Everett Weekly 10.14.22
October 14, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Canines and Comfort
In the midst of a pretty busy Thursday morning discussing a rather stressful topic, our team was able to look to the corner of my office and glance down at sweet MOOSE! :) He used his superhero powers to calm us all down and let us know it would be ok. Mrs. Simala got the green light to bring Moose in for a few hours this week and I think we all benefited from his presence. I feel such gratitude for the Simala family and to Canines 4 Comfort for all of their dedication to our superhero and for giving us this opportunity. I can’t wait to see the benefit of calm Moose helps bring to all Everett Eagles in the near future.
Enjoy your weekend and remember to take some time to enjoy the calm and feel the gratitude!
For your information
We are excited to bring back costumes and our Halloween parade on Monday, October 31 at 9:45am. Students will be doing a loop around the field and showing off their amazing costumes. We hope you will join us! Please remember these costume parameters::
No gore or blood
Children must be able to sit down
Costumes must not be distracting to learning (we reserve the right to ask a child to take off a costume if it is districting the learning of themselves or others)
Just a reminder that we will be hosting a lockdown drill in partnership with the Lake Forest Police Department on Monday at 10:15. Please reach out with any questions.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Click here to read all about this annual tradition that Ms. Harding is continuing!
Consider filling out our traditions survey to help us learn more about you and share your traditions throughout the year
Join us for the Halloween parade on October 31 at 9:45 out by the loop
Visiting Author -- Thank you Spirit of 67
A visit with Dr. Sopko
- Conferences 3:00 - 7:00 P.M. Check out some of the norms we are following for meetings
- No student attendance due to Parent Teacher Conferences
- Halloween parade for parents (9:45am)
- Everett Winter Sing (HOORAY)
Multicultural Family Meet-up NEW DATE
Due to inclement weather this past week, the Multicultural Family Meet-up originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 12 has been rescheduled.
Tuesday, October 18
Everett School Playground
Please join us for a Multicultural Family Meet-up on Tuesday, October 18, 4:45-5:45 pm, at the Everett School playground. The district’s Multilingual Learner teachers are hosting an informal gathering for the kids to play and the families to get to know each other. All D67 families are welcome – we hope to see you there!
Early Childhood Screening
District 67 offers an early childhood behavioral and developmental screening for families with children aged 3- 5 years old residing within District 67 school boundaries. This screening is free of charge.
Early childhood developmental screening provides an opportunity for young children and their families to access a wide variety of services and early childhood programs, and promotes and supports parent/guardians understanding of their child's health, development, and learning needs. If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please sign up for a screening appointment by using this form.
Screenings are offered on the following dates:
- Tuesday, October 18
- Tuesday, November 15
- Tuesday, December 13
- Tuesday, January 24
- Tuesday, February 28
- Tuesday, March 21
- Tuesday, April 25
Each date offers three session times; 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 10:00 am.
Once you sign-up for a screening session, your appointment will be confirmed by Brittany Moccia at email@example.com.
Deerpath Road Resurfacing - Begins the week of Oct. 17
IDOT’s contractor will begin resurfacing Deerpath Road the week of October 17 (one week later than originally planned). Deerpath Road will be resurfaced from Westmoreland Road to the west side of the creek adjacent to the Public Safety Building. Resurfacing involves grinding the roadway and placing new asphalt, which will require intermittent lane closures with flaggers directing traffic.
To limit traffic impacts, the contractor has been instructed to avoid lane closures on weekdays during peak school traffic hours (i.e., 7-8 am, 3-4 pm). Since Deer Path Middle School has conferences on Friday, October 21, the City has given the contractor permission to work throughout the day without stopping.
Please allow extra travel time getting to/from school next week.
National School Bus Safety Week
Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Look for more information next week. In the meantime, please take a moment to read and share the document, which teaches children to be safe in, and around the school bus.
LET'S TALK | LEARNING
District 67 parent and guardians are invited to the District’s first LET'S TALK program for the 2022-2023 school year on Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7:00 PM in the Board Room at LFHS West Campus.
Hosted by Superintendent Dr. Matthew Montgomery and featuring Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeff McHugh and District 67 Director of Teaching and Learning Mrs. Vail Kieser, we will host a community conversation about teaching and learning in District 67. Topics discussed will include District performance data, current reading reviews, and curriculum considerations.
Please submit your questions using this form by no later than Wednesday, November 2, at 10:00 AM.
Lake Forest & Lake Bluff Community Safety Series
oin the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Policy Departments and the District 65, 67, and 115 Parent Organizations for a new event series to educate parents and adult community members about important safety topics.
The first event is on Tuesday, October 18 – The Role of the School Resource Officer – starting at 7:00PM in the Deer Path Gym.
Food Service News
The November menus have been posted on the Food Services webpage. You may also download the menus using the links below:
We are in the midst of planning a dinner for our wonderful Everett Staff during conferences 10/20. We will be collecting monetary contributions and some items for this event. Please see below for more info! Check out our WHAT’S HAPPENING section below and mark your calendars!
Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, Oct. 13 Picture Retake Day and Visiting Author, Aaron Reynolds
Friday, Oct.14 7:00pm First Grade Parent Only Social at the home of The Fowlers! Evites have been sent.
Saturday, Oct. 15 7:00pm Fourth Grade Parent Only 👻Social at the home of The Naninis! Evites have been sent.
Tuesday, Oct.18 7-8:00pm at Deer Path Middle School Community Safety Series: The SRO’s Roles👮🏼
Wednesday, Oct.19 9:15am Everett APT meeting in Library🗓
Thurs., Oct. 20 Teacher Conference Dinner
Friday, Oct. 28 4:15-5:15p K-2nd 5:45-6:45p 3rd & 4th BOO BASH👻
Oct. 31- Nov. 4 H.U.G.S. annual food drive The winning grade will receive a popsicle party! K-rice, 1st-canned fruit, 2nd-canned beans, 3rd-stuffing mix, 4th- canned vegetables
Saturday, Nov. 5 6:30pm Third Grade Parent Only Social at the home of The Turners! Evites have been sent.
❣️Wear Red on Fridays❣️Everett Spirit Days are always on Fridays. If you ordered spirit wear you either received an email to pick it up or it was distributed last Fri. Oct. 7. Please note some items haven’t come in yet! Wear red or any Everett clothing on Fridays!
📆Wednesday, Oct. 19 Everett APT Meeting-Everyone is welcome to attend! Meeting is held in the Library. Coffee and chat 9:15-9:25 Meeting will start at 9:30.
🍝Teacher Conference Dinner- Monetary contributions due by 10/19. Venmo @jennifer-cisternino-1 or Zelle firstname.lastname@example.org Please see signup genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090549A8AC2AAAFB6-dinner1
All items need to be dropped off by Thurs 10/20 by 12pm.
👻BOO BASH 🎃 Oct. 28 K-2 4:15-5:15 3&4 5:45-6:45 Your child should have received a flier in their red folder.
Spirit of 67 News
We’re well on our way into the Annual Crosstown Challenge! Check out your schools’ current participation! Elementary schools that reach 80% family participation or 70% at DPM, will receive an extra $1000 in grant awards for their school ! Hit this percentage by December 31st and your school will win an additional $500 bonus in grant money! Sounds like a win to support excellence for our students! Visit spiritof67foundation.org to make your annual donation!
Last year Cherokee won the 2021-2022 challenge with the highest percentage. Showcasing the amazing traveling Trophy and bragging rights was Ann Kiesling, Cherokee 2021-2022 APT president, Kate Cavanaugh, Cherokee Principal, Gillian Goodfriend, Cherokee 2022-2023 APT President, and Kaci Spirito, Donor Relations VP and Cherokee Donor Rep.
Did you know that some employers match donations to the Spirit? Not sure if yours does? Reach out to your HR department to find out! This district’s lasting legacy is due to the generosity of our district families and local businesses, so thank you for all that you do!!! Have questions, feel free to email email@example.com.
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
New This Week...
The CROYA 7th & 8th grade Fall Dance is Friday, Oct. 28th from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at school lunches or at CROYA starting Monday, Oct. 24th. Contact Leslie at CROYA with any questions, P: 847-810-3999 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
HALLOWEEN FUN WITH PACK 48! Please join us to paint a pumpkin, for some Halloween fun, and learn more about cub scouts in Lake Forest! Sunday 10/23 at 1PM on the field at Cherokee School. Rain date: Monday 10/24 at 5pm. Please RSVP to ensure enough supplies: email@example.com
Native American Artisan & Craft Fair - Saturday, Nov.5 and Sunday, Nov.6 (11 am - 4 pm). West Lake Forest Train Station, 911 Telegraph Road, Lake Forest. FREE and open to the Public. NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.com
1111 Everett School Rd.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045