EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #33
April 12, 2019
Dear Panther Parents,
 
First round of STAAR testing went very well.  Our students worked really hard and we are very proud of them.
 
Spring Pictures will be taken on April 17th.  It is always fun to see how much our kiddos change from fall pics to spring pics. 
 
Also, on April 17th, I invite you to join me in the Evans Library for our last Principal Coffee Chat of the year.  We will begin at 9:00.  This is a very informal chance for me to listen and talk to community members about ways to improve Evans and gain information about community needs.  This is also a great place to reflect on all the wonderful things going on at Evans.  I look forward to seeing you there. 
 
Chick-fil-A is also hosting a Special Olympics Night on April 17th from 5-11.  Please let them know that you are with Evans and our Special Olympics kiddos will get proceeds from your purchases. 
 
Speaking of Special Olympics, our annual Special Olympics Track and Field event is April 18th at Ron Poe Stadium. This is my absolute favorite event of the year.  Come out and support all of the athletes who have worked so hard to be able to participate in this amazing event.  Our Panthers will be sending them off by lining the halls and cheering them on to victory. 
 
April 19th is another bad-weather make-up day, so we get to enjoy another three-day weekend.  No school on April 19th!!
 
Evans' STUCO is hosting a service project from April 22-26.  We are collecting paper products (toilet paper and paper towels) for the Samaritan Inn.  More details to come. 
 
Evans Got Talent auditions will be held April 22 & 23.  Please encourage your kiddo to sign up for auditions.  Evans Got Talent event is April 30th from 7-10. 
 
Unfortunately, due to several conflicts and sheer amount of activities going on the remainder of the year, I am canceling our Spring Pep Rally. 
 
Stay dry this weekend! 
Happy Friday,
Darla



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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Apr. 12th         Track Meet @ Ron Poe Stadium
Apr. 15 & 16    Tennis-District Tournament @ MBHS
Apr. 16th          NJHS Meeting
Apr. 17th          Spring Pictures
Apr. 17th           Panther Principal Coffee   9am in the LMC
Apr. 17th          Physical Exams at MHS   3p
Apr. 17th          Chick-fil-a Night for Special Olympics  5-11p
Apr. 18th          Special Olympics
Apr. 18th          Advanced Theatre Children's Show   7p
Apr. 18th          Bad Weather Day-No School
Apr. 22-26        STUCO Service Project:  Please donate TP & PT for Samaritan Inn
May 22nd         ESL Field Trip
Apr. 22nd         Laptop Meetings for Incoming 9th Grade Parents   MBHS
Apr. 22 & 23     Evans' Got Talent Auditions
Apr. 24th           Physical Exams at MNHS   3p
Apr. 27th           Physical Exams at MBHS   7a
Apr. 29th           Evans' Got Talent Dress Rehearsal
Apr. 30th           Evans Middle School Day!
Apr. 30th           Dress for Success
Apr. 30-May 2   6th Grade Girls Athletic Orientation   6:45a
Apr. 30th           Evans' Got Talent Show   7p
May 2nd            Academic Excellence Celebration   6-8pm
May 3rd            6th Grade Theatre Club Presentation   7-9pm
May 7-9             6th Grade Boys Athletic Orientation   6:45a
May 7th             Algebra 1 STAAR
May 7th             Orchestra Spring Concert   7-9pm
May 8th             Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon   11:30-12:30
May 8th             NJHS Induction Ceremony 6p
May 9th              Choir Concert at Cottonwood Creek Church
May 10th            Spirit Wear Sold during lunches
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 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             

 
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.

April 26                         IPR
May 30                          Q4RC

Note:  IPR and RC viewing may not be available until several days after the grading period ends.
 
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
It is our honor to host a luncheon to recognize your hard work and dedication to the staff and students at Evans Middle School!
We would like to invite you to a luncheon on May 8th from 11:30-12:30 in the Evans Library.  If you were a REACH Mentor, a Copy Mom, a Chaperone for a field trip, a PTO member, an Athletics Booster Club helper or in any other volunteer capacity here at Evans, we sincerely hope you will join us!!  Please RSVP by April 30th.
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    

 6th GRADERS NEED IMMUNIZATIONS UPDATED!
 
 
6th grade students need to turn in proof of immunization requirements BEFORE May 28th to get their schedule over the summer and attend 7th grade next fall. 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.  
Spring Break makes for a great time to get these updated!
 
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter
 
Thank you!
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN
Evans Middle School Nurse
469-302-7107

PTO
PTO General Meeting

The Evans Middle School PTO will hold a general meeting to vote on the PTO Board for next year. All PTO members are invited to attend. Nominations will be accepted from the floor for all Board positions, followed immediately by a vote. This meeting will take place during the Staff Appreciation Pancake Breakfast, so please feel free to come by to say hi to our wonderful teachers and staff. Date/Time/Location:  May 3, 8 am, in the Staff Lounge.


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.

SPIRIT WEAR SALES

Spirit wear will be sold during lunches. The dates for Spirit Wear sales are:

May 10 

Please follow the Evans PTO on Facebook at: @evanspto
Please visit our website for spirit wear orders or to join the PTO at: evanspto.com
 
Julie Luton
President, Evans PTO
evansmspto@gmail.com

  
STUDENT COUNCIL SERVICE PROJECT:
PLEASE DONATE TP AND PT!

FRESHMAN LAPTOP INITIATIVE PARENT MEETINGS

      LEARNING COMMONS
 
 
 
Don't forget that you can find books online to read-ANYTIME!

Kelli Bolin
kbolin@mckinneyisd.net
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist
P.O.W.E.R PARENTING

      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!
2019-2020 MISD PHYSICAL EXAMS

      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 MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
If you are a current 7th grader in NJHS and have continued to hold a 90% average, gone to the meetings, and completed  your service hours, you will be able to remain a member of NJHS for next year.  I will be reminding you when we return in August!
As for new membership of NJHS, h ere are the requirements:
  • Leadership:   Members are to attend and participate in NJHS meetings.  NJHS members are expected to be positive leaders in and out of the classroom.
  • Scholarship:   Members must maintain a minimum grade average of 90%.
  • Service:   Members are expected to volunteer for 8 hours of community/school service per school year. Service projects will be available throughout the year.
  • Citizenship:   Members are expected to follow school/civic rules and participate positively in the community.  Members must remain free of disciplinary referrals.
  • Character:   Members are expected to be honest, trustworthy, and dependable in all things.
  • ***There will be an application available on the NJHS board next week.  It is due on April 24 in E107.
Our next meeting is April 16th in room E107 at 8:15am.

Any questions, please email Amber Stephens at amstephens@mckinneyisd.net

 
 
      STUDENT COUNCIL     

Meeting Dates:

 

May 9

 

Meetings are from 8:15-8:45 in Learning Commons.      

 
  
      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     
Any 6th grader interested in theatre is welcome to join 6th grade theatre club! It meets Mondays from 8:00-8:30 in Mrs. Ebs room C114. We'll play theatre games, work on characterization and learn a lot about the world of theatre. At the end of the year we'll perform a play! Please enter through the rear cafeteria doors from 7:50-8:00.
 
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
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
EVANS FOOD PANTRY
NOTES FROM YOUR NURSE
PTO
STUCO COLLECTING TOILET PAPER & PAPER TOWELS
PARENT MEETINGS; LAPTOPS FOR INCOMING 9TH GRADE STUDENTS
DOWNLOAD AUDIO BOOKS ANYTIME!
P.O.W.E.R PARENTING
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL!
2019-2020 MISD PHYSICAL EXAMS
PANTHER ATHLETICS
WARNING TO STUDENTS & PARENTS: CONSEQUENCES FOR E-CIGS ON CAMPUS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
NJHS MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
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