Dear Evergreen Families,                                                                                     December 4th, 2018

It’s December already! I cannot believe how fast the school year is moving. We are so excited for this month, even with winter break around the corner, Evergreen has many plans for December. We have our food drive, toy drive, and mitten drive happening right now! All three will run from December 3rd– December 14th. This is a great way to give back to our community. Food will be donated to Loaves and Fishes here in Kalamazoo, the toys will be donated to Toys for Tots, and the mitten/hats/gloves/scarves will be donated to our local YWCA. We are so proud to help our community!

The Pajama Party was a success! We had such a great time with the students and we look forward to hosting another party in February.

PTO is hosting a holiday store starting December 3rd– 7th. There are a variety of great items for your student to choose from. Prices vary.

November brought quite a bit of snow, so as we head into December please make sure your student is dressed for outdoor recess! We will continue to take the students out for recess until it is below 10 degrees. Please make sure your student has a warm winter jacket, a hat, gloves, scarf, snow pants, and boots. J Snow days will be announced on WoodTV8, WWMT Channel 3, and Facebook.

NEW CHANGE IN COMMUNICATION– If you need to reach out to the school or discuss anything with the teachers, please email bjager@fbrcs.org. This email is my email, and I will be sure to pass on the information to the teacher at their earliest convenience. First priority at Evergreen is your student and their education. If you have an emergency please be sure to immediately call up to the school and talk to Mrs. Meredith or I. You are welcome to send in notes to the teachers, call and set up an appointment before or after school, or email the address above. The teachers email is no longer valid. Please be sure to write the student and teacher name in the subject line, when emailing the address above.

Character Counts Assemblies will happen each month! Please be sure to pay attention to your student’s LMS Friday Reports in the comments section for the dates. December’s assembly is scheduled for Monday, December 17th at Kalamazoo Free Methodist Church at 2:45 p.m. Most are scheduled for the last Monday of each month. Please invite your family members and come out to support and celebrate Evergreen students and their success!

Spirit Week– Evergreen is excited to present spirit week December 17th-20th. If your student does not participate, they are still required to wear their uniform to school.
Monday- Merry Morning Monday- Wear your holiday pajamas to school!
Tuesday- Red and Green Explosion- Wear as much red and green as possible!
Wednesday-Favorite Holiday Book or Movie Character Day- Dress as your favorite character!
Thursday- Crazy Holiday Gear- Dress in your craziest ugly sweaters, gear, and all the accessories!

Winter Break
NO SCHOOL– Friday, December 21st– January 6th
RETURN TO SCHOOL– Monday, January 7th

Thank you for your continued support. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday break!

Mrs. Jager