Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: February 11, 2022
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Dear Everitt Families:
This week was school counselors' week. We are so lucky at Everitt to have mental health professionals who care deeply about our students and work collaboratively together to ensure that all students receive the care that they need. Kelsey, Kirsten, Julio, Shaun, and Christi are excited to welcome Jasmine Nix, our new full-time JCMH counselor, to the team. Jasmine will be a wonderful addition to our fabulous team.
We believe that, at school, the most important place for a student to be is in a classroom learning with our amazing teachers. In order to maximize the time students are spending in the classroom, we are revamping some of our systems. Students will learn more about those systems during the announcements on Monday morning. Starting on Monday, students will be able to schedule appointments with administrators and counselors via email and will receive a pass when someone is available instead of having to wait outside of an office for availability. In the case of an emergency, teachers can call a counselor or administrator to come to pick a student up immediately.
Thank you for joining us for parent/teacher conferences. We appreciate your insight and your partnership.
As you know, masks are no longer required in Jeffco School buildings on Monday, February 14th. Masks will continue to be required on school buses so please continue to send your child to school with a mask if they are riding the bus (even for a field trip). I would anticipate that we will have many students and staff members who will decide to continue to wear masks and many who will decide not to. As I mentioned last week, we will honor and respect the decisions of each individual.
We are very excited to begin our 5th grade visits this week. Our counselors and assistant principals will be heading to the Wheat Ridge elementary schools to begin talking to our incoming 6th graders about what to expect next year at Everitt and how to be successful in middle school.
Thank you for supporting and believing in your neighborhood school. It is our privilege to partner with you!
Amanda Pouliot, Principal
Everitt Middle School
Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.
Important Updates Here!-- Please Save these Dates!
Wednesday, Feb 16th Symphonic Band Concert
7:00 pm - Wheat Ridge High School
Thursday, Feb 17th Advanced Orchestra Concert
7:00 pm - Wheat Ridge High School
Monday, Feb 21st NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Wednesday, Feb 24th Concert Band/Intermediate Orchestra
7:00 pm - Everitt Gym
Wednesday, Mar 2nd WRHS Musical Matinee Field Trip
2021-2022 Bell Schedule
Things Happening at Everitt
SAVE THE DATE!
Everitt International Night is Thursday, April 28!
Save the date for this special celebration of our school and community's cultural diversity.
Would your family like to set up a booth showcasing your culture? Interested in volunteering at the event or helping us reach out to local restaurants for food donations?
Please contact Leslie Weinstein with Everitt PTA: LeslieWeinstein5@gmail.com; 720-290-1771
Lunch Bunch and Thursday Morning Volunteers:
Want to lend a hand at the school? Sign up to spend some time socializing with the students during lunch and recess or on Thursday mornings before late start. Thank you in advance for donating your time and making our community stronger!
Lunches are broken up into 3 sections. With some exceptions, they are generally 6th graders 1st, 7th graders 2nd and 8th graders 3rd. Each lunch is 30 minutes. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays they run one after another, on the block days of Wednesday and Thursday there is a 10-15 minute gap between lunch sections. If you want to come for just one or 2 sections that is no problem, but you are also welcome to stay the entire lunch time!
When you arrive go to the main office to sign-in and fill out volunteer paperwork (the first time only) and then head to the cafeteria or library. You can bring an activity (like a football, 4 square ball etc) or just join in with what's going on!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-291-1435 (Dan Weinstein)
Sign up for Lunch Bunch here!
Our next PTA meeting will be Wednesday, March 2nd from 6:30-7:30 pm. It will be followed by SAC from 7:30-8:30 pm.
Dan Weinstein, PTA President
Family Learning Series
Love and Logic Parenting Training at Everitt!
Our administrators and Sources of Strength students will continue to provide tours to interested families as they make their final middle school decisions for next year. If your friends would like to schedule a tour, they can call the main office at 303-982-1580. Students can also shadow an Everitt student to fully experience what Everitt is like. Have your friends reach out to a counselor to sign up to shadow.
Interested in working with some amazing kids?
We are looking for a notetaker for our deaf and hard of hearing students, for some amazing people to join our staff in the cafeteria, and for a paraprofessional to run our in-school suspension program. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have!
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:
Dungeons and Dragons - Mondays 2:30-3:30
Junior Optimists Club - Mondays 2:30-3:30
After School Help for 8th Graders (run by all 8th grade core teachers) - Mondays 2:25-3:15
Fitness Club Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:40-3:30
Jazz Band - Wednesdays 2:30-3:15
Anime Club - Wednesdays 2:30-3:30
Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:40-4:00
International Arts and Crafts Club - Thursdays 2:30-3:30
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!
Middle School Sports Program
Charley S. - While taking the Make Your Voice Heard survey, Charley volunteered to help students that were struggling with getting into the survey. She took her time, showed them where the link was, and made sure they knew what to do. Thanks for helping out your classmates!
Elliott H. - Elliott is always there to explain his thinking in a thoughtful and detailed manner. Whether it is describing the connections he sees in warm up or going the extra mile to research an assignment further, we love to hear his thoughts in class and he helps us all learn.
Theo E. - I witnessed Theo, who was running late himself, wait and hold the door open for another student who had their hands full.
Jae S. - Jae was a team leader in class. Jae checked in with a couple of students throughout the past few weeks while in 1st period and asked how they were doing.
Marcus L. - Marcus is always very positive both in class and in the hallways. He spreads his positivity to anyone he comes into contact with and lifts everyone up with it! Marcus positively supports his classmates and teachers, spreads laughter and makes sure others are doing alright. He is infectious with positivity and makes other around him feel positive as well!
Brevyn G. - Brevyn has been so motivated to participate in the lunch bunch group. He asks regularly when he can participate and was inviting friends to join in the group. I'm so proud of his initiative and willingness to get others motivated and engaged to join.
Logan T. - I congratulate Logan for being such a great role model for his peers, as he constantly volunteers to answer questions in class. In addition, he asks questions that extend the learning opportunity for everyone in class. He is always open to assisting students in class with their work, as he understands it well and he explains it in a manner that is beneficial for his classmates Way to go Logan! I am proud of you!
Hank R. - Constantly offering to help clean the classroom so the custodians do not have as much to work on. He even asks to earn candy for his peers.
Luz R. - Luz had been having a hard time with unit rate in Math Class, but when she was working with me on 2/9/22. Luz worked so hard and believed in herself and succeeded in doing an amazing job and worked so hard to not only complete the assignment but get all the questions right!
Jillian R. - Jillian participated in the class discussion and offered good insights. She took responsibility for her own learning in a positive way.
Kalaya M. - Kalaya was a leader during our girls group. She shared insightful answers on recognizing problems and offered helpful solutions to other students. She helped keep the group on task.
Luz R. - Luz tries so hard in all classes and always does her best, even when it is extremely difficult. She is a great student to have in class and she is so kind to her peers!
Gavyn B. - Gavyn has really turned work around. He is working hard to bring up his grades and being focused in class.
Maurel A. - Going above and beyond when cleaning up our classroom community on a extremely messy day. The best part was a student gave him a hard time and he got them to clean a little too! Such a positive leader!
Ricardo C. - Going above and beyond when cleaning up our classroom community on a extremely messy day.
Evan C. - Going above and beyond when cleaning up our classroom community on a extremely messy day.
Patience A. - Patience is always willing to help and has a positive attitude. She pays attention to detail and has a great work ethic. I appreciate everything she does to help out.
Alfari U. - Alfari works hard in class and is always willing to participate and encourage others. She is a great student and has made a lot of growth since the start of the year.
Ms. Ferraro - Ms. Ferraro works really hard to support and help students academically and emotionally in our Crew class. She also is extremely helpful to the Everitt staff!
Ava R. - Ava is so kind and helpful. She always makes sure the classroom is cleaned up and put back in order either after class or club.
Elliott A. - Elliott is a leader and works hard to build a more positive community at Everitt.
Tegan R. - Tegan is a leader among her peers and works hard to build a more positive community at Everitt.
Aiven F. - Aiven often stays after class each day to make sure everything is cleaned up and put away. He is so kind and helpful.
Scarlet H. - Scarlet unselfishly stays after class each day to make sure everything is cleaned up and put away. She is so very kind and helpful.
Peyton W. - Peyton has been nothing short of wonderful this year. Her resilience is inspiring; she demonstrates positive thinking in the face of adversity. Along with being strong, she is respectful and so kind to her peers and teachers. Keep up the amazing work, Peyton!
Zach M. - Zach lead our stretching routine in the after school Fitness Club and shows other kids how to use the weights and machines.
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.