Morse Messenger: December/January 2017
Published on Jan 25, 2017 11:32


December 2016 / January 2017
Charity

December "Charity" All Student Body Assembly
On Thursday, December 22, 2016, the Morse School came together as a community to celebrate the core virtue of Charity. Charity is defined as caring and working to be kind as well as selfless giving to those in need. Each class chose their own unique way of giving back to the community in charitable ways, or had different ways of to share their learning about "charity". Read on >>

Winter Concerts

Winter Musical Concerts
By: Kelly Graeber, Morse School Music Teacher
On Friday, January 13th Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students shared an exciting winter concert. The musical selections showcased their music learning so far this year including moving expressively, tuneful singing, creating steady beat, and understanding musical opposites.
Read more >>

Letter from Obama

President Obama Sends Second Letter to the Morse School
Something to take note of: 8 years ago when (then) newly elected President Barack Obama took office our second graders in Meynardo Gutierez's class wrote letters to him. The class was honored when he wrote back thanking them for their good wishes. This letter and a photo had been framed and on display in our Main Lobby display case for the past 8 years. A few weeks ago, the Morse School had a package arrive. As part of his out going plans, President Obama, wrote back to both the teachers here at the Morse and the students who sent him letters eight years ago! You can see his most recent note (on official Whitehouse stationary) in a new frame in our display case.

Snow

Winter is here! Do students still go out
to recess?

There is a CPS policy regarding cold weather and recess, below has been cut and pasted directly from that document:

Winter Weather Safety
Principals and Heads of Upper Schools are encouraged not to cancel recess due to weather, unless absolutely necessary. Each principal and head of upper school or designee will determine whether the temperature or wind-chill are severe enough to cancel recess.
Find out more >>


Quilt

Happenings in Morse K – 2 Afterschool
By: Kumi Okabe-Velasco
Morse K-2 finished the Project-Based Learning on Community. Children worked on a quilting activity utilizing various types materials, such as paper, fabrics, and recycled materials. We learned that quilting is an activity that gathers people and provides opportunities to bond. We invited Morse K-2 families to present the quilts we worked on and celebrated the completion of our project. Morse K-2 began the new Project-Based Learning this month and we are learning about friendship, kindness, and being courageous through a pig and an elephant.


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UPCOMING EVENTS
February 1 | 6:30 - 8PM
School Council Meeting

February 3 | 6 - 8PM
Friends of Morse Movie Night

February 3?
Report Cards Sent Home

February 13 | 6:30PM?
Friends of Morse Meeting

February 20 - 25
No School: February Break

Morse Calendar >>
District Calendar >>

EXPLORING CULTURE 
Did you know that Cambridge is home to some amazing people who have fought for the rights of others? Meet them >>

OT CORNER
Learn how you can incorporate fine motor development and sensory approaches at home.

WHAT IS THE COADY AWARD?
Bill Sage the former owner of the Radisson Hotel on Memorial Drive was an active supporter of the school. He liked what former principal Jim Coady did by awarding apples each week to students who put forth their best effort in school, not just academically but also for those that were good examples in school of behavior and kindness to others (the Apple Award). Learn more >>

Cambridge in Motion

HEALTHY SNACK 
OF THE WEEK

Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack suggestion: 
hummus and pita chips

IN THE DISTRICT
Road to the Future
Transition Fair 2017
February 16 
5:30 - 7:30PM
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway
For families of middle and high school age students with disabilities thinking about their child’s future after high school.
Event details >>

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