Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: September 16, 2022 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
Next week is spirit week! Spirit week coincides with Wheat Ridge High School's homecoming festivities. The week kicks off on Sunday with the Farmer 5000 race. Dress-up days will be Monday through Thursday and each day we will keep track of how many students in each grade level dress up. On Monday, we will dress in plaid. On Tuesday, students should wear their sports uniforms or jerseys from their favorite teams. On Wednesday, it's Hawaiian day! Let's see those Hawaiian shirts! And on Thursday, it's Everitt day. Show your pride by wearing yellow and blue or your Everitt gear. We will have a pep assembly on Thursday and will learn a cheer from the WRHS cheerleaders, hear the band perform, and be led by our own and WRHS student council members in some fun games. At the assembly, we will learn which grade wins the spirit competition for the week. Let's go, Labs, and let's go, Farmers!
Thank you, 6th grade families, for attending our information meeting about Outdoor Lab. Below is QR code for the Outdoor Lab slideshow for those of you who were unable to attend. Within the slideshow, you can find all of the paperwork that needs to be submitted for your child to attend. You can also find this information under Parent Resources on our webpage.
This week, this quote stood out to me about curiosity. "Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." The Walt Disney Company. May we all live out this quote. Let's stay curious, Everitt community.
Thank you for supporting and believing in your neighborhood school. It is our privilege to partner with you!
Amanda Pouliot, Principal
Everitt Middle School
What's Happening Next?
Sun 9/18 ~ Wheat Ridge Farmers 5000 Race 9:00 am @ WRHS
Mon 9/19 -Thurs 9/22 ~ Spirit Week!
Monday - Plaid Day
Tuesday - Sports Day
Wednesday - Hawaiian Day
Thursday - Everitt Day
Wed 9/21 ~ Cafe con la Directora (Coffee with the Principal) 6:00-7:00 pm -- ALL are welcome!
Fri 9/23 ~ No School for Students/Staff Development
Tues 9/27 ~ 8th Grade Warren Tech Field Trip 9:30 am
Mon 10/3 ~ October Count
Wed 10/5 ~ Picture retakes
Wed 10/5 ~ PTA Meeting 6:30 pm & SAC Meeting 7:30
Fri 10/7 ~ Everitt Band @ WRHS Football Night
Student Social Emotional Needs
In an effort to better understand the social emotional needs of the students at Everitt, teachers will use a strength-based screening tool to assess areas of strength and growth for each student. This is done with no student impact and based on the teacher's interactions and experience with your child.
Teachers will be asked to score each of their students in the six following areas: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and motivation to learn.
The CASEL 5 are defined as follows:
Self-Awareness: The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.
Self-Management: The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.
Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, & contexts.
Relationship Skills: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.
Responsible Decision Making: The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.
How will the data be used?
The SSIS SEL is a screener that provides a starting point to help identify student strengths and needs. The data is not used in isolation but rather in combination with other data to help ensure that all students get what they need to be successful.
The information gathered will guide the development of school-wide, small group, and/or individual academic and social-emotional supports and interventions.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to Shaun Richey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Warren Tech Field Trip
Attention all eighth graders and their families. On the morning of Tuesday, September 27th all Everitt eighth graders will be attending the Warren Tech Field Trip!
Warren Tech is Jeffco's designated career and technical education center that offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to engage in real world professional projects, earn college credits, credits towards high school graduation, and industry certifications. The Warren Tech field trip is a chance to learn more about Warren Tech and see firsthand all the incredible opportunities that they have to offer Jeffco students.
Permission slips will be handed out in your students' Language Arts class on Monday, September 12th, and were due back by Friday the 16th. Reach out to your counselor with any questions.
Spirit Week is September 19th-22nd
EVERITT'S MONTHLY SCOOP
Mrs. S. Gallagher's Journalism class completed their first edition of the Everitt Monthly Scoop (a digital newspaper). Click on the link below to enjoy interviews, movie and book reviews, horoscopes and so much more!
6th Grade Outdoor Lab
SEA CAMP 2023
SHOTS FOR TOTS AND TEENS
Check out our FaceBook site and the PTA website (https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/family_resources/p_t_a) for minutes from prior meetings.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30pm, please mark your calendars. We will be coordinating sending some snacks to our articulation area elementary schools who are proposed to be closed next school year to support the amazing staff over there and looking at additional ways to continue to support our great community.
Please stay connected and involved by doing the PTA and Facebook groups at the links below.
Join our Facebook community to stay up to date on information and to use as a resource on questions or concerns here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta
Join 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 email@example.com or 720-291-1435.
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 starts September 12th
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
2022 FARMERS 5000
The Farmers 5000 Race is coming up soon and the WR Community Family Coalition for Education has added an incentive for schools:
Any school who gets at least 10% of students to participate will be invited to a party (at one of the local WR establishments). Any adult who helps to support getting the participation rate up is invited to join too.
Race is Sunday, Sept 18th
9:00 am @ WRHS
Register at famers5000.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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:
- 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.
- Basketball: Boys & Girls
- 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.
EVERITT CUSTOM MERCHANDISE!
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
Lalia R. - Lalia stepped out of her comfort zone in PE this week and last and decided to try something new in the weight room. She challenged herself to try something brand new, and with the help of another student, she was able to successfully deadlift and push herself to get better!
Aria C. - You are an incredible leader with a creative, thoughtful mind. I am so impressed with the work you have developed in musical theater. You put your everything into all you do and it brings me such joy. I am so very grateful for you and can't wait to see what unfolds from here. Keep up the amazing work!
Van L. - Lian shows leadership everyday in PE and continues to help students succeed. In the weight room, Lian let his passion for weightlifting help him show another student how to do a lift, and succeed at it as well! Lian helped build our classroom community by not only showing this student how to do the exercise but helped her step out of her comfort zone and challenge herself!
Mia C. - Mia has stepped out of her comfort zone in PE and continues to explore new possibilities and challenges when it comes to daily participation in the activities we are doing. When in the weight room, Mia has challenged herself to try new equipment and advocates for herself when she has questions about the equipment or different exercises that she is able to do. She has shown great strength in being able to try new things!
EJ G. - EJ showed immense amounts of curiosity while we were working out in the weight room. He found new exercises to explore and asked multiple questions about different exercises that worked the same muscles as other exercises. EJ discovered that there are many different ways to work out different muscle groups. This curiosity extended his learning and made him discover different activities he could work on while in the weight room! Great job!
Annaleah G. - Annaleah continues to step out of her comfort zone and participate in any activity we do while in PE. Just a simple change in work ethic shows with the hard work she does no matter the unit we are working on. Annaleah also makes sure others feel included and welcome while participating in any physical activity!
Phebie T. - Phebie continues to challenge herself and step out of her comfort zone while in PE. I have noticed her trying new activities and challenging herself to compete during any activity. No matter what team or group Phebie is in, she now takes it upon herself to learn the skills needed to be successful! Phebie is such a hard worker, helps her peers, and is kind to everyone in class. Good job Phebie!
Tristen S. - Tristen often takes time to help clean the playground after the third lunch. He is so kind and insightful and I love visiting with him as we put equipment away.
King S. - King has been very insightful when talking about what 7th graders need to be successful.
Jonas A. - Jonas always comes into class with a positive attitude, works so hard, and asks great questions. He is a great addition to the classroom!
Athena C. - Athena always participates and tries her best in class. She offers insightful and thoughtful answers to class discussions!
Henry P. - Henry is always positive and jumps in to help others, has insightful questions, works hard and challenges himself to do his best with kindness, humor and attention to detail while lifting others in leading by example.
Cristabelle D. - Every time I see Cristabelle she has a smile on her face and she is always there to help her friends in class and in the halls. Cristabelle is such a great friend.
Chandler and Maddox - Chandler and Maddox participated in the Jeffco Tenor and Bass Festival with the Wheat Ridge High School tenors and basses. We are proud of both of them!
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.