Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Everitt Families: October 22, 2021

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Dear Everitt Families:

Happy Friday!

We are about half way through the semester and it's a great time to check on your students' grades and help them get caught up on any missing assignments. Click here for Infinite Campus, a place where you can access those grades and find out what needs to be completed.

We are a little shorter-staffed than normal in the cafeteria. As a result, our lunch options are a little more limited and the staff is unable to sell snacks to students. Please see below for the revised lunch options for next week.

Please join us for our Fall Festival next Friday, October 29th from 4:00-6:00 pm. Our Sources of Strength students have planned fun games, booths, and costume competitions for the whole family! If you would like to volunteer or to provide some goodies for the evening, we'd love to have your help! Here is a link to sign up to help.

We had our first Everitt Information Night for 5th grade families this week. It was wonderful to have the energetic and excited 5th graders in the building. We will continue to do tours for interested families on Wednesdays from 1:15-1:45 pm. If that time does not work for you, please call the main office and we will schedule a tour at a time that works.

This morning, we had our monthly, scheduled fire drill. The students were amazing! They were quiet and safe and we were all back in the building within 5 minutes. Then, around 9:30, the alarm sounded again. The students were again wonderful and patiently waited for a resolution. We discovered that there was a glitch in our water system which we were able to quickly reset. An adventure-filled morning but one that demonstrated how amazing Everitt students are!

Students may wear costumes on Friday, October 29th. The costumes must follow the dress code — no masks, blood, weapons, etc. Just wait until you see the staff costumes — they are paw-sitively awesome!

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


Amanda Pouliot, Interim Principal

Everitt Middle School




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Important Updates Here!-- Please Save these Dates!

Tues, 10/26 Choir Concert @ WRHS 7:00 pm

Thurs, 10/28 Band/Orchestra Concert @ WRHS 6:30 pm

Fri, 10/29 Fall Festival 4:00-6:00 pm

Weds, 11/3 PTA and SAC 6:30 and 7:30

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Things Happening at Everitt!

PTA - November 3rd

Scott Allensworth, our community superintendent, will join the PTA at our November meeting to discuss the interim principalship and how we will move forward. We love to hear feedback from our community. Please contact Scott with any questions at scott.allensworth@jeffco.k12.co.us.

Lunch Options

Here are the lunch options for next week:

Friday 10/22

Chicken strips + roll


Yogurt meal (yogurt, string cheese, and ZeeZee bar)

Monday 10/25

Crispy chicken sandwiches


Cheesy breadsticks

Tuesday 10/26



Chicken taquitos

Wednesday 10/27

Hamburger / Cheeseburger


Yogurt meal (yogurt, string cheese, and ZeeZee bar)

Thursday 10/28



Yogurt parfait + granola

Friday 10/29

French toast sticks

Yogurt meal (yogurt, string cheese, and ZeeZee bar)

Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

Everitt has been selected to participate in the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) this fall. Here is some information regarding the HKCS.

  • The HKCS collects anonymous information from Colorado students in 6th to 12th grades about health-related attitudes and behaviors, including: unintentional injuries and violence; mental health; school safety and physical fighting; tobacco, alcohol other substance use; physical activity and nutrition; and risk and protective factors.Our survey is scheduled for October 27, 2021. If you do not want your child to participate, please use the link below to opt your student out by October 26, 2021.
  • In 2019, about 100,000 students participated from over 500 middle and high schools in Colorado.
  • The survey is anonymous and voluntary. All families can opt-out of the survey using THIS FORM. The survey is also voluntary for students.
  • To see the survey tool click HERE. To learn more about the survey click HERE.
  • If you or your student need immediate mental health support please contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-8255 or text "TALK" to 38255

Shots for Tots and Teens

Sign Up to Help with the Fall Festival!

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!

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 on 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 beginning on October 25th. See the WRHS website for more information about how to sign up.

Golden High School is holding an open house on November 10th from 4:00-6:00 pm. There will be a student panel in the gym at 4:15 and 5:15. Come learn about sports, clubs, teachers, electives, and tour the GHS campus.

Everitt Information Night and Tours!

This past Wednesday, we hosted our first Family Tech Night. The presentation was about how to use the Infinite Campus mobile app. Did you miss this presentation? You can view it here. If you have any questions, please reach out to our digital teacher librarian, Ashley Ferraro at: ashley.ferraro@jeffco.k12.co.us.

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!

That's okay, you can still view it here. If you have any questions, please reach out to our librarian, Ashley Ferraro, via email at: ashley.ferraro@jeffco.k12.co.us

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Thank you, to the many of you who have already applied for free and reduced lunch. Everyone else, we need your help! Please complete the free and reduced lunch application today! If you qualify, your family may receive additional grocery funds through the P-EBT card. You may also receive these benefits:

  • School fee waivers
  • Reduced admission fees to museums and other programs
  • Comcast Internet Essentials
  • Utility assistance
  • Transportation assistance

Qualifying for free and reduced lunch also helps our school to receive extra funds and resources!

Apply online at www.schoolcafe.com or reach out to us for a paper application.

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

Our clubs are off to a great start!

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!

I hear that we are currently looking for a couple of volleyball coaches!

Middle School Sports Program

Student Celebrations!

Logan T. - Logan is helpful, a community builder, is kind, has great work ethic, and an infectious positivity. Thanks, Logan!

Montravius W. - Montravius is working hard in art class!

Mackenzie W. - Mackenzie works hard, is creative and helpful, takes risks in her learning, helps others and is a positive leader and friend. She rocks!

Makenzie E. - Makenzie brings fun wherever she goes. She is positive, kind and friendly to everyone.

Lily, Wisdom, Anthony, Van, Nathaniel, Sophia - You were amazing at the Everitt Information Night! Thank you for serving on our student panel. You are confident, articulate, kind, and wonderful representatives of Everitt.

Zach M. - Thank you for being kind and helpful to a student who was struggling. You make Everitt a better place!

Amber V. - Thank you for helping clean up in the cafeteria after breakfast and keeping our school clean.

Everyone! - Thank you for your amazing behavior during our fire drill today. We were out of the building and in our lines in two minutes.

Erin H. and Jaelyn B. - Thank you for so clearly and thoughtfully describing the work of Sources of Strength in our Everitt Information Night. You made us all so proud!

The 8th Grade Principal's Council - Thank you for demonstrating strong leadership skills, respect for each other's voices, and a desire to make Everitt a better place in our conversation this week! I'm proud of you!

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