Dear Panther Parents,
 
WE MADE IT!! Because of your grace, your patience, and your forever support, we ROCKED this year TOGETHER!! Our 8th graders are now moving on to the next chapter in their lives. We wish them the absolute best of luck and know they will do awesome things. Remember: Once a Panther, Always a Panther!!
 
Laptops are to be kept by students over the summer. Remember these laptops are theirs for 5 years, so please help remind your child to take great care of them. Please click the link below to view some information regarding technology support through MISD over the summer.

Summer Laptop Information
English
Spanish

For incoming 7th and 8th grade students and parents, our Meet the Teacher Night is August 9th from 4:30-6:00. This will be a traditional night where students can meet their teachers and follow their schedules. It is come and go with no set presentations. Schedules will be posted on August 6th for students to view in HAC. 
 
INCOMING 6th grade students and parents: WE ARE DOING SOMETHING NEW! Join us for PANTHER PALOOZA on August 9th from 9:00-11:30 in the morning. We will begin with students and parents following student schedules. After that, we will break up into student groups for some fun and parents will join us in the cafeteria for a special presentation to learn ALL THINGS EVANS. We will conclude with a family picnic out back. Please plan ahead so you are able to join in the fun! 
 
ALL PANTHERS: Please register your child as soon as you receive the MISD email this summer. You are able to upload your Proof of Registration (POR) at that time. Please have both of these things completed BEFORE Meet the Teacher/Panther Palooza. 
 
Everyone deserves a very restful summer…we will miss you!!
#EvansStrong
Happy Summer,
Darla


A new edition of McKinney ISD's News Brief is now available online.
In today's edition:
  • McKinney ISD to Receive $16.5 Million in Relief Funds, Will Lower Tax Rate More than Expected
  • New MISD Board Members Sworn In After May Elections
  • Tribute for Kathi Livezey, Curtis Rippee & Maria McKinzie
  • 2021 Graduation Live Stream
  • CLC and McKinney ISD Announce Food Distributions to Feed Hungry Collin County Families
  • MISD to Offer Free Curbside Meals at Finch Elementary Beginning May 24
  • McKinney ISD Taking Additional Technology Safety Measures During The Summer
  • MISD Earns Highest Recognition for Accounting and Financial Reporting from GFOA for Fifth Consecutive Year


469-302-7111
Evans Calendar of Events
Evans Summer Hours"
Monday through Thursday
9-3
Closed from 12-1 for lunch
We are closed the week of July 5th
There are times when we are off campus and are not available. It is always best to schedule appointments ahead of time.
Please email:
Kim Oyler koyler@mckinneyisd.net
Darla Jackson djackson@mckinneyisd.net
MISD to Offer Free Curbside Meals at Finch Elementary Beginning May 24

Free curbside meal pick ups will be available at Finch Elementary on Mondays and Thursdays beginning May 24 and running through July 1. Click here for more information in English and Spanish: https://www.mckinneyisd.net/news-events/press-release/misd-to-offer-free-curbside-meals-at-finch-elementary-beginning-may-24/
Newly UPDATED PTO Website, lots of NEW informative information. Check it Out!!

  
Follow Evans PTO on Facebook! 
NOW IS THE TIME you can join the PTO for the 2021-2022 school year.
Here is the form to print it out or you can go to evanspto.com. and join on line.
We are looking for a few more people to join our fabulous PTO. If you are interested in any of these positions please contact Libby Amsler at Libbyamsler@gmail.com

Concessions 
Co-Concessions
Co- Programs 
Everyone please shop via smile.amazon.com and select Evans PTO when they make purchases through Amazon. Remember to use the smile.amazon.com and search for Evans PTO to make sure we get the donation.
Kroger stores are on a mission to not just be a part of, but to help create a stronger community. Evans PTO recommends you link your rewards card to Evans PTO so that they can give back to our community.
Check out the “New Way” of scanning receipts for box tops. The first link talks about it and the second link is to download the app.
 
 
Download THIS
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER!

If you would like to order your child's school supplies for the next school year click on the link below:
Enter the school ID: EVA010 (3 letters/3 numbers)

Please Note: All packs are the same for each grade
School supplies will be available at 
Evans Back to School Night 
August 9, 2021.

For questions, please contact
Jessica Montano at:

Can you believe we made it??? We are sad to see our 8th graders go, but excited for all the amazing things high school has to offer them. A reminder that the last registration for HS online courses this summer is in person at MNHS on May 28th from 9:00-11:00am. Availability varies by course. 

As we embark on much anticipated summer break, how aware are you of what your student is doing online? Texas School Safety Center has published an excellent guide for parents on cyber safety and digital responsibility. Access it here. 

Did you know? Taking care of your mental health is as important and normal as eating healthy, exercising, or getting enough sleep. Mental health programs like Harold Murphy Counseling Center and Children’s Telebehavioral Health virtual counseling are available during the summer! Please reach out for more information.

This is a year that we will not soon forget! We are grateful for our amazing students and community here and look forward to a restful summer and a great start next year. We both plan to relax a little this summer, but know that we are still here for you if you have a need, so don’t hesitate to reach out. Have a fantastic break and we will see you in the fall!

Sincerely,
Patricia and Cathy
Cathy DeLisle, counselor A-K, cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net       
Patricia Spear, counselor L-Z, pspear@mckinneyisd.net
Dear Panther Families, We believe it takes the entire community to help our students grow into kind and compassionate young adults. Your student(s) receives a weekly CharacterDare on Mondays during Panther Time that is an actionable challenge focused on strengthening one of their “character muscles” like patience, kindness, commitment etc… The program we use, CharacterStrong, also provides Family CharacterDares that are aimed to provide actionable ways families can strengthen relationships, engage in character development activities together and continue conversations around serving others, and showing empathy and kindness for others. There are four categories of Dares: 
• Conversation Starters 
• Acts of Kindness 
• Recreation and Rest 
• Expressions of Love 

Each week we will send out a Family CharacterDare that we challenge you to do with your students. The staff and administrators in the building will also be engaging in this personal character development as well. We believe in the power of role-modeling this work, and we have no doubt that with this common goal in mind, we are creating a more caring, compassionate, and capable world. You can go to characterstrong.com if you would like to learn more about it or contact Cathy DeLisle (cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net) with any questions.
Nurses Notations
Wow! What a year! For a year that has seemed so long, I sure cannot believe that it is already time for summer! I am handing the Clinic over to Donna Fitzpatrick and she will be your nurse here at Evans next year. She will take care of your amazing students and I will miss each and every one of them! 

Get Moving this Summer
The summer is filled with great opportunities for kids to be physically active but it is not uncommon for many kids to want to stay indoors and watch TV or play video games. Here are some tips to help keep your kids moving:
  • Exercise together: Move with your kids!
  • Limit the amount of time your kids spend doing sedentary activities: American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than 1-2 hours each day.
  • Enlist your kid’s help with household chores: Doing chores require your children to use different muscle groups.
  • Let your kids go to camp: They will meet new friends, have new experiences and really move!
  • Encourage older kids to start a summer job: Mowing lawns and delivering newspapers are some great ideas for older kids and teens. They will earn some extra money and be physically active at the same time.
While it is true that children need some relaxation time during their summer break, it is also important that they get plenty of physical activity each day to keep them healthy.
 
I hope you all have a safe, healthy and relaxing summer.
Nancy Yarbrough BSN RN
LEARNING COMMONS

Don’t let your kids be bored this summer! They can
travel the world in a book.
Kelli Bolin
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist