Week of January 29th, 2018

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.

Shout-outs to:

  • Seniors Noa Holloway, David Aycock, Xavier Brown, Jalil Spearman and Ms. Weaver (Kaney) who are currently traveling to the University of Oklahoma for a fly in college visit [See picture above]!
  • The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team, who defeated Carver to win the city competition and are on to regionals!
  • All of the students who participated in the APS Science and Engineering Fair this past week and Ms. Woods, Ms. Bryan, Ms. Williams and Mr. Boonyapat for their work supporting these students!
  • Officer Maxey, who joins us as our new School Resource Officer!
  • Ms. Krachman and Ms. Klein for planning Saturday tutorials for students who need extra help!
  • Ms. Stinson and Ms. Kaney for their work around getting juniors scheduled for testing for Early College next year!
  • Mr. Harris for arranging the Cinema Drive Distracted Driving 3-D Presentation on Tuesday and for working with Outward Bound to arrange for a community service for some of our young men!
  • Mr. Wynn for his recent project during which students made online magazines about the 14th amendment!
  • Ms. Nguyen for being selected for the Artistic Endeavors event, which will be held at Georgia State, highlighting interesting work and/or research GSU graduate students are doing!  She will be presenting about STEAM.
  • Ms. Might for making it to the second round of the application process for the Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) 2018 Summer Program to help fund our trip to Peru!
  • Ms. Krachman, who is video taping her lessons and putting them on Google classroom along with answer keys and blank notes so that a homebound student can follow along!
Ms. Davis 02 – 01
Ms. Herman 02 – 01
Latoria Bailey 2/1 SIMMONS
Cade Henderson-Cameron 2/1 SCHAFFER
Justina Mason 2/2 Hoggard-McCullough
Autumn Linsey 2/2 WOODS
Quintavus Williams 2/4 CANNEY


01/29 | Monday | “B” Day

  • Flex Time –
    • B-Week Clubs 
    • Applerouth ACT Prep [Juniors]
01/30  | Tuesday | “A” Day

  • Flex Time –
    • Extended Learning 
    • Applerouth ACT Prep [Juniors]
  • 6:00 – Varsity Basketball Vs. Our Lady of Mercy [SENIOR NIGHT – Home]
01/31  | Wednesday | “B” Day

  • Flex Time –
    • Advisory 
    • Applerouth ACT Prep [Juniors]
  • 4:00 – Beta Club Meeting [Cafeteria]
  • 4:30 – Talent Development Committee Meeting [Eva Davis Board Room]
  • 5:30 – JV Boys Basketball vs. Hapeville Charter [Home]
02/01 | Thursday |  “A” Day

  • Flex Time –
    • 10th Grade Community Forum
    • Extended Learning 
    • Applerouth ACT Prep [Juniors]
02/02| Friday |  “B” Day

  • Cancelled: Parent Conferences → Regular instructional day to make up for snow days
  • NAEP Administration [Selected Seniors]
  • 8:00-12:30 – Mock ACT Exam [Juniors]
  • 6:00 – Varsity Basketball @ Landmark Christian
02/03 | Saturday

  • 10:00-1:00 – Drew PTA Summer Expo
  • 12:00 – Varsity Basketball vs. Atlanta International School [Home]
02/04 | Sunday

  • JA/SA District Honor Band [North Atlanta HS]

Upcoming Events:

  • 2/5 – 2/9 – National School Counseling Week
    • 2/5
      • Flex Time – A-Week Clubs
      • 6:00 – Band Booster Club Meeting [Mr. Doran’s Conference Room]
    • 2/9 – SA Valentine Improv Show
    • 2/10 –
      • ACT Administration
      • 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School – Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.


  • 2/12 – 2/16
    • 2/12
      • Flex Time – B-Week Clubs
      • 6:00 – Eagle Nation Athletic Booster Club Meeting [Cafeteria]
    • 2/14 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
    • 2/15, 8:15 – PTA SA Parent Gathering [Brandi Beavers, Outreach Representative, Georgia Student Finance Commission – She will engage us around various state and lottery funded scholarships, grants and service-cancelable loan programs and share about free financial aid consultation to help our students prepare to go and pay for college.]
  • 2/19 – 2/23
    • 2/18-2/20 – Junior College Trip [Washington, DC]
    • 2/19-2/21 – Regular Instructional Days (formerly Winter Break)
    • 2/19, Flex Time – B-Week Clubs
    • 2/23 – JA/SA Dance and Drama Black History Month Show
    • 2/24, 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School – Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.
  • 2/26 – 3/2
    • 2/26 –
      • Drew Board of Directors Meeting
      • A-Week Clubs
    • 2/28 – Motown Review
    • 3/1 – Chorus Large Group Performance Evaluation
  • 3/5 – 3/9 – National Dance Week
    • 3/5, Flex Time – B-Week Clubs
    • 3/6 –
      • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
      • Early College Night [Junior Parents]
    • 3/7 –
      • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
      • Book Buddies Field Trip
    • 3/8 – SA Band Large Group Performance Evaluation
    • 3/10, 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School – Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.
  • 3/11-3/14 – Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
  • 3/16 – STEAM Day
  • 3/17 – Design-o-rama
  • 5/19, 4:00 pm – Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony [Main Gym]
  • June 4-15th – Summer Bridge Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech] 


  • PTA Summer Expo – “The PTA Parent Resources Team at Drew Charter School will be hosting its 4th Annual Summer Camp Expo on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in the school’s Upper Campus Cafeteria from 10 am – 1 pm.  We provide representatives, registration information, and financial aid information for programs for a variety of ages, in a variety of interests, and in a variety of price ranges.  To see the registered programs for this year’s event and the ages each program serves:  http://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com/summer-expo. Concessions will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for EagleNation, Drew Charter’s Athletic Booster Club.”
  • Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and  may be completed using personal computers, smartphones or tablets.  All parents should 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.
  • 21st Century Leaders Summer Leadership Opportunity – “Experience an intensive week-long residential leadership program with  21st Century Leaders. 21CL offers three exclusive summer leadership institutes, expanding your leadership skills and exposing you to various businesses and industries throughout the state of Georgia. Each leadership institute will engage you through interactive workshops, corporate tours, round-tables with business leaders, and team-building exercises. Plus, you’ll have the time of your life while living on a college-campus, expanding your skills and meeting a diverse group of students from all across the state!”  More information available here.
  • Reminder: PTA Parent Gatherings – This past Thursday, January 25th we hosted our fifth PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Dr. Kamau Bobb from Georgia Tech for presenting on STEM at the Intersection of Equity and Justice (a copy of his presentation is linked here.)  These gatherings will occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Parent Gathering will be held at 8:15 pm on Thursday, February 15th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  Join online by clicking here or call in to 1-855-880-1246.   Click Here to Become a PTA Member
  • SPONSORED EVENT FOR PARENTS – The PTA has sponsored a workshop for parents and staff (adults-only) to learn more about talking about puberty and health with children, tweens, and teens. The event will be in the senior academy auditorium from 7-8:30 PM on Monday, January 29.

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