Everett Weekly 1.20.23
January 20, 2023
A Message from the Principal
Dear Everett Families,
Happy Friday! It was a fun filled, busy week. From our MLK projects to our SOAR assembly, the time flew by. We had a wonderful time celebrating and taking care of others this week. Our assembly was outstanding and your students were kind, respectful, good listeners, and incredibly supportive of one another. We also had wonderful examples of each grade level choosing a project to show students the effects their service can have on others. From leaving positive “love notes” around the school, to finding ways we can change the world, to I Have a Dream poems and songs, Everett sure showed their superhero powers this week!
Spring Break 2023 Calendar Reminder - March 27-31
You may recall that last year Districts 65, 67, and 115 assessed parent, guardian, and staff interest in moving Spring Break 2023 (previously scheduled for March 20-24) later by one week. The survey was done in response to community feedback that our Districts had fallen out of sync with the dates of Spring Break in most of our neighboring communities. Survey results for staff and families in Districts 65, 67, and 115 indicated a preference for moving Spring Break one week later this year.
With this in mind, each District’s Board of Education approved moving Spring Break 2023 to March 27-31. Students missing school before or after this window in March will be considered absent. We realize some families have made travel arrangements for the earlier week that they cannot change. We will try to work with those families. Parents and guardians whose children will be out the week before our scheduled Spring Break are asked to reach out directly to their students' homeroom teacher to make a plan for the week of school they will miss.
Attendance matters. Even when an absence is excused, it is still legally considered an absence by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). To move our ISBE summative designation from Commendable to Exemplary, we must continue to focus on academics - and make sure absenteeism stays low. Attendance directly before and after Spring Break is strongly encouraged.
Attention 4th Grade Parent/Guardians
Please Select a World Language for Your Student to Study in Grades 5-8
Students in 4th grade need to commit to studying a world language for 5th – 8th grade. That chosen language will become a key part of his/her overall Deer Path Middle School experience. This year, your child either studied Spanish or Mandarin (Cherokee only). You have the option of continuing in that language or selecting another language (current options are Spanish, French, Latin or Mandarin).
We are asking that you make your selection using the World Language Selection Form by Monday, January 30. If you do not respond, your child will be placed in a language based on availability. We truly believe all of our languages will provide a rich, valuable and intercultural learning experience. Please use this link for additional information.
Enjoy some examples of how families celebrated and honored MLK this week:
- Watching a documentary to learn about him!
- In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we attended the Evanston Public Library's MLK Celebration event. We watched the screenings of 'Martin's Big Words' and 'March On!' We also saw the incredibly powerful re-enactment of a portion of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech by Rev. Eddie Reeves. We are planning to serve others as MLK did by making fleece blankets for unhoused people of Chicago.
- We took some time to do some random acts of kindness as a family
For Your Information
New COVID-19 Notification Protocol
The district will no longer send notifications about positive COVID-19 cases to staff or parents/guardians. The number of cases will be monitored, and procedures adjusted as needed.
MLK and SOAR Projects
Reading Sight Words to Moose
LET’S TALK | Resources for Struggling Students
Please join us for our next LET’S TALK presentation on February 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Board Room, hosted by Superintendent Dr. Matthew Montgomery.
All students have different strengths and areas for growth specific to learning styles and academic achievement. During our presentation, we will explain the available resources that all students can access through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework for times when they struggle to make friends, understand a new concept, have trouble concentrating, are unsure how to start a project, need help studying for an exam or lack organization and time management skills. A panel of various support personnel will be available from District 67, District 115 and our school communities to answer questions about resources to support your child. We will also explain the process if your child may need additional assistance through a 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Plan.
Please submit your questions using this form no later than Tuesday, January 31, at 10:00 AM.
District 67 Kindergarten Registration
District 67 parents/guardians of incoming kindergarten students for the 2023-2024 school year are invited to attend a Kindergarten Information Night on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 6:30pm - 7:15pm at your neighborhood school.
Cherokee School, 475 E. Cherokee Road
Everett School, 1111 Everett School Road
Sheridan School, 1360 N. Sheridan Road
At the Kindergarten Information Night, you will meet the Kindergarten staff, learn more about programs and curriculum, and visit classrooms. Each school will also have computers set up for parents to complete online pre-registration, which is the first step in the enrollment process. If you cannot attend Parent Information Night, you can pre-register by visiting our website beginning 2/1/2023.
It was great to see so many at our January APT meeting. Please make note that our February meeting will be at night on Feb. 16!
Check out our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
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Friday, January 27 Parent 7:00am in Ev. gym Engagement Program- Superheroes and Sidekicks-Info below
Wednesday, February 8 Incoming K Meeting
Thursday, February 16 at 6:30pm 1st Everett APT Night Meeting in the Everett Library
Friday, February 24 Glow Dance Party!
🦸🏻♂️🦹🏼♀️Friday, January 27 7:00-7:45AM Superheroes and Sidekicks- All Superheroes need Sidekicks and Mentors. Join forces with your Everett Superhero(s) for a morning of spectacular adventure and inspiration. This fun-filled event is an opportunity for Everett Students alongside their parents/caregivers to connect on a deep level, learn about each other and embrace inner superpowers. Join Everett's own MC, Rob Wilder and Inspirational Guest Speaker Agi Semrad from the Balance Project as they help us S.O.A.R to new heights in supporting our Superhero Kids on their epic journey through life.This event will include superhero activities and interactive bonding opportunities to kick start a monumental year.
Keep your eyes peeled for our invitation flyer and the payment envelope. Or, simply send a check in your child's school folder Attention: Superheroes and Sidekicks event. Please include the number of guests in your party. Please make checks payable to Everett Activity Fund. $10 for One student and One guardian. For families with more than one student and/or participating Adult, please send one check for $15 and note how many students and guardians will attend.
No drop offs available. Currently enrolled Everett students only. This event is non refundable. K-4 welcome.Please send in your payment as confirmation of RSVP by Jan.23rd
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
📆Thursday, February 16, 2023 6:30pm Everett Night APT Meeting- Everyone is welcome to attend! Meeting is held in the Everett Library.
Spirit of 67 News
SAVE THE DATE:
Volunteer for the Spirit Board
“Serving on The Spirit of 67 Foundation Board has been the most rewarding volunteer role I’ve ever had!” said nearly every Spirit board member since its inception in 1985!
Would you like to help us make a difference in the lives of D67 Students? Volunteer now, while your kids are still young!
We are currently building our Board for next year and would love to have you join our team! Visit our website to complete a volunteer interest form: https://spirit67.wufoo.com/forms/z196qa0y1ex63x8/
SAVE THE DATE:
Name: Spirit of 67 Spring Event
When: Saturday, April 29, 7:00 PM
Where: Ferrari Lake Forest (990 N Shore Dr, Lake Bluff)
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
The “CROYA Bowl” Fundraiser is Saturday, February 11 from 3:00 – 5:30 pm at the CROYA Student Union.
Scouts BSA Troop 48 "Mini-Klondike Derby"
Scouts BSA Troop 48 (follow us on FB) is hosting our 4th annual "Mini-Klondike Derby" event at Northcroft Park on Sunday 1/29 at 1PM. This is a fun, free outdoor event for community elementary and middle school youth with a parent (K-8)! RSVP is required. Please see the signup to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4FABAA2BAB9-2023
Wild Dust Tickets Are Available!
"Yee-Haw! Come to the wild west with your fellow pioneers to see Wild Dust! This comic romp is filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and one very dead body. Get your tickets soon! Performances are Thursday-Saturday 2/2-2/4. TICKETS
1111 Everett School Rd.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045