Everett Weekly 2.10.23
February 10, 2023
Woo hoo!!! I'm off this weekend to visit my daughter at Purdue! I couldn't be more excited to unplug a little and just be a BOILERMAKER! The highlight of the weekend for me will be taking Hailey and her friends out to dinner Saturday evening. As the mom of a female mechanical engineering student, I giggle at how most of her friends are boys. Conversation at dinner typically ranges from the creation of the obligatory boilermaker hammer they all make in freshman year, Legos, Minecraft, and AmongUs :) It's actually amazing, and it reminds me of how we need to push past stereotypes and labels and remember to celebrate each other for our talents, gifts, and passions. I vow to support a learning environment where we honor the beauty in discovering who we are in this world and one in which we inspire the geniuses in all of us!
District 67 Reading and Writing Pilot Program
Earlier today, you should have received an email from Vail Kieser, District 67 Director of Teaching and Learning, regarding a pilot program for reading and writing instruction. Our goal is to improve student outcomes in reading, writing, and foundational skills. Please use this link to review the email.
Parent-Teacher Conferences Grades EC-4
Scheduling Begins Feb. 23 at 9:00 AM
All EC-4 conferences will take place in person with the booking system Meet the Teacher. The link (below) will be used for scheduling. The teacher will be available for fifteen-minute individual conferences. If you prefer a virtual conference, first book your appointment, then email the teacher to let them know you’d like a virtual conference. They will create a Google Meet link and share it with you.
Online Conference Scheduling Period
You can schedule your Parent-Teacher Conferences anytime between Thursday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m. until Friday, March 3 at 11:00 p.m.
Web Address for Scheduling
Please refer to the documents below, which contain everything you’ll need to schedule your Parent-Teacher Conferences online.
Please email email@example.com
Save The Dates – 4th Grade District Art Show and Reception!
The Annual 4th Grade Student Art Show, featuring works from every 4th Grade Student in District 67, will be held March 14th - April 6th, 2023 at our very own Gallery 300. Please plan to join us on Thursday, March 16th, from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at Gallery 300 for an Opening Reception to celebrate our young artists and their works. Everyone is invited! If you are unable to attend the Opening Reception, please plan to visit Gallery 300, and share in the talents and creative expressions of our 4th Grade Students. Gallery hours are weekdays from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, and weekends during Citadel Theater performances. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Administration Center at 300 South Waukegan in Lake Forest.
Multicultural Family Night
All D67 Families are Invited to Highlight Your Heritage on March 8
In honor of World Language Week, we invite all District families to join us at Deer Path Middle School on Wednesday, March 8 at 6:00 PM, for a night to travel around the globe and visit the different cultures that D67 represents. We are looking for families or groups who are willing to set up a table and make a poster board to share your heritage. Please respond on this Google form if you would like to participate.
Questions? Please contact Vail Kieser, Director of Teaching and Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remind your children of the expectations in our Responsible Use Agreement:
Many smartwatches have similar capabilities to smartphones (game, voice, and text capabilities). If a smartwatch becomes a distraction, it may be confiscated and placed in the office to remove the distraction from the learning environment. Essentially, we will treat the smartwatch like a cell phone. Confiscated equipment may be picked up in the office at the end of the day by the student(s). If a pattern of distraction occurs, parents may be asked to pick up the technology.
Stop in to pick up any lost items you may have left at school. We will be donating items through a service learning project. Also, be sure to label all clothes and jackets and we will always return them to students' classrooms
Note that I am canceling the last two Fridays with Fitz (2/17 and 4/21) as attendance has been low. If you are interested in having a coffee with me, just email or text and I'm happy to set a date with you
For Your Information
Support for Turkey
Everett has several families who are from Turkey. One of them shared a link with some information from the Turkish American Cultural Alliance if you are interested in learning more about ways to support
More Bathroom News
We have had a situation where a student has scratched some inappropriate language in one of our bathroom stalls. We are working on repainting the stall but in the meantime, I encourage you to have a conversation with your students regarding the importance of keeping our school clean and free of graffiti. Our bathrooms have been an unfortunate source of my newsletter content recently. My apologies and hopes to not have to address them next week :)
This week in pictures
Kindergarten Information Night--A Full House
District 67 Board of Education Meeting
The next regular meeting of the District 67 Board of Education will be held on February 21, 2023 in the Board Room at Lake Forest High School West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd. (2nd floor) beginning at 7:00pm. Additional information and the meeting agenda is posted on the D67 Board webpage prior to each meeting.
District 67 Kindergarten Registration
Proof of Residency
All incoming kindergarten students must provide proof of residency. Acceptable documents for proof of residency are listed on our district website. Proof of residency documents and birth certificate will be accepted via online pre-registration by uploading documents at the end of the process or at our in-person collection event at the Administration Center on March 8 from 11:00 am-4:00 p.m. (by walk-in).
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Administration Center, Lake Forest High School West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest (enter under the blue awning and follow the signs to the 2nd floor). Please use this link for complete information!
Openings Available - Community of Learners Preschool
The Community of Learners Preschool at Sheridan has opening available in their program for current school year AND 2023-2024!
Community of Learners provides a nurturing, inclusive environment that fosters development of the whole child. Highlights of the program for District 67 children, ages 3-5 include:
Alignment with D67's Curriculum, Calendar, and Activities.
Exposure to Speech and Language Curriculum.
Low student to staff ratio.
Teachers Dual Certified in Early Childhood Education and Special Education co-teaching with Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs)
On-site SLPs, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Physical Therapists providing support within the Early Childhood classroom.
Join Us for the Next Fan Event
Sponsored by Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with Lake Forest High School.
Zoom registration link: www.bit.ly/SARFANSponsor
Toni Boos, Psy.D. will moderate a discussion with Leslie Brankin, Psy.D. and Anna Finis, Psy.D. about school anxiety and refusal from childhood through young adulthood. This presentation will provide an overview of school anxiety and refusal and will help families gain an understanding of its various presentations, potential causes and functions of refusal behavior, and strategies for supporting youth and young adults in getting to school more consistently. They will also discuss how to best partner and collaborate with schools and community resources to create change.
Check out our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, February 16 at 6:30pm 1st Everett APT Night Meeting in the Everett Library
Friday, February 24 Let it Glow Party! K-2nd 4:15-5:15 3rd&4th 5:45-6:45
Tuesday, February 28 Community Safety Series 7-8:30pm DPM gym Topic:Critical First Aid-Save a Life
Thursday, March 9 All District APT Meeting 9:30-11:00 at CROYA
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
📆Thursday, February 16, 2023 6:30pm Everett Night APT Meeting- Everyone is welcome to attend! Meeting is held in the Everett Library
Flyers for the Glow Party were sent in Students’ Red Folders.
Do you have an incoming 2023-2024 kindergartener? Please consider sharing your contact information with the Everett APT and learn about future kindergarten events! Everett Kindergarten 2023-2024 APT Parent/Guardian Form
2023 Executive APT Board Slate Announcement & Nominating Committee
Announcing the APT Executive Board Slate for the 2023-25 School Years
APT Executive Board President: Kimberly Carris BIO
APT Executive Recording Secretary: Betsy Miller BIO
DPM APT President: Elizabeth Martin BIO
Everett Elementary School APT President: Mary Dana Maggiolino BIO
Voting on this slate of candidates is open to all District 67 APT members and will take place at the APT’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 9th from 9 - 11 AM at CROYA. All District 67 parents and community members are invited to attend.
Nominating Officers for the School Years 2023-2025
Nominating Committee Chair: Shannon Shader
APT Executive Board Representatives: Megan Engelberg, Gillian Goodfriend
Cherokee Representatives: Mirela Dalton, Kaci Spirito, Carrie Ravagnie
Deer Path Representatives: Katie Donovan, Ann Kiesling, Sarah Lohr, Heidi Clifton,
Lacy Fidler, Tara Eggers
Everett Representatives: Vanessa Nowlin, Liz Byron, Lexee Rascia
Sheridan Representatives: Victoria Bozic, Kristen Chun, Amanda Lamberti
Introducing the Virtual Guest Speaker for the Annual Meeting
Rebecca Dowling Calder
Commander Rebecca Calder graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1998, earned her designation as a Naval Aviator in July of 2000 and began her career as an F/A-18 Hornet pilot where she has served in multiple squadrons. She flew missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch in 2002 and in support of Iraqi Freedom in 2008.
Becky attended the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (commonly referred to as TOPGUN) in 2004 where she became the first female pilot to graduate from the elite program. She transitioned to the U. S. Navy Reserves in 2011 where she still serves today. She has accrued over 2,500 flight hours and 421 carrier arrested landings. She became the first woman to have her basketball jersey (#32) retired from the United States Naval Academy in January 2014. She was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004, and inducted into the Andover Athletics Hall of Honor in 2008, as part of the inaugural class.
Becky is currently a PhD student pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. She lives in Reno, NV, with her husband Adrian, and their two children. She enjoys international travel, skiing, hiking, and spending time with her family and their dog, Max.
Spirit of 67 News
Calling all Writers, Photographers, Graphic Designers, Marketing Aficionados!
The Spirit of 67 needs you!
Please contact Carolyn Hutchinson at email@example.com or complete the info form at https://spirit67.wufoo.com/forms/z196qa0y1ex63x8/
SAVE THE DATE
The Spirit of 67 Foundation’s Spring Event! You will not want to miss it!
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
CROYA's Middle School Ski & Snowboard Trip to Wilmot Mountain is on Friday, February 17 (Tri-District Day - No School) from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Permission slip required and space is limited! The costs vary based on lift ticket & ski/snowboard rental. Helmets are required. If you don't have a helmet, one will be provided for you by The CROYA Foundation. Permission slip can be found at croya.com. For more info., click here to e-mail Rick, or call (847) 810-3984.
Save the Dates - APS TrueNorth Virtual Family Education
Register here for IEP’s - The Basics and Beyond
Register here for Preparing Your Child (& Yourself) for the Future
Prom Dress Collection Drive
Now Underway at Mothers Trust Foundation and Zengeler Cleaners
Spring is just a few weeks away and for most area high schools, planning is already underway for prom season later this school year. Once again, that also means all Zengeler Cleaners stores are accepting lovingly worn donations for the annual 2023 prom dress collection drive, along with formal wear items such as shoes, purses, jewelry and other accessories.. Read more about it here.
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