News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - February 22nd Edition

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One Night Only ... Celebrating the Past and Present

Please make plans to bring your family and friends to Evansdale's annual Black History Performance next Tuesday, February 27th, at 6:30 p.m. It will follow a brief PTA meeting at 6 p.m. There will be dancing, singing, skits, speakers, and more! Over 100 students (and several staff members) have been practicing for almost 2 months to prepare for this night. You will not want to miss this amazing annual event. Arrive early to get both a good parking space and seat, as both go fast.

Evansdale Needs Your Feedback ...

Evansdale is requesting parent assistance regarding data collection using the Georgia Parent Climate Survey. All parents are encouraged to participate in the survey and the data will be used as part of the calculation of Evansdale's Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey site. Thank you for your support!


Georgia Parent Climate Survey:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Important Pre-K Lottery Information

Parents will be allowed to register for the Pre-K Lottery, March 12-16, 2018, at Evansdale so that time will be afforded to ensure all documents are checked correctly and verified prior to the lottery. The Lottery will be held on Tuesday, March 20th @ 1:15pm (the same time as last year). Specific times and further information will be coming soon.


To complete the application process, the following documentation is required (at the time of application):


  • Official Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate, Passport, Hospital Record of Live Birth, Green Card, Pink Card, or Federal I-94 Card)
  • Parent/Guardian Identification
  • Child's Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residency* (Current Gas, Electric, or Water Bill; Signed Lease Agreement; and/or Signed Home Mortgage Contract)


* Note: In the event of co-residency, an Affadavit of Residence must be completed by the parent(s)/legal guardian


If your child is selected for a seat through the lottery, this additional documentation will be required:


  • Current Immunization Certificate (GA Form 3231)
  • Current Hearing, Vision, Dental, and Nutrition Certificate (GA Form 3300)
  • Copy of Social Security Card or Signed Waiver
  • Evansdale Registration Packet


To be eligible for the Pre-K Lottery, students must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018. A prospective student is only eligible to participate in the lottery at the home school that serves the student's address for the 2018-19 school year. Visit www.dekalbschoolsga.org to determine your student's home school.

Georgia Milestones EOG Testing Dates

  • 04/10 - ELA Section 1
  • 04/11 - ELA Section 1
  • 04/12 - ELA Sections 2 & 3
  • 04/13 - ELA Sections 2 & 3
  • 04/16 - MAKE-UP DAY
  • 04/17 - Mathematics Sections 1 & 2
  • 04/18 - Mathematics Sections 1 & 2
  • 04/19 - Science Sections 1 & 2 (Grades 5 & 8)
  • 04/20 - Social Studies Sections 1 & 2 (Grades 5 & 8)
  • 04/23 - MAKE-UP DAY


If you have a student in grades 3-5, please try to avoid making appointments on the above testing dates if at all possible.

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2018 School Theme Contest

The Evansdale PTA is inviting all students and staff to submit their ideas for a school theme for the 2018-2019 school year. This year’s theme was “Be a Friend. Be a Leader.” The chosen theme will be used on the PTA website, school spirit wear and the 2018-2019 Yearbook. The contest will run from February 23rd to March 9th. You can submit your ideas, along with your name, and teacher's name (if student) to the contest box in the front office or by sending an e-mail with your idea to evansdalepta@gmail.com (be sure to include your name). The winner of the contest will be revealed in the announcements on Friday, March 16th and receive a gift card to Nothing Bundt Cakes. Have fun and thank you for participating!

Father-Daughter Dance Photos Available for Purchase

If you would like to purchase any of the professional photos taken at the annual Father-Daughter dance, please click on the link below. After you click on the link, enter your email address, and place your orders online.

http://events.cadystudios.com/gallery/6166368/

Last Call!! – Submit your photos now...

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Committee invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of Evansdale events (Family Fun Night, Eagle Trek, Fantastic Friday, STEM Night, Father Daughter Dance, field trips, class parties, etc.) we want them! Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific, memory-filled yearbook everyone will enjoy. Here's how you can submit photos online:

  • Go to https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
  • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 409883651
  • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload
  • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information
  • Click “Save Details”

It's that easy. The last day to submit photos is Wednesday - 02/28/2018. Submit yours today!Contact Jennifer Arnberger (jen.arnberger@gmail.com) if you have questions.

pta run4fun

Make plans to participate in PTA's annual 1K and/or 5K, Saturday, March 24th. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join you for a fun run or walk through the neighborhood. There will be prizes for division winners, snacks, entertainment and more! Most importantly, there is a special prize for the homeroom with the most participants. Registration forms are going home with students this week. Please return completed forms and entrance fees by March 6th to make sure you get a race shirt.

Calling All Eagles ... Hawks Tickets = Money for Evansdale

Let's hoop it up at a Hawks game and make money for Evansdale at the same time! It's 2nd semester and discounted tickets for the 2nd half of the Hawks season are now available. Our school receives $5 for every ticket sold! It's that easy, just click on this link to buy tickets: http://www.nba.com/hawks/SCHOOLASSIST#

Enter both the students name and school name when checking out to receive credit for the purchase!


Students can also earn prizes! For more information on prizes and to order tickets, click on: http://www.nba.com/hawks/schoolassist . Once you're on the website, click the red box that says Fundraising games and buy tickets there. Again, 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 Fundraising President

amy.appleman@yahoo.com

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Save the Date to Power Up and Party for a Cause ...

The Evansdale Education Foundation is hosting it's annual Spring Technology Fundraiser on Friday, March 23rd in the Vista Room at Napoleon's. Watch for more event and ticket details in upcoming editions of NFTN and at evansdalefoundation.org

Spring Registration is Now Open for CFC After School Soccer

WORK ON BASIC SOCCER SKILLS IN A FUN ENVIRONMENT Tuesdays, starting March 6th.


  • Meeting Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April, 10, 17, 24, May 1 2:30-3:45pm at Evansdale
  • Field Fee: $100.00 (includes snack).
  • Players should come dressed to play with tennis shoes or cleats and must have shin guards


Registration Link: http://www.chiefsfc.org/Default.aspx?tabid=253146


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 neiljr@chiefsfc.org.


Register online by logging in at www.chiefsfc.org


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

Chess Club at Evansdale

Coach Rodney Lewis and Championship Chess present a systematic, fun way to build chess skills during chess instruction and while students play. Studies show that chess improves math, reading and problem solving and our methods connect these academic benefits to our classes.


  • · Day and Time: Fridays after school from 2:25 pm to 3:25pm. Pre-Registration required. Cost is $140
  • · Dates: Spring session February 23 to May 4. No chess: April 6. Make up class for recent snow day is Feb 16
  • · Parents need to record dates. Chess club will start as scheduled unless you receive a notification.
  • · Who Can Play: There can be 2 groups: An advanced group open to all students who know how to play and a beginner group for non-players. There must be at least 10 registered in each group.


  • REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE
  • EARLY registration cost by midnight, February 20: Online cost is $140 per child for this session.
  • LATE registration from February 21: A $15 late fee is automatically added to your online registration.


  • Payment ONLINE : Go to www.championshipchess.net
  • Select: Register for School Clubs, follow the steps to complete the form to submit payment. Automatic 15% discount for each additional sibling.

  • Family: World of Chess Achievement Cards Registered families have full access to our Championship Chess Website and World of Chess Game play. Once you’ve signed in at www.championshipchess.net be sure to click “GameSetup” so your child can travel through our Chess World from Powerful Pawns to Kickin’ Kings and compete for Achievement Cards. Cards will be awarded during club each week.



Chess contact: Coach Rodney 770-560-1071 rodneylewis33@gmail.com

Save The Date(s) ...

02/23 PTA Teacher Appreciation Lunch, Hosted by First Grade

02/27 General PTA Meeting, 6 p.m.

02/27 Black History Program, 6:30 p.m.

02/28 AR 65% Cut Off

02/28 2nd Grade Field Trip to Civil Rights Museum

03/06 Lakeside Choral Cluster Festival

03/06 School Council Meeting, 5 p.m.

03/06 PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

03/08 AR Blue Award Day

03/09 3rd Grade Field Trip to Chattahoochee Nature Center

03/12-03/16 PreK Lottery Registration, Times TBA

03/12-03/16 PTA Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

03/13-03/16 5th Grade Trip to Rock Eagle

03/15 PTA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

03/19-03/23 International Week

03/19-03/23 PTA Book Fair

03/20 PreK Lottery

03/22 PTA International Night, 6:30 p.m.

03/23 Evansdale Foundation Fundraiser at Vista Room (Details Coming Soon)

03/24 Run for Fun, 5K and 1K, 8 a.m.

03/28 Parent Teacher Conferences

03/30 80% AR Cut Off

03/30 Career Day

Lakeside Cluster News and Happenings ....

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Make Plans to Attend 51st Annual Miss Lakeside Next Weekend!

The 51st Annual Miss Lakeside Scholarship Program is taking place on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd. Friday Night is Talent Night and Saturday Night is Formal Night! Come listen to the music of Motown and watch members of the Lakeside community participate in this wonderful program. All profits go directly back to the Lakeside PTSA and help purchase new items and supplies across LHS.

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL

The Lakeside Theatre Company and Lakeside Drama Association present Bring it On: The Musical, which tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed between two squads, focused on one mission: claiming the title at the National Cheerleading Championships. Dates: March 16, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-lakeside-theatre-company-5988285613 . Please note all seats are reserved. There are two ticket prices for levels of seating, one for $15 and one for $10.

Henderson Middle School Foundation Annual Campaign, March 5–23 – please help your future school

Help your child’s future school by making a donation to the HMS Foundation! The foundation’s goal is to provide educational resources to the school, to enrich the school’s academic and cultural offerings. Because of the foundation, HMS has been working towards becoming a STEM school - and we are making progress toward that goal! This year, HMS has one STEM team in 7th and 8th grades, and they have been a great success. Next year STEM will go school wide so your child can benefit in 6th grade!

But it’s not just about STEM. We have supported teacher resources, equipment, training, student activities together with PTSA, and are currently funding a bilingual liaison to help fill the gap left by having an interpreter only part time.

This means that donations made today will go to programs that directly impact your rising elementary student. Your participation will help ensure the HMS Foundation can continue supporting the school. Remember – a strong school makes for a strong neighborhood.

How to donate: Please visit the website http://www.hmsfoundation.org/donate-now.html to make a donation online or for information how to donate by check. If you have questions, please email info@hmsfoundation.org.