News From the Nest

Evansdale's Weekly Newsletter - May 19th Edition

We've Got Spirit Yes We Do...We've Got Spirit, How 'Bout You?

What better way to end a spirited school year than with an official Spirit Week? All students, staff, and families are encouraged to show your school pride by participating. The themes are as follows:

Monday, May 23rd - Favorite Sports Team

Tuesday, May 24th - Peace Day

Wednesday. May 25th - Dress Your Best

Thursday, May 26th - School Spirit Day

Sensational STEMposium

Our first annual STEMposium was a huge success! Our students were proud to showcase their projects and enjoyed an afternoon of exciting STEM challenges. If you were unable to make it, please take a look at our STEMposium Newsletter linked HERE.

A special thank you goes out to our parent volunteers as well as families who provided materials and supplies for our projects. Thank you for your continued support!

2016-17 PTA Officers Announced

Tracy Queen - President

Leslie Robinson - Vice President, Programs

Tom Van Valkenburg - Vice President, Programs

Amy Appleman - Vice President, Fundraising

Melissa Willby - Treasurer

Summer Hartman - Recording Secretary

Susan Hudgins - Corresponding Secretary

Applause! Applause! Honors Day Schedule Reminder...

Second Semester Honors Day for 1st through 4th grades will be held on Wednesday, May 25th. The times for each grade level are as follows - 2nd Grade is 8:15-9 a.m., 3rd Grade is 9:15-10 a.m., 4th Grade is 10:15-11 a.m., and 1st Grade is 11:30-12:15 p.m. We hope you will join us as we celebrate our scholars.

Extra! Extra! Don't Leave School Without a Yearbook!

Not sure if you bought a book at Open House? Email Ellen Murkison

Occasionally someone's purchase at Open House isn't recorded properly, if you think you paid for a yearbook and your child didn't receive one, don't panic! We will verify your receipt from Open House, if you still need to purchase one, see below.

Extra yearbooks will be for sale before school on Monday/Tuesday May 23/24th from 7:15 until start of school. Cost is $30 cash, or check made out to Evansdale PTA. Books will be sold first

Save the Date(s)....

5/20 5th Grade Cookout, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

5/23 Coffee & Conversation, 8:00 a.m.

5/23 Magnet Tour, 9 a.m.

5/23 French Immersion Meeting, New Student Families, 5-6 p.m.

5/23 Embry Hills Librarian Visit - Summer Programs Promotion

5/24 Miss Lakeside Visits, Details to Follow

5/24 5th Grade, Early Release, 11:00-11:15 a.m.

5/24 5th Grade Celebration, 4 p.m., Evansdale Cafeteria

5/25 Honors Day, 1st-4th Grades

5/26 End of Year Class Parties, 1:00 p.m.

5/26 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!! :-)

E-Splost Vote...Tuesday, May 24th

From DCSD... E-Splost has funded new DCSD schools/additions, technology, upgrades, school bus purchases, and more. E-Splost will expire next year unless approved by DeKalb County residents next Tuesday, May 24th. For more information, please visit

We Are So Proud....

Congratulations to the entire Evansdale cafeteria staff for achieving 100% on their health rating from the Georgia Department of Public Health. If you are in the school over the next week, please stop by and let them know how much their hard work is appreciated.

2016-17 After-Care Registration is Open

If you are interested in having your student attend the After-School Extended Day Program (ASEDP) for the upcoming school year, you may come by the school between 2:30-6:30 p.m., next week, Mon-Thurs., to pick up an application. Applications will be available in the front office throughout the summer and on-line as well.

Playdate for Rising Kindergarten - First Grade Students

All rising pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first graders are invited to a

playdate, Saturday May 21st, from 9-11 a.m., at the Evansdale playground (behind the school). The playdate is informal - come for the whole time, come for a while, chat with other parents, and ask any questions you might have. Most of all, let the new eagles get to

know each other, and see that school is a fun place with a playground! We suggest you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray.


Lakeside High School Cheerleading Camp

Lakeside High School Youth Cheerleading Camp

Lakeside’s youth cheerleading camp is the perfect choice for rising 1st-6th graders

who want to get a jump start on their cheer career. At this 4-day camp, you will receive small group instruction from your 2016-2017 Lakeside cheerleaders and coaches to provide the perfect camp experience!

Just for attending, all participating athletes will receive:

Special spirit shirt & opportunity to cheer with the Lakeside Cheerleaders at a football game during the season

Curriculum includes:

  • Core fundamental motion and jump development

  • Youth-oriented material

  • Special youth dance

  • Core stunts and pyramids

  • Daily small group coaching

  • Fun games and team building exercises

  • End-of-camp showcase performance

Youth camp pricing: $125/athlete

Each additional sibling will only be $100 each.

Youth camp times:

June 27 – June 29

9:00am – 2:00pm

June 30


All athletes must bring their own lunch each day.

Snacks and water will be provided.

Applications are available in the Evansdale Front Office and need to be returned to the cheerleading sponsor, Kandyce Mahone, at Oak Grove Elementary School by Monday, May 23rd.