Dear Panther Parents,
 
I am VERY excited to introduce our Evans’ students to our new OUTDOOR CAFÉ and INSTRUCTIONAL AREA. We were able to purchase 7 picnic tables and they were installed this week. Our students are LOVING this option. Thank you to those who participated in our fundraiser this year…it would not have been possible without your support!
 
Reminder that tomorrow is a HOLIDAY (was a bad weather day but we still get to take the day for some rest). Also remember that the other bad weather day, which is April 26th, we WILL BE ON CAMPUS for a normal day of instruction. Another important date to make note of is April 12th which is our last asynchronous day (teacher work day). Teachers will provide enrichment activities for that day. For those students needing to make up assignments or benefit from extra practice, this is the perfect day for that. 
 
Tuesday is the 7th grade STAAR Writing test ON CAMPUS. All parents of 7th grade virtual students should receive an email from me today with some additional instructions/information. For all in-person students, please read the information below:
Please pack your student a sack lunch and send it with them the morning of the test. We cannot deliver lunches brought in after testing begins. Anyone without a lunch will be provided a sack lunch free of charge. Also, water bottles will not be provided this year, so please plan to have your student bring their own water bottle. Snacks will be provided by MISD, but you are welcome to send additional snacks with your child (nothing greasy, sticky, or messy please). We look forward to showing our academic strengths! 
 
Tonight, I have the privilege of joining our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Angie Stadler, for our Teacher of the Year banquet. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this well-deserved teacher wins for all of MISD Secondary Teachers. Either way, I know she will continue to represent us well! Best of luck, Angie!!
 
Happy 3-Day Weekend,
Darla


469-302-7111

Evans Calendar of Events
McKinney ISD's News Brief :
MISD Student Technology Help Site
When scheduling appointments in the next two months, please note the STAAR dates below and try to avoid them. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in this matter!
MISD 2021 Election
Did you know? Fewer than 1/3 of MISD parents voted in the 2016 School Bond election. Let’s get 100% Evans Middle School parent turnout in the 2021 MISD Election! Be informed—visit www.mckinneyisd.net/election/ for complete election information!
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Please join us on April 15th from 11:30 until 12:30 in the Evans Library for a celebratory Luncheon in your honor! Anyone who has volunteered their time to be a REACH Mentor, a PTO volunteer, make copies for teachers, organize luncheons and contribute food, served as a chaperone on a field trip etc. are welcome!!!
Please Reply to Lisa Singletary if you are able to attend.
469-302-7237

Student Council will be collecting canned soups for McKinney’s Red Door Pantry locations April 26-30th. The Red Door Food Pantry provides food to anyone who is hungry with several locations around McKinney. We asking for donations like Chicken & Dumplings, Beef Stews, Campbell’s Chunky Soups, Progresso soups, & cream soups for casseroles, Wolf brand Chili, and canned pastas like Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s. Please bring these canned items to school and drop off either before school or at several drop boxes located around Evans. If students bring 500 items, they can earn a pajama day in May. Please help us help our fellow residents!
April 22, 2021--Chick Fil A 4:00-9:00pm (exact time is tentative trying to extend the time)
Join us for Spirit Night at Chick Fil A on Eldorado & Ridge. You can participate in person (if applicable) and drive through. Make sure you mention Evans PTO so we get a donation for your purchase.

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
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

We need lots of volunteers to sign up and help make copies for the teachers.  Make sure you fill out the volunteer application (link below) if you haven’t already done so this school year . Then signup up on the signup genius link.
Please click HERE to fill out your 2020-2021 Volunteer Application! You must be approved before volunteering, and this must be done every year. Thank You!!!

Follow Evans PTO on Facebook! 
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 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.
It is that time of year again to order your school supplies for the upcoming new school grade!

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:

Dear 6th grade parent, 

This letter is to introduce you and your prospective student athlete to the upcoming 6th Grade Athletic Orientation we are holding in McKinney ISD. You are about to begin your journey as an athlete in MISD. Our goal at the middle school level is to prepare your mind and body to meet the challenges you will face as you strive to become a future MHS Lion, MNHS Bulldog or MBHS Bronco student athlete!

Your future coaches are anxiously waiting for the opportunity to teach you all about the requirements of middle school athletics.

1. The orientation will include 3 days for females on April 27th, 28th and 29th & 
3 days for males: May 4th, 5th, and 6th.  

2. Doors will open each day at 6:30 am. The Orientation will begin at 6:45 am, and you’ll need to be dressed and ready, waiting in lines on the gym floor by then.

3. The following forms are REQUIRED prior to day one of Orientation. The forms, except for the physical, can all be filled out online at http://mckinneyisd.rankonesport.com  
a. MISD Signature Page 
b. UIL Signature Page 
c. Emergency Contact Form 
d. Physical – Must be done in person at Dr’s office. We also offer them in MISD. 
See attached flyer below, or download and print FLYER.

* NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT 100% COMPLETION OF ALL FORMS *
We hope this orientation will relieve some of the anxiety associated with 6th graders entering into the middle school athletic programs. Our plan is to lay out expectations in regards to participation, effort, attendance, eligibility & accountability. We are also hoping the student athletes will see the effort and intensity involved with middle school athletics on a daily basis. 
 
We hope your 6th grader will participate and find out if they truly are ready to be a McKinney ISD middle school student athlete.  
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. MISD FAQs

Thank you, 
Donnie Cain dcain@mckinneyisd.net
Jessica Penna jpenna@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
Sixth grade students need to turn in proof of immunization requirements BEFORE May 14th to get their schedule and attend 7th grade next fall. Texas State Law requires that 7th grade students for the 2021/22 school year show proof of the following immunizations:
                Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the past 5 years
               Meningococcal vaccine (one dose) within the past 5 years
               (On top of the immunizations that were required for elementary)
Your child may have already had these immunizations. Please provide the school nurse with a current list of your student's immunizations.
Please make sure that your student receives any needed immunizations before the end of this school year!
It is necessary for your child to be in compliance before they can attend 7th grade. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
News from the EMS Library: Thursday April 1, 2021
  • March Madness . . . a literary version.
We are down to the Final Four!! Who will be the winner this year? Get your vote in and let your voice be heard.
 
Here are the final competitors:
Guts (Raina Telgemeier)
Chronicle of the Dark Star: Last Day on Mars (Kevin Emerson)
Refugee (Alan Gratz)
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket)
 
  • April Reading Challenge
           Can you face the challenge? Try to read a book in one of each of the following categories:
·        April 6 is National Librarian’s Day! Read a book from your librarian’s “favorites” list!
·        Mrs. Bolin’s Top Three
·        Ruby Red series by Kerstin Gier
·        The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel
·        One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
·        Mrs. Gaughan’s Top Three
·        The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
·        The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois
·        The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsell
·        Mrs. Danielson’s Top Three
·        The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
·        Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
·        The Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene
·        April 10 is National Sibling’s Day! Read a book about siblings. Here are some suggestions:
·        The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsell
·        Patina by Jason Reynolds
·        Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
·        April 11 is National Pet Day! Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to your pet.
·        April 22 is Earth Day! Read a book either about nature or one that takes place in a natural setting. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
·        The Line Tender by Kate Allen
·        Hoot by Carl Hiaason
·        Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
·        April 23 is World Book Day! Read a book set somewhere outside the United States. Some suggestions are:
·        The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
·        The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
·        The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney   
 
  • Books on Screen News
  • Disney+ is in collaboration with Rick Riordan for a new weekly series. It’s been confirmed that it will follow the plotline of The Lightning Thief. No casting news or budget as of yet, but if it is going to air on Disney+, chances are good for a high quality production that is on par with The Mandalorian and Wandavision.
 
Happy Reading!!
LEARNING COMMONS
Fifteen-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole -- matchmakers -- with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children. When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the "gift."
 
But Simi is an artist, and she doesn't want to have anything to do with relationships, helicopter parents, and family drama. That is, until she realizes this might be just the thing to improve her and her best friend Noah's social status. Armed with her family's ancient guide to finding love, Simi starts a matchmaking service-via an app.
 
But when she helps connect a wallflower of a girl with the star of the boys' soccer team, she turns the high school hierarchy topsy-turvy, soon making herself public enemy number one.
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Guidelines for Visitors Entering McKinney ISD Schools and Office Buildings
At this time, district policy dictates that we can only admit one adult per child. Please schedule appointments with staff whenever possible before coming up to the building.
In accordance with state and TEA guidelines, before entering a McKinney ISD school or MISD office buildings, visitors will be required to answer “yes” or “no” to the questions below, which will be posted at the building entrance. Please note that only one adult per student may enter the building at a time.
Visitors that answer “yes” to any of these questions will not be granted entrance to the building.
COVID-19 Symptoms for Screening
State Requirements
Have you traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days? (CDC Travel Notices)
Have you or anyone in your household experienced an onset or increase in:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or Runny Nose (new symptom added by CDC in June 2020)
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
Visitors that answer “yes” to any of these questions will not be granted entrance to the building.