Week of September 10th, 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:

  • The 9th grade team for a great Community forum!
  • Ms. Williams and Mr. Baker for their continuous dedication to mold our students into thespians!
  • Ms. Williams for her work with an external production company, which should be out soon!
  • Mr. Prince, Mr. Wynn, Dr. Morgan, Ms. Danley and Ms. Luczynski for orchestrating a phenomenal field trip to the Center for Civil and Human Rights to hear Ryan Gravel [creator of the Atlanta Beltline] speak!
  • Ms. Hood for balancing JA and SA students, and her flexibility in working with both academies!
  • Club sponsors for getting clubs going with students!
  • Mr. White, Ms. Schaffer, Ms. Wilder, Ms. Hecht, and Ms. Miles for integrating station teaching into their lessons, through co-teaching, to differentiate for all learners!
  • Ms. Page and Mr. Konieczny for their work on the Eagle Rise Reports!
  • Ms. Jordan, our new secretary, for jumping into the swing of things!
  • Mr. Gaines for jumping into his new role, working on laptops, website, calendar, and Eagle Rise data!
  • Mr. Konieczny and the Beekeeping Club who will be receiving a $5,000 donation from Bayer as part of the PGA Tour Championship!
  • Ms. Schaffer and Mr. Wynn for working on registering seniors to vote for upcoming election!
  • Ms. Mayes for building positive community with her advisory by having monthly birthday celebrations!
  • Mr. Johnson for engaging all staff members and investing in how to build more connections with each other outside of working roles!
  • Ms. Ricks for consistently engaging students and seeking materials to excite them about reading; BOOK FAIR this week!


Week of: 09/10/18 – 09/16/18

All Week – Scholastic Book Fair

09/10  | A


  • Flex Time –
    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Debate Team, Yearbook, Coding Club, National Association of Black Journalists
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)
    • Practice Gym (9th grade)
  • 5:30 – JV Volleyball vs. S. Atlanta/Maynard [@S. Atlanta]
  • 5:30 – Softball vs. Stockbridge
09/11 | B


  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)
    • Main Gym (all grades)
  • 5:30 – Varsity Volleyball vs. McNair/KIPP [@McNair]
09/12 | A


  • 3rd Period – Yearbook Pictures/Blazer Day [Students must have their blazer and tie in order to take their picture]
  • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Advisory 
  • 2:25-3:55 – 4th Period
  • 4:00 –
    • PTA Welcome-All Wednesdays [In front of the building]
    • Homecoming Court Informational Meeting [Dr. Allen’s Room]
  • 4:30 – Softball @ Our Lady of Mercy
  • 4:30 – APS Cross Country Meet #4 [Grant Park]
09/13 | B


  • 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 – See more information below]
  • 10:00 – Talent Development Committee Meeting [Eva Davis Board Room]
  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)
    • Main Gym (all grades)
  • 5:30 – Varsity Volleyball vs S. Atlanta /Therrell [Home]
  • 6:00-7:30 – HBCU Night – Students must register to attend, see flyer below [Theater]
09/14 | A


  • North Atlanta College Fair [Select 30-40 seniors]
  • 1:30-3:00 – 4th Period
  • 3:00 – Students turn in laptops and report to the gym to sit by grade-level
  • 3:00-4:00 – Pep Rally [JA/SA – Gym]
09/15 | Saturday

  • KIPP/Lovett/Westminster College Fair
Week of 9/17-9/22

  • 9/17 –
    • Flex Time – Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Math Mentors, Spanish Language and Culture Club, Yearbook, Creative Writing Club, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Academic Decathlon, Cheer Club, Debate Team
    • 5:30 – Softball vs. Grady
    • 5:30 – JV Volleyball @ Mays
  • 9/18 – Freshmen College Trips
    • 5:30 – Varsity Volleyball vs Washington/Elite Scholars [Home]
  • 9/19 – Freshmen College Trips
    • 7:00-11:00 – PGA Tour Championship Event [Practice Gym]
      • No student, parent or staff parking in the athletic lot
  • 9/20 –
    • 5:30 – Varsity Volleyball vs Douglass /CSK [Home – Senior Night]
    • 5:30 – Softball vs Lithonia [Senior Night]
    • 6:00 – Junior Parent Night [Theater]
  • 9/19-9/23 – PGA Tour Championship [Will result in changes to parking and traffic patterns]
Other Upcoming Events

  • 9/28 – GSU World Languages Day Field Trip
  • 9/29 – PTA Fall Festival
  • 9/29-9/30 – 10th Grade Empowerment Conferences
  • 10/4 – JA STEAM Certification Walkthrough
  • 10/8-10/12 – Professional Learning and Planning Days
  • 10/10-10/12 – Fall Break



  • SA PTA Parent GatheringsThis 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
  • Eagle Rise Reports – Last Friday, during advisory, for the first time we provided students and families with feedback on non-academic behaviors like arriving to class on time, wearing the school uniform and handling their laptop responsibly.  Please let us know what you think about the format and information included in this report.
  • PSAT – The PSAT is coming soon for all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  Students can begin preparing for exam by using the following websites:
  • Reminder: 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.
  • UPDATE: 09th & 10th Grade Parent Info Night Presentation – If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the 09th & 10th Grade Parent Info Night , refer to this link for the full presentation.
  • Reminder: PTA –  Don’t miss out on adding to your students’ experience at DREW! Click here to join the PTA.
  • Reminder: Jeans Passes – This year Jeans Passes will be distributed to students based on school norms starting this month: September. 
    • The norm of the week: Act Responsibly
  • Reminder: Federal Eligibility Applications –
    • 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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