MYES Family Newsletter
WEEK OF 9.21.20
Friday, September 25
Schools Open (Fair Day Is Canceled)- Students Participate in Full Virtual Instruction
Monday, September 28
Schools Closed- No Instruction for Students
Friday, October 2
Two Hour Early Dismissal- Virtual Schedule for Students linked here
Parent Survey on Virtual Learning Model- ACTION ITEM
Now that families have experienced the virtual learning model the past three weeks, schools want to know how parents feel it's going. We also want to hear families' preferences for an instructional model to support ongoing discussion about our reopening plan. Use this link to share your response. The deadline to respond is Friday, September 25.
Need help during the school day?
Learning Lab mentors will be available daily for any student who needs extra support from 9 am-4 pm. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes.
Myersville also has a tutoring google meet hotline 2 hours every evening and 2 hours on Saturdays. A staff member is available to assist from 5-7 pm on Monday-Friday and 10-noon on Saturdays. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes.
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If you submitted a request for Art and Music supplies, our watercolors are in! You can stop by and pick up at MYES next Wednesday, Sept 30 from 10-2.
Square 1 Art
For years our school has participated in the square 1 art fundraiser. The fundraiser is where every student in Myersville creates a piece of art and has the ability to purchase items with their very own art on it! The timing of the fundraiser is in the fall so there is time to order gifts for your student, family, or friends for the holidays! All funds go towards purchasing art supplies to benefit all students.
This year poses a little different, but square one has offered a fabulous virtual option! This will be a weekly menu art assignment for all students, however optional for parents and guardians to submit photos if seeking to order from the catalog. The assignment will be posted in the September 21st-25th folder on your student's art Schoology page.
I did not want to miss out on tradition so I’m still trying to make it happen! See the message below from square one. More details to come!!
-Ms. Romagnoli, Art Teacher
Dear MYES families,
Welcome to Square 1 Art! We are excited to keep the tradition of partnering with your child's school to celebrate creativity and raise funds for the school! This year, we are celebrating 20 years of helping schools raise funds for education through the visual arts.
Wouldn't you love to share your child's artwork with family and friends? The Square 1 Art fundraiser provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Every order profits your school.
Your 4 Simple Steps:
1. Your child creates art. Art Creation instructions and art/order deadlines will be provided by your Square 1 Art coordinator.
2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet.
3. Upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload
4. You may then begin to shop for keepsakes!
Together, we can help support the school, and create keepsake memories of your child's art to enjoy for years! More detailed instructions coming soon...
Square 1 Art
Performance Series Assessment
Now that students have begun learning in the virtual model, teachers will begin assessing students to determine their current performance levels. Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) staff made adjustments to the assessment program this year in order to have a comprehensive picture of student performance. This is very important after the spring Continuity of Learning and summer break.
At the elementary level this means the expansion of our adaptive assessment called Performance Series. Performance Series is a computer-based, adaptive math and reading assessment. We have been successfully using this assessment in FCPS in Grades 2-10 for several years, most recently in grades 2, 5, and 8.
This assessment is different from many of the assessments that are administered by their classroom teacher as it is computer adaptive. In adaptive assessments, students are assessed on a broad range of math or reading concepts to measure overall performance. We will use this assessment to measure student performance at the beginning, middle and end of the school year. It's a tool that is used to show academic growth; students are not graded on these assessments.
When taking an adaptive assessment, students are often presented with questions about topics that have not been covered in instruction, but that students may already have background knowledge in to answer successfully. The computer will continue to adapt the questions based on student responses. Questions may span content in multiple grade levels. This process continues until the assessment platform has enough information to determine a student's current performance level.
For our youngest learners this may be a new experience; it’s important to know how you can help to make the experience a positive one. First, let your child know that they may receive some questions on content or topics they haven’t learned before. Let them know it's okay to simply do their best on that question even if they don’t fully understand it.
Second, please do not assist your child with the answers on any of the questions in the adaptive assessment. Our goal is to have a good measure of your student’s performance at this one point in time. It is just one measure. Your child's performance information will be used by the teacher and school staff for the purposes of providing supportive instruction.
Thanks in advance for your support of this important process. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or need assistance.
Myersville Elementary serves as a Meals To Go Location
FREE SCHOOL MEALS PICK-UP
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
FOR AGES 18 AND UNDER
All students received a paper application in their Student Material Kits. If you are unable to complete the application online, please complete the paper application and return it to the school. You can return it in person, fax it to (240)236-1901 or scan and email the application to email@example.com.
MYES Vision Statement
Myersville Elementary is a place where students and staff are engaged learners. They feel safe to take risks and all contributions are valued. Here we have fun while we learn in our school community.
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