Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: November 19, 2021


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Dear Everitt Families:

Here we go into a much needed break! As I head into the break, I am grateful for the support of our community. When anyone needs help, the Everitt community always comes through. From students helping other students when they fall down in PE class to parents providing help to one another through carpools or Thanksgiving baskets, we are blessed with a community that cares about one another.


Our secure vestibule is almost finished and should be completed over the break! Our signage should also be coming soon. Remember to use our new (south) entrance when you need to come pick up a student during the day.


Please take a moment over the break to check your emergency contact information in Jeffco Connect. When we need to reach out to you, we call the numbers in that system in the order of preference that you give us. We can use you help to ensure that we have the correct information.


Perhaps your children have told you but we are out of the disposable masks that they like and now have only the masks that tie behind their heads. Please send your children with a mask if this is a problem for them.


Our 6th graders came back from Outdoor Lab today. We missed their exuberant energy in the building this week but know that they had a wonderful time. Please see below for a few photos of their week.


This week we talked with all 7th and 8th graders about how to be successful at Everitt and our expectations of all of us. I have linked the slideshow that we used below so that you can see what we talked about. We will talk with 6th graders about it when we return from break.


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 - Fri, 11/22-26 Thanksgiving Break


Weds, 12/1, Everitt Information Night -- Virtual! MEET.GOOGLE.COM/SXO-PASX-FHQ 5:30


Thurs, 12/2 PTA/SAC 6:30-8:30 pm


Thurs, 12/2 Jazz Band Concert 7:00


Thurs, 12/9 Choir Concert


Thurs, 12/16 Band/Orchestra Concert


Weds-Tues, 12/22-1/4 Winter Break

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Things Happening at Everitt - Outdoor Lab Version!

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!

How to be successful at Everitt - The slideshow

PTA News!

Our December PTA meeting will now be on THURSDAY, December 2nd at 6:30. It will feature Shaun Richey, Social Emotional Learning Specialist. She will be sharing lots of social emotional resources and information about upcoming parenting classes and events.


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.


Dan Weinstein, PTA President

Community Night at the Volleyball Game!

Please invite families who are interested in Everitt to join us for a community night at the 6th/7th volleyball game on Monday, December 6th at 4:00 pm.


  • Cheer on the Everitt volleyball team as they take on the Manning Mustangs
  • Participate in fun games on the court
  • Meet and take photos with the team
  • Take a tour of Everitt

Looking for donations...

We are looking for donations! We would love it if you could help us with the following items for recess and for students to do in the library:

  • used games
  • puzzles
  • books
  • basketballs
  • footballs
  • soccer balls
  • Spikeball
  • hackey sacks
  • 4 square balls

Sources of Strength Newspaper

Sources of Strength is putting together a student newspaper. We would like for your students to write articles or comics for the paper that will be released every Friday. If your students do any writing for an assignment, you can ask them to submit it to the paper where it will be considered to be put in the student writing section. Staff can submit articles or comics as well. We have categories of opinion, clubs, short stories, comics, and student shout-out. See sources of strength for more information.

Thanks!

Sources of Strength

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

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


Dungeons and Dragons - Mondays 2:30-3:30


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!

Andy P. - Congratulations! Andy auditioned for All County Band this year and made it! She was nervous, but worked hard and asked questions. She got through her audition and her hard work paid off!


Hailey P. - At our concert while I was dealing with a mess of percussion trying to get everything and everyone ready, Hailey stepped up and told me she was going to run warm ups with the wind players. She gave clear directions, started students on her own and even dealt with a crazy light outage. She showed more leadership than many adults will in that moment and got everyone settled with what they needed.


Zachery M. - Zach is not afraid to go out of his way and help others that need it. He is a positive role model for everyone. Zach makes sure to include every student and give them a chance to succeed and making every student feel welcome and included.


Za-Mariea W. - ZaMariea has completed two major projects for Spanish 1 and is courageously taking risks to read out loud in Spanish. I am very proud of her and hope she continues on to become biliterate and bilingual in Spanish! Way to go Za-Mariea!


Marcus J. - I am proud of Marcus because he is working hard in Spanish 1 to complete his projects. He is taking risks to read out loud in Spanish and is always a gentleman in class! Way to Go Marcus! Thank You!


Jakeline G. - Jakeline is a very sweet young lady and an important member of our Service Learning class. She has worked hard to participate this semester in our projects, is kind and always respectful to her classmates and to me! I appreciate you Jakeline and I am proud of you!


Kaylee D. - Kaylee had a great week at Outdoor Lab and went out of her way to make sure she shared her gratitude with all staff members.


Ryder G. - Ryder was such a positive influence at Outdoor Lab this week! He was always willing to participate as well as include others in activities. He was great steward to his community making sure to listen when others were speaking. It was a joy to watch his growth this week!


Christian S. - Christian had a phenomenal week at Outdoor Lab. He was able to thrive in a new environment and seemed to genuinely enjoy himself.


Romelo B. - Romelo emerged as a strong leader at Outdoor Lab, and treated his peers with respect. Romelo also showed extreme integrity when on the Ecosystems hike.


Alejandro V. - Alejandro was able to become a strong, positive role model for his peers throughout the end of the week at Outdoor Lab.


Noah R. - Noah had a FANTASTIC week at Outdoor Lab! He was willing to dive right in and lend a helping hand when needed. He was a hopper, helping out at mealtime, and he even encouraged his group to pause for a moment of gratitude during one of his core classes. After hurting his finger he still returned to Outdoor Lab with a smile on his face!

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Everitt Middle School

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