Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: January 6, 2023 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
It is wonderful to be back at it this week! Our students returned well-rested and ready to return to the important task of learning.
I have included photos in this newsletter of the assembly in the last week of school. We had so much fun! Students and staff competed in a basketball game, a marshmallow competition, and musical chairs. We celebrated students' achievement and growth on MAP testing as well as their extra-curricular activities. The energy in the gym was amazing as kids cheered for each other and it was a wonderful way to end the semester.
This week represents a fresh start for students. It is a good time to talk with your kids about their goals for the semester and to talk about ways that they can set themselves up to meet them. In our family, we create SMART goals. The goals must be specific, measurable, attainable, reasonable, and timely in order to be effective. For example, a behavioral goal to have less than two tardies until Spring Break would be specific (two tardies), measurable (can be seen and checked regularly in Infinite Campus/Parent Portal), attainable (it is possible to get to class on time), reasonable (it is possible to achieve the goal), and timely (it is within a specific time frame). Academic goals are created in similar ways. We would love to partner with you in those conversations if you'd like.
I wanted to address a rumor that has been floating around the community. I know, in response to the elementary consolidations in our community, people have been speculating that Everitt may close. I want to assure you that this is not the case. I reached out to our superintendent and directly asked if Everitt's closure was a possibility and she assured me that it is not. She wanted me to let you all know that Everitt is here to stay.
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 1/6 ~ All County Choir Performance
Wed 1/11 ~ PTA Meeting 6:30 pm/SAC Meeting 7:30 pm in library
Thurs 1/12 ~ Late start for students - periods 2, 4 & 6
Mon 1/16 ~ NO SCHOOL - MLK, Jr. Day
Thurs 1/19 ~ All County Band/Orchestra Sectionals
Fri 1/20 ~ All County Band/Orchestra Rehearsal & Concert
Thurs 1/26 ~ Late start for students - periods 2, 4 & 6
Fri 1/27 ~ Sea Camp Hat Day Fundraiser $1
Wed 2/1 ~ PTA Meeting 6:30 pm/SAC Meeting 7:30 pm in library
Thurs 2/2 ~ District 2 Hour Delay
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. Thank you!
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
HEALTHY & EQUITABLE START AND END TIMES
Jeffco Public Schools will launch new healthy and equitable start and end times districtwide for the 2023-2024 school year. The District’s goal is to align start and end times across all Jeffco schools to create consistency for our schools which equals equitable instruction for all students and increased student achievement. All new start and end times are updated in School Finder.
Learn more about Healthy and Equitable Start Times from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza by watching this video. There are also resources available for families to help create healthy sleep habits and routines.
CARING FOR GRIEVING KIDS
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/
- 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
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/
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/
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.
Happy 2023 to everyone! It is great to get back into the rhythm of school again for the second half of this school year! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person or on Zoom for our next PTA meeting which is next week, Wednesday January 11th at 6:30pm. We also post reminders on our FaceBook site (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta).
We will be focusing on International Night and some fun activities for our February 1st PTA meeting meant to be more of a community event. So please attend and provide your input. You might also get a sneak peak at some of the great student sticker entries!
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 .
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 email@example.com or 720-291-1435.
Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.
ENROLL NOW FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR
It's Time to Enroll, Jeffco!
Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is now open through Friday, January 13, 2023. Completing enrollment helps our District prepare for next year’s staffing, budget, student resources, and more. Whether you will be attending your neighborhood school (K-12), returning to the same school, or applying to the school(s) of your choice, EnrollJeffco will provide the information you need to enroll in Jeffco Public Schools.
Please know that you can enroll in a K-12 school any time during Round 1. All applications submitted during each enrollment period will be considered equally as there is a lottery process. We encourage families to take their time to make the best decision on behalf of their student(s).
Not sure which school is best for your student? School Finder can help you make an informed decision for the 2023-24 school year.
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
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! You can also call the front desk at 303-231-1300 to register over the phone. There are also scholarships available. Please let us know if that would be something helpful for your family.
It's time to register for basketball!
Mollie W. - Congratulations to Mollie on an amazing performance at All County Choir! We are so proud of you!
Zyon W. - Zyon is holding himself responsible for his work and remaining focused on his work while others are being distracting to him.
Isabella I. - Congratulations to Isabella on an amazing performance at All County Choir! We are so proud of you!
Placido L. - Placido is constantly bettering himself in science and holding himself to a high level of quality work.
Chandler E. - Congratulations to Chandler on an amazing performance at All County Choir! We are so proud of you!
Maddox B. - Congratulations to Maddox on an amazing performance at All County Choir! We are so proud of you!
Miriam V. - Congratulations to Mimi on an amazing performance at All County Choir! We are so proud of you!
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.