Dear Panther Parents,
 
3 MORE WEEKS!! How is that possible? Guys, we are very close to the finish line. As we reflect back on this year, I think we can all agree there have been many challenges, but there have also been many things for which to be grateful. I think back to the first day when many students were able to join us face-to-face. I remember those precious faces walking in the door, excited to be surrounded by friends and staff who love them. We have learned a ton about Zoom and virtual learning. Our virtual kiddos have shown us a little piece of their home lives…we have met pets, and siblings, and grandparents. So fun!! I have also experienced the grace our community has given to one another during these unprecedented times. We pulled together, we appreciated one another, and we kept our children at the forefront of all the decisions, concessions, and support we were giving. I LOVE OUR PANTHER COMMUNITY. 
 
IT IS STAAR TIME! Time for our kiddos to show their stuff! Please read the following information carefully:
-         ALL students must test on campus (virtual students need to read directions below under VIRTUAL TESTERS).
-         ALL students need to bring their CHARGED LAPTOPS to campus on testing days.
-         Cell phones and smartwatches will be taken up and held in storage during testing.
-         No lunch deliveries. If a lunch is brought to campus on testing days, the student will receive the lunch AFTER testing is completed for all testers. Those students will be provided a sack lunch during lunch break. 
-         No visitors on campus during testing days (May 11th and 12th).
-         Please provide your child with a water bottle. No other drinks will be permitted. 
-         Snacks will be provided but feel free to have your child bring a “non-messy” snack, if desired. 
VIRTUAL STUDENTS:
       Please report DIRECTLY to the LIBRARY upon arrival on testing days. We will have NORMAL arrival times: 8:15-8:45 but instead of coming in the main doors, virtual kiddos will enter the Library doors. Virtual testers will be separated from face-to-face learners (unless you have been contacted directly). You are welcome to pick-up your child after 2:30. You will check them out from the front office. Please make sure the front office knows of your child’s virtual status. 
       If your child does not come to campus on testing days, they will be counted absent. No Zoom instruction will be available for testing days. There will be a make-up day in the event your child is ill. 
       If your child is taking the ALGEBRA I EOC, please know that this test is a high school graduation requirement. If your child does not come to campus to take the EOC on May 11th, your child will have to take the Fall version of the EOC in high school next year. 
Testing Schedule:
May 6th – 8th grade Science (online while on campus)
May 7th – 8th grade History (paper)
May 11th – ALL grades MATH (online while on campus)
May 12th – ALL grades ELAR (paper)
 
May 3rd -May 7th is STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK. Please shower our teachers and staff with kind notes thanking them for a unique, yet successful year. Uplifting notes are so fun to receive! I want to thank our PTO for helping support this effort by providing lunch for our staff this Wednesday. You guys are the BEST!
 
Have a wonderful and restful weekend…WE GOT THIS!
Darla


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May 3-7

Let’s show our teachers how much we appreciate and love them during this next week.
Ideas of things you might do: Write an appreciation email, make them a card, bring them flowers, a treat, gift card or some other small token of appreciation.

The PTO is providing a lunch for all the Evan’s Staff as part of this week of celebration. If you would like to donate a dessert for this lunch please sign up below. 

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!
Newly UPDATED PTO Website, lots of NEW informative information. Check it Out!!

  
Follow Evans PTO on Facebook! 

PLEASE SIGN UP to help bring desserts for our Teacher/Staff Chinese Lunch on 5/5 
 
PLEASE SIGN UP to help volunteer with the 8th grade Celebration.
 
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
LAST DAY TO ORDER IS MAY 21st!

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 
Hi, Panthers!

We can’t believe we’re moving into May already! We are looking forward to ending the year strongly, but if you’re finding your student in a little bit of a spring slump, you’re not alone. Finding motivation this late in the year can be tough. Check out this article on how to encourage motivation and ownership in your children. 

8th graders - if you missed out on summer school registration but are still interested, there are limited spots still available. Registration is in person at MNHS on May 28th from 9:00-11:00am. Reach out to a counselor with any questions and to see what courses are available. 

If you need assistance with food or necessities, One Heart McKinney is always a great resource. We’re here to help, so please reach out with any needs. 

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
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.
LEARNING COMMONS
News from the EMS Library: Friday April 30, 2021
  • March Madness . . . a literary version.
Congratulations to our March Madness Winner!!! Thanks for all who participated!
Chronicle of the Dark Star: Last Day on Mars (Kevin Emerson)
 
Congratulations to the class winners: 
           First: Mrs. Harp’s 5th period
           Second: Miss Boykins’ 2nd period and Mrs. Boykin’s 3rd period
 
  • The LAST day to check out books this school year is Monday May 10.
 
  • ALL Library books are due back by Friday May 14! Please help remind students to return their books to the library.
 
  • April Reading Challenge
           Can you face the challenge? Try to read a book in one of each of the following categories:
·        May 2 is Brothers and Sisters Day! Celebrate your sibling with these literary siblings:
·        Thyme and Val in Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin
·        Peter and Fudge in Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
·        Rosalind, Skye, Jane, Batty in The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsell
·        May 4 is National Star Wars Day! Celebrate “a galaxy far, far away” with these books from the Star Wars Universe and May the Fourth Be With You!! 
·        The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
·        Jedi Academy by Jeffery Brown
·        The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader by Ryder Windham
·        May 9 is Mother’s Day! Celebrate some amazing mothers in literature as you celebrate your own mom! I
·        Mrs. Quimby from Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary
·        Sally Jackson from The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
·        Miss Honey from Matilda by Roald Dahl
·        May 11 is Twilight Zone Day! Check out these books and channel your “spooky” side!
·        The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.) by Jonathan Stroud
·        The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
·        The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner
·        May 24 is National Scavenger Hunt Day! Take an adventure through these literary puzzles!
·        The Maze of Bones (39 Clues 1) by Rick Riordan
·        Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertram
·        Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
 
  • Books on Screen News
  • Nancy Springer’s popular series Enola Holmes is about the teenage sister of the famous Sherlock Holmes. Netflix has confirmed that the second movie in the series is in development with an tentative release date of late 2022/early 2023. Haven’t seen the first one? Enola Holmes, based on the first book in the series The Case of the Missing Marquess, is streaming now on Netflix and stars Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill. With six books in the series and the popularity of the first film, viewers can hope for even more adventures from this intrepid young detective.
Happy Reading!!Y
Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn’t dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn’t call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she’s about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her.
 
She’ll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she’ll do it better than anyone else.
 
When Skye nails her audition, she’s immediately swept into a whirlwind of countless practices, shocking performances, and the drama that comes with reality TV. What she doesn’t count on are the highly fat-phobic beauty standards of the Korean pop entertainment industry, her sudden media fame and scrutiny, or the sparks that soon fly with her fellow competitor, Henry Cho.
 
But Skye has her sights on becoming the world’s first plus-sized K-pop star, and that means winning the competition—without losing herself.
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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.
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Have you or anyone in your household experienced an onset or increase in:
  • Cough
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  • Diarrhea
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Visitors that answer “yes” to any of these questions will not be granted entrance to the building.