Evergreen's Mustang Messenger
November 1, 2020
Hello From Mr. Danford
Dear Evergreen Families,
One of the most rewarding aspects of my job as building principal is the interaction I have every day with our incredible students—especially now during COVID. We all missed our kiddos terribly from March - June.
There is no more joy in the world than connecting with, sharing stories, and learning alongside our kids. I also enjoy the surprised reactions whenever I run into our students outside of school. Love that!
Our recent Parent/Teacher goal-setting conferences were a terrific success. I heard numerous positive comments regarding the set-up and timing of the meetings. Along with being on campus and being at school, conferences with teachers are a terrific component of any child’s success.
And finally, now that the colder weather has arrived, make sure to dress your children appropriately. Remember those warmer, heavier coats. Dig out those gloves and caps. They’ll be needed as we move through November. Please do not arrive to school before 8:55. The bell, of course, rings at 9:10. Typically, we’re outdoors to begin each day; however, if it’s too chilly, we’ll move to get kids indoors earlier.
November Dates To Pop On the Calendar
Living Garden Clean-up, November 6 and 7, 9AM-Noon
Mr. Danford's...The 10th at 10:00 (November 10 at 10 o'clock)
No school Wednesday, November 11—Veterans' Day
Individual picture retakes—November 17
PTO meeting,Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30 via Zoom. Link coming. Plan to join us!
Students of the Month recognized—November 24
No school during Thanksgiving Vacation, November 25, 26, 27
Join the Discussion
Mr. Danford will not have an agenda per se, but will be available to talk and dialogue all that's Evergreen. A Q & A, if you will. Join in, if you wish!
From Mead's Nutritional Services
During your student’s time in quarantine, if that is to happen, you are welcome to contact Nutrition Services to arrange for a weekly meal kit which includes 5 breakfasts and 5
We have several pickup times during the week. The pickup location is the
Pittsburg Learning Center (old Northwood Middle school) at 13120 N Pittsburg
Please give a call to Nutrition Services at 465-6100 to create a schedule to grab a meal kit.
Free and Reduced-price meals applications
We are excited to share with you that the USDA recently announced the extension of free meals for children for the entire school year, through June 30, 2021! This is exciting news and continues to extend flexibilities for the Mead School District to make meals available for all children throughout the 2020-21 academic year.
Parent/Guardian Action Item
Did you know that you need to complete your Free & Reduced program application every year? Even while all kids are getting fed for free this year, there’s many reasons to apply like reduced or waived fees and funding for school programming or services! Parents and guardians can do so by clicking lunchapp.com or by picking up a paper application from your child’s school.
The application takes less than 10 minutes to fill out and will help schools fund important resources for students. Questions? Call Nutrition Services at (509) 465-6100.
Thank You, Evergreen Families!
PTO Board Positions Are Still Open
Our new treasurer was voted in recently, but two positions remain open: VP of Community and Volunteers and our Secretary position. Please consider becoming involved in PTO, and possibly entertain a Board position.
Play Structures Are Slowly Opening
We Do Not Celebrate Birthdays With Food
Although we love to celebrate birthdays at Evergreen, we do not celebrate birthdays with food as our Mead Board of Directors have written. Board policy states…
The Mead School District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children's health and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
Once monthly a teacher may celebrate birthdays or holidays with food, but typically, we’ll celebrate in other ways, keeping the health of our kids in mind. See your teacher for ideas.
We are planning to honor veterans via classroom assignments and different in-class activities.
Remember, there will be no school on Wednesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans' Day this year.
At the afternoon bell, children line up in classrooms socially distanced. With support from teachers, children exit their classroom doors and proceed to the back blacktop, the bus loop, and the flagpole to meet their masked and socially distanced parents, caregivers, and buses.
Our processes are working! Let's keep it up!
Please do not pick up your children before our 3:20 bell, if you can help it. We would kindly ask that you do not enter the building to checkout your child before dismissal. Use the foyer microphones.
Parents' Right to Know
Districts and schools must inform the parents of Title I, Part A (Evergreen is an all-Title building) students that they may request, and the district and schools will provide, certain information on the professional qualifications of the students’ classroom teachers and paraprofessionals providing services to their child.
Should you desire such information, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Danford, building principal, or Ms. Boldrick, Title I teacher.
Mead School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Josh Westermann, Director of Student and Family Services @ 2323 E Farwell Rd, Mead, WA 99021, Phone: 509 465-6000, or via email Josh.Westermann@mead354.org