EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #2
August 10, 2019
 
Dear Panther Parents,
 
This coming week is a big one!! First, we have Meet the Teacher Night where your child will get to see which teachers they will have this year.  Best of all, they will discover which friends will be in their classes!  :-)  Then, on Thursday, your child will walk through the doors of Evans to start the best year yet! For some of you, emotions might be in full swing because you will be dropping your child off at middle school for the first time. Or, this might be the final year of middle school for others. Either way, we know the first day of school can be emotional. We experience the same thing as teachers. We are in this together! This will be an exciting year and we are ready to get started!  Let's do this!!
 
Evans PTO is the best around, hands down! We have a new PTO president taking the reins this year.  Her name is Miranda Barhydt, and she is already making plans and organizing events for this coming school year.  Please join this organization because they use all funds to support our students, staff, and community. Thank you in advance for becoming part of such a fabulous organization.  (Click here for the "Everything" Form.)
 
Meet the Teacher Night is this coming Monday.  We are doing things a bit differently, so please read carefully.
7th and 8th graders are welcome from 4:00-5:00 to meet their teachers and reconnect with their school friends.  Then, f rom 5:30-5:50, I will be giving a parent presentation on what to expect from the first days of middle school at Evans.  Please join me in the cafeteria for this informal presentation.
From 6:00-7:30, our incoming 6th graders will have a new experience that supports the concept of moving from period to period. You will report to your child's first period class (schedules go live in HAC at noon on Monday, please print a copy and bring it with you Monday night). There will be a bell schedule to follow. You will only be in each class about 7-8 minutes for teachers to introduce themselves. When the bell rings, you will move to 2nd period, etc. Meet the Teacher is a great way to introduce you to our teachers, but is not a time for individual conversations. Please help us out by continuing to move through your child's schedule. If you would like to share information about your child, we would love to meet with you. Please contact your child's teacher via email to setup a conference. We look forward to meeting all of our new Panthers!
 
POR (proof of residence) is due the first week of school. If you uploaded your child's POR during online registration, you do not have to turn in a hard copy to us. However, for those who did not upload or did not provide a copy at some point over the summer, please bring your child's POR to Meet the Teacher OR have your child bring it to his/her 3rd period teacher the first couple of days of school. Please make sure your child's name is at the top of the current electric, water, or gas bill. We need one copy per child in your household. Thank you for taking care of this.

Lastly, please go to our Evans website and enter your email address in the "Join Our Mailing List" box.  This will ensure that you receive all the information that you need to know regarding events, clubs, athletic competitions, concerts, school picture dates etc. throughout the year. The newsletter will be sent every Friday as well as an email with my weekly news that you will get as long as your email is correct in our system.  If you are not receiving this, please let our staff know.
 
Happy (last Friday of summer) Friday,
Darla

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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Aug. 12th            Back to School Night   
Aug. 15th            1st Day of School    
Aug. 15th            Athletic Parent Meeting 
Aug.27-30           Auditions for "The Music Man"
Sep. 2nd              Labor Day Holiday 
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.

September 6
September 27
October 18
November 8
December 6
December 20
January 27 
February 14
March 6
April 3
April 24
May 2 7

Note:  IPR and RC viewing may not be available until several days after the grading period ends.
 
EVANS FOOD PANTRY
Welcome Back!
We are ready and excited to accept donations of non-perishable foods so we can restock our Evans Food Pantry.  You can drop off items at the front office, or various other designated spots throughout the campus.  Let's start this year off strong!!
  
      NOTES FROM OUR NURSE    

Welcome back! I hope all of you enjoyed a healthy and restful summer! I am looking forward to another fantastic year at Evans!
 
If you are a 7th grader who has not updated your immunizations, you must bring that documentation to E
vans Clinic to be able to get your schedule on Meet the Teacher night and TO ATTEND SCHOOL ON AUGUST 15th!!
 
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 any time (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.

Health Screenings will include:


ALL 7th graders for Vision/Hearing/AN. We will start those screenings in September.
All 8th graders will get screened for scoliosis, probably starting in October.
 
  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
nyarbrough@mckinneyisd.net


   BACK TO SCHOOL YEARBOOK SPECIAL
      
Your EVANS yearbook is on SALE NOW! Snag it at the LOWEST price of the season and personalize it with your STUDENT'S NAME and get 4 FREE ICONS . Click  here to check it off your long to-do list for back to school.
PTO

What can you do for your school?
Join PTO!!!
Your PTO provides staff and students with various kinds of support all year long.  From funding teacher grants to help our teachers teach our students more effectively, to our celebrations at the end of the year and all kinds of activities throughout the year.  Please click here to go to our Evans Fundraising campaign page and be sure you download the PTO Everything Form and be part of your student's education this year!

School Supply Packs

School Supply Packs that were ordered online will be available for pick up on Monday during Meet the Teacher Night.  There will also be an Early Bird pick up from 11a-12p that day for anyone wishing to pick up their school supplies early.  There will be extra packets for those of you who did not order but wish to purchase.  The price of the packet is $43, and the required binder is $8.

NEW Design for Spirit Wear 

Our new design AND new color for our 2019-2020 Evans t-shirt will be available at Meet the Teacher on Monday. 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. 

 
Miranda Barhydt
PTO President
2019-2020

  
      LEARNING COMMONS
 
      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     











  • August 12th- 7th/8th boys can get athletic locker assignments during 7th/8th Meet the teacher time from 4-5.  All football equipment will be passed out during athletic periods.
  • Athletic Wear orders can be made by turning in form attached with payment.  No online orders this year.
  • Athletic Wear is required but they can bring clothes from home for athletics until athletic wear order arrives.
  • General Athletic Parent Meeting followed by football and cross country parent meeting next Thursday at 6:00PM.

Click here for a printable copy of the PE/Athletic clothing order form.

 

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     
Evans Middle Sc hool Student Council
Mission : to provide leadership opportunities for interested students
by planning and managing projects and activities that will lead our
student body in community service, school pride, and school spirit
We are looking for fun, creative and responsible people to organize
and implement the
school dance,
Fall service project,
Spring service project
plus helping other organizations around the school.
Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Stadler in E216 on August
26th. The applications and teacher recommendations are due by
September 20th at 4:00 p.m.
Meetings are held once a month at 8:15 a.m. on 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/16,
2/13, 3/19, 4/9 and 5/7.


      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
 
      WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE LUNCH MENU      

Click Here for a Printable Breakfast Menu
      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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