Everett Weekly 2.17.23
February 17, 2023
Valentine’s Day always makes me happy. I don’t know why. It’s actually kind of ridiculous and can feel exclusive depending on where you are at in your life, somehow, I’ve always connected with the colors of the season with red and pink and the celebration of our appreciation for each other. I love the image above because it reminds me of how love can protect us. When we are feeling upset or attacked about something, reframing the intent of others or our own lens on the situation with love can really shift our thinking and can help us navigate tough situations.
Also, speaking of love, would anyone LOVE to host Myrtle the Tortoise for spring break? Here is a note from her:
"Hi, my name is Myrtle and I'm the resident tortoise at Everett. I love spending my days listening to the lessons in the Science classroom, but I'm currently looking for a place to spend Spring Break. I come with all supplies needed to make my stay very easy. Feeding me romaine lettuce and a few food pellets each morning is about all I need a human's help with. Oh and probably some fresh water every few days. If you are interested in hosting me during Spring Break, please contact Kate Hanson (email@example.com). She can give you more details. After all, we all need a change of scenery sometimes!"
Enjoy this wonderfully long weekend!
Parent-Teacher Conferences Grades EC-4
Scheduling Begins Feb. 23 at 9:00 AM
All EC-4 conferences will take place in person with the booking system Meet the Teacher. The link (below) will be used for scheduling. The teacher will be available for fifteen-minute individual conferences. If you prefer a virtual conference, first book your appointment, then email the teacher to let them know you’d like a virtual conference. They will create a Google Meet link and share it with you.
Online Conference Scheduling Period
You can schedule your Parent-Teacher Conferences anytime between Thursday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m. until Friday, March 3 at 11:00 p.m.
Web Address for Scheduling
Please refer to the documents below, which contain everything you’ll need to schedule your Parent-Teacher Conferences online.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
D115 Referendum Information Session for Families of Future Scouts
D115 invites all elementary and middle school parents from District 67 schools, District 65 schools, Lake Forest Country Day School, St. Mary’s School, and any other feeder schools in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities to join us on Monday, March 6 at 5:00 pm at Lake Forest High School (1285 N. McKinley Rd. Lake Forest, IL) for a referendum informational session with Superintendent, Dr. Matthew L. Montgomery, and his team. This session is designed for parents and guardians of future Lake Forest High School students.
Tours by current LFHS students and staff will be provided!
This week in pictures
February is Heart Health Month!
Please use this link for resources related to heart health and healthy snacks!
Our thanks to district parent and wellness expert Lisa Olson, RDN, LDN for her creation of this informative presentation.
LFHS Transition Program Parent Series
Lake Forest High School Transition Center is hosting a second virtual parent series event on February 27, 2023 from 12:30pm-1:30pm. This event will feature a presentation from the Regional Transportation Authority and will cover topics related transportation, including Local Public Transportation Options, Accessibility features on CTA, Pace, and Metra, RTA’s Reduced Fare and Ride Free Program, and Travel Safety Tips as well as a Q & A sessions with an RTA Representative. Please RSVP and join us for the virtual event!
Google Meet Event Link:
In Case You Missed It!
4th Grade District Art Show and Reception: The Annual 4th Grade Student Art Show, featuring works from every 4th Grade Student in District 67, will be held March 14th - April 6th, 2023 at our very own Gallery 300. Opening Reception on Thursday, March 16th, from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at Gallery 300.
Multicultural Family Night: In honor of World Language Week, we invite all District families to join us at Deer Path Middle School on Wednesday, March 8 at 6:00 PM. Families or groups willing to set up a table and make a poster board to share your heritage are invited to respond on this Google form.
District 67 Kindergarten Registration: Proof of residency documents and birth certificate will be accepted via online pre-registration by uploading documents at the end of the process or at our in-person collection event at the Administration Center on March 8 from 11:00 am-4:00 p.m. (by walk-in).
- D67 Board Meeting: February 21, 2023 in the Board Room at Lake Forest High School West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd. (2nd floor) beginning at 7:00pm.
D115 Referendum Information
The Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Board of Education is pursuing a $105.7M referendum on the April 4, 2023 Lake County election ballot. District 115 seeks to protect and improve its 88-year-old historic, landmark community high school by addressing the building’s most pressing capital facility needs. The proposed improvements would help create a healthier, safer, and more secure school while extending the building’s useful life, reduce costly and disruptive emergency repairs, enhance ADA accessibility, improve energy efficiency, and strengthen the District’s ability to provide continued excellence in education.
I am so excited to announce the nomination of Mary Dana Maggiolino, currently our VP/Treasurer, as our next Everett APT President! Voting on the slate of candidates is open to all District 67 APT members and will take place at the APT’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 9th from 9 - 11 AM at CROYA. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Check out our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
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Friday, February 24 Let it Glow Party! K-2nd 4:15-5:15 3rd&4th 5:45-6:45
Tuesday, February 28 Community Safety Series 7-8:30pm DPM gym Topic:Critical First Aid-Save a Life
Thursday, March 9 All District APT Meeting 9:00-11:00 at CROYA
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
Flyers for the Glow Party were sent in Students’ Red Folders.
Do you have an incoming 2023-2024 kindergartener? Please consider sharing your contact information with the Everett APT and learn about future kindergarten events! Everett Kindergarten 2023-2024 APT Parent/Guardian Form
Announcing the APT Executive Board Slate for the 2023-25 School Years
APT Executive Board President: Kimberly Carris BIO
APT Executive Recording Secretary: Betsy Miller BIO
DPM APT President: Elizabeth Martin BIO
Everett Elementary School APT President: Mary Dana Maggiolino BIO
Voting on this slate of candidates is open to all District 67 APT members and will take place at the APT’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 9th from 9 - 11 AM at CROYA featuring our virtual guest speaker - Rebecca Dowling Calder. All District 67 parents and community members are invited to attend.
Nominating Officers for the School Years 2023-2025
Nominating Committee Chair: Shannon Shader
APT Executive Board Representatives: Megan Engelberg, Gillian Goodfriend
Cherokee Representatives: Mirela Dalton, Kaci Spirito, Carrie Ravagnie
Deer Path Representatives: Katie Donovan, Ann Kiesling, Sarah Lohr, Heidi Clifton,
Lacy Fidler, Tara Eggers
Everett Representatives: Vanessa Nowlin, Liz Byron, Lexee Rascia
Sheridan Representatives: Victoria Bozic, Kristen Chun, Amanda Lamberti
Spirit of 67 News
Mark your calendar for the evening of April 29!
The Spirit of 67 thanks Sam Trace and Johanna Naismith for co-chairing our Spring Fundraising Event! “Rock the Spirit” is graciously hosted by Cassie Carver at Ferrari of Lake Forest! It’s an event you won’t want to miss!
Writers, Photographers, Graphic Designers, Marketing Aficionados!
The Spirit of 67 Needs You!
Contact Carolyn Hutchinson at email@example.com or complete the info form at https://spirit67.wufoo.com/forms/z196qa0y1ex63x8/
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
Upcoming Community Safety Series Event
Are You Trained in Critical First Aid?
The Lake Forest & Lake Bluff Police Departments and the District 65, 67, & 115 Parent Organizations together invite parents and all adult community members to join as we continue the Community Safety Series. On February 28th we will be covering the topic of Critical First Aid where we will feature life saving information.
February 28, 2023
DPM Braves Gym
95 W. Deerpath Rd
LFHS Talent Show
Performances: Thursday, February 23; Friday, February 24; Saturday, February 25. Purchase Your Tickets Here!
1111 Everett School Rd.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045