Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: December 3, 2021


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Dear Everitt Families:

I hope you all had a wonderful break! It sure didn't feel like December 3rd outside today. I was out playing softball with the PE class and most of the students were comfortably wearing t-shirts. It was a beautiful day for softball.


We had our second Everitt Information Night this week. This time we presented virtually. The recording of the meeting will be on the website next week. Please encourage your friends to watch it, to call me with questions, and to reach out to schedule a tour of Everitt.


This week we talked with all 6th graders about how to be successful at Everitt and about expected behaviors. I have linked the slideshow that we used below so that you can see what we talked about. One of the things we talked about in each of our presentations was the importance of arriving to class on time and how being on time shows respect both to the teacher and the other students in the class. Next week, we will begin doing random hall sweeps after the bell has rung. Any tardy students will receive after school detentions for tardiness. Please talk with your children about the importance of getting to class on time.


Below is a link to a parent survey from the district. We would love it if every parent and guardian would take the time to fill it out. Your feedback is very important to us. We make many of our decisions based on this particular survey. Thanks for your honest feedback and your time in completing it. You make us better.


Thank you for supporting and believing in your neighborhood school. It is our privilege to partner with you! And, on a personal note, I'd like to thank you all for your kind emails and notes of congratulations about my ongoing principalship. I feel honored and humbled to be able to continue the work that we are doing together. I believe in what we are doing, I believe in our students, I believe in all of you, and I am grateful to be a part of the Everitt community.


Amanda


Amanda Pouliot, Principal

Everitt Middle School

303.982.6359

Amanda.Pouliot@jeffco.k12.co.us

https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/

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Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.

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Important Updates Here!-- Please Save these Dates!

Mon, 12/6 Community Night at the Volleyball Game


Tues, 12/7 Ukulele Concert


Thurs, 12/9 Choir Concert


Thurs, 12/16 Band/Orchestra Concert


Mon and Tues, 12/20-12/21 International Town for 6th Grade


Weds-Tues, 12/22-1/4 Winter Break


Weds, 1/5 First Day Back for All Grades

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Things Happening at Everitt...

How to be successful at Everitt - The slideshow

Everitt Gear!

Everitt now has a team store with The Graphic Edge. Here is the link to the store. On the website, you can find all kinds of fun Everitt wear for your child (including an Everitt mask if they hate the new disposable masks!).

PTA News!

Everitt's 2nd Annual Giving Tree


Please open the following SignUp Genius link to help an Everitt family in need have a brighter holiday by supporting our 2nd Annual Everitt Middle School Giving Tree Project. Thank you for your support of our amazing Everitt community!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449AAAA22A75-everitt2


Lunch Bunch


Would you like to spend some time getting to know some wonderful middle school students during lunch? We are looking for some parents/guardians/grandparents who would like to volunteer to come spend some time with our students during lunch and recess. You can come play four-square, bring your hackey sack, chat with a group of kids, throw a football, play games in the library or help kids be involved in any other activity. Watch for a sign-up coming soon to join the Everitt Lunch Bunch.


Our next PTA meeting will be Wednesday, January 5th from 6:30-7:30 pm. It will be followed by SAC from 7:30-8:30 pm.



Dan Weinstein, PTA President

Community Night at the Volleyball Game!

Please invite families who are interested in Everitt to join us for a community night at the 6th/7th volleyball game on Monday, December 6th at 4:00 pm.


  • Cheer on the Everitt volleyball team as they take on the Manning Mustangs
  • Participate in fun games on the court
  • Meet and take photos with the team
  • Take a tour of Everitt

Looking for donations...

Thank you so much to those of you who generously donated already! We are continuing to look for a few more of the following items:


  • used games
  • puzzles
  • books
  • basketballs
  • footballs
  • soccer balls
  • Spikeball
  • hackey sacks
  • 4 square balls

Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength is putting together a student newspaper. We would like for your students to write articles or comics for the paper that will be released every Friday. If your students do any writing for an assignment, you can ask them to submit it to the paper where it will be considered to be put in the student writing section. Staff can submit articles or comics as well. We have categories of opinion, clubs, short stories, comics, and student shout-out. See sources of strength for more information.


Also, next Friday is Christmas Sweater day!


Thanks!

Sources of Strength

Parenting Middle Schoolers

Being a caregiver of a middle school student is HARD! Join Everitt Middle School and Clinical Social Worker, Andrea Philleo, on December 9th 6:00-7:30pm for a virtual workshop to learn about signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression and what we can do to help the youth in our lives.


To join the video meeting, use this link: meet.google.com/mgg-wmxk-yqw


To join by phone instead, dial (US) +1 413-438-4047 and enter this PIN: 332 723 553#


More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/mgg-wmxk-yqw


Jeffco Public Health is also providing two virtual workshops.


Start the Conversation is a free two hour workshop for kids and parents/guardians about vaping and tobacco use prevention.


  • Offered the 3rd Wednesday of the month in English from 6:00-8:00 pm.
  • Offered the 4th Wednesday of the month in Spanish from 6:00-8:00 pm.


Navigating Substance Experimentation in Teens is a free two hour workshop for parents/guardians. It focuses on how to guide youth who are experimenting with substance use.


  • Offered the 1st Wednesday of the month in English from 6:00-8:00 pm.
  • Offered the 2nd Wednesday of the month in Spanish from 6:00-8:00 pm.

See www.twelvetalks.com/workshops for more information.



Next semester, Everitt will be offering Love and Logic parenting training. Be watching for more information when we return from break.

Everitt Information Night and Tours!

The recording of our Everitt Information Night (formerly Jump to the Middle) from December 1st can be found on our website starting next week. The recording includes hearing from a student panel about what being an Everitt student is like, from the 6th grade teams and elective teachers about what classes are like, from a parent panel, from administrators and counselors about what Everitt is like as a whole and a tour of the building. Please let your friends and neighbors know!


Next semester, we will have another information night for GT families. Watch for more information!


Our administrators and Sources of Strength students will provide tours to interested families from 1:15-1:45 pm through the rest of the semester. You can call the main office at Everitt to sign up for a time or you can just come and we will accommodate you!

New Parent Portal and Enrollment Updates -- Goodbye Jeffco Connect and Hello Enroll Jeffco for 2022-2023

Jeffco Connect may be gone, but its functionality is not. If you are looking for the links to pay student fees, complete the free and reduced lunch application, update contact information, etc., head over to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. They’re all there under the “More” tab in the left side navigation.

EnrollJeffco is now the first stop for all families looking to enroll in a Jeffco Public School. To add new students, enroll or apply for the upcoming school year, or apply to an alternative school, log into EnrollJeffco to begin the enrollment and registration process. Once you have enrolled in a school, you will receive a link to complete the household registration process in Infinite Campus.

Finally, if you’ve forgotten your username or password for any of these systems, you can use our new Personal Account Manager to recover or reset those. Questions? Check out our Infinite Campus Parent Portal page, the updated EnrollJeffco information, or visit JeffcoHelp.

EnrollJeffco 2022-23 Opens Soon

Round one of enrollment opens on Monday, December 13th. It's helpful to let us know you're coming back early, so that we can prepare for next year's staffing, budget, resources, and more!


8th grade families, you can use the School Finder tool to learn more about schools, programs offered, statistics, and more.

Family-School Partnership Survey

Everitt is committed to ensuring that your experience with our school is collaborative, successful and helps your child(ren) learn and grow. We want to know how we are doing. Below is a link to complete a survey about family school partnerships. The survey is anonymous and will only take 10 – 15 minutes. Results will be used to improve Everitt and your child(ren)’s learning environment. The survey opens Monday, Nov. 29 and closes Wednesday, Dec. 22. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback!


If the link below does not work, highlight the link using your cursor. Then copy and paste the link into your browser address window and hit the “Enter” or “Return” key on your keyboard.



Survey Link: https://tinyurl.com/FSP2021-22

GT Family Book Study Groups

Jeffco’s GT Social Emotional Learning Counselors (GT SELCS) will be holding monthly Parent/Family Book Study Groups for the 2021-22 school year. These groups provide opportunities for families to learn about their GT child(ren) and connect with other parents/families who understand the unique joys and challenges of raising GT kids.

Battle of the Books!

We are very excited to participate in the reading challenge, The Battle of the Books! All students are encouraged to participate. This link will take you to some information about how to get involved.

From Our Nurse: At Home Screening for COVID-19

Any student diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case should not go to school and should isolate or quarantine according to public health recommendations regardless of current symptoms.


This symptom screen refers only to new symptoms or a change in usual symptoms. A student should not be kept home for usual symptoms they experience due to a chronic condition unless they are worse than usual. These guidelines are in addition to your regular school guidance (for example, a child with vomiting should also not attend school based on school guidance).


If your child is experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.


Symptom Screen:

If any of the following symptoms are present, keep the child at home, inform the school of symptoms, and reach out to a health care provider about COVID-19 testing and next steps for treatment.

  • feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature 100.4 degrees or higher
  • new or unexplained persistent cough
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing
  • loss of taste or smell
  • fatigue
  • muscle aches
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • runny nose or congestion


Clubs and Activities

Students are always welcome to join a club already in session! There is a description of each club and more information about joining on the Everitt website.


Here are the clubs and their meeting days:


Girls on the Run - Mondays 2:30-4:00


Dungeons and Dragons - Mondays 2:30-3:30


Junior Optimists Club - Mondays 2:30-3:30


Mariachi Band - Mondays 2:30-3:30


After School Help for 8th Graders (run by all 8th grade core teachers) - Mondays 2:25-3:15


Art Club - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30


Jazz Band - Wednesdays 2:30-3:15


Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:40-4:00


6th Grade Game Club - Thursdays 2:30-3:30 (except for the 2nd Thursday of each month)


Green Team (Climate Change Club) - Thursdays 2:30-3:30


School of Rock - Thursdays 2:30-3:30

Milk Caps for Moola!

Please save your milk caps from Longmont Dairy products and send them to the main office. Our school receives funds for each milk cap! See www.longmontdairy.com for more information!

Middle School Sports Program

Everitt students can play sports for Everitt through the Middle School Sports Program run by the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center! Use this link to sign up!


Middle School Sports Program

Celebrations!

Nathaniel W. - Congratulations! Nathaniel auditioned for All State Choir this year and made it!


Israel P. - Israel often volunteers to help peers who are struggling with math concepts. He offers to help and will sit next to that student to the peer to talk and "walk" them through a problem, always giving them a chance to complete their own work, but showing them how to do it. He always participates fully.


Orlando G. - Orlando was outside waiting to come into school and saw me struggling to carry a heavy box into the building. There were several other groups of students around waiting too but he ran over right away and asked if he could help me. I thought it might be too heavy for him but he carried it all the way to the main office. I so appreciate Orlando's thoughtfulness!


Ms. Ronnie - Ms. Ronnie keeps our school running smoothly and makes sure that our students have everything they need to be successful. She is so helpful to our families, community and staff. We can always count on Ms. Ronnie!


8th Grade Volleyball Team - Our 8th grade volleyball team showed good sportsmanship and great teamwork on the court this week in their game!

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.