Week of December 5th, 2016

Shout Outs!

  • To Ms. Nguyen & Ms. Schaffer for their presentation about their Geography, Art and Global Awareness (GAGA) curriculum at the National Council for Social Studies
  • To everyone who participated in the PTA Town Hall on Thursday [see picture above]
  • To Mr. Coley for his continued hard work securing internships for our seniors [See note below if you can help securing placements for a few remaining students]
  • To the Arts Team for thinking creatively about scheduling and expanding our programs
  • To Ms. Woods for planning the Gifted Parent Meeting on Wednesday
  • To Ms. White and Ms. Bryant who are presenting at the Association for Career & Technical Education conference in their capacity as Allen Distinguished Educators
  • To Ms. Woodlee, our new Special Education teacher, for jumping in with clubs, Extended Learning, advisory and supporting her students
  • To Ms. Young for planning the 10th grade trip to Oglethorpe and for her recognition in the SACAC November Newsletter where she was highlighted for her volunteer work with the organization! Check it out here: http://www.sacac.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/November-2016-Southern-Scope.pdf


  • Monday, December 5th – B Day
    • Flex Time: Clubs
  • Tuesday, December 6th – A Day
    • GSU Early College Exams Begin
    • MAP Assessment Math Administration
    • 9:30-12:30 – Economics Milestone [Except for students with GSU exams]
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
      • 9th Grade Community Forum
      • Orchestra Rehearsal
    • 7:00 – Harp Concert
  • Wednesday, December 7th – B Day
    • MAP Assessment Math Administration
    • Flex Time: Extended Learning
      • Orchestra Rehearsal
    • 7:00 – JA/SA Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, December 8th – A Day
    • JA/SA Science Fair
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 4:00-6:00 – EA PBL Showcase
    • 6:00 – JA/SA Band Concert
  • Friday, December 9th – B Day
    • Flex Time: Free Friday

Upcoming Events:

  • 12/12 & 12/13
    • Make-up Milestone Administration [Economics for seniors who missed 12/6 administration]
    • MAP Assessment ELA Administration
  • Tuesday, 12/13, 6:00 – Board of Directors Meeting
  • Thursday, 12/15
    • B-Day Exams
    • 6:00 – Drama Performance
  • Friday, 12/16
    • A-Day Exams
    • We will move advisory to the end of the day to allow for holiday celebrations
  • Saturday, 12/17, 11:00 am – The Villages of East Lake Annual Holiday Party [EA Cafeteria]
  • 1/3 & 1/4 – Professional Learning and Planning Days
  • 1/5 –Semester 2 Begins
  • Tuesday, 1/17
    • SA Principal’s Coffee
    • “HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE” WORKSHOP SERIES [Maynard Jackson – See note below]
  • Wednesday, 1/25 – PBL Showcase



  • Gifted Services:  Click this link to view the presentation prepared for the Gifted Parent Information Meeting from this past Wednesday.
  • Reminder: Internship Placements Needed: We have seven awesome seniors who are looking for internship placements for the spring semester.  They are available in the afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Not all of them have transportation so opportunities in the neighborhood or easily accessible by MARTA are best.  If you think you or your organization might be interested in hosting one of these students, please email Tyler.Coley@drewcharterschool.org for more information.
  • Reminder: Atlanta Public Schools and Achieve Atlanta present the “HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE” WORKSHOP SERIES – The sessions in this series are designed to help 9th-12th grade students and their parents learn the many ways to pay for college!  See full flyer here.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – The Charles R. Drew Charter School  2017 Yearbook is now available for sale!! This year’s book is a Signature Series Hardcover bound, PreK-12 (Drew’s FIRST graduating senior class), full color, 140 pages and is available for delivery 5/8/2017. Order yours TODAY for the lowest price possible!!  Sales will work as follows:


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