Everett Weekly 3.3.23
March 3, 2023
Another fantastic week of learning and growing has passed at Everett. Our reading pilot is really taking off and I love seeing the renewed enthusiasm on teacher’s faces and the engagement from our students. I have to give a shout out to our amazing staff. They are gracefully managing a new reading resource, report cards, crazy weather, and conferences next week. I invite you to consider sending a little extra message of gratitude to your child(ren)’s teachers this week. I know it would be greatly appreciated during these times.
Please note the parent placement input form for 2023-2024 class placements. I invite you to fill this out at your convenience. The deadline is March 27, 2023. Please remember that we don't take teacher or friend requests, but rather, we ask for your input on how your child learns best. Thank you!
Lastly, take a moment to read a message from Jeanne Lindquist, Everett mom, regarding National Nutrition Month:
March is National Nutrition Month! The Food Service Committee is planning to provide healthy snacks including kale chips, jicama and dried fruit for the children to sample on Wednesdays at lunchtime during the month of March. If you would like to help, please sign up here.
Have a wonderful weekend!
3rd Grade Olympics
Click to add a title
You should have received an email with your child’s Trimester 2 report card today, March 3. The email was sent to your email address on file in PowerSchool from the following email address: Notification-Do_Not_Reply@target1011.brightarrow.com
If you did not receive communication, please complete this form below so we can support you.
Multicultural Family Night for All D67 Families
Your Family is Invited to Join Us on March 8!
6:00 -7:00 PM
Deer Path Middle School Cafeteria
In honor of World Language Week, we invite all District 67 families to join us in the Deer Path cafeteria on Wednesday, March 8, 6:00 - 7:00 PM for a night of traveling around the globe and visiting the different cultures represented throughout the District. Families and school groups will be there to share information representing a variety of countries, languages and cultures.
Spotlight on Early Childhood at District 67
Community of Learners is Lake Forest School District 67's early childhood preschool program for students ages 3-5 year-olds residing within the District 67 school boundaries.
To learn more or register, visit the Community of Learners Preschool website.
Join Us for The Next FAN Events!
For more information on these events, please visit the FAN website.
Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships
Mar 13 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Evanston Township High School Auditorium
No registration required.
NEDRA GLOVER TAWWAB, MSW, LCSW Licensed therapist, sought-after relationship expert, and New York Times bestselling author. Every family has a story. For some of us, our family of origin is a solid foundation that feeds our confidence and helps us navigate life’s challenges. For others, it’s a source of pain, hurt, and conflict that can feel like a lifelong burden. In Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships, licensed therapist and bestselling relationship expert Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW offers clear advice for identifying dysfunctional family patterns and choosing the best path to breaking the cycle and moving forward.
Life is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way
Mar 16 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
KIERAN SETIYA, PH.D. Professor of Physiology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kieran Setiya, Ph.D. is a professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he works on ethics and related questions about human agency and human knowledge. He is the author of Midlife: A Philosophical Guide and Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way, which was selected as a Best Book of 2022 by The Economist and The New Yorker. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, the LA Review of Books, the TLS, the London Review of Books, The Atlantic, Aeon, and The Yale Review.
In Case You Missed It!
- District 67 Kindergarten Registration: Proof of residency documents and birth certificate will be accepted via online pre-registration by uploading documents at the end of the process or at our in-person collection event at the Administration Center on March 8 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (by walk-in).
- 4th Grade District Art Show and Reception: The Annual 4th Grade Student Art Show, featuring works from every 4th Grade Student in District 67, will be held March 14 - April 6, 2023 at our very own Gallery 300. Opening Reception on Thursday, March 16, from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at Gallery 300.
D115 Referendum Information
D115 Referendum Information Session for Families of Future Scouts
D115 invites all elementary and middle school parents from District 67 schools, District 65 schools, Lake Forest Country Day School, St. Mary’s School, and any other feeder schools in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities to join us on Monday, March 6 at 5:00 pm at Lake Forest High School (1285 N. McKinley Rd. Lake Forest, IL) for a referendum informational session with Superintendent, Dr. Matthew L. Montgomery, and his team. This session is designed for parents and guardians of future Lake Forest High School students.
Tours by current LFHS students and staff will be provided!
Ask the Chief Operating Officer!
We checked in with Dr. Jennifer Hermes, District 67 and 115 Chief Operating Officer to answer another question from you about the D115 Referendum.
Dr. Hermes has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration. She is the Vice Chair of the Illinois School District Liquid Asset Fund and the Vice Chair of the Collective Liability Insurance Cooperative (CLIC), in addition to sitting on the Executive Committee of the Northern Health Insurance Cooperative. She has previously served as the President of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University Chicago. Dr. Hermes’ role at the District includes several key functions including budgeting and finance, Board relations, employee and labor relations, and the oversight of District 67 and 115 facilities, transportation, food services, technology, and early childhood programs.
Categories of Improvement: Traditional Classrooms
The Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Board of Education is pursuing a $105.7M referendum on the April 4, 2023 Lake County election ballot.
One of the main categories of improvements is traditional classrooms including science labs. Suggested improvements include the improvement of outdated labs and bringing the last remaining classrooms to the same capabilities as those updated in 2006, including acoustics, lighting, instructional technology, furniture, and related upgrades.
Request Your Vote by Mail Ballot
You Can Now Request Your Vote by Mail Ballot. Mail in Your April 4 Election Ballot Ballot Before Spring Break!
Vote by mail application requests are now available HERE. The Lake County Clerk will start sending out vote by mail ballots on March 17 to the address you provide.
Vote by Mail applications can be requested until 5pm on March 30. Get your request in now to vote by mail and ensure your vote counts in the April 4 election!
We are starting to think about next year, so here is a survey for all interested in volunteering for the Everett APT. There are some small jobs and some that require more time. There is something for everyone! My time spent on different APT committees throughout my 7 years at Everett have been an amazing way to meet new friends, be connected to the school and our wonderful community.
Check out our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
Follow Us for APT Updates and Other School Reminders! Instagram @everetteaglesapt and Facebook page Everett Eagles-APT
Thursday, March 9 All District APT Meeting 9:00-11:00 at CROYA
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
Do you have an incoming 2023-2024 kindergartener? Please consider sharing your contact information with the Everett APT and learn about future kindergarten events! Everett Kindergarten 2023-2024 APT Parent/Guardian Form
Announcing the APT Executive Board Slate for the 2023-25 School Years
APT Executive Board President: Kimberly Carris BIO
APT Executive Recording Secretary: Betsy Miller BIO
DPM APT President: Elizabeth Martin BIO
Everett Elementary School APT President: Mary Dana Maggiolino BIO
Voting on this slate of candidates is open to all District 67 APT members and will take place at the APT’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 9th from 9 - 11 AM at CROYA featuring our virtual guest speaker - Rebecca Dowling Calder. All District 67 parents and community members are invited to attend.
Nominating Officers for the School Years 2023-2025
Nominating Committee Chair: Shannon Shader
APT Executive Board Representatives: Megan Engelberg, Gillian Goodfriend
Cherokee Representatives: Mirela Dalton, Kaci Spirito, Carrie Ravagnie
Deer Path Representatives: Katie Donovan, Ann Kiesling, Sarah Lohr, Heidi Clifton,
Lacy Fidler, Tara Eggers
Everett Representatives: Vanessa Nowlin, Liz Byron, Lexee Rascia
Sheridan Representatives: Victoria Bozic, Kristen Chun, Amanda Lamberti
Spirit of 67 News
JOIN OUR BOARD!
Do you have experience with corporate fundraising? How about writing, graphic design, websites, social media or marketing? The Spirit of 67 is seeking volunteers to fill a few remaining Board positions and we would love to chat with you! Please contact Contact Carolyn Hutchinson at email@example.com or complete the info form at https://spirit67.wufoo.com/forms/z196qa0y1ex63x8/
New Information for “Rock the Spirit”
SAVE THE DATE and TIME! “Rock the Spirit” is coming up soon - April 29 at Ferrari of Lake Forest!
- VIP Backstage Pass 6:00-10:30pm
- General Admission 6:30-10:30pm
- Music, Food, Beverages, Auction, Raffles, Paddle Raise and MORE!
Be on the Lookout for more info and ticket sales in the coming weeks!
Fine Arts Programs
March is coming in like a Lion with a thunderous schedule of Fine Arts Programs. Students at every D67 school will be roaring with delight with Spirit of 67 Grants this Spring!
- Wednesday, March 1 - Fractured Fairy Tales for K-4 @ Sheridan
- Thursday, March 2 - Harriet Tubman: Road to Freedom for 7th grade @ DPM
- Monday, March 6 - PlayMakers Laboratory FINAL presentation for ALL 4th grade @ Everett
- Monday, March 13 - Fractured Fairy Tales for K-4 @ Everett
- Friday, March 17 - Fractured Fairy Tales for K-4 @ Cherokee
- Tuesday, March 21 - Number the Stars for 8th Grade @ DPM
- Thursday, March 23 - Renaissance Falconry Presentation for 6th grade
- Friday, April 14 - Mytholomania for 5th grade @ DPM 1:45PM
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
American Lung Association State Poster Contest
The contest runs until March 10, 2023.
In order to spread the message about radon’s health hazards, the American Lung Association along with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, CanSAR, and Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago host the annual statewide Illinois Radon Poster Contest. Please see below for official rules and details.
Official Rules for the 2023 Illinois Radon Poster Contest
Lake Forest Recreation Summer Camp
Summer Camp Resident Registration Opens Tuesday, March 7 at 8:30 am.
We encourage you to view our guide online, visit our website, and click over to our registration site to view each camp's details (dates, times, pricing, etc.).
Art Contest Opens For Idle-Free Community Signs
Submit your artwork by Friday, March 10.
The City of Lake Forest is holding an art contest to help promote the City as an "Idle-Free" Community! Send us your best "anti-idling" artwork to help encourage your friends and neighbors to turn off their vehicle while parked. Idling creates air pollution and wastes gas, so we're encouraging Lake Forest residents to not idle their vehicles. The contest winner's art will be display on temporary signs at locations around the community. Learn more.
Illinois Partners in Policymaking® - Now Accepting Applications!
Illinois Partners in Policymaking® is a leadership training program for adults with developmental disabilities, parents of children under the age of 21 with developmental disabilities, adult siblings of people with developmental disabilities, legal guardians, and Supporters in Supported Decision-Making Agreements for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Applications are due by 5 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2023. To Apply Click Here
1111 Everett School Rd.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045