EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #28
March 30, 2018
 
 
Dear Panther Parents,
 
I am super excited that I was able to spend a good portion of my day watching our students participate in Special Olympics Track and Field.  They work so incredibly hard and support each other in a manner that is inspiring.  Great job to our EMS Athletes!
 
STAAR testing is upon us.  Please do not make appointments or plan to be off campus if you are taking the upcoming STAAR tests.  8th graders will take the Math STAAR on April 10th and the Reading STAAR on April 11th.  7th grade students will be taking the Writing STAAR on April 10th as well.  
 
I hope everyone enjoys the extra day off and has a wonderful extended weekend,
Darla
 
 
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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
March 30th           School Holiday/Bad Weather Day
April 10th             STAAR Testing-7th Grade Writing and 8th Grade Math
April 11th             STAAR Testing-8th Grade Reading
April 17th             Spirit Night at Panera Bread
April 19th            Advanced Theatre Children's Play-Super Duck!
April 26th             Pay it Forward Fun Run   4-5:30
April 27th             School Holiday/Bad Weather Day
April 30th             Wear a Hat Day
May 1st                 Celebrity Look-Alike Day
May 1st                 Academic Excellence Award Ceremony  5:30-7:30pm
May 2nd               Heroes vs. Villians Day
May 2nd               Academic and Spring Sports Pep Rally  2pm
May 3rd               Mix and Match Day
May 4th                80's Day
May 4th                6th Grade Open Gym   4-5pm
May 4th                7th & 8th Grade Spring Dance   7:30-9p

Click HERE for a complete Calendar of Events with information about times and venues.
  
*Go to http://www.evansms.com/ to view the school website and to sign up for the weekly eNewsletter.

ACADEMICS
  
NJHS:
                       Sponsor:  Amber Stephens
  
STUCO:
                        Sponsor:       Angie Stadler
PALS:
                        Sponsor:        Amber Stephens   amstephens@mckinneyisd.net 
Yearbook:
                       Sponsor:         Bonnie Goodwin   bgoodwin@mckinneyisd.net
UIL Academics:
                        Sponsor:         Lizzy Walker ewalker@mckinneyisd.net
AVID:          
Sponsors:         Robyn May
                                               Megan McDougald
 
CLUBS

6th Grade Theatre Club:
Meets every Wednesday morning (schooldays) from 8:00-8:25 in C114
                         Sponsor:         Jeni Eberhard
 
FCA:
FCA Meets Tuesday mornings @ 8:15a in Mrs. Williams' room, D119 (school days beginning September 12th)
                        Sponsors:        Camille Williams
                                              Valarie Long
                                               Chandler Jackson
                                                                                  
Chess Club:
Meets every Tuesday (schooldays) from 3:45 until 5p in D104
                        Sponsor:   Josiah McDowell 



Progress Report & Report Card Dates
*Progress Reports and Report Cards can be viewed and printed from the  Home Access Center (HAC) and will not be mailed or sent home with students. This is in an effort to be more earth-friendly. If you are unable to access HAC, please let the AP secretary know and we will send home a paper copy with your student.
April 6th                      Progress Report
April 26th                    Progress Report
June 7th                       End of Quarter 4; Grades Due
June 14th                     Final Report Card viewable on HAC


STUCO COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT     
      
We did it!  Thanks to all for the donations!!!  Our P.J. Day will be announced soon!
  
UPCOMING FIELD TRIP FOR ALL 7TH GRADERS IN MAY!     
  
Upcoming Field Trip for all 7th Graders in May - Updated
 
Parents, a double-sided permission slip and additional information sheet has now been sent home with all 7th graders. Please review, sign and return by April 6th!
 
When: May 7th
Where: Collin County Adventure Camp
Cost: $10 per student
HAC NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
      
Home Access Center or HAC is now available on your mobile device using the eSchoolPLUS Family app. McKinney ISD parents and students can use the app to view attendance, classwork, class and activity calendar events, student grade information, and alerts and notifications.
 
After you download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store, simply choose your school district name and state and log in with the student's Home Access Center credentials.
 
If you do not have a Home Access Center account and password, please contact your child's enrolled campus for more information.
 
Click here to download:
 
Click here for more information:
  
FRESHMAN LAPTOP MEETINGS     
      
  
      EVANS PTO     
 

Boxtops; Win Movie Passes!
We just awarded two Cinemark movie passes and have more to give away for submitting the most Box Tops! The student who turns in the most Box Tops by April 20 will win two Cinemark movie passes! Just place your Box Tops in a baggie (please check those expiration dates!), put your student's name and grade on the outside, and drop them off in the box in the school office. Ask relatives and friends to help us turn Box Tops into cash for our school!   Please contact Cindy Francis at cindypfrancis@gmail.com for more information.







SPIRIT WEAR
Show Your Evans Spirit!
New logos ... new colors ... new style! Stop by the concession stand during lunch on the Fridays below to see our new hoodies! On Spirit Wear Fridays, if your student is wearing any kind of spirit wear, she or he earns a ticket for our drawing and is eligible to win a prize. Plus, anyone who picks up a spirit wear order gets a ticket. Good luck!  
Spirit wear sales dates for 2017-18:
   
April 6
May 4
 
BECOME A PTO MEMBER!
Your membership provides valuable funds to our school as well as giving you a vote in PTO events and programs.     
 
*Awarded $6000 in teacher grants
*Sponsored the IMPACT carnival, Pay it Forward Fun Run and 8th Grade Celebration
*Funded two scholarships to graduating Evans' seniors
*Presented multiple parent enrichment workshops
*Helped to support academic programs like the spelling bee, UIL and AVID
*Hosted teacher appreciation events throughout the year

Most importantly, our PTO fosters a sense of school community while supporting students. We play a crucial role in helping to create an environment that is nurturing, educational, and exciting for all of our Panthers.  Please consider joining the PTO!  You can  download the membership form  or purchase your  membership online.


 
Please remember that you must be approved through MISD before you can volunteer.  Please click HERE to go online and complete your application. 
Last year applications will run out at the end of September.
Thanks so much!!!
    COUNSELOR'S CORNER     

NAVIANCE- What is it? A college and career portal for use in grades 6-12
OR access the link from the Evans Website
You or your child can log in with the username and password of S followed by the ID number.
      MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER    
 
Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life - and the promise of love - emerges in this rich, highly readable debut.
Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town way, way down in Louisiana, is home to sixteen-year-old Evangeline Riley. She has her best friends, Kendra and Danielle; her wise, beloved Mamere; and back-to-back titles in the under-sixteen fishing rodeo. But, dearest to her heart, she has the peace that only comes when she takes her skiff out to where there is nothing but sky and air and water and wings. It's a small life, but it is Evangeline's. And then the storm comes, and everything changes. Amid the chaos and pain and destruction comes Tru - a fellow refugee, a budding bluesman, a balm for Evangeline's aching heart. Told in a strong, steady voice, with a keen sense of place and a vivid cast of characters, here is a novel that asks compelling questions about class and politics, exile and belonging, and the pain of being cast out of your home. But above all, this remarkable debut tells a gently woven love story, difficult to put down, impossible to forget.
 






Kelli Bolin
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist
NURSES NOTATIONS















6th grade students need to turn in proof of immunization requirements BEFORE June 1st to get their schedule and attend 7th grade next fall. Texas State Law requires that 7th grade students for the 2018-2019 school year show proof of the following immunizations:
                Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the past 5 years
                Meningococcal vaccine (one dose)
                (On top of the immunizations that were required for elementary)
Your child may have already had these immunizations. Please provide the school nurse with a current list of your student's immunizations .
Shot Van is available on May 18th from 5-7 pm at Lawson Early Childhood Center Please make sure that your student receives any needed immunizations before the end of this school year.
It is necessary for your child to be in compliance before they can attend 7 th grade.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter
 
For more information on immunizations requirements, please refer to the information on McKinney ISD website by clicking here
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN
Evans Middle School Nurse  
Click http://www.mckinneyisd.net/departments/health-services/ to view Health Services Homepage and http://www.schoolrack.com/nancyyarbrough/ to view my Clinic webpage.
MISD STUDENTS TO GET THEIR HEARTS CHECKED!     
      
PROJECT GRADUATION NEEDS YOU!!!     
      

Attention parents of Elementary and Middle School Students . . .

McKinney's Project Graduation is back . . .and we need YOU ! ! !

Why are we asking for your help when you don't have high school students?   Because in 2017 Project Graduation didn't take place due to a lack of community support. And we want to make sure that never happens again! We need to keep Project Graduation going strong so it's there when your students are seniors. Why? Because Project Graduation keeps graduating seniors (and the community) safe by providing a lock-in style event with fun activities, entertainment, food and prizes (including a FREE CAR!).   It is supported and run ENTIRELY by volunteers, parent groups, booster clubs, and local businesses.
You have the potential to save lives - please consider supporting this worthwhile event. What can you do to help? It's simple...we need sponsors, prize donations and volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Nancy Nori at (716) 517-5090 or nantz899@yahoo.com
Visit our website at http://www.mckinneys-project-graduation.com/  and click on the buttons to donate or volunteer.
Thank you in advance for your support!!
      PANTHER ATHLETICS     











 

Click here for the athletics website
Click here to order athletic wear.
      ESL STUDENT TUTOR BUS     
      
Second Language Learners can now attend  tutoring on Monday's after school in Mr. Perez' room -E116. 
After school tutoring will begin Monday October 16 from 3:50- 4:50 after school.   A late bus will be provided, and will drop students at their zoned elementary school or outlying area. 
More information will be sent home to parents about this opportunity. 
Plan now to attend  tutoring with Mr. Perez, Monday's after school.
 WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!      
 
We are so lucky to have so many wonderful volunteers who make it possible for us to make our school the very best it can be!  Please remember that if you are a returning volunteer, or maybe a first time MISD volunteer, that you must go online to fill out a Volunteer Application and be approved before you can serve in any capacity where you will have contact with students.  Sometimes this takes a couple of weeks, so please do it as soon as possible!  We need you!!!
Click HERE to go directly to the link.
Thank you so very much!  We look forward to having you on our campus!
Note:
Volunteer applications may take up to two weeks to be processed.
If after two weeks you have not been contacted regarding your volunteer status, please contact MISD Human Resources at 469-302-4117. DO NOT contact staff members at schools regarding your volunteer application. Your application is a confidential matter.
Once you are approved, you will be able to volunteer in the district throughout the school year.
    FINE ARTS     
 CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
      FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES     
      
Evan's FCA meets every Tuesday morning (schooldays) at 8:15 in D-119. Everyone is welcome (parents also)!! Please come and bring a friend. 
  
      6th GRADE THEATRE          CLUB     
      
Calling all 6th graders interested in theatre! We will meet every Wednesday from 8:00a.m.-8:25 a.m. when school is in session to play theatre games, learn more about theatre, and end the year with a 6th grade show! We meet in Mrs. Ebs room C114. Please enter the building through the back doors that lead into the fine arts hall. Doors will be locked after 8:10.
   MISD PARENT RESOURCES     
 
For information about McKinney Vento and community resources, please click HERE.
  
IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION     
    
Dear Parents,
 
Although some of he following information is not new, we would like to remind you of a few policies we have in place here at Evans Middle School.  We can't thank you enough for your cooperation!
 
*For the safety and security of all MISD students and staff, everyone is required to show government issued ID (driver's license, identification card, passport etc.) upon entering the campus or accessing student information.
 
*In the event your student forgets an item at home, you are welcome to leave it on the cabinet in the front office. Please make sure it is clearly and visibly marked with your student's name. We cannot be responsible for anything left on the cabinet and all food items will be thrown out at 3:45pm. In an effort to keep our classrooms as free from disruption as possible, we will not make phone calls or deliveries to students for items left for pick up.
 
*We are happy to have your student come to the front office to be checked out once you are in the building, but we do not call students in advance. This will keep our students in the classroom as much as possible. If your student is in a fine arts class, lunch or a PE/Athletics class, please allow for additional time when picking them up. Please be sure that the person picking up your student is on your contact list. We will need to see your driver's license every time you enter campus. Thank you in advance for your help with this.
 
*We will not be able to call a classroom for dismissal after 3:15pm in order to minimize disruption at the end of the school day. If you must pick your student up at the end of the day, please arrive in plenty of time to meet this deadline. We appreciate your understanding.
 
*While you are welcome to bring lunch up to school for your child, bringing food to anyone other than your student is prohibited. This is a federally mandated directive.
  SUBSTITUTES NEEDED!
Have you ever considered being a substitute teacher?  McKinney ISD is hiring now!  Click HERE for more information and for instructions on how to apply.
 LOVE & LOGIC PARENT CLASSES     
      
McKinney ISD is offering Love and Logic classes at no cost to MISD parents. Registration is required. Love and Logic parenting classes are for parents wanting have loving relationships with their children by setting limits, avoiding power struggles and guiding their children to become problem solvers. The curriculum supports families with children from birth through the teen years.
Class sessions include three fall sessions and three spring sessions. Each session meets on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. for four consecutive weeks.
For more information please download the 2017 Love and Logic Schedule.
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER
Welcome to McKinney ISD's Community Folder. The Community Folder is the electronic communications where school related, non-school related and non-profit organizations may post their information that may be of interest or benefit of students and parents. The information here has been submitted to and approved by the McKinney ISD Communications Department. Check back often for the latest opportunities and information from our community. Listings in this area do not constitute an endorsement of any agency, group, organization or business by McKinney ISD.

For Events Sponsored By Outside Organizations:

McKinney ISD does not sponsor, endorse, or assume any responsibility for this event/program. To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact the sponsoring organization. For general questions or concerns related to the use of facilities by non-district organizations, please contact the campus principal.
 click here for more information. 
  

VOLUNTARY STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE     

Attention Parents:      

 
Under State Law , school districts are not liable for accidents which occur in schools. It is important to
understand the school/district IS NOT responsible for medical payments or bills for your child.
If your child is injured during ANY SCHOOL, ATHLETIC OR UIL SPONSORED ACTIVITY , all
medical charges are YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
The school district has purchased a supplemented accident polic y which covers the students for
UIL activities. This is a limited benefit polic y and any charges not covered by this policy are your
responsibility.
For the benefit of parents who do not have insurance or have limited health insurance, the school
district is making available a VOLUNTARY STUDENT/ATHLETIC ACCIDENT INSURANCE
PLAN .

Please click HERE to print this brochure in both English and Spanish with enrollment information.
You can sign up online by going to www.sas-mn.com

  
CAFETERIA INFORMATION AND MENUS     

 

Click HERE for a printable LUNCH MENU

Click HERE for a printable BREAKFAST MENU

    

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EVANS EVENTS
STUCO COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
7th GRADE FIELD TRIP INFO & PERMISSION SLIP HAVE BEEN SENT HOME; DUE BACK BY APRIL 6th
HOME ACCESS CENTER IS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
FRESHMAN LAPTOP MEETINGS
NEXT SPIRIT WEAR SALES DATE IS APRIL 6th
NAVIANCE, WHAT IS IT?
MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER
6th GRADERS NEED IMMUNIZATIONS UPDATED!
MISD STUDENTS TO GET THEIR HEARTS CHECKED!
PROJECT GRADUATION NEEDS ALL OF US!
PANTHER ATHLETICS
TUTORING FOR ESL STUDENTS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
6th GRADE THEATRE CLUB
PARENT RESOURCES; MCKINNEY VENTO AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED; APPLY NOW!
LOVE & LOGIC PARENT CLASSES
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER
STUDENT VOLUNTARY ACCIDENT INSURANCE
MARCH LUNCH MENU