Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: January 13, 2023 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
This week, we celebrated our 7th grade students with a 3.0 GPA and above, as well as, students with zero tardies during LAB time. (See below for the list!) Next week, we will celebrate our 6th and 8th grade students. (Those lists coming in the newsletter next week!) Our students are working so hard to be successful in their classes and to consistently do the right thing.
I was able to spend some time in our Musical Theatre class helping with auditions on Thursday. Our students were so talented and so brave! It's always a pleasure to watch our kids do amazing things. Be watching for information about the musical -- you won't want to miss it!
Our Everitt musicians are also making us proud! Last week, we had 5 students represent Everitt in All County Choir. Congratulations to Mollie Weinstein, Isabella Iscaro, Chandler Emmons, Maddox Blow, and Mimi Villeneuve. Tonight, Indy Eschenbach and Brevyn Green will represent Everitt in the Jeffco MS Honor Band and Amelia Achenbach will represent us in the Jeffco MS Honor Orchestra. We are so proud of all of you!
We also had three students honored by the Kiwanis Club on Thursday morning which included a delicious breakfast. Congratulations to Kamron Cortez, Charley Saba and Mataya Stroschein who were nominated by their teachers for being positive role models in their community. We are so proud of all of you too!
This week, we've been having recess on the south side of our building due to the snow. Everyone cross your fingers for the snow to melt...we can't wait to get back on the fields on the north side. We miss basketball, kickball, football, and soccer.
Below, you will find the January family survey. Please fill it out so that we know what we are doing well and how we can better serve you and your family. We value your feedback.
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?
Mon 1/16 ~ NO SCHOOL - MLK, Jr. Day
Thurs 1/19 ~ All County Band/Orchestra Sectionals
Fri 1/20 ~ All County Band/Orchestra Rehearsal & Concert
Thurs 1/26 ~ Late start for students - periods 2, 4 & 6
Fri 1/27 ~ Sea Camp Hat Day Fundraiser $1
Fri 1/27 ~ Chili Cook-Off @ WRHS 5:00-7:00 pm
Wed 2/1 ~ PTA Family Night Soup's On 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in cafeteria
Thurs 2/2 ~ District 2 Hour Delay
It is already time to think about next school year!
Our principal, Amanda Pouliot, will be giving tours to families every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. If that time does not work for your family, we are happy to schedule another time. Please let your friends and neighbors know about the tours. Thank you!
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
HEALTHY & EQUITABLE START AND END TIMES
Jeffco Public Schools will launch new healthy and equitable start and end times districtwide for the 2023-2024 school year. The District’s goal is to align start and end times across all Jeffco schools to create consistency for our schools which equals equitable instruction for all students and increased student achievement. All new start and end times are updated in School Finder.
Learn more about Healthy and Equitable Start Times from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza by watching this video. There are also resources available for families to help create healthy sleep habits and routines.
CARING FOR GRIEVING KIDS
We know that this time of year can be complex when we are mourning the loss of a loved one. Please check out these free resources through Judi's House to help honor your experience during this time.
Judi's House Bereavement Resources
Caring for Grieving Kids: Live Virtual Workshop offered twice a month: https://judishouse.org/workshop-registration/
- January 17th at 6pm and January 21st at 10am
5-Part Video Series about Grief & Parenting and Caregiving: https://judishouse.org/caregiving-series/
- Accessible 24/7
Sabemos que esta época del año puede ser compleja cuando estamos de luto por la pérdida de un ser querido. Consulte estos recursos gratuitos a través de Judi's House para ayudar a honrar su experiencia durante este tiempo.
“Algunas cosas no se pueden arreglar; solo se pueden llevar. Un dolor como el tuyo, un amor como el tuyo, solo se pueden soportar”.
~ Megan Devine
Recursos de duelo de la casa de Judi:
Caring for Grieving Kids: Taller virtual en vivo ofrecido dos veces al mes: https://judishouse.org/workshop-registration/
17 de enero a las 18 h y 21 de enero a las 10 h
Serie de videos de 5 partes sobre el duelo y la crianza de los hijos y el cuidado: https://judishouse.org/caregiving-series/
EVERITT INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2023
We are a few weeks away from our wonderful community event "International Night: A Community Celebration" on March 9th from 5:00-7:30 pm.
We will be collaborating with our area elementary schools, community members, staff and everyone involved to share our amazing community story. There will be live performances, students and families representing their stories, food from our local international restaurants and resources from our service organizations. If you are interested in in participating in any way (volunteer, host a booth, perform, etc.) please reach out to:
Edgar Solis at 303-982-2869 or Edgar.Solis@jeffco.k12.co.us.
Thank you, I hope to see you there to celebrate our amazing community.
PTA (Parent Teacher Association) CORNER:
PTA (PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION) CORNER:
Our focus is on building lasting connections between families, getting to know our student’s teachers, and creating opportunities to come together as a community, valuing our diversity and celebrating our differences.
Happy 2023 to everyone! It is great to get back into the rhythm of school again for the second half of this school year! We got back together on the 11th for our PTA meeting that included hearing from Principal Pouliot as our spotlight of the month. If you have a minute, ask her about what she is planning for her Doctoral Thesis!
We also have 2 very exciting events coming up to mark your calendars for.
On Wednesday February 1st from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in place of our PTA meeting we are having a Family Community Night called “SOUP’S ON!”. We are asking folks to bring a crockpot of soup or similar to share. The PTA will provide drinks and treats. We will announce the student winners of our sticker contest and play some can jam, as well, in the cafeteria!
On Thursday March 9th from 5:00pm - 7:30pm we have International Night. This year it will expand to be a celebration of the diversity in our Everitt and Wheat Ridge communities! Would you like to share about your own family's culture at the event? Or do you have ideas about local restaurants that might be willing to donate a platter of food or a performance group that might like to be featured at this event? We would love your help in making this event a success! Please click on this google form: https://forms.gle/8SsyaL9fqR1aiyJq8 .
We will send out reminders and post dates and meeting minutes on the PTA page (https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/family_resources/p_t_a ) as well as our FaceBook site (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta).
If you have not already done so, please consider joining 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:
After School Help - Mondays & Thursdays 2:30-3:00 pm
Chess Club - Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm
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
Mountain Bike Club - Fridays 2:30-3:30 (weather permitting)
Native Student Group - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm
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! You can also call the front desk at 303-231-1300 to register over the phone. There are also scholarships available. Please let us know if that would be something helpful for your family.
It's time to register for basketball!
7th Grade Celebrations
Brevyn G. - Congratulations to Brevyn on being chosen for the Jeffco MS Honor Band. We are so proud of you!
Beverly M. - I saw her helping a student who was tardy and missed the first few minutes of instruction. This made my heart happy.
Eliza R. - Eliza is quick to shout out other students and take a risk while sharing her thinking. They add so much insight to class.
Indy E. - Congratulations to Indy on being chosen for the Jeffco MS Honor Band. We are so proud of you!
Kloe B. - Kloe is quick to work and help her team to achieve a goal.
Brandon W. - Brandon came up to write on the board to share his math thinking the first week of class. Thank you for your bravery.
Edmond G. - EJ was helping others get their journals done and helping to navigate to websites. He did this without being asked. This action makes me so proud.
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.