovation with more than 100 interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, mind blowing demos and performances! Please visit http://atlantasciencefestival.org for additional information.
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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.

03/23 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

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Don't Forget.....No School Friday, March 10th