EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #6
September 7, 2018
 
Dear Panther Parents,
 
Our Evans Middle School fundraiser is taking place now.  Your child should have brought home a packet for the Yankee Candle (plus other products) fundraiser yesterday.  Please support our efforts to raise money for our school.  Among other things, I am looking to purchase a memorial plaque for our very own Leonard Evans Jr.   He did so much for our community, and I believe this would be a nice tribute to his legacy.  I also hope to place picnic tables in the back of the school, outside the cafeteria, to use for student reward picnic lunches.  We appreciate your support!!
 
Our first three weeks of school have come and gone.  Today is our first progress report grading period.  Grades will be viewable on HAC Wednesday morning. 
 
MISD transportation is a privilege and we appreciate that our district provides this service to our families.  Having said that, students should be riding their designated bus, and NOT taking other buses to be with friends.  If your child needs to take a bus that is different from the one they are assigned, they need to provide a written note from a parent letting us know which bus he or she is to ride and the reason for the change on that day.  This is a safety issue and we want to make sure we take all precautions to make sure your child gets home safely each day.  Also, Student Code of Conduct is still in effect on the buses.  If a student is out of compliance, consequences will be given and suspensions from the bus are possible.  Please talk to your child about appropriate bus behavior.
 
Entrance into our building: Thank you for your cooperation with showing your ID in the camera and telling us who you are and why you are at Evans before we unlock the door for entrance into the building.  Please keep your ID handy because we will be asking for it again once inside.  We also need everyone to sign-in on the clipboard provided at the front desk.  This is a district expectation and we follow these procedures for the safety of our students...I think we can all agree that needs to stay a priority. 
 
#MISDLivesKind: Our new live kind initiative is really gaining momentum.  Our students are brainstorming ways to continue to be kind and show empathy to one another.  Our students are little sponges and they are always watching what the adults around them do in certain situations.  It is our commitment to model kindness at Evans and we hope you will partner with us in this effort from home too.  The world could definitely use a little more kindness and empathy.  Thanks for being good role models for your children. 
 
Our 8th grade Football district preview is Monday at the new MISD Stadium.  7th graders will have their preview at Ron Poe on Monday, as well.  Come out and support our Panthers!
 
Fall pictures will be taken at school on Tuesday, September 11th.  And our new student breakfast is on the 12th (invitation only).
 
Happy Friday,
Darla
 

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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 7th               Choir Back to School Bash
Sept. 9th                Band Swim Party
Sept. 10th              MISD Football Preview
Sept. 11th             Fall Picture Day
Sept. 13 & 14       7th Grade Vision & Hearing Screening
Sept. 21st              Spirit Wear Sold During Lunches
Sept. 29                Crape Myrtle Run & Festival 2018

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.

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.

September 7                   IPR (Interim Progress Report)
September 28                 IPR
October 12                     Quarter 1 RC (Report Card)
November 2                   IPR
November 30                 IPR
December 21                 Q2RC
January 28                     IPR
February 15                   IPR
March 8                         Q3RC
April 5                           IPR
April 26                         IPR
May 30                          Q4RC

Note:  IPR and RC viewing may not be available until several days after the grading period ends.
 
    BUY YOUR YEARBOOK NOW!  LOWEST PRICE ENDS FRIDAY!
      
Yearbook Special Offer Ends Soon!
Up to four FREE ICONS when you order your yearbook with one line of
PERSONALIZATION before Friday, September 14. You can order online--click here to do so--with
credit card, PayPal, or debit if you prefer OR return
this form
to the front office with cash or check made out to EMS. THIS IS
THE BEST OFFER OF THE YEAR! Don't miss out! Contact Mrs. Goodwin at bgoodwin@mckinneyisd.net with any
questions.

Eighth Grade Yearbook Dedication Ads on Sale NOW!
If you'd like to purchase a special dedication in the yearbook
for your student, you can order the dedication online through Friday, October
26.
 Click here to go
directly to the Evans yearbook online tool to do so
. You will create an account with Jostens (our yearbook publisher),
order a personalized ad, upload your photos, and write your special message all
online!  If you need to log out and resume creating the dedication at a
later time, you can do that too! Jostens will accept PayPal, payment plans, and
credit cards. We offer two sizes of dedications; 1/4 of a page for $70 and 1/8
of a page for $40. (The yearbooks are sold separately.)
Yearbook dedications are a great way to celebrate student
success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become. Show
your pride and support your school at the same time. If you have any questions,
feel free to email Bonnie Goodwin at bgoodwin@mckinneyisd.net
for clarification.
ONLY ONLINE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Yearbooks are purchased separately.   Click here to orderthe yearbook online or stop by the front office to get a yearbook order form.
PICTURE DAY COMING SOON     
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Fall pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 11th.  Get those picture-perfect outfits ready to go and come prepared to smile!!!  The photography studio that we are using this year is Lifetouch.  Flyers will go home with students on Monday.  More info on how to order pictures online and where to go to view proofs will be coming soon!
  
      EVANS PTO     
Board Position Open
We are looking for a secretary for the Board. The position is a good way to join the Board without being time-consuming or difficult. The position requirements are:  1) attending monthly Board meetings and quarterly General meetings, 2) preparing minutes for each meeting, and 3) voting on important issues that affect our school community.
 
Please contact Julie Luton at julieluton67@gmail.com to volunteer.

Box Tops for Schools
  
Have you been saving your Box Tops all summer? We are kicking off our first contest of the year. The student who donates the most Box Tops between now and Friday, Oct. 19, will receive four free public skating passes including skate rental to Dr. Pepper StarCenter McKinney. 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. All Box Tops must be turned in by Oct. 19 to be eligible for the prize.

 
Evans PTO Volunteers: Evans Football Concession Stand Volunteers


Evans Middle School PTO needs volunteers to help run the Evans football concessions stand at home games. The games are on Tuesday nights on McKinney High School Auxiliary Field at 1400 W. Wilson Creek Pkwy. Please sign up to work the PTO concession stands for Tuesday night football games at McKinney High School by clicking HERE.
We also need high school volunteers to help set up and serve.  Green Cord hours can be earned.  All concession volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.   Please contact Emily Couvillion at ecouvillion@hotmail.com for questions.   All volunteers must be cleared by MISD.   Apply at  https://www.mckinneyisd.net/human-resources/employment/volunteer/
 
Spirit Wear Sales
Spirit wear will be sold during all 3 lunch periods in the concession stand next to the cafeteria. This will also be the time when students can pick up spirit wear they ordered at back to school night or online. Here are the planned dates:
 
September 21
October 12
November  16
December 14
January 18
February 21 (at 6th grade registration meeting)
May 10 
 
Julie Luton
President, Evans PTO
evansmspto@gmail.com
 
      COUNSELOR'S CORNER     
      
8th grade parents,
If your 8th grader is interested in getting high school credit, online enrollment has begun. Eighth graders can take Health, Professional Communications or Foundations of PE for high school credit thus freeing up space on their high school schedule to take other classes. Psychology and Sociology are also available however are elective credit. The classes are $220 each (with reduced rate for free/reduced lunch participants and children of MISD employees). Fall semester runs September 10th - January 11th. To register just send your student with cash or check made out to McKinney ISD to the counseling office. Contact Cathy DeLisle at cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net  if you have more questions.
  
      NOTES FROM OUR NURSE    
Health Screenings will start up Sept 13 & 14:
Sept 13 & 14 we will start screening ALL 7th graders for Vision/Hearing/AN. We will start with all of the students in athletics on Thursday Sept 8th. We will screen 7th graders in Core Classes during 1st period starting on the 9th.
All 8th graders will get screened for scoliosis, probably starting in October

Remember:
HEALTH CONCERN? If you are a parent of a student with a health concern, please make sure you complete the health history form, and also contact me in the clinic directly! Thank you for updating this vital information every year.


GOT MEDS?
    
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL: Please keep in mind that MISD has a No Tolerance policy regarding medication possession. Students are not to carry medication of any kind at anytime (except inhalers/epi-pens with specific written MD and parental consent). All medications administered at school must be brought to the clinic by the parent or guardian, stored in the clinic and the MISD medication administration form completed.
 
*All medications are to be stored in the nurse's office with the exception of certain prescribed inhalers for the treatment of asthma.
 
*All medications must be stored in the school clinic in the original container clearly labeled with the student's name.
 
*All prescription and non-prescription medications taken during the school day must have a corresponding MISD Medication Form signed by the parent. Prescription medication will also need a doctor signature.
 
Lost Glasses - will be turned into the clinic and kept here. If your student ever loses their glasses remind them to check here.

Thank you!
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN
Evans Middle School Nurse
469-302-7107

      LEARNING COMMONS

One of the best ways to help your child this year is to get them to READ!!     

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program-and changes everything. This funny and touching underdog story is a lovable and goofy adventure with robot fights, middle-school dances, live experiments, and statue-toppling pranks!
 
  
Kelli Bolin
kbolin@mckinneyisd.net
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist
      SCHOOL SAFETY     
      
A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the uniform classroom response to any incident. Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by all McKinney ISD schools and District Administration and staff. Historically, schools have taken this scenario-based approach to respond to hazards and threats. Each McKinney ISD classroom is furnished with the Standard Response Protocol poster that provides teachers with readily accessible response procedures and provides information during a crisis event. The attached handout explains Standard Response Protocol that is taught to students, faculty and staff.
 
Please click the link below to view the Standard Response Protocol parent handout.
 
  
   STUDENT FOOD DELIVERY     
      
Due to a variety of safety concerns related to food allergies and campus safety and security,  McKinney ISD will no longer allow students to utilize food delivery services at school. This includes services such as Uber Eats, Doordash and direct restaurant delivery. However, parents/guardians will still be permitted to drop food off for their children.
  
This rule does not apply to deliveries organized by McKinney ISD faculty or a teacher serving as a sponsor of a student organization. We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to create a safe and secure environment for students.
 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices.
 
Bobbi Hanna
Office Manager
McKinney ISD Communications
    and Support Service
Office: 469-302-4095
Fax: 469-302-4103
  
CRAPE MYRTLE RUN & FESTIVAL 2018     
      PANTHER ATHLETICS     











 

Click here for the athletics website
 
 CAFETERIA INFO AND MENUS
      
Click HERE for a printable lunch menu
Click HERE for a printable breakfast menu
To set up a lunch account to get low balance notifications and pre-pay for lunches, click HERE.
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE     
You have the opportunity to purchase accident insurance for your student while they are in school or at a school function.  Please click here, or stop by the front office and pick up a pamphlet for more information.
  
 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     
      
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

We are a student led group of athletes and non-athletes who enjoy getting together each week for a time of fellowship and a quick devotional. We will start Tuesday August 28 and meet each Tuesday at 8:15am in room D119. Please come join us.


Co-Sponsors:
Camille Williams cwilliams@mckinneyisd.net
Valarie Long valong@mckinneyisd.net
Chandler Jackson cjackson@mckinneyisd.net
Coach Estes restes@mckinneyisd.net
 
  
      6th GRADE THEATRE          CLUB     
Any 6th grader interested in theatre is welcome to join 6th grade theatre club! It meets Mondays from 8:00-8:30 in Mrs. Ebs room C114. We'll play theatre games, work on characterization and learn a lot about the world of theatre. At the end of the year we'll perform a play! The first meeting will be Sept. 10th. Please enter through the front doors from 7:50-8:00.
 
Jeni Eberhard
Evans Theatre Director
Evansmstheatre.com
 
   MISD PARENT RESOURCES     
 
For information about McKinney Vento and community resources, please click HERE.
  
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. 
  

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EVANS EVENTS
LOWEST PRICE FOR YEARBOOK ENDS FRIDAY! GET YOURS BEFORE SEPT. 14TH....
PICTURE DAY!
BOARD POSITION OPEN; BOX TOPS; SPIRIT WEAR SALES
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT FOR 8th GRADERS
NOTES FROM YOUR NURSE
READ, READ, READ.........
SCHOOL SAFETY
STUDENT FOOD DELIVERY
CRAPE MYRTLE RUN & FESTIVAL 2018
PANTHER ATHLETICS
CAFETERIA INFO AND MENUS
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
6th GRADE THEATRE CLUB
PARENT RESOURCES; MCKINNEY VENTO AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER