This Week at Evansdale

Monday, April 21 through Sunday, April 28th

(Click for more details on our Events Calendar)

CRCT begins Tuesday
Don’t forget, students in grades 3 through 5 will take the CRCT (Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests) April 22 through May 1.

Please help your student by sending him/her to school well-rested and on time. Students benefit by eating a good breakfast before testing. 

CRCT practice test site available
The Georgia Online Assessment System website is available for students to take practice tests for the CRCT.  Simply visit and enter the following info to begin.
- login:  GTID number
- password:  dekalb    

Teacher and Associate of the Year
Congratulations to this year's Evansdale Teacher of the Year and Associate of the Year!

Kindergarten Teacher Ms. Aishah Syed Alwi and Head Custodian Ms. Deborah Kellem were  honored at a reception last week. Thank you to both for your contributions to our school!

Aishah Syed Alwi (left) and Deborah Kellem (right).

Career Day speakers needed
Evansdale is still soliciting parents to participate in this year's Career Day.  Please contact Dr. Henry if you are able to participate.  The event will take place May 9 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Dr. Henry can be reached at 678-874-2716 or by clicking here.    

AR dates extended
The 100% cut-off date for Accelerated Reader and Literary Guild has been extended (from May 2) to May 9.  AR Prize Day will be May 16.  We hope the extra week will help students reach their goals.  Keep reading!

BOE candidate forums:
New location
Mark your calendars to attend two upcoming DeKalb County Board of Education forums.  They are scheduled as follows:
Candidates from Districts 2 - 4
Date: Tuesday, April 22
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Tull Auditorium at Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
Candidates from Districts 5 -7
Date: Tuesday, April 29
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Porter Sanford Performing Arts & Community Center
3191 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034  

Both forums are free and open to the public. No registration is needed.
Make sure you’re registered to vote
The deadline to register to vote for the May 20 General Primary, Nonpartisan and Special Elections is Monday, April 21. You can register online here, or complete and mail in the form here.
For more information or call 404-373-2491.
Yearbooks still available
Did you forget to purchase a 2013-2014 yearbook?  They will be arriving in just a few short weeks, but you can still place an order (while supplies last).
Please submit a check made out to Evansdale Elementary PTA for $30. You may submit payment with an order form (that was sent home in couriers) or send your payment with a note providing your child's name, grade and teacher.
This year's book is chock full of great memories of this school year ... don't miss out! Contact Ellen Murkison for more information.
Next Spirit Night:
May 1 @ Jason's Deli

Please join your fellow Evansdale Eagles for our last Spirit Night of the school year on Thursday, May 1st.
Plan to meet up any time between 5 and 10:00 p.m. at the Jason's Deli in Northlake Festival. Just say you're an Evansdale family and a percentage of the evening's profits go to our school.
In order to help Jason's Deli plan for the event, please click here to let them know if you'll be going.
Fire up your Feet
and win money for the school

Breakout Challenge #3: Race the Clock
We have a chance to win money for Evansdale and be healthy through the Fire up your Feet challenge.
We found out about this during spring break, and we met the first challenge by registering 20 families quickly, but if you missed the Facebook post about this, don’t worry, you can still help us win the next challenge. Just click here to register.
This week’s Breakout Challenge Award goes to the school with the most minutes tracked. The Challenge began on April 16 and ends Wednesday, April 23 midnight. Here is what you do: Think back about all the different activities your family has been doing and enter them. PE, recess, walking to school, soccer, Kilometer kids, but also playing outside at home, riding bikes or walking in the neighborhood, and enter them in the tracker! All those activities count!

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.  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.
Free Office 365 Pro Plus
DeKalb County Schools is proud to announce the new Microsoft Student Advantage Program to students and parents. This program provides free access to Office 365 Pro Plus for students enrolled in school districts that purchase enterprise-level licenses. DeKalb County Schools meets this requirement.
Any student who is currently enrolled in the DeKalb County School District is eligible and may download and install Office 365 Pro applications on up to 5 devices (PC, MAC, and/or mobile device). For more information and how to access the software, click here.


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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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