EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #21
February 2, 2018
 
Dear Panther Parents,
 
February is here and we have some exciting events this month.  We look forward to seeing you guys on campus for many of them.
Feb. 9th from 9-10 is Coffee with Counselors - Come ask registration questions if you choose.
Feb. 15 & 16 from 7-9 - Drama will be performing their One Act Play, "The Shape of the Grave", in the Cafeteria.
Feb. 19 is a Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day.
Feb. 22nd is Open House from 5:00-6:30. 
Feb. 22nd is also our INCOMING 6th grader (current 5th graders) Parent Registration Meeting from 7:15-8:00 in the Cafeteria.  
Feb. 22nd is Parent Registration meeting for INCOMING 7th & 8th graders from 6-6:30.
Feb. 27 is Special Olympics Basketball at Fieldhouse in Frisco.  I LOVE going to this event!!  
Spring Break is March 12-16. It will be here before we know it.
 
PTO delivered 14 teacher grants today.  It was amazing!!  Thank you to each and every PTO member for contributing to this program.  A special thanks goes to the PTO members who sift through the applications to make sure these grants provide the very best to our students!  
 
Have a fabulous Friday,
Darla
 

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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
February 9th        Coffee with the Counselors   9a in the library 
February 15& 16   One-Act Play; "The Shape of the Grave"   7p
February 20th       Elective Applications Available
February 22nd      Middle School Open House  5-6:30p
February 22nd       Registration Parent Meeting for Incoming 7th & 8th graders   6-6:30p in the cafeteria
February 22nd      AVID Parent Meeting for Incoming 6th Graders   6:30-7p in the library
February 22nd      Cheer Parent Meeting   6:30-7:15
February 22nd      Registration Parent Meeting for Incoming 6th Graders  7:15-8p in the cafeteria
February 26th      Registration Cards Due to ELAR Teachers
February 27th       UIL Academics District Meet
March 5th             Elective Applications Due

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 
SOAR Girls Club:
Meets every Monday (schooldays beginning September 25th) from 3:50-4:30p in the D101.
                       Sponsors:   Cathy DeLisle   cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net 
                                          Errin French  

Evans FC Soccer:
Sponsors:   Megan McDougald
                   Shawn McGeeney


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.
February 16th              Progress Report
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


      IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF 8th GRADE STUDENTS!     
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING ONLINE CLASSES 
8th grade parents,
Registration has begun for Spring online high school classes. Courses that are available are health, Sociology and Psychology. The cost is $220 ($50 for free/reduced lunch participants). The course runs from February 5 - May 18. Please contact Cathy DeLisle at cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net  if interested.
Due Dates:
Monday, February 5th: 4 year plan and 9th Grade course sheets due to ELAR Teachers.
Thursday, February 8th: High School counselors come to Evans to input courses and collect cards and 4 year plans.
 
Additional Events:
Tuesday, February 13th: 6-7:30pm Boyd High School- Pre Ap/AP Seminar.
(This seminar can be attended by families at any high school)

    WINTER ILLNESS GUIDELINES
      
Winter Illnesses 
We would like to remind all parents of the importance of keeping sick children home.  When a child comes to school ill, he/she can spread illness by coughing, touching his/her nose/mouth and then touching objects that other students come in contact with.
 
Remember that fever is not the only sign of true illness and that fever is usually a late sign of an illness, or an illness that is progressing.
 
If your child is out sick remember to always send in a note from the Dr or a parent note.
 
MISD Health policies are in place to help insure a healthy school where students can learn and grow.  Please take a moment to review the exclusions that are listed below.
 
Guidelines for Returning to School after an Illness
 
In order to minimize the number of children that are ill, we ask you to please consider the following guidelines when making your decision to let your child attend school or return to school after an illness. 
 
A student with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from school until such time as the student is free from symptoms.
  • Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without    medication, before re-entry (Texas Administrative Code)
  • Vomiting (not related to a single event such as gagging, positioning, mucus, running after eating, or eating spicy food) Student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication before reentry.
  • Diarrhea, of two or more loose or watery stools; all students
must be diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of medications before re-entry (Texas Administrative Code).
  • Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw
  • Undetermined rash over any part of the body accompanied by fever
  • Under diagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp
  • Red, draining eyes
  • Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection
  • Open, draining lesions or wounds
  • Jaundice
  • See McKinney ISD Lice guidelines
  • A vaccine preventable illness in question will require a physician's note for re-entry (pertussis, mumps, measles, etc.).
  • For any infection, antibiotics must be taken for a minimum of 24 hours prior to re-entry to school.
These guidelines have been designed to give your child adequate time to recover, as well as keep the majority of the students, faculty and staff as healthy as possible.
 
Hand Washing
   
Hand washing is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent the spread of disease. Direct contamination of your mucus membranes (eyes, nose and/or mouth) is how many infectious diseases enter your body. So let's work together to decrease the risk of contracting and spreading illnesses by following these three simple rules:
  • Wash your hands when they are dirty and before you eat.
  • Do not cough or sneeze into your hands (use your sleeve, elbow or shoulder instead).
  • Never put fingers in your eyes, nose or mouth.
Remember...you are responsible for keeping yourself healthy!! Be as nice to yourself as you are to others.
 
 
 
  
      EVANS PTO     

PTO TEACHER GRANTS
Our PTO awarded teacher grants this morning to several of our teachers who applied.  Congratulations to Brittney Williams, Meg McDougald, Amber Stephens, Tonya Boykin, Melissa Johnson, Kimberly McReynolds, Robyn May, Angie Stadler, Michelle Kemph, Tom McLamore, Kate Bradham, Jeni Eberhard. Amy Pedersen, Kelli Bolin and Lea Ann Palya!!  This year, PTO awarded almost $4,000.00 to our teachers, all of which will greatly benefit our students here at Evans.  Thank you PTO!!!  And thanks to everyone who became a member this year!!!
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:
February 9
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     
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    
 
This debut novel from US cartoonist Terri Libenson follows two girls who could not seem more different: shy, observant, wallflower Emmie; and loud, popular, cheery Katie. What both girls do have in common are their strong feelings for the same boy, Tyler Ross. Then Emmie's very private, very embarrassing scribbles fall into the wrong hands . . .
 
Kelli Bolin
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist
NURSES NOTATIONS
















Parents,
There are six pair of glasses in the clinic that have been found here at school.  A few are even in their case.  Please ask your child if they are missing their glasses and have them come check in the clinic to see if these may belong to them.

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.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUTS     
      
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.
 
Mandatory cheer parent meeting:
February 22nd 
6:30-7:15 
Coach Gilbert's Class D207
  
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
      EVANS FC     
 
Contact Ms. McDougald for information at

or Mr. McGeeney at

      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.
      SOAR; CLUB FOR GIRLS     
     
SOAR is a club for all girls at Evans. It meets Mondays right after school in room D101 until 4:40.
Hope to see you there!
Mrs. DeLisle and Mrs. French
   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

    

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
EVANS EVENTS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF 8th GRADE STUDENTS
WINTER ILLNESS GUIDELINES
PTO TEACHER GRANTS
NAVIANCE; WHAT IS IT?
LEARNING COMMONS
MISSING EYEGLASSES IN THE CLINIC
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUTS
PROJECT GRADUATION NEEDS ALL OF US!
PANTHER ATHLETICS
TUTORING FOR ESL STUDENTS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
EVANS FC
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
6th GRADE THEATRE CLUB
SOAR; A CLUB FOR GIRLS
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
FEBRUARY LUNCH MENU