Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: January 7, 2022

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Dear Everitt Families:

Hooray! It was wonderful to have our students back this week. We miss those who are currently impacted by COVID and can't wait to have them back too.

We met as a staff on Tuesday and learned about how to have restorative conversations when faced with unexpected classroom behaviors. In our PTA meeting this week, members of the PTA were interested in how they might use restorative conversations at home. Below, I have described how to have these types of conversations with your children. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Our teachers have asked me to remind you to send pens, pencils and notebooks to school with your children so that they have all of the supplies that they need to be successful. Please reach out if we can support you in providing some of those things for your student.

I saw a comic about New Year's on a friend's Facebook page and was inspired by it. I shared it with the staff and I've shared it below with all of you. It was a good reminder to me that we get what we grow. So even in the midst of the many truly difficult things that our community is experiencing and has experienced in 2021, we are going to plant flowers at Everitt (both literally and figuratively). We're going to invest our time, love and energy in the amazing young people that we are blessed to serve.

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

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Important Updates Here!-- Please Save these Dates!

Monday, Jan 10th Enroll Jeffco Opens for 2022-2023 School Year - ALL families must fill out the form

Thursday, Jan 13th Late Start Day for Students

Monday, Jan 17th MLK Jr. Day - No School

Wednesday, Feb 2nd PTA/SAC Meetings 6:30 and 7:30 pm

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Restorative Conversations at Home

At Everitt, we use Restorative Conversations in our work with students to allow all of us to better understand and empathize with one another. We also use them to help us determine how to move forward in a positive way when a relationship has been harmed.

You can use this tool at home as well. The first step is to have each person describe what happened from their point of view. Have your child talk first about what happened. Be sure that you set ground rules from the beginning of the conversation that you will allow each other to finish and won't interrupt each other. The second step is for each of you to talk about who was impacted by what happened. This is another step in which your child should talk first. There are some alternate questions that you can use if your child is struggling to understand the impact on others. The third step is to ask what part each of you can take responsibility for. In this step, I would encourage you to go first so that you can model taking responsibility for your child. In the final step, you both talk about how you can make things right and repair the harm to the relationship.

As a parent, I have used restorative conversations in conflicts between two of my children and in situations where something caused harm in the relationship between one of my children and myself.

We are happy to help if you would like more information!

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Schedule Changes

The deadline for students to submit an elective change request is the end of the day on Monday, January 10th. The requests can be made on this google form. All changes will be finalized for students by Wednesday, January 12th.


Kelsey Cockrell and Kirsten Aronson, Counselors

PTA News!

Lunch Bunch and Thursday Morning Volunteers

Want to lend a hand at the school? Sign up to spend some time socializing with the students during lunch and recess or on Thursday mornings before late start. Thank you in advance for donating your time and making our community stronger!

Lunches are broken up into 3 sections. With some exceptions, they are generally 6th graders 1st, 7th graders 2nd and 8th graders 3rd. Each lunch is 30 minutes. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays they run one after another, on the block days of Wednesday and Thursday there is a 10-15 minute gap between lunch sections. If you want to come for just one or 2 sections that is no problem, but you are also welcome to stay the entire lunch time!

When you arrive go to the main office to sign-in and fill out volunteer paperwork (the first time only) and then head to the cafeteria or library. You can bring an activity (like a football, 4 square ball etc) or just join in with what's going on!

Questions? Email everittpta@gmail.com or call 720-291-1435 (Dan Weinstein)

Sign up for Lunch Bunch here!

Our next PTA meeting will be Wednesday, February 2nd from 6:30-7:30 pm. It will be followed by SAC from 7:30-8:30 pm.

Dan Weinstein, PTA President

Our Next Social Emotional Learning Unit

Over the next several weeks, your child will be discussing bullying as part of Second Step® Middle School. Bullying is at its peak in middle school, and research indicates that taking proactive steps to address bullying will help reduce occurrences of it in our school.

Second Step Middle School is designed to support your child in developing the knowledge and skills to help stop bullying. Students will learn how to recognize bullying in various contexts, how to use strategies to stand up safely to bullying, and how to seek help if they or someone they know is being bullied.

Here are some key definitions your child will be learning:

• Bullying: intentional physical, verbal, or social aggression. It’s often repeated over time and occurs when there’s a real or perceived power imbalance.

• Bystander: anyone who’s aware that bullying is happening

• Cyberbullying: the use of technology to harass, threaten, or intimidate another person

• Physical bullying: hurting someone’s body or possessions

• Relational bullying: hurting someone’s reputation or relationships, such as by excluding them

• Upstander: someone who stands up for a person being bullied

• Verbal bullying: saying or writing mean things about someone

We encourage students to report any instances of bullying they witness or experience to you and to trusted adults at our school. Please contact us at Everitt if you need support in reporting or dealing with bullying. Additionally, if you have any questions about Second Step Middle School, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. Thank you for your support as we work together to build a bullying-free community.

Shaun Richey, Social Emotional Learning Specialist

Parenting Middle Schoolers

Jeffco Public Health is providing two virtual workshops.

Start the Conversation is a free two hour workshop for kids and parents/guardians about vaping and tobacco use prevention.

  • Offered the 3rd Wednesday of the month in English from 6:00-8:00 pm.
  • Offered the 4th Wednesday of the month in Spanish from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Navigating Substance Experimentation in Teens is a free two hour workshop for parents/guardians. It focuses on how to guide youth who are experimenting with substance use.

  • Offered the 1st Wednesday of the month in English from 6:00-8:00 pm.
  • Offered the 2nd Wednesday of the month in Spanish from 6:00-8:00 pm.

See www.twelvetalks.com/workshops for more information.

This semester, Everitt will be offering Love and Logic parenting training. More information is coming in next week's newsletter!

Everitt Tours!

Our administrators and Sources of Strength students will provide tours to interested families from 1:15-1:45 pm through January. You can call the main office at Everitt to sign up for a time or you can just come and we will accommodate you! Students can also shadow an Everitt student to fully experience what Everitt is like. Have your friends reach out to a counselor to sign up to shadow.

New Parent Portal and Enrollment Updates -- Goodbye Jeffco Connect and Hello Enroll Jeffco for 2022-2023

Jeffco Connect may be gone, but its functionality is not. If you are looking for the links to pay student fees, complete the free and reduced lunch application, update contact information, etc., head over to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. They’re all there under the “More” tab in the left side navigation.

EnrollJeffco is now the first stop for all families looking to enroll in a Jeffco Public School. To add new students, enroll or apply for the upcoming school year, or apply to an alternative school, log into EnrollJeffco to begin the enrollment and registration process. Once you have enrolled in a school, you will receive a link to complete the household registration process in Infinite Campus.

Finally, if you’ve forgotten your username or password for any of these systems, you can use our new Personal Account Manager to recover or reset those. Questions? Check out our Infinite Campus Parent Portal page, the updated EnrollJeffco information, or visit JeffcoHelp.

EnrollJeffco 2022-23 Opens on Monday!

EnrollJeffco Round 1 enrollment will now open on Jan. 10 and run through Jan. 28, 2022. All applications received before the close of Round 1 (January 28) will be included in the lottery process for the 2022-2023 school year.

Even if you are a current Everitt family and want to continue at Everitt, you will need to go into EnrollJeffco and indicate that on the form.

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.

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

Dungeons and Dragons - Mondays 2:30-3:30

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

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!

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!

It's time to register for basketball!

Middle School Sports Program

Everitt Middle School

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