Everett Weekly 5.5.23
May 5, 2023
Dear Everett Families,
These are just 5 of the amazing 320 little superheroes and the 65 staff superheroes at Everettopolis! Speaking of superheroes, we are getting geared up to applaud all of our staff next week for Teacher Appreciation Week. Join me in celebrating our team. Whether you send an email sharing your gratitude to them, to me, to Dr. McHugh, or Dr. Montgomery, or something else, I know it would be greatly appreciated. This superhero team is the best!
Erin’s Law Lesson:
As part of our personal protection and safety curriculum, students in will participate in a lesson aligned with Erin’s Law (105 ILCS 5/10-23.13) in an effort to raise awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse. The mandate reinforces the importance of empowering children in keeping their bodies safe. Erin’s Law is designed to accomplish the following:
Increase educator and parent awareness of child sexual abuse;
Provide educators and parents with valuable information regarding the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse;
Deliver age-appropriate lessons that empower children in recognizing safe and unsafe touches and what they can do if something inappropriate or uncomfortable happens;
Teach children empowerment actions such as Say “NO”, Get Away, Tell a Trusted Adult; and
Remind teachers of their legal requirement to report all suspected abuse cases to the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).
For EC-4th Grade Students:
Lessons will be co-taught by our mental health support staff in each building (school social workers and school psychologists) and our Wellness/Health teachers between May 2 - 13th.
The lesson will not include examples of sexual abuse, nor will it include explicit terminology. We understand this is a sensitive topic and handle it carefully with information that is developmentally appropriate to the age of the students. If you would like specific information about the lesson or to learn more about the topic, please reach out to your building social worker or school psychologist.
Requests to Opt-Out: If you prefer that your child opt-out of this prevention education session, please email your child’s teacher.
Mandarin at Cherokee
A highlight for special attention:
- Please read the information about registration for incoming kindergarten students and 1st grade students in Mandarin at Cherokee. If you are interested in enrolling your incoming kindergarten student or upcoming 1st grade student please contact Kate Cavanaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 19th.
ABC Countdown Continues
Grade 1-7 iPads - Summer Information
- Students who are entering 2nd grade through 7th grade for our 2023-2024 District 67 school year will be taking their devices home over the summer.
- 8th grade graduating students will turn in their District iPads, chargers, and Logitech crayons on May 24.
- Kindergarten students will be turning in their iPads to their homeroom teachers before June 5. A new iPad will be given to all 1st graders during the first week of the 2023-2024 school year in their new classrooms.
Below are basic care instructions for your student’s device and options for technical support over the summer.
What resources will continue to be available for my students over the summer?
All the apps & subscriptions students use throughout the year are available on iPads during the summer for them to explore their creativity, interests and knowledge.
Does my student need to bring their device to any summer programming?
If your student is registered for Summer Offerings/Extended School Year (ESY) courses that use technology, please send your student with their device to their summer classes.
What if technical support is needed over the summer?
If you are having problems with your iPad over the summer, please email the Tech Department email@example.com. If it is necessary to bring in your device to have it repaired or serviced, a member of the Tech Team will be available by appointment only.
What if we are moving and need to turn in the District iPad?
Email the Tech Department firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate when you can turn in your iPad, charger, and Logitech crayon to the Tech Department.
District 67 Anaphylaxis Response Committee
It is always our goal to provide a safe environment for all children, including those with life-threatening food allergies. Anaphylaxis is a severe systemic allergic reaction from exposure to allergens that is rapid in onset and can cause death. It is the policy of the Illinois State Board of Education, according to Public Act 102-0413, that each school district must have an anaphylaxis policy that must be reviewed and reevaluated every three years and be updated to reflect any necessary and appropriate revisions.
We are convening a small group of school community members to review and make recommendations for updates to our District 67 anaphylaxis policy. The committee will meet approximately three times between now and next Fall 2023. If you are interested in participating, and feel you have relevant background, please fill out the form below.
Please submit your application and attach your resume using this form. Applications will close on Wednesday, May 10 at 5:00 PM. Thank you!
District 67 Calendar - 2024-2025
The Board approved calendar for the 2024-2025 school year has been posted online (dated 4.25.23). Please note that minor adjustments to this calendar may occur throughout the school year. Parents are advised to refer to the calendars posted on the District website. Revision dates will be noted.
Upcoming District 67 Board of Education Meeting
The District 67 Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 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 meeting agendas will be posted on the D67 Board webpage prior to each meeting.
Parent Series: Transition Planning
Please join us in-person or virtually for our next D67 and D115 Parent Series on Transition Planning on Monday, May 15 at 12:00 pm. During our meeting, Amy Engstrom, Transition Specialist from TrueNorth will be available to answer any of your questions related to transition planning (employment, work experiences, education, independent living, and transition linkages). Please see the linked flyer for more information and to RSVP for the event. A light lunch will be provided.
Rock the Spirit Wrap-up
What a Night! Rock the Spirit was a record-breaking fundraiser, raising money for future grants for our students and schools! We want to thank everybody who made it possible! Thank you for attending and for supporting the auction and raffle. We hope you had a great time!!
We are also tremendously grateful for the teachers who have contributed Buy-In Parties to the auction. These priceless student experiences create lifelong, irreplaceable memories!
The Buy-in parties are still available through Sunday, May 7th at 11:59pm! If you missed the chance to buy your child one of these unforgettable student experiences, check out https://spiritrocks2023.givesmart.com !! You may still get in on the fun!
We Heard You!
Some of you mentioned that you would have liked to purchase one of the vacation packages. The packages were very popular during the live auction at Rock the Spirit! Winners commented that the auction prices were a bargain for the deluxe trips! To accommodate anybody who could not attend or if you were there but would have liked to purchase a vacation package, the vacations are temporarily available again at https://spiritrocks2023.givesmart.com. Purchases must be made prior to 11:59pm on Sunday, May 7th.
We want to express special thanks to the Mancuso and Carver Family for their extreme hospitality and generosity as the Presenting Sponsor for Rock The Spirit. They made this a night to remember! Also, to Ryan and Angele Close for the 3 Bartesian stations –what a brilliant Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or College Graduation Gift idea! Also, thank you to Bliss Diamond for the spectacular diamond earrings they provided for the Sparkle Raffle. Co-Chairs, Sam Trace and Johanna Naismith–you Rock!
The Spirit is so grateful for all of this support! We cannot wait to see how the funds raised will be spent on future grants!
Check out our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
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May 8th-May 12th is Staff Appreciation Week. Our committee has some fun things planned from staff t-shirts, treats, breakfast, raffle prizes, and lunch. If you would like to donate to these efforts, please Venmo Jennifer Cisternino @Jennifer-Cisternino-1 (last digits 6334) or via Zelle at email@example.com
May 8-12 Staff Appreciation Week Donate above and be on the lookout for a signup genius to help out.
May 12 Spring Sing
May 19 12:40-2:40 Everett University
May 23 Old/New Board brunch Time and place TBD evites have be sent out to old and new board members
June 1 4th Grade Family Social 4:30-5:30 Everett Park Cherokee, Everett, and Sheridan 4th grade families welcome!
June 4 Fourth Grade Celebration
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
School Supply Kits
Incoming K-4th grade can start ordering school supply kits for next year.
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
Voices of Spring Concert
Sunday, May 7, 4 pm
The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra looks forward to spring! Join our community orchestra for an afternoon of spring inspired classical works. Our program included Mozart's "La Finta Giardinera Overture", Lili Boulanger's "D'un Matin de Printemps", Sibelius's Fruhlingsstimmen", Strauss's "Voices of Spring" and concludes with the stirring Schumann Symphony No. 1 "Spring". Learn more.
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