Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: October 7, 2022 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
It finally feels like fall! Hooray!
I wanted to share a couple of pieces of information with you. First, our Fall Festival has been rescheduled for Friday, October 28th from 4:00-6:00 pm. Our student council needed just a little more time for preparation and this will allow students and families to wear costumes to the event if they would like. The Fall Festival is a family event so please plan to attend and bring your whole family. There are activities for all ages.
The PTA will host Everitt’s first Community Family Movie Night next Friday, October 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm. We will be showing WALL-E outside and will have free hot dogs and popcorn for the whole family! This is also a family event. Students should not be dropped off at the school for the event without parent supervision.
Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up! Tuesday, October 18th will be for students with last names of A-L and Wednesday, October 19th will be for students with last names of M-Z. Of course, if your assigned night does not work for your schedule, you are welcome to come on the other night. We look forward to talking with you about the wonderful things we see in your children and about how we can partner together to help them to grow as much as possible this year. Students are encouraged to attend as well.
The PTA will be treating our teachers to dinner before parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday, October 18th and Wednesday, October 19th. Please help by providing your time, amazing cooking or donation to help treat our incredible teachers here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449aaaa22a75-october1
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?
Fri 10/14 ~ PTA Movie Night 5:30-7:30 pm
Tues 10/18 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:30 pm
Tues 10/18 ~ Area Choir Festival
Wed 10/19 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:30 pm
Thurs 10/20 & Fri 10/21 ~ No school for students
Thurs 10/27 ~ Music Department Fall Concert
Fri 10/28 ~ Fall Festival 4:00-6:00 pm NEW DATE!!
Mon 10/31 ~ Hearing & Vision Screening
Wed 11/2 ~ PTA Meeting 6:30 pm & SAC Meeting 7:30 pm
FALL FESTIVAL 2022
There will be games, music, food and lots of fun! To volunteer or donate please use this Sign Up Genius link:
SERVICE-LEARNING CLASS PET FOOD DRIVE
Our Service-Learning Class will be hosting a drive requesting donations of pet food and supplies for Foothills Animal Shelter from Monday, October 3rd - Monday, October 31st. We have already received our first donation from Petco in Arvada!
Students have been making phone calls and are currently working on posters and flyers to advertise. The student body will soon see announcements on E-TV about the drive, as well as, our upcoming bake sale of "Pawesome" cookies.
Students are beginning to understand all the details in running a non-profit business, as we receive merchandise and give of our own time and labor to quickly turn around and gift the goods and funds to a needy cause. This semester we are reaching out to help our 4-legged friends by making their care at the animal shelter more affordable! Please watch for updates and THANK YOU in advance for supporting our drive and bake sale!
Ms. Neve and the Service-Learning Class
SOS Signs of Suicide
We are writing to inform you about a pilot program that’s happening at our school and throughout Jeffco Schools for Secondary students. We are using a program called SOS Signs of Suicide. Through this program, we will discuss this challenging topic and teach students about mental health and emphasize how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend.
SOS has been used by thousands of schools over the past few decades. Studies have shown that it effectively teaches students about depression and suicide while reducing the number of students’ self-reported suicide attempts.
Through the program, students learn:
that depression is treatable, so they are encouraged to seek help
how to identify depression and potential suicide risk in themselves or a friend
to ACT (Acknowledge, Care and Tell a trusted adult) if concerned about themselves or a friend
who they can turn to at school for help, if they need it
Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a response slip which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk.
We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn.
We are including:
Lessons will begin October 5th and rotate through each grade level through December. More specific information will be sent home when your student’s grade level lesson is approaching.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s participation, or would like your child to opt out of this program, please contact counselors directly via email with questions or concerns. Shaun.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Everitt Mental Health Team
Señales de Suicidio
Estimados padres / Tutor,
Durante este año de desafío, el personal de la escuela trabaja para enseñar a los estudiantes acerca de la salud mental y cómo buscar ayuda si están preocupados por ellos mismos o algún amigo. Estamos utilizando un programa llamado (SOS Signs of Suicide) Señales de Suicidio. El programa enseña a los estudiantes acerca de este difícil tema y los estimula a solicitar ayuda.
SOS ha sido utilizado por miles de escuelas durante las últimas décadas. Estudios han demostrado que enseña a los estudiantes eficazmente acerca de la depresión y el suicidio mientras que reduce el número de intentos de suicidio reportados por los mismos estudiantes.
A través del programa, los estudiantes aprenden:
1. La depresión puede ser tratada y por lo tanto se les estimula a buscar ayuda.
2. Cómo identificar la depresión y el riesgo potencial de suicidio de ellos mismos o algún amigo.
3. (ACT: Acknowledge, Care and Tell) ACTUAR: Reconocer, Cuidado e Informar a un adulto de confianza si está preocupado por sí mismo o algún amigo.
4. A que personas pueden acudir en la escuela para obtener ayuda, si la necesitan.
Los estudiantes observarán videoclips apropiados para su edad y participarán en un dialogo acerca de la depresión, el suicidio y además qué hacer si están preocupados por algún amigo. Después del video, los estudiantes completarán un método breve de evaluación de detección de la depresión. Este método no puede proporcionar un diagnóstico de la depresión, pero indica si una persona joven debe ser referida a una evaluación por parte de un profesional de salud mental.
Después del video, los estudiantes completarán una hoja de respuestas en la que se les pregunta si les gustaría hablar con un adulto acerca de cualquier preocupación. El personal de la escuela llevará a cabo reuniones breves con cualquier estudiante que solicite hablar.
Les recomendamos que visiten www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent para obtener información acerca de las señales de advertencia del suicidio de jóvenes, recursos útiles y algunos mensajes claves que los estudiantes aprenderán.
Las lecciones comenzarán el 5 de octubre y rotarán a través de cada nivel de grado hasta diciembre. Se enviará a casa información más específica cuando se acerque la lección del nivel de grado de su estudiante.
Incluimos: una infografía para que usted fortalezca el mensaje de ACT en el hogar, hoja de papel con información de recursos y lista de programas locales.
Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la participación de su hijo, o desea que su hijo opte por no participar en este programa, comuníquese con los consejeros directamente por correo electrónico con preguntas o inquietudes. Shaun.firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everitt Mental Health Team
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SEA CAMP 2023
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.
We had a great meeting this past Wednesday and heard from Sarah Gallagher who is an ESL and ELA Teacher. She taught us a mini-lesson that simulated what it is like to be a student in her class! We also spent time discussing upcoming events and opportunities to get involved and bring our community together. We have had some shifting in our October calendar and a NEW addition!
**Friday October 14th is now a PTA sponsored Community Family Movie Night from 5:30pm - 7:30pm! (movie starts at 6:00pm) We will be showing WALL-E outside the South entrance and will have free hot dogs and popcorn for the whole family!
**The PTA will be treating our teachers to dinner before parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday 10/18 and Wednesday 10/19. Please help by providing your time, amazing cooking or donation to help treat our incredible teachers here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449aaaa22a75-october1
**Friday October 28th is the NEW date for Everitt’s annual Fall Festival! There will be a sign-up genius for volunteers to help oversee student led activity booths and bake goodies to be sold to raise funds for future Student Council led events!
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30pm 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) and the PTA website (https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/family_resources/p_t_a) including minutes from prior meetings.
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
If you would like to make a donation please donate through Venmo (@Everitt-Middle) or through MemberHub via credit card at: https://everitt.memberhub.com/store/items/781627 . (Please ask your employer if they match donations to K-12 schools to double your impact - if you need a set donation form please e-mail us at EverittPTA@gmail.com)
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 email@example.com or 720-291-1435.
Theme: “Show Your Voice”
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!
Click here for a flyer with more info: http://www.jcpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/student-info-flyer-2022.pdf
This is a free program. Find the rules and entry form in the Student Packet found here: http://www.jcpta.org/programs/reflections/reflections-students/
For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.
Entries must be submitted by 11/04/22 at 3pm. No exceptions.
If you have any questions, contact Angela Abeyta firstname.lastname@example.org
Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.
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:
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
Native Student Group - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm
Middle School Sports Program
In an effort to continue moving forward with volleyball registration, a paper registration form has been created. This form needs to be filled out in its entirety and emailed back to me at email@example.com. Priority enrollment will be determined by date and time form/email was sent. Once capacity has been met no additional registrations will be accepted. The registration form can be digitally filled in. Please verify all information is correct before submitting. All program information will be sent out via email.
If you already registered for volleyball (before the crash), please send me a copy of your registration/receipt. I currently have no way of accessing these records and therefore cannot communicate to those already registered.
This form is for Volleyball registration only. Registration for Basketball, Track & Field, and Soccer will be available (hopefully) online starting December 12th.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions and to share this with anyone who is interested in registering for Volleyball. Here is the link for paper registration: MSSP Registration Form.pdf
Mackey Power, Athletic & Facility Coordinator
The Middle School Sports Program (MSSP) Jeffco League provides 6th-8th grade students at participating middle schools the opportunity to play in after-school sports.
All programs are recreational and open to all ability levels with an emphasis on fun, sportsmanship, and fair play.
Players are taught basic rules of play and receive an equal amount of playing time. Players must adhere to the Player's Code of Conduct and abide by team rules and expectations. For more information and to register click on this link:
- Cross Country: Coed - Practices are M/W 2:45-4:15. There is still time to sign up!
- Volleyball: Coed/paper registration
- Flag Football: Coed Practices are T/Th 2:45-4:15.
- Basketball: Boys & Girls
- Soccer: Coed
- Track and Field: Coed
There is still time to sign up, practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:15 PM. The program runs through August 23 until October 18.
GOLD CROWN BASKETBALL
It's time for boys' and girls' Gold Crown Basketball. We are constantly striving to build up our Wheat Ridge community. This is a great way to get students involved in activities beyond the classroom. Gold Crown will have leagues for students from 3rd grade to high school.
In addition, Coach Dowd will be holding a tryout at Wheat Ridge High School on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 9:00 am in the large gym. In speaking with Coach Dowd, we specifically need more 8th grade boys. However, we encourage all kids (girls and boys) to sign up to be part of the Wheat Ridge basketball community!
For more information please click: https://www.goldcrownfoundation.com/
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
Erick A. - Erick always has a positive attitude no matter when I see him. His positivity radiates throughout the gym when he is in PE and always keeps others in a good upbeat mood. Erick's positive attitude helps build our classroom community and I see the effects of his positive attitude not just in PE but our whole school also. Way to go Erick!
Cy S. - Cy is never afraid to offer all others in class a helping hand or equipment/materials in order for them to be successful. Cy shows leadership in going out of his way to make sure that everyone has access to the best materials available to be successful. While in PE Cy not only helps others with resources and materials but also lifts them up with his upbeat attitude!
Lydia M. - Lydia constantly shows enormous levels of kindness to all those around her. She makes sure that all students around her feel loved and welcome. Lydia's kindness radiates to all around her, making it a positive classroom to be a part of!
Alex B. - Alex is a great ally for her peers. We appreciate you Alex!
Enock R. - Enock displayed deep empathy for another student who was struggling emotionally. Enock sat with him, attempted to distract him in a positive way and most importantly acknowledged someone else's need and reached out to help.
Mimi V. - Mimi, you are an exceptional musician with so much talent. Not only this, you are hard working on a consistent basis which is demonstrated in your focus, hard work and leadership. I am so grateful for you and all you do to make our choir stronger.
Livie N. - Livie is a new 7th grade student who is in an elective class that has placed her in our first lunch, which is mostly 6th grade students. Livie advocated for herself to be moved into our second lunch with her 7th grade peers, but when informed about scheduling conflicts, she understood that she would have to be patient and make the best of the situation for the remainder of the semester. Her understanding and resiliency is greatly appreciated!
Hudsenne G. - Hudsenne is always 100% inclusive of everyone and open to including and working with different groups of students each day. She makes sure other students have the ability to succeed and have fun along with herself! Hudsenne lets her positivity help create a much brighter and kinder class for PE!
Enock R. - Enock has stepped out of his comfort zone to include diverse populations in his daily friend group. He goes out of his way to include diverse learners and make them feel welcome. He checks in with them daily and shares a high five or a fist bump, showing the other students that he cares!
Northreyez M. - North constantly challenges himself in PE to try new things and be better. In the weight room, North shows curiosity and pushes himself to try harder activities. North always has faith and confidence in himself and his ability to complete difficult tasks.
Rome C. - It takes courage and strength to apologize for something and really mean it. Rome displayed strength and maturity when he chose to step up.
Olivia B. - You are such a hard working and brave actor. I love the risks you take in musical theatre and how you always take feedback positively. I am so impressed with the growth you have already made and I can't wait to see more of this as we dive deeper into our performances.
Kinsey L. - Kinsey is an quiet but incredible leader. Kinsey takes risks to share not just questions and great ideas, but also personal stories--the kind of stories that inspire others and help people understand that we are all in this together.
Finn K. - Finn helped out a classmate who was struggling during a collaborative activity. Thanks for being a great partner in class!
Makayla Q. -I am so proud of the progress Makayla has shown this year. She is working hard to achieve her goals. She is a positive voice in every class. We are so proud of you, Makayla. Keep up the hard work.
Eli S. - Eli has a friendly personality to staff members and fellow students in the hallways and classrooms. We appreciate your positive attitude Eli!
Gracie N. - You have been a remarkable leader in choir. You take chances and are brave to do what is right in class. I am so grateful for the hard work and effort you put into class and the musician you are turning into!
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.