Everett Weekly 9.16.22
August 2nd, 2022
September 16, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Eagles Swooping In….
Jayana Flores’ mom caught this picture this week while waiting in the carline. I love seeing an actual eagle flying over Everett. Each and every one of you is a superhero parent swooping in to save the day. From the drop-off to pick-up, making dinner and running to practices, helping with homework and attending parent nights, supporting your children through good days and bad…you save the day Monday through Friday. Now take off your cape and mask and enjoy this Saturday and Sunday.
Consider joining us at a Canines4Comfort fundraiser this weekend. I will be there working a game booth on behalf of Everett from 9am -12pm
37908 N Fairfield Rd
Lake Villa, Illinois
And congratulations to the 3rd graders and team! Moose donations were over $800 from the Lucky Lemons lemonade sale!!! Wow! Great work 3rd grade team and students. We are giving a substantial portion as a donation to Canines4Comfort and using the rest to welcome Moose at Everett and the Simala household.
District 67 is kicking off our strategic planning process! The process will kick off in October when representatives of our District will begin meeting to create the D67 five-year strategic plan, intended to build academic excellence and the six core competencies of our Portrait of a Learner - Adaptability, Empathy, Citizenship, Communication, Confidence, and Critical Thinking. Our process will consist of three meetings over the course of the fall and early winter, during which the D67 Planning Team will convene in person on the following dates:
Thursday, October 6 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, October 26 8:30-10:30am
Tuesday, January 10 1:00-3:00pm
If you are interested in serving on the Planning Team, please complete this form by 12pm on Thursday, September 22.
District-Sponsored Landline/SMS-Text/Mobile Phone Survey
In an effort to stay in sync with the perspectives of our community members, the district has commissioned a confidential telephone and text survey of residents regarding various education matters in our community. The survey, a sanctioned polling effort being conducted by Fallon Research, is currently underway and will end Monday, September 19. If you are contacted by Fallon Research, I hope you will consider participating in this important effort. Results will be tabulated, shared with the Boards of Education, and our community later this fall.
District Social Media Update
Recently, we have received a few community questions regarding our use of social media in District 67. As many of you know, District 67 uses social media as one way of telling the stories of our schools and how our exemplary faculty and staff develop compassionate, confident, and accomplished students.
Some of our District administrators and teachers have school Twitter and Instagram profiles and share family-friendly, positive content on these profiles pages and via the hashtag #LFmoments. We take our responsibility for safe social media usage seriously and continue to educate our staff on how to appropriately use these platforms in a safe and secure manner. Staff members have also been instructed to not share student personal information (including first or last name), to post about events in the past tense, to not tag locations on any posts, and to not extend “friend requests” or “follows” to parent private accounts.
While many of these accounts are public, we prioritize every family’s right to opt their children out of photography and videography used for communication purposes, including social media. During the annual registration process, families are asked whether they would like to opt out of the use of their student’s images. We would like to give families an additional opportunity to consider this topic. To opt out, please click here. The link will stay open through 5pm on Friday, September 23.
Sex Education Standards
Some of our families have asked for an update on the District’s sex education offering.
With support from the District 67 Board of Education, our District did not adopt the National Sex Education Standards. Given that sex education has historically not been part of our K-4 programming, it was determined that District 67 would not add sex education standards to our elementary (K-4) curriculum.
At the middle school level, and in alignment with recent Illinois State Board of Education guidance, our District will continue to use our current middle school sex education curriculum with no change. Our middle school sex education curriculum meets the Illinois Physical Development and Health Standards.
As always, parents and guardians have the right to opt out of this curriculum for their students.
Hope to see you all at our Everett APT meeting Wednesday!
Please see our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
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Saturday, Sept. 17 7:00pm Second Grade Parent Only Social at the home of The Lohrs! Evites have been sent.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 9:15-10:30 in Library Everett APT 1st meeting of the year!
Friday, Sept. 23 9:30-11 at Gorton Moms Book Club for the book, There are Way Worse Moms Than You in conversation with local mom and author T-Ann Pierce and Michelle Hirschfield. This will be a very laid back, FUN but relevant discussion. You won't want to miss this!
Saturday, Sept. 24 5:30pm Kindergarten Parent Only Social at the home of The Ducketts! Evites have been sent.
Thursday, Sept. 29 SPIRIT67 Home Tour
Saturday, Oct. 1 6:30pm Third Grade Parent Only Social at the home of The Turners! Evites have been sent.
Saturday, Oct. 8 7:00pm First Grade Parent Only Social at the home of The Fowlers! Evites have been sent.
Thursday, Oct. 13 Picture Retake Day and Visiting Author, Aaron Reynolds
Saturday, Oct. 15 7:00pm Fourth Grade Parent Only Social at the home of The Naninis! Evites have been sent.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 7-8:00pm at Deer Path Middle School Community Safety Series: The SRO’s Roles
Wednesday, Oct. 19 9:15am Everett APT meeting in Library
Friday, Oct. 28 4-5p K-2nd 5:30-6:30p 3rd & 4th BOO BASH
Grade Level Parent Socials are a way to meet or catch up with other Everett Parents with kids in the same grade. Please check your junk/mail for Evites.
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
📆Wednesday, Sept. 21 Everett APT Meeting-Everyone is welcome to attend our first APT meeting of the school year! Meeting is held in the Library. Coffee and chat 9:15-9:25 Meeting will start at 9:30.
Want to catch some rays, see smiling faces, and help support the most fun part of the school day? Become a Recess Volunteer by contacting Shayna Fullarton, email@example.com
A huge thanks to the families that are hosting Grade Level Parent Socials!
K- Karen and Andrew Duckett
1st- Sara and John Fowler
2nd- Sarah and Todd Lohr
3rd- Courtney and Patrick Turner
4th- Roni and Steve Nanini
Spirit of 67 News
JUST LOOK UP author and inspirational speaker, Joe Beckman will be coming to DPM on 9/22! A presentation that can be life-changing for some, the DPM community is in for a treat when he delivers his “5 Life Saving Message Every Human Needs to Hear!” This long awaited Spirit of 67 Grant will be enhanced by a special presentation for all district 67 parents too! Plan to join us at Croya on Thursday, September 22 at 12:30pm! We hope to see you there!
Have you purchased your Home Tour Ticket yet? Visit Hometour2022.givesmart.com to secure your chance to visit 4 of Lake Forest’s finest homes and gardens. Amble through elegant outdoor AND indoor spaces while enjoying “tastes of the town” small bites and beverages. Bring a friend, neighbor or family member and be our guest! The day will be yours to enjoy! Discounted tickets are available for volunteers!
Also remember to purchase raffle tickets to win any of the FOUR designer tablescapes that will be on display at the home tour OR a luxury Executive vacation! What is an Executive Vacation? Well imagine a home away from home where every wish is fulfilled just by asking–like having your own personal concierge service!
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
TrueNorth Family Bi-weekly Update
The TrueNorth Association of Parents and Staff sends out weekly a newsletter sharing upcoming community learning and social opportunities for families and professionals. To view the latest edition and subscribe, please use this link!
Save The Dates
- Project FULL on Sunday, October 16th: District 67 will join other Lake Forest and Lake Bluff schools to provide a fall food market at Beacon Place for needy families in neighboring Waukegan. There will be volunteer opportunities for families, including: event set up, game stations for children, and food distribution. More details and sign up to come.
- H.U.G.S Thanksgiving Food Drive — first week of November (begins Monday, Oct. 31st through Friday, Nov. 4th): All students can participate in our annual food drive by bringing food items to help Lake Country food pantries. Our goal is to provide 500 complete meal bags for neighbors in need. Volunteer hours for students are available on Friday, Nov 4th to help sort the collected food at CROYA from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Many hands make light work and our schools always come together in a big way to help those in need.
1111 Everett School Rd.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045