We are thrilled to announce that Meyer Preparatory School is expanding! Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, Meyer Prep is pleased to launch a Junior Kindergarten program.
Students who are developmentally ready for a more advanced learning environment, and are younger than traditional kindergarten age, will now have the opportunity to be part of our outstanding JK - 8 Jewish day school. The focus of our Junior Kindergarten is to cultivate socio-emotional and academic growth through discovery and wonderment, while remaining anchored in Jewish values and tradition.
Meyer Prep’s Junior Kindergarten program will feature foundations for the emergent reader, age-appropriate techniques to build number sense and mathematical thinking, and hands-on innovation and STEAM activities. Meyer Prep’s teaching principles of inquiry-based learning through creativity and discovery will permeate all aspects of learning. Play is an essential part of a Meyer Prep Junior Kindergartener’s experience. Students will experiment, create, negotiate, develop friendships and collaborate throughout the school day while learning in an all-new ergonomically designed classroom environment. Meyer Prep’s Jr. K program will be taught by teachers with advanced college degrees who are certified in elementary education.
This is a major step forward for our school whose benefits will resonate out into the greater Palm Beach Jewish community. Meyer Prep extends gratitude to our School Board, professional leadership, and community partners for their efforts to bring the new Junior Kindergarten to fruition.
For more information about this new exciting program at Meyer Prep, please contact Natalie Barak at 561-238-9008.
Purim is the time to be happy! It is also the time to spread joy and make sure everyone around you is happy. At Meyer Prep, we take these mitzvot very seriously and our days have been action-packed with Purim activities! It was so nice to see many Meyer Prep families at the amazing PTO Purim Carnival! Thank you to our dedicated PTO for organizing such a wonderful event. To kick start the week of Purim our students enjoyed baking delicious hamantaschen with Rabbi Eli and Rabbi Yosef - we hope you were able to taste the love that went into baking them! This morning we enjoyed the Megillah reading and the amazing Purim costume contest! The costumes were creative and outstanding! Kol Hakavod to our 5th grade students for a beautiful Purim show - we are so proud of you!
Here is a taste of the Purim celebrations and activities this week:
Our historian judges from the city of “Shushan” picked winners with prizes awarded in the following categories:
THE GREENEST COSTUME - Costume that honors nature and/or is made from recycled materials!
JrK-2 Winner - Ali B. (Mother Nature)
THE BEST PURIM CHARACTER - Characters from the Purim story, such as Queen Esther, Haman, etc.
JrK-2 Winner - Eli D. (Mordecai)
3rd - 5th Winner - 5th Grade Class
6th - 8th Winner - Daniel K. (Moses on a Camel)
THE BEST HISTORICAL CHARACTER - Jewish and world history costumes such as Martin Luther King, Golda Meir, Abraham Lincoln, Hertzel, etc.
JrK-2 Winners - Luciana K. (Dr. Richard Cuenca), Eleora H. (Rabbi Eli), Sofia M. (Mrs. Turk), Zella Z. (Ms. LoPiccolo), Ayla R. & Eden S. (Meyer Security)
3rd - 5th Winners - Emily L. (Sally Ride), Zachary L. (Rabbi Eli), Mira H. & Amelia S. (Mrs. Turk)
6th - 8th Winner - Anna Kaye S. (Amelia Earhart)
THE BEST TEAM COSTUME - Groups of 3 or more students dressed in a theme such as trolls, dominoes, etc.
JrK-2 Winners - Kindergarten Class (m&m’s)
3rd - 5th Winners - Cooper H-K., Nolan S., Lila H-B., Judah S., Jacob G., Aidan G., Joni S., Jade P. (Harry Potter Characters)
6th - 8th Winners - Jesse B., Noah H., Matt V. (Gladiators)
THE BEST TEACHERS’ COSTUME
JrK-2 Winners - Ms. Cross (Grape)
3rd - 5th Winners - Mrs. Kisner (Cereal with milk)
6th - 8th Winners - Mrs. Steinbock (Princess Fiona)
Best Teacher Team - Mrs. Brussels, Mrs. Best, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. Roosth (Winnie the Pooh Characters)
Chag Purim Sameach!!!
Meyer Prep MATHCOUNTS competed at the state level along with 219 other students from schools all across Florida. MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. Our mathletes Asher B., Noah H., Noah K., and Daphne R. went to Jacksonville, Florida with their coach, Ms. Wolfe for 2 days to compete in various rounds including individual rounds and team rounds. These students have been part of the after school club throughout middle school and have made our school proud by making it to the state level in the competition. GO EAGLES! Our entire Meyer Prep family is beaming with pride at this astounding accomplishment. Kol ha-kavod!
Eagles girls' soccer team had an incredible opening game. Players have been practicing for two weeks and it showed yesterday on the field. The team did a great job passing the ball and defense was solid at keeping Trinity from gaining possession. The Eagles showed equal excellence with steals, taking possession from their opponents throughout the match. Daphne R. scored once and newcomer, Kaia P., scored twice. Ava S. and Chloe M. supported the 6-1 win with several assists. Special congratulations to Tova K. who got our first hat trick of the season scoring three goals. Goalie Shani B.'s quick reflexes and keen eyesight kept Trinity to a single goal. Julie C., Amelia S., and Chloe S. played exceptionally strong defense. Great job to all the girls for working hard. Their positive encouragement and good sportsmanship stood out in this win. Click here to see photos from our season.
Sixth Grade students who chose visual arts as their IB Arts concentration are currently beginning a unit relating to the environment and how art can contribute to the natural world. These wonderful artists are in the process of researching and discussing the environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy, and his unique approach to art within the environment, and are creating their own site-specific sculptures based on his evocative works. Click here to see photos from this IB Project.
Meyer Prep 2nd Grade students are learning how to read verses from the Torah with our very own Rabbi Eli. They are learning in-depth the beautiful stories of our ancestors and discussing Jewish values.
The Meyer Prep Eagles boys' basketball team trounced Trinity in a 40-26 win on Wednesday night. The boys dominated from the tip off, with the team's outstanding defense pressing Trinity and and giving them no chance to score. The entire roster played with determination. Max helped the team get an early lead and was the leading scorer of the game. We look forward to continuing to practice and tp being ready for our next challenge!
Re-enrollment contracts have been emailed to all current families via DocuSign this afternoon, unless previously notified. Please note that the contracts are sent to each parent separately. Once the first parent signs and submits the contract, it will be emailed to the second parent for signature. This early registration period is made available only to our currently enrolled families and is not open to the public. The early registration runs from today through February 4, 2022. After February 4, 2022, any remaining available seats will be offered to newly accepted students.
The only way to guarantee your child’s seat for the upcoming school year is to return your re-enrollment agreement and registration fee by 3:00 pm on February 4, 2022. Our Admissions Office has already received a large number of new applications for the upcoming school year, and we do not want any current students to lose their seats. Please note that several grades are expected to reach capacity.
Our school looks forward to an exciting 2022-23 school year - our school’s 49th year!!
As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have about re-enrollment by reaching Rorie in our Business Office at 561-227-0716.
Second Grade artists are exploring the art of surrealist Joan Miró and are creating their own whimsical and playful watercolor resist paintings combining line, shape, and color in interesting and unique ways
Our Junior Kindergarteners have been studying polar bears in class this week. Our youngest students have been comparing and contrasting the polar bears’ environment to ours in Florida. Students learned all about their thick winter coats and how they adapt to their environment.