Dear Panther Parents,
I can’t believe this is the last newsletter of the year. As I reflect on this year, I realize how much our students have grown and learned. The two greatest challenges have been social interactions (handling peer conflict appropriately) and apathy for work completion and quality of work. Having said that, the growth in both of these areas has been impressive. Thanks to those who partnered with us to help support the efforts that have gone into coaching and mentoring students through these challenges. I know I say it often, but it is true…It takes a village! I am blessed to walk alongside each of you in our Evans’ village.
For our incoming 6th graders: Meet the Teacher this year will be on August 8th from 9:00-12:00am. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly. You will have the opportunity to walk your child’s schedule, listen to a parent presentation while students are having some fun and learning our building, and then finish the morning with a family picnic. Incoming 7th and 8th graders will have a more traditional Meet the Teacher from 4:00-5:30 on that same day. Please plan to join us!
Laptops: Please remember that your child is responsible for taking care of the laptop that has been provided to them. If you have an outstanding fee, please know that the fee will carry over into next year, so please get those taken care of before the beginning of the next school year. In high school, fees have to be paid before students can take certain classes, go on field trips, and even graduate. Please don’t let these fees accumulate and cause larger issues for you down the road.
PTO: A VERY special thanks to the best PTO around!!! Without this fabulous group of volunteers, our end of the year events would not have been possible. Panther Celebration was a huge hit and the kiddos were AMAZING!! The extra supervision provided from PTO is a large contributor to this success. 8th grade Celebration was also wonderful and again, mirrors this same level of dedication from our PTO parents. I am so grateful for your support and partnership…THANK YOU!
Fundraiser update: Because of the support from our community, we were able to raise enough money to purchase the entry mats that I have been hoping to get for years now. They will look amazing! We also had enough to purchase items for our inside rotations during Panther Celebration which was fun for the kids. Mr. True is making it possible for us to get our new bench for the garden outside the library. One of his hobbies is carpentry and he has made a very generous offer to build us our very own unique bench. Just another testament to our one-of-a-kind Evans’ family. Thank you to all our families who contributed and a special thanks to Mr. True!
STAAR results should be released on Monday. Every student put all their effort into the assessments, and we are very proud of them. For those who did not meet expectations per the state, your child will be required to attend summer school via APEX (online). The school will contact you if your child is affected.
Last, but certainly not least, our 8th graders will be missed. We will forever remember this group for lots of reasons, but the best reason is because they are great humans. We wish you all the best as you move into high school and continue to accomplish many incredible things. Always remember, once a Panther, always a Panther. Now go make us proud (which we know you will do)!!
Have a safe and happy summer,