Everett Weekly 3.17.23
March 17, 2023
Technology is infiltrating our children's worlds earlier and earlier each year. Consider reducing the amount of technology access your children have at such a young age. We are seeing an increase in reported incidents such as:
**sleeping with phones and Apple Watches in bedrooms--consider collaboratively creating a rule to keep technology downstairs and an expectation that you will be looking at texts/apps nightly
**inappropriate social media posts --most apps are 13 and older so consider restricting access to apps such as Snapchat and TikTok, etc.
**texts and phone calls at all hours of the day and night -- engage in a conversation about communication etiquette on the phone and via text
Here are some resources you may want to consider:
IAR Testing Coming Soon
District 67 students in grades 3-8 will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) April 11-21. IAR participation rates are used by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) when calculating ELA, math, and science proficiency scores. We must have 95 percent participation in all areas to receive the maximum points possible. Proficiency scores are used to calculate an overall Summative Designation for each school. Illinois has 4 summative designations: Exemplary, Commendable, Targeted, and Comprehensive. ISBE includes school summative designations annually in the Illinois Report Card. A participation rate lower than 95 percent negatively impacts the Summative Designation for each school. Schools that have less than 95 percent participation are ineligible to receive an Exemplary designation.
Pilot Update for Families
Over the past several weeks, we have been engaging in our literacy pilot. Want to learn how it’s going? Check it out HERE!
Deerpath Community Park Improvement Project
The City of Lake Forest is beginning construction on the Deerpath Community Park Improvement Project - located at the Lake Forest Recreation Center, behind Deer Path Middle School. The project involves installing synthetic turf athletic fields and additional amenities for the community park. The majority of construction activities will be confined to the project site, which includes Deerpath Community Park fields and tennis courts behind DPM. The City has been extremely collaborative and intentionally timed the launch of this work to be the least disruptive by scheduling start during the week DPM is closed over Spring Break. The contractor will also work to limit activity during pickup and dropoff times at the school. For reasons of safety, drivers are asked to follow all directional signage. Please note that the fields behind DPM will not be used by our students during construction. Outdoor activities will be diverted to other DPM outdoor spaces. We appreciate your patience. More information about the Deerpath Community Park Improvement Project may be found at http://www.cityoflakeforest.com/DeerpathPark
Community of Learners is Still Accepting Students for Next Year!
Community of Learners is Lake Forest School District 67's early childhood preschool program for students ages 3-5 year-olds residing within the District 67 school boundaries.
Want to Learn More?
The Community of Learners program is housed within D67's Sheridan Elementary school. Watch the video below to learn how this provides unique opportunities for students to align with D67's calendar, activities, and curricula.
D115 Referendum Information
Early Voting Begins Monday, March 20
Vote by Mail
You Can Now Request Your Vote by Mail Ballot. Mail in Your April 4 Election Ballot Ballot Before Spring Break!
Vote by mail application requests are now available HERE. The Lake County Clerk will start sending out vote by mail ballots on March 17 to the address you provide.
Vote by Mail applications can be requested until 5pm on March 30. Get your request in now to vote by mail and ensure your vote counts in the April 4 election
Early voting in Lake County begins Monday, March 20 and runs through Monday, April 3, 2023. Early voting at Lake Forest City Hall begins Monday, March 20 and runs through Saturday, April 1, 2023. For more information on early voting, visit the Office of the County Clerk, Lake County.
Why the District 115 Board of Ed Supports the Referendum
At the recent March 7 Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Board of Education meeting, members of the Board shared their personal perspectives on the proposed April 4 referendum. This video shares highlights.
Categories of Improvement: Safety & Security
The Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Board of Education is pursuing a $105.7M referendum on the April 4, 2023 Lake County election ballot.
One of the categories of improvements is safety and security, which will address updating fire protection system, installing rapid lock-down system and door sensors at all exterior doors, and constructing interior partition systems for after-hours security.
Attention District 67 Parents!
It’s time to Rock the Spirit!
General Admission and Backstage VIP Tickets are on sale NOW so get yours before they sell out!
Sponsorship Opportunities are Also Available!
Everett APT has a new president for 2023-2025! I couldn’t be happier to announce that my good friend, current Everett VP/Treasurer, and long time Everett mom, MaryDana Maggiolino, will be Everett’s APT President! I know Everett will be in great hands and the amazing work the APT does will continue through all our volunteers. We are working on our next year’s APT Board, so please take a moment to complete the form.
Form for next year’s Everett APT volunteering.
Check out our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, April 19 9:15-10:30 Everett APT Meeting in the library.Everyone is welcome to come!
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
APS TrueNorth Virtual Family Education
Please use the link below if you can attend a presentation of Preparing Your Child (& Yourself) for the Future on April 11, 2023. You will receive a zoom link closer to the Presentation date. Thanks and we hope you can join us.
Register here for Preparing Your Child (& Yourself) for the Future
LF Parks & Rec Spring Break Camps
Monday, March 27-Friday, March 31
Spring Break Sports Camp: Held at the Rec Center, this camp focuses on athletic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and, most importantly, fun! Campers will participate in a different sport each day and play their favorite camp games. Grades K-4th. Register.
Hurray for Spring: Join us at Everett for crafts, games, music, and stories. Miss Chris and her assistants will instruct participants in exciting activities to welcome spring each day. Ages 3-7. Register.
1111 Everett School Rd.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045