Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: February 4, 2022
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Dear Everitt Families:
I hope you all enjoyed your snow day this week! It's always fun to come to school after a snow day and see the tracks of evidence of neighborhood sledding fun.
I was able to sit in on a rehearsal for Shrek the Musical this week. Our trees, rats and Fiona are singing and dancing up a storm. I can't wait to see the final product later this semester.
We've had a couple of reports from our community about unsafe behavior as students are crossing 38th and Kipling on their way home from school. We will remind students at school about the importance of following traffic laws and crossing streets safely. Please remind your children at home as well.
Parent/teacher conferences are next week on February 10th from 4-6:30 pm. These conferences are by invitation only. If you are interested in talking with teachers and did not receive an invitation, please reach out to your child's counselor and they can work with you to set up a time for a meeting.
As you know, the district sent out an email lifting the mask mandate on Friday, February 18th. At that point, we will support the decision that your family makes about whether your child continues to wear a mask at school or not. At Everitt, we will honor people for whatever decision they make.
Thank you for supporting and believing in your neighborhood school. It is our privilege to partner with you!
Amanda Pouliot, Principal
Everitt Middle School
Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.
2021-2022 Bell Schedule
Things Happening at Everitt
Lunch Bunch and Thursday Morning Volunteers:
Want to lend a hand at the school? Sign up to spend some time socializing with the students during lunch and recess or on Thursday mornings before late start. Thank you in advance for donating your time and making our community stronger!
Lunches are broken up into 3 sections. With some exceptions, they are generally 6th graders 1st, 7th graders 2nd and 8th graders 3rd. Each lunch is 30 minutes. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays they run one after another, on the block days of Wednesday and Thursday there is a 10-15 minute gap between lunch sections. If you want to come for just one or 2 sections that is no problem, but you are also welcome to stay the entire lunch time!
When you arrive go to the main office to sign-in and fill out volunteer paperwork (the first time only) and then head to the cafeteria or library. You can bring an activity (like a football, 4 square ball etc) or just join in with what's going on!
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 720-291-1435 (Dan Weinstein)
Sign up for Lunch Bunch here!
Our next PTA meeting will be next Wednesday, March 2nd from 6:30-7:30 pm. It will be followed by SAC from 7:30-8:30 pm.
Dan Weinstein, PTA President
Anxiety Support from Ms. Richey
Anxiety is a natural part of our human experience but understanding how it can show up in our children and selves is a necessary tool to appropriately manage and address it, especially in times of stress and challenge. Here are some resources to look at and share with your student to better understand their experience. Check out two articles below that look at the ways stress/anxiety can show up in our children and how to deal with it when it does!
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/11/933797230/how-to-help-your-kids-reframe-their-anxiety-and-reclaim-their-superpowers Read this article to learn more about these helpful tips!
- Encourage your child to make friends with their worry
- Help them assess for risk
- Encourage them to be mindful
- Help them reframe their thoughts
Love and Logic Parenting Training at Everitt!
Our administrators and Sources of Strength students will continue to provide tours to interested families as needed. You can call the main office at Everitt to sign up for a time! Students can also shadow an Everitt student to fully experience what Everitt is like. Have your friends reach out to a counselor to sign up to shadow.
EnrollJeffco 2022-23 is Closed for Round 1!
Interested in working with some amazing kids?
We are looking for a notetaker for our deaf and hard of hearing students and for a paraprofessional to run our in-school suspension program. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have!
Battle of the Books!
We're getting closer and I hear the 8th grade parent team is the team to beat!
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
After School Help for 8th Graders (run by all 8th grade core teachers) - Mondays 2:25-3:15
Fitness Club Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:40-3:30
Jazz Band - Wednesdays 2:30-3:15
Anime Club - Wednesdays 2:30-3:30
Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:40-4:00
International Arts and Crafts Club - Thursdays 2:30-3:30
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
Milk Caps for Moola!
Middle School Sports Program
It's time to register for basketball! There is still room on the teams and there are scholarships as well!
Peyton W. - Peyton took a risk when the class environment she was in wasn't supporting her academically. We talked and made some adjustments to help Peyton be in an environment that was better suited to her needs as a student. She is now thriving and working hard in ELA as a reader and writer. Peyton is developing her own advocacy to help her thrive in the best academic environments.
Saylor S. - Saylor sets a fantastic example for our class by showing up, doing her work, and being respectful. She is always positive, is willing to ask questions, and shows kindness to everyone in our community.
Lucia R. - Lucia is always willing to learn--even when it's new and challenging. She brings positivity to the classroom, and I appreciate her sharing her excitement with our classroom!
Tony B. - Tony comes to school every single day with a positive attitude! He is ready to learn and builds positive relationships with peers and adults.
Hank R. - Constantly offering to help clean the classroom so the custodians do not have as much to work on. He even asks to earn candy for his peers.
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.