2013-2014 PTA Officers
Co-President: Lucy Foley and Stacey Helenbrook
Co-VP, Fundraising: Sonya Brown and Tonya Raines
Co-VP, Programs: Dawn Downes and Kathy Stancil
Treasurer: Adam Grier
Recording Secretary: Susan Shaver
Corresponding Secretary: Barbara Young
From Dr. McGuire
CCRPI Parent Information
Click here for the Evansdale 2011-2012 College and Career Ready Performance Index information that was just released.
Congratulations to the following new School Council members:
• Sylvia Flower (parent)
• David McGrail (parent)
• Denise Miller-Tso (parent)
• Anika Harris (staff)
School Supplies for 2013-2014
To order online NOW THROUGH JUNE 14th and pay by credit card please visit: www.shopttkits.com and enter Evansdale “school account number”: 84208 We will have a limited supply of school supply kits by grade available at Open House the first week of August. All school kits come packaged in a personalized reusable heavy-duty storage box, include all school supplies INCLUDING green supplies, plus “money from home” envelopes, and 40 personalized student labels with your child’s name pre-printed on the labels for labeling all of your school supplies per your teachers request. “Bare Books”, Evansdale Planners, and Recorders (not included) will be available for purchase at the School Store at Open House. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Ellinger, School Store Chair at ELLINGLR@comcast.net
To view your grade level supplies list, click the appropriate grade:
Pre K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
New Kindergarten Parents: Reminder–Enrollment into the French Immersion Lottery Starts Monday!
The lottery for the new French Immersion program is from May 13th-June 3rd. You can apply at Evansdale. A paper application will be available starting Monday May 13th at the school. You can also get the paper application at http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/about/schoolchoice . Please bring documentation–specifically, proof of your child’s age (birth certificate) and proof of residence (e.g., a power bill).
For parents who prefer to speak Spanish, we will have a special enrollment day May 16th from 8-11am to assist.
You can also apply at the Dekalb Central Office on May 15th and May 21st from 9-12am and 1-2pm at 1701 Mountain Industrial Complex, Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Lab 102
You can also apply online via http://eportal.dekalb.k12.ga.us. Please note that the online system is not easy to navigate. If you apply online, you need to take your documentation to Evansdale or to the central office.
Do you have questions about the lottery or the program? Do you know new Kindergarten parents not yet at Evansdale? Please tell them to contact the welcome committee email@example.com or the school directly.
Get Your Yearbooks!!
If you haven't ordered your yearbook, there are less than 100 available for sale, so put your order in now! It is especially important if your child is a 5th grader (don’t forget about the 5th grade signing party!). Last year there were not enough yearbooks for everyone who wanted to buy one at the end of the year.
To order a yearbook, please send $30 cash/check in an envelope clearly marked “yearbook” with your child’s name and teacher’s name. Checks should be made payable to “Evansdale PTA”.
2013-2014 School Calendar Has Changed
The DeKalb School Board has voted to delay implementation of the Balanced Calendar and will be returning to the traditional calendar for 2013-2014. Please see details Here. School will begin on AUGUST 12, 2013, so please adjust your summer plans accordingly.
Accreditation Status Review Web Page
The DeKalb County School District has launched a dedicated web page to provide the public and stakeholders with our progress regarding the AdvancED SACS Accreditation Review. There is a prominent link on the DCSD home page. This web page will be updated on an ongoing basis as we complete the needed work to attain full accreditation.
You may access it quickly by clicking on the following link: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/advanced-sacs-accreditation-review
Evansdale Receives District Level Support For STEM!
Dr. McGuire received the following notification on Friday! This is very exciting news for our school! More details will follow in the coming weeks. The below is quoted from DCSD communications to Dr. McGuire:
Congratulations! Because of your past participation in STEM activities, your school is being invited to become an initial site to begin district-wide STEM implementation. Schools that commit to STEM implementation will receive the following district-level support:
• Professional Learning for School Staff
• Supplies and Materials for Teachers to Teach STEM Strategies to Students
• STEM Lab Equipment
The end goal of this commitment would be to enhance elementary school STEM curriculum to aid in attainment of STEM school certification as defined by Georgia Department of Education.
The following elementary schools have been identified as schools that are included in the initial district-wide implementation of STEM: Cary Reynolds, Hightower, Vanderlyn, Henderson Mill, Smoke Rise, Evansdale, Redan, Browns Mill, Clifton, Camby Lane, Wadsworth, Chapel Hill, Narvie Harris, Princeton, Hamrick (15 Elementary Schools 3 from each region).
Did you know we don’t just collect Boxtops, we also collect Campbells’ Labels? Right now, if we submit enough labels through the end of March, we can win up to 20 scholastic books for our library. So please send your labels! If you have more than a few labels, please go to http://www.labelsforeducation.com/Get-Offers/Bonus-Offers and download a collection sheet and send the completed sheets to the school (collection bin is in the front lobby on the right side).
Campbells’ Labels for Education aren’t just on soup, they are on a number of different brands (Bic, V-8, Pepperidge farm, GLAD, Pop Secret, etc). Go to http://www.labelsforeducation.com/Earn-Points/Participating-Products to take a look, and then check your pantry and start clipping.
We have created a website to assist with disseminating information: www.keeplakesideunited.com. Check the site for announcements from DCSD, the Evansdale PTA and updates on meetings/hearings.
Evansdale Education Foundation
Raise Evansdale Education Foundation Funds While Shopping!
The Evansdale Education Foundation now allows you to shop select online retailers through our website! Help us raise money by clicking through one of these links to shop with one of our online retail affiliates:
These retailers give a portion of your purchase to the foundation each time you buy something via our website: http://evansdalefoundation.org/shop-with-us/
School Council Updates
The Evansdale School Council encourages you to follow our blog at: http://edaleschoolcouncil.blogspot.com/. You can sign up for email updates in the lower right hand column of the page. You can also keep up to date with Evansdale School Council activities by liking our page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/EvansdaleElementarySchoolCouncil.
Evansdale PTA is now on Facebook and Twitter:
It's a new year and Evansdale's PTA has joined the 21st century with its recently launched Facebook page and Twitter handle.
Take a minute to click here to "Like" our page, then share it with your friends and get up to the minute updates on all of our PTA happenings.
If you are on Twitter, you can also follow us here.