The Emerald Isle @ Evansdale
On Tuesday, March 4, Evansdale will welcome "Celtic Fire: Irish Music and Dance" to celebrate Irish Heritage month and St. Patrick's Day. Our students will experience a bit of the history, culture, and character of the Emerald Isle through Gaelic words and phrases and charming songs.
The program with a dancer also incorporates the exciting percussive footwork of Irish step dance. Student volunteers will also have the chance to join the band on harp and bodhran to bring this traditional music and dance party to a high-spirited conclusion.
If you would like to join us, please come to the cafeteria Tuesday. Here’s the schedule:
Grades 3-5: at 8:15 a.m.
Grades PK-2: at 9:15 a.m.
Walk to School Day
Please join children and adults around Georgia for a day of walking on Wednesday, March 5. Enjoy the spring morning, get some exercise, and don’t get stuck in traffic. Fewer cars means cleaner air. Healthy snacks will be handed out at school for walkers.
State Representative Scott Holcomb will be leading a walking school bus. Please contact Dawn Laney at 404-395-4099 or here
if you’d like to join a walking school bus on that day.
Don't forget Class Pictures will be taken March 13. If you'd like to get in some PTA volunteer hours, or you enjoy seeing the cuties smile for the camera, contact Laura Schroeder here
to help out on picture day.
It’s a Double Decker
Get ready to enjoy two Spirit Nights in one! Our March 13 Spirit Night will be the first of its kind.
We’ll start the experience with Monkey Joe coming to school at dismissal. He’ll send the kids home with a high five and a smile. Then, our first fundraiser will begin at 3 p.m. at Monkey Joe’s, Northlake Festival location. Admission price is $8.99 per child; those under 2 are $5. Evansdale earns 20% of these admissions and any concessions. Monkey Joe’s will accept coupons during this time, but those admissions won’t be included in our profits. Stay and play at Monkey Joe’s as long as you’d like until closing. (7 p.m.)
Join us at Panera restaurant, at Briarcliff Village, any time between 4-8 p.m. for the second fundraiser. Order “to go” or eat with the Evansdale family at the restaurant.
Panera does things a little differently than other restaurants, so we want to make sure you know what to do. On March 13, we will send home a special Panera flyer. Bring that flyer with you to Panera (on paper, or on your smartphone/tablet) for Evansdale to get credit. The more flyers that are turned in, the higher percentage we get, up to 20%. We’ll post the link on our website so you can have it handy. We’ll also have a stash at Monkey Joe’s, just in case. Hope to see you there!
Red, Hot & Blue: Havana Nights
Friday March 21
@ Coco Cabana
6:30 to 11 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now for the Evansdale Education Foundation’s
signature spring fundraiser. Join us for a festive evening featuring a live and silent auction including beautiful student created artwork, gift certificates, and a chance to win a unique experience for your student with their favorite teacher!
Your ticket includes a Cuban buffet and two drink tickets. Stay for dancing, enjoy the photo booth and come prepared to help support our school’s foundation.
to buy tickets or return the reply card
to the school along with your check. Prices go up March 14 so buy now if you haven’t already!
Volunteers are needed! Please email Lauren Shankman
or Jennifer McGaughey
if you can help in any way that evening.
iPad Raffle is Back
Back by popular demand, the Evansdale Education Foundation will raffle a brand new iPad as part of Red, Hot & Blue. You do not need to be present to win so please share this great opportunity with friends and family! Simply print the entry form here
and return to the school with payment (or drop in the mail by March 12). Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Questions? Contact coordinator Simeon Niolon
Campus clean-up coming
Mark your calendars now as we plan to freshen the school grounds for the spring semester. Clean-up is set for March 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Bring your landscaping tools or come use ours and help clean-up the Evansdale School grounds. Children and adults are invited. Even one hour of your time sets a good example for our children and can go a long way towards making our campus something we can all be proud of.
Some tasks we'd like to tackle include: weed-eating along fence lines, blowing leaves off sidewalks, getting ivy off the trees and parking lot clean-up, center courtyard and other items that need attention.
Please forward to church groups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troop Parents, family and friends. Many thanks for your efforts! For more information, contact Scott Foerst by clicking here
Night at the
Evansdale Arts Center
The annual celebration of our Eagle students’ art and musical talents will be held March 27 at 6:00 p.m. during “Night at the Evansdale Arts Center.”
It will be an evening you won’t want to miss!
First, join us in the “Evansdale Theatre” (cafeteria) to watch the first graders perform their musical, Swamped. Then, during “intermission,” enjoy strolling through the “Evansdale Museum” (grade level hallways) to view your child’s original artwork. Finally, after intermission, join us in the “Evansdale Concert Hall” (gymnasium) to experience performances by the fifth grade chorus, band, and orchestra.
It will be a memorable evening during which we can all thank our art teacher, Mrs. Shippey; music teacher, Mrs. Mann; band instructor, Mr. White; and orchestra instructor, Mr. Waldon. It is with gratitude to them all that culture is brought into the lives of our students every day.
What to do with
those used crayons ...
Bring your broken crayons that you no longer use to the lobby for recycling. There is a bin labeled “used crayons” in the stack of plastic drawers inside the lobby on the right to put them in. These will be used to make “rainbow” crayons for kids in Jamaica.
2014-2015 school calendar
The DeKalb Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year at their February meeting. To view the calendar, click here