Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: September 1, 2023 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
Happy Labor Day weekend!
It was about this time last year that I wrote to let you know that we had been placed on priority improvement due to our School Performance Framework (which is based on CMAS). It didn't feel great for us as a community but, as the Everitt community always does, we gathered together and put our minds and hearts into fixing it. From that moment to this one, our staff, our students, and our families dug deep and went all in. Our parents got out the word about the importance of participation in CMAS and in students doing their best. You supported your children in their learning throughout the year. You followed a CMAS schedule that we all believed would best support our students in being successful. You opted your children in and encouraged their participation in the test. Our teachers prepared engaging and rigorous lessons for our students throughout the year so that they could learn and grow. Our staff met with small groups and worked one-on-one with students, ensured that everyone had enough to eat, and kept our spaces clean and safe. And, most importantly, our students showed up each and every day and especially when it was time for the CMAS tests. They took their time and did their best. They believed in themselves as scholars. And, you know what, it worked! When the Everitt community comes together, things happen. Everitt grew nearly 10 percentage points on our School Performance Framework rating and moved from priority improvement to improvement. There is much to celebrate! But we aren't finished yet. This year, we need only 6 more points to make it to performance and we are going to do it.
In a future newsletter, I will share with you our plan to get there. If you'd like to be part of creating the plan, and we would love it if you would, please join us next Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the library for our School Accountability Committee. We will go over the data and the draft of our Unified Improvement Plan. I would love to hear your ideas about how we might all partner together to finish what we started. Better yet, join us at 5:00 for PTA and stay for SAC. You can learn about ways to get involved in the wonderful things happening at Everitt.
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?
9/4 ~ NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
9/6 ~ Sea Camp Information Meeting 6:00 in Room #2058
9/6 ~ PTA/SAC Meetings 5:00/6:00 pm
9/13 ~ Outdoor Lab Meeting 6:00 pm
9/22 ~ NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-Staff Development
9/26 ~ Warren Tech Field Trip for 8th graders 11:30 am-1:00 pm
9/29 ~ Hat Day $1 Sea Camp Fundraiser
10/4 ~ Picture Retakes
Everitt Bell Schedule 2023-2024
Everitt's Amazing Food Service Team
We Love Learning Math!
Annual Update - Deadline 9/15/23
In order to complete registration for school, follow these three easy steps:
1. Complete the annual update in Infinite Campus.
2. Complete the meal (fee) benefits application . This has many benefits for your family and for our school. These include but are not limited to free or reduced class fees.
3. Complete bus registration (if needed).
The easiest way to figure out if you have already done this, is to try to complete Step #1. After you log in, click "More" and then "Annual Update". You will see a message that either says "Complete" or "Not Started".
If you need help with any of the above, please call Ronnie at 303-982-1580.
Student and Family Handbook
Everitt Middle School Student and Family Handbook 2023-2024
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Conduct Code Slides
Tardy policy update
Floor Hockey Fun in P.E.!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SURVEY for 8th grade families
The mental health team is starting our SEL groups in September. 8th grade groups will be held during Late Start on Thursday mornings. Our focus will be on helping students increase focus, mind/body connection and coping skills. This will be a 6-week group with room for 8-10 students. I’ve included a brief survey for you to fill out regarding your child. This information will help us select students for this round of groups. Space is limited so not all students will be able to participate. However, if you feel your child would benefit from support, there is a place at the end of the survey to indicate this need. Someone from our team will reach out to discuss this in more depth with you.
8th Grade English Family Survey
El equipo de salud mental, iniciará nuestros grupos SEL en septiembre. Octavo grado los grupos se reunirán durante el horario de inicio los jueves por la mañana. Nuestro enfoque será ayudar a los estudiantes a aumentar la concentración, la conexión de mente/cuerpo y las habilidades de afrontamiento. Este será un grupo de 6 semanas con espacio para 8-10 estudiantes. He incluido una breve encuesta para que la complete sobre su hijo. Esta información nos ayudará a seleccionar estudiantes para esta ronda de grupos. El espacio es limitado por lo que no todos los estudiantes podrán participar. Sin embargo, si cree que su hijo se beneficiaría de apoyo, hay un lugar al final de la encuesta para indicar esta necesidad. Alguien de nuestro equipo se comunicará con usted para discutir esto con más profundidad.
8th Spanish Family Survey
Sources of Strength Charades
How to support your students in math at home...
Sea Camp 2024
Our first informational meeting is Wednesday, September 6th at 6 pm in Ms. Widtfeldt's room (2058).
The total trip will cost approximately $1600 (Expenses include Seacamp tuition, airfare and administrative fees).
For more information contact Ms. Widtfeldt @ Kendal.Widtfeldt@jeffco.k12.co.us
School Supply List
RTD FREE FARES FOR STUDENTS
Bus and light rail fares will soon be free for youth for an entire year in the Denver metro area.
This new program will allow youth ages 19 and under to use RTD’s services at no cost. Zero Fare for Youth begins Sept. 1 and will last through August, 2024. Check out the link from 9News here:
Meal Benefits Application
- We encourage all families to complete the HSMA Combination Form.
- To access this form, you must log in to School Café or set up a new School Café account (you will need an account and may not complete a form as a guest).
- Completion of this form will help with additional education funding for schools and may allow for waivers of school-related fees.
- All household income information provided through the HSMA Combination Form is strictly confidential and protected by law.
- Please note: Only one form is required for all students in the household.
- While online forms are preferred, paper forms will be available at Everitt.
- Additional meals or a la carte items may be purchased by a student using cash or their School Café account.
Everitt Custom Apparel
Take a look at the Everitt Spirit Store for exciting new items to show your school spirit! Most items will be delivered to your home within 5 business days. Just use this link to start shopping and show your school pride:
Thursday Late Starts
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.
Attend The First PTA Meeting of The 2023-24 School Year:
Connect with other parents/guardians at our first PTA meeting on Wednesday, September 6th at 5:00 pm in the Everitt Library and on Zoom here: Zoom Link To Join The PTA & SAC Meetings
Zoom Meeting ID: 848 1090 9782 / Zoom Passcode: EverittPTA
* Membership is not required to attend monthly meetings *
Everitt PTA is committed to having an Everitt parent/guardian at each of our area elementary school PTA meetings this year to help build community in Wheat Ridge. Can you attend an elementary PTA meeting this year on behalf of Everitt? Maybe you have a kiddo in K-5 and are planning to go anyway? We’d love your help! Email Leslie, our PTA volunteer coordinator at email@example.com for details.
Join The PTA:
Join (or renew) your PTA membership TODAY! Fill out the form HERE , and payment instructions are provided once the form is submitted. If you need assistance with dues, please email us at EverittPTA@gmail.com. Dues should never be a barrier to membership in the Everitt PTA Community.
Check out our PTA page for reminders, important dates and meeting minutes: https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/family_resources/p_t_a , and join our FaceBook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta .
Share Your Ideas:
We'd love your ideas on more ways to bring the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-291-1435.
Dan Weinstein (PTA President)
Some of these clubs may change due to student interest and students are always welcome to start a club by asking a staff member to be their sponsor. We are always also looking for parents/guardians who are willing to support a club. Please reach out to Amanda Pouliot if you're interested in leading the following clubs.
Clubs looking for sponsors:
French Club (Pouliot - Conference Room)
Tri-M (Music Honor Society - Letendre - Orchestra Room)
Jazz Band (Reardon - Band Room)
Cross Country Team (7:40-8:40 am - Meet at the flag pole)
Strength and Conditioning (Bauer/Scales - Small Gym)
Girls on the Run (Niemeyer/Burg/Mitchell/Ritchie - Niemeyer's Room)
Floor Hockey (O'Connor - Large Gym)
Theatre Guild (Pouliot/Adducci/Powers - Powers' room)
Fiber Arts (Knitting, Crocheting, etc. - Gallagher - Gallagher's room)
Book Club (Widtfeldt/Gordon - Widtfeldt's room)
Mixed Martial Arts/Taekwondo
Junior Optimists Club
Sammy's Buddy Program - (Choi/SBP - Choi's room)
Builder's Club (Maikranz/Kiwanis - Meet in the lobby)
Cross Country Team (7:40-8:40 am - Meet at the flag pole)
Cheerleading (Pineda - Meet in the choir room)
GSA (Burt - Burt's Room)
Fiber Arts (Gallagher - Gallagher's Room)
Floor Hockey (O'Connor - Large gym)
Chess Club (Yankoviak - Yankoviak's room)
Dungeons and Dragons (Decker/Newell - Newell's room)
Theatre Guild (Pouliot/Powers/Adducci - Powers' room)
Book Club (Herr - Conference Room)
Mountain Biking Club (Miller/Mallory/Braun - Meet at the flag pole)
Girls on the Run (Niemeyer/Burg/Mitchell/Ritchie - Niemeyer's room)
Strength and Conditioning (Bauer/Scales - Small gym)
Yoga (Piane - Meet in lobby)
Cosmetology Club (Martin - Meet in the lobby)
Students are welcome to join clubs that are already in session.
Cross Country Information
The 2023 JeffCo League Cross Country Schedule is available for viewing on Teamsideline.com. Course maps with start and finish line locations can also be found linked to each course.
Meets will take place on either Monday or Wednesday, replacing practice for that day. Please review the schedule in its entirety as you will not attend every meet throughout the season.
- Meets start at 4:30 with the first race going off at 4:45pm. The second rage will go off at 5:15pm.
- Each race will alternate which gender goes first.
- All participants are required to wear their team/school shirt for meets along with athletic shorts/pants and shoes.
- Dress appropriately and bring layers as weather conditions can change.
- Come prepared with sunscreen, water, and a snack.
- Parents are required to provide transportation to and from away games – Car pooling is a big help.
The 2023 Jeffco League Cross Country rules must be upheld by all participants, parents, coaches, and officials at all times. League Rule violations will result in disciplinary action.
Thank you and good luck to our teams!
Gold Crown Girls Flag Football
Gold Crown Foundation is offering a 3-week Clinic Series for 6th-8th grade girls. Below is a flyer that outlines the Clinic Series, and a link to the website. The goal is to offer a full blown league Spring 2024 with actual feeder teams participating. Please keep in mind Gold Crown offers Scholarship Assistance to anyone in need so everyone can participate. Thanks for your support!
Director of Sports Operations
303-233-6776 Ext. 235
Nevaeh M. ~ In addition to coming into class with lots of spirit and joy, Nevaeh is constantly asking important questions so that she can grow. Her curiosity is infectious and positively vibrates throughout the room! I am so very grateful to have her in class!
Marley W. ~ Marley has been aiding group mates by setting a great example and sharing notes.
Alex R. ~ Alex took accountability for her behavior.
Yaretzi R. ~ Consistently adding to the class discussions and helping others around them. Their presence has helped me considerably.
Romelo B. ~ When another student attempted to instigate a conflict Romelo was calm, collected, and refused to reply to their push back. He set an example to the class in the moment and helped me calm the class.
Tony B. ~ Tony has repeatedly asked great questions, followed discussions, and been very thoughtful to their peers in class. I've been very thankful of their presence and consciousness of when they know they'll be distracted.
Henry P. ~ Henry is such a positive community member in our STEM classroom! He participates, engages in higher level thinking, and is always willing to help! He is a great role model, even when his friends are not making the same choices.
Kenny G. ~ Kenny has done a great job in STEM of asking questions and participating in class. He displays an incredible amount of grit and resilience, never giving up on our coding and asking for help when he needs it.
Allena H. ~ Lena is always ready in class. She is here to learn and demonstrates amazing focus and hard work. I am so grateful for her silent leadership but she is also an amazing singer and musician. I feel very lucky to have her in class; she brings me so much joy!
Dominic M. ~ Dominic was a positive leader and helper to one of our new students. Even with a guest teacher leading class, Dom stepped up to help out a struggling student and the sub!
Julayna P. ~ JJ took a risk in sharing during math. When no one wanted to step up and explain their work, JJ explained how to solve the problem.
Ava R. ~ Ava is a hard worker and is always willing to participate. She takes risks to answer questions and helps keep the discussion going.
Luke G. ~ Luke was incredibly kind when he noticed a peer sitting alone at lunch. Luke stood up and invited the other student to come sit with him and his friends. Luke is always upbeat and willing to include others.
Stella H. ~ Stella is quick to advocate for other students and is thoughtful.
Theo F. ~ Theo does an amazing job leading by example. He is positive, on task and just so much fun to have in class. For someone who was unsure about joining musical theater has been so positive and so strong in the leadership qualities I need for students to thrive. So very grateful.
Darely R. ~ Darely helped a student get to their class without being asked and showed kindness to someone in need!
Quincey D. ~ She's doing an awesome job as an office TA. The counselors are thankful for delivering out passes and asking great questions.
Lily M. ~ I watch as Lilly leads the musical theater classroom with her outstanding acting skills. Her energy vibrates to all the other students and brings us such joy. I cannot WAIT to see what she brings to the stage in a few months! It is certainly going to be entertaining and fun! Thank you Lily for not only leading in musical theater, but also demonstrating the expectations in acting!
Amelia V. ~ Amelia overcame her anxiety and fear. She started our classroom presentations in ELA.
Kayden P. ~ It is so wonderful to see Kayden take a leap of faith with his scene partner in musical theater. Together with his partner, they have created magic on stage that left everyone impressed. It takes a lot of bravery to put yourself out there to perform and he not only did it but he impressed us all with his character development. Amazing job, Kayden!
Gavin B. ~ Gavin thinks in a unique way and shares his thinking with others.
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.