Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: December 9, 2022 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
Much to celebrate here at Everitt! First, we have two students who made All State Choir! Congratulations to Mollie and Isabella! Thank you for using your beautiful voices to represent Everitt! Second, our Outdoor Leadership students presented their projects about ways to better our community. Their presentations were thoughtful and provided real solutions to problems present in our Wheat Ridge and Everitt community. Thirdly, our Service Learning class went on a field trip to Jeffco Animal Shelter to learn more about their program and to see how the supplies that the class collected were put to use. Fourth, we held our information night. Our students were amazing greeters, tour guides, and presenters. We are also grateful to the parents who presented on our parent panel. Fifth, our students have been working hard on MAP testing and so many of them are showing truly impressive growth. So proud of all of our Labradors!
Next week, we have an opportunity to listen to all of our music groups at Everitt at our Holiday Concert on Thursday at Wheat Ridge High School. If your child is expected at school on December 20th for our catch-up day, we will let you know through a messenger on Wednesday evening. Next week is also spirit week! Can't wait to see the creative ways our students and staff participate. We will share the experience with you in photos in the newsletter next week.
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 12/12- Mon 12/19 ~ Spirit Week (see flyer below)
Wed 12/14 ~ Cafe y Te con la directora 6:00-7:00 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
Wed 12/21 - 1/4 ~ WINTER BREAK NO SCHOOL
ALL STATE CHOIR
Jen Adducci, Everitt Choir Director
EVERITT INFORMATION NIGHT
It is already time to think about next school year!
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.
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
SPIRIT WEEK DECEMBER 12-16
RECOGNIZE YOUR STUDENT AT THE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY!
We will be having a student assembly on Monday, December 19th. Student Council would like to recognize our amazing students who are involved in the community and doing things outside of school. If you have a student who you think should be recognized at the assembly on the 19th, please email Mr. O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org. No recognition is too small! Thank you for celebrating Everitt students!
Mike O'Connor, Everitt Middle School Math
3RD ANNUAL EVERITT GIVING TREE
Please help an Everitt family in need have a brighter holiday by supporting the 3rd Annual Everitt Giving Tree!
Click on the Signup Genius link below, select a gift(s), purchase a gift(s) and return it to Everitt, wrapped. Please label the gift with a label or tag with the number and letter assigned on the Signup. Gifts should be returned to Everitt by Monday, December 12. Please bring the wrapped gift to school between the hours of 7:00-3:00. The deadline is extremely important so gifts may be sorted and delivered. THANKS for giving and making someone's holiday a bit merrier!
Please call/text Liz Mason
303-944-2427 or email@example.com
OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
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 Everitt Service-Learning Class
Foothills Animal Shelter Field Trip
Wheat Ridge High School Wreath Making Event
Caring for Grieving Kids
As the holiday season approach, we know that this time of year can be complex when we are mourning the loss of a loved one. Please check out these free resources through Judi's House to help honor your experience during this time.
Judi's House Bereavement Resources
Caring for Grieving Kids: Live Virtual Workshop offered twice a month: https://judishouse.org/workshop-registration/
- December 10th at 10am and December 13th at 6pm
- January 17th at 6pm and January 21st at 10am
5-Part Video Series about Grief & Parenting and Caregiving: https://judishouse.org/caregiving-series/
- Accessible 24/7
A medida que se acercan las fiestas, sabemos que esta época del año puede ser compleja cuando estamos de luto por la pérdida de un ser querido. Consulte estos recursos gratuitos a través de Judi's House para ayudar a honrar su experiencia durante este tiempo.
“Algunas cosas no se pueden arreglar; solo se pueden llevar. Un dolor como el tuyo, un amor como el tuyo, solo se pueden soportar”.
~ Megan Devine
Recursos de duelo de la casa de Judi:
Caring for Grieving Kids: Taller virtual en vivo ofrecido dos veces al mes: https://judishouse.org/workshop-registration/
10 de diciembre a las 10h y 13 de diciembre a las 18h
17 de enero a las 18 h y 21 de enero a las 10 h
Serie de videos de 5 partes sobre el duelo y la crianza de los hijos y el cuidado: https://judishouse.org/caregiving-series/
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 (Parent Teacher Association) CORNER:
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.
Thank you to everyone who attended our PTA meeting on the 7th! We heard from Ms. Grice our amazing STEM teacher and we also got to play and build with some of the materials she uses in our classroom, we love having interactive meetings! Due to the Winter break schedule, our next PTA meeting in January will be Wednesday January 11th (NOT the 4th). We also post reminders on our FaceBook site (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta).
A couple other big items that were discussed at the meeting and we would like your involvement in are:
International Night will take place on March 9th, and it is a celebration of the diversity in our Everitt and Wheat Ridge communities. Would you like to share about your own family's culture at the event? Or do you have ideas about local restaurants that might be willing to donate a platter of food or a performance group that might like to be featured at this event? We would love your help in making this event a success! Please click on this google form: https://forms.gle/8SsyaL9fqR1aiyJq8 .
Everitt Sticker Contest: your student should have received an entry form for the Everitt Sticker Contest in Lab time this week. Please encourage them to design a sticker of their choice and turn it into their Lab teacher by Wednesday, December 14 for the chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card and 20 stickers for their friends! For info or to download another entry form, please visit: https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/family_resources/p_t_a .
Your donations fund these events and more, please consider donating and/or asking your employer to match your donations here:
Two easy ways to donate:
Venmo - @Everitt-Middle or
Credit Card - https://everitt.memberhub.com/store/items/781627
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.
SANTA'S WORKSHOP DECEMBER 16TH
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 (weather permitting)
Native Student Group - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm
Ash P. - Ash is always the first to help, the first to recognize when things need to be fixed, and is a true leader. I am so grateful to have him in class as someone who is thoughtful and helpful. His kindness, humor, and warm smile can make anyone's day!
Lidyah A. - Always comes to class ready to learn and with a positive attitude!
Hutch D. - Comes to class with a smile, ready to work, and helpful to others!
Lily D. - Always comes to class ready to work and a positive attitude!
Autumn L. - Autumn let me know some students needed help resolving a conflict. This not only benefited those kids, but also helped maintain a safe and positive culture at our school. Thank you, Autumn, for showing integrity!
Nathen G. - Displaying a random act of kindness.
Mason W. - He always comes to class ready to work and contribute to our class discussions.
Gianna R. - Gianna was brave to step out of her comfort zone and attempt a new exercise in the weight room. She pushed herself to try a weight that was too heavy but attempted it safely with my help. Gianna was brave to try something new and then we lowered the weight and she tried more of that same exercise. I want to see G continue to succeed and challenge herself. Awesome Job!
Hudson R. - He comes to class ready to learn with a positive attitude and a smile!
Zyon W. - He is a quiet leader who always does what is right!
Frankie M. - She is always ready to learn with a smile on her face!
Armani G. - Armani is constantly challenging himself in PE and trying new things. Armani pushes himself to do his best both in the gym, as well as, in the weight room. His courage to push himself and try his best helps others in the class try their best as well.
Gracie V. - She is a quiet leader who works hard every day!
Mya A. - She comes to class ready to learn with a smile on her face!
Danica P. - Works hard every day!
Nilayah T. - She is a quiet leader who does the right thing!
Van L. - Lian always leads by a positive example in class and holds others up with his constant positivity and excitement. He goes out of his way to include others and make sure they have their own chances at success. Lian is always happy to help others out and check in on them to make sure they are okay. He is a natural born leader and makes class a happy and inclusive environment.
EJ G. - EJ is a huge positive influence on everyone in our PE class. He leads by example and makes sure that all others feel included and welcome in our class. By doing so, he helps build a sense of belonging, which helps others want to participate with him and all others as well. EJ is always in a positive mood and checks in on others to make sure they are doing alright!
Isaiah B. - Isaiah stepped out of his comfort zone and continues to challenge himself during PE. Both in the weight room and the gym, Isaiah goes above and beyond to try new things and give himself a chance at success.
Tucker C. - Tucker always has a positive attitude towards everybody and is not afraid to help out other students. He helps build community by listening intently and thinking outside of the box on ways to complete different activities. His positivity is infectious and helps others feel included.
Izzy S. - Izzy constantly pushes herself and wants to be better in PE. She always participates to the best of her ability and pushes others to do their best as well. Even if she is not the best at every sport, she tries her best, and makes sure she is giving it her best effort.
Annaleah G. - Annaleah continues to push herself and try new activities in PE. She may not always be the most successful at a given sport or activity but she gives it her best shot, and encourages others around her to do the same.
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.