Week of November 12th, 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:

  • Shoutout to ALL DREW students who placed at this Tournament! Drew Charter took 2nd Place in the Tournament! Thanks to Ms.Schaffer for her diligent work with these students.
    • Varsity Team Results – There were 20 teams in Varsity
      • Terron Joiner and Ivy Diamond – 1st Place Overall
    • Novice Team Results – There were 36 teams competing in Novice
      • Justin Yarbrough and Taeya Matthews – 2nd place Overall
      • Jaxson Saunders and Kim Nguyen – 6th place overall
      • Kacy Caldwell and Bryce Zelazoski – 8th place overall
  • Ms.McKenzie for checking in on subs to ensure students were engaged when teachers were out!
  • Ms.Wilder and Ms.Hecht for being the glue in classrooms when the core content teachers are out!
  • Ms.McIntyre for a really well-designed study guide and for her strong rapport with her students!
  • Mr.Baker and the JA cast of Romeo and Juliet for a great show!
  • Mr.Parker, Ms.Nguyen, and Ms.Ruffin and everyone who contributed to the SOARING community arts exhibition last Thursday night!
  • Ms.Vaughn for the climate and student engagement in her dance classes!
  • Ms.Moodie for lending assistance to the Senior Academy whenever requested!
  • Ms.Allen, Ms.Simmons, and all of the members of the Homecoming Committee who helped plan Coronation this past week!
  • Calendar:

    Week of: 11/12/18 – 11/18/18

    11/11 | A – Movie/Character Day


    • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Homecoming Activity: Pitch Perfect/Jeopardy [Theater]
    11/13 | B – Tacky Tourist Tuesday (Hawaiian shirts, cameras, sandals and socks)


    • Flex Time –
      • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
      • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
      • Main Gym (All grades)
    • 4:00 – JV Boys Basketball @ Atlanta Classical Academy
    • 6:00 – Varsity Basketball @ Atlanta Classical Academy
    11/14 | A – Camouflage Day


    • 10:00-1:00 – LIT Field Trip [Selected Juniors – Shakespeare Tavern]
    • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Homecoming Activity: The Drew Awards [Theater]
    • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • Grades for Quarter 2 Progress due in Infinite Campus
    11/15 | B – Takin it back to the 90s and 2000s (Throwback Thursday)


    • 8:15-9:30 – SA PTA Parent Gathering [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Advisory
    • 7:00 – Talking to Your Child About Race: A facilitated conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum [Theater]
    11/16 | A – Spirit Day: Grade Level Colors

    • FRI
    • Spirit Day: Grade Level Colors
    • 12th – Black
    • 11th – Gold
    • 10th – White
    • 9th – Green


    • Flex Time, 3:00-4:00 – Homecoming Pep Rally
    • 4:00-6:00 – Homecoming Tailgate6:00 – Homecoming Basketball Game vs. WD Mohammed


    • 10:00 – JV Boys Basketball vs. Hapeville Charter [Home]
    • 11:00 – Varsity Boys Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament [North Forsyth]
    • 7:00-11:00 – Homecoming Dance [Cafeteria]
    Other Upcoming Events

    • 11/19-11/23 – Thanksgiving Break
    • 11/26 –
      • Flex – Awards, School Culture and Prom Committee Meetings
      • Leadership Team Meeting
    • 11/27 – Sophomore College Tours
    • 11/30 – JA/SA Science Fair
    • 12/4, 6:00 – Harp Holiday Concert
    • 12/5, 6:00 – Senior Academy Prospective Parent Night
    • 12/6, 6:30 – Chorus Winter Performance
    • 12/8 – Mecca in the ATL
    • 12/11, 2:30-4:00 – Our World, Literally Religious Summit
    • 12/13, 6:30 – Orchestra Holiday Concert
    • 12/19 and 12/20 – TENTATIVE: Half-Days for Fall Semester Midterms
    • 12/20 – Last day of the semester for students
    • 12/21 – Planning/Professional Learning Day
    • 1/3 and 1/4 – Planning/Professional Learning Days
    • 1/7 – First day of the spring semester for students


  • Student Opportunity- The Youth Tree Team is a paid 7-week work readiness program that offers current high school students the opportunity to assist Trees Atlanta with maintaining the urban canopy of the city. There are also post program opportunities for students to earn volunteer hours with plantings and other events with the organization year-round.
    • More information about Youth Tree Team is on this website.
      • See the 2019 brochure with dates and details for the application process.
      • Physical application here.
  • SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On October 18th at 5:00pm we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “College Branding.”  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Gathering will be held at 8:15 am on Thursday, November 15th.
    • If you were unable to attend, a recording of the Gathering is available here.
    • Do you have a suggestion for a future Parent Gathering topic?  Please email our PTA Vice President, Wanda Ray or please complete this form.
  • Reminder: Lunch Balances – Please take a moment to check your student’s lunch balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student who owes money, will need to bring cash to pay for lunch until their balance is cleared.  Outstanding balances can be paid down and money can be added to students’ accounts on this website.  More information is available in this letter.
  • 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: Ms. Isbell
  • Drew PTA’s Winter Holidays Poinsettia Fundraiser – October 15 – November 5.
    Grown in a local nursery, these red, pink, or white poinsettias (your choice) arrive in a choice of 3 sizes: 6-inch pot, 8-inch pot, or 10-inch pot. The live plants will arrive wrapped in a plastic sleeve to ensure high quality. The flowers will be delivered to the school in late November or early December.
    Order online in the 
    PTA’s Online Store.
  • Event: International Cafe- Please do us the honor of joining us at the International Cafe, a dance experience featuring performances by the Elementary, Junior, and Senior Academies. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Center for the Arts. 


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1819= International Cafe



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