Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: February 17, 2023 ~

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Dear Everitt Families:

Today, we were grateful to have some time together as a staff to learn from each other and think together about instruction. There are some photos below of our learning time.

We are preparing for CMAS testing at the end of March. We look forward to our students having an opportunity to show all that they've learned this year. We're excited to see how they do. We had some of the highest growth of middle schools in the district in our winter reading MAP scores and higher achievement than we've ever had. We can't wait to see our students rock the CMAS test, too!

This week was also the All Area Festival for our band and orchestra students. It is one of my favorite concerts of the year. Listening to the growth from Everitt's concert band and beginning orchestra to the advanced band and orchestra students at Wheat Ridge High School is inspiring. It was wonderful to see so many of you there.

Students will have an opportunity to select elective classes for next year soon. Watch for more information in the next newsletter.

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?

Mon 2/20 ~ NO SCHOOL

Thurs 2/23 ~ Late start for students 8:59 am

Fri 2/24 ~ Sea Camp Hat Day $1

Fri 2/24 ~ Movie Night 6:00-8:00 pm Alvin & the Chipmunks. Snacks allowed but not provided.

Wed 3/1 ~ PTA/SAC Meeting 6:30 pm/7:30 pm in library

Wed 3/1 ~ Chipotle Dine to Donate PTA Fundraiser 4:00-8:00 pm

Thurs 3/2 ~ Late start for students 8:59 am

Thurs 3/9 ~ International Night 5:00-7:30 pm

Mon 3/13 ~ Symphonic Band Festival @ Englewood High School

Wed 3/15 ~ 6th Grade International Towne (Spence & Gold)

Thurs 3/16 ~ 6th Grade International Towne (Hays)

Mon 3/20- Fri 3/24 ~ Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Thurs 3/30 ~ Solo & Ensemble Festival @ WRHS

Everitt Happenings...

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

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Dear Families,

This week we learned about Cognitive Distortions or thinking errors. Anyone can experience cognitive distortions, which are “faulty or inaccurate thinking, perception or belief.” Negativity is commonly the defining characteristic. For some of us, distorted thinking can be just a quick moment of faulty thinking before moving on and trying again.

For others, cognitive distortions can be patterns of thinking that interfere with their lives and relationships. Either way, becoming aware of these difficult thought processes are important so changes can be made!

Common Cognitive Distortions- Learn More Here

  • All-or-Nothing Thinking
  • Overgeneralization
  • Mental Filters
  • Discounting the Positive
  • Jumping to Conclusions
  • Magnification
  • Emotional Reasoning
  • Should Statements
  • Labeling
  • Personalization and Blame

Queridas familias,

Esta semana aprendimos sobre Distorsiones Cognitivas o errores de pensamiento. Cualquiera puede experimentar distorsiones cognitivas, que son “pensamientos, percepciones o creencias defectuosas o inexactas”. La negatividad es comúnmente las características definitorias. Para algunos de nosotros, el pensamiento distorsionado puede ser solo un momento rápido de pensamiento defectuoso antes de seguir adelante y volver a intentarlo.

Para otros, las distorsiones cognitivas pueden ser patrones de pensamiento que interfieren con sus vidas y relaciones. De cualquier manera, ¡es importante tomar conciencia de estos difíciles procesos de pensamiento para que se puedan hacer cambios!

Distorsiones cognitivas comunes: aprenda más aquí

  • Pensamiento de todo o nada
  • Sobregeneralización
  • Filtros mentales
  • Descontar lo positivo
  • Saltando a conclusiones
  • Aumento
  • Razonamiento Emocional
  • Debería declaraciones
  • Etiquetado
  • Personalización y culpa


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From Our Assistant Principals

During PAWS time, Assistant Principals have been pulling small groups to continue working on choosing positive defense mechanisms. They reflected on their choices during the week and discussed how they contributed to their self-respect. Here are some things you can talk about with your kids at home:

  1. Choosing positive defense mechanisms like pausing, breathing or walking away can be extremely difficult in the moment, but will make your life easier in the long run.
  2. Practice coping skills consistently.
  3. Name it to tame it... "I noticed you're feeling a certain way... can I give you space?"

The students were very insightful. We are so proud of them. Thank you for being vulnerable with us.


Hi Everyone,

We are a few weeks away from our wonderful community event "International Night: A Community Celebration" on March 9th from 5:00-7:30 pm.

We will be collaborating with our area elementary schools, community members, staff and everyone involved to share our amazing community story. There will be live performances, students and families representing their stories, food from our local international restaurants and resources from our service organizations. If you are interested in in participating in any way (volunteer, host a booth, perform, etc.) please reach out to:

Edgar Solis at 303-982-2869 or Edgar.Solis@jeffco.k12.co.us.

Thank you, I hope to see you there to celebrate our amazing community.

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Check out the February issue of the student-written Monthly Scoop below:





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.


We need your help to support construction plans at our neighborhood high school, Wheat Ridge High School. For many of us, “The Farm” is where we plan to have our students attend and graduate from!

It has come to our attention that there is a good chance the WRHS construction improvement project is not going to be completed as originally promised by Jeffco Schools. The Farm is an important gathering place for our community, and we strongly believe it deserves all upgrades originally promised to ensure it stays that way for years to come.

We are asking anyone who feels the same way to send a letter to our school board expressing your view. Please see a draft letter (please make any changes you would like) as well as the e-mails of our board in the links below.

Please send these letters by next Wednesday 2/22/23!

Suggested wording for a letter to send is here:


Board Member e-mail addresses are here:


If you have any questions please reach out to us.

On Thursday March 9th from 5:00pm - 7:30pm we have International Night. This year it will expand to be a celebration of the diversity in our Everitt and Wheat Ridge communities! Would you like to share about your own family's culture at the event? Or do you have ideas about local restaurants that might be willing to donate a platter of food or a performance group that might like to be featured at this event? We would love your help in making this event a success! Please click on this google form: https://forms.gle/8SsyaL9fqR1aiyJq8 .

We will send out reminders and post dates and meeting minutes on the PTA page (https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/family_resources/p_t_a ) as well as our FaceBook site (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta).

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

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,


CLICK HERE! To Join our Everitt PTA Facebook Page

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

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Jeffco Food & Nutrition Services is looking for enthusiastic individuals to work in Everitt's kitchen. This is a 6 hour position and includes the following perks:

• Receive pay increase after completing 60 day probationary period.

• Never work nights, weekends, or holidays!

• Have the summer off!

• Work with a wide variety of kids and staff members in a fast paced environment.

Still have questions?

Give our Human Resources team a call to learn about employment with Food and Nutrition Services! Stop by our office at 809 Quail Street, Building 1, Lakewood, CO 80215 or give Dianna Garcia a call at (303) 982-6747 or email at Dianna.Garcia@jeffco.k12.co.us.

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:

After School Help - Mondays & Thursdays 2:30-3:00 pm

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

Mountain Bike Club - Fridays 2:30-3:30 (weather permitting)

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

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

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Mr. O'Connor - He is doing a great job leading a book study with the math team that is leading to deeper thinking for all of us. He is a wonderful colleague and I appreciate him greatly.

Northreyez M. - Northreyez has been working really hard in math. He has become a leader in our class with our dividing fractions unit. North shares his thinking with his partners and is willing to help others who need a little extra guidance in their problem solving. Keep working hard!

Austin S. - Austin is a very kind young man who strives to do his very best at all times. He has a beautiful heart and spreads kindness! He is a disciplined students who works hard takes pride in his work! Way to Go Austin! I am so proud of you!

Drew A. - Drew I see you as a leader! I appreciate your hard work and dedication to your education. You are a wonderful role model for your peers! Your quiet and gentle personality spreads kindness to everyone! I am so proud of your participation in our Service-Learning Class! Way to go! I am very proud of YOU!

Charley S. - Charley works so well with others. She is inclusive of everyone in class, but has started working with some new students. It has been great seeing the new combinations of partnering/teams, and the success they have found!

Mataya S. - Mataya is new to band this year and has taken it by storm! She is working so hard, always advocates for what she needs in the most kind and respectful way. She takes care of all the people around her and is always on top of what she needs to do. Thank you for being an amazing leader!

Olivia J. - Olivia I see you as a leader! You step right in and participate with heart! I appreciate your dedication to your education and motivation to tackle a project and see it through. I am happy you are in Service-Learning and proud of the role model you are! Way to go!

Brooklyn N. - Brooklyn has consistently portrayed a growth mindset in class, working hard and volunteering to share her knowledge with others. Even when the assignment is difficult, she always tries her best.

Rhett W. - Rhett always positively participates and welcomes others while in PE. He helps others while in the weight room and pushes his own physical abilities while working out. This attitude makes our entire class much more uplifting and positive!

Izzy S. - Izzy I see you as a leader as you volunteer to take on tasks in Service-Learning as we prepare for our big Service Project! You always have a smile on your sweet face, which automatically makes me smile! You are spreading kindness and helping to make our environment pleasant at school! Way to go! I am proud of you!

Youcef E. - Youcef came to Everitt late in the school year but jumped right into things! He works hard every day, participates regularly in class, and is always respectful. He has been a great addition to the class!

Baylie S. - Baylie is always a shining example of meeting or exceeding classroom expectations. She comes to class prepared, with a positive attitude, and gets right to work. She works hard and is a joy to have in class.

Destiny R. - Destiny I am so proud of you, as you work hard to complete assignments and add your own creative flair to everything you do. I am happy you decided to stay in Service-Learning another semester! You are a great role model for your peers and I appreciate the quiet strength you demonstrate. You make me smile every day! Way to go Destiny! You are a rock star!

Emmah T. - Emmah shows up each day with a great attitude. She works hard and shares her thinking. She asks questions and I'm so thankful to have her in class!

Lexionna S. - Lexi is a fantastic leader in our classroom. She is quick to share her thinking and works so well with others. We are a better class because she is there.

Gracynn S. - Gracynn I see you as a leader with the quiet strength you demonstrate every day. You are kind, compassionate and a great role model for your peers. You add so much to our Service-Learning class and your artwork is beautiful! Way to go! I am proud of you!

Lawrence M. - Lawrence has worked hard in all of his classes to improve his work ethic. His grades and his learning show his effort. Keep up the good work!

Zaya L. - Zaya is a very sweet, quiet spoken young lady with an amazing work ethic and self-disciplined nature. She takes pride in her work, is creative, and a wonderful member of our Service-Learning Class! I am proud of you Zaya! Thank you for your positive participation in helping others.

Hope A. - Hope always tries her best, works so hard, and is a positive addition to any class. She is a self starter, works well with others, and provides an exceptional example of what all students should be doing in the classroom.

Edmond G. - EJ is always bringing his best self to the STEM room. I love seeing your positivity and willingness to help others with their projects.

Avoni S. - Avoni posseses an outgoing personality and is kind to all of her peers. She is helpful and demonstrates leadership and volunteerism daily. I appreciate your participation in Service-Learning and your willingness to take risks and deliver flyers to neighbors for our Food Drive. Thank you Avoni! I am proud of you!

Kenny G. - Kenny found a phone outside of the building after school. He took the time to bring it back to me and turn it in when he could have just kept on walking. Nice job, Kenny!

Marley W. - Marley I appreciate your kind spirit and willingness to step in and tackle projects in Service Learning. Thank you for creating flyers to deliver and request food items for our Service Project! You demonstrate strength and a growth mindset! Way to go! I am proud of you!

Elliott H. - At the Futures Concert, Elliott decided to add a trumpet fall to the end of Mission: Impossible. Not only was it a good idea and completely appropriate... he NAILED it! It takes a lot of courage to take a big risk like that in a huge group with kids who are a lot better and older than you, as well as, just do it super well. Great job Elliott!

Everitt Middle School

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