News from the Nest

Evansdale's Weekly Newsletter - December 9th Edition

Eagles Reign over Stock Market Game

Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade stock market teams! There are 116 Dekalb teams ranging in age from elementary school to high school, and we have 5 stock market teams in the top 10! As of Friday, December 2nd, a 4th grade team from Ms. Anderson's ELT class holds the 1st place spot.

The game ends this Friday, so hopefully, we can hold on to the #1 spot! We currently have teams in 1st place (from Ms. Anderson's class), 6th place (Murphy), 7th Place (Echols-James), 8th place (Murphy), and 10th place (Anderson). We also have 3 more teams in the top 20.

As soon as we get final results, we will pass them along!

A Note from Ms. Luhrs Regarding " A Night of Music"

Dear Choir Parents and Students,

In celebration of the holiday season, the Evansdale Elementary Choir, Band, and Orchestra are coming together to put on a concert featuring some of our favorite holiday songs. The concert, or ‘Night of Music’, will be Monday, December 12th in the cafeteria. The concert will start at 6:30 pm. Choir students need to report to the cafeteria at 6pm. This will give us time to run through the music briefly before the concert starts. For this concert, students should wear a festival top (red, white, or green clothing; no t-shirts please), and black pants or skirt (no jean material).

Students are expected to participate in this concert. Due to the late notice, students will only be excused from the concert if they have a prior commitment Monday night. If this is the case, please let me know by Thursday, December 8th. If I don’t hear from a parent/guardian by Thursday, December 8th, I expect that your student will be participating in the concert.

Thank you all for everything you do. I look forward to sharing this night of music with you!


Jessica Luhrs

Music Teacher

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Eaglebots Rock... Robot Design Champions!

Our LEGO robotics team, the Eaglebots, competed against 32 teams other teams in the First LEGO League challenge this past weekend. We are extremely proud to announce that the team came away with a 1st place trophy for Robot Design!! Our Eaglebot team is

comprised of the following students: Andrea James, Kate Kupronis, Dave Atmadi, Eden Taye, Cole Jones, Harrison Farris, Lily Gao, and William Embry-Chevalier. Also, a huge thank you to the coaches: Ms. Echols James and Mr. Kupronis.

2016 CCRPI Scores Released

The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2016 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for the DeKalb County School District. These overall scores are comprised of multiple measurements and evaluation methods. Each school is provided a numerical score from 1-100. The overall CCRPI Score for Evansdale is 72. You can view a detailed report at
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Spring CFC PASS (Playing After School Soccer) Dates Set

Playing After School Soccer (PASS)

Evansdale Elementary School


Tuesdays, starting March 7, 2017

**Meeting Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2

2:30-3:45pm at Evansdale School field

Fee: $100.00 (includes snack)

Players should come dressed to play with tennis shoes or cleats and must have shin guards


After School Clubs practice one day per week, right after school and is a great introduction to soccer at Chiefs FC. Specific days subject to change. $100 for 8 sessions

Starting in March

On your school’s athletic field For only $100, for eight weekly sessions starting in the spring or fall. This includes a drink and snack each week and a Chiefs FC T-Shirt at the end of the 8 sessions. All sessions are held on your school’s athletic field. All participants will be contacted one week prior to the scheduled start date with specific information regarding the program including rain out information and to confirm there are enough participants to have the club. Full refunds will be issued if the class is canceled due to the number of participants. 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

Register online by logging in at

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

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12/12 Chorus, Band, and Orchestra Performance, Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

12/15 Holiday Luncheon - K, 2, 4th Grades

12/15 First Grade Field Trip - Center for Puppetry Arts

12/21 Class Parties, 1-2 p.m.

12/21 Last Day of First Semester

01/05 First Day of Second Semester

01/09 Fifth Grade Field Trip - Civil Rights Museum (new date for 12/15 trip)

01/12 First Semester Honors Day

DCSD Splost V Plans Released

At its December 5th meeting, the Splost V plans were approved by the DCSD Board of Directors. Evansdale is slated to get both a sprinkler system and a new playground installed with a portion of the Splost money. To see the complete list of Splost V projects, click on the link below


Don't Forget.....School Will Be Closed from December 22nd - January 4th for ...

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