News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - May 12th Edition

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It's Time to Help Our Eagles Soar to the Next Grade Level

Evansdale will be hosting 2 APTT Step Up Nights next week for parents. These events will give you the opportunity to gather information about your student's grade level for the 2017-18 school year, get supply lists, update contact information, ask questions, get great summer tips, and much more! Free childcare will be provided for both events. The meeting schedule is as follows:

Rising PreK - Rising 2nd Grade - Tuesday, May 16th, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Rising 3rd Grade - Rising 6th Grade - Thursday, May 18th, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

Honors Day Schedule Set for May 23rd

Please make note of the second semester Honors Day schedule below. Due to the expected high volume of attendees, limited amount of parking, and early release for 5th grade, we are asking parents to refrain from eating lunch with students that day.

2nd Grade- 8:00-8:45

3rd Grade- 9:00-9:45

4th Grade- 10:00-10:45

1st Grade- 11:30-12:15

Fidget Spinners May Be Cool But Aren't Allowed at School

Students are not allowed to bring fidget spinners or any toy similar to spinners to Evansdale. Any and all spinners brought to school will be collected by teachers or administrators and may only be returned to a parent or parents. Parents - Thank you in advance for your help in keeping spinners safely at home.

Don't Forget Money for Olympic Day Concessions

The 5th grade will be selling concessions throughout the day on Monday, Olympic Day. All proceeds will benefit 5th grade activities. There will be an assortment of snacks, sweets, and cold beverages for sale. If your student would like to purchase anything, please send money (small bills and change preferred) with him/her in a small Ziploc bag or container with his/her name on it. Teachers and staff cannot be responsible for carrying student money that day.

Day of Animals Publishing Event

Ms. Shunnarah and Ms. Roth's first grade students have been working hard researching and writing nonfiction books about their favorite animal. Students also created dioramas to reflect their animal's habitat. This past week, students presented their research and exhibits to parents, staff, community members, and their peers. We are excited to share with you our first publishing event, and look forward to many more!

-Ms. Shunnarah and Ms. Roth's first grade class

Evansdale Musicians to Play in a "Band"astic Lakeside HS Cluster Concert

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.

AR 100% Prize Revealed.....

The Accelerated Reader 100% Prize is Breakfast with the Principal, and will be Monday, May 22. We need parents to help bring food, and help serve the kids that morning. You can sign up to help here:
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DCSD Students Have Free Access to Thousands of Books This Summer

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.

GYSTC STEM Discovery Camp

The Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers Inc. STEM Discovery Camp is an exciting four-day learning experience for bright, forward-thinking elementary school (grades 3-5) students who will evolve into our next generation of science innovators, engineers, health, and IT professionals.

Students will have the opportunity to meet new friends while engaging in challenging activities, workshops, and simulations in a collegiate environment. GYSTC STEM Discovery Camp is the perfect opportunity for young and curious minds to explore the frontiers of 21st century science and technology.

Locations: Kennesaw State University, West Georgia Technical College, East Georgia State College, Gordon State College, Bainbridge State College, University of North Georgia, and College of Coastal Georgia. Dates are June 19-22. Cost $125. Time: 8:30 a.m. -12;30 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit:

Recycling Has Returned to Evansdale...

At long last, school-wide and commingled recycling is here at Evansdale! On Thursday, April 27 our recycling Dumpster arrived! On Friday, April 28 our classroom bins arrived (40) along with our wheel carts for larger areas such as the teacher's lounge (3). The classroom bins were in place by May 5th.

Recyclable (for dumpster and bins):

all plastics (1-7 which means any plastic with a number)

mixed paper (including newspaper, magazines, copy paper, loose leaf paper, tissue boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.)


aluminum cans

shrink wrap

NOT recyclable:


ink/toner cartridges

napkins/paper towels/Kleenex




Milk cartons/juice boxes

Plastic strapping (from copy paper boxes)

Construction debris

paper with a wax coating (the paper that copy paper comes wrapped in, for example)

Within the last six months over 2,000 recycling centers in California alone had to close their doors due to budget. Every time you put something in the recycling bin that cannot be recycled, the recycling plant has to pay to dispose of the item.

When in doubt, leave it out. Especially with our recent STEM certification, I couldn't be more excited for Evansdale to go green! I taught my students how to recycle and we've been doing it in our room since the beginning of the year.

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Rebecca Perry

Teacher & Recycling Coordinator

May"hem" ... The Final Countdown

05/15 Olympic Day, All Day

05/16 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m.

05/16 APTT Night, K-2nd, 5:30 p.m.

05/17 Patrol Cookout, 3 p.m.

05/18 APTT Night, 3rd-5th, 5:30 p.m.

05/19 PreK Celebration, 8:30 a.m.

05/19 Kindergarten Celebration, 12:30 p.m.

05/19 3rd Grade Wax Museum

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

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.


Patrol Tapping Ceremony

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On Your Mark...Get Set....Go

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Niko the Therapy Dog "paws"ed to Visit Evansdale Students

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Wishing All Eagle Moms a Very Happy Mother's Day!