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Sagamore March Madness, Auction Fundraiser 2020

Briarcliff Wood Beach Club

Tickets are $30/person in advance ($40 at the door) –  advanced ticket sales close 10 pm on March 27th! After 10 pm, please plan to buy your tickets at the door. Open to any adult who loves Sagamore!

Can’t make the Auction, but still want to support Sagamore? Donations of any size directly benefit students—thank you!

Auction items

Full Auction Catalog – to come!! 

School Experiences for Auction:
  • Principal for the Day
  • Last day of school afternoon announcements
  • Reserved parking spot
  • Ring the bell the last day of school
  • Read the morning announments
  • Read to a therapy dog with Ms. Manzi
  • Storytime with Ms. Benzur
  • Climb Stone Mountain with Mrs. Whitfield
  • Something fun with Ms. Pickrell and Ms. Jones
  • Ice Skating with Ms. Insogna and Ms. Moehlich
  • Movie after school with Ms. Olivia
  • Guitar Lessons with Mr. Hoadley (must have guitar)
  • Music Teacher for the Day with Mr. Hoadley Mrs. Nelson
  • Homemade goodies and lemonade with Mrs. Nelson and her bunny, Oreo.
  • Special Pizza and Ice Cream Sundae Luncheon with Dr. Shackelford
  • Breakfast with the 1st Grade Teachers
  • An Afternoon of Technology with Mr. Stubbs
  • An afternoon Scrapbook Project with Ms. Spillett
  • Framed art from the Kindergarten classes



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Trivia Night Spring Fundraiser 2018-2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 Doors Open 6:30 PM | Trivia Starts 7:00 PM Briarcliff Wood Beach Club 1830 Morris Landers Drive

  • Sagamore Hills Elementary PTA’s 2018-2019 spring fundraiser is the 2nd annual Trivia Night!
  • This year Trivia Night is hosted by TEAM TRIVIA
  • Get your friends together and reserve a table (max 8 per table), or just show up and make new friends!
  • Prizes given out
  • Keg provided, BYO snacks/drinks
  • Fantastic raffle prizes available for purchase
    • Sagamore Perks
      • Principal for a Day
      • Cafeteria Royalty
      • Parking Spot for PTA Events
      • 4 Front Row Seats at Graduation
    • Local Businesses
    • Gift Baskets
      • Relaxation (sponsored by pre-k)
      • Rainy Day arts & crafts (sponsored by k)
      • Pool Party (sponsored by 1st)
      • Take It Outside (sponsored by 2nd)
      • Gift Cards Galore (sponsored by 3rd)
      • Video Gamer’s paradise (sponsored by 4th)
      • ATL’s sports/tailgating (sponsored by 5th)

I’m going to Trivia Night!

  1. Buy Trivia Night tickets and raffle tickets now; select how many of each you’d like after you “Add to Cart”
  2. Pickup your raffle tickets at Trivia Night and enter the raffles of your choice
$240 Trivia Night Full Table for 8, Saturday April 27, 2019, 6:30 pm
$30 Trivia Night Ticket, Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6:30 pm
$5 Raffle Ticket

I just want a chance to win (and support the school)!

  1. Buy raffle tickets now; select how many of each you’d like after you “Add to Cart”
  2. Email , listing which raffles you’d like to enter
$5 Raffle Ticket

Your donation does great things for our students, thank you!

Donate to the Sagamore Hills Elementary PTA Enrichment Fund


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Mary Poppins Jr, Sagamore Hills Elementary School Play 2017-2018

Mary Poppins had a great run at Sagamore Hills Elementary!

7pm Shows Thurs 3/8/18 and Fri 3/9/18
12 and older show for the Thursday night with appetizers and desserts served $8 tix sold at door.
Friday night show open to all. Snacks will be sold by 4th grade.
Tix sold at door $7 adults $5 kids
Monday 3/12 performance during school

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STEM Night 2017-2018

Images from 2017-2018 STEM Night at Sagamore Hills Elementary:

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018, 6:30–7:00 pm, at Sagamore Hills Elementary, enjoy a free evening with your family experiencing hands-on STEM activities, including:

  • Touch animals from 5 kingdoms
  • Build a musical instrument
  • Watch a dog find you by smell
  • Find bones in owl pellets
  • Kids vs parents math competition
  • Extract DNA
  • and much, much more!

Talent Show 2017

Sagamore Showcase of  Stars 2017!

When:  Friday, November 10th, Curtain call is at 7pm

Where:  Sagamore Hills Elementary School Cafeteria

How Much:  Cost: $2 (cash or check at the door) Bring your Sagamore Hills Community Card and 1 adult gets in free!  Performers are Free!

Food:  Yes, concessions will be sold.

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Partnership between Sagamore Hills Elementary School and Mercer University

A presentation of a banner was held August 16th to formally recognize the partnership between Mercer University and Sagamore Hills Elementary School. Dr. R. Stephen Green, Superintendent, Mr. Marshall Orsen, DeKalb School Board member, and Mr. Trenton Arnold, Regional Superintendent, joined us for this recognition and celebration. Dr. Kelly Reffitt and Dr. Deb Rosenstein from Mercer University presented the banner and spoke of the partnership and benefits of working with pre-service teachers at Sagamore Hills Elementary School.

Spring Garden Planting 2016-2017

Sagamore Hills, Sagamore Hills, How Does Your S.T.E.M. Garden Grow?

It grows with an outpouring of loving support from enthusiastic students, dedicated volunteers, vested community members, and generous sponsors. This beautifully eclectic group makes for the best garden family…which I am so proud to be a member. Together we each played our parts in making the expected HUGE Spring Garden Planting more successful than imagined. It all began with having our tough, coarse soil freshly tilled into a loose, fine consistency. Mr. John Miller and Mrs. Lynn Douglas freed our Garden Club Member’s from this daunting task by taking care of it ahead of time. Then came an ENORMOUS herb, flower and vegetable plant donation from new Assistant Store Manager, Mr. Chad Meetre , and Store Manager, Mr. Shawn Brooks, at The Home Depot in Decatur. This gifting was enough to fill a vehicle trunk and cargo bed to capacity. Sagamore’s Head Custodian, Mr. Zellner, was kind enough to assist in the pickup and delivery process of these delectable items. We got beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes…YOU NAME IT-we got it, and then some!

miller tilling, tilling, home depot donation, custodian zellner

But, the excitement didn’t stop there. The ASA students and morning bus riders, along with creative support from Paraprofessional-Mr. Gardner and Kitchen Staff Members-Ms. Leonard and Ms. Shade, custom designed extra-large paint sticks to label each plants place in the garden. During the actual planting, our 130 plus Jr. and Sr. S.T.E.M. Garden Club membership took care of the gardening business at hand. Students channeled their energy into digging deep holes, perfectly positioning, gently covering and snugly patting each plant into their nutrient rich new homes in the soil. Seeing all of our garden beds over flowing with new life was a sight to behold.

kitchen staff labels, planting, garden beds

To continuously meet the watering demands of our thriving garden program we “have stepped up our rainwater harvesting game”.  Or at least that is what Engineer and Georgia Tech alumnus, Mr. Richard Hanson, owner of Georgia Water Tanks and his assistant Eric said as they recently installed our 5,000-gallon Cistern. What is a CISTERN you may ask? It is a ginormous above ground rain barrel with pressurized pumping mechanisms. This amazing donation was made possible through our continued partnership with The Captain Planet Foundation and was funded by a grant from the Georgia Aquarium…we are taking High-Tech into the garden!


Having this Eco-friendly watering system totally aligns with the academic curriculum we teach (Ancient Greek and Roman History), S.T.E.M designs we create (Low-Flow Shower Heads) and environmental consciousness we foster (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle) in every grade-level at Sagamore Hills Elementary School. It didn’t take long for our inventive students to engineer a way to get the Cistern water to the more deprived areas beyond its reach…enter wagons and watering cans. Real-World S.T.E.M. application people!

wagons watering

Retired DCSD Teacher, Master Gardener and Sagamore Community Member, Mrs. Betsy Razza summed up the impactful experience best by paying this tremendous compliment to our program, “It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the children as they planted the vegetables. Sagamore Hills provides the children with a sense of accomplishment, ownership and an appreciation of nature.

Many hands and hearts went into making this year’s Spring S.T.E.M. Garden planting an awe-inspiring success from start, finish and beyond.

Mrs. Tasha L. J. Messer

S.T.E.M. Garden Club Co-Director
Edible Schoolyard Academy Alumnae 2016
Monarchs Across Georgia Certified
Captain Planet Project Learning Garden Liaison
Bachelors of Arts in Sociology
IRR SE Paraprofessional
Sagamore Hills Elementary School
1865 Alderbrook Road
Atlanta, GA 30345

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