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Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - April 14th Edition

Georgia Milestones Guidelines for Parents & Students

All Students (Testing and Non-Testing) Should

  • Be present and arrive at school on time each day during testing.

Testing Students Should

  • Limit evening activities prior to testing so that adequate time is provided for rest
  • Understand the importance of the Georgia Milestones Test
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast before coming to school or in the cafeteria between 7-7:30 a.m.
  • Practice the various subject tests using the website below
  • Come to school ready to test.

Parents Should

  • Ensure your child gets plenty of rest during testing
  • Encourage students to spend some free time practicing the subject tests.
  • Make every effort to not schedule any appointments on testing dates
  • Refrain from visiting the school for lunch, birthday celebrations, etc. on testing dates

If an issue arises that may impact your child's performance on Georgia Milestones, please contact our school counselor, Mrs. Alexander, at 678-874-2772. Please contact Mr. Clayton at 678-874-2712 for all other questions regarding Georgia Milestones testing,

Testing Calendar

4/19- 3rd and 4th ELA grade Milestones

4/20- 5 grade ELA Milestones

4/21- Milestone Makeups

4/24- 3rd and 4thELA grade Milestones

4/25- 5 grade ELA Milestones

4/26- Milestone Makeups

4/27- 3rd and 4th grade Math Milestones

4/28- 5th grade Math Milestones

5/1- 5th grade Science Milestones

5/2- Milestone Makeups

5/3- 5th grade SS Milestones

5/4- Milestone Makeups

Milestones Practice Website

If you have Internet access, please allow your child to answer some practice questions using the following website:

Follow these steps:

1) Click Test Practice

2) Click Online Training Tools under End of Grade- Spring Main

3) Click EOG Test Practice

4) Click Standard Online Tools

5) Click Grades 3-5

6) You will then be given a User Name and Password to login

Evening of Culture

Please join the PTA Cultural Arts Committee as we celebrate our students' accomplishments in Art and Music on Thursday, April 20. Art and Music Night will begin with a brief PTA meeting at 6:15 p.m., followed by musical performances by our choir, band, and orchestra students at 6:30PM. Stroll through the Evansdale Art Galleries where 2D and 3D art projects will be displayed. Please look for a schedule of events and a chance to win prizes at the welcome table! Please sign up here if you're able to volunteer during the event.
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Thank You! Merci!

The teachers and staff would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the parents and students who made our Appreciation Week so very special. We enjoyed all of the treats, cards, flowers, and exceptional luncheon. A special shout out to the PTA Appreciation Committee for all your coordination and to Chef Massimo for your amazing culinary skills and delicious creations. We are so grateful to have such an amazing community of support at Evansdale.

Olympic Day Volunteers Needed

Whether you have a few hours or an entire day, your help is needed for Olympic Day. Please see the attached flyer for more details. We hope to see you on May 5th!

Lacrosse Clinic This Saturday

If you have a child interested in learning lacrosse, this is the clinic for you. All ages (elementary school - prek-5th) and abilities are welcome. Equipment is provided. All you need to bring with you is a water bottle. This week's clinic will be held tomorrow at 3:30. If you would like to watch a match, there will be one played at 2:00 p.m. on the lower field (same location for the clinic).
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Bionic R&B Jam...Fitness for Kindness

Join your fellow eagles for a fun filled fitness event on Saturday, April 23rd, from 1-2 p.m. in the Evansdale gym. This is for all ages and abilities. Donations will be accepted with 100% of the proceeds going to an Evansdale family in need. Please invite your friends, family members, and neighbors to Jam with you.

DCSD 5th Annual Chess Fair

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Chess Club invites all parents and students to participate in the district’s fifth annual Chess Fair. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 13, at Stone Mountain Middle School. For more information about the DeKalb County School District Chess Fair, please visit:

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Family Fun at Fernbank This Saturday

We have something for everyone this coming Saturday, April 15th at Fernbank Science Center. Three of the most popular events of our spring calendar are all happening on the same day! Food trucks will also be on hand starting about noon, so plan to relax and spend some time with us.

Spring Plant Sale
A wide variety of hard-to-find native plants available for sale from 8 am until 3 pm. We’ll help you load your car, and our horticulture staff and garden volunteers will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Come early to get the best selection! More information is at

Bird Festival
Our Bird Festival is in observance of International Migratory Birds Day, and takes place in our exhibit hall (plus outdoors, weather permitting) from 9 am until noon. Live raptors will be on display, and you can watch a bird carving demonstration in person. Full information is at

Snake Day
At noon, the serpents (and a few of their lizard friends) take over the science center! See live snakes on display, courtesy of the Georgia Reptile Society. Get information on native reptiles and caring for snakes as pets. The event runs from 12:00 until 3:00. To learn more, look at

Mr. Doug Hrabe, Director
Fernbank Science Center
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Important Upcoming Dates to Remember


04/18 Election Day

04/19 Georgia Milestones Testing Begins, 3rd-5th Grade

04/20 PTA Art and Music Night, 6:15 p.m.

04/28 13.5 Week Progress Reports Issued


05/01 3rd Grade Trees Atlanta Visit

05/04 Patrol Tapping, 1:00 p.m.

05/05 AR 100% Cutoff

05/05 Olympic Day

05/06 Evansdale 5K Fun Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m.

05/09 Kindergarten Registration, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

05/12 Rialto Jazz Assembly

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

05/23 Honors Day, 1st-4th Grades

05/23 5th Grade Celebration, 5 p.m.

05/24 End of Year Class Parties, 1 p.m.


Highlights from the Fourth Grade Field Trip to the Piedmont Park Honeybee Apiary...

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