Everett Weekly 1.27.23
January 27, 2023
A Message from the Principal
Dear Everett Families,
What an exciting morning! Again, a giant thank you to Shayna Fullarton and Shelly Marks, for putting this fantastic event together. I felt the energy and the love in the room in honor of inspiring our littlest superheroes to be their best selves. I am always in awe of the little citizens we are growing here at Everett. I have YOU to thank for that.
As we continue our journey of raising global citizens, I encourage you to consider joining us in the celebration of Black History Month. For the last 2 years, I have celebrated this month by highlighting innovation, creativity, and inspiring the work of Black Americans. I would like to try something different this month. I invite you to sit down and think about what freedom, justice, and equality means to your family. Your child can create a picture, a poem, a song, a video, or anything you feel that embodies your family values regarding these themes. I am hoping this can generate authentic dinner table conversation and if you decide to submit an artifact, I would love your permission to highlight your child's entry on the morning announcements. Please email or reach out with any submissions or questions.
Spring Break 2023 Calendar Reminder - March 27-31
You may recall that last year Districts 65, 67, and 115 assessed parent, guardian, and staff interest in moving Spring Break 2023 (previously scheduled for March 20-24) later by one week. The survey was done in response to community feedback that our Districts had fallen out of sync with the dates of Spring Break in most of our neighboring communities. Survey results for staff and families in Districts 65, 67, and 115 indicated a preference for moving Spring Break one week later this year.
With this in mind, each District’s Board of Education approved moving Spring Break 2023 to March 27-31. Students missing school before or after this window in March will be considered absent. We realize some families have made travel arrangements for the earlier week that they cannot change. We will try to work with those families. Parents and guardians whose children will be out the week before our scheduled Spring Break are asked to reach out directly to their students' homeroom teacher to make a plan for the week of school they will miss.
Attendance matters. Even when an absence is excused, it is still legally considered an absence by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). To move our ISBE summative designation from Commendable to Exemplary, we must continue to focus on academics - and make sure absenteeism stays low. Attendance directly before and after Spring Break is strongly encouraged.
World Language Week
In honor of World Language Week, we invite all district families to join us at Deer Path Middle School on Wednesday, March 8th, for a night to travel around the globe and visit the different cultures that D67 represents. We are looking for families or groups who are willing to set up a table and make a poster board (here are some table ideas) to share your heritage culture. Please respond on this Google form if you would like to participate. Questions? Please contact Vail Kieser, Director of teaching and learning, email@example.com.
World Language Selection Deadline: January 30
Attention 4th Grade Families
Students in 4th grade need to commit to studying a world language for 5th – 8th grade. That chosen language will become a key part of his/her overall Deer Path Middle School experience. This year, your child either studied Spanish or Mandarin (Cherokee only). You have the option of continuing in that language or selecting another language (current options are Spanish, French, Latin or Mandarin).
We are asking that you make your selection using the World Language Selection Form by Monday, January 30. If you do not respond, your child will be placed in a language based on availability. We truly believe all of our languages will provide a rich, valuable and intercultural learning experience. Please use this link for additional information.
Consider donating some old toys. The Everettopolis Store will gladly accept any donations in return for some extra stickers :)
This week in pictures
Superheroes and Sidekicks
Parent Panel in 4th Grade
LET’S TALK | Resources for Struggling Students
Please join us for our next LET’S TALK presentation on February 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Board Room, hosted by Superintendent Dr. Matthew Montgomery.
All students have different strengths and areas for growth specific to learning styles and academic achievement. During our presentation, we will explain the available resources that all students can access through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework for times when they struggle to make friends, understand a new concept, have trouble concentrating, are unsure how to start a project, need help studying for an exam or lack organization and time management skills. We will be available to answer questions about resources to support your child will also explain the process if your child may need additional assistance through a 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Plan.
Joining Dr. Montgomery will be Dr. Jeff McHugh, Dr. Jenny Sterpin, Dr. Patrick Sassen, John Maher, David Hain, JoAnn Ford-Halvorsen, and Dr. John Frampton.
Dr. John Frampton is a co-founder of FPS, and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and adults with a variety of emotional and behavioral needs. Dr. Frampton has over 20 years of experience serving clients in private practice, school systems as an educational leader, and as an adjunct professor.
Please submit your questions using this form no later than Tuesday, January 31, at 10:00 AM.
LET'S TALK | D115 Referendum
Join Dr. Montgomery on Wednesday, February 8 for an overview and Q & A regarding the upcoming D115 Referendum. The event will be held in the Little Theater at Lake Forest High School - East Campus, 1285 N. McKinley Rd., starting at 7:00 PM.
Please submit your questions using this form by no later than Monday, February 6, at 5:00 PM.
District 67 Kindergarten Registration
District 67 parents/guardians of incoming kindergarten students for the 2023-2024 school year are invited to attend a Kindergarten Information Night on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 6:30pm - 7:15pm at your neighborhood school.
Cherokee School, 475 E. Cherokee Road
Everett School, 1111 Everett School Road
Sheridan School, 1360 N. Sheridan Road
At the Kindergarten Information Night, you will meet the Kindergarten staff, learn more about programs and curriculum, and visit classrooms. Each school will also have computers set up for parents to complete online pre-registration, which is the first step in the enrollment process. If you cannot attend Parent Information Night, you can pre-register by visiting our website beginning 2/1/2023.
Please check out and utilize the "Color Out Your Stress" bulletin board display in the front hallway! We'd love to know if it helps your student cope with any negative feelings and we look forward to creating more interactive social-emotional boards!
Sarah Lohr and Stephanie Bell
Everett Social-Emotional Learning Committee
Parents: Benefits of Adult Coloring for Stress Relief
Students & Parents: See the attached coloring sheet and try it out!
Check out our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, February 8 Incoming K Meeting
Thursday, February 16 at 6:30pm 1st Everett APT Night Meeting in the Everett Library
Friday, February 24 Glow Dance Party!
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
📆Thursday, February 16, 2023 6:30pm Everett Night APT Meeting- Everyone is welcome to attend! Meeting is held in the Everett Library.
Thank you to Shelly Marks and Shanya Fullerton for organizing the Superheroes and Sidekick parent event!
Spirit of 67 News
ATTENTION District 67 Families!
Your Grant Applications are Due February 9th by 3:00pm. The quality of enrichment provided by the Spirit of 67 Foundation grants is priceless. Please consider your wishes and submit your application ASAP to help the Spirit enrich all of our students! www.spiritof67foundation.org/grants
SAVE THE DATE and “ROCK THE SPIRIT”
April 29th is the date of our spring fundraiser. A fun date night with live music, food, beverages, auction, raffles and a paddle raise! More details to come!
Join Our Board
Volunteer to serve on the Spirit of 67 Foundation Board! We have the perfect role for you! https://spirit67.wufoo.com/forms/z196qa0y1ex63x8/
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
Wild Dust Tickets Are Available!
"Yee-Haw! Come to the Wild West with your fellow pioneers to see Wild Dust! This comic romp is filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and one very dead body. Get your tickets soon! Performances are Thursday-Saturday 2/2-2/4. TICKETS
1111 Everett School Rd.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045