News from the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - January 20th Edition

Two Wing Salute for our Stock Market Teams

Congratulations to several 4th and 5th grade stock market teams. Seven of our Evansdale Stock Market Teams placed in the top 10 out of 116 DeKalb County teams. Our teams were the only elementary teams that placed in the top ten. Each team consisted of 3-5 students that worked together to create and manage an investment portfolio of real world stocks. Each team had $100,000.00 and worked for a 10 week period, investing in companies of their choice. Teams were competing against other teams in DeKalb County at all grade levels. Student teams that placed in the top ten will be rewarded with a special event during the school day in the coming weeks. Team standings are as follows.

2nd Place -Team 27 (4th grade) - Ms. Anderson's ELT Class

3rd Place - Team 43 (5th grade) - Mr. Murphy's Homeroom

5th Place - Team 52 (5th grade) - Ms. Echols-James's Homeroom

7th Place - Team 53 (5th grade) - Ms. Echols-James's Homeroom

8th Place - Team 41 (5th grade) -Mr. Murphy's Homeroom

9th Place - Team 39 (5th grade) - Mr. Murphy's Homeroom

10th Place - Team 28 (4th grade) - Ms. Anderson's ELT Class

Melissa Bachman

Academic Coach

Evansdale Elementary School

It's a Fact.... Our Eagle Math Team is Going to Soar at the SHES Math Tournament

Good luck to our Evansdale Math Team! They will be competing against other area elementary schools this Saturday in the Annual Sagamore Hills Math Tournament, held at Sagamore Hills Elementary.

Science Olympiad Informational Meeting

Students - You are invited to attend the Evansdale Science Olympiad informational meeting - next Tuesday, January 24th, from 2:45-3:45. Parents are also welcome to attend. It will be held in the media center. We hope to see many of you there!


Ms. Umukoro & Mr. Kupronis

Evansdale Eagles S-o-a-r-i-n-g into Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade spelling bee participants! They will be competing next Wednesday, January 25th, to see who will represent Evansdale at the Dekalb Spelling Bee. The students are:

Ms. Anderson's Homeroom- Nathalie Tsai and Nkosi Sutherland

Ms. Rainey's Homeroom- Andrew Heller and Armaan Jillani

Mr. Keesee's Homeroom- Douglas Flanagan and Christen Mendez

Ms. Thomas's Homeroom- Ronald Brown and Stephanie Pena

Mr. Murphy's Homeroom- Sadie Perez Simpson and Hailey Brown

Ms. Umukoro's Homeroom- Eva Armstrong and Dalvis Anderson

Ms. Echols-James Homeroom- Eden Taye and Patrick Truong

Mr. Thomas's Homeroom- Michael Teklu and Lorien Burrell

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smile and say cheese...class pictures are next friday

Students - Don’t forget to dress your best for class and club pictures next Friday, January 27th. Order forms are going home in couriers today.

Father Daughter Dance

The 2017 Evansdale Elementary Father Daughter Dance will be held at Evansdale Elementary this year due to construction at Henderson Middle School. The dance is on Saturday, February 11th and a fun time is always had.

Invitations were sent home in the girls’ January 13th couriers. Ticket prices are $18 per family, no matter how many girls a dad brings. In addition, EvansDads have made arrangements with a local florist for fathers to present their girls with a rose and baby’s breath and to wear a boutonniere themselves, if they wish. Flower prices are the florist’s list prices for the Valentine’s week. Deadline for turning in ticket, flower/boutonniere requests and payment is February 3rd. Tickets will be sent home the week of February 6th and flowers will be handed out at the dance. The location of the dance is in the cafeteria at Evansdale Elementary School from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer. Many dads will be 'retiring' this year with the graduation of their daughters and we would like to keep the tradition going. Teachers and Administration are invited to join us as well!

Scott Foerst:

Kenny Allen:
Jerry Appleman:

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ELPC (Emory LaVista Parent Council)

As always, we are starting our year off with the timely and interesting LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, where we welcome our state legislators to inform us on the key issues in this year's legislative session. Be prepared to hear about educational issues at the state and local level and how they affect you! Join us January 25 at 9:00am (refreshments begin at 8:30am) at Hawthorne Elementary, 2535 Caladium Dr, NE, Atlanta, GA.

Our speakers currently include State Senator Elena Parent, State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver, and State Representative Scott Holcomb. We hope to have confirmation on other speakers and will update ELPC as we receive them!

CFC Spring PASS Registration is Open

Join your fellow students at PASS (Playing After School Soccer) this Spring at Evansdale. Participants will work on basic soccer skills in a fun environment from 2:45-3:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons, starting March 7th.

*Meeting Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25, and May 2

Players should come dressed to play with tennis shoes or cleats and must have shin guards


NOTE: Please do NOT turn form and fee in to the school

The cost is $100 for 8 sessions. This includes a drink and snack each week and a Chiefs FC T-Shirt at the end of the 8 sessions. All sessions are held on your school’s athletic field. All participants will be contacted one week prior to the scheduled start date with specific information regarding the program including rain out information and to confirm there are enough participants to have the club. Full refunds will be issued if the class is canceled due to the number of participants. All of Chiefs FC After School Soccer staff have played in college or professionally and are USSF licensed. If you would like more information on any Chiefs FC Programs, After School Clubs or leagues, please contact Neil McNab Jr at

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01/21 Sagamore Hills ES Math Tournament, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

01/25 Spelling Bee, 8:30 a.m.

01/25 School Choice Tour, 1:00 p.m.

01/25 ELPC Meeting, 8:30 a.m. (Hawthorne ES)

01/26 PTA STEM Night, 6-8 p.m.

01/27 Class Pictures & Club Pictures

01/27 Cultural Connections Night, 6-8 p.m.


02/02 Lakeside Cluster Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

02/10 Jump Rope for Heart (during PE classes)

02/17 - 02/20 February Break, No School

02/21 APTT Night, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (K-2nd Grade)

02/23 APTT Night, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (3rd-5th Grade)

02/28 Black History Program, 6:30 p.m.

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GO Falcons!