Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: January 14, 2022


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Dear Everitt Families:

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Friday. Although we were missing our students today, our teachers who were able to work took advantage of the time to meet together and to plan in order to create amazing learning opportunities for our students. I appreciate your kindness, understanding, and flexibility about our need to change our plans for today. As we've navigated many difficult decisions this year, we've felt your support each time. Thank you for the encouraging calls and emails to teachers and staff! I will send an email to all families on Monday letting you know about our plans for Tuesday. At this point, it is likely that we will resume school as usual on Tuesday.


Thank you to all of you who participated in the parent survey this fall. Your feedback makes us better and we appreciate your honesty and your kind words. We will share the information that we gained later in the spring with our school advisory committee and through this newsletter.


As we continue to weather the many challenges that doing school during the COVID era brings, please know that we are here to support you and your families. We miss your children (and our staff members) when they are home in quarantine and are so excited when they are able to return. We also know that COVID hits people differently. Some children are able to work and learn at home while in quarantine while others feel very ill and aren't able to do much work at home. Email your child's teachers or counselor about your child's specific needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.


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


Amanda


Amanda Pouliot, 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!

Friday, Jan 14th Theatre Guild Play 6:30 pm WRHS (THE SHOW MUST GO ON!)


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


Thursday, Jan 20th Late Start Day (Typical Thursday Schedule)


Tuesday, Jan 25th 6-7pm GT Information Night on Google Meets


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

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Things Happening at Everitt

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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

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Love and Logic Parenting Training at Everitt!

Join your mental health team to discover new ways to understand and interact with your child! Using techniques from Love and Logic that are designed to help families equip kids with character, compassion, problem solving skills and more! See the flyer below to learn the specific topics covered along with times and dates of this free event! We hope to see you all there. This class is free to all Everitt parents!
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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.

GT Information Night

On Tuesday, January 25th from 6-7 pm, we are holding a virtual GT information night for families interested in the GT center program at Everitt. Please share this information with anyone interested in considering Everitt's GT program. Here is the google meet link: https://meet.google.com/cgv-kcqe-wkr.

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 is open and will 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. We are excited to see how many new and returning families have already completed this process.

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.

If you are struggling to log in, this link may help.

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

Celebrations!

Michael A - During small group discussions, Michael did a wonderful job of asking follow up questions, bringing in all members of the group into the conversation, and making positive connections with the ideas of other students. Thanks for leading your group and showing true interest in what they had to say.


Dolce (Mia) R - Mia is an extremely hard worker and dedicated to her academics. She is willing to work and help others. I can always count on her to do exactly what she is supposed to and lead others to do the same.


Bea S - Bea is consistently working to her best. She helps others to understand the material. Overall an amazing person.


Callie F - Callie persists in doing hard work and keeps trying every day. She is helpful with her partners and friends when they are working on difficult problems.


Hank R - Hank thinks deeply about math and looks for connections between mathematical concepts. He shares his thinking often.


Jon D - Jon rocked his math lesson! He took the risk of attempting to answer every question. He took feedback, adjusted and corrected his answers. He took leadership in whole class and in small group. He has shown so much growth in math and continues to make progress towards his goals.


Liliana G - Lili worked so hard on a difficult math problem. She powered through the hard questions, asked questions, and never gave up. She was a leader and a great partner.


Julyana S - Julie is an amazing student. She works hard and has made amazing growth. She is always willing to try and share her thinking with the class.


Olivia S - Olivia has shown a change since break. She is working hard. She shows up to class on time, is asking questions, and doing all the work.


Layla G - As Layla was coming down the stairs to exit school she stopped to pick up a water bottle to prevent someone from falling. Thank you Layla for taking the time to be considerate of others and keeping us safe! You Rock!!!!


Robert G - Robert has stepped up several times to take a leadership role during our crew challenges. He offers up his ideas and helps every student in the class.


Isaiah B - Isaiah has been working really hard in class and participating much more this semester! Keep up the good work!


Erin H - Erin made the switch to GT social studies and has been pushing comfort zones by sharing with others in a very positive way. Great job of having a growth mindset.


Adrienne M - Adrienne is always polite in class and the hallways. She comes prepared to class and always participates. Keep up the good work!


Gavyn B - Gavyn has made a sincere effort to become a student in this semester by completing all of his assignments, revising any work that needed corrections and responding to questions asked by me in an academic and appropriate way.


Ronin J - Ronin has always had good grades, but Ronin has stepped it up another notch this semester. He is coming to class prepared, actively participates, super focused, and helps others.


Breah P - Breah is new to Everitt and has done a wonderful job jumping right in to class!


Daniel Z - Daniel has been on top of things this semester. He is coming to class prepared, participating, and working with new students.


Daniel C - Daniel is a great leader in class. He helps his classmates complete their work. He is always willing to help students and tries to engage everyone in the lesson.


Aaron R - Aaron has been a quiet steady example of work ethics and thoughtful reflection as a new member of the GT class he has been a great addition and is a lovely leader.


Ty V - Ty started this semester on a new team in a more advanced class. He is doing so well! He comes to class prepared, participates, is always on task, and is starting to make new relationships with a new group of students. Starting a new semester with new people can be scary, but he is really making the most of it!


Trinity R - Trinity has demonstrated bravery when faced with a sudden change in their life; moving to a new school in the middle of the year. Trinity was speaking with me in the cafeteria expressing how they feel about the move, which may be a scary change, but they also showed their positivity and excitement for a new chapter. They have grown in their confidence this year and has become more willing to talk to trusted adults about things that are going on in their life. They have so much courage and I am so proud of them. We will miss you, Trinity!


Marcos R - Marcos consistently comes to class and works hard. I have particularly noticed his work to really master new skills and sticking with things, even when they are difficult.


Cindy M - Cindy agreed to put together a poster of all my students' drawings after watching the movie "Harriet". It is displayed in the 8th Grade hallway.


Levi L - At the end of class, Levi took it upon himself to help me stack all of the chairs in class so that the custodians would have an easier time cleaning our room. When he was done with the chairs, he asked if there was anything else that I needed help with. Thank you so much!


Danica B - Danica is always willing to take a chance and ask questions if she doesn't understand. She doesn't let the other students in her classes deter her from doing the best she can with her learning.


Patience A - Patience agreed to help create a poster of my students' drawings after the movie "Harriet" It is displayed in the 8th hallway.


Lindsey R - Lindsey is always positive and comes to class ready to learn.

Everitt Middle School

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