Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: November 4, 2022 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
Thank you for your feedback on our October family survey. The feedback was very positive and very helpful in making decisions moving forward. If you made a specific comment and would like someone to follow up with you, please reach out to the main office. We did not gather names or emails on this survey but would be happy to hear from you. One of the things that you all indicated you would like to know more about is how to support your child in their classes and how to support the school with our work. I will address both of those things in this newsletter.
Next week, you will find a slideshow about the focus of our work in classes for the month of November. If you click on a subject, you will be able to open specific grade-level or subject slides to see what those classes are working on. We hope that this will help you better know how to support your child in their academic work this month. We are also always happy to help you better understand how to check your child's grades in the parent portal and how to support your child in their work in Google classroom or Schoology. You will also be able to find this slideshow on our website.
At our School Advisory Committee (a group of parents and guardians that advises the school) meeting this week, we talked a lot about our improvement plan and our progress toward our goals. Part of our conversation was about how families can support us in our goals. I will list some of the ways here:
- One of our goals is for all people in our community to feel seen, valued, and that they belong. Something you can do at home is to have conversations with your children about watching for kids who are sitting alone in classrooms or at lunch and inviting them to join them. We know that the social aspect of middle school is very important to students' development and feeling included helps everyone feel better about school.
- Another goal is that all of our students are successful in their assessments in class. One way to support your child is to check in with them about upcoming tests or quizzes and support them as they prepare for those assessments.
- Finally, we have MAP testing coming up in early December. In preparation for MAP testing, please talk with your child about the importance of those assessments and set goals together for their winter MAP. (If you did not pick up MAP and CMAS data at parent/teacher conferences, that data will be coming home with your child on Tuesday afternoon.) We use the MAP assessments to make decisions about placement, to determine what the next steps are in learning for students, and to measure growth. We will also have CMAS testing in the Spring. This assessment is important as it lets us know how students are doing on the rigorous problem-solving and critical thinking skills that they need in both math and language arts. Students doing their best on both MAP and CMAS is very important to our work here.
Just a reminder that Daylight Saving time is on Sunday, November 6th. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour.
Upcoming information nights...8th grade parents, there are flyers later in the newsletter about upcoming information nights at some of the high schools. We will also be holding an information night at Everitt on Monday, December 5th for families who would like to learn more about Everitt. I will also be giving tours to families every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. If that time does not work for families, I am happy to schedule another time. Please let your friends and neighbors know about the tours and the information night.
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?
Sun 11/6 ~ Daylight Saving Time - set clocks back one hour!
Thurs 11/10 ~ Special Thanksgiving Feast option for lunch in the cafeteria!
Thurs 11/10 & Fri 11/11 ~ All County Choir
Fri 11/11 ~ Thank you Veterans!
Tues 11/15 ~ 6th Grade Outdoor Lab Week begins
Tues 11/15 ~ Wheat Ridge High School Open House 6:30-8:00 pm
Mon 11/21-Fri 11/25 ~ No School - Thanksgiving Break
Thurs 12/1 ~ Jazz Concert @ WRHS
Fri 12/2 ~ Masquerade - Collaborative performance with Theatre Guild and Musical Theatre Class 7:00 pm @ WRHS
Mon 12/5 ~ Everitt 6th Grade & New Student Information Night 5:30-7:00 pm
FALL FESTIVAL & HALLOWEEN FUN
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
PTA GRATITUDE CALL FOR DONATIONS
Gratitude resonates with me this month. Many thanks to Principal Pouliot and all the staff at Everitt. You show up every day to provide our kids a safe and welcoming learning environment. Students are encouraged to explore their unique capabilities and are recognized for their contributions. My kiddos come home happy and inspired. For that, I am grateful! Join me in donating to the Everitt Parent Teacher Association today.
- Alexis Haws, VP PTA
Everitt PTA strives to provide opportunities for our students, families, and staff to celebrate and support our school and community. We Are Everitt, small but mighty!
Your dollars will help fund:
Student led activities
- Fall Festival
- Grade Level Dances
- International Night
- Camp Everitt (Free for students)
- Carnation Festival
- Everitt Garden
- Staff Appreciation Meals/Gifts
- Interactive TVs for every classroom
- Teacher Wish Lists
Community support drives
- Thanksgiving Baskets
- Giving Tree
- Backpack Drive
There will be a call for volunteers prior to each event.
Two easy ways to donate:
OR Venmo - @Everitt-Middle
Credit Card - https://everitt.memberhub.com/store/items/781627
EVERITT TOURS & INFORMATION NIGHT
It is already time to think about next school year! We will be holding an information night at Everitt for incoming 6th grade families and new students on Monday, December 5th.
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 and the information night.
OUTDOOR LAB NEWS
IT'S ALMOST TIME!
6th Grade Families,
We are gearing up and very excited for Outdoor Lab! Here are a few things you might like to note:
- Please check the paper teachers sent home or Google classroom, for the packing list. Remember students can get loaners at OELS—don't buy something if you can't afford it. We also have the Hub at school and can look through items there as well.
- Students will need to be brought to school on Tuesday, November 15th with all their gear. They can come between 7:30 and 8:15 AM. Please look for signage outside for Windy Peak and Mt. Evans to know where to drop gear so we can get it on the correct site bus.
- Any medication that is traveling with your child, must be to the health room no later than Friday, November 11th.
- Please remember, students may not bring food or phones to Outdoor Lab. If they come with a phone, we will keep it locked in the main office until they return back to school on Friday.
- Remember you can always check out the Outdoor Lab information slide show and a link to the Outdoor Lab Foundation on our website under Family Resources.
Julie Herr, Assistant Principal
6TH GRADE MEDICATIONS
Dear 6th grade families,
Everitt students will be attending Outdoor Lab November 15th-18th. We will be accepting medications for your students October 31st through November 11th during school hours in preparation for Outdoor Lab. Please remember to have medications in their original containers and that prescription medications must contain a prescription label. All medications being sent to Outdoor Lab require an OELS Medication Agreement Form.
No medication will be accepted the morning of departure on November 15th.
Please outreach our Health Aide Cindy Gordon or our District RN Mary Bateman for further questions or concerns.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
QPR SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING for PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
QPR teaches people to:
-Recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis
-How to ask someone directly if they are feeling suicidal
-How to refer someone to help
Wednesday, November 30th 11:00-12:30
SOURCES OF STRENGTH SHIRTS
Please use the link below to order your very own Sources of Strength t-shirt. This special shirt was designed by Everitt student, Jewel W. Get yours today and celebrate your sources of strength!
PAY STUDENT FEES ONLINE
What you need to know:
1. You will need your student’s ID number and last name as it appears in Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
2. Go to Everitt's homepage, or the Jeffco Public Schools Family Portal Page.
3. Log into Infinite Campus Portal, click on the "More Link" on the left hand navigation, and click on the Jeffco Student Fee Payment link to pay fees.
4. Online help may be accessed once you have clicked the Jeffco Student Fee Payment link. .
Benefits for Parents:
√ Convenient: Parents can make payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
√ Efficient: Pay fees for all of your children in one payment.
√ Control: Eliminate the need to send money to school with your children.
√ Timely: Payments are reflected immediately online and at the schools. An email confirmation and receipt will be sent to you.
√ User-friendly: You may use your debit or credit card.
√ Secure: Ensures private and secure transmissions by requiring passwords and not storing personal bank or credit card information.
√ Accessible: View statement for historical payments online.
* Note: This site does not support online School Café. For lunch payments go to www.SchoolCafe.com/JeffcoSD.
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.
Thank you to everyone who came out and joined online for our last meeting on Wednesday. We learned that our Student Resource Officer went to school to be a teacher and specifically wanted to be a middle school teacher, which probably explains why he is such a great fit at our school! Keep an eye out for a sticker design contest for the kids and upcoming Holiday Giving Tree! All the minutes from the meeting will be posted on our PTA page shortly here:
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30 pm in the library and online via Zoom, please mark your calendars. We also post reminders on our FaceBook site (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everittpta).
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.
SHADOW WHEAT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Wheat Ridge High School is proud to continue the tradition of 8th Grade Shadow opportunities this school year at The Farm. If you have an 8th grader interested in shadowing a Wheat Ridge student, please have the student or family member fill out the form below. Simply click on the link. Shadowing opportunities are by appointment only on Mondays or Tuesdays, and they run for just a half a day (7:50am-11:10am). We do not allow shadowing opportunities between December 13th and January 10 or during the month of May.
Specifically there is an open session at 6:00 pm for any students who are identified or have potential to be Gifted and Talented as WRHS has a fantastic center program for GT Students.
WRHS will be hosting an 8th Grade School Showcase Night on November 15th. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Ms. Falbo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.982.5872.
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:
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 Starts 10/28
Native Student Group - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm
Volleyball - Everitt Home Schedule:
11/7 @ 3:00pm vs. Three Creeks
11/28 @ 3:00pm vs. Bell12/5 @ 4:00pm vs. Mountain Phoenix
MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUB
Everitt Mountain Bike Club:
We had a great first meeting on Friday, 10/28. We reviewed some bike basics and safety things, and rode the dirt trails along Clear Creek.
**Next meeting: Friday, 11/11**
Meet after school by the flagpole ready to ride. You can use a school bike or bring your own. Everyone's welcome: any age, ability, or level of previous experience. Come check it out!
Van T. - Van stayed focused while working on a project. He completed it all on his own while others were distracted. Great work Van!
Vuk B. - Being brave enough to volunteer for presentations.
Phebie T. - Volunteering to present during our first whole class presentations.
Ezra M. - Having the courage to volunteer to present first.
Jonathan D. - He has been attending school more and socializing.
Ayjah J. - Being brave enough to volunteer for presentations.
Charlie M. - Volunteering to present in class during our first in-class presentations.
Han B. - Having the courage to volunteer to present.
Cal A. - Sharing your video you created during our presentations on Friday. Being brave enough to volunteer for presentations.
Joseph D. - Volunteering to present in class during our first in-class presentations.
Casey S. - Having the courage to volunteer to present.
Nolan M. - Having the courage to volunteer to present. Also for giving big cheers and motivation to the students presenting.
Kegan C. - Having the courage to volunteer to present first.
Lidyah A. - Volunteering to present during our first whole class presentation.
Angelo P. - Sharing your video you created during our presentations on Friday.
Daelyn P. - Having the courage to volunteer to present.
Serenity B. - Volunteering to present during our first whole class presentations.
Adam M. - Offering to present first in class.
Lily D. - Volunteering to present in class during our first in-class presentations.
Liam H. - Having the courage to volunteer to present.
Cy S. - Being the first to present in class.
Liam M. - Volunteering to present during our first whole class presentation.
Lawrence M. - Having the courage to volunteer to present.
Charley S. - Having the courage to volunteer to present.
Caleb S. - Volunteering to present during our first whole class presentation.
Nora M. - Having the courage to volunteer to present.
Madison G. - Being brave enough to volunteer for presentations.
Lincoln T. - Being the first to present in class.
Luke H. - Volunteering to present during our first whole class presentation.
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.