This Week at Evansdale

Monday, March 31 through Sunday, April 6th

(Click for more details on our Events Calendar)

Looking for
Career Day speakers

Career Day will take place May 9, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is an opportunity for students to hear from a myriad of professionals about the world of work.
We are soliciting parents and community professionals to speak to Evansdale students about their line of work. In keeping with Evansdale’s STEM focus, we would like participants to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math in their (15 to 20 minute) presentations.
An informational letter and sign-up sheet was sent home in Friday’s couriers. Please contact Evansdale’s Counselor Dr. Tanika Henry with any questions or for additional copies of the Career Day materials.  Dr. Henry can be reached at 678-874-2716 or by clicking here.
Adults interested in participating should complete and return the sign-up sheet to Dr. Henry by April 14 via email, mail or fax (678-874-2716). If you know a community professional who would like to participate, feel free to pass along the information to them.
Please consider participating and helping Evansdale bridge the gap between school and work!
5th grade photos needed
We need photos of your fifth graders from the time that they entered Evansdale up until now. Photos will be used in the fifth grade DVD that will be shown, and given to each student, at the fifth grade graduation ceremony. 
Please send pictures of your awesome fifth grader and any classmates taken at school events.  Group photos are especially heartwarming to see how much they have grown through their years at Evansdale.
Ways to submit photos:
1.  Click here to send Kim Blackwell your email address.  You will be invited as a member to upload your photos by clicking here.
2.  Or just email photos to to Kim Blackwell here or Jen McGaughey here.
The deadline for uploading pictures is April 17.
Register now for Run4Fun
The 8th Annual Evansdale Run4Fun will take place Saturday, May 3, starting and ending at Evansdale.  There will be a 1K starting at 8:00 am and a 5K starting at 8:40 a.m.
There will be prizes for division winners, snacks, beverages, entertainment and water stations throughout the route. Parents are strongly encouraged to accompany young children on the 1K.
For more information, or to register, click here.  Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a race t-shirt.
Volunteers are needed to help with race setup/breakdown, route/ water tables, registration, advertising and sponsorship, race swag and awards presentation.  To volunteer, contact Joe Earnest by clicking here.
HMS starts foundation
A team of faculty, parents and community members has established The HMS Foundation.
The foundation will be able to directly fund additional faculty/staff, meaningful teacher training and cutting-edge educational resources for students. We will also leverage foundation resources to pursue STEM accreditation.
Donations made today will go to programs that directly impact your rising elementary student; your financial and personal participation will help ensure The HMS Foundation starts on solid ground. Please visit the website by clicking here for information on how to donate and how to volunteer.

Board Of Education
Candidate Forums

Parent Councils United has partnered with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and Leadership DeKalb to host two BOE forums:
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  They are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, April 22: Georgia Perimeter College (details coming soon) for Districts 2, 3, and 4
Tuesday, April 29: Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center for Districts 5, 6, and 7
Both forums will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will be moderated by local media personalities who are focused on education.
Walkers have right of way
Please remember, Georgia law states that vehicles must stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk.  This law applies to both of the crosswalks at Evans Woods Drive and Evans Rd.
Recently, there have been some dangerous situations around our school, due to drivers not giving the right of way.  If a pedestrian is in the crosswalk, by law, you must stop your vehicle for them to cross.
Please be alert and follow the law to keep our Evansdale families safe. For more information on pedestrian safety, see What Georgia Drivers Must Know at
Programming camp
Is your student interested in learning how to program?

The CougarBots (a robotics team with HMS and LHS students) is holding a summer camp for rising third through rising sixth grade students.

The camp will be at Henderson Middle School, June 9-13, from 8 a.m. to noon each day. The cost for the camp is $150 for the week.

Students will learn graphical programming with Scratch and robotics programming with LEGO NXT.  No prior programming experience is required.  Visit the web site here or see the flyer for more details. Email Brett Ernst here for more information or to register.


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Upcoming @ Evansdale ...

5th Grade
Rock Eagle Trip:
March 31-April 2

Spring Break:
April 7-11

CRCT Pep Rally:
April 14

CRCT (Grades 3-5):
April 22 to May 1

Spirit Night:
May 1

AR 100% Cutoff:
May 2

5K Fun Run/Walk:
May 3

Career Day:
May 9

Olympic Day:
May 12 (new date)

Honors Day:
May 22 (new date)

Last day of school:
May 23 (new date)


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