Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: November 5, 2021


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Dear Everitt Families:

November is starting out well!


You may have noticed that our doors looked a little strange on Monday. The construction crews are finishing some final projects for our remodel. Some of our new doors were installed this week and they've started building our secure entry vestibule. The new entry will be on the south side of the building and you should soon see new signage directing you to the new entrance on those white posts. The crew anticipates being finished with the doors and the vestibule next week.


We have a spirit week next week! You can find the information about the dress up days below. Thanks to Sources of Strength for this fun idea!


Several years ago I lost one of my best friends to cancer. She died just before Christmas and I noticed a change in myself in how I felt going into the holidays the year after she died. Over the last several years, I have started writing gratitude posts each day in November about what I’m grateful for. Researchers have long studied the effect of gratitude on the brain. In one study, a group was asked to write one letter of gratitude to another person each week. After four weeks, the group reported significantly better mental health. Perhaps this practice can make a difference for you and for your children as well as we move into November.


Thank you for supporting and believing in your neighborhood school. It is our privilege to partner with you!


Amanda


Amanda Pouliot, Interim Principal

Everitt Middle School

303.982.6359

Amanda.Pouliot@jeffco.k12.co.us

https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/

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Important Updates Here!-- Please Save these Dates!

Thurs and Fri, 11/11-12 All County Choir


Mon, 11/15 All County Instrumental Music Auditions


Mon - Fri, 11/15-19 Outdoor Lab!


Mon - Fri, 11/22-26 Thanksgiving Break

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Things Happening at Everitt!

Spirit Week

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Colors of the Rainbow (Wear all one color of the rainbow)

Wednesday: Twin Day

Thursday: Decade Day

Friday: Hat Day - Bring $1 to wear a hat OR bring a donation of food OR a new toy for a pet

Shots for Tots and Teens

Milk Caps for Moola!

Please save your milk caps from Longmont Dairy products and send them to the main office. Our school receives funds for each milk cap! See www.longmontdairy.com for more information!

Parenting Middle Schoolers

Being a caregiver of a middle school student is HARD! Join Everitt Middle School and Clinical Social Worker, Andrea Philleo, on December 9th 6:00-7:30pm for a virtual workshop to learn about signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression and what we can do to help the youth in our lives.


To join the video meeting, use this link: meet.google.com/mgg-wmxk-yqw


To join by phone instead, dial (US) +1 413-438-4047 and enter this PIN: 332 723 553#


More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/mgg-wmxk-yqw

Vaping Information

Vaping continues to be a trend among middle school and high school students. Approximately 5% of middle schoolers and 20% of high schoolers have tried vaping. Today, 7th grade science did a lesson on the dangers of vaping. We wanted to share information with parents and guardians as well. Here is a link to a website that can help guide discussions with your children at home.

Attention 8th Grade Families

Can you believe it is time to start thinking about high school already?


Wheat Ridge High School is holding virtual information sessions on Monday, November 15th through Thursday, November 18th. The link can be found on the WRHS website starting on November 15th.


There will also be an in-person Open House on Thursday, November 18th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Come meet administration, counselors, teachers, coaches, students and parents!


You can also schedule a shadow day. See the WRHS website for more information about how to sign up.


Golden High School is holding an Open House on November 10th from 4:00-6:00 pm. There will be a student panel in the gym at 4:15 and 5:15. Come learn about sports, clubs, teachers, electives, and tour the GHS campus.

Everitt Information Night and Tours!

Our next Everitt Information Night (formerly Jump to the Middle) will be on December 1st from 5:30-6:30 pm and will be virtual. It will be a time to hear from a student panel about what being an Everitt student is like, to hear from the 6th grade teams and elective teachers about what classes are like, and to hear from administrators and counselors about what Everitt is like as a whole. Please let your friends and neighbors know!


Our administrators and Sources of Strength students will provide tours to interested families from 1:15-1:45 pm through the rest of the semester. You can call the main office at Everitt to sign up for a time or you can just come and we will accommodate you!

GT Family Book Study Groups

Jeffco’s GT Social Emotional Learning Counselors (GT SELCS) will be holding monthly Parent/Family Book Study Groups for the 2021-22 school year. These groups provide opportunities for families to learn about their GT child(ren) and connect with other parents/families who understand the unique joys and challenges of raising GT kids.

Battle of the Books!

We are very excited to participate in the reading challenge, The Battle of the Books! All students are encouraged to participate. This link will take you to some information about how to get involved.

From Our Nurse: At Home Screening for COVID-19

Any student diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case should not go to school and should isolate or quarantine according to public health recommendations regardless of current symptoms.


This symptom screen refers only to new symptoms or a change in usual symptoms. A student should not be kept home for usual symptoms they experience due to a chronic condition unless they are worse than usual. These guidelines are in addition to your regular school guidance (for example, a child with vomiting should also not attend school based on school guidance).


If your child is experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.


Symptom Screen:

If any of the following symptoms are present, keep the child at home, inform the school of symptoms, and reach out to a health care provider about COVID-19 testing and next steps for treatment.

  • feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature 100.4 degrees or higher
  • new or unexplained persistent cough
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing
  • loss of taste or smell
  • fatigue
  • muscle aches
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • runny nose or congestion


Clubs and Activities

Students are always welcome to join a club already in session! There is a description of each club and more information about joining on the Everitt website.


Here are the clubs and their meeting days:


Girls on the Run - Mondays 2:30-4:00


Junior Optimists Club - Mondays 2:30-3:30


Mariachi Band - Mondays 2:30-3:30


After School Help for 8th Graders (run by all 8th grade core teachers) - Mondays 2:25-3:15


Art Club - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30


Jazz Band - Wednesdays 2:30-3:15


Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:40-4:00


6th Grade Game Club - Thursdays 2:30-3:30 (except for the 2nd Thursday of each month)


Green Team (Climate Change Club) - Thursdays 2:30-3:30


School of Rock - Thursdays 2:30-3:30

Middle School Sports Program

Everitt students can play sports for Everitt through the Middle School Sports Program run by the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center! Use this link to sign up!


Middle School Sports Program

Student Celebrations!

Damien R., Jaeda R., Taylor G., Annika S., Max W., Kaydence H., Layla G., Makayla Q., Asha M., Kat N., Aria G., and Sergio G. - Congratulations to our winners of the 6th grade science shoe design contest!


Khloe A. - Khloe was courageous this week.


Akelin H. - Akelin was an amazing leader this week in class.


Van L. - Van is always respectful and polite.


Indy E. - Thank you for providing leadership in making the announcements while Ms. Ferraro was out.


Peyton W. - Thank you for your willingness to help and your caring attitude.


Christian S. - Christian has shown a lot of growth and responsibility.

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Everitt Middle School

With foundations of equity and excellence, Everitt empowers and inspires our students as individuals, lifelong learners, and creative critical thinkers to engage in authentic learning and contribute meaningfully to their communities and their world.