Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Everitt Families: February 3, 2023 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
What a wonderful Soup's On! event we had with families on Wednesday evening! The Everitt community makes some delicious soup and it was so fun to enjoy a meal together and to give the students a chance to play as well. It was fun to have so many future Labradors at the event. Thank you to all who attended, helped set up and clean up, and brought soup! See below for photos of the event.
Thank you for filling out our January family survey! The survey results indicated strengths in comfort in reaching out to teachers, feeling welcome at school, communication, and understanding what is expected of students to be successful. One of the areas where we are striving to improve is in receiving help or information from teachers about how families can support learning at home. One of the ways that we've addressed this is through the slideshow found in this newsletter about what is happening in each class this month. We would love some feedback about what else may be helpful. Please reach out if you have some ideas. We are also working to develop opportunities, like the Soup's On event, for families to connect with other families in our community. Another opportunity is coming up in March. Please see the information below about our upcoming International Night. We are very excited to host the entire Wheat Ridge community at this event and can't wait to celebrate the many beautiful countries and cultures represented at Everitt.
Starting next week, we will be implementing something new in LAB time. After participating in a 30-minute social-emotional lesson, students will either be receiving additional support through assigned small groups in core classes, assigned social-emotional groups based on need, or going to self-selected enrichment sessions. Our staff is working hard to build sessions that will be helpful and engaging to students. We are excited for this opportunity for our students. The sessions will be two weeks in length. We will then use the next LAB time for social-emotional learning and team building, and to sign up for the sessions for the next two weeks.
Speaking of LAB time, in our LAB time this week, we talked about the Bystander Effect. We used information from the website Bystander Revolution in our lesson and conversations with students. I am including the website below. It is important that all students feel seen, valued, and like they belong at Everitt and we need to work together to ensure that happens. There are discussion materials and great videos that you can use for these important conversations with your children at home. There are some great tips on the "solutions" page on how students can help all kids feel welcomed at school.
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?
Tues 2/7 ~ GT Information Night 6:00-7:00 pm in library
Thurs 2/9 ~ Late start for students 8:59 am
Fri 2/10 ~ Outdoor Leadership Hat Day $1
Thurs 2/16 ~ Parent Conferences by Invitation Only
Fri 2/17 ~ NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS/Staff Development
Mon 2/20 ~ NO SCHOOL
Thurs 2/23 ~ Late start for students 8:59 am
Fri 2/24 ~ Sea Camp Hat Day $1
Fri 2/24 ~ Everitt Movie Night 6:00-8:00 pm Mrs. Doubtfire. Snacks allowed but not provided.
Wed 3/1 ~ PTA/SAC Meeting 6:30 pm/7:30 pm in library
Thurs 3/2 ~ Late start for students 8:59 am
PTA SOUP'S ON!
It is already time to think about next school year!
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. Thank you!
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
EVERITT INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2023
We are a few weeks away from our wonderful community event "International Night: A Community Celebration" on March 9th from 5:00-7:30 pm.
We will be collaborating with our area elementary schools, community members, staff and everyone involved to share our amazing community story. There will be live performances, students and families representing their stories, food from our local international restaurants and resources from our service organizations. If you are interested in in participating in any way (volunteer, host a booth, perform, etc.) please reach out to:
Edgar Solis at 303-982-2869 or Edgar.Solis@jeffco.k12.co.us.
Thank you, I hope to see you there to celebrate our amazing community.
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.
For those who were able to attend Soup’s On Family Community Event we had a great evening of DELICIOUS soups and chilis etc! We hope to do one more towards the end of the year to connect outside of our meetings with the whole family! Our next PTA meeting will be on Wednesday March 1st at 6:30pm in the Everitt Library!
The PTA sponsored Student Sticker Contest has selected our 6 winning designs! You can see them all here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XvjCvzjc7cRBAc-Kd8I_ovmJsaGO0vAl/view?usp=share_link and can purchase the stickers for $1 each or all 6 designs for $5! We will be at the school on Monday morning and Tuesday at the boy’s basketball game at 4pm!
On Thursday March 9th from 5:00pm - 7:30pm we have International Night. This year it will expand to be a celebration of the diversity in our Everitt and Wheat Ridge communities! Would you like to share about your own family's culture at the event? Or do you have ideas about local restaurants that might be willing to donate a platter of food or a performance group that might like to be featured at this event? We would love your help in making this event a success! Please click on this google form: https://forms.gle/8SsyaL9fqR1aiyJq8 .
We will send out reminders and post dates and meeting minutes on the PTA page (https://everitt.jeffcopublicschools.org/family_resources/p_t_a ) as well as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-291-1435.
Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.
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:
After School Help - Mondays & Thursdays 2:30-3:00 pm
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 (weather permitting)
Native Student Group - Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
Theatre Guild - Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm
Researching Various Species & Ecosystems
Kimoni S. - Giving your presentation with style and enthusiasm. Great job!
Alexander K. - Xander is constantly striving to learn more. He asks very good questions so that he can get better. He is crushing the ukulele with his ability to stay focused, and working hard with impressive and thoughtful questions. I am so impressed with his curiosity every day. I'm grateful for a student who is willing to achieve so much in every class period!
Olivia B. - Olivia has a positive mindset and is a curious learner.
Xzavier G. - Xzavier has made great strides in participation and engagement in class. I have noticed a huge shift in his willingness to participate and engage with all other students in class. He has become more positive and comfortable in class and any activity that is being completed. This change in work ethic and attitude will carry Xzavier far and I know he will continue to be successful!
Gianna D. - At their first basketball game, Gianna was the loudest supporter both on the bench as well as on the court. G cheered for everyone and encouraged them the entire game. This encouragement and positivity lifted all others up and showed Gianna's true leadership qualities!
Lalia R. - Lalia continues to improve her work habits in PE and throughout the building. She advocates for herself and her learning and continues to step out of her comfort zone and try new things while in class. Her positive work ethic has helped others push their limits in class as well.
Angela J. - Angela started out unsure in PE but has grown to explore new things and activities with her classmates. She has changed her attitude and has become more upbeat and positive, making class enjoyable and full of laughs.
Anthony F. - Anthony displayed leadership and compassion when he quickly reacted and called the office when a staff member needed medical assistance. I'm proud of you Anthony!
Jon T. - I'd like to thank Jon Eddie for volunteering to help in the office when he is hanging out during lunch. Jon E has ventured out of his comfort zone this year, and it is wonderful to witness.
Olin W. - Giving your presentation with style and enthusiasm. Love it!
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.