News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - October 26th Edition

It's No Trick....Fantastic Friday is One Day Away!

Plan to join us for a spooktacular evening of family-friendly games and fun tomorrow night, 5:30-8:00 p.m.! There will be carnival-style games, Bingo, a bounce house & slide, cake walk, prizes, bake sale (details below) and much more. Not to be missed is the famous 5th grade Haunted House. You will want to come hungry so you can enjoy delicious BBQ, pizza, salads, cotton candy, and more!

If you pre-ordered tickets, please look for them in your student's backpack. If you have any questions regarding your order, please visit the ticket table at the event.

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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Has Your Student Been Tagged Yet?

As part of the new reward program for Accelerated Readers, students will receive a special color commemorative tag for each reading level he/she reaches throughout the year. Earlier this week, Mr. Clayton distributed white tags (see above) for AR readers who have reached 10% of their goal. Red tags will be awarded on November 10th for readers who have reached 20% of their goal. At the end of the year, if they stay on track, students will have several different colored tags. Students can begin participating in AR at any time this year and will receive tags based on their progress in AR. The ultimate goal is to have 100% participation in the AR program. Readers become great Leaders!
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Check Out the New Free Libraries on Campus

Thanks to the time, talent, and craftsmanship of Eagle Scout (and former student), Nicholas Robb, Evansdale now has two "free libraries" on campus. One is on the front lawn and the other can be found on the Nature Trail. Nicholas designed, built, and installed both libraries. Please take the time to borrow from and donate to either one.
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Hoop Here it Is - Discounted Hawks Ticket Fundraiser

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 is Celebrating 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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10/27 Peace Week, Wear Your Tie-Dye

10/27 Fantastic Friday, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

10/30 Kindergarten Field Trip, Yule Forest Farm

10/31 Last Day for CFC Soccer

10/31 ***REGULAR RELEASE DAY (2:15 p.m.) TODAY ONLY***

11/01 Delayed Dismissal Resumes (2:35 p.m.)

11/05 "Fall Forward" Time Change - Set Clocks Back 1 Hour

11/10 Individual Picture Retakes

10/10 Red AR Brag Tag Awards - 20%

11/10 PTA Teacher Luncheon - 3rd Grade

11/13-11/17 Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

11/14 2nd Grade Field Trip, Etowah Indian Mounds

11/16 Holiday Luncheon (PreK, 1, 3, 5 grades)

11/20-11/24 Thanksgiving Break - No School