Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: August 6, 2021


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Dear Everitt Families:

My name is Amanda Pouliot (pronounced Poo-lee-ot) and I will be serving as interim principal at Everitt this year. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share with you some of our hopes for this school year and those to come.


I grew up in Jefferson County and attended Leawood Elementary, Fairmount Elementary, Drake Junior High (yes, I’m that old!), Arvada West High School, and Golden High School. I believe in public education because I have experienced the power of public education in my own life. I chose education as a career because I believe that education is hope. When I think back over my childhood and youth, I remember teachers that made me believe in myself and see myself in a different light. I remember teachers who taught me to think critically and creatively. I remember teachers that wouldn’t accept my second-best and taught me to work hard. Everitt is full of those kinds of teachers and it is my privilege to serve with them.


I have been a teacher most of my career. I have taught every grade K-12 except 1st and 2nd grades. I have taught in a range of schools from West Woods Elementary to Carmody Middle School. I have taught in traditional classrooms and in gifted and talented classrooms. Several years ago, I decided that I wanted to serve in a different capacity so I pursued my principal license. Most recently, I served as instructional coach and assistant principal at Manning and, this last year, as assistant principal at Everitt.


My husband, Steve, and I live in Jeffco and are raising our four children here. Our oldest daughter is a sophomore in college in New York City, which is entirely too far away. One of our sons will be a freshman at CU this fall and our other son is a senior at Lakewood High School. Our youngest daughter is in 5th grade this year and hopes to be an Everitt Labrador next year. As a family, we like to cook, hike, play and listen to music together, be in plays and musicals together, and play sports together.


This last spring, a good friend and I were discussing the difference between courage and bravery. She had finished chemotherapy and was reflecting on her experience. We did some research and discovered that bravery is the ability to confront something scary without fear. Courage is making the choice to confront something scary despite fear. My friend is courageous. And I aspire to be courageous like her.


Our community is being asked to be courageous. The Everitt community has had so many transitions and transitions can be stressful. Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible. We will continue the work that we started last year. At Everitt, our goals have not changed. We believe in Everitt and are proud of our neighborhood school. We are working to ensure that everyone in our community feels seen, valued, and like they belong. We desire to provide learning opportunities that help students make connections, that are engaging, and that make students curious about the world around them. We want to be reflective about our work and ensure that it is what is best for our students. That is our commitment to you. What we would ask of you is that you partner with us. We want to team with you to help your child grow as a student and as a person as much as they possibly can this year.


I hope that you’ll come introduce yourself to me and tell me a little bit about yourself and your family. I'm excited to get to know 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!


Fri 8/13 ~ Registration 12:30-6:30 pm


**Tues 8/17** UPDATE! ~ Back to School Night 5:30-7:30 pm


Tue 8/17 ~ 1st Day of School for all students new to Everitt: (ALL incoming 6th graders, 7th Graders who were 100% Remote last year, and 7th and 8th graders new to Everitt)


Wed 8/18 ~ 1st Day of School for all students


Wed 8/25 ~ School Picture Day


Wed 9/1 ~ PTA Mtg (6:30); SAC Mtg (7:30)

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School Supply List

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Registration Information ~ August 13, 2021:

In-person registration is available for those who need assistance or for those enrolling new students enrolling at Everitt. We can assist with Jeffco Connect, Enroll Jeffco, Free and Reduced online applications, paying fees and turning in new enrollment documentation only. We will have workstations set up to provide families access to Jeffco Student Fee Payments, SchoolCafe, and online Free and Reduced Meal Benefits applications. All devices will be sanitized between each use.


  • Students with last names beginning A - G: Please attend between 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Students with last names beginning H - P: Please attend between 2:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Students with last names beginning Q - Z: Please attend between 4:30 - 6:30 pm


** If your scheduled time doesn't work for you, please feel free to attend in another window that day. It this day doesn't work for you, please call our main office at (303) 982-1580 to schedule an alternative time.


Jeffco Connect


  • Families who are not new to Jeffco should go online to update their account and verify student information and emergency contact information.

  • Families who are new to Jeffco will need to create new Jeffco Connect and Enroll Jeffco accounts.

  • A new student in a current Jeffco family will simply need to be added to the existing family account.

  • After you have created an account in Jeffco Connect, parents and guardians, you can apply for a school that is not your neighborhood school but will need to visit EnrollJeffco.

  • Parent/Guardian Opt-Out Notification


Food & Nutrition Services


  • If you have forgotten your School Café password, you will need to call School Café Support at (855)729-2328. If you need assistance beyond the resources available on the Food & Nutrition Services page , please contact the FNS team:

    • Free & Reduced Questions:

    • Online Payments & Student Accounts:

      • Main Office: (303)-982-6748

Back to School Night ~ August 17, 2021

Please join us for Back to School Night from 5:30-7:30pm. During this evening families and students will have the chance to:


  • Drop off shared, schoolwide supplies
  • Meet the teachers
  • Tour the school
  • Learn how to partner with Everitt to support your student's success in middle school.

SOME NEW FACES

We will miss the staff members who have moved on but are excited to welcome these new staff members:

  • Dianne Arthur and Pirate are living their best lives on the beaches of Florida. Please welcome our new social emotional learning specialist, Shaun Richey.

  • Please also welcome our new service dog, Daisy! (photo below) She will be joining us on Tuesdays and Thursdays and can be found in the library with our new digital teacher librarian, Ashley Ferraro.

  • Jenny Lucero will be moving to Team 8 Gold in place of Travis Lay who is pursuing new opportunities. Michael O’Connor will replace Jenny on Team 7 Blue and Ed Bauer will be teaching Geometry.

  • Tina Turner-Mayberry comes to us from Deer Creek Middle and will be taking the place of Kristin Zambo on Team 6 Blue.

  • Amy Murray has pursued opportunities in another district. Peter Choi will be working with the wonderful students in our SSN program.

  • Kevin Carroll will be joining us for several days this fall to provide support for our administrative team during this transition.

  • Christi Reinsma will be joining Meggan Tigges on our JCMH team.

  • Cindy Gordon will be joining us in the health room this year.

  • Katie Piane will be joining our administrative team as an assistant principal.

  • Celia Wittrock is joining us as a speech language pathologist and Lisa Parker is joining us as an assistant speech language pathologist.

  • We will miss Sheri Despain but are excited to have Jennifer Jaycox as our new cafeteria manager.

Introducing...Daisy!

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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 to play volleyball or to run cross country this fall!


Middle School Sports Program

Carnation Festival!

Represent Everitt at the Carnation Festival! The parade will be from 9:30-11:30 am on Saturday, August 14th. Please email Elizabeth Burg at eburg@jeffcoschools.us to reserve a spot in the Everitt "float" for your student! The parade route is on 38th Avenue between Ames and Upham Streets.

2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Summer Reading Information for 8th Graders!

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NOW HIRING...

We are looking for some wonderful paraprofessionals to work with our students. Interested? Please call Debbie Dardano in the main office and she can help you apply.
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Everitt Middle School

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