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MAES to host virtual events

MEYERSDALE - The Meyersdale Area Elementary School is hosting two very special virtual events this month for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. 


The first event, the Title I Fall Virtual Event will be held Thursday, November 19 beginning at 6 p.m. All Title 1 students will receive a copy of the featured book, If You Give a Dog a Donut, by Laura Numeroff. 


Meyersdale Area School District Superintendent Dr. Karlie will open the event with a presentation. Following his remarks, Mr. Pritts, MAES Principal, will read the book to students. 


In order to participate in this Title 1 Fall Virtual event, parents/guardians must use the website; meeting details and password will be sent home with students.


“This Title I event helps to put a book in every student's hands. We hope this will help to spark an interest in reading. The event also provides a great opportunity for the district to share and explain what our Title I program offers students and families,” explained Pritts. 


The second event is a “Family Code Night.” All families are invited to participate in National Family Code Nights, a free livestream family learning event for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. During this event, students can pair up with a parent or older partner to do their very first hour of coding together! No experience needed and instructions will be provided. Coding is a very popular activity for children, allowing them to get “hands-on” experience in an activity that expands their STEM and computer skills. 


“Our students are highly interested in STEM activities and when the coding event was presented to us we thought it would be a great opportunity for students,” Pritts said.  


In addition, family members, teachers and educators can join this live-stream from home or school to partake in this exciting program. A live prize drawing for a Home Robotics Bundle from Wonders Workshop will be featured at each event. 


The MAES Family Code Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 23. The livestream can be joined by following a link that will be sent home with students.


“These events are two  great opportunities to connect with families. Our students are missing out on many of our annual events and we are looking for opportunities to keep them engaged,” explained Pritts. “We hope to ‘see’ you there!”