News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - April 13th Edition

georgia milestones update

We've made it halfway through Georgia Milestones! The students who have been testing have been doing an incredible job staying focused and working very hard. Those students who have not been testing have been very respectful and quiet in the hallways during testing. Here is the schedule for the remainder of the testing period -

  • 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

You can continue to help our students by taking the following steps on testing days:

  1. Limit evening activities prior to testing so that adequate time is provided for rest.
  2. Discuss the importance of testing with your son/daughter.
  3. Provide a nutritious breakfast.
  4. Ensure your child is present and on time each morning. If possible, please avoid scheduling doctor/dentist appointments during the testing period.
  5. Make sure students have their lunches and other items needed when they arrive at school. We cannot deliver any forgotten items to students on testing days.
  6. If an issue arises that may impact your child’s performance, please contact a school counselor.

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of testing, please contact the school at 678-874-2702

Did you S-P-R-I-N-G-O over Spring Break?

I am so proud of all the eagles who participated in my SPRINGO (Spring Break) Reading Challenge. Congratulations to the Mrs. Bradley's 3rd grade class for having the highest number of students participate in the challenge. They will be treated to an ice cream party with me after testing. I also want to give a huge shout out to 25 readers who created a "blackout" by completing every task on the SPRINGO sheet. Each of them will receive a special prize from me. Please continue to read throughout the rest of the semester and beyond!


Dr. Chattman


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Save the Date for Art & Music Night

Make plans to celebrate the arts at Evansdale on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. We will be showcasing our eagles' musical and artistic talents. Please see the attachments below for more information on the big event.

Save the date:


Art Sale:

Hop into Spring! Adopt a Frog!

Evansdale's 2nd grade French Immersion classes have been enjoying watching the process of metamorphosis as tadpoles transform into frogs. We now have a bumper crop of 7 American bullfrogs looking for a home. Just gaze into their adoring eyes (your child's and the frog's). How can you not adopt? For more information, contact Mrs. Miller at

Susanna Miller

2nd Grade Math & Science French Immersion

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It's Almost Time for Spring Individual Pictures

Cady Studios will be at Evansdale Elementary School on Tuesday, April 24th to take your child’s spring pictures. Save time and money when you pre-order your picture today at Paper order forms are going home in your students' couriers today.

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Friday, May 11th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Share Your Career With Us!

Career Day is approaching and we need your help to make this day a success. Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, or business owner- we need you! We are looking for a variety of people interested in providing our students with firsthand knowledge of potential career paths. If you are interested in participating in Career Day, please click the sign-up link below.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Alexander at (678) 874-2702 or by email at

Have You Been Thinking About Evansdale's No-Talent Talent Show?

“The always fun, No-Talent Talent Show, will be back again this year in May. Auditions will be held in April (watch your couriers for more information soon). So students - we hope you spent a few minutes of your spring break thinking about your act! That way you can really wow at the auditions.”
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dcsd asedp summer camp

Make plans now to join your fellow eagles and friends for summer fun at DCSD ASEDP Summer Camp at Evansdale, June 4th - July 20th. Space is Limited. Participants will have full day summer camp experience including academic, cultural, and recreational activities. ASEDP Summer Camp is offered in a safe, nurturing environment that supports academic achievement while building self-esteem and character. Camp is open for all DCSD students, grades PreK-Rising 6th Grade. Registration fees are $25/child. Camp fee is $100/week. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily. Camp will be closed the week of July 4. To register, please click on the link below:

2018 6th grade summer bridge hms cougar camp

Rising 6th graders and their parents are invited to participate in the 2018 Summer Bridge Cougar Camp at Henderson Middle School, June 14th, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration forms are going home in students' couriers today. More information and forms are also available at Submit your completed form and t-shirt money to the Henderson Middle School front office between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by no later than April 20th. No registrations will be accepted on the day of camp.
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The American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) is celebrating school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their schools and local communities celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. The theme of this year's School Library Month is Making Connections at Your School Library®.

We recognize the contribution of school libraries and their teacher-librarians to the individual growth and development of all students while fostering both excellence and equity in education. Please join us in celebrating the unique learning environments and opportunities available to our students and communities through the work of school librarians and their libraries.

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04/14 Patrol Trip, Asheville

04/24 Spring Pictures

04/26 PTA Art & Music Night

04/26 Purple AR Award Day

04/27 90% AR Cut-off


05/02 Pre-K Registration, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

05/02 Patrol Tapping, 1 p.m.

05/03 Step Up Night for Rising Kindergarten-Rising 5th Grade Parents

05/04 Olympic Day

05/07 Silver AR Award Day

05/08 Spring Pictures

05/09 Bike to School Day

05/10-05/11 AR Prize Days

05/10 PTA No Talent Talent Show

05/11 Career Day

05/18 Kindergarten Promotion

05/18 Pre-K Celebration, 8:30 a.m.

05/21 100% AR Prize Day

05/22 2nd Semester Honors Day

05/22 5th Grade Celebration, 5 p.m. (5th Grade is dismissed at 11 a.m.)

05/23 Class Parties, 1:00 p.m.


Beyond the Nest ...

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History Presents Engineering Day This Saturday

Get in gear to celebrate all things innovative! Meet the people who build bridges, design dams, create computer systems and make our world more functional. Visitors can also enjoy engineering-themed crafts, games and demonstrations.

Scheduled Activities*

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Three Little Pigs STEM Challenge: Can you design and build a house that the big, bad wolf cannot blow down?

K'NEX® Bridge
Discover structural design, geometry and strength as you build a bridge.

Tumble Tower
Learn how engineers test a structure's stability with giant tumbling blocks.

Cup Challenge
Test your engineering skills by using craft sticks, cubes and cups to build your own structure that won't fall.

Paper Airplane Challenge
Engineer a paper airplane to discover the design that flies the furthest.

MorphoStudio + Kennesaw State University
Sustainable Energy | Generation + Conservation
Explore sustainable strategies for energy generation and conservation in buildings and cities through hands-on activities.

Tadpole Tales
11:30pm, Naturalist Center
Enjoy the book How Do You Lift a Lion? by Robert E. Wells and discover simple machines.

Cost: Included with Museum admission. Members free.

Engineering Day is sponsored by

PTSA Program on Student Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Parenting is hard work and there is no doubt that the middle school years are particularly challenging. Kids are growing physically and emotionally at their own speed – some quickly, some slowly – each with their own unique circumstances. We want our kids to be prepared for high school, not just academically, but socially and emotionally as well.

Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30pm when the PTSA will host a program for parents that will address stress and anxiety among middle school students (and the sources of stress, including, but not limited to bullying and social media).

Our speaker will be Dr. Noriel Lim, assistant professor at Emory University, who specializes in evidence-based approaches to the treatment of anxiety and depression among children, teens and adults.

Developing skills to cope with stress, anxiety and depression are critical, as there has been a documented rise in all three in recent years among middle and high school students.

Fernbank Science Center celebrates Astronomy Day!

See planetarium programs and explore exhibits. Family activities (from noon to 2 PM) include making a Moon Mask, assembling a constellation wheel, decoding images from space, folding a star finder, and readers sharing children’s astronomy books. Weather permitting, view the Sun with filtered telescopes!