Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: September 3, 2021


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Dear Everitt Families:

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Everitt community!


Thank you for your help with our late start Thursday this week. It went very smoothly with students arriving either on time for study hall or on time for school! And thank you for your help with drop off and pick up! The car line is running more smoothly, as well, now that you all are pulling all of the way forward into the drop off/pick up lane.


We had a wonderful first PTA meeting with about twice the participation as last year. If you would like to join us, we would love to have you. It's a wonderful crew of people who love Everitt and there are lots of ways to get involved.


One of our wonderful assistant principals, Katie Piane, sent me this quote this week. "You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously." It made me think about all of us but particularly about our amazing students. Our students have been navigating childhood and their early teenage years in the midst of a pandemic. They have been quarantined, they have been hybrid, they have been remote, and they have been in person. They are masterpieces. And they are works in progress. They are relearning how to do school...how to focus for an extended period of time, how to interact with a large group of people, how to be with peers, how to work together. And they are navigating developmental milestones at the same time. I am proud of them. Sometimes the work in progress seems messy and we have to remind ourselves that they are beautiful masterpieces, too.


I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Thank you for supporting and believing in your neighborhood school. See you on Tuesday!


Amanda


Amanda Pouliot, Interim 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!

Mon 9/6 ~ Labor Day - No School


Thurs 9/9 ~ Late Start for Students (PLCs for teachers) - School begins at 8:59 am.


9/13-9/17 ~ WRHS Homecoming Week -- Go Farmers!


Mon 9/13 ~ Outdoor Lab meeting for 6th grade families (6:00 pm)

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Second Step

Second Step is the curriculum that we use for social emotional learning for our students during crew class. Our social emotional learning specialist, Shaun Richey, has created some slides to help you understand what students will learn. Here are some links to the slides:

6th grade Spanish English

7th grade Spanish English

8th grade Spanish English

A note from our digital teacher librarian!

Hello Labrador Families:


My name is Ashley Ferraro and I am the librarian at Everitt; I am so excited to be part of the Labrador community! I am reaching out in hopes that we can work together to support our students as they learn and grow to be responsible young adults.


As our students are learning and growing in their responsibilities, I am noticing that there is a space where they could use some additional support: their Chromebook chargers. Each student in Jeffco is issued a Chromebook and a charger. The Chromebooks are checked out and assigned to specific students, while the chargers are not. This means that when a student forgets, misplaces, and/or loses a charger, the school is unable to help them locate their charger. And unfortunately, the school is unable to simply give students a new charger as they cost $26.47ea.


Here are some ways we are supporting students with their chargers:

  • We are now putting the students name on the charger using a mailing label

  • I have set up a charging station in the library where students can come to plug in their Chromebooks at any point in the school day. At this time, we only have 30 spots, which is certainly not enough for the whole school.

  • Discouraging the use of Chromebooks for playing games and/or streaming movies/music as these hobbies drain the battery.


Here are some ways you can support students with their chargers:

  • Put the student’s name on the charger. If a student would like to come in and get a label for their charger, I am happy to help them.

  • Help students charge their Chromebooks at night. The battery should last them at least one whole school day (as long as they are using their device for school work only)

  • Encourage students to leave their chargers at home. Their days are busy and as they are going from class to class it is easy to forget items. Additionally, chargers can get damaged if they are squished, stepped on, etc.


If your student needs to purchase a new/replacement charger, they can do so through our Financial Secretary.


Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. The easiest way to reach me is via email at: ashley.ferraro@jeffco.k12.co.us. This is because I am often not sitting at the circulation desk and so miss telephone calls. If you would like to reach me via telephone, my number is: (303) 982-4167.


Thank you for your time and support! I look forward to working with you this school year.


With gratitude,

Ashley Ferraro


Clubs and Activities


Girls on the Run


Starts on September 13th. Practices are on Mondays and Thursdays until 4:15. Registration is $40. Reach out to Ms. Waits for registration information and with any questions.


If your child is interested in having a particular club at Everitt, please have them reach out to a teacher or staff member to see if they would like to sponsor the club.

Sea Camp!

Everitt students have a unique opportunity to attend a week long camp in San Diego, California May 16-20.


The following are just a few of the activities students will get to experience: snorkeling, boogie boarding, marine biology labs, tide pooling, and the San Diego Zoo.


An informational meeting and registration will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 14th in the Everitt Library.

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 to play volleyball or to run cross country this fall!

Cross Country has already begun and the students are having a wonderful time running together!


Middle School Sports Program

NOW HIRING...

We are looking for some wonderful paraprofessionals and a notetaker to work with our students. There was recently a salary increase for these positions. Interested? Please call Debbie Dardano in the main office and she can help you apply.
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