Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: November 18, 2022 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
Happy Thanksgiving! As we wrap up our month focused on gratitude, I'm thinking about the many things that I am grateful for at Everitt. In recent conversations with our staff, I asked them what has been inspiring to them so far this year. Almost every staff member I asked talked about specific students who have shown incredible grit or courage or curiosity or growth or kindness. Every day, I am inspired by someone in our community. Today I was inspired by the 6th-grade parents who didn't hesitate to help us unload buses full of sleeping bags, duffels, and pillows from Outdoor Lab. I'm so grateful for all of you!
We will be holding an information night at Everitt on Monday, December 5th for families who would like to learn more about Everitt. Please send your friends and family our way. We would love to share with them about our school and have them join our community! I will continue to give tours to families every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. If that time does not work for families, I am happy to schedule another time.
I hope you have a wonderful, restful week with your families. If you feel like it, send me an email about what you are all thankful for.
Thank you for supporting and believing in your neighborhood school. It is our privilege to partner with you!
Amanda Pouliot, Principal
Everitt Middle School
What's Happening Next?
Mon 11/21-Fri 11/25 ~ No School - Thanksgiving Break
Wed 11/30 ~ Sea Camp Meeting 6:00 pm in the library
Thurs 12/1 ~ Jazz Concert @ WRHS
Fri 12/2 ~ Masquerade - Collaborative performance with Theatre class, Theatre Guild and Musical Theatre Class 7:00 pm @ WRHS
Mon 12/5 ~ Everitt 6th Grade & New Student Information Night 5:30-7:00 pm
Thurs 12/15 ~ Music Department Concert (Band, Orchestra, Choir & Ukulele) @ WRHS
Mon 12/19 ~ End of Semester Assembly
Tues 12/20 ~ Catch up day for students with D's and F's. No School for students with A's, B's and C's
EVERITT TOURS & INFORMATION NIGHT
It is already time to think about next school year! We will be holding an information night at Everitt for incoming 6th grade families and new students on Monday, December 5th.
Our principal, Amanda Pouliot, will be giving tours to families every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. If that time does not work for your family, we are happy to schedule another time. Please let your friends and neighbors know about the tours and the information night.
THANKSGIVING BASKET THANK YOU
Mr. Solis, Family Liaison
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
SERVICE LEARNING CLASS TOY DRIVE
Our next Service-Learning class project is partnering with Karlis Family Center-Family Tree and we will be hosting a Toy Drive for children ages 4-12 from November 28 - December 15, 2022.
We are hoping to provide Family Tree with toys such as dolls, stuffed animals, toy cars, books, markers, crayons, sport balls, etc. for their Hope for the Holidays campaign and bring Christmas cheer to homeless children in our area. Please help us by donating one toy and placing it in our collection box.
Thank you so much for supporting our class and Family Tree.
Your Service-Learning Class
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
QPR SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING for PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
QPR teaches people to:
-Recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis
-How to ask someone directly if they are feeling suicidal
-How to refer someone to help
Wednesday, November 30th 11:00-12:30
PTA GRATITUDE CALL FOR DONATIONS
Gratitude resonates with me this month. Many thanks to Principal Pouliot and all the staff at Everitt. You show up every day to provide our kids a safe and welcoming learning environment. Students are encouraged to explore their unique capabilities and are recognized for their contributions. My kiddos come home happy and inspired. For that, I am grateful! Join me in donating to the Everitt Parent Teacher Association today.
- Alexis Haws, VP PTA
Everitt PTA strives to provide opportunities for our students, families, and staff to celebrate and support our school and community. We Are Everitt, small but mighty!
Your dollars will help fund:
Student led activities
- Fall Festival
- Grade Level Dances
- International Night
- Camp Everitt (Free for students)
- Carnation Festival
- Everitt Garden
- Staff Appreciation Meals/Gifts
- Interactive TVs for every classroom
- Teacher Wish Lists
Community support drives
- Thanksgiving Baskets
- Giving Tree
- Backpack Drive
There will be a call for volunteers prior to each event.
Two easy ways to donate:
OR Venmo - @Everitt-Middle
Credit Card - https://everitt.memberhub.com/store/items/781627
PTA (Parent Teacher Association) CORNER:
Our focus is on building lasting connections between families, getting to know our student’s teachers, and creating opportunities to come together as a community, valuing our diversity and celebrating our differences.
As we head into Thanksgiving break, I want to share that I am thankful for such a great community that includes our students, staff and families! We have helped with Thanksgiving baskets for those who can use some extra help and are gearing up for our annual Giving Tree, the week we get back. Your kids will come home with information on the sticker design contest after we are back as well! I hope everyone gets some time to enjoy their loved ones and give thanks for what is important to each of us.
All the minutes from the meeting will be posted on our PTA page shortly here:
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30 pm in the library and online via Zoom, please mark your calendars. We also post reminders on our FaceBook site (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta).
If you have not already done so, please consider joining the PTA TODAY to have a voice and be a part of our community - Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/iekuJqx6YGXFsg6q7
We are always open to new ideas on how to bring our great Everitt community together and look forward to learning from each other. Please feel free to send any questions or suggestions to the PTA at EverittPTA@gmail.com or to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-291-1435.
Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.
Clubs & Activities
Students are always welcome to join a club already in session! If your child is interested in a particular club that isn't being offered, have them reach out to a teacher or staff member to ask them if they would be willing to sponsor it. Most of our clubs are born of student interest.
Here are the clubs and their meeting days:
After School Help - Mondays & Thursdays 2:30-3:00 pm
Chess Club - Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm
Cross Country - Mondays 2:45-4:15 pm
Fitness Club - Tuesday & Thursdays 2:40-3:30 pm. We have a limit of 20 so please let Mr. Gold or Mr. Black know that you will be attending.
GSA - Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm
Junior Optimist Club - Mondays 2:35-3:30 pm
Mountain Bike Club - Fridays 2:30-3:30 Starts 10/28
Native Student Group - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm
Volleyball - Everitt Home Schedule:
11/28 @ 3:00pm vs. Bell
MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUB
Everitt Mountain Bike Club:
Mountain bike club will not meet this week. We will tentatively plan on meeting any Friday all year when it's over 50 degrees, and not too snowy/muddy/icy.
Our next ride will be on 12/2, weather permitting. Meet after school by the flagpole ready to ride. You can use a school bike or bring your own. Everyone's welcome: any age, ability, or level of previous experience. Come check it out!
Mr. Solis - Thank you for working so hard to organize Thanksgiving baskets for Everitt families. We love you!
Brady F. - Thank you for having a perspective 5th grade student shadow you during your classes. Your positive attitude and willingness to answer questions made the student feel welcomed at Everitt.
Emmanuel D. - Manny is one of the first people I see near the student drop off every day. He is always so kind and makes me appreciate every day at Everitt. I look forward to seeing him and visiting throughout the day during passing periods and at lunch. Manny's welcoming and positive attitude extends to other students as well. His leadership is greatly appreciated.
Taylor G. - Taylor always works hard on the morning announcements. I love seeing her in the hallways documenting with her coworkers.
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.