News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - March 23rd Edition

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PTA International Night Was Out of this World!

Thank you to everyone who participated in and attended "A Celebration of Cultures", our annual International Night, last night. We hope you all got a taste of the amazing fabric of diversity at Evansdale.
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It's Time to Power Up and Party with the Foundation!

Evansdale Education Foundation is hosting it's annual Spring Technology Fundraiser tonight, March 23rd, in the Vista Room at Napoleon's. Please visit the Evansdale Education Foundation website,, to order tickets, get more event information on how you can help support this worthwhile event.


Make plans to participate in PTA's annual 1K and/or 5K this Saturday, March 24th. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join you for a fun run or walk through the neighborhood. There will be prizes for division winners, snacks, entertainment and more! Most importantly, there is a special prize for the homeroom with the most participants. Registration forms are still available in the front office.

Georgia Milestones Reminder

Below is the schedule for the administration of the EOG in the DeKalb County School District. It is imperative that students attend school each day and arrive on time so they will not miss any sections of this important assessment.

  • 04/10 - ELA Section 1
  • 04/11 - ELA Section 1
  • 04/12 - ELA Sections 2 & 3
  • 04/13 - ELA Sections 2 & 3
  • 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 help 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. 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


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:

5th Grade Rocked at Rock Eagle!

Our 5th graders had an outstanding educational experience at Rock Eagle 4-H camp last week. Students took several classes including Ornithology, Herpetology, Lake Ecology, Canoeing, Native American Games, Challenge Course Events, and an informational hike to the Rock Eagle effigy. All of our classes were taught by knowledgeable staff and included wonderful hands-on experiences. We want to thank all of our 5th grade parents, teachers, and chaperones for making this trip possible.

Melissa Bachman

Academic Coach

Evansdale Elementary School

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03/22 PTA International Night, 6:30 p.m.

03/23 Evansdale Foundation Fundraiser at Vista Room

03/24 Title 1 Match Carnival, 10-1, Tucker High School

03/24 Run for Fun, 5K and 1K, 8 a.m.

03/27 State of the District Address, 6:30 p.m., AIC

**03/28 Parent Teacher Conferences Have Been Rescheduled for 05/08**

03/30 80% AR Cut Off

04/02-04/06 Spring Break, School Closed

04/14 Patrol Trip, Asheville

04/24 Spring Pictures

04/26 PTA Art & Music Night



Lakeside High School is having a team soccer night on Friday, March 23rd at Silverbacks Stadium (3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way, Atlanta, GA 30340). So any CFC Chiefs, Concorde Fire, TYSA, Evansdale Soccer Club, or any soccer club members and families, please plan to attend.

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Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo This Saturday!

The Atlanta Science Festival's Exploration Expo, Atlanta's biggest interactive STEM event will take place tomorrow, March 24, 2018, at Piedmont Park.

For more information, please visit


Champtionship Chess is offering Chess and Tennis Spring Break Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 2-6, for students age 7-14. Camp will be held at Gwinnett County's Centerville Community Center. Both chess and tennis will be offered each day. One day will be library day too. There will also be a drawing and sidewalk art competition for prizes. A chess tournament will be held on the last day of camp with pizza and prizes. The cost is $70. Chess sets and tennis rackets will be provided. For registration and class information, visit or contact Rodney Lewis at 770.560.1071 or


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.

The PTSA is also adding a new section to the PTSA Website titled “Parent Resources” and while some of the content will be school-specific, the majority of resources are for you as parents. We don’t know what will cause our kids stress – it could be their grades or worrying over things they cannot control, the bus ride home or what to wear to school one day. It is important to pay attention, and while fixing the problem isn’t always possible (or helpful), developing skills to persevere in the face of hardship is.

Please reach out to the PTSA if you have questions, concerns or helpful information you would like to share.


Amy Kirsch and Mary Sullivan
PTSA Co-Presidents


Lakeside High School Softball summer camp will take place June 12-15. Girls ages 5-12 (up to rising 8th graders) are invited to participate. The cost is $125 and includes a T-shirt and Pizza party. This camp is led by lakeside Coaches and Players and is a great way to learn new skills!

Visit us at to learn more.
Register at