Week of September 26th, 2016


  • To Ms. Nguyen, whose presentation, Integration: Geography, Art and Global Awareness, was accepted for inclusion in the program for the 2017 National Art Education Association National Convention in New York, NY, March 2-4, 2017
  • To Roland Blanding, Jacy Pippin and Terence Aycock for taking time to meet with me to provide student feedback on the handbook
  • To Mr. Konieczny for his work preparing for the next parent conferences already
  • To Mr. Coley, Ms. White and Ms. Bryant for their work securing internships for our seniors
  • To Ms. Luczynski, Ms. Hodges and the Drew Community for Drew Night at the Atlanta Dream Game! What a great event!
  • To Coach Jelks and Coach Haynes for the continued success of the softball team this season!  They are currently 10 & 5!
  • The Sophomore Team for a successful parent night!
  • To Ms. Jackson for organizing senior portraits.
  • To Ms. Schafer for collaborating the TED Ed Project Club to create a PBL Project.
  • To Ms. Young and the Faculty Council for their efforts with the National Honor Society and this year’s Induction Ceremony
  • To Ms. Kaney for her continued work with the National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • To Mr. Canney & Mr. Baker for their Gothic Story Project!
  • To the College and Career Readiness team for three successful 9th grade college trips
  • To Ms. Williams and Ms. Desprez for serving on the PTA Grants Committee
  • To Ms. Luczynski for arranging participation by Roland Blanding and Alvin Winston in the SunTrust 125th Anniversary Ceremony and to Ms. Tameka Allen for chaperoning
  • To Ms. Faux for presenting on the Georgia Milestones at the first SA Principal’s Coffee
  • To Coach Haynes, Coach Jelks and Tanya Woods for making Senior Night special for our softball seniors
  • To Ms. Krachman for the songs she and her students are composing to remember math content



  • Monday, September 26th – B-Day
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, September 27th – A-Day
    • Flex Time –
      • Extended Learning
      • 11th Grade Community Forum
    • 5:00 – Volleyball vs. Weber/Mt. Vernon: Senior Night [Home]
  • Wednesday, September 28th – B-Day
    • Flex Time – Advisory
  • Thursday, September 29th – A-Day
    • Flex Time –
      • Extended Learning
      • 9th Grade Community Forum
    • Board of Directors Meeting
  • Friday, September 30th – B-Day
    • End of Quarter 1
    • Flex Time –
      • Free Friday
      • 12th Grade Community Forum

Upcoming Events  

  • Saturday, 10/1, 12:00-4:00 – PTA Fall Festival
  • Tuesday, 10.4, 9:30-1:30 – Pipeline Gifted Trip [Georgia Tech – Selected gifted students]
  • October 7-11th – Fall Break
  • Thursday, 10/13, 4:00-6:00 pm Quarter 1 PBL Showcase
  • Saturday, 10/15, 6:00 pm – Dance be-CAUSE Concert
  • October 17-21st – Senior Week
  • Wednesday, 10/19
    • 8:00-11:00 – 10/11th Grade PSAT Administration
    • 6:00 pm – Junior College Planning Night
  • Thursday, 10/20, 8:00-11:00 – 8/9th Grade PSAT Administration
  • Friday, 10/21 – Senior Breakfast [Cafeteria]
  • Thursday, 10/27, 2:00-7:00 pm – SOARING Visual Arts Exhibition
  • Friday, 10/28 – STEAM Career Day and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Career Workshops
  • 10/28-10/29 – District V Honor Chorus
  • Saturday, May 20th – Graduation (We expect to having the timing during the day in the next couple of weeks.) 



  • Dues – Below is information for student dues.  These funds help pay for programs like Midnight Madness, Prom and Senior Week that we cannot pay for out of school funds.
  • College Prep Series Opportunity – “Atlanta City Council President, Cesar Mitchell, is hosting a free college prep series for APS students.  You can find out more information and register students here: https://origin-www.princetonreview.com/partner/ceasar-mitchell-college-prep  The Princeton Review and the office of the Atlanta City Council President for our 20th semiannual College Prep Series. On September 24th, 2016 we welcome students grades 7–12 to take a FREE practice full-length SAT, practice full-length ACT, or practice full-length PSAT. In addition to practice tests, we will also be offering ACT/SAT prep workshops for a limited number of students. For parents we will be offering free workshops to help you prepare your student for the college admission process.  On October 8th, 2016 we invite all test takers and their families back for a workshop to understand their student’s scores and learn ways to increase them. We will also offer free workshops for students and parents focused on successful student careers, student essay writing skills, financial literacy, leadership development, and other resources.”
  • Parent Night Presentations – Over the past several weeks our grade-level counselors, Ms. Davis (10th and 12th) and Mr. Richardson (9th and 11th), have conducted several parent nights.  The presentations for these nights are linked below:
    • Freshman
      1. $30
      2. Due (cash or money order) September 16th to Ms. Deiters in room A202
      3. There is a $5 late fee after September 16th
      4. Includes: Freshman T-Shirt, SGA Day of Play, Midnight Madness and other ninth grade activities
    • Sophomore
      1. $35
      2. Flyer
    • Junior
      1. $200
      2. Dues Payment Schedule
      3. Frequently Asked Questions
    • Senior
      1. $225
      2. Include cap and gowns, diploma cover, Visions of the Future (including awards and decorations), senior breakfast, senior picnic, senior lunch jam, senior Sunday bar, senior t-shirt, class picture, and other activities.
  • PTA Membership – Please take a moment to join the Drew PTA.  Dues are $10 and they work tirelessly to provide a wide variety of programming to support our students and staff. You can join online via this link.


  1. Charles R. Drew Charter School
  2. Remind Communications – Remind accounts have been set up to distribute information via text message for each grade level.  Parents, guardians and students can sign up for these reminders using the directions linked below:
  3. Drew Senior Academy College and Career Readiness
  4. Drew Engineering Design Team Website – http://drewdesign.weebly.com/
  5. Drew STEAM Website – http://steamatdrew.weebly.com
  6. Drew PTA – http://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com
  7. Eagle Nation Athletic Booster Club – http://www.dreweaglenation.org/
    • Great information about our athletic teams, including their schedules and records.
  8. Band Booster Club – http://drewbandboosters.org/




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