EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #10
October 5, 2018
 
Dear Panther Parents,
 
I had the honor of having a student "Principal" today.  Here is a message from Principal Jared Self:
"People at Evans are working really hard and PPT is very fun.  I want to remind parents that the end of the first quarter is next week.  Also, our lost and found is piling up, so please remind your student to look there if they have missing items."
 
I think we can all agree that "Principal Self" has some very good points.  It was awesome having a principal partner today.  Thank you, PTO, for having this as a reward for our fundraiser.
 
Monday is a student holiday.  With it being a short week, please make sure students are getting academic tutoring help if needed in order to finish the first quarter strong.  We are running late tutorial buses on Tuesday and Thursday of the upcoming week.
 
Principal Coffee Chat is this Thursday, October 11th at 9:00.  Please join me in the Library to hear some of the awesome things we have going on at Evans.  This is also a chance to share any concerns or questions you may have about our year so far.  Can't wait to see you there. 
 
MISD is hosting an exciting event next Saturday: Bedrooms, Backpacks, and Beyond.  This is an opportunity to hear about the effects drugs have on our community and on our children.  Hear from a mother who lost her child to a drug overdose and learn some of the signs that she missed and wishes she would have known.  There are many breakout sessions to choose from, including one that helps identify some of the places children hide paraphernalia. It is at McKinney North High School on October 13th from 8:00-12:00.  Childcare is provided for ages 5-12. 
 
PTO is sponsoring our annual Internet Safety Night on October 17th at 6:00 in our Evans' Library.  Come listen to Officer Lee share some safety tips surrounding social media and ways our children are using/accessing various apps and sites. 
 
Happy Friday,
Darla
 

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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
  
Oct. 6th                 Band Trip to Six Flags Over Texas
Oct. 8th                 Teacher Work Day-No School for Students
Oct. 9th                Cross Country Meet @ Cockrill MS
Oct. 9th                Football vs. Faubion   5:30pm
Oct. 10th              Orchestra Fall Concert   7pm
Oct 11th               Student Council Meeting   8:15am
Oct. 11th              Volleyball vs. Prosper Reynolds   5pm
Oct. 12th              Spirit Wear Sales During Student Lunches
Oct. 12th              End of 2nd 9 Weeks
Oct. 13th              Orchestra Six Flags Trip   8:30am
Oct. 13th               Bedrooms, Backpacks & Beyond
Oct. 15th               Beginning of 3rd 9 Weeks
Oct. 15th               Cross Country Meet   5pm
Oct. 16th               Pink Out Pep Rally
Oct. 16th               Football vs. Cockrill
Oct. 17th               Internet Safety Parent Presentation   6-7pm  Parents Only!
Oct. 18th              Volleyball vs. Dowell MS
Oct. 20th               MISD Annual Holiday Bazaar
Oct. 22nd              Teacher Work Day-No School for Students
Oct. 23-27             Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 23rd               Fall Picture Retakes
Oct. 23rd               Football vs. Prosper Reynolds   5:30pm
Oct. 25th               IMPACT Celebration Breakfast   8:15am (invite only)
Oct. 25th               Volleyball vs. Johnson MS
Oct. 27th               Volleyball Tournament  8am
Oct. 29th               Chipotle Spirit Night

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.
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.
 
  BEDROOMS, BACKPACKS & BEYOND     
      
      EVANS PTO     
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR PTO BOARD
Julie Luton
Title: PTO President
Q:  Why are you on the PTO Board?
A:   I'm on the PTO board because our schools are the foundation of our kids' futures. I believe that involved parents make a critical difference in the success of both teachers and students. 
Other work/volunteer job titles:  Running for State Representative, Church leadership board, miscellaneous volunteer positions.
Husband:  Shan Luton, who is a Tax Attorney.
Children:  Zach (19) University of Texas at Austin, Katelynn (13) Evans.
 Interesting things About Julie:
 1. She has her black belt in Taekwondo
 2. She's held a position on a PTA/PTO Board for 14 years in a row,
 3. She's been chased by a bear.
 4.  She married her high school sweetheart.
 5.  Every generation (as far back as we can trace) in my immediate family has had a teacher.
Emily Couvillion
Title: VP Volunteers
Q:  Why are you on the Board? 
A:  I have the time to give back.  I like getting to meet the teachers and seeing my kids at school.  I love how appreciative the teachers and staff are.
Other work/volunteer job titles:  She has volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for 9 years, previously on Wolford Elementary's PTA board as VP of volunteers.
Husband: Adam Couvillion and they have been married for 19 years.  Adam is an Analyst at The U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Children: Rebecca (14) Boyd
Lily (12) Evans.
 Interesting things about Emily:
 1.  She is a Veterinarian, works part time for VETCO the mobile vaccine clinic at various PETCO's.
 2. Originally from Louisiana
 3. Went to LSU
 4. Lived in McKinney for 17 years.
 5. She has 1 dog, OIive, a terrier mix.  She has one fish and a leopard gecko.
Paula Lough
Title: VP of Memberships
Q:  Why are you on the Board? 
A:  I love working with students and teachers, helping them with their needs and meeting new people.
Other work/volunteer job titles:   Volunteer with  the Project Graduation Committee.  Volunteers at the SPCA and Make. A Wish Foundation.  
Husband: Brad Lough who is a Network  Architect.
Children: Jordan (10) at Boyd, Jackson (7) Evans
 Interesting things about Paula:
 1. She is left handed
 2.  She has been bowling in the White House

 BOX TOPS FOR SCHOOLS
 
  
 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: 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/

A big shout out to Evans staff members
Camille Williams and Arty Tyson (and kids)! 
These ladies came to our rescue when we desperately needed Adult volunteers  to come help work our PTO concession stand Tuesday night.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!
 

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:
 
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     
 
 
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    
IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION REGARDING FALL ILLNESSES!! 
Please click HERE for the latest information from the MISD School Health Advisory.
 
Health Screenings
 
All 8th graders will get screened for scoliosisstarting 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

   MISD 10th ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR     
      
  
      LEARNING COMMONS

Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her arms and legs. At first it was just "cute" and "adorable," but as she's gotten older and kids have gotten meaner, words like "loser" and "pathetic" appear, and those words bubble up and itch. And then there are words like "interesting," which she's not really sure how to feel about.
 
Now, at age twelve, she's starting middle school, and just when her friends who used to accept and protect her are drifting away, she receives an anonymous note saying "I know who you are, and I know what you're dealing with. I want to help." As Elyse works to solve the mystery of who is sending her these notes, she also finds new ways to accept who she is and to become her best self.
   
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
  
      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
      STUDENT COUNCIL     

Meeting Date:

Oct. 11

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 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
BEDROOMS, BACKPACKS & BEYOND
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR PTO
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT FOR 8th GRADERS
NOTES FROM YOUR NURSE
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SCHOOL SAFETY
STUDENT FOOD DELIVERY
PANTHER ATHLETICS
CAFETERIA INFO AND MENUS
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
STUDENT COUNCIL APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 21st
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
6th GRADE THEATRE CLUB
PARENT RESOURCES; MCKINNEY VENTO AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER