CHCA news & updates
July/August 2021 |
Summer is Wrapping Up!
Back-to-School Open Houses

As Summer winds up, our thoughts turn to Back-to-School.
SAVE THE DATE for these open houses:

Open House Wednesday, July 28
SignupGenius Appointments @ Website Required
Many aspects of open house online early
First Day of School is MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd

New Family Orientation July 28
First Day of School is MONDAY, AUGUST 17th

Middle School Parent Evening July 29
Meet the Teacher August 2
First Day of School is THURSDAY, AUGUST 5th

Open House Wednesday, July 28
First Day of School is MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd

In-Person Red Devil Day Thursday, JULY 29
Online Red Devil Days July 29-August 13
First Day of School is MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd

Open House Information Not Available
First Day of School is MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd

Open House Information Not Available
First Day of School is MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd

DCSD Parent Back-to-School Checklist is HERE

DCSD 2021 Bus Routes are HERE

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications are HERE

Neighborhood News
Neighborhood Street Sign Toppers
Your Clairmont Heights Civic Association is working on getting these beautiful sign toppers printed and installed above all street signs in Clairmont Heights.

Clairmont Heights residents will have a chance to sponsor a sign topper for the bargain price of $75 and will receive permanent acknowledgment on our website.

Keep your eyes on this space for more information coming soon!
Heritage Heights Entry
Sita Ranchod-Nilsson applied to the Clairmont Heights Civic Association for a grant to clean and beautify the entrance to the Heritage Heights portion of Clairmont Heights.

She then marshalled a crew of volunteers to power wash the brick, install new mulch, and plant new flowers and bulbs. They plan to add more plant materials in the Fall planting period.

There have been multiple beautification efforts all over the neighborhood this Summer!
Edging on Desmond Dr.
Michael Dowling and Jim Smith set themselves the task to clean up Desmond Dr. between Webster and Densley. They braved, traffic, poison ivy, and stiffling heat to beat back overgrown greenery and reclaim the roadway. Thanks, guys!
Finally, Mike Fink has been slowly tackling the hand-scrubbing of various stop signs and street signs around Clairmont Heights! A thankless and dirty task that we are very much thankful for!
2021 Halloween Party

Spring Celebration
Schools Updates
See note above for 2021-22 Open House and First Day of School News!
Community Updates
Emory University has announced their intention to build graduate and professional student housing at North Decatur Rd. and Haygood Dr, directly across the street from Druid Hills High School.

View Emory's presentation to the community below:
Read a Saporta Report article about the project HERE.

Read a Decaturish article HERE.

Emory will post information and updates about the project HERE.
Our sister neighborhood association, the Druid Hills Civic Association, is in the process of gathering community input. They will compile and use your input to inform and direct their next steps as they interact with Emory. A follow up meeting with Emory will be announced soon.

The DHCA invites your responses and comments about the Emory University Graduate Student Housing Project. 
Traffic Updates
Did you know there is a Facebook Group dedicated to tracking incidents and advocating for a safer intersection of North Decatur Road and North Superior Avenue??

Check out Fix the Intersection if you're interested in joining.
Parks Updates
Mason Mill Educational Programs ARE BACK!
Is Your Membership in Our Neighborhood Association Current?
Membership in Clairmont Heights Civic Association (CHCA) is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who own or reside within the CHCA boundaries. Membership is on a household basis and dues are $25. Our membership year runs from June 1 - May 31.

How we use your Membership dues:

  • Neighborhood Improvements: We buy plants for neighborhood entrances and help fund additions to Melton Park. We provide grants for things like our annual Graduation Banners. We mow common areas when necessary.

  • Social gatherings: CHCA sponsors our neighborhood’s annual Halloween potluck and occasionally other cookouts and Family Movie Nights. We try to provide opportunities to meet your neighbors and have a good time.

  • Communications: The Association website, this monthly eNewsletter, and the neighborhood Facebook group are all mechanisms that we employ to share information about the community. With separate committees addressing traffic issues, zoning and development concerns, and schools, our Board learns about a wide variety of things that we share throughout the year.
Do You Know Who Represents Our Neighborhood?
Dekalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader
Dekalb County District 2
Dekalb Co. Commissioner Ted Terry
Dekalb County District 6
Dekalb County CEO Michael Thurmond
Georgia Representative Renita Shannon
Georgia State House District 84
Georgia Senator Elena Parent
Georgia State Senate District 42
United States Congressman Hank Johnson
Georgia 4th Congressional District
United States Senator Jon Ossoff
United States Senator Raphael Warnock