Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: November 12, 2021


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Dear Everitt Families:

Today I am grateful for the sounds of students playing basketball at recess, for the sounds of the band, orchestra and choir preparing for their next concert, for students who take wonderful care of each other, and for our teachers who go above and beyond to make sure that kids have what they need to succeed.


Our secure vestibule is almost finished! We should be able to start using the new entrance on Monday. If you need to come pick up your students during the day, please come to the south side of the building which is our new main entrance!


Spirit Week was so very fun this week! See below for some photos of all of our interpretations of the themes.


We are very excited for our 6th graders to get to experience Outdoor Lab next week. It's such an important right of passage in the lives of our students. The kids always come home different than they left...more responsible, more mature, and braver than they were. I know they will have a wonderful week and can't wait to hear the stories of their adventures.


Just a reminder that we are working hard at Everitt to be good neighbors to the homes and businesses nearby. Please be sure that the locations in which you are picking up your students from school are not making it difficult for the customers or employees of the businesses nearby.


Thank you to all of you who provided feedback at the PTA meeting about how we should proceed with the interim principal process. You should be receiving more information about the next steps soon. I am grateful for your feedback and we are working to respond to what you need and want from us to best support your children.


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


Amanda


Amanda Pouliot, Interim Principal

Everitt Middle School

303.982.6359

Amanda.Pouliot@jeffco.k12.co.us

https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/

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Important Updates Here!-- Please Save these Dates!


Mon, 11/15 All County Instrumental Music Auditions


Mon - Fri, 11/16-19 Outdoor Lab!


Mon - Fri, 11/22-26 Thanksgiving Break


Thurs, 11/2 PTA/SAC 6:30-8:30

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Things Happening at Everitt!

Shots for Tots and Teens

Milk Caps for Moola!

Please save your milk caps from Longmont Dairy products and send them to the main office. Our school receives funds for each milk cap! See www.longmontdairy.com for more information!

PTA News!

Our December PTA meeting will now be on THURSDAY, December 2nd at 6:30.



One of the many things I love about our kids going to our neighborhood middle school is the community! Last year we supported 65 families with Thanksgiving food baskets.

This year we are asking for your help again to support 40 families with the same thing. Edgar Solis (our Family Engagement Liaison) and Shaun Richey (our Social Emotional Learning Specialist) are leading this charge and have acquired some food and grocery gift cards already. Thank you to those of you who have already given generously!

We are asking our community to help out if you are able to by donating to our Everitt Family Foundation (Venmo @Everitt-Foundation) so we can purchase King Soopers or Safeway gift cards to help complete the baskets with food that will help them celebrate Thanksgiving this year.

Similar to last year, this is not a specific PTA fundraiser, which is why we are using our newly created Everitt Family Foundation to support this need. We will also be supporting a number of families and kids through our annual Holiday Giving Tree and will share that sign-up as soon as it is ready.

If you are in the position to help out please Venmo @Everitt-Foundation and add a note. If you would like to send me a check or purchase the cards directly to donate let me know and I will arrange to pick it up or have you mail it. Feel free to message, call or text me (720-291-1435) if you have any questions or other ideas.

Thank you for all you do for our community!


Dan Weinstein, PTA President

Parenting Middle Schoolers

Being a caregiver of a middle school student is HARD! Join Everitt Middle School and Clinical Social Worker, Andrea Philleo, on December 9th 6:00-7:30pm for a virtual workshop to learn about signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression and what we can do to help the youth in our lives.


To join the video meeting, use this link: meet.google.com/mgg-wmxk-yqw


To join by phone instead, dial (US) +1 413-438-4047 and enter this PIN: 332 723 553#


More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/mgg-wmxk-yqw

Attention 8th Grade Families

Can you believe it is time to start thinking about high school already?


Wheat Ridge High School is holding virtual information sessions NEXT Monday, November 15th through Thursday, November 18th. The link can be found on the WRHS website starting on November 15th.


There will also be an in-person Open House on Thursday, November 18th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Come meet administration, counselors, teachers, coaches, students and parents!


You can also schedule a shadow day. See the WRHS website for more information about how to sign up.

Everitt Information Night and Tours!

Our next Everitt Information Night (formerly Jump to the Middle) will be on December 1st from 5:30-6:30 pm and will be virtual. It will be a time to hear from a student panel about what being an Everitt student is like, to hear from the 6th grade teams and elective teachers about what classes are like, and to hear from administrators and counselors about what Everitt is like as a whole. Please let your friends and neighbors know!


Our administrators and Sources of Strength students will provide tours to interested families from 1:15-1:45 pm through the rest of the semester. You can call the main office at Everitt to sign up for a time or you can just come and we will accommodate you!

GT Family Book Study Groups

Jeffco’s GT Social Emotional Learning Counselors (GT SELCS) will be holding monthly Parent/Family Book Study Groups for the 2021-22 school year. These groups provide opportunities for families to learn about their GT child(ren) and connect with other parents/families who understand the unique joys and challenges of raising GT kids.

Battle of the Books!

We are very excited to participate in the reading challenge, The Battle of the Books! All students are encouraged to participate. This link will take you to some information about how to get involved.

From Our Nurse: At Home Screening for COVID-19

Any student diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case should not go to school and should isolate or quarantine according to public health recommendations regardless of current symptoms.


This symptom screen refers only to new symptoms or a change in usual symptoms. A student should not be kept home for usual symptoms they experience due to a chronic condition unless they are worse than usual. These guidelines are in addition to your regular school guidance (for example, a child with vomiting should also not attend school based on school guidance).


If your child is experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.


Symptom Screen:

If any of the following symptoms are present, keep the child at home, inform the school of symptoms, and reach out to a health care provider about COVID-19 testing and next steps for treatment.

  • feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature 100.4 degrees or higher
  • new or unexplained persistent cough
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing
  • loss of taste or smell
  • fatigue
  • muscle aches
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • runny nose or congestion


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:


Girls on the Run - Mondays 2:30-4:00


Junior Optimists Club - Mondays 2:30-3:30


Mariachi Band - Mondays 2:30-3:30


After School Help for 8th Graders (run by all 8th grade core teachers) - Mondays 2:25-3:15


Art Club - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30


Jazz Band - Wednesdays 2:30-3:15


Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:40-4:00


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

Middle School Sports Program

Everitt students can play sports for Everitt through the Middle School Sports Program run by the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center! Use this link to sign up!


Middle School Sports Program

Celebrations!

Isabella I., Bea S., Izzie G., Emma W., Nathaniel W., Gio B. - Congratulations! These amazing students will represent Everitt at All County Honor Choir! We're so proud of you!


Mr. Bauer - Mr. Bauer is able to fully engage students in Geometry!


Hank R. - Hank persistently looks for connections in math to other math topics. He loves to check to see if a problem can be solved proportionally. Thank you for helping us all to think differently about math, Hank!


Kiera K. - Kiera consistently stays focused in math and does her best on lessons and practice. Thanks for modeling what it looks like to do our best work, Kiera!


Hunter A. - Hunter helped another student during partner work. He helped them find the answers they were looking for. Thanks for your collaboration and partnership, Hunter.


Khing M. - Thank you for your kindness toward a student who was having a hard day. You are a thoughtful person.

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Everitt Middle School

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