Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: October 20, 2022 ~

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Dear Everitt Families:

Thank you to our wonderful PTA for a fun Movie Night last Friday! Our families enjoyed being together watching Wall-E.

We have another fun family event next Friday! Our student council has planned a Fall Festival. Join us for food, games, costume contests, and fun! It is a free event and families from the community are welcome. Everitt students are welcome to attend with their own family or another student's family. Last year, this was one of my favorite events. It's so wonderful to see the families enjoying time with each other.

Thank you, Everitt families, for attending parent/teacher conferences and for providing food for our amazing staff. We had two wonderful evenings with you all and enjoyed our conversations with you. At conferences, we had several "shout-out stations" where families could write shout-outs for students and staff. Our "Celebrations" section of the newsletter is full of those shout-outs. Lots to celebrate at Everitt!

Below, you will find a link to a parent survey. We would very much appreciate your feedback. The survey will be in the newsletter once per month and is aligned with areas in which we hope to grow this year. Thank you for providing your honest feedback so that we can grow!

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


Amanda Pouliot, Principal

Everitt Middle School




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What's Happening Next?

Wed 10/26 ~ Cafe' de la Directora 6:00 pm

Thurs 10/27 ~ Music Department Fall Concert @ WRHS

Fri 10/28 ~ Fall Festival 4:00-6:00 pm NEW DATE!!

Mon 10/31 ~ Hearing & Vision Screening

Wed 11/2 ~ PTA Meeting 6:30 pm & SAC Meeting 7:30 pm

Mon 11/21-Fri 11/25 ~ No School Thanksgiving Break

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Everitt Band @ Football Game

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Everitt Happenings


Get ready for Everitt's Fall Festival on Friday, October 28th 4:00-6:00 PM. This event is sponsored by Everitt's own Student Council.

There will be games, music, food and lots of fun! We could use some bags of candy or volunteers. Please drop off candy in the front office. To volunteer or donate please use this Sign Up Genius link:



Our Service-Learning Class will be hosting a drive requesting donations of pet food and supplies for Foothills Animal Shelter from Monday, October 3rd - Monday, October 31st. We have already received our first donation from Petco in Arvada!

Students have been making phone calls and are currently working on posters and flyers to advertise. The student body will soon see announcements on E-TV about the drive.

Students are beginning to understand all the details in running a non-profit business, as we receive merchandise and give of our own time and labor to quickly turn around and gift the goods and funds to a needy cause. This semester we are reaching out to help our 4-legged friends by making their care at the animal shelter more affordable! Please watch for updates and THANK YOU in advance for supporting our drive!


Ms. Neve and the Service-Learning Class


Dear 6th grade families,

Everitt students will be attending Outdoor Lab November 14th-18th. We will be accepting medications for your students October 31st through November 11th during school hours in preparation for Outdoor Lab. Please remember to have medications in their original containers and that prescription medications must contain a prescription label. All medications being sent to Outdoor Lab require an OELS Medication Agreement Form.

No medication will be accepted the morning of departure on November 14th.

Please outreach our Health Aide Cindy Gordon or our District RN Mary Bateman for further questions or concerns.


There are a lot of jackets, lunch boxes and water bottles on our Lost and Found table. If your student is missing something, have them check out the table in the cafeteria. Thanks!

SOS Signs of Suicide

Dear Families,,

We are writing to inform you about a pilot program that’s happening at our school and throughout Jeffco Schools for Secondary students. We are using a program called SOS Signs of Suicide. Through this program, we will discuss this challenging topic and teach students about mental health and emphasize how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend.

SOS has been used by thousands of schools over the past few decades. Studies have shown that it effectively teaches students about depression and suicide while reducing the number of students’ self-reported suicide attempts.

Through the program, students learn:

  • that depression is treatable, so they are encouraged to seek help

  • how to identify depression and potential suicide risk in themselves or a friend

  • to ACT (Acknowledge, Care and Tell a trusted adult) if concerned about themselves or a friend

  • who they can turn to at school for help, if they need it

Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a response slip which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk.

We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn.

We are including:

Lessons will begin October 5th and rotate through each grade level through December. More specific information will be sent home when your student’s grade level lesson is approaching.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s participation, or would like your child to opt out of this program, please contact counselors directly via email with questions or concerns. Shaun.richey@jeffco.k12.co.us, kirsten.aronson@jeffco.k12.co.us, heather.hanson@jeffco.k12.co.us.

Everitt Mental Health Team

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Estimados padres / Tutor,

Durante este año de desafío, el personal de la escuela trabaja para enseñar a los estudiantes acerca de la salud mental y cómo buscar ayuda si están preocupados por ellos mismos o algún amigo. Estamos utilizando un programa llamado (SOS Signs of Suicide) Señales de Suicidio. El programa enseña a los estudiantes acerca de este difícil tema y los estimula a solicitar ayuda.

SOS ha sido utilizado por miles de escuelas durante las últimas décadas. Estudios han demostrado que enseña a los estudiantes eficazmente acerca de la depresión y el suicidio mientras que reduce el número de intentos de suicidio reportados por los mismos estudiantes.

A través del programa, los estudiantes aprenden:

1. La depresión puede ser tratada y por lo tanto se les estimula a buscar ayuda.

2. Cómo identificar la depresión y el riesgo potencial de suicidio de ellos mismos o algún amigo.

3. (ACT: Acknowledge, Care and Tell) ACTUAR: Reconocer, Cuidado e Informar a un adulto de confianza si está preocupado por sí mismo o algún amigo.

4. A que personas pueden acudir en la escuela para obtener ayuda, si la necesitan.

Los estudiantes observarán videoclips apropiados para su edad y participarán en un dialogo acerca de la depresión, el suicidio y además qué hacer si están preocupados por algún amigo. Después del video, los estudiantes completarán un método breve de evaluación de detección de la depresión. Este método no puede proporcionar un diagnóstico de la depresión, pero indica si una persona joven debe ser referida a una evaluación por parte de un profesional de salud mental.

Después del video, los estudiantes completarán una hoja de respuestas en la que se les pregunta si les gustaría hablar con un adulto acerca de cualquier preocupación. El personal de la escuela llevará a cabo reuniones breves con cualquier estudiante que solicite hablar.

Les recomendamos que visiten www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent para obtener información acerca de las señales de advertencia del suicidio de jóvenes, recursos útiles y algunos mensajes claves que los estudiantes aprenderán.

Las lecciones comenzarán el 5 de octubre y rotarán a través de cada nivel de grado hasta diciembre. Se enviará a casa información más específica cuando se acerque la lección del nivel de grado de su estudiante.

Incluimos: una infografía para que usted fortalezca el mensaje de ACT en el hogar, hoja de papel con información de recursos y lista de programas locales.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la participación de su hijo, o desea que su hijo opte por no participar en este programa, comuníquese con los consejeros directamente por correo electrónico con preguntas o inquietudes. Shaun.richey@jeffco.k12.co.us, kirsten.aronson@jeffco.k12.co.us, heather.hanson@jeffco.k12.co.us.


Everitt Mental Health Team

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it. This month's digital newspaper is hot off the motherboard and ready to read!

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LapeXeQEpkTEP-82XT1C0Or6DBLOz-jM8dwg_5jJ1G0/edit#

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If your student is interested in participating in the Sea Camp program, please click here for more information and a slide show:


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.

We had our first PTA Movie Night featuring WALL-E last Friday and enjoyed great weather on the hill with friends, hotdogs and popcorn. Keep an eye out for future events throughout the year.

Also, a big thank you to all the families who cooked and donated food for our incredible teachers who stayed late on Tuesday and Wednesday for conferences. It is always fun to see them stop and share a meal with friends they usually only pass in the hall!

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30pm in the library and online via Zoom, please mark your calendars. We also post reminders on our FaceBook site (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta) and the PTA website (https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/family_resources/p_t_a) including minutes from prior meetings.

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

If you would like to make a donation please donate through Venmo (@Everitt-Middle) or through MemberHub via credit card at: https://everitt.memberhub.com/store/items/781627 . (Please ask your employer if they match donations to K-12 schools to double your impact - if you need a set donation form please e-mail us at EverittPTA@gmail.com)

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 dan.b.weinstein@gmail.com or 720-291-1435.

Thank you,


Reflections Contest

Theme: “Show Your Voice”

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!

Click here for a flyer with more info: http://www.jcpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/student-info-flyer-2022.pdf

This is a free program. Find the rules and entry form in the Student Packet found here: http://www.jcpta.org/programs/reflections/reflections-students/

For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.

Entries must be submitted by 11/04/22 at 3pm. No exceptions.

If you have any questions, contact Angela Abeyta aabeyta18@gmail.com


Wheat Ridge High School is proud to continue the tradition of 8th Grade Shadow opportunities this school year at The Farm. If you have an 8th grader interested in shadowing a Wheat Ridge student, please have the student or family member fill out the form below. Simply click on the link. Shadowing opportunities are by appointment only on Mondays or Tuesdays, and they run for just a half a day (7:50am-11:10am). We do not allow shadowing opportunities between December 13th and January 10 or during the month of May.

WRHS will be hosting an 8th Grade School Showcase Night on November 15th. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Ms. Falbo at stephanie.falbo@jeffco.k12.co.us or 303.982.5872

Shadow Form

CLICK HERE! To Join our Everitt PTA Facebook Page

Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.

Clubs & Activities


Everitt will be starting a new club on Fridays! If you are interested in learning about mountain biking and love bikes, this is the club for you!

We will start this Friday, October 28th, before the Fall Festival, from 2:30-3:30 pm. We will be meeting on the north side of the school by the flag pole. You can bring your own helmet and bike but we also have bikes and helmets available at Everitt. Hope to see you there!

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

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 Starts 10/28

Native Student Group - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm

Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm

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Identification Check

For safety reasons, families will be required to show their identification when entering the building. Thank you for understanding and bringing your IDs to the door with you when you pick up your children. Just a reminder that the entrance is now on the south side of the building. We do not have a way to safely have people enter on the north side of the building. All visitors need to use the secure vestibule.

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

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Sebastian R. - He's the coolest kid ever!

Angel D. - Held the door open for others.

Gracie N. - When working in a small group, Gracie and her partners worked together to bridge the language gap, ensuring that all partners could understand and contribute to the thinking tasks.

Finley M. - While reading The Maze Runner, Finley is always willing to share his thinking, make inferences, connect with the text, or back up his opinions with evidence. I love hearing his theories about what will happen next every day in class.

Bricelyn B. - Thank you for having a bright mood every day. You can make anyone smile!

Quetzally G. - When working in a small group, Quetzally and her partners worked together to bridge the language gap, ensuring that all partners could understand and contribute to the thinking tasks.

Liam - Liam is one of my best friends and is very nice.

Maya M. - For excelling in all of her classes and getting such good feedback from all of her teachers!

Evan - Is an outstanding friend!

Madison B. - She's awesome and a good person!

Erin H. - While reading The Maze Runner, Erin never fails to come up with excellent predictions about the book, but always backs up her predictions with information we already know. She thinks deeper about the book and that challenges her classmates to do the same!

Wisdom D. - Wisdom is working with other students in class and helping them to think differently about the book we're reading. She is such a leader in class!

Mya A. - When working in a small group, Mya and her partners worked together to bridge the language gap, ensuring that all partners could understand and contribute to the thinking tasks.

Ali M. - Ali is one of the most genuine students I have had the pleasure to work with. Ali makes an effort to include everyone in our class.

Anthony M. - For having started off a bit rough this semester, Anthony has come a long way now!

Raquel C. - Had a great parent conference!

Emmy P. - She is very cheerful, outgoing and friendly. She is very welcoming to students that are new to Everitt and is kind to everyone.

Candice S. - For being you!

Brendan B. - He is a good friend and cares about people.

Daphne W. - We're so proud of you! Thanks for doing your best work!

Marli C. - She is awesome!

Elena D. - Helps others.

Mia R. - She participates in every class and never gives up!

Alexis D. - Alexis has been working with other classmates. She is always willing to read aloud for her group, and have thoughtful discussions about the book.

Katia V. - For trying her best even though she struggles with English.

Lydia M. - Keep up the hard work. You are amazing!

Jewel W. - She had a great parent/teacher conference.

Mimi V. - She's a great person with a great sense of humor.


Everitt Teachers - They are so awesome at encouraging and challenging our students.

Ms. Adducci - She really helps all students understand what they are doing. She is nice.

Ms. Akerley - You are an amazing teacher. Thank you for everything you do for our kids!

Ms. Allen - She is good at explaining things and is friendly.

Ms. Aronson - Believes in our students and wants to help.

Mr. Bauer - He is always smiling and has a great personality.

Mr. Black - He is a good man and loves history!

Ms. Booster - Is always there to help students who need it.

Mr. Braun - Thank you for making the whole gym class laugh. Keep up the good work!

Ms. Burt - Is so nice and helps us learn.

Mr. Choi - He is patient and kind. He lets us cook.

Ms. Colonna - Helps us learn and is very nice.

Mr. DaSilva - He is the best at math and cares about kids.

Ms. Day - Wants to make sure kids have what they need.

Ms. Debbie - Always has snacks and a smile. Helps me open my locker.

Ms. Dowd - She is a good teacher and makes science interesting.

Ms. Eudaly - Teaches us to love reading.

Mr. Euser - He is a nice teacher and helps kids.

Ms. Ferraro - She is always a great person and helps us get the tech support we need. She is fun in the library.

Ms. Frost - Is a kind person and helps kids learn.

Ms. J. Gallagher - Thanks for bringing the bright side of students and all your hard work.

Ms. S. Gallagher - She is amazing and helpful. She encourages us to do our best. She is always looking to help others. She is helping me learn English.

Ms. Galvez-Estevez - Chelsie has created unique opportunities for learning, growing, and obtaining lessons. She takes the time to give the students interactive and exciting ways to learn, but also is open to hearing the ideas that the students have to create something they are excited about. She truly takes the time to make sure that each of her students are able to express themselves through their work, all while creating a safe environment. Thank you Chelsie for all you do to help these students be the best that they can be! She is amazing, kind and compassionate. She is the best teacher I have. She is the most loving teacher. She is caring and helps when needed. She recognized and praised the real world positive characteristics of my kid beyond just a grade. She is good at teaching and encouraging. For being understanding, patient and caring about her students.

Mr. Gold - He had candy for the very patient little siblings that have sat through adults talking. Delilah loves your class. Thank you for encouraging her. He's honest, blunt and hilarious in the classroom. You are amazing!

Ms. C. Gordon - Always making sure everyone is taken care of when we don't feel good. Thanks for all you do!

Ms. J. Gordon - She makes learning fun and is very nice. Thank you for making the whole class smile even on a rainy day it turns into sunshine!

Ms. Gould - Thanks for being supportive of parents and students.

Ms. Grieble - Thank you for being a great teacher!

Ms. Grice - She is always there when I need her. She is very nice, fun and cool. She's always nice and supportive to her students.

Ms. Hanson - Will listen when we have problems.

Ms. Harris - She is patient and waits on people to finish talking. She helps me when I need it and is kind.

Ms. Hays - Thanks for being a bright spot in my daughter's day. She loves you! She is very creative and helpful and I love her class!

Ms. Herr - She is always there to help students try hard and do their work.

Mr. Larson - He is funny and has a fun science class.

Mr. Leonard - He is a very good teacher and makes learning easy.

Ms. Letendre - Thanks for being a great teacher and always pushing students.

Ms. Lucero - Your math class is always fun.

Ms. Luse - Loves to help kids and is always happy!

Ms. Maikranz - Goes above and beyond to help students navigate middle school.

Officer Mallory - Thank you for looking out for Everitt staff and students! You are amazing!

Ms. Montez- She is nice and helpful. She makes class super fun!

Ms. Neve - For being a wonderful teacher that pushes us and encourages us to work hard She is such a nice teacher!

Ms. Niemeyer - Helps us learn and listens to what we say.

Mr. O'Connor - He is nice and does a good job of including me in the conversation. AKA Mr. Clean is always in a good mood and is funny. He is the best! He makes math class fun.

Ms. Palcic - She takes care of Meadow and lets us pet her. She helps us learn and is nice.

Mr. Pinney, Cliff, Sara & Vanessa - They make our school sparkle and look beautiful. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Ms. Piane - The "Energizer Bunny"! She is always willing to help us!

Ms. Pouliot - She is so sweet and cool. She is always smiling in the halls and loves Everitt students.

Ms. Reardon - For being a kind, positive and helpful teacher at school.

Ms. Richey - Thanks for always making sure families have learning opportunities to support their families.

Ms. Romero - She makes sure we get caught up on our missing assignments.

Ms. Ronnie - Thank you for making our Fridays a "Funday" and making us smile.

Ms. Schmidt - She is so nice to everyone and is very creative.

Ms. Shaft - She is nice and loves to read.

Mr. Solis - Is always willing to help students, families and staff. He helps me translate. He gets me snacks and food.

Ms. Spence - Likes to have fun and listens to students.

Ms. Spiekermann, Cassie & Eric - They make sure kids get a good breakfast and lunch. Thanks for keeping us healthy to learn!

Ms. Tina - Keeps us safe and makes us get to class on time.

Mr. Tofer - Cares about kids and wants to make sure they have everything they need to learn.

Ms. Vasquez - She is kind to everyone and is so patient.

Ms. Waits - Inspiring my student to be interested in anthropology (thinking of becoming an anthropologist). She is smart and kind. Because she takes time to hear everybody and she has to deal with kids. She's amazing!

Ms. Widtfeldt - She is so fun to be in the class with and always funny when reading our books. She is an amazing, super nice teacher and she really loves her students!

Ms. Wittrock - She is always patient and helps kids.

Ms. Wood - Loves to help kids learn and is very nice.

Ms. Woodbury - You are amazing making sure our students are learning and the support you give to our non-English speaking students.

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.