Written by: Jill Kroog
Join us for a Jr. High Social at Lakewood Park to celebrate our amazing Jr. High School students! We’d like to get our kids together for a year end gathering to have a little fun outdoors. We’ll be offering refreshments and games including soccer, football, badminton, volleyball, corn hole and tennis. All Jr. High students in the 6th and 7th grade are welcome! We hope to see you there!
Date: May 14th, 2021
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lakewood Park, 150 South Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO 80226
Refreshments: Pre-packaged chips & other snacks + bottled water
What To Bring: Just yourselves and a tennis racket if you have one
Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44ADAC22A4FE3-6th7th
Written by: Megan T. Stein
As Rotary sponsored Interact Clubs across Jefferson County schools aim to embrace the idea of Service Above Self, the D’Evelyn High School Interact Club serves others to better the community. Although faced with certain challenges within a global pandemic, the resilient D’Evelyn Interact members searched for opportunities to better serve the community. Upon connecting with South Jeffco Rotary Club member and Project C.U.R.E. volunteer, Andy McKean, our small Interact Club became excited to partake in such a big project. Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies across the world. The lack of basic medical supplies at Hopital De La Paix in Ziguinchor inspired Jean Sebastian Dieme to dedicate his time and efforts to helping this under-equipped hospital. The D’Evelyn Interact Club wanted to contribute to the end goal of sending a 40 foot container of donated medical supplies and equipment to this hospital. Selling donated boxes of Kenyan Kabaki tea for $20.00 a box, the D’Evelyn Interact Club was able to raise $1040.00 towards this cause. The total donation from the Interact Club totaled $2040.00 after a $1000.00 donation from the D’Evelyn Interact Fund. The steps to donate are simple as you can access the Go Fund Me page for Hopital De La Paix in the link below in addition to a Go Fund Me dedicated to aiding a hospital in Kenya. The sense of joy that this project brought during times of uncertainty truly made a difference in the lives of everyone involved. Although a small high school in Denver, Colorado, we hope that the D’Evelyn Interact Club was able to make a difference in the lives of others. We hope that you can donate to help those in desperate need and make a lasting impact.
Megan Stein (D’Evelyn Interact Club president) email: email@example.com
Andy Mckean (South Jeffco Rotary Club Member) email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 303-989-4833
Direct Links for donating- Senegal: http://bit.ly/2CefltJ Kenya: http://bit.ly/32qL58o
Additional information- For the Kijiji Hospital in Kenya, you can send a check to: Project Cure, 10377 E. Geddes Avenue, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112, Attention: Sharon Wagner. On the memo line on the check write: File # KE-18-078.
Written by: Anne Freimuth
BIG THANK YOU to the entire D'Evelyn Community for supporting the Adopt a Senior program. We had 106 Seniors sign up and all were adopted. Thank you for making the Seniors feel special this year.
Written by: Kristi Gulley
Are you on Facebook? If so, we invite you (all D'Evelyn students, staff and parents) to join our D'Evelyn Community Group. This is a private space where members of our community can share thoughts, ask questions and offer support to one another. Please click the link below to join the group. You will be asked a couple simple questions to confirm your membership. We hope to "see" you soon!
Written by: Ann Freimuth
ATTENTION PARENTS of 6th through 11th Graders, please consider Adopting a 2021 Senior Student
What is Adopt a Senior - It is a way to recognize students in the Senior class by buying some special gifts to make them feel special since they missed out on so much.
How do I do it - Go to the Sign Up Genius Link Below and scroll down and click on a Senior's name. Then you will get an email with some things that the Senior likes. Then make up a gift bag/basket and either deliver to school or the students home depending on the request.
Questions? - Email Ann Freimuth email@example.com or text 720-934-2442
Written by: Stephanie Wittstruck
The D’Evelyn Environmental Club is hosting a COVID-safe community tree planting event on April 17th! Despite online learning, our school goes through about a million sheets of paper every year. With the help of Tree-Plenish, our goal is to promote a greener, more sustainable community by planting 200 trees to replenish 2.0 million sheets of paper!
If you are interested in helping us reach our goal by requesting a tree to be planted in your yard, please fill out this form. We are offering three different species of trees for only $5 each! On April 17th, we will be sending groups of 2-3 socially-distanced student volunteers to plant saplings in your yard, or you can pick them up from the school if you prefer. If you cannot plant a tree in your yard but still want to help visit this link, select "D'Evelyn Junior/Senior" then "Environmental Club Donation," to enter your donation amount.
We hope that this event can bring our community together and simultaneously beautify our neighborhoods during a very tough school year. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you!
District resource shared by: Lisa Bell, Teacher Librarian
February is a month in which relationships are in the spotlight everywhere you turn. This month's digital citizenship focus centers around how to build positive relationships, avoid risky talk online, and understand why some topics and conversations are not suited for digital platforms.
At home, you can support your students in understanding digital Relationships and Communication in a variety of ways. Many kids are using social media and gaming platforms to enhance real-world friendships during the current school learning model. Common Sense Media makes the following suggestions to share with your household with links for additional resources/support:
Communicate appropriately. Use the right language for your audience. You might write or speak to a teacher differently from a friend. Tip: never use all caps!
Keep private things private. Don't share personal information, including passwords, your home address, inappropriate images, and gossip. Privacy and Internet Safety
Respect others. Be courteous. Disagree politely. Character Strengths
Don't lie, steal, or cheat. Don't try to deceive others. Remember to give credit where credit is due. Also, although it's easy to copy others' work, download things without permission, or use game cheat codes... don't do it. Teaching Kids about Copyrights
Be an "upstander." If someone you know is being targeted by a bully, stand up for that person. You would want them to do the same for you. 10 Ways to be an Upstander
Report misbehavior. The Internet is a giant community, and you can help it be a nice place. safe2tell.org/ 1-877-542-7233 Make a Call, Make a Difference
Follow your family's rules. If your family tells you to avoid certain websites or to stop texting after a certain time, listen. The more you act responsibly, the more privileges you'll get. Middle School High School
Think before you post, text, or share. Consider how you and others might feel after you've posted something. It's not always easy to take back what you've said online, and your online behavior can create a lasting footprint. Middle & High School
Monthly Motto: We know the power of words and actions.
Discussion Question for School and Home:
How can I digitally communicate effectively and positively to build relationships?
Relationships and Communication Family Activities:
Additional Family Engagement Resources
Jeffco’s Tech for Ed Website
“Active mentorship is crucial for kids in the digital age. We want to teach kids to do the right thing, not "catch" them doing the wrong thing.” ~ Devorah Heitner, PhD
Written by: Sarah Carlson
We are collecting cash donations to order box lunches for teachers during conferences on Feb 11th. Hopefully we will be able to return to our awesome potluck meals in the near future! In the meantime, money may be turned in to the main office in envelope marked "conference meals" or you can Venmo Sarah Carlson at Sarah-Carlson-39. Thank you for supporting our amazing D'Evelyn teachers and staff!
Date: 02/11/2021 (Thu.)
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm MST
More information: D'Evelyn Parent Teacher Conference Meals
Written by: Phil Skrzekut
Students Share Passion for Voting and Involvement
Interim Superintendent Kristopher Schuh hosted a Facebook Live event this past Tuesday, featuring special guests Golden High seniors Sophia and Max, and Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder George Stern. These articulate students shared their passion for being involved in the political process and what it means to them to use their voice in our community. Mr. Schuh also reviewed this year's ballot issues that will affect education funding in Colorado, and Mr. Stern talked about the voting process in our county and state, and how it looks this time around.
Want to learn more about the ballot issues affecting education funding this year? Find the details on the Education Advocacy webpage.
By: Phil Skrzekut
PRACTICING STRENGTH AT HOME
Jeffco Public Schools is committed to keeping families and the Jeffco community connected, calm and strong over the summer. Each month Jeffco will focus on a new theme and share new ways to practice strength at home through family activities and resources.
Jeffco Public schools has partnered with Sources of Strength to help Jeffco families through these trying times, especially as we all take a well-earned break from remote learning and head into the summer. Sources of Strength is a public health program that focuses on promoting mental health and building protective factors that increase connection, coping, resiliency, and wellness. This in turn can help prevent suicide, violence, bullying, substance abuse and so much more.
Find out more by visiting the Jeffco Strengths site at: Jeffco Public Schools