News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - September 15th Edition

Due to the shortened week, progress reports will go home on Friday, September 22nd.

A Note From Mr. Clayton...

If you are interested in learning more about the gifted program here at Evansdale, please attend one of our information sessions next Thursday, September 21st. We will have a morning session at 8:30 am and an evening session at 6 pm. Both sessions will take place on September 21st in the library. These sessions are geared towards providing information about how students become eligible for gifted services through

Dekalb County and how they receive gifted services here at Evansdale.


Robert Clayton

Assistant Principal

Evansdale Elementary

You Say Eagle .... I say Trek!

It is time for Evansdale's largest fundraiser - Eagle Trek! If last Friday's pep rally is any indication of how successful Eagle Trek will be this year, it will be the largest ever! Eagle Trek is a Walk-a-thon that raises money for both PTA and Evansdale Foundation. Because the event is volunteer driven, the costs are low, allowing 90% of the money raised by participants(students) to remain at the school. The funds raised are used to provide teacher training, classroom resources, STEM enrichment programs & materials, events and programs, additional staffing not provided by DCSD, and more. Needless to say, this event is very important for the Evansdale community. Our goal is to raise at least $55,000 this year. There will be prize days each Friday leading up to and including walk day.

The Eagle Trek "Get Started" packets, containing t-shirts and instructions on how to set up their own fundraising web pages and email donation requests to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, went home in couriers last Friday. All Eagle Trek donations are tax-deductible. Donations should be turned in by the Walk-a-Thon Day.

October 12th is Walk-a-Thon Day. All students will walk around the lower field track for 30 minutes during their PE period that day. A mark will be placed on the back of each student's Eagle Trek shirt for every lap walked. Fun fact - 6 laps = 1 mile.

Questions? Want to Volunteer? Please contact Julie Grier at

Remember - Every Eagle Counts ... and ... Eagle Trek is Counting on Every Eagle!

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Evansdale Selected as Participant in 2017 Adopt a Mile Program at PNC Atlanta 10 Miler

Atlanta Track Club announced the 10 nonprofit organizations selected for its Adopt a Mile program held in conjunction with the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K. These likeminded organizations will “adopt” a mile along the 10-mile course, creating cheer zones and providing course entertainment.

The 2017 Adopt a Mile program participants are:

  • Atlanta Rollergirls, Back on My Feet Atlanta, BlazeSports America, Evansdale Elementary School PTA, Girls on the Run Atlanta, International Community School, Peachtree Ridge Cross Country Booster Club, Peak Performance South,Piedmont Park Conservancy, and Throw 1 Deep

The organizations were selected based on their work to improve health and fitness in the community, and five of the cheer zones held for organizations that promote wellness through youth running programs. Each group will provide a minimum of 30 people on race day for course support, cheer zones and entertainment.

Organizations that meet the minimum requirements on race day will receive a base donation of $1,000, and up to $5,000 can be earned by organizations that offer extra course support through the Adopt a Mile bonus points system. Points will be given based on categories including the number of volunteers, creativity of the cheer zone, level of enthusiasm and cleanup efforts. Additionally, the organization voted “Best of the Best” by event participants will earn a $500 prize.

The PNC Atlanta 10 Miler, now in its fifth year, features an exciting course that starts and finishes at Atlantic Station and leads runners through Midtown and Buckhead. The event also offers a 5K course.

For more information on the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler or the Adopt a Mile program, visit

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DYLA Fall Lacrosse at Evansdale

All eagles are invited and encouraged to attend and support the DYLA lacrosse program by attending one of their fall matches. Information on upcoming lacrosse clinics for our students will be coming soon. Here is the match schedule:

09/16 10 a.m.

10/07 12:15 p.m.

10/14 10 a.m.

10/21 10 a.m.

10/28 10 a.m.

10/28 11 a.m.

Lakeside Cluster Meeting - Date Change

The Lakeside Cluster Summit meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept 20th at 6:30pm at the Henderson Middle School cafeteria. This meeting will take place in the cafeteria, and will go from 6:30-8pm. At the end of the meeting, we will hear an update from the Principal of Henderson Middle School, Ms Patillo, about the construction being completed there. For more information on LCS, please visit their website -

We look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday evening at Henderson MS.

Thank you,

LCS Co-Chairs: Debbie Martin-Gerstle and Sonya Tinsley-Hook

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Community Casino Night for Lakeside Touchdown Club

September 23rd, 7:00 - 10:00 pm, The Vista Room, Decatur

Play all your favorite casino games for a great cause! Fabulous prizes including golf for 4 at Reynolds Plantation! Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres, $500 in casino chips, and entertainment featuring local student jazz band Tofu Boyes. Full bar available. Open to everyone 21 and older. Proceeds benefit Lakeside High School Touchdown Club a 501(c)(3).

Tickets available at

Become a Lakeside Vikings Sponsor for only $200 and have your name or business featured at one of the 9 casino tables! For information contact Julie Miccichi at 404-735-5251 or

Join HMS and Lakeside for a "Band"tastic Night at Adams Stadium

Henderson Middle School's 7th and 8th Grade band members will be joining the award winning Lakeside Marching Band on Friday, October 13th, 8 p.m., at Adams Stadium. They will be performing together in the stands throughout the football game. This is a must attend event for all music lovers and budding marching band members.

On the Scene with Dr. Green ...

Learn about the DeKalb School District and get answers to your questions from Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green. Click on the link below for the complete schedule of 2017-2018 meetings. All meetings begin promptly at 7 p.m.
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09/15 4.5 Week Progress Reports Issued

09/15 PTA Teacher Luncheon

09/18 Constitution Day

09/21 Gifted Process Meetings, 8:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

09/28 Title 1 Literacy Night ... DATE CHANGED to 10/19

09/29 Fall Picture Day - Individual Portraits