Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: October 14, 2022 ~

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Dear Everitt Families:

One of my favorite quotes is from Anne of Green Gables. After describing the beauty of the changing colors surrounding her, Anne states, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." I hope that you and your family are enjoying the beauty of this October.

Next week we will have parent/teacher conferences from 4:00-6:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. We encourage you to bring your Everitt student with you for conferences to be a part of the conversation about the amazing things they are doing and some opportunities for growth. If your student's last name begins with A-L, we encourage you to attend on Tuesday evening. If your student's last name begins with M-Z, we encourage you to attend on Wednesday evening. Of course, if this doesn't work for you, we will be happy to have you when you can make it.

Our character trait for October is courage. Courage is doing the right thing, even when it scares you. When you see your child demonstrating courage this month, please send me an email so we can celebrate with you. We will be looking for courageous acts here, too.

This evening we will hold our first PTA-sponsored Family Movie Night. Please join us at 6:00 to watch Wall-E. Students can attend with their families but may not attend this event on their own. There will be food and friends and a wonderful movie. We hope you can make it!

You can access student midterm grades this weekend in Parent Portal/Infinite Campus. These grades capture a moment in time and students will have continued opportunities to improve them as the semester goes on and more assignments are entered. However, some of the assignments will no longer be accepted after today. Teachers have been communicating consistently with students about these deadlines. At parent/teacher conferences, our counselors can help you access the midterm grades if you are struggling to find them online. They will also share your student's MAP data (an assessment that we take three times per year) and CMAS data with you.

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


Amanda Pouliot, Principal

Everitt Middle School




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What's Happening Next?

Tues 10/18 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:30 pm

Tues 10/18 ~ Area Choir Festival at WRHS

Wed 10/19 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:30 pm

Thurs 10/20 & Fri 10/21 ~ No school for students

Wed 10/26 ~ Cafe' de la Directora 6:00 pm

Thurs 10/27 ~ Music Department Fall Concert @ WRHS

Fri 10/28 ~ Fall Festival 4:00-6:00 pm NEW DATE!!

Mon 10/31 ~ Hearing & Vision Screening

Wed 11/2 ~ PTA Meeting 6:30 pm & SAC Meeting 7:30 pm

Everitt Happenings


Get ready for Everitt's Fall Festival on Friday, October 28th 4:00-6:00 PM. This event is sponsored by Everitt's own Student Council and our amazing PTA!

There will be games, music, food and lots of fun! To volunteer or donate please use this Sign Up Genius link:



Our Service-Learning Class will be hosting a drive requesting donations of pet food and supplies for Foothills Animal Shelter from Monday, October 3rd - Monday, October 31st. We have already received our first donation from Petco in Arvada!

Students have been making phone calls and are currently working on posters and flyers to advertise. The student body will soon see announcements on E-TV about the drive, as well as, our upcoming bake sale of "Pawesome" cookies.

Students are beginning to understand all the details in running a non-profit business, as we receive merchandise and give of our own time and labor to quickly turn around and gift the goods and funds to a needy cause. This semester we are reaching out to help our 4-legged friends by making their care at the animal shelter more affordable! Please watch for updates and THANK YOU in advance for supporting our drive and bake sale!


Ms. Neve and the Service-Learning Class


Dear 6th grade families,

Everitt students will be attending Outdoor Lab November 14th-18th. We will be accepting medications for your students October 31st through November 11th during school hours in preparation for Outdoor Lab. Please remember to have medications in their original containers and that prescription medications must contain a prescription label. All medications being sent to Outdoor Lab require an OELS Medication Agreement Form.

No medication will be accepted the morning of departure on November 14th.

Please outreach our Health Aide Cindy Gordon or our District RN Mary Bateman for further questions or concerns.


There are a lot of jackets, lunch boxes and water bottles on our Lost and Found table. If your student is missing something, have them check out the table in the cafeteria. Thanks!

SOS Signs of Suicide

Dear Families,,

We are writing to inform you about a pilot program that’s happening at our school and throughout Jeffco Schools for Secondary students. We are using a program called SOS Signs of Suicide. Through this program, we will discuss this challenging topic and teach students about mental health and emphasize how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend.

SOS has been used by thousands of schools over the past few decades. Studies have shown that it effectively teaches students about depression and suicide while reducing the number of students’ self-reported suicide attempts.

Through the program, students learn:

  • that depression is treatable, so they are encouraged to seek help

  • how to identify depression and potential suicide risk in themselves or a friend

  • to ACT (Acknowledge, Care and Tell a trusted adult) if concerned about themselves or a friend

  • who they can turn to at school for help, if they need it

Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a response slip which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk.

We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn.

We are including:

Lessons will begin October 5th and rotate through each grade level through December. More specific information will be sent home when your student’s grade level lesson is approaching.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s participation, or would like your child to opt out of this program, please contact counselors directly via email with questions or concerns. Shaun.richey@jeffco.k12.co.us, kirsten.aronson@jeffco.k12.co.us, heather.hanson@jeffco.k12.co.us.

Everitt Mental Health Team

Señales de Suicidio

Estimados padres / Tutor,

Durante este año de desafío, el personal de la escuela trabaja para enseñar a los estudiantes acerca de la salud mental y cómo buscar ayuda si están preocupados por ellos mismos o algún amigo. Estamos utilizando un programa llamado (SOS Signs of Suicide) Señales de Suicidio. El programa enseña a los estudiantes acerca de este difícil tema y los estimula a solicitar ayuda.

SOS ha sido utilizado por miles de escuelas durante las últimas décadas. Estudios han demostrado que enseña a los estudiantes eficazmente acerca de la depresión y el suicidio mientras que reduce el número de intentos de suicidio reportados por los mismos estudiantes.

A través del programa, los estudiantes aprenden:

1. La depresión puede ser tratada y por lo tanto se les estimula a buscar ayuda.

2. Cómo identificar la depresión y el riesgo potencial de suicidio de ellos mismos o algún amigo.

3. (ACT: Acknowledge, Care and Tell) ACTUAR: Reconocer, Cuidado e Informar a un adulto de confianza si está preocupado por sí mismo o algún amigo.

4. A que personas pueden acudir en la escuela para obtener ayuda, si la necesitan.

Los estudiantes observarán videoclips apropiados para su edad y participarán en un dialogo acerca de la depresión, el suicidio y además qué hacer si están preocupados por algún amigo. Después del video, los estudiantes completarán un método breve de evaluación de detección de la depresión. Este método no puede proporcionar un diagnóstico de la depresión, pero indica si una persona joven debe ser referida a una evaluación por parte de un profesional de salud mental.

Después del video, los estudiantes completarán una hoja de respuestas en la que se les pregunta si les gustaría hablar con un adulto acerca de cualquier preocupación. El personal de la escuela llevará a cabo reuniones breves con cualquier estudiante que solicite hablar.

Les recomendamos que visiten www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent para obtener información acerca de las señales de advertencia del suicidio de jóvenes, recursos útiles y algunos mensajes claves que los estudiantes aprenderán.

Las lecciones comenzarán el 5 de octubre y rotarán a través de cada nivel de grado hasta diciembre. Se enviará a casa información más específica cuando se acerque la lección del nivel de grado de su estudiante.

Incluimos: una infografía para que usted fortalezca el mensaje de ACT en el hogar, hoja de papel con información de recursos y lista de programas locales.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la participación de su hijo, o desea que su hijo opte por no participar en este programa, comuníquese con los consejeros directamente por correo electrónico con preguntas o inquietudes. Shaun.richey@jeffco.k12.co.us, kirsten.aronson@jeffco.k12.co.us, heather.hanson@jeffco.k12.co.us.


Everitt Mental Health Team

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it. This month's digital newspaper is hot off the motherboard and ready to read!

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LapeXeQEpkTEP-82XT1C0Or6DBLOz-jM8dwg_5jJ1G0/edit#


If your student is interested in participating in the Sea Camp program, please click here for more information and a slide show:


PTA (Parent Teacher Association) CORNER:

Our focus is on building lasting connections between families, getting to know our student’s teachers, and creating opportunities to come together as a community, valuing our diversity and celebrating our differences.

**TODAY - Friday October 14th is now a PTA-sponsored Community Family Movie Night from 5:30pm - 7:30pm! (movie starts at 6:00pm) We will be showing WALL-E outside the south entrance and will have free hot dogs and popcorn for the whole family!

**The PTA will be treating our teachers to dinner before parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday 10/18 and Wednesday 10/19. Please help by providing your time, amazing cooking or donation to help treat our incredible teachers here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449aaaa22a75-october1

**Friday October 28th is the NEW date for Everitt’s annual Fall Festival! There will be a sign-up genius for volunteers to help oversee student led activity booths and bake goodies to be sold to raise funds for future Student Council led events - please reach out if you are interested in helping!

Did you know that you can support Everitt PTA with your Amazon purchases? Shop at https://smile.amazon.com/charity?orig=%2F and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Everitt PTA with no fees and no extra cost!

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30pm in the library and online via Zoom, please mark your calendars. We also post reminders on our FaceBook site (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta) and the PTA website (https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/family_resources/p_t_a) including minutes from prior meetings.

If you have not already done so, please consider joining the PTA TODAY to have a voice and be a part of our community - Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/iekuJqx6YGXFsg6q7

If you would like to make a donation please donate through Venmo (@Everitt-Middle) or through MemberHub via credit card at: https://everitt.memberhub.com/store/items/781627 . (Please ask your employer if they match donations to K-12 schools to double your impact - if you need a set donation form please e-mail us at EverittPTA@gmail.com)

We are always open to new ideas on how to bring our great Everitt community together and look forward to learning from each other. Please feel free to send any questions or suggestions to the PTA at EverittPTA@gmail.com or to me directly at dan.b.weinstein@gmail.com or 720-291-1435.

Thank you,


Reflections Contest

Theme: “Show Your Voice”

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!

Click here for a flyer with more info: http://www.jcpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/student-info-flyer-2022.pdf

This is a free program. Find the rules and entry form in the Student Packet found here: http://www.jcpta.org/programs/reflections/reflections-students/

For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.

Entries must be submitted by 11/04/22 at 3pm. No exceptions.

If you have any questions, contact Angela Abeyta aabeyta18@gmail.com


Wheat Ridge High School is proud to continue the tradition of 8th Grade Shadow opportunities this school year at The Farm. If you have an 8th grader interested in shadowing a Wheat Ridge student, please have the student or family member fill out the form below. Simply click on the link. Shadowing opportunities are by appointment only on Mondays or Tuesdays, and they run for just a half a day (7:50am-11:10am). We do not allow shadowing opportunities between December 13th and January 10 or during the month of May.

WRHS will be hosting an 8th Grade School Showcase Night on November 15th. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Ms. Falbo at stephanie.falbo@jeffco.k12.co.us or 303.982.5872

Shadow Form

CLICK HERE! To Join our Everitt PTA Facebook Page

Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.

Clubs & Activities

Students are always welcome to join a club already in session! If your child is interested in a particular club that isn't being offered, have them reach out to a teacher or staff member to ask them if they would be willing to sponsor it. Most of our clubs are born of student interest.

Here are the clubs and their meeting days:

Chess Club - Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm

Cross Country - Mondays 2:45-4:15 pm

Fitness Club - Tuesday & Thursdays 2:40-3:30 pm. We have a limit of 20 so please let Mr. Gold or Mr. Black know that you will be attending.

GSA - Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm

Junior Optimist Club - Mondays 2:35-3:30 pm

Native Student Group - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm

Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm

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Middle School Sports Program

In an effort to continue moving forward with volleyball registration, a paper registration form has been created. This form needs to be filled out in its entirety and emailed back to me at mpowerwrrc@gmail.com. Priority enrollment will be determined by date and time form/email was sent. Once capacity has been met no additional registrations will be accepted. The registration form can be digitally filled in. Please verify all information is correct before submitting. All program information will be sent out via email.

If you already registered for volleyball (before the crash), please send me a copy of your registration/receipt. I currently have no way of accessing these records and therefore cannot communicate to those already registered.

This form is for Volleyball registration only. Registration for Basketball, Track & Field, and Soccer will be available (hopefully) online starting December 12th.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions and to share this with anyone who is interested in registering for Volleyball. Here is the link for paper registration: MSSP Registration Form.pdf

Thank you!

Mackey Power, Athletic & Facility Coordinator

The Middle School Sports Program (MSSP) Jeffco League provides 6th-8th grade students at participating middle schools the opportunity to play in after-school sports.

All programs are recreational and open to all ability levels with an emphasis on fun, sportsmanship, and fair play.

Players are taught basic rules of play and receive an equal amount of playing time. Players must adhere to the Player's Code of Conduct and abide by team rules and expectations. For more information and to register click on this link:


Fall Sports

  • Cross Country: Coed - Practices are M/W 2:45-4:15. There is still time to sign up!
  • Volleyball: Coed/paper registration
  • Flag Football: Coed Practices are T/Th 2:45-4:15.

Winter Sports

  • Basketball: Boys & Girls

Spring Sports

  • Soccer: Coed
  • Track and Field: Coed

There is still time to sign up, practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:15 PM. The program runs through August 23 until October 18.


It's time for boys' and girls' Gold Crown Basketball. We are constantly striving to build up our Wheat Ridge community. This is a great way to get students involved in activities beyond the classroom. Gold Crown will have leagues for students from 3rd grade to high school.

In addition, Coach Dowd will be holding a tryout at Wheat Ridge High School on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 9:00 am in the large gym. In speaking with Coach Dowd, we specifically need more 8th grade boys. However, we encourage all kids (girls and boys) to sign up to be part of the Wheat Ridge basketball community!

For more information please click: https://www.goldcrownfoundation.com/

Identification Check

For safety reasons, families will be required to show their identification when entering the building. Thank you for understanding and bringing your IDs to the door with you when you pick up your children. Just a reminder that the entrance is now on the south side of the building. We do not have a way to safely have people enter on the north side of the building. All visitors need to use the secure vestibule.

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

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Adleigh E. - Adleigh found money after school and turned it in so whoever lost it could get it back.

Brooklyn N. - Brooklyn started a little bit into the year, but she has jumped into learning at Everitt with both feet. She always works hard and willingly takes part in discussions. Brooklyn has been a great addition to the class and a wonderful role model for her peers.

Noah R. - Noah worked hard today during Lab time to catch up on unfinished work and stayed on task the entire time, with a positive attitude. Great job!

Alex B. - Alex displays strength and leadership by stepping up to connect with kids who are struggling. Alex sees kids in our school who might need a friend and Alex will step right in to connect, help, and be kind in situations when most kids might just move on and pretend not to notice.

Lawerence G. - Made progress on being independent and being on time.

Brady F. - Brady not only created excellent quality Scratch games but took his games to the next level by correctly using the engineering design process to improve them day after day.

Zyon W. - After class dismissal Zion stayed to clean up parts a group left on the ground and put them in the correct places. Amazing job Zyon!

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.