Dear Panther Parents,
 
The last week of the school year is upon us. Let’s make these final 5 school days the best of the year!
 
8th grade parents: permission slips for the 8th Grade Celebration on Thursday, May 19th were due today. If you have not signed and returned one for your student, please do so immediately as your child will not get to attend otherwise.
 
Panther Celebration is Tuesday, May 17th.  A hot dog lunch will be provided, so if your child does not want that, they need to bring an alternate lunch as that will be the only option that day. A small amount of cash is encouraged for concession items ($2), snowcone ($3), and dunk a teacher ($1 for 3 tries). Everything else is free. Dress code is still in effect, but hats are allowed that day. Sunscreen is encouraged. We look forward to having some fun with our Panthers!
 
Locker clean-out is on Thursday, May 19th. If your child was assigned a locker, they will need to bring all items home. 
 
Lost and Found will also be cleaned out at the end of next week, so if your child is missing something, please encourage them to look for their missing items. 
 
For the last day of school, your child does not need to bring any materials, backpacks, etc.  If your child has a loaner laptop, that will be checked back into the Library in the next day or two. 
 
This is the final push for any missing work as grades will be due by mid-week, so please encourage your child to check grades to make sure nothing is outstanding. 
 
Have a wonderful weekend,

Darla

469-302-7111

Evans Calendar of Events

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Dear Evans PTO Members,
 
We have 2 final events at Evans this year! Panther Celebration and 8th Grade Celebration!
 
Will you come and help us at these events?  Yes? Click here to sign up. 
 
 
Information about these events is on our website evanspto.com
 
Everything PTO
It’s time to renew your PTO Membership, purchase Spirit Wear, and School Supplies for next year. Go to our Website Evanspto.com to place your order or print the “Everything Form” and drop it off at Evans front desk. Deadline is May 20, the Last Day of School!
 
For school supplies, once purchased, you will be able to pick up your student’s order at Evans on August 8 at Back-to-School night. 
Attention 8th Grade families,
In May, the PTO will host the 8th Grade End of Year Party on Thursday the19th. We are looking for raffle items to give out during the party. Every student will receive a raffle ticket. Donations can range from $5 gift cards to local places, McKinney High and McKinney Boyd "swag", tickets to Six Flag, basically anything middle schoolers like.   Please contact Anne Smith at aesmith972@gmail.com with any donations or questions. Thank you for making this celebration such a success!!
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Shopping for weekly groceries? Link your Kroger card to Evans PTO so they can give back to our community and our school. Kroger stores are on a mission to not just be a part of, but to help create a stronger community.
Evans Middle School 2022-2023 School Supplies List
 

Wide- Ruled Notebook Paper 120 ct.
1- graph paper
4- spiral notebooks
8- brad folders with pockets
4 -composition notebooks
24- pencils
2- 4 pack asst. highlighters
4- blue/red pens
1 - 4 pack asst. EXPO markers
1-8 ct. Colored Pencils
1- 8 ct. Broad Tip Markers
1- pencil bag
1- 3x5 index cards
2-glue sticks
1- eraser
2-Kleenex
Dear parent/Guardians of present 6th graders,
Your student has 5 days left in this school year. 
Please ensure your child has received their Tetanus booster and meningococcal vaccinations before 05/20/22.
These vaccinations are necessary to enter 7th grade. When your child receives these shots please submit the updated shot record to the nurse before 05/20/22. 
 
Thank you, kindly,
 
Donna Fitzpatrick, RN
School Nurse
Evans Middle Schooldfitzpatrick@mckinneyisd.net


Hello, Panther Families!

As we wind down the year, we want to highlight some resources for you to have access to this summer. City House Community Counseling is offering a FREE summer group for teens. Led by a licensed therapist, students will learn about healthy relationships, depression, anxiety, bullying, self-care, self-esteem, and coping skills. The group meets six times in the month of June. Visit the City House Counseling website for more information and to request an initial assessment.

Psychologist Nicholas Westers says that "Good mental health is really about creating, encouraging and using everyday healthy habits – like sharing and acknowledging feelings, correcting unhealthy and unhelpful thinking, showing empathy and building resiliency." Read more here on ways to nurture your child’s mental health. 

We are looking forward to wrapping up the last few days of school with our students! If you need anything, please reach out.

Warmly,

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.
A Piece of Me
Choose an item (or think of an item from the past) that is an important physical possession of yours. Invite other members of the family to do the same and have a night of show-and-tell where you share the story of that item and why it’s important to you.

We all hold onto things for different reasons and this is a fun opportunity to connect over the objects that have significance in our life!
LEARNING COMMONS
Please check and make sure that all of your books are turned in to the library!

ALL BOOKS WERE DUE TODAY!



Kelli Bolin
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist
Did you know that Evans has a FCA? FCA is Fellowship of Christian Athletes, but you don’t have to be an Athlete to attend – we welcome all students. Each week we start with a little snack, usually a game, then we have a guest speaker from a local church’s youth group to lead. It’s a lot of fun! Please have your student join us on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 in Mrs. Williams (MATH) room – D219.

Camille Williams

Evans Middle School
7th Grade Math Team Lead, FCA Sponsor
469-302-7196
What's for Lunch?
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. McKinney will be participating in the USDA waivers for free meals once again this school year. Healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost.
 
Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, McKinney ISD will process household applications during School Year 2021-2022 to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year