Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: December 10, 2021


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Dear Everitt Families:

Snow! We were all excited to finally have some snow today at school! Now that it is FINALLY cold, just a reminder that, if it is over 20 degrees, we will go out for recess. Please have your children dress accordingly.


This week, we had a community night at the 6/7 volleyball game on Monday night, a ukulele concert and an 8th grade volleyball game on Tuesday night, and a choir concert on Thursday night. Our Optimist Club students also held a bake sale on Monday through Wednesday. Our students created beautiful music at both concerts and played so well in their games! Thanks to all who came to support our kids! Next week, our band and orchestra students will perform on Thursday evening. I'm looking forward to hearing them play.


Just a reminder that we started doing random hall sweeps for tardies this week. Our teachers and students are appreciating being able to begin class on time and we will continue this practice. Thank you for having conversations with your children about the importance of being in class on time.


Below is a link to a parent survey from the district. We would love it if every parent and guardian would take the time to fill it out. Your feedback is very important to us. We make many of our decisions based on this particular survey. Thanks for your honest feedback and your time in completing it. You make us better.


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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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!

Weds, 12/15 Cafe con la Directora


Weds, 12/15 Chipotle Fundraiser for Theatre Program at 145 Union Boulevard, Lakewood 4-8PM


Thurs, 12/16 Band/Orchestra Concert


Fri, 12/17 Hat Day to benefit Sea Camp participants $1


Mon and Tues, 12/20-12/21 International Towne for 6th Grade


Weds-Tues, 12/22-1/4 Winter Break


Weds, 1/5 First Day Back for All Grades

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Things Happening at Everitt...

Everitt Gear!

Everitt now has a team store with The Graphic Edge. Here is the link to the store. On the website, you can find all kinds of fun Everitt wear for your child (including an Everitt mask if they hate the new disposable masks!).

PTA News!

Everitt's 2nd Annual Giving Tree


Please open the following SignUp Genius link to help an Everitt Family in need have a brighter holiday by supporting our 2nd Annual Everitt Middle School Giving Tree Project. There are still many slots that need to be filled. Remember, gifts are due in the office by Monday, December 13. Thank you for your support of our amazing Everitt community!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449AAAA22A75-everitt2


Lunch Bunch


Would you like to spend some time getting to know some wonderful middle school students during lunch? We are looking for some parents/guardians/grandparents who would like to volunteer to come spend some time with our students during lunch and recess. You can come play four-square, bring your hackey sack, chat with a group of kids, throw a football, play games in the library or help kids be involved in any other activity. Watch for a sign-up coming soon to join the Everitt Lunch Bunch.


Our next PTA meeting will be Wednesday, January 5th from 6:30-7:30 pm. It will be followed by SAC from 7:30-8:30 pm.



Dan Weinstein, PTA President

Looking for donations...

Thank you so much to those of you who generously donated already! We are continuing to look for a few more of the following items:


  • used games
  • puzzles
  • books
  • basketballs
  • footballs
  • soccer balls
  • Spikeball
  • hackey sacks
  • 4 square balls

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.



Next semester, Everitt will be offering Love and Logic parenting training. Be watching for more information when we return from break.

Future Farmer Night

We would like to invite YOU,

as a Future Farmer to

Come cheer on

Wheat Ridge Farmers Swim and Dive team

When:

Friday, December 17, 2021

Where:

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

Time: 4:00-6:00


Fill out this form for our headcount.

Please come as long as you can to cheer on the Farmers

We look forward to seeing YOU!

Everitt Information Night and Tours!

The recording of our Everitt Information Night (formerly Jump to the Middle) from December 1st can be found on our website. The recording includes hearing from a student panel about what being an Everitt student is like, from the 6th grade teams and elective teachers about what classes are like, from a parent panel, from administrators and counselors about what Everitt is like as a whole and a tour of the building. Please let your friends and neighbors know!


Next semester, we will have another information night for GT families. Watch for more information!


Our administrators and Sources of Strength students will provide tours to interested families from 1:15-1:45 pm through the rest of the semester. You can call the main office at Everitt to sign up for a time or you can just come and we will accommodate you!

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 THIS WEEK!

Round one of enrollment opens on Monday, December 13th. It's helpful to let us know you're coming back early, so that we can prepare for next year's staffing, budget, resources, and more!


8th grade families, you can use the School Finder tool to learn more about schools, programs offered, statistics, and more.

Family-School Partnership Survey

Everitt is committed to ensuring that your experience with our school is collaborative, successful and helps your child(ren) learn and grow. We want to know how we are doing. Below is a link to complete a survey about family school partnerships. The survey is anonymous and will only take 10 – 15 minutes. Results will be used to improve Everitt and your child(ren)’s learning environment. The survey opens Monday, Nov. 29 and closes Wednesday, Dec. 22. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback!


If the link below does not work, highlight the link using your cursor. Then copy and paste the link into your browser address window and hit the “Enter” or “Return” key on your keyboard.



Survey Link: https://tinyurl.com/FSP2021-22

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.

From Our Nurse: At Home Screening for COVID-19

Any student diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case should not go to school and should isolate or quarantine according to public health recommendations regardless of current symptoms.


This symptom screen refers only to new symptoms or a change in usual symptoms. A student should not be kept home for usual symptoms they experience due to a chronic condition unless they are worse than usual. These guidelines are in addition to your regular school guidance (for example, a child with vomiting should also not attend school based on school guidance).


If your child is experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.


Symptom Screen:

If any of the following symptoms are present, keep the child at home, inform the school of symptoms, and reach out to a health care provider about COVID-19 testing and next steps for treatment.

  • feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature 100.4 degrees or higher
  • new or unexplained persistent cough
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing
  • loss of taste or smell
  • fatigue
  • muscle aches
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • runny nose or congestion


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 almost time to register for basketball!


Middle School Sports Program

Celebrations!

Lynnie T. - Lynnie showed empathy with a student who was injured, gave him encouraging words, told others in the health room how well he was handling his pain, how brave he was, and also offered to help with his belongings.


Sources of Strength Students - During our field trip to MorningStar, the staff complemented our students. They said that they had incredible manners and were incredibly polite. Thank you for representing our Everitt students so well, Sources!


Brevyn G. - Brevyn has been instrumental in holding together the Concert Band. He knows his part inside and out and is a strong musical leader in the class. He provides a solid foundation for us to work with and helps keep us on track. He also takes feedback really well and works hard to improve.


Ryland M. - Oftentimes I catch myself wanting to ask Ryland to stop talking in class until I realize he's asking reflective questions about the rehearsal to his peers. This happens all the time, not just once or twice. It's in casual conversation and so focused on what we are doing. I love his enthusiasm for music and learning more.


Truc N. - Truc can be a shy person but she has come into her own this quarter playing the flute. She is not afraid to play out and be loud because she knows her part so very well. She is often alone on her part as well but it doesn't stop her from playing loud and proud and contributing to the ensemble in such a positive way.


Ryli L. - I've known Ryli since 5th grade and I feel like this year she has really found her voice in music. She is a solid musician. No part is too small or too big. She stays incredibly focused and works so hard to nail her part every time. I'm so very proud of her achievement this year. She has definitely leveled up!!


David S. - David was super helpful at the ukulele concert on Tuesday night. He helped open the door for our guests and put up chairs after the concert.


James M. - Thanks for being a line judge at the 6/7 volleyball game!

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.