News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - October 19th Edition

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title 1 literacy night tonight

Parents - Please make plans to attend Title 1 Literacy Night tonight from 6-7 p.m.! All who come will walk away with some great tips on how you can help your child become a stronger reader. Some of the workshops that will be offered are Utilizing Technology, Integrating Writing at Home, Literature in French Immersion, and Literacy Games. Embry Hills Library will also be here to help you sign up for library cards and more. Childcare will be provided. We look forward to seeing you here in the nest!

In the mean time, please click on the link below to read a great article, "Literacy Builds Life Skills as Well as Language Skills", on the importance of reading.

We are expecting a large crowd for this event, so please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking. There will be no parking in the front circle to allow for after-care pick up. Thank you.

A Two Wing Salute for Evansdale's 2017-18 Duke TIP Program Qualifiers

4th Grade - Madeleine Lopez, Sam Hershner, Teresa Truong, Faustina Truong, Stephen Wendt, Daniel Greene, Andrew Bitsko, Violet Delaney, Hakim Sharapov, Kai Managan, Dikshant Gurung

5th Grade - Siena Foerst, Nora Garrett, Andrew Heller, Jacob Hinkel, Cole Jones, Hallie McGaughey, Christen Mendez Santander, Ashley Vasquez Mendez, Cameron Willby, Julia Witcher, Zakiya Jones, Isabella LaMadrid, Kristian Ninkovic

Participants in the Duke TIP's 4th-6th Grade Talent Search discover and explore their talents and interests through a variety of academic enrichment activities. The above students will receive detailed information in their couriers tomorrow. For more information about the Duke TIP program, visit the website -

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Evansdale Peace Week 2017 Event Schedule

Monday, October 23rd: Team Up Against Bullying! Students are encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey. Students will participate in team building activities to promote cooperation and peace.

Tuesday, October 24th: Lend a Helping Hand! Students are encouraged to help others in their class. Students will write how they helped their classmates and place it on the Helping Hand Tree.

Wednesday, October 25th: Evansdale United! Evansdale students and faculty members are encouraged to wear white in solidarity against bullying and harassment. A “white out” picture will be taken and submitted to the county in conjunction with its unity against bullying and harassment theme.

Thursday, October 26th: Share a Kind Word! Students are encouraged to write a Positive Postcard to another student. Selected students will share their Positive Postcard on the morning announcements.

Friday, October 27th: Celebrate Peace! Peace Parade! Students will participate in a school parade to promote peace. Each class will create a banner to promote peace. Students will be chosen to represent their class in the parade. Students are encouraged to wear tie-dyed clothes and peace signs to school.

Tuesday, October 31st: International Mix It Up Lunch Day! Students will participate in “Mix it up Lunch Day”. Students are encouraged to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch.

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Join Us for Love Out Loud Day

Love Out Loud Day impacts 5 schools around the Northlake area through the hard work and energy of Briarlake Church volunteers and Evansdale Families. On October 22 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, volunteers will clean, paint, weed and do whatever the schools have requested from us. We will be working at Briarlake Elementary, Evansdale Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, Henderson Mill Elementary, and Lakeside High School. Please register by Sept. 30 to receive a shirt. Register Here to volunteer for this fun and fulfilling day

Fantastic Friday Ticket Pre-Order Forms and Payment are Due Tomorrow!

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Fantastic Friday is One Week Away

Plan to join us for an evening of family-friendly games and fun! Enjoy carnival-style games & Bingo, a bounce house and slide, cotton candy, prizes, and much more. And come hungry – we’ll have BBQ, pizza, salads and more! Pre-order ticket forms will go home in couriers tomorrow, Oct. 13. Order forms and payments for pre-orders are due by October 23rd. Avoid the lines...Buy your tickets early and save. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

FF volunteers needed

Fantastic Friday can’t be a success without everyone’s help. Please sign up for a volunteer spot by clicking on the Volunteer Spot link below.

Thanks to our Fantastic Corporate Sponsors

Lynn Kerr of Realty Associates of Atlanta

Jan Arias of Realty Associates of Atlanta

Reavis Law Firm, LLC

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PTA Presents Spirit Night at Bambinelli's Pizza & Pasta

Where? Bambinelli's Pizza & Pasta, 3202 Northlake Pkwy, Atlanta, 30345

When? Monday, October 23, 2017

Times? 11am-3pm & 5-9pm

Please mention Evansdale Elementary when you order. This helps us earn money for our school! Share this news with your friends, family, and neighbors too!

Visit Bambinelli's website, , for more restaurant information and menu

Calling all Eagles to participate in 2017 adopt a mile program at pnc atlanta 10 miler

Evansdale is one of the 10 nonprofit organizations selected for the Atlanta Track Club Adopt a Mile program held in conjunction with the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K, October 22nd. Evansdale will “adopt” a mile along the 10-mile course, creating a cheer zone and providing course entertainment.

Our theme is "Fly Like an Eagle". Participants will be making costume wings, blasting motivational music, and cheering as loudly as possible. The larger the group we have, the more money Evansdale receives. This is a great event for parents, kids, friends, and neighbors. The event flyer will go home in couriers tomorrow and can be found here:

Questions? contact Brett Broussard at

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do you like basketball? do you want a fun and easy way to make money for the school?

Buy discounted Hawks tickets to select games this season and Evansdale will receive $5 for every ticket sold! There is no ticket limit so tell your family and friends. Tickets for the first half of the season are now available. The first game is Fri, Oct. 27th. Students can also earn prizes! The MVP school that sells the most tickets will receive a school wide pizza party with Harry the Hawk! As an extra bonus, the school that sells the most tickets between now and the opening night (10/27) will receive a school assembly from the Hawks! (a 10 ticket minimum). For more information on prizes and to order tickets, click on: . Once you're on the website, click the red box that says Fundraising games and buy tickets there. Don't forget to enter both the students name and school name when checking out to receive credit for the purchase!

Questions? Email Amy Appleman, PTA Vice-President

Fernbank Science Center Celebrates 50 Years

Since 1967, Fernbank Science Center has supported science education in DeKalb County School District and the wider community. Nearly every student who has attended a DeKalb school has experienced planetarium shows in the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium, gone for nature walks in Fernbank Forest or through the Reach Program, or had a Fernbank Science Center Science Specialist teach them at their school or in the labs at the center. Generations of students have been touched with what the science center has to offer. We invite all of DeKalb to celebrate this golden anniversary with us in 2017 and 2018 at the following special programs:

Saturday, October 28, 2017 Fun with Flashlights! The youngest scientists put on their costumes and bring flashlights to the planetarium for a fun activity in the dark.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Chemistry Day: Meet the Elements! Explore the chemical world around us at our Chemistry Day with hands-on experiments and demonstrations, and our famous Chemical Magic Show.

Friday, December 1, 2017 John Serrie Holiday 50 Year Anniversary Concert The magic of the holidays celebrated through music in the Jim Cherry Planetarium.

Look for more details for each of these events and the complete event list through 2018 on our website
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DeKalb County Household Hazardous Waste Event

Do you have old paint or other household chemicals that need disposing? DeKalb County Public Works, Sanitation Division, is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste safe disposal event this Saturday, October 21st, 8-12 noon at its central transfer station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. For more details and acceptable items, click on the link below:

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Mark Your Calendars

10/19 Title 1 Literacy Night

10/20 White Brag Tag Award for Achieving 10% AR Goal

10/22 BC Love Out Loud Day of Service

10/23 Kindergarten Field Trip to Yule Farm

10/23-10/27 Peace Week

10/23 Spirit Night at Bambinellis

10/25 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3-6

10/27 Fantastic Friday, 5:30-8:30

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Thanks to the 63 members of Lakeside HS jrotc, our eagles had a soaring Junior Achievement Day on Tuesday!