Week of January 30th, 2017

Shout Outs!


  • To Zoe Andrews for earning the distinction of STAR Student for having the highest SAT score in the school and to Ms. Ulbrich for being selected by Zoe as STAR Teacher!
  • To DeGreer Harris and Asia Foster for winning gold and bronze keys respectively at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair!  DeGreer will go on to compete at the State Fair at the end of March!
  • Mr. McCullough for his work on advisory and peer mentoring!
  • Ms. Woodlee for her continued advocacy on behalf of students!
  • The students who presented and staff for their hard work on last week’s PBL Showcase [see picture above]!
  • To Ms. Simmons, Ms. Woods, Ms. Shuler-Davis and Ms. Woodlee for bringing in chefs as an entry event for the Chemistry Cooks Project!
  • Ms. Ricks for all her work preparing for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl!
  • To all of the students who were inducted into the National Honor Society last Thursday and to Ms. Young and all those who helped set-up the ceremony!
  • To Ms. Luczynski for organizing the fruit/veggie (kale salad) tasting during lunch on Wednesday!



  • Monday, January 30th – B-Day
    • Flex Time: Clubs
      • Juniors-ACT Prep
  • Tuesday, January 31st – A-Day
    • Flex Time: Advisory
      • Juniors-ACT Prep
    • Mid-quarter grades posted in Infinite Campus under Progress. Progress reports will be issued to students on Friday.
    • 5:30 – Varsity Basketball vs. Our Lady of Mercy [Away]
  • Wednesday, February 1st – B-Day
    • Flex Time: Extended Learning
      • Juniors-ACT Prep
    • 5:30 – JV Basketball vs. Washington [Away]
  • Thursday, February 2nd – A-Day
    • Flex Time: Extended Learning
      • Juniors-ACT Prep
  • Friday, February 3rd – B-Day
    • 8:00-12:00 – Mock ACT for juniors
    • 8:00-8:45 – 1st Period
    • 8:50-9:35 – 2nd Period
      • Spring Mentorship Kick-Off [9th, 10th and 12th Grade Young Men – Cafeteria – See note below]
    • 9:40-10:25 – 3rd Period
    • 10:30-11:15 – 4th Period
    • 11:15 – Dismiss 9/10th graders to lunch or be dismissed for the day
    • 11:45 – Dismiss 11th/12th graders to lunch or be dismissed for the day
    • 1:00-6:00 – Half-Day for Parent Conferences [Please click here to sign up]
    • 6:00 – Varsity Basketball vs. Landmark [Senior Night]
  • Saturday, February 4th
    • Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Regional Competition [Clayton State University]
    • 9:00-5:00 – Atlanta Black College Expo [Cobb Galleria Centre – Students have received information about this from their college counselors]
    • 10:00 – JV Basketball vs BEST Academy [Home]
    • 11:00-1:00 – PTA Summer Camp Expo


  • Feb. 6-10th – National School Counseling Week
  • Tuesday, 2/7 – Board of Directors Meeting
  • Wednesday, 2/8 – First Semester Awards Ceremony: MOVED TO APRIL 11TH 
  • Thursday, 2/9 – Senior Parent Night
  • Monday, 2/13 – Prospective Parent Night [Rising Ninth Grade Families and New Enrollees – Theater]
  • Wednesday, 2/15 – InvenTeam Mid-Grant Review [Open to the Public – Theater]
  • Thursday, 2/16 – Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
  • February 17-21st – Winter Break [No School]
  • Tuesday, February 28th, 4:30 – SA Principal’s Coffee: Mathematics Program and Initiatives [Eva Davis Board Room]
  • March 1-3 – Sophomore College Trip [South Georgia and Florida]
  • Monday, March 6th, 6:00 – Rising Ninth Grade Transition Night 
  • Saturday, May 20th, 4:00 pm – Graduation Ceremony [Drew Charter School Gymnasium]
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Flyer]


  • Men Needed: Spring Mentorship Kick-Off – We are planning a 2017 mentoring kickoff event for this Friday morning [see calendar above.] The event will take place in the SA cafeteria where we will serve Chick-fil-A biscuits.  We need MEN to help out on this day. After we serve the chicken biscuits we’ll have some guided small group conversation let by Drew Charter men.  If you are interested, please contact Akil Rashid akil.rashid@drewcharterschool.org.
  • Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.
  • STEAM Day and DESIGNORAMA (March 17-18th) – We are seeking participants to support our theme of USER EXPERIENCE (the design of anything with the end user in mind–anything from urban planning to small batch dog treats). Please help us recruit professionals and hobbyists that can show off what they do and host activities that involve attendees in the process of making something. Please direct interested folks to our website: http://steamatdrew.weebly.com/designorama.html
  • Reminder: Parent Committee Members – Parents/guardians, we need your help with several of our committees listed below.  If you are interested in working with a team of staff members on any of these initiatives, please complete the survey link here.  Committees will generally meet every third Monday at 4:15 pm.
    • Awards Ceremonies
    • Prom
    • School Culture, Spirit and Discipline
    • Staff Culture/Sunshine
  • Reminder: MyPaymentsPlus – We are excited to announce a new way to pay for student dues, yearbooks, field trips and other expenses.  MyPaymentsPlus allows parents/guardians to pay for these obligations online via credit card.  More information about the program and how to register are available in this flyer.
  • 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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