Week of August 26th, 2019

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.


Announcements

  • Ms. Edwards who joins at the Upper Campus as our new secretary in the main office!
  • Payton Gunner, Skye Holloway, Miles Selles, Carrington Grant, Kamea Alleyne, and Terron Joiner for doing a fantastic job representing Drew as student ambassadors at the PGA TOUR breakfast on Wednesday last week.
  • Amanda Carter, Connor Mason, Amian Smart-Browne and Bryce Zelazoski for serving as Media Correspondents at the PGA TOUR last week! Each correspondent attended the tournament, interviewed golfers, and wrote articles about the tour.
  • Mr. Copp for enthusiastically jumping in to provide a personalized campus tour of Emory University to seniors!
  • Nakeera Stewart, Desha Rogers-Givens, Biance Cox and Carrington Grant for crafting and delivering powerful speeches at the 2019 Blazer Ceremony last week. 
  • Lucy Corkran and Bryles for soaring on their first AP quiz!
  • Israel Meggett for focusing on his academics.
  • Tamya Evers and Mahasin Nasir for being great in GeoTech !
  • Afiyah Cave for her greatly improved perspective drawing.
  • Brock for his leadership in the group Project.
  • Jakobe Strozier for being on task and making great drawings.
  • Payton Gunner, Skye Holloway, Miles Selles, Carrington Grant, Kamea Alleyne, and Terron Joiner for doing a fantastic job representing Drew as student ambassadors at the PGA TOUR breakfast on Wednesday.  
  • Amanda Carter, Connor Mason, Amian Smart-Browne and Bryce Zelazoski for serving as Media Correspondents at the PGA TOUR! Each correspondent attended the tournament, interviewed golfers, and wrote articles about the tour. 
  • Mr. Copp for enthusiastically jumping in to provide a personalized campus tour of Emory University to seniors!
  • Nakeera Stewart, Desha Rogers-Givens, Ms. Cox and Carrington Grant for crafting and delivering powerful speeches at the 2019 Blazer Ceremony.  
  • Ms. Livingston, Ms. Green, Alumni Nazjaa Hughson, and Ms. Cox for organizing blazers, calling parents, and doing anything else that was needed to prepare for the Blazer Ceremony. 
  • Ms. Herman for helping student speakers prepare for the Blazer Ceremony, prepping media correspondents for the Tour Championship, and working with the students who attended the Tour Opening Breakfast. 
  • Ms. Schaffer for facilitating her first impromptu conversation with a group of 11th grade students. 

Calendar: 

Week of 08/26 – 09/01

 08/26  | Monday | “A” Day
  • 3:00 – Flex Time [A week Clubs]
    • 3:10-3:30 – Dr.Allen will assist students on the 3rd floor with club changes. 
    • 3:35-3:55 – Dr.Allen will assist students on the 2nd floor with club changes. 
  • 5:00 – JV Volleyball vs. Paideia [Home]
08/27 | Tuesday | “B” Day 
  • 3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
  • 5:00 – SA Volleyball @ Washington
  • 5:00 – SA Softball @ Galloway
08/28 | Wednesday | “A” Day
  • 1:30 – Advisory
  • 5:00 – SA Softball @ Stockbridge
  • 6:00 pm Senior Night
08/29 | Thursday | “B” Day
  • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Practice Gym
  • 5:00 – SA Volleyball vs. Carver [Home]
08/30| Friday |  “A” Day
  • Half-day (Conferences)
    • 8:00-8:45 – 1st Period
    • 8:50-9:35 – 2nd Period
    • 9:40-10:25 – 3rd Period
    • 10:30-11:15 – 4th Period
    • 11:15 – 9/10 Lunch/Student Dismissal
    • 11:30 – 11/12  Lunch/Student Dismissal

August 30th – Half-day (Conferences)**

Grade Level Counselors will reach out to targeted families for appointments.

Parents without appointments are encouraged to attend the grade level information session for updates and crucial information. Typically from 1:00 pm- 1:30 pm; be on the lookout for more details as the date gets closer.

NOTE: If you wish to have a meeting, it will be scheduled after this date. To schedule the meeting send an email to the grade level counselor requesting for the meeting. Address the subject line as “Request for Parent Conference

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 09/02 – 09/06
    • 09/02
      • Holiday – No School
  • Week of 09/09 – 09/13
    • 09/10
      • 6pm- Junior Grade Level/College Counseling Night [Auditorium]
    • 09/12- Blazer/Picture Day
  • Other Dates
    • 09/19- HBCU Night
    • 11/15- 2:30 -SA Homecoming Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 05/16- Graduation

College and Career Readiness Programming/Events:

Junior Grade Level/College Counseling Night: The College and Career Readiness Team will host Junior Grade Level and College Counseling Night on Tuesday, September 10th! We strongly encourage all juniors parents/guardians and students to attend. School Counselor, Ms. Davis will present information regarding HS graduation requirements, class dues and general class updates. Students will also have a formal opportunity to meet and get to know their College Counselors and Early College Counselor. College Counselors will provide an overview of college admissions timeline and upcoming junior college readiness programming.

  • Time: 6 pm
  • Date: September 10th
  • Location: Auditorium

For questions: please contact Ms. Davis, Ms. Herman, or Ms. Young


On behalf of the College and Career Readiness Team at Charles R. Drew Charter School, we would like to invite your school district, grades 9-12 to HBCU Night Join us at Charles R. Drew Charter School for an admissions and scholarship presentation and an opportunity to meet college admissions representatives! To register, click here!

The following colleges will be in attendance:

  1. Alabama State University
  2. Bethune-Cookman University
  3. Hampton University
  4. Morehouse College
  5. Savannah State University
  • Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Location: 300 Eva Davis Way SE Atlanta GA 30317 at the Yates Campus (Junior/Senior Academy) in the Auditorium
  • Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Target Population: 9-12th grade students and families

Parking: We welcome you to park in any available space in any of our lots

**PLEASE NOTE** There is another high school called “Charles R. Drew High School” in Riverdale, GA. This school is unrelated to ours, and google maps often confuses us. Please make sure to double check your map before heading to the school. Please also be mindful that the elementary school campus is down the hill from the Senior Academy, and your map may take you there. Please use this destination for google maps here.



PTA UPDATES

YMCA - Childcare:  

$25 for one child as well a sibling discount of $10 off for each
additional child.  To receive the sibling discount, register in person at
the Eastlake YMCA instead of online. 

REGISTER ONLINE FOR YMCA PARENTS' NIGHT OUT HERE
  • October 5th | 12-4pm | Fall Festival: (date is tentative) 

Support the PTA’s Fall Flower Sale!

For information or to order, visit our PTA website now through August 28

https://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com/

 Fall is on the way so get ready with the autumn colors of chrysanthemums at Drew PTA’s Fall Plant Sale. These beautiful flowers also make great gifts!

Grown in a local nursery, these mums are available in 3 different sizes and 5 different colors. The live plants will arrive heavily budded so that they bloom after you take them home. The mums will be delivered to the school in late September or early October, and you will be informed of the delivery date well in advance to make plans.

Reflections Art Competition

For information or to order, visit our PTA website now through August 28

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 10/18
MORE INFORMATION & ENTRY FORM

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Last year Drew Charter sent 12 students from all 3 Academies on to the State-wide competition in Literature, Photography, & Visual Arts!! 


Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

Please forward a copy or screenshot of the confirmation information to Kendrick.Myers@drewcharterschool.org and Tameka.Allen@drewcharterschool.org with the students’ name in the subject line.

Note: Students are still expected to be in uniform: Khakis, white button-down and tie are required.

– Khakis and button downs can be purchased outside of the Tommy Hilfiger.
– Ties will be onsite and for sell at the school store tomorrow morning!
  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.
NOTE:
The School Store
Hours are 9:00 – 3:00 pm daily. 
The School Store is located in the Theater Box Office at the Yates/Upper Campus. 

- Stop by and get your Drew gear! 

For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

  • Parents are encouraged to join this platform, to receive updates for your student:
  • Students are encouraged to join this platform, to receive updates for daily announcements within the Senior Academy [flex time updates/ A and B day rotation, etc…:

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY as of 08.06.19

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..

  • Drew Opportunity Fund – In recognition of Mr. Don Doran, Head of School, and his decade of leadership we are delighted to announce the launch of the Drew Opportunity Fund. Join us in thanking Mr. Doran for his years of service by making a donation in his honor today! Learn more

Update for Students:

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