Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: December 2, 2022 ~

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Dear Everitt Families:

Happy December!

As we prepare for the end of the semester, I wanted to make you aware of a couple of things. Students will receive semester grades in January when we return. Should their current grades be less than what they would hope, they have several opportunities coming up to work with their teachers to raise their grades and complete assignments. For the next two Wednesdays, LAB time will be used to focus on support in specific core subjects (Social Studies and Language Arts next Wednesday and Math and Science the following week). Students who do not need additional support will be participating in fun activities. On Monday, December 19th, we will have an assembly schedule and our final day of all classes. On Tuesday, December 20th, students who have earned As, Bs, and Cs in all of their classes do not need to attend. Students who have Ds and Fs will have another opportunity that day to work with teachers and get support to raise their grades and complete assignments. As always, please reach out if you have any questions about how to help your child be successful in their classes. See below for a slide show about what is going on in each of our classes right now.

If you're looking for some ways to improve communication with your children or would just like a refresher on how to best talk with your teen, the wonderful Shaun Richey, our social-emotional learning specialist, will be providing a workshop on December 8th from 6-7:15 pm. The workshop will be presented remotely in conjunction with Jefferson County Public Health. More information and a link to sign up can be found later in this newsletter.

Our information night is next Monday, December 5th! We are excited to share about our school with 5th-grade and other prospective Everitt families! I will also continue to give tours to families every Wednesday at 1:00 pm (or at other times by request). It has been so wonderful to meet your friends and neighbors as they come for a tour. Please let them know that families are also welcome to reach out to a counselor to schedule a shadow day for their child.

Thank you for supporting and believing in your neighborhood school. It is our privilege to partner with you!


Amanda Pouliot, Principal

Everitt Middle School




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What's Happening Next?

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 12/8 ~ Communication Workshop 6-7:15 pm

Mon 12/12- Mon 12/19 ~ Spirit Week

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

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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.

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

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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 Friday, December 9. 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!

Also, the next (and last PTA meeting of 2022) is next week on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30 in the library and on Zoom.

Please call/text Liz Mason

303-944-2427 or liz_m_mason@yahoo.com



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

Sea Camp News

LAST CALL for Sea Camp! In order to buy plane tickets next week, we will ONLY be accepting students for Sea Camp through Monday, December 5th! Please bring $300 deposit to Ms. Widtfeldt by Monday, December 5th. Thank you!

Upcoming Community Event

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Wheat Ridge High School Wreath Making Event

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More Information about the Communication Workshop on December 8th

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Zoom Link for the Communication Workshop



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

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Check out the December issue of the student-written Monthly Scoop below:

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QOXjSWC3DmiSPFZs82k46uhoHCKSKT7gYaPwVdvrHLk/edit#

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.

Our next PTA meeting will be NEXT WEEK 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).

As the calendar flips to December coming out of our Thanksgiving break, I find the word GRATITUDE continues to resonate for me in connection to family, friends, and community.

Our school is an important part of that community. Alexis Haws put it nicely when she wrote “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!”

We have multiple opportunities to share with our community including our 3rd annual Giving Tree! If you have the means please contribute through the sign-up genius link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449aaaa22a75-everitt5

At our next meeting we will share how we will be creating community through a student led sticker contest, get deeper into planning for our International Night which will feature all Wheat Ridge area elementary schools, as well as, other fun community events set for 2023 including an admitted students night and a chance to break bread and play games at our February meeting!

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 dan.b.weinstein@gmail.com or 720-291-1435.

Thank you,


CLICK HERE! To Join our Everitt PTA Facebook Page

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


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Simply complete this form to register for Santa's Workshop before 12/10/22: https://form.jotform.com/223176969964071

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


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 12/9, 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!


Brady F. - Thank you for having a prospective 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.

Eleuia R. - On a snowy morning, Eleuia asked if she could help me carry stuff inside. I had a lot of packages to bring in that day and was grateful for the unprompted help. Thank you!

Henry P. - Henry always has a positive attitude and this positivity sheds to those around him as well! He leads by example and is always happy to help others in need and include them in any activity that is being done. His infectious positivity makes class an enjoyable environment to be a part of!

Brody L. - Brody has been making improvements in work habits. Keep up the good work!

Cloud E. - Cloud was the ONLY 8th grader who scored a 100% on the Space Unit Assessment.

Everitt Staff Members - All the Staff that are coming and learning ASL. They are willing to go outside their comfort zone and learn different ways of communication with students and staff who are differently able.

Olivia B. - Olivia always has a different approach when trying to solve a math problem. This helps other students when she explains how she thinks about things.

Lillie P. - Lillie is working to change her work habits and improve her grades and demonstrate ownership of her learning.

Jonas A. - Jonas was taking a break in my room when another student need a break to calm down. Jonas offered support, advice, and candy to help this student. He was a great friend.

Noah C. - After Noah finished his work, he went around the room to help other students who had questions and/or needed support.

Hannah C. - Thank you Hannah for helping the class out (and me) with Origami.

Ryder G. - Ryder attempted something new in the weight room today and learned to love that activity and then asked for further exercises that he could do to further challenge himself. In addition, Ryder welcomed other students to come participate in the weight lifting activities that he was doing and encouraged them to challenge themselves as he did too. His attitude and work ethic was fantastic and helped other students see the joy in using different equipment while in the weight room. Awesome job Ryder!

Khloe A. - Khloe has shared some wonderful thinking in class this week and really demonstrated her ability to learn a difficult concept.

Lilyana H. - Having an honest brave conversation about struggles. I am proud of you for being real and thinking through real ideas to improve.

Daphne W. - Daphne was willing to share her narrative story that was about something personal. Taking a positive risk and sharing her story will encourage other classmates to do the same! Thanks for being amazing Daphne!

Will S. - Will is consistently a positive role model for his classmates and brings humor, positivity, and kindness to the classroom and hallways.

Brandon S. - After completing his independent math work, Brandon volunteered to walk around the room, helping other students. He helped them understand how to solve the problems without giving the answers to them. Nice teaching, Brandon.

Ali M. - Ali does an excellent job of showing up daily and working really hard in class! She participates and class, works well with others, and is a very kind individual everyday.

Marley W. - Marley always helps her peers when they need help and she is willing to do whatever the class needs in order to help create a positive culture.

Autumn L. - Autumn was brave enough to remind me to build myself up.

Jaiden G. - Jaiden has been super helpful for all students who have needed to use a Chromebook charger multiple times. He offers his charger for any student who asks for it when they need it. Jaiden also works well with any student in our class and has started to recognize which students will help him work to his best potential.

James B. - James comes to class ready to learn every day!

Izabella O. - I am impressed how quickly Izzy can figure out complicated music. When she is unsure of something, she wants to figure it out with me and understand the theory behind the music. I am so grateful for her consistent desire to learn more music!

Ema D. - Ema is a lovely young lady who works very hard to do her best! In Spanish 1 she couraqeously takes risks to learn the language and pronounce words even though it is hard sometimes. I am proud of you Ema for always being polite and continuing to work toward becoming bilingual! You Rock!

Austin G. - Austin comes to Study Hall prepared to work and seeks out help when needed. He uses his time wisely and sets a great example for other students in the room.

Adrienne M. - Adrienne has recently stepped out of her comfort zone in PE and is not afraid to try new activities and participate with different groups of students. She comes into the gym everyday with renewed enthusiasm to try everything!

Lily H. - Lily has recently started to challenge herself in PE. She tries new activities and finds her own way to make herself successful in class!

Zyon W. - Zyon leads class by example and is not afraid to try new activities both in the gym and in the weight room. Zyon is always eager to participate and include himself with all others in class. His positivity is very contagious and great to see!

JJ C. - JJ recently challenged himself to try new things in the weight room and seemed to enjoy the new challenge/exercise. By stepping out of his comfort zone, JJ seemed to find a new joy in exercise and the weight room!

Sofia D. - Sofia is always so polite and willing to help and include everybody in class. She is not afraid to try every activity in PE and participate with different groups of students each time. Her kindness, positivity and inclusiveness better everyone in our PE class and makes everybody feel welcome and included!

Kimoni S. - Kimoni has recently discovered self motivation to complete various different weight room workouts. He is constantly asking for different ideas while weightlifting to challenge himself and make himself better!

North M. - North has found a love for the weight room and discovering new exercises to make himself better. He constantly asks for different exercises and lifts that he can do to continue to challenge himself physically. North has already made an increase in weight for various exercises! North will continue to challenge himself to get better and will continue to see great results!

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.