EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #13
October 26, 2018
 
Dear Panther Parents,
 
Red Ribbon Week is upon us!  We hope all students participate...can't wait to see all the creativity!
Monday - PJ Day (please stay in dress code)
Tuesday - Meme Day (as if I even know what that is...hehee)
Wednesday - Scare Away Drugs: Costume Dress Up Day (please see requirements below)
Thursday - Twin Day
Friday - Red Out Day

For our dress up day, please follow the guidelines below:
  • No clowns
  • No Masks covering the face
  • Must still be in dress code
  • No blood or gore as part of the costume
  • No weapons of ANY type
  • Please make sure the costume is in good taste; if you are questioning that, it is probably not going to be acceptable.  
Come out and support Evans and our fabulous PTO for our CHIPOTLE SPIRIT NIGHT this Monday the 29th.  It is the Chipotle on Eldorado and 75 from 5:00-9:00.  Just let them know you are supporting Evans Middle School, and we will earn money to give back to our campus.
 
I am very excited to see the sunshine!  I hope each of you gets to go out and enjoy a relaxing weekend with family and friends!!
 
Happy Friday,
Darla

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 SPIRIT NIGHT AT CHIPOTLE ON MONDAY!
      
      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
Oct. 27th               Volleyball Tournament  8am
Oct. 29-Nov. 2      Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 29th              Put Drugs to Rest!  Wear PJs today
Oct. 29th               Chipotle Spirit Night
Oct. 30th              Drugs are no laughing matter, but memes are.  Dress as your favorite meme
Oct. 30th              Football vs. Dowell
Oct. 31st               Scare off drugs!  Wear a costume
Nov. 1st                Yankee Candle Fundraiser Pick Up   3-5pm
Nov. 1st                Take a stand against drugs with a friend and dress like twins
Nov. 2nd               Red Friday!  Wear red today!

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.
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.
 
      EVANS PTO     
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR PTO BOARD
 
Kristine Alexander
School Supply Chair for Evans PTO
I'm on the Board because I want to be involved with my kid's school.  I was on the Board at Wolford for 11 years and was Evan's PTO President 2013-2014.
This is my 4th year being the Spirit Wear Chair for the McKinney Boyd Marching Band.   
I have 2 kids:
Spencer - 17 and a Senior at McKinney Boyd
Cooper - 11 and a 6th Grader at Evans MS
My husband is Jeff.  He is a Senior Vice President for Extenet Systems.
5 facts about me:
1.         I was a Twirler in my High School Marching Band.
2.         I was going to get my private pilot's license last year.  After getting sick on my second flight, I gave up!!
3.         When I was younger, my dream job was to be a sports side line reporter
4.         Before I was a stay at home Mom, I was a Senior Manager for Nextel Communications.  My group designed telco networks.
5.         I've always wanted to be a Private Investigator.  I'm thinking about going back to school to get my license.
 
Chipotle Spirit Night on Monday!!

Please join us for our first spirit night of the year on Monday, October 29, at Chipotle on Craig Drive (at Hwy 75 and Eldorado) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Show the cashier this flyer   (printed or on your smartphone), or just the cashier that you re with Evans Middle School, and 33% of the proceeds will go to our PTO to help with classroom grants, events, and programs for our students. Dine-in and carryout orders are included, but not online orders.
Want to help your school when you shop online? When you shop through Amazon Smile, Evans Middle School PTO will receive 0.5% of most purchases to fund programs, events, and grants at our school. To get started, designate Evans PTO as your charitable organization by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-1206927. Then every time you shop, start at smile.amazon.com and our school will benefit (at no cost to you!). Please share this with friends. Thanks for your support! 
 
EVANS PTO VOLUNTEERS: FOOTBALL CONCESSIONS 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
Most items ordered at Back to School Night are in!  With the exception of a few sweatshirts that are backordered, students can pick up their spirit wear during lunches on the following dates:
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     
 
 
Parents,
Remember that we have a college and career portal called Naviance for all McKinney ISD students grade 6-12. The new link is on the Evans homepage or can be found here:
The user id and password are s and student ID number.


      NOTES FROM OUR NURSE    
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!
  
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN
nyarbrough@mckinneyisd.net
Evans Middle School Nurse
IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION REGARDING FALL ILLNESSES!! 
Please click HERE for the latest information from the MISD School Health Advisory.


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

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class--5,000 points! Running in the hallway--10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm--50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.
 
James Patterson's novel addresses some of middle schoolers' biggest issues: bullies, first crushes, and finding out what makes each of us special, all with a hilarious main character and fantastic in-text illustrations!
   
Kelli Bolin
kbolin@mckinneyisd.net
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist
      SPELLING BEE
      
Evans Middle School will be participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee once again.
  • One smart speller will represent Evans at the District level.   
    MISD District Spelling Bee will BEE on:           TBD  
    The word lists are available available in ELAR classes, and the school offices. You will have lots of time to study!  
    Students will qualify for the Spelling Bee Evening Event by attending ONE of the Spelling Bee Workshops and will sign up to attend the Evans Bee.   
    The 1st 2 workshops will review Rules and best practices for participating in a Spelling Bee.  
  • During these workshops, we will have a Mock Spelling Bee:  
  • Tuesday, November 6th : after school workshop in D207. Meet from 3:50 to 4:20.  
  • Tuesday, November 13th : before school workshop in D207. Meet from 8:15-*8:35am.  
  • Thursday, November 29th : before school workshop in D207. Meet from 8:15-*8:35am.  
  • Monday, December 3rd : after school FINAL workshop in D207. Meet from 4:00 to 4:30  
  • Students can contact Mrs. Gilbert , in D207, to arrange an alternate Workshop date if they cannot attend a scheduled Workshop.
    Spelling Bee Competition
    Tuesday, December 4th
      Tuesday, December 4th, we will host the Spelling Bee in the Evans Cafeteria. Students will need to arrive in the cafeteria at 5:30pm.
    We will begin the Bee at 6:00pm and will go until we have one winner.  
    For questions, please contact: Lea Ann Palya-PTO coordinator lpalya@mckinneyisd.net  or
Lonea Gilbert- Teacher coordinator lgilbert@mckinneyisd.net
  
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY     
      
NJHS has a new website. Please go take a look and see when the next meeting is, what projects we are working on and more.
Website is: evansmsnjhs.wordpress.com  Our next meeting to discuss our fall service project is November 13 in the library!
Any questions, please email Amber Stephens at amstephens@mckinneyisd.net
      PANTHER ATHLETICS     











 

Click here for the athletics website
Basketball Parent Meeting on November 26th at 6pm in the Evans gyms.
MISD Basketball Preview at PSA McKinney on November 28th at 5pm
      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
  
 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.
 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
      STUDENT COUNCIL     

Meeting Date:

Nov. 8

Dec. 13

Jan. 17

Feb. 14

Mar. 21

Apr. 11

May 9

Meetings are from 8:15-8:45 in Learning Commons.      

 
  
      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 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! Please enter through the rear cafeteria doors from 7:50-8:00.
 
Jeni Eberhard
Evans Theatre Director
Evansmstheatre.com
 
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.
  
   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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SPIRIT NIGHT AT CHIPOTLE ON MONDAY!
EVANS EVENTS
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR PTO
NAVIANCE
NOTES FROM YOUR NURSE
READ, READ, READ.........
SPELLING BEE
NJHS HAS A NEW WEBSITE!
PANTHER ATHLETICS
SCHOOL SAFETY
STUDENT FOOD DELIVERY
CAFETERIA INFO AND MENUS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
EMS STUCO
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
6th GRADE THEATRE CLUB
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
PARENT RESOURCES; MCKINNEY VENTO AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER