News from the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - February 24th Edition

Georgia Parent Survey.... Last Call for Participants.

The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Results from theGeorgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The URL address for theGeorgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

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One Night Only!! .... A Night at the Apollo

Gather your children, family, friends and neighbors for "A Night at the Apollo" next Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m. Evansdale's student performers are set to entertain a full house with hip-hop, jazz, and popular music dance routines, poetry readings, and more. You will not be disappointed.

Couldn't Make it to Your Student's APTT Night?

Thanks so much to everyone who attended one or both of our APTT Nights this week. If you were not able to attend, please check your student's backpack this afternoon. His/her folder with test data and much more is going home today. If you have any questions regarding the content, please contact your student's homeroom teacher.
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DCSD ASEDP Summer Camp at Evansdale, May 30-July 21

We are excited to host an ASEDP camp this summer for students. It is open for rising Kindergarteners - rising 6th graders. It is open for all students in a DCSD school. The purpose is to provide a full day summer camp experience, focusing on academic, cultural, and recreational activities in a safe, nurturing environment. If you are interested in learning more about this awesome program, please click on the link below for a flyer. There should also be a flyer in your student's courier today. More details will follow soon. Here is the link:

Check it Out Eagles....

As "Read Across America Day" rapidly approaches, Evansdale wants to make sure all eagles have the ability to read as many books as they can as often as they would like to do so. With great libraries in and around Evansdale, there is no reason not to have a book or books to read every day. Students visit the school library each week with their class, where they can check out books. Did you know parents can also check out books from our library?

Embry Hills Library is also a great local library that is easily accessible to the Evansdale community. It has many different types and levels of books. It also has computers for students to do research. All you need to check out books and more at the local libraries is a library card. Just click on the link below to fill out a card application and you will be on your way to having more books and resources at your fingertips than you ever dreamed. Happy Reading!

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Career Day Presenters Needed

Evansdale's annual Career Day is scheduled for March 29th. It is always a success because of volunteers who donate their time to share information about their careers with the students. If you are interested in spending some quality time with students, sharing information about your job, please complete the flyer in your student's courier and return it to our school counselor, Ms. Alexander as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for considering this worthwhile opportunity.

Boxtop Bonanza...Thank You Eagles!

Evansdale Eagles collected a total of 4,839 boxtops which gives us a total earning of $483.90! Thanks so much to everyone for submitting boxtops. Our top colllectors are:

1. Sawyer Morgan in Ms. Lane's class

2. Amelia Barrera in Ms. Nelson's class

3. Sarah & Hannah Wages in Perry/Datta's class

3. Mina Overway in Carnathan's class

These top collectors will get a special prize soon! Thanks again Evansdale!

Lolligram Wrap-Up

A huge thank you to everyone who purchased lolligrams. Because of your support, Evansdale donated almost $500 to the Snack Sax program. We hope you all enjoyed your sweet treats!
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Atlanta Science Festival's EXPLORATION EXPO

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11am-4pm at Centennial Olympic Park - Atlanta's biggest interactive science event is FREE and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. The Exploration Expo promotes science exploration, discovery and innovation with more than 100 interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, mind blowing demos and performances! Please visit for additional information.

Miss Lakeside...Celebrating 50 Years

Lakeside's longest running tradition and 50th Annual event is coming up next weekend! More than 125 students will participate in this action-packed two-day event with twenty-three Senior Girl Contestants competing for the title. Since it is our 50th anniversary, we are inviting back previous Miss Lakeside winners to be recognized and walk the runway again!

Friday, March 3, Talent Night starts at 7pm and includes all contestants presenting their talents ranging from singing, dancing, comedy, painting and more. Friday tickets for students and DCSD staff (with ID) are $5.00 and adults are $7.00.

Saturday, March 4, Formal Night (Awards Night)

starts at 7pm and includes: formal speeches and runway walk; Senior Contestant group dance; performances by the Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman Dance Troupes; encore performances of the Top Talent Finalists; musical highlights from the LHS Orchestra; and the always-entertaining Senior Escort Dance. The evening will conclude with the crowning of Miss Lakeside 2017 along with awardees in each of the following categories: Escort Award, Director's Award, Academic Achievement, Talent, Interview, and Miss Congeniality. Saturday tickets for students and DCSD staff (with ID) are $6.00 and adults are $12.00.

Both events are held in the Lakeside gymnasium. Ticket booths open at 6pm. As one of the largest fundraisers for the Lakeside PTSA, all proceeds from Miss Lakeside go to support our students and school. Good luck to all our contestants, and thank you to all the parent volunteers who have worked every weekend since December to prepare for a great show. Join us for two great nights of entertainment!

Must See Theatre Coming to Lakeside

You don't want to miss Lakeside Theatre Company's & The Lakeside Drama Association's production of: HAIRSPRAY! Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire - to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

Dates: March 16, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7 pm

Tickets are $10 at, or at the door (if any available).

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03/3 3rd Grade Trees Program

03/1-03/3* 5th Grade Rock Eagle Trip (*Please note these are corrected dates)

03/7 School Council Meeting, 5:00 p.m.

03/7 PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

03/10 Teacher Workday, No School

03/12 Daylight Savings Time Begins (Set Your Clocks Forward 1 Hour)

03/23 PTA International Night

03/24 Evansdale Foundation Spring Fundraiser, Napoleons

03/27-3/31 Evansdale Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

03/29 PreK Lottery

03/29 Career Day

03/30 2nd Grade Mobile Zoo

03/30 Parent Teacher Conferences, 3-6 p.m.


04/03-04/07 Spring Break, No School