EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #25
March 2, 2018
 
Dear Panther Parents,
 
WOW!!  This sunshine is fabulous.  I hope everyone is able to get out and enjoy it this weekend.  My daughter is on a plane to come home for Spring Break, and this momma couldn't be happier!!  
 
Speaking of Spring Break, ours is the following week: March 12-16.  
 
Hoops for Heart is in full swing and students can purchase their tickets next week for the Staff versus Student Basketball game next Friday.  We are capping the amount of tickets sold, so hopefully your kiddo can get a ticket before we are all sold out.  
 
Next week is full of school activities, including UIL contest for some of our Fine Arts groups.  We also have a tennis match at EMS and we have our first track meet at Ron Poe on Thursday.  Best of luck to all of our Panthers as they go out and make us proud!!  
 
Special Olympics was amazing.  We took home gold medals, silver medals, and bronze medals...our students were truly outstanding.  Even the students who sent them off campus with a best of luck tunnel were exceptional!  It is this type of event that brings out the best in all of us:).
 
Have a fabulous Friday,
Darla
 
 
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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
March 5-8             Book Fair
March 5th             Elective Applications Due
March 9th             Sprit Wear sold during all lunches
March 12-16         Spring Break
March 19th           Freshman Laptop Meeting at MHS library 5:30p
March 22nd          7th Grade AVID Trip to UNT  8:30a
March 22nd          Deadline to turn in work for the Anthology Project
March 30th           School Holiday/Bad Weather Day

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.
March 9th                    End of Quarter 3; Grades Due
March 24th                  Report Cards viewable on HAC
April 6th                      Progress Report
April 26th                    Progress Report
June 7th                       End of Quarter 4; Grades Due
June 14th                     Final Report Card viewable on HAC


FRESHMAN LAPTOP MEETINGS     
      
  
      ANTHOLOGY PROJECT     
      
Evans Anthology Project wants student writing, poems, artwork, and creativity! We are publishing a book that could include your work! See your ELAR teacher or the library for more information. The last day to turn in your work is March 22nd!   Click HERE to download the agreement and permission slip.
      EVANS PTO     

Book Fair
March 2 - March 8
BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
If you would like to volunteer at our book fair this year, please select a date and time.  We truly appreciate all of our volunteers and thank you in advance for signing up to help.  *Make sure that you have completed a volunteer background check.
If you would like to volunteer, please click HERE.

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:
 
March 9
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     
Registration Timeline for Current 6th and 7th Graders
 
Monday, March 5th
Any applications for classes that require them are due (can pick up and turn in to counselors office) Applications are available beginning February 20th.


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    
 
 
Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight, quietly navigating the halls of her high school undetected except by her best (and only) friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky's isolation becomes unbearable.
So she decides to invent a social life by Photoshopping herself into other people's pictures, posting them on Instagram under the screen name Vicurious. Vicky realizes she can make a whole life for herself without ever leaving her bedroom. But the more followers she finds online, the clearer it becomes that there are a lot of people out there who feel like her- #alone and #ignored in real life.
To help them, and herself, Vicky must find the courage to face her fear of being "seen," because only then can she stop living vicariously and truly bring the magic of Vicurious to life.
 
 
 
Book Fair
March 2 - March 8
 
If you would like to volunteer, please click HERE .
 
Please click HERE to visit the online book fair. 
 
Kelli Bolin
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist
NURSES NOTATIONS















Healthy Choices
Who would have thought that you could fight disease...with a fork? Many people don't know it, but one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from disease is to eat a healthy diet. What you eat - and how much you eat - can help reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. As a matter of fact, if you are one of the many Americans who do not smoke, eating well - along with being active and maintaining a healthy weight - is your best defense against disease. So try these simple tips:
~Eat at least 5 servings of veggies and fruit each day
          ~Choose whole grains over processed grains & sugars
~Choose healthier fats (like olive oil and canola oil)
~Limit your intake of saturated fats & cholesterol found in meats &
dairy products.
These easy changes can help you eat your way to a healthier you!

6Th GRADERS NEED IMMUNIZATIONS UPDATED!
Current 6th graders need Immunizations updated in order TO CONTINUE ON TO 7th GRADE!! They must have a Tdap, and a Meningiococcal Vaccine, with in the past 5 years, to meet requirements. Please update Immunizations at your earliest convenience. Must be completed by May 30, 2018.
 

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!     
      
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUTS     
Physicals are due next Friday, March 9th.       
 
Middle school cheer try-outs are just around the corner.  CURRENT 6TH graders that are trying out for cheerleader/mascot who have already picked up their cheer packet from Coach Gilbert will need to get a NEW physical form from Coach Gilbert.  Forms will be available on February 12th.  Only MISD physicals will be accepted, so do not get your physical before February 12th and without the new form.  You do not need to wait for the physical form to pick up your cheer packet.
  • If a 6th grader has an MISD physical dated 2/12/18 or later, that will be accepted for their entire 7th grade year for both cheer and athletics.  This applies only to those trying out for cheerleaders.  
  • If a 7th grader who has never participated in athletics or cheer has an MISD physical dated 2/12/18 or later, that will be accepted for their entire 8th grade year for both cheer and athletics.  This applies only to those trying out for cheerleaders.  
  • All other middle school athletes/cheerleaders must have physicals dated 4/1/18 or later to be accepted for the 20178-2019 school year.
 
 
Coach Gilbert
  
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

  
      FEED YOUR POTENTIAL     
      

It's American Heart Month.

♥ Your Health, ♥ Your Community.

Starting this month, we're introducing a new element to our Feed Your Potential 365 health campaign. For every new person who joins the campaign online or follows on Instagram (@Aramark), we will contribute $1 to help children and families in our communities. 
Funds from this Help Children and Families Program will go to the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to support nutrition and cooking education programs across the country.
How it works: Join FYP365. Invite friends and family to join. You'll all get healthy tips and recipes from our chefs and dietitians (and the experts at the American Heart Association) and it will benefit our communities. 
 
CAFETERIA INFORMATION AND MENUS     

 

Click HERE for a printable LUNCH MENU

Click HERE for a printable BREAKFAST MENU

    

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EVANS EVENTS
FRESHMAN LAPTOP MEETINGS
ANTHOLOGY PROJECT
NEXT SPIRIT WEAR SALES DATE IS MARCH 9th
REGISTRATION TIMELINE FOR CURRENT 6th & 7th GRADE STUDENTS
THE BOOK FAIR IS HERE! ONLINE ORDERS WELCOME!
6th GRADERS NEED IMMUNIZATIONS UPDATED!
MISD STUDENTS TO GET THEIR HEARTS CHECKED!
PHYSICAL FORMS ARE DUE ON MARCH 9th TO TRY OUT FOR CHEER
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
FEED YOUR POTENTIAL
FEB/MARCH LUNCH MENU