Morse Messenger: April 2016
Published on Apr 28, 2016 08:50

April 2016

2nd Graders are "RADIANT"
in Charlotte's Web

The Morse School 2nd graders read Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, a book identified as an exemplar text by Cambridge Public Schools. Students used a variety of skills and strategies while reading this text including: identifying a character’s problem or challenge, predicting a character’s actions, inferring traits based on textual evidence, identifying how characters change over time and using evidence to support their reasoning. Hear more >>

math literacy

Fun had by All at the Annual Morse
Math & Literacy Carnival Night!

Written by: Denise Sullivan, Morse Family Liaison

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 many, many, many Morse Families came to play some really fun Math & Literacy games, including a scavenger hunt and have a chance at winning some really cool prizes! No worries, those that did not win a prize in the raffle did leave with a fun goodie bag at the conclusion of the event. What would a Math & Literacy Carnival article be with the numbers? Here is the breakdown: Approximately 95 families attended. Children: 131 Morse students and younger siblings. Adults: 117 Parent/Guardians + 19 Staff. 18 pizzas were consumed for dinner, thanks to the Friends of Morse. Pictured: Many Morse families participated in the Annual Morse Math Literacy Carnival.

stranger in the woods

Stranger in the Woods
Collaborative Performance

Kindergarten B7 & D6 participated in this collaborative Project bringing the photographic fantasy of Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick to the Morse School Stage. Learn more >>


April is National Poetry Month

Poems a plenty! Poems galore, created at the Morse. Here are a few >>


Morse School is Learning about Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling
Submitted By: Nadege Sterling,
Morse School Special Educator

A1 and B6 students, as have the rest of the Morse School community, learned this month about a new bin installed in the cafeteria for Composting. All of the Morse School teachers and students will now "feed the worms" in addition to the sorting they have been doing for years. The black bin is for trash, the white bin for liquids, the blue bin for empty and clean containers, the styrofoam for trays and bowls and now the new yellow bin for all food and dirty paper. Through a special introduction by Meryl Brott, students learned in more detail what their cafeteria responsibilities entailed and embarked on their new adventure on Wednesday April 13th. Feedback from students has been positive: they are excited to feed the worms and protect the Earth!


CitySprouts Garden Growing
Minds & Plants!

Get the scoop on our amazing CitySprouts garden & hear what our students are working on. Read on >> 

comp book

5th Grade Memoirs
Read memoirs from two of our talented 5th graders! Learn more >>


Students in Room E3 have worked hard researching and writing about "Famous African American’s." Their final projects are on display outside of their classroom.


Everyone wants to come to the Morse! Including this turkey that was spotted at the Morse School on April 14th and has been wandering through the Cambridgeport neighborhood since!


Written by: Aimee Kerr, Morse Art Teacher

The Morse School Art Show is quickly approaching! The show will be held May 31st-June 4th, at Gallery 263. Gallery 263 is located at 263 Pearl Street. The artists' reception will be Wednesday, June 1st, from 4:30-6:30pm. Hope to see many families at the show! Over 200 works of art will be on display, from drawing to painting to printmaking to sculpture.

The first ever Special StART SHOW will take place on June 9th, from 8:15-9am, in the Morse Cafeteria. Every pre-schooler will have work presented!

Congratulations to the following students: Rosa B, Owen J, Aoife S, Chloe H-H, Joey R, Yves F, Cillian M, Lydia J, Arabella B, Arpitha P, Allyia B, Mika C, Pablo P-H, Lucy K, and Gil C. They were selected to represent the Morse School at the annual Cambridge Public Schools Art Exhibition. Their work was shown at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center for the months of February and March.

Congratulations to former Morse students Harry Janeway and Jalisa Poindexter! They have artwork on display for the CRLS' AP Studio Art Exhibit. Exhibit: Thursday, April 28 - Wednesday, May 4th; University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St. Reception: Apr. 28, 5:30-7:30PM.

walk and bike to school day

See full details at 

Walk & Bike to 
School Day

May 4 

School Council Meeting
May 4 | 6:30-8PM 

Sharing Stories with Our Children
May 10 | 6-8PM 

Friends of Morse School Meeting
May 16 | 6:30-7:30PM

Community Screening of
Paper Tigers

May 26 | 6:30-8:30PM

Kickoff to Summer Literacy & Annual Ice Cream Night
May 24 | 5-7PM
Fletcher Maynard Academy

No School: Memorial Day
May 30 

Kindergarten Open House
June 1 | 4-5:30PM

The 2015-16 School Year has seen an increase in bomb threats and other threats of violence nationwide and in our city. Here are some key details of the safety and security procedures that are in place in Cambridge Public Schools. Learn more >> 


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