October 16, 2020
A Message from the Principal
Dear Everett Families, 

Mark your calendar!
Friday, October 30th- Everett Fall Fun Celebration!
As a way to infuse some excitement for our Everett Eagles, students will be welcome to dress up in costume or their Everett Spirit Wear on Friday, October 30th. This will be a well-deserved day to celebrate fall fun at Everett! Since Boo Bash is not possible this year, a fall celebration is scheduled for October 30th which will include allowing students to come to school dressed in costume or their Everett Wear! It should be just what is needed to boost excitement and spirit for our school community! More details to come!

Wearing a costume is totally optional and should your child choose to do so, please follow these costume guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable day at school: 
Costumes must be:
  • comfortable and allow a student to be seated, enjoy movement outside and be able to use the restroom independently (not restrictive in any way)
  • No props or accessories allowed at school
  • Friendly, non-violent themes
  • Absolutely no masks ~ other than the required face-covering mask
  • No fake blood, gore or toy weapons of any kind

FastBridge Screening Reports
Each year, we administer FastBridge screening assessments to students in the fall, winter, and spring. These tests help teachers identify which students are on track to meet the end of year learning goals and which students need additional support. The fall screening reports are being sent home, along with information to help interpret the report. If you have any questions about the results, please ask your child’s teacher at conferences.

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up Closes this Sunday evening
If you have not yet done so already, please use the link below to book a conference with your child's teacher(s) for Thursday, Oct. 22nd, or Friday, Oct. 23rd. Once you have reserved your 15-minute appointment, the teachers will be inviting you to MEET with them (from your child's device) for a virtual conference. The parent-teacher conference will happen on your child's device in the Google MEET app. Conference sign up closes this Sunday evening, October 18, at 10:00 pm.

Hope you enjoy a happy weekend!

Stay well,


Angela Sopko, Ed. D.
(847) 615-4468
All Everett Families (Hybrid & AVA) are invited to to join the Second Annual
School News
Thursday, October 22: Full Day of School – Parent-Teacher Conferences (K-4) 3:15– 7:15 pm 
Friday, October 23: No Student Attendance - Parent-Teacher Conferences 8:00 am– 12:00 Noon
Tuesday, October 27: Special APT Meeting with Guest Speaker, DPM Executive Functioning Coach, Cecilia Ryan, 7:00 – 7:45 pm
Friday, October 30: Everett Fall Fun Celebration! Students are welcome to dress up in a costume or Everett Wear
November 2- 6: Hugs Food Drive
Monday, November 2: CII Day (fully remote)
Tuesday, November 3: No School- Election Day
Thursday, November 5: Photo Retake Day
Friday, November 13: Institute Day- No School for Students
November 25-27: No School- Thanksgiving Break
December 11: CII Day (fully remote)
January 4: Remote Learning Planning Day for teachers (non attendance day for students)
Please review this electronic Temporary Transportation Change form which must be completed on the day a change in transportation is required.This electronic form will replace the goldenrod paper copy. Please avoid changes in your child's transportation at dismissal unless absolutely necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Self-Certification Process: 
  • All parents MUST complete the Everett Student COVID-19 Symptom Survey PRIOR to arrival every school day.
  • Bus riders must have the self-certification symptom survey completed prior to boarding the bus and be ready to provide either an electronic or a paper copy proof that their self-certification symptom survey was completed prior to boarding the bus. Please refer to the Bus Certification Protocol for a full set of certification expectations.

Arrival/Dismissal Process: 

To request tech assistance, please email: d67learns@lfschools.net

Thanksgiving Food Drive
District 67 will again participate in the annual APT/Mothers Trust Foundation Help Us Give Suppers Thanksgiving Food Drive. The H.U.G.S. food drive provided more than 500 Thanksgiving meals last year to food pantries in Lake County. Food insecurity has surged due to the pandemic. Let's go big this year and fill over 700 bags! Mark your calendars now - the drive will run Nov. 2-6. 
H.U.G.S. Thanksgiving Food Drive
Monday, November 2 - Friday, November 10
Kindergarten - rice
1st grade - canned fruit
2nd grade - canned beans
3rd grade- stuffing mix
4th grade - canned veggies
Optional for all: $10 Jewel gift cards

Mrs. Thornton's Video Announcement

Beginning Ukulele 101 is a virtual after-school remote class for beginner ukulele students in 3rd and 4th grades. Students will learn how to play the ukulele beginning with basic strumming patterns and then moving on to simple chords along with learning about instrument maintenance/care and ukulele history and culture. Short, asynchronous practice time during the week will help students prepare for live lessons and foster success with learning to play. Asynchronous practice will include choice boards with live videos to direct students.

6 week class
Thursdays, October 15 - November 19, 3:45-4:30 pm
Weekly Synchronous Session + Weekly Asynchronous Lessons and Practice - additional 30 minutes a week
Tuition: $50
Minimum: 8 students

Students must have their own ukulele for this class and simple dot stickers. For students that currently do not have a ukulele, there is a sample of the type of ukulele that would be appropriate for this class in the registration information.
District News & Events
Board of Education Meeting
The next Board of Education Meeting for District 67 will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. The regular business of the Board of Education will not be conducted until 7:00 p.m. An Executive Session may be held prior to the conduction of regular business. Please check the District 67 Board of Ed Page of the website for additional information.
APT News & Events
Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful long weekend!
Mark your calendars for our next APT Meeting on Tuesday October 27, 2020 7pm – 7:45pm. This will be a special meeting for all district elementary schools where we will be hearing a presentation from Executive Functioning Coach, Cecilia Ryan. Learn strategies that parents can use at home to help your child become more confident, improve time management skills and become more efficient in everyday tasks.  
Link to join Google Meet: meet.google.com/dpe-nekn-rob 
The Staff Appreciation Committee is looking for donations to go toward the Teacher Conference Dinner next week. Please sign up at HERE if you would like to help!
Any questions can be sent to Sarah Lohr. Thank you!
"Spook Your Space" Drive-by Tour: Please join in on the fun in celebrating this time of year in a whole new way! We are asking families from Cherokee, Everett, Sheridan, DPM and AVA to submit their homes for our Fall "Spook Your Spachttps://signup.com/go/uBmknbYe" Drive-by Tour. Homes can be decorated in the spooky spirit of the season, or simply celebrating Fall. A map will be shared with all district families to drive by and see all the fun, creative decorations. 

For those families who would like to participate in decorating your home, please fill out the google form here (Spook Your Space Entry Form). Your home would then be put on a map for those to drive by and see! We ask you to fill this out and confirm with us by Friday, October 16th, so we have time to prepare the route. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are encouraging families to stay in their cars. For any families living within walking distance of entries, please consider all current CDC guidelines having social distancing and masks. Thank you. 
Spirit Wear:  Orders are in! Be on the lookout for an email from Kiddles letting you know when to pick up your Everett Spirit Wear!
Directory: Be on the lookout for an email to update your information for the 2020-2021 school year. Directories will be all online this year.
Thank you to our Room Parent Coordinators, Brianna Maffioli, Anna Morris and Sarah Gundlach for selecting Room Parents and coordinating the Room Parent Orientation earlier this week. A big thank you also to all of our Room Parents for volunteering! : 
Find us on Facebook: Everett Eagles-APT and Instagram: @everetteaglesapt
Have a fabulous weekend Everett Eagle Families!
Jacey Rhoads
Everett APT President 2019-2021
(847) 800-9264
Spirit of 67 News & Events
A Night at the Drive-In for the Spirit of 67 featuring Kung Fu Panda is here! This socially distant, fun, family event is taking place on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. Already have your tickets? Great! Please do not forget that all concessions (snacks and to-go dinners) are pre-order only so please be sure to place your order by midnight tonight, Friday, October 16. Concessions are available to purchase directly on this link: https://e.givesmart.com/events/iJB/  
The Spirit of 67 fall event is around the corner which means it is also raffle time! This QR code is a direct link to Spirit’s raffle ticket purchase site for our upcoming Spirit of 67 fall event. There are 11 fabulous raffle items - dinner for 4 at Deer Path Inn, an MLB Pitching Ayalysis a basket of Jim Beam Spirits, A Ferrari Watch, LF Club Paddle Party, Pendleton Blankets and much more. Something for everyone! As always, all funds raised go directly towards funding grants that enrich the educational experience of our students, teachers and staff. Thank you for supporting the Spirit!  
Community News & Events
For more information, please visit the Green Backpack online.
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