MYES Family Newsletter

WEEK OF 10.12.20

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Calendar Updates

Friday, October 16

Schools Closed for Students- Teacher Work Day

**Learning Lab mentors will be available this day for any student who needs extra support from 9 am-4 pm and 5-7 pm. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes.


Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22

Virtual Instruction pm only- Schedule for Students linked here

Virtual Conferences in the evening


Friday, October 23

Virtual Instruction am only- Schedule for Students linked here

Virtual Conferences in the afternoon


Tuesday, November 3

Schools Closed

The Board of Education of Frederick County announced at its regular meeting last week that Tuesday, November 3 will revert back to a non-school day, as originally planned and printed in the FCPS Calendar Handbook.

October Parent-Teacher Virtual Conferences October 21-23

Thank you for partnering with us to support your child’s education. To participate in Parent-Teacher conferences this year, parents have the opportunity to connect over Google Meet. We invite you to schedule a parent-teacher virtual conference to talk with your child’s teacher, ask questions, and share insights and concerns. Click the link provided below to sign up for a time slot.

Go to:

https://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup

Search using this email address- marsha.meredith@fcps.org

Virtual Conferences Using Google Meet

To participate in Parent-Teacher conferences this year, parents have the opportunity to connect over Google Meet. Your child’s teacher will send you the Google Meet link to join.


To access the Google Meet, you must be signed in to a Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you may use your child’s FCPS account to sign in to Google. If you will be unable to access the link using one of these methods, the teacher will contact you at the phone number you provided during the sign-up process.


Please do not connect to your conference early as there may be another conference in progress.


To access the parent/teacher conference via Google Meet:

STEP 1: Go to the Meet link provided by the teacher. If asked:

  • Sign in with your Google account or the account of your FCPS student.

  • Enable your microphone and camera by clicking “Allow

STEP 2: Click “Ask to join

STEP 3: Wait on the “Asking to join…” screen for the teacher to admit you into the meeting.

STEP 4: If you get a message that your request to join was denied, the teacher may be meeting with another parent. Wait a few minutes and repeat from STEP 1.


If you are having trouble connecting at the time of your conference, you can:

  • Contact the front office staff at 240-236-1900

  • Go to meet.google.com and type in team-myes to access a staff member

Elementary School Young Authors’ Contest 2020-2021

Who: Students in Grades 1-5

What: Write a poem or short story!

✏ Entries must be original work.

✏ All entries must use no smaller than 12 point font in Times New Roman.

✏ Short story entry must range between 100-400 words (gr. 1-2) and 300-800 words (gr. 3-5).

✏ Poem entry will consist of a single poem, any style, and must range between 25-150 words (all grade levels).

✏ Entries must not include graphics.

✏ Each entry must include a completed cover sheet signed by the student author’s parent.

All STUDENT SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE TO MRS. MARTIN by November 25, 2020!

Email melanie.martin@fcps.org for the contest submission cover sheet.

Americanism Essay Contest

As in the past, this year the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Maryland, Inc., is once again sponsoring the Americanism Essay Contest. This contest is sponsored by Auxiliary units all over the State of Maryland and all 49 other states. The contest runs from November 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021 for grades 3-8. Links to the essay information are below:


Cover Sheet for American Legion Essay Contest

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.


Also, check out this guide for troubleshooting tech tips:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1luIE44b-l8yHKvtSDQF_Vvd_g0kt2dg4/view

Looking Up Grades - Email Digest

MYES Tech Tip

Has your Chromebook been experiencing glitches with Google Meets including freezing and/or loss of microphone or sound? We suggest you sign out and power down daily. (Simply closing the lid does not refresh the operating system.) The sign out feature is found by clicking in the bottom right corner of the Chromebook. You can also sign out by using the keyboard option - Ctrl + Shift + QQ. Make it a good habit of exiting all tabs before signing out. These steps may alleviate many technical problems.

More watercolors have been ordered. We will notify families once they arrive for pick up!

Square 1 Art

Dear MYES families,


I loved seeing all the beautiful square 1 art creations! This was a weekly menu assignment for week 4&5. If your student did not upload their art to the week 5 weekly menu folder it is due by Sunday October 12th.


If you are participating in the fundraiser the deadline dates are below. Remember, this part is optional.


Please upload art to the square one site by: 10/15/2020

Parent Order Deadline is: 11/2/2020


Thank you, Ms. Romagnoli


UPLOADING DIRECTIONS:


PHOTOGRAPH ART

  • Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet.Video is located on the website.

  • Take a photo directly overhead in bright light, even outdoors! Avoid shadows on the art.

  • You can edit and crop off any background later in our upload app online.

UPLOAD ART

Then click this image on the links page.


  • Enter state(Maryland) and school name(Myersville Elementary) to find your school, click "Continue".

  • Enter your child's name, grade and your email address

  • Click "Choose File" and upload your child's art from your phone or tablet files.

  • You will then see your child's art in the Edit App. You may crop the art, add text, or make other edits.

  • Click "Done" and your art is saved to your school's fundraiser!

SHOP

You may begin to shop for keepsakes right away at square1art.com/shop!


Uploaded your Child's Art but cannot find it?

Just click Art Search to find your child's art.


Thank you for creating art for the Square 1 Art school fundraiser! We hope you had fun! We know you will enjoy your child's art on Square 1 Art keepsakes for years to come!


Need assistance?

Click Customer Care:

888.332.3294

square1art.com

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

Salvation Army of Frederick

The Salvation Army of Frederick has provided information about their Christmas Angel Tree program. Links to flyers for the program are below:


Salvation Army Angel Tree - English

Salvation Army Angel Tree - Spanish

Counselor Corner

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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