Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: January 20, 2023 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
I hope you all enjoyed your snow day on Wednesday. It's always fun to come to school and see Everitt's hill covered in sledding tracks on the day after a snow day. Each evening as I leave, the hill is covered with happy families enjoying the snow. Our middle schoolers are ready to get back on the basketball courts on the north side of our building, though. These Colorado kids aren't used to the snow sticking around!
Our "What We're Working on at Everitt" slides (found below) are updated. Check them out to see what is going on in our classrooms this month and to find out how to support your student in their classes. Thanks to our wonderful teachers for putting together this information.
Next week at Cafe con la Directora, we will begin preparing for International Night. This year, International Night will be a community-wide event. We are working with each of our elementary schools and Wheat Ridge High School to create an event that celebrates all of the beautiful cultures and countries represented in our community. If you would like to share your family's culture, please join us on Wednesday evening at 6:00! If you can't make it on Wednesday but would like to participate, reach out to Edgar Solis, family liaison, and he will get you everything you need.
Please mark your calendars to come to the PTA Family Night “Soups On!” on Wednesday, February 1st from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the cafeteria. This will be a night of enjoying soups made by our community and each other's company. You can sign up to share a favorite recipe here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AD23ABF4C43-soups or just bring your family and have a bowl, play games and connect!
Thanks to all of you who filled out the family survey last week. If you haven't yet filled it out, please do so. The survey helps us to know what we are doing well and how we can better serve you and your family. We value your feedback.
Last week, I promised to share our 6th and 8th grade honor roll lists and other celebrations. Since we didn't get to celebrate with our students this week (due to the snow day), I will share them next week.
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?
Fri 1/20 ~ All County Band/Orchestra Rehearsal & Concert
Wed 1/25 ~ Cafe y Te con la Directora 6:00 pm
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 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:
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! Please sign up to bring something yummy to share here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AD23ABF4C43-soups
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
Quincey D. - Quincey is thoughtful and contributes positively to our class discussions.
Emmanuel D. - Manny cleaned up a mess that was not of his making to create a positive environment.
Adam M. - Adam thinks quietly and deeply before contributing to class discussions.
Jaelyn B. - Jaelyn is a wonderful participant in small group work.
Charlie M. - Charlie has a positive attitude and a fun sense of humor. His warmth spreads to everyone at Everitt.
Will S. - Will works so hard on his assignments and class discussions. His smile is contagious!
Aaron B. - Aaron is so kind and respectful when speaking to others.
Olin W. - Is willing to try new things!
Vuk B. - for being courageous!
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.