News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - May 3rd Edition

The STEM Lab is Buzzing with Activity

Kindergarten students visited the STEM lab to explore forces and motion.


1st grade students had a great time exploring roots and fruits with a hands on model of a flower. Students took turns playing the roles of roots, stems, leaves, and flowers.


4th grade students explored forces and motion and simple machines as they created chain reactions.


5th graders designed an alarm system for a pencil box. It was quite a buzz!!


Melissa Bachman

Academic Coach & STEM Coordinator

Evansdale Elementary School

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Last Chance to Share Your Career With Our Eagles!

Career Day is approaching (May 11th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.) and we need your help to make this day a success. Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, or business owner- we need you! We are looking for a variety of people interested in providing our students with firsthand knowledge of potential career paths. If you are interested in participating in Career Day, please click the sign-up link by no later than Monday, May 7th at noon -

www.bit.ly/evansdalecareerday

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Alexander at (678) 874-2702 or by email at shanell_alexander@dekalbschoolsga.org

5th Grade Parents - Pool Party Permission Slips must be returned by Monday, May 7th. No students will be allowed to attend the party without a signed permission slip. thank you!

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Evansdale No-Talent Talent Show Update!

”Come show off your talents, (or lack thereof) dazzle your friends, and confound everybody else.
That’s right, Evansdale’s amazing no-talent talent show is back, for one night only!
Get your friends, do something. Get your sock puppets and do something. Don’t have friends or sock puppets? You can still participate.
The show will be May 10th in the Cafeteria, sign up by May 7th to be guaranteed a spot.
Contact Abigail Carlton at 770-934-3993, or sstucky@mindspring.com
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05/03 Step Up Night for Rising Kindergarten-Rising 5th Grade Parents

05/04 Olympic Day

05/07 Silver AR Award Day

05/09 Bike to School Day

05/09 Kindergarten Registration, 8 - 11 a.m. (for New Students Only)

05/10-05/11 AR Prize Days

05/10 PTA No Talent Talent Show

05/11 Career Day

05/18 Kindergarten Celebration, 12 p.m.

05/18 Pre-K Celebration, 8:30 a.m.

05/21 100% AR Prize Day

05/22 2nd Semester Honors Day

05/22 5th Grade Promotion Celebration, 5 p.m., at Lakeside HS (5th Grade is dismissed at 11 a.m.)

05/23 Class Parties, 1:00 p.m.

05/24 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL !!!

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Aviation Day Camps at Fernbank Science Center

Enrollment is open for Fernbank Science Center's summer 2018 aviation day camps, which are in session the weeks of June 18th and 25th. The camps are open to rising 4th through 6th graders.

This long-running, popular STEM based camp provides hands-on aviation experience. The camp is packed with activities that help future aviators understand science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. More importantly, it cultivates students’ sense of wonder, imagination, and creativity. Students will be exposed to careers in aviation through several field trips to airports and other aviation facilities, including component testing and assembly. The culminating experience will be a team build-off competition, in which the students will be challenged to build and fly an aircraft of their own design. Engineers from Lockheed Martin Aviation will mentor the teams.

For more information and an application form, visit http://fsc.fernbank.edu/aviationcamp.html or call Audrey Poole at 678-874-7104.