Week of September 03rd, 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:

  • Ms. Danley and Ms. Grant, who join us as a special education paraprofessionals!
  • Junior trombonist Corey Jones who played with T.I. in Washington DC. over the summer for National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Concert Series [Link to concert available here; Corey is pictured above top right]
  • Senior Chauncey Bridges for his work (hair, makeup, and wardrobe) being showcased on the set of John Frieda’s new Frizz Ease commercial!
  • Senior Tyler Roberts for obtaining an internship/Work Based Learning Placement with the East Lake Foundation, he starts work this week!
  • Ms. Person for managing the testing center and accommodations documentation data!
  • Mr. W. Harris for always thinking about coverage for students whether it is first thing in the morning or during Flex Time!
  • Mr. Morrison for ensuring students laptops are in safe, designated areas throughout the school day!
  • Ms. Brewton for helping coordinate the buses for all of our field trips!
  • Ms. Hood for the detailed and organized crime scene created for her Forensic Science class!
  • Mr. Konieczny for creating a process to track Extended-Learning attendance and for the great turnout at his Extended-Learning sessions!
  • Ms. Mayes and Ms.Cain for assisting students with retrieving their laptops throughout the day!
  • The Theater team for the planning and effort that goes into the world-class productions!


Week of: 09/03/18 – 09/09/18


  • No School – Labor Day
09/04 | A


  • Flex Time –
    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Beta Club, Math Mentors, Academic Decathlon, Debate Team, National Art Honor Society
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)
    • Practice Gym (9th grade)
  • 5:00 – Varsity Volleyball @Redan
  • 5:30 –
    • Softball @Maynard Jackson
    • JV Volleyball @Redan
09/05 | B


  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: Pathways (if available), 9th, 11th and 12th Grades (all subjects)
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)
    • Main Gym (all grades)
  • 4:30 – APS Cross Country Meet in Grant Park
  • 6:00 – 9th and 10th Grade Parent Night
09/06 | A


  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)
    • Practice Gym (11th grade)
    • Book Buddies (Elementary Academy)
  • 6:00 – Varsity Volleyball vs. Mt. Bethel/Mt. Vernon [Mt. Vernon]
09/07 | B


  • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Advisory
  • 5:30 – Softball @North Atlanta
  • Week of 09/10-09/15
    • All Week – Scholastic Book Fair
    • 9/10 –
      • Flex Time – Peer Leadership Group A, Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Debate Team, Yearbook, Coding Club, National Association of Black Journalists
      • 5:30 – JV Volleyball vs. S. Atlanta/Maynard [@S. Atlanta]
      • 5:30 – Softball vs. Stockbridge
    • 9/11, 5:30 – Varsity Volleyball vs. McNair/KIPP [@McNair]
    • 9/12
      • 3rd Period – Yearbook Pictures/Blazer Day
      • Flex Time – Extended-Learning: Pathways (if available), 10th and 12th Grades (all subjects)
      • 4:00 – PTA Welcome-All Wednesdays [In front of the building]
      • 4:30 – Softball @ Our Lady of Mercy
    • 9/13
      • 8:15 – PTA Parent Gathering: “Choosing a college major; strategies parents can employ to help their kids with this decision” with Michelle Turpeau [Eva Davis Board Room]
        • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/846208274
        • Or Telephone: +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
        • Meeting ID: 846 208 274
      • 5:30 – Varsity Volleyball vs S. Atlanta /Therrell [Home]
      • 6:00-7:30 – HBCU Night [See flyer below]
    • 9/14 –
      • North Atlanta College Fair [ Selected {30-40} Seniors]
      • 3:00-4:00 – Pep Rally
    • 9/15 (Saturday) – KIPP/Lovett/Westminster College Fair
  • Week of 9/17-9/22
    • 9/18-9/19 – Freshmen College Trips
    • 9/19-9/23 – PGA Tour Championship [Will result in changes to parking and traffic patterns]
    • 9/20, 6:00 – Junior Parent Night


  • SA PTA Parent GatheringsOn Thursday, September 13th at 8:15 am we will host our first PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering (similar to EA and JA Principal’s Coffees) in the Eva Davis Board Room.  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The topic will be “Choosing a college major; strategies parents can employ to help their kids with this decision” with Michelle Turpeau.
    • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/846208274
    • Or iPhone one-tap: +16465588656,,846208274# or +16699006833,,846208274#
    • Or Telephone: +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
    • Meeting ID: 846 208 274
  • Senior Parent Night Presentation – If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.
  • Reminder: After-School Processes – Please read the letter linked here for important information about changes to our after-school processes, particularly for students on campus after 4:45. 
  • Reminder: Early Dismissals and Flex Time – As part of our extended-day program we offer Flex Time, a one-hour block each day devoted to clubs, organizations, tutorial (extended-learning) and advisory.  This year Flex Time is scheduled from 3:00-4:00 each day except for Friday.  If you need to pick up your student after 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday, please ask your student to meet you at the front desk at 3:00 pm, where you can sign the student out.  Since Flex Time provides a variety of options for students, it will be difficult to locate your student from 3:00-4:00 without making an all-call, which can be disruptive to instruction for other classes.
  • Reminder: PTA –  Don’t miss out on adding to your students’ experience at DREW! Click here to join the PTA.
  • Reminder: Student Infinite Campus Access – It is critical that parents, guardians and students have access to Infinite Campus to see their current grades. 
    • Students should reach out to their Advisory teachers for their login credentials and passwords. 
    • Parents who need access to Infinite Campus should refer to these instructions here.
  • Reminder: Jeans Passes – This year Jeans Passes will be distributed to students based on school norms starting this month: September. 
    • PARENTS/GUARDIANS have been emailed with the information to complete the application for lunch [FEA]. This is a yearly request. The data collected directly contributes to the federal funding the school receives.
    • NOTE: The deadline has passed students are now being charged the full price of any meal they receive at Drew.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – You can now purchase a Drew yearbook, 160 color pages, hardback, $35 online until March 29, 2019 at this link: https://bit.ly/2vU6jex  Any questions? Contact: Emily Isbell.
  • Breakfast with the Kids! – Male Role Models! Register now to join your Elementary Academy kid for breakfast at our annual Breakfast with the Kids! This year we’re charging $4/person to cover the chicken biscuits (vegetarian & gluten free options available) and beverages.
    • While you’re at the PTA Store paying for you and your kid(s) Breakfast with the Kids registration, purchase your Drew Dads T-shirt for $15 so you can rep Drew Dads all week long during Drew Dads week 9/10-9/14! T-shirts will be available for pick up Friday morning 9/7.
    • REGISTER HERE – Please email drewcharterdads@gmail.com with any questions or to request to be registered without paying if the price is a hardship for you.

Drew Dads

  • Drew Charter School Annual Fall Festival– Vendors, games, prizes, concessions, and music by DJ B Samples!
    • $5 for kids, adults free, Sept 29th 12-4pm
    • SAVE THE DATE! Look out for information on securing a vendor booth and for tickets to go on sale online soon!

Fall Festival

HBCU Night

Reflections -PTA


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