Everett Weekly 10.21.22
October 21, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Positivity and Progress
I put this Batman quote in our Friday staff newsletter to remind our teachers of their impact as a result of their talent and their incredible sense of positivity. I am beyond grateful for them. I am also grateful for Rebecca Asfour for posting this positivity quote this week. I shared her quote with staff as well and I feel it changed our thinking as we navigated the week. I continue to be amazed with all the positivity that permeates the halls of Everett and this beautiful community. Thank you to all the families and the APT for spoiling us with treats, dinner and all the kindness this week. I loved seeing you at conferences!
Highlights below to note:
Let's Talk with the Elementary School Principals -- November 9 @ 7pm
Next Friday with Fitz -- December 9 @ 10:15am
Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.
For your information
We are excited to bring back costumes and our Halloween parade on Monday, October 31 at 9:45am. Students will be doing a loop around the field and showing off their amazing costumes. We hope you will join us! Please remember these costume parameters::
No gore or blood
Children must be able to sit down
Costumes must not be distracting to learning (we reserve the right to ask a child to take off a costume if it is districting the learning of themselves or others)
APT Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Food Drive kicks off on Monday, October 31. Many people are struggling with food insecurity in Lake County. Please help us support these families in need this Thanksgiving.
Donation by grade level:
- Kindergarten: Rice
- 1st: Canned Fruit
- 2nd: Canned Beans
- 3rd: Stuffing Mix
- 4th: Canned Vegetables
Donation bins will be in the front entrance of all schools 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Team Read at our APT Meeting
Parent Teacher Conferences
Two Upcoming Deerpath Road Closures
Deerpath Closure #1: Deerpath Road Closed Friday, Nov. 4 at 9 am through Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 am
The first closure is required for the bridge support walls to be poured. The framing required for this concrete pour requires steel bracing to extend into the roadway while the concrete cures. The support walls need to be in place and the concrete cured in order for the bridge deck to be installed the following weekend.
Deerpath Closure #2: Deerpath Road Closed Friday, Nov. 11 at 6 pm through Monday, Nov. 14 at 6 am
The second closure is required so the bridge deck can be lifted and placed onto the support walls.
During the closures, Deerpath Road will remain open to local access from Green Bay Road to Ahwahnee Lane. Drivers are encouraged to use Green Bay Road south to Westleigh Road to access both Route 41 and Waukegan Road during both closures. Learn more about the project at cityoflakeforest.com/ComEdBridge.
LET'S TALK | LEARNING
District 67 parent and guardians are invited to the District’s first LET'S TALK program for the 2022-2023 school year on Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7:00 PM in the Board Room at LFHS West Campus.
Hosted by Superintendent Dr. Matthew Montgomery and featuring Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeff McHugh and District 67 Director of Teaching and Learning Mrs. Vail Kieser, we will host a community conversation about teaching and learning in District 67. Topics discussed will include District performance data, current reading reviews, and curriculum considerations.
Please submit your questions using this form by no later than 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 2.
Save the Date: LET'S TALK | with the Elementary Principals
District 67 Principals Renee Fitzsimmons, Kate Cavanaugh, and Susan Milsk invite you to join them for a virtual conversation on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 7:00 PM, that will focus on student behavior.
Topics discussed will include:
Bullying - what it is, and what it isn’t
Proactive measures to prevent negative behavior
Reactive measures to negative behavior; how to respond/consequences
Board policy and research on school discipline
Answers to questions submitted by our parents/guardians
Please use this form to submit your questions by noon on Tuesday, November 8.
A livestream link to join the meeting will be shared next week.
Food Service News
Boo Bash is just one week away and we can’t wait to see all our eagles in their costumes! Everett is in a slight lead for the Spirit 67 Crosstown Challenge. It only takes a few seconds to donate to the Spirit! Go here to make your Spirit donation! spiritof67foundation.org Let’s win this! Our annual food drive starts on Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Please see below for more info and consider purchasing these items when at the grocery store. Check out our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
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Friday, Oct. 28 4:15-5:15p K-2nd 5:45-6:45p 3rd & 4th BOO BASH👻
Oct. 31- Nov. 4 annual food drive The winning grade will receive a popsicle party! K-rice, 1st-canned fruit, 2nd-canned beans, 3rd-stuffing mix, 4th- canned vegetables
Thurs.Nov. 3 7pm Let’s Talk in District Board Room
Saturday, Nov. 5 6:30pm Third Grade Parent Only Social at the home of The Turners! Evites have been sent. Last one!
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. If you ordered spirit wear you either received an email to pick it up or it was distributed Fri. Oct. 7. Please note some items haven’t come in yet! Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
📆Wednesday, Nov. 16 Everett APT Meeting-Everyone is welcome to attend! Meeting is held in the Library. Coffee and chat 9:15-9:25 Meeting will start at 9:30.
👻BOO BASH 🎃 Oct. 28
- K-2 4:15-5:15
- 3&4 5:45-6:45
Here is the flier if you missed it.
Megan O’Malley, Jennifer Cisternino, and Brittany Smith for providing dinner for our Everett Staff on Oct. 20
Spirit of 67 News
It is incredibly exciting to see Grants in Action!
A new Cricut Maker was granted for use in our 7th and 8th graders Home Arts and STEM classes! This collaborative grant written by Anthony Pollina (7/8 STEM teacher) and Karen Pederson (7/8 Home Arts teacher) last year, now allows students to design their own clothing embellishments all the while channeling their individual designs and creativity! This cross-cultural activity enhances the connection between the creative arts all the while connecting other disciplines to Home Arts & STEM such as math, art, and science as Graphic Design requires. A creative life is an amplified life! Can’t wait to see more local designs around town!!!!
Thank you Donors for helping to make these grants possible!
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
New This Week...
The CROYA 7th & 8th grade Fall Dance is Friday, Oct. 28th from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at school lunches or at CROYA starting Monday, Oct. 24th. Contact Leslie at CROYA with any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: CROYA events are not affiliated with District 67 or Deer Path Middle School.
Magic is in the air at Gorton Center on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm with Jason Hudy’s “Mesmerizing Magic” in our beautiful John & Nancy Hughes Theater. His 90-minute “Mesmerizing Magic” show features large-scale illusions along with comedy and audience participation combined into one show that is sure to amaze and amuse the whole family.
GORTON IS OFFERING A DISCOUNTED $20 TICKET FOR LAKE BLUFF SCHOOL DISTRICT FAMILIES - JUST USE CODE D67115. Use this link for additional information and to purchase tickets.
Holiday Button Design Content: Students in grades 1-12 are invited to design the 2022 LF/LB Chamber Holiday Button! The winner’s design will be featured on the button available throughout the community during the 2022 holiday season – and the designer of the winning entry will receive $100 in Chamber Checks redeemable at Chamber member business throughout Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Deadline is Tuesday, November 1. Read all the details here.
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