News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - August 24th Edition

School Council Nomination and Election Update

Hello Evansdale Families. Are you interested in helping decide the future of Evansdale? School Council is currently accepting nominations of parents or guardians who are interested in being on Evansdale’s School Council. There are currently 4 open parent positions. The Evansdale School Council's main objective is to work closely with the principal and teachers to make important decisions for the school - these may include diversity, academics, building issues, and communications.

Nominations should include a paragraph with biographical information and reason(s) why the nominee would make a good parent representative. It is optional to include a current photo.

All terms are two years, but parents of 5th graders are eligible to serve for a one year term. The term will start on October 1st, 2017 and will end on September 30th, 2019. Meetings are at 5pm on the first Tuesday of every month during the school year.

The nomination period will run from today until Friday, August 25th at 6:30pm. All nominations must be submitted during this time period. Please submit all nominations to Evansdale’s principal, Luci Chattman with “School Council Nomination” in the subject.

Nominations will be posted on Monday, August 28th and will be sent electronically that week.

Voting will take place in the front lobby at the following times (these times have been updated):

· Thursday, August 31st during Family Fun Night, 5pm-8pm

· Friday, September 1st, from 7:15am-7:45am and 2:30pm-4pm

· Tuesday, September 5th, from 7:15am-7:45am and 2:30pm-3pm

· Wednesday, September 6th, from 7:15am-7:45am and 2:30pm-3pm

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KIlometer Kids Online Registration Starts Tomorrow

Kilometer Kids registration will start tomorrow, August 27th, at 3:00 p.m. Registration will be online ONLY this semester and limited to 100 student participants. The website and more detailed information are going home in couriers tomorrow. This is a free running program, sponsored by Atlanta Track Club. The students must be at least 7 years old to attend.

Chiefs Futbol Club PASS

CFC's fall season of "Playing After School Soccer" at Evansdale begins September 5th. The season is 8 weeks long and meets every Tuesday, 2:30-3:45. The fee is $100. To register, please visit There is no longer any paper registration available. If you have any questions or would like information on any CFC programs, please email Neil McNab jr at .
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Head to the Wild West Book Fair Next Week to Saddle Up and Read!

Dear Parents and Families:

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love

for reading:

· Set the example. Let children see you read.

· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up

with changing tastes and reading skills.

· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books

to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: Monday, August 28th – Friday, September 1st

Shopping hours: Monday-Thursday 7:15am-7:45am (before school) 2:30pm-3:00pm (after school) Friday 7:15-7:45am (before school ONLY)

Bonus hours: Monday-Tuesday 8:00am-11:00am

Special activities: Monday & Tuesday 11:00am-1:00pm (Grandparents Luncheon) Thursday 5:00-8:00 (Family Fun Night)

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at Our Online Fair is available from August 20th to September 2nd .

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


Sandra Waters

Book Fair Coordinator

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PTA Presents.....Family Fun Night

Enjoy an eagle family fun and food filled evening next Thursday evening, from 5:30-8 p.m. here at the nest (school). The grilling team from Briarlake Baptist Church will be grilling delicious burgers and hotdogs for all to enjoy! Members of the Lakeside marching band and drumline will fire up and energize the crowd with their famous pep music! There will also be a few surprises..... This is an evening not to be missed. All families are asked to bring a side to share with 6-8 of your fellow eagles. Please see the assignments below -

*PK-1st (ready to eat fruits and veggies),

*2nd & 3rd grades (picnic side dishes such as potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, etc),

*4th grade (desserts),

*5th grade (normal size bag of chips or pretzels & serving bowl/or individual bags)

*** A special announcement from members of the PTA Green Team....If you bring your own reusable cups, plates, and utensils for your family to use, you will be entered into a raffle for great prizes!

We hope to see everyone there!

Volunteers are still needed...Please sign up:

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
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This Friday...Adams Stadium....The Battle for Bragging Rights Continues. Are you ready for some Football?

Bring your family and friends and Join the Viking Nation at Adams stadium this Friday, August 27th, 7:30 p.m. for the annual Lakeside vs. Tucker football game. Plenty of fun, excitement, and entertainment are guaranteed. Go Vikings!!!!


Avoid the lines and purchase your football tickets online this year! DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Athletics and Huddle Tickets are teaming up to give fans an opportunity to purchase tickets online before arriving at the gate at all football games at DCSD stadiums this fall. To purchase tickets, go to There is a small convenience fee for each ticket purchased.

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Nominate Your Favorite Educator for a $7,500 Award

Apples, sweets, and gift baskets are nice…but $7,500 is better! Beginning August 30, 2017, you can enter your favorite teacher, assistant principal, or principal into the running for this fabulous award!

The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education continues its tradition of honoring superior educators by calling for nominations in its thirteenth annual contest. Each winner will receive a $7,500 award that includes $3,500 for a school project of the their choice, $1,500 for a professional development opportunity to increase effectiveness in the school or classroom, and a $2,500 personal stipend.

Nominations close September 30, 2017, so act now by visiting for entry details and information. Your excellent educator of choice will be so glad you did!

Dry Erase Tables Are Awesome!

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Late August/Early September Events

08/25 Kilometer Kids Online Registration Begins (3:00 p.m.)

08/28-09/01 Book Fair

08/28 Grandparents Lunch (Pre-K, 1, 3, 5)

08/29 Grandparents Lunch (K, 2, 4)

08/31 Family Fun Night, 5:30-8 p.m.

09/04 Labor Day, No School

09/05 PTA Board Meeting, 6:30

09/06 First Kilometer Kids Practice, 2:30-3:15

09/08 Eagle Trek Kick-Off

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Evansdale Eagle Character Trait of the Month: School Pride