News from the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - November 10th Edition

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Calling all Eagles....Evansdale Grounds Clean Up This Saturday

Evansdale Parents and Friends,

We can't believe fall is already here. Mark your calendars as we plan to freshen the school grounds prior to the holidays. Clean-up is set for this Saturday, November 12th from 9 am to 12 noon.

Bring your landscaping tools or come use ours and help clean-up the Evansdale School grounds. Children and adults are invited to help spruce things up and make the focal point of our community all it can be. Even one hour of your time can go a long way towards making our campus something we can all be proud of and sets a good example for our children.

Some tasks we'd like to tackle include: Weeding the front beds, trim front bushes, weed-eating along the cottage classrooms, blowing leaves off and edging sidewalks and parking lots, and cleaning of center courtyard. Let us know where you can help so we can get a head count.

Please forward to church groups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troop Parents, family and friends. For those who can't join us then, contact us and we definitely have some areas where you can help us on your own schedule.

Many thanks for your efforts!!!

Scott Foerst & Jerry Appleman: EvansGrounds Co-Chairs

Applause...Applause...for our Honor Choir Participants

Good Afternoon Everyone,

This Friday and Saturday is the DeKalb County Elementary School Honor Choir. This event, which is hosted by the county, brings two boys and two girls from each DeKalb County Elementary School together in song. The event also allows students to experience a large choir setting in a venue that surpasses their typical choir experience with me. This year, the students selected are Tristan Hicks from Ms. Echols-James' class, Zakiya Jones and Cole Jones from Ms. Anderson's class, and Miuler Gutierrez from Mr. Keesee's class.

The event ends with a concert on Saturday at 3pm. If you find yourself free on Saturday afternoon, and would like to support some of our students by attending the concert, please see the details below. Thanks, and I hope you all have a great rest of your week!

Jessica Luhrs

General Music Teacher

Evansdale Elementary School

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You're Invited to Attend the DeKalb County Elementary School Honor Choir Concert !


4th and 5th Grade students representing DeKalb County Elementary Schools.


Each year, DeKalb County Elementary General Music Specialists select students from each elementary school to sing in performance by a guest clinician/conductor.

This year, students will be led by Dr. Allison Mann,

Professor of Music Education at Kennesaw State University.


3:00 PM, Saturday, November 12, 2016


Avondale Estates First Baptist Church

47 Covington Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Need a Spanish Interpreter?

We are happy to announce that DCSD International Center has provided Evansdale with a Spanish interpreter, Olivia de la Cruz, every Monday. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, please let them know she is here for on Mondays.

New Date for School Picture Retakes and Club Pictures

Cady Photography will be here on Tuesday, November 15th (not Monday, the 14th) for school photo retakes and club pictures. Students who pre-ordered photo packages and didn't like the picture may take a new picture and receive a new package. In order to do this, please have your student bring the original package with him/her on the 15th. New packages will be sent back in 4-5 weeks.
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Holiday Luncheon Schedule, November 17th

Classes in bold print will eat in the cafeteria: PreK, 1st, 3rd, 5th

(All other classes will eat in their rooms)

Lunch Time:





3rd- Carnathan




3rd- Perry




3rd- Lamothe




3rd- Lane




3rd- Linton/Ellison


1st- Finley


1st- Datta


5th- Echols James


1st- Defrancis


5th- Umukoro/Mitchell


1st- Daniel


5th- Murphy




5th- I. Thomas


2nd- Craddock


4th- Anderson


2nd- Miller


4th- Rainey


2nd- Poole/Potenza


4th- Keesee


2nd- Stradford


4th- Thomas/Joseph


2nd- Bradley




Square 1 Art Fundraiser Reminder

Square 1 Art is the fundraiser we do every year to help raise money for next year's art budget. The more sales we get the more art materials we can use during art class! The artwork should have gone home last Friday with a catalogue and a sample sheet of free stickers! The deadline for ordering is Tuesday, November 15th and the products will be delivered on December 13th just in time for the holidays. Artwork gets lost over time either in storage or in a move but if you get your child's artwork printed on something functional, you are more likely to have it forever. Square 1 Art has everything from pillow cases, iphone cases, aprons, jewelry, mugs, and so much more available for purchase. Please participate in this years fundraiser to help raise money for art supplies!


Rachel Petrucelli

Art Teacher

Evansdale Elementary

Volunteers Needed for "Girls on the Run" Program

We are in need of Teachers and Parents to help coach the Girls on the Run Team. This program is designed for girls between the ages of 8-13. We help train the girls to run a 5K race and teach them very valuable life lessons. The lessons are designed to teach girls to have self love and respect for themselves and others. Please let me know if you are interested in coaching this Spring.


Ms. Echols James

Calling all Evansdale Photographers...

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Committee invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of fall 2016 events (Family Fun Night, Eagle Trek, Science Night, Fantastic Friday, field trips, class parties etc.) we want them! Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific, memory-filled yearbook everyone will enjoy. Here's how you can submit photos online:


· If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 406093591

· Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload

· Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.

· Click “Save Details”.

It's that easy. The last day to submit photos is 02/15/2017. Submit yours today! Contact Jennifer Arnberger ( if you have questions.

DCSD Announces Fernbank Planetarium Grand Re-Opening this Saturday

Announcing the Grand Re-Opening of Fernbank Science Center’s Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

To kick off Fernbank Science Center’s 50th anniversary celebration, you are invited to attend the grand re-opening of Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium on Saturday, November 12th, 2016. Experience our new, state-of-the-art projector system, the Spitz SciDome 4K Laser Dual Projector, in the Southeast’s largest planetarium!

The day’s planetarium show schedule includes:

11 am: The Sky tonight

12 pm: Earth, Moon, and Sun

1 pm: Special all seats FREE presentation demonstrating the capabilities of the new projection system

2 pm: Oasis in Space

3 pm: From Earth to the Universe

On the Scene with Dr. Greene, November 17th

Be sure to join Superintendent Green for a community conversation on Thursday, November 17, from 7 to 8pm at Henderson Middle School. This is your chance to ask questions and learn the latest news about DCSD.


Finding the Right Path for Your Child's Educational Needs: The November Emory Lavista Parent Council Meeting will be held on November 16 at Fernbank Elementary School, 157 Heaton Park Dr, Atlanta, GA 30307. Join our panel as we learn to navigate the school system programs and resources and learn more about everything from AP to IEPs. Refreshments/Meet & Greet will begin at 8:45am with program starting at 9:15.

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School Will Be Closed November 21-25 for Thanksgiving Break