News from the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - February 16th Edition

School Will Be Closed February 17th - 20th. Enjoy Your Break!

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Parents...Please Complete The Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete theGeorgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Surveybecause 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:

A Note From Mr. Clayton


If your child took the CoGAT this past October, please be sure to check his/her courier this afternoon for a couple of envelopes. One contains the CoGAT scores along with an explanation sheet. The other envelope contains information about your child's current status with the gifted process. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Robert Clayton

Assistant Principal

Evansdale Elementary

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APTT Nights Next Week...Make Plans to Attend

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


January 30-February 12 IXL Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following classes that lead the grade level in IXL practice during the last two weeks.

IXL Top Classes For Math (1/30-2/12)

PreK and K, Beckstein

1st grade, Trapanese

2nd grade, Craddock

3rd grade, Lamothe

4th grade, Keesee

5th grade, Umukoro

IXL Top Classes For ELA (1/30-2/12)

PreK and K, Beckstein

1st grade, DeFrancis and Trapanese (a tie!)

2nd grade, Miller

3rd grade, Perry

4th grade, Anderson

5th grade, Murphy

Congratulations to all winners! Winners will be announced again on February 27th.

Melissa Bachman

Academic Coach

Evansdale Elementary School

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"A Night at the Apollo" Celebrating Black History Month

Make plans now to join us on February 28th at 6:30 p.m. as Evansdale celebrates Black History month, honoring the legends of music and dance. Whether you like hip-hop, jazz, more popular tunes, you will be truly be entertained by the line up of student performers.

Student Illness and Injury

If your child is ill with fever and/or vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive coughing, please do not send him/her to school. Per DeKalb County School District policy, students must be symptom and fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine before returning to school. The CDC defines fever as 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius, measured by mouth.

If a student gets sick or injured at school, a staff member will notify parent(s) and/or emergency contacts. In the case of an emergency that requires immediate medical attention, 911 will be called. Please make sure that your emergency contact information is up to date at all times so that you and/or the emergency contacts you designate can be reached as needed.

If you have any questions regarding Evansdale’s policy and procedures related to illnesses, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinic assistant, Phoebe Osagie at 678-874-2707. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and partnership in keeping Evansdale a healthy environment for learning.

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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