EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #37
May 10, 2019

Dear Panther Parents,
 
We faced some challenges this week, but because our community is strong and we support one another, the week ended strong. Like I always say, it takes a village!  Speaking of village, I have my own personal "village" back together again.  I picked my daughter up from college and she is now home for the summer.  Happy mommy right here!!!  I still can't believe my son graduates from high school in two and half weeks.  Where did the time go??
 
May 13th is 6th & 7th Grade Math STAAR, and May 14th is 6th & 7th Grade Reading STAAR.  May 15th is 8th Grade Science STAAR and the 16th is 8th Grade History STAAR.   Visitors are not permitted inside the building on any of these days, and we appreciate your cooperation with this.  Students can bring a healthy snack (grapes, cheese cubes, goldfish, etc).  We encourage testing students to leave their backpacks at home on testing days.  They really only need a pencil and something to read.  Cell phones and smartwatches are not permitted in testing environments, so if your child chooses to bring a cell phone or smartwatch, it will be turned into the teacher before testing and will be returned at the end of the day.   Students absent on any of their testing dates will have make up STAAR testing on Friday, May 17th. 
 
IMPACT Celebration Day  is one of my favorites of the year.  Next Friday, each grade level has a chance to go outside to play with their friends and have a blast.  Our fabulous PTO partners with us to provide an inflatable obstacle course, an inflatable foosball, DJ Horrice, Open Gym, Karaoke, and much more.  We also grill all student's hot dogs on that day.  If your child would prefer to not eat a hot dog that day, they may purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria OR they are welcome to bring their own lunch.  Your child is also allowed to bring money for a few special options: $3 snow cones, $1 popcorn, and a concession stand to purchase other treats.  And my favorite, $1 for 3 balls to dunk their favorite teacher in the dunk booth.  And yes, I participate in that...super cold water but tons of fun!!  Please have your child wear sunscreen that day.  Hats are allowed and we encourage comfortable play clothes...please stay in dress code (other than hat option).
The schedule per grade level is as such:
6th grade participates in the celebration from 10:00-11:30
7th grade participates in the celebration from 11:45-1:15
8th grade participates in the celebration from 1:30-3:00
(While inside, each grade level has content core rotations for enrichment activities.)  
 
*8th Grade Celebration:  Our 8th graders will go to PSA again this year on May 24th.  It always proves to be a good time and they enjoy getting to hang out with friends.  Please be on the lookout for permission slips.  These must be returned before you child can attend this event. 
 
Thank you to everyone who sent teachers little tokens of appreciation for all that they do.  It was a successful Teacher Appreciation Week! 
 
Happy Friday,
Darla


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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
 
May 11th            Drill Team Spring Show   3-5p
May 13th            6th & 7th Grade Math STAAR
May 13th            8th Grade Math STAAR Retest
May 14th            6th & 7th Grade Reading STAAR
May 14th            8th Grade Reading STAAR Retest
May 15th            8th Grade Science STAAR
May 16th            8th Grade Social Studies STAAR
May 16th            Shot Van @ Lawson   5-7p
May 17th            IMPACT Celebration 
May 17th            Theatre Awards Celebration 7p
May 20th            7th Grade Science Field Trip
May 20th            Band Spring Concert at MHS
May 22nd            Spring Cheer Showcase   6p
May 23rd            Pantherette Banquet   4:30p
May 23rd            Parent Meeting for Student European Trip  6:30p
May 24th            8th Grade Celebration
May 24th            Advanced Theatre Student Directed Plays   7p
May 27th            Memorial Day Holiday
May 28th            Dress for Success
May 30th            Last Day of School
May 31st             Panther Palooza
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

Note:  IPR and RC viewing may not be available until several days after the grading period ends.
 
STUDENT SPRING BREAK TRIP TO EUROPE
For students interested in experiencing Spain, Italy and France during Spring Break 2020, there will be an informational parent meeting on May 23rd  at 6:30 pm in Coach Estes' room, D106.  Students who sign up by May 31 st will save $200.  If you would like more information about the trip, you can contact Coach Estes at restes@mckinneyisd.net

 
ORDER YOUR EVANS "LIVE KIND" SHIRT TODAY!



























Be part of the group that Lives Kind at Evans Middle School! We have LIVE KIND shirts available for purchase. We have Small, Medium and Large available. Proceeds from the shirts will go toward promoting kindness. T-shirts are $15. Bring check (made out to Evans Middle School) or cash to the counseling office. 
Evans Live Kind T-Shirt Order Form
 
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
We will continue to collect non-perishable food items for our new Evans Food Pantry for the remainder of the year.  We have boxes located in several areas near the main office.  Thank you to everyone who has already given us a good start.
Every can counts!!!
 
      NOTES FROM OUR NURSE    


6 th GRADE - Shots need updated to attend 7th grade 2019/20 school year !!
6th grade students, it is time to turn in your proof of immunization requirements! Texas State Law requires that 7th grade students for the 2019-2020 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 get their schedule for 7th grade and attend school in the fall. Winter break makes a great time to get these shots!!
Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

PICK UP MEDS FROM CLINIC:  
The school clinic is unable to store any medications at school during the summer. The nurse will dispose of any medication in the clinic after the last day of school. McKinney ISD has a policy against sending any medication home with a student; therefore, you must come in personally and pick up any medications remaining in the clinic. Medication will not be sent home with your child. Please remember that you will need to fill out new medication forms for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you!

Sun Safety     

People usually develop skin cancer after years of neglecting their skin. Fortunately, there are several simple things you can do to help protect yourself:
  • Select the right sunscreen: Choose one with SPF 15 or higher and apply it at least 20 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours even on cloudy days.
  • Wear clothes that protect your skin: Your best choices are clothes made of tightly woven fabric.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses: Choose a hat with at least a 2-3 inch brim.
  • Limit your exposure: Especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Examine your skin: Check head to toe at least every three months. Watch for new moles or changes in your skin or existing moles.
  • Teach children about sun safety: Start this at an early age.
Best of all...be a good role model! This is one of the most important things that you can do for your children and yourself.


 
Thank you!
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN
Evans Middle School Nurse
469-302-7107

PTO

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
 



Save the Date!!!
IMPACT Celebration is May 17th
All students will be able to celebrate a great year with games, inflatables, lunch, concessions and more.  Details coming soon!!
Please sign up to volunteer for this fun day celebrating our Evans students for a great year! 

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 post the online order link next week.




Ready for the last Box Tops contest of the year? For
each Box Top you turn in, you will receive one entry in the drawing for two free movie passes to Cinemark. Submit your Box Tops between now and Friday, May 17, for a chance to win. Just place your Box Tops in a baggie (please check those expiration dates!) with your student's name and grade on the outside, and drop them off in the box in the school office. All Box Tops must be turned in by May 17 to be eligible for the drawing. If you've turned in Box Tops since our last contest, they will count toward this thru this contest.

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
 
 
"Tell no one what I've given you."
 
Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn-with maybe an explosion or two along the way.
 
But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London's apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn's shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he's learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart.


Kelli Bolin
kbolin@mckinneyisd.net
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

WARNING; DISICIPLENARY ACTION FOR E-CIGS ON CAMPUS
McKinney ISD Warns Students and Parents of Consequences of E-Cigs
McKinney ISD and school districts across the United States are dealing with a serious issue related to student possession and usage of electronic cigarettes, also known as vape pens or vapes. Electronic cigarettes are showing up in our schools in a variety of shapes and sizes (learn more about what to look for by clicking on the links below). E-Cigs can easily be mistaken as flash drives or thumb drives and one E-Cig pod (refillable liquid) can be equivalent to 20 cigarettes. In many cases, 4-5 refill pods can be purchased for under $20. If McKinney ISD students are caught with E-Cigs they will face suspension and placement in an alternative school. Students will also be referred to our local courts for being a minor in possession of tobacco.
We are now beginning to confiscate more E-Cigs that are testing positive for THC, the chemical found in Marijuana. Students have become extremely ill as a result of the high concentration of the drug in the oils and its impact on developing body chemistry. These are extremely dangerous and students found in possession will be prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law allows.
If students are caught with THC pens, or they are under the influence while on a McKinney ISD campus, they will immediately be referred to the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Placement (JJAEP), face expulsion from McKinney ISD, and face charges that could result in a state jail felony. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil or products with CBD or THC will not be administered by the nurse or other school personnel, stored in the clinic or allowed to be carried by students. These items fall under the MISD No Tolerance Policy. McKinney ISD staff, teachers and our School Resource Officers will continue to be diligent in holding students responsible, and we will continue random drug dog searches at our schools.
Parents can help by talking to your children about the dangers of electronic cigarettes and the seriousness of the consequences (suspension, expulsion, and possible felony charges). In addition, be diligent and aware of the contents of your child's backpack, clothing, vehicle and room. We will continue to update you on trends in our community and warnings from the McKinney Police Department and the Surgeon General. In addition, we invite you to learn more about the dangers of e-cigarretes and what to look for by visiting the following links:
Vaping - What Every Parent Needs to Know (video)
Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/O8Y1AEOx7Zk


 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
NJHS INDUCTION CEREMONY POSTPONED
NJHS Inductions have been cancelled for May 8.  We will be accepting applications and have our inductions at the beginning of next year.  Please email Mrs. Stephens Rowan at amstephens@mckinneyisd.net if  you have any further questions.  There will be plenty of announcements for your student to join, apply and participate for the 2019-2020 year. 
 
Ms. Amber Stephens Rowan
Evans MS 7th-8th Pals/Theatre/Comm. Apps
#HowardPayneUniversity

 
      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
 
 CAFETERIA INFO AND MENUS
      
Click HERE for a printable lunch menu
Click HERE for a printable breakfast menu
To set up a lunch account to get low balance notifications and pre-pay for lunches, click HERE.
      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
  
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE     
You have the opportunity to purchase accident insurance for your student while they are in school or at a school function.  Please click here, or stop by the front office and pick up a pamphlet for more information.
  
   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
PARENT MEETING FOR EUROPEAN STUDENT TRAVEL NEXT SPRING
ORDER YOUR EVANS "KIND GROUP" T-SHIRT TODAY!
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
WARNING TO STUDENTS & PARENTS: CONSEQUENCES FOR E-CIGS ON CAMPUS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
NJHS INDUCTION CEREMONY POSTPONED
EMS STUCO
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
6th GRADE THEATRE CLUB
CAFETERIA INFO AND MENUS
SCHOOL SAFETY
STUDENT FOOD DELIVERY
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
PARENT RESOURCES; MCKINNEY VENTO AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER