MEYZEEK Announcements

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Meyzeek Bear Parents/Guardians:

*NEW* 10.22.20 Letter to Parents

*NEW* Here is some exciting news-

Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) families who need help with their student’s computer, getting a special education screening or deciding what school their child should attend next year can now get in-person help. Humana has donated two floors in its Waterside Building for the JCPS 360° Student & Family Support Center, a one-stop, social distancing-friendly service center in downtown Louisville. The JCPS 360° Student & Family Support Center at Humana, located at 101 E. Main St., is available by appointment Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (subject to change) through at least the end of the year. Families can make an appointment by visiting https://signup.com/go/pNsoYzt. Services include:

Parking is available in Humana’s surface parking lot at Washington and Brook Streets free of charge to families during their appointments. Families should enter the Waterside building using the Washington Street entrance.

*NEW* ECE Update:

The JCPS Exceptional Child Education Department (ECE) wants to remind the community about the wide variety of services it offers to children in need. Click here to learn more.

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REOPENING OF SCHOOL:

As we continue to prepare for the re-opening of school at Meyzeek, we need for every family to complete the Intent to Return to School Form. You can access the form by clicking on the link below:

https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/next-phase-learning

The link to the selection form only is jcps.me/returntoschool. Please know there is a transportation form at the end of the selection form. You will need to also indicate whether or not your student will be riding the bus if you select in the In-Person Learning Option.

SPIRIT WEEK:

Meyzeek Spirit Week-October 26th - October 30th

    • Mon: Pajama Day

    • Tues: Crazy Hair Day

    • Wed: Crazy Hat Day

    • Thurs: Meyzeek Spirit Day (Wear Meyzeek-wear or Red & Black)

    • Fri: Character Costume Day

CHARACTER COSTUME AND MATERIALS PICK-UP:

OCTOBER 30th Character Costume Day Drive-Thru and Materials Pick Up/Drop-Off from 2:30-4:30

Here's what to expect on October 30th:

  • Come and see Meyzeek Staff in costume

  • Meyzeek Bears get to safely show off their costumes from their cars

  • Meyzeek Bears receive a treat from the Meyzeek Faculty and Staff

  • Meyzeek Bears can pick up new class materials (Math notebooks and Science Notebooks)

  • Meyzeek Bears can drop off any class materials they will no longer need

We hope to see every Meyzeek Bear while following the CDC Guidelines!

CAMP MEYZEEK SHIRTS:

Those who ordered Camp Meyzeek Shirts can pick them up between 10 AM and 1 PM every Monday in the Youth Service Center.

Parent Place Forms:

In the last week we have gone from 32% to 44% forms completion on JCPS Parent Place. Thank you, parents! Let's keep this going. The goal is to have 100% completion! Please take a moment to fill out each of the forms and hit submit. Click here to go to the Parent Place.

Dr. Ronda E. George, Principal

Albert E. Meyzeek Middle School

Parent's Guide to Google Classroom

Parent Place "How to" Video

Science Fair Intro Video

Meyzeek Minute 10.12.20

Logging into Parent/Student Portal




Follow us on Twitter @MeyzeekMiddle

Follow us on Facebook @OfficialMeyzeekMiddleSchool

Meyzeek Black Student Union:

Are you interested in being a founder member of the Meyzeek Black Student Union? The first meeting will be 10/29 at 2:30 pm. Watch the announcements for meeting link information. The mission and philosophy of the black student union organizations is to help students strive for academic excellence, promote positive images of African Americans and help students become an integral part of a school community (JCPS). Please contact angela.hammond@jefferson.kyschools.us for more information.

Debate:

Congratulations to the Meyzeek Debate Team. Our middle school team competed against high school teams around Kentucky and several debaters took home awards!

  • Speaker Awards:

    • Novice Lincoln Douglas - Avni Y.

    • Varsity Lincoln Douglas - Kruthi M. ; Ananya P. ; Prisha T.

    • Varsity Public Forum - Manasvi B.; Victoria F.; Shashank K.

  • Round Robin Result Winners:

    • Novice Lincoln Douglas - Avni Y.

Our next debate is Saturday, November 21.

Meyzeek Red Ribbon Week:

Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23 through 31st. The mission is to help keep kids drug-free. Next week, students will participate in Red Ribbon Week-themed Advisory lessons, but you can also learn more about the Red Ribbon Week Campaign here.

Your Meyzeek PTSA and Meyzeek Administrative team are hosting a costume contest beginning Monday, October 26th. Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place for both the Twitter and Facebook sites. We hope to have the votes tallied by the end of the day October 30th and will announce the winner shortly there after but by the following week. So, get your costumes together and upload them to the Meyzeek social media pages. By doing so, you are agreeing to have your photo published on these pages and the winners photos could be used in the Meyzeek yearbook for 20-21.

New EBook Collection!

Students now have access to 573 eBook titles and over 2,500 copies! To access the new collection, students should visit Meyzeek's library libguide, click the "Student Resource" tab, select the MackinVia eBooks box and click the blue Log in oval that will take them to Clever.

https://jcpsky.libguides.com/meyzeeklibrary

JCPS 360 Program:

Check out the ways families can gain support through NTI via a partnership with JCPS and Humana:

NTI 2.0 tech support (until 6:00 pm on Fridays)

  • Screening physicals

  • ECE screenings

  • School choice assistance

  • Language support

  • Social support consultations

By appointment M-W 8:30 to 3:30

Please see flyer for contact information.

2020-2021 Yearbooks Photo Request:

Calling all Meyzeek athletes who are practicing at home, utilizing club teams and otherwise sharpening your skills. The Yearbook would like to feature Meyzeek students individually involved in sports activities during this tough year of postponed/cancelled school fall sports. All of you runners, archers, golfers, field hockey, football, cheer/gymnastics, tennis, basketball, and soccer players please send me a photo of you involved in your sport with your name/grade and we will include them in an NTI Fall Sports collage. Please note that photos including faces we don't have permission to use, including other students from JCPS, can not be used.

Submissions to meyzeekyearbook@gmail.com

Mathcounts:

For anyone interested in Mathcounts this year, please fill out the form on the attached link:

6th Grade Quick Recall:

Practice will be Friday at 11a. See the Google Classroom for additional details and updates.

Congrats to the team for beating Brown in their virtual match 10.21.20!

Varsity Quick Recall:

Practice will be Monday at 1pm. See the Google Classroom for additional details.

Congrats to the team for beating Brown in their virtual match 10.21.20!

KYA:

KYA/Student Y club will meet Wednesdays from 2:30 - 3:30. Use the Google Meet nickname: KYAMEYZEEK340. Make sure to fill out the bit.ly ASAP if you have not done so already. https://bit.ly/20-21YClub

JCPS Meal Service:

Please see the attached flyer for important information. Meyzeek is a Community Eligibility School, therefore meals are free for any Meyzeek student. In addition, the Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) is up and running. If your family is in need of clothing, contact Ms. Baker (Youth Services Center Coordinator) at sarah.baker@jefferson.kyschools.us or via the main school number 485-8299.

YOU ARE INVITED TO TROOP 194

OUTDOORS ARE CALLING SCOUTS BSA MEETING

Troop 194 would like you to attend our upcoming meeting to meet new Friends and Begin the Adventure!

Where: St. Martha Roman Catholic Church/Cafeteria on the side, 2825 Klondike Ln, Louisville, KY 40218

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM

(We will be practicing social distancing and proper safety measures. Please bring/wear a facial mask.)

As we start our fall program, we wanted to create a fun opportunity for us to share additional information and introduce potential new members to Cub Scouts.

$44.50 Registration fee through December 2020. *Price includes a one-time $25.00 new member fee.* (Previous/returning members do not pay $25.00.)

Scouts BSA:

  • Create Memories that Last a Lifetime

  • Learn Valuable Skills That You Will Carry Throughout Your Life

  • Contributes to Positive Self Esteem by Offering Skill Advancement Opportunities

  • Have many Outdoor Experience

Please join us and feel free to forward this email to a friend or family member that may be interested in attending our meeting with you!

We will provide more information about our Troop, along with information on upcoming adventures at the meeting.

Come and Join Us!

For more information please contact Eric Lawrence, 905eric@gmail.com, 502-905-3742

Athletics Update:

All JCPS middle school sports are on hold again. First practice/tryouts are TBD. Please continue to follow our listserv, School CNXT, and School Messenger for updates.

Sports Packet Link

Current Virtual Clubs/Activities/Teams

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Are you a coach? Community member? Sponsor of an activity?

Please submit information for the announcements using this link.

Additional questions can be directed to katherine.mastronicola@jefferson.kyschools.us

box tops for education

As you shop for your canned goods to donate, please remember to download the free Box Tops for Education app and select Meyzeek Middle School. Then just scan your receipt. It is that simple! The app will calculate the Box Tops from any eligible products and donate the money to Meyzeek. If you come across a product that still has the Box Top to clip and it has not expired, we are still accepting those in the office. Please help us earn money for Meyzeek with things you are already buying.

kroger community rewards

Please make sure you have selected Meyzeek Middle School PTA as your charity of choice with your Kroger Plus card. You can designate your choice by registering your card on the Kroger website. At the bottom of your Kroger receipt, it will say "At your request we are donating to Meyzeek Middle School PTA." Then you can scan that receipt with your Box Tops for Education app and possibly earn more money for Meyzeek. Thank you for your help!