EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #40
May 30, 2019
Dear Panther Parents,
 
This day is always bitter sweet for me!  We have watched our students grow, overcome challenges, and celebrate successes...and now it is time to say good-bye.  For our 6th and 7th graders, we look forward to seeing you in a couple of months, but for our 8th graders, you are moving on to high school where you will accomplish amazing things.  Please keep in touch, best of luck to each of you, and always remember, once a Panther, always a Panther! 
 
Panther Palooza is tomorrow for incoming 6th graders.  This is a student event and we look forward to meeting our new Panthers.  Unfortunately, I will miss this event because my son is graduating from McKinney North HS tomorrow.  HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?  I'm not sure how my babies keep getting older and I stay the same age...hehee!!  On a serious note, take in this precious time and enjoy the small moments...they are over in a flash.
 
Please review the calendar in the newsletter for summer events leading up to school beginning on August 15th
 
It has been a wonderful school year, and I love teaming with our community.  You guys are the BEST!! 
 
Have a fabulous summer,
Darla


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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
 
May 30th            Last Day of School
May 31st             Panther Palooza
June 16th            Last Day to order School Supplies Online
Aug. 8th              6th Grade Picnic
Aug. 12th            Back to School Night   Time TBD
Aug. 15th            1st Day of School     
Sep. 10th             Fall Picture Day         

 
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.

May 30                          Q4RC
June 4                            Q4RC viewable on HAC

Note:  IPR and RC viewing may not be available until several days after the grading period ends.
 
PANTHER PALOOZA

Friday, May 31

8:30-11:15 a.m.

A fun event to welcome our newest Evans Panthers!

Parents, drop off your new Evans Panther at 8:30 am at the front of Evans Middle School on Friday, May 31. They will have a great time meeting new friends and getting their first experience at what it means to be part of the Evans Panther family! Pick up out front at 11:15 am. Come meet new friends! Learn what to expect as a Panther. See many available organizations & clubs. Enjoy fun relay games with the coaches! Look around the school during the Scavenger Hunt. And finally, enjoy popsicles out front before you leave! Don't miss it!

PLEASE UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE MOVED OR IF YOU ARE MOVING OVER THE SUMMER
Parents,
Are you ready for the end of the school year? Here are 3 quick reminders:
  1. If you are moving, please notify the school before the end of the year so you can get withdrawal papers that the new school will need.
  2. Make sure that your email address is on file. A registration update will be emailed in August for you to complete --otherwise you will have to complete a packet by hand at the beginning of the school year.
  3. Remember that you will need to provide a new proof of residence when school starts.
Enjoy your summer!!
 
WILL YOUR STUDENT BE TAKING DRIVER'S ED THIS SUMMER?
I f your student turns 15 during the summer break and plans to apply for a Driver's Learning Permit before school starts, make sure you see Lynne Wells to get a Verification of Enrollment form. This form is needed to apply for the learner's permit. Please contact Mrs. Wells at 469-302-7105 or lywells@mckinneyisd.net.    
 
EVANS FOOD PANTRY
Thanks to all who donated to our new Evans Food Pantry!  The response was amazing!!!       We will take this up again when school begins in the fall.  Happy Summer!!
 
      NOTES FROM OUR NURSE    


NO SHOTS  -  NO SCHOOL!  
Make sure your student is up to date on their immunizations.  Incoming 7th graders are required to have Tdap and Meningitis vaccines within the past 5 years TO ATTEND SCHOOL! 
 
SUN SENSE!!        
Sunburn can lead to dehydration, flu-like symptoms, chills, blistering and PAIN!!!
     PREVENTION:
  •  To prevent sunburn, wear long sleeves and a hat.
  • Stay WELL hydrated while in the sun. Seek shade whenever possible.
  • Use sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection. Apply at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply sunscreen after swimming or exercise.
  • AVOID tanning beds. Use of sun beds before the age of 35 substantially increases the risk of melanoma!!
  • Certain drugs make you more sun sensitive: some antibiotics, acne medicine and the herbal medicine, St. John's Wort.  
TREATMENT:
  • Get out of the sun or tanning bed.
  • Cover exposed skin.
  • Cool water baths (not ice) to affected area.
  • Medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or naproxen are useful.
  • Apply aloe-type product.
  • Do not pop blisters and peel. This may lead to infection.
HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY SUMMER VACATION!
SEE YOU IN AUGUST!
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN


PTO

School Supply Packs

As an added convenience and part of our service to our Evans Panther community, the PTO offers school supply packs for purchase. We're pleased to tell you that we are including ear buds (compatible with our school laptops) for each pack for the 2019-2020 school year.   We will be accepting on-line orders for school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year until June 16th.  Please click here to download the order form and to access information about ordering online.


 Parents, please keep saving those box tops over the summer.  There will be more contests next school year!!!

New PTO Board Elected
Many thanks to the following volunteers who have stepped up to lead our Parent Teacher Organization for the 2019-2020 school year. We appreciate your service. If you know anyone who'd be willing to chair Box Tops or Concessions, please email evansmspto@gmail.com . Both of these positions raise funds that the PTO spends on our students, our staff, and our Evans community.

Position
Chair
BOARD OFFICERS
 
President
Miranda Barhydt
VP Fundraising
Cindy Francis
VP Membership
Paula Lough
VP Volunteers
Emily Couvillion
Treasurer
Susan Lefort
Secretary
Jenny Law
 
 
BOARD
 
Box Tops
OPEN
Concessions
Stephanie Corwin
Concessions
OPEN
Organization Liaison
Jennifer Terrasi
Programs
Sherry Rodgers
Programs Co-Chair
Stacy Hunzeker
Publicity
Stephanie Corwin
School Supplies
Kristine Alexander
Spirit Wear
Kena Stanley
Teacher Appreciation
Stephanie Kovacs
8th Grade Activities
Stephanie Kovacs


NEW Design for Spirit Wear 

Our new design AND new color for our 2019-2020 Evans t-shirt will be available in August at Meet the Teacher. We're excited to announce that we are also creating online ordering capabilities so that students can choose other apparel (like sweats, hoodies, etc.) with the Evans logo. Please watch for more information at a later date. 

 
Julie Luton
President, Evans PTO
evansmspto@gmail.com

  
      LEARNING COMMONS
 
 
 
 
What should my children read this summer? Click below to find some suggestions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelli Bolin
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist
 
Kelli Bolin
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist

      COUNSELOR'S CORNER     

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.


TWO NEW WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL
      
It's easier than ever for you to make a difference at Evans! We have two new ways for you to support our school while you shop, without any extra cost to you.
 
Do you shop at Kroger? Evans Middle School PTO is now enrolled with Kroger's Community Rewards program. If you already have a Kroger Rewards Card, log in to your account at www.kroger.com and then click Enroll. You can search for Evans Middle School PTO or enter our code, AF012. New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a Rewards Card. You must have a registered Kroger Rewards Card account to link it to our school. If you don't have a card, they a
re available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Then each time you shop at Kroger, swipe your card or use the phone number related to your card. Then PTO will take the proceeds to help our students and staff!
 
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 these ways to support Evans Middle School with friends. Thanks for your support!
      PANTHER ATHLETICS     











 

Click here for the athletics website

 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.
 CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY


 
      STUDENT COUNCIL     

   

 
  
      FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES     
      
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

You don't have to be an athlete to join!


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     

 
Jeni Eberhard
Evans Theatre Director
Evansmstheatre.com
 
      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
  
   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
ATTENTION INCOMING 6th GRADE PARENTS!!
PLEASE UPDATE CONTACT INFO BEFORE SCHOOL ENDS
WILL YOUR STUDENT BE TAKING DRIVER'S ED THIS SUMMER?
EVANS FOOD PANTRY
6th GRADE STUDENTS NEED SHOTS!
PTO
MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL!
PANTHER ATHLETICS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
NJHS INDUCTION CEREMONY POSTPONED
EMS STUCO
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
6th GRADE THEATRE CLUB
SCHOOL SAFETY
STUDENT FOOD DELIVERY
PARENT RESOURCES; MCKINNEY VENTO AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER