Morse Messenger: May 3, 2017
Published on May 3, 2017 14:53

May 3, 2017
Stained Glass

Up Close and Personal with an Artist!
By: Aimee Kerr, Morse Art Teacher
Second graders were treated to a guest artist on April 4th! Kate Gakenheimer, a stained glass artist (Parent of two Morse School students), came to the Art Studio to share her work, her process, and her tools. Students were an excellent and thoughtful audience. Read the questions asked and the answers >>

J. Tyson

John Tyson & the Boston Recorder Ensemble
Students in Grades 4 and some selected JK/K students had the opportunity to attend an in school musical concert featuring John Tyson & the Boston Recorder Ensemble. Pictured with the ensemble is David Piper, Morse Music teacher for grades 3 & 4.


Scholastic Book Fair
Save the Date! The Morse School Library will host a Book Fair on Monday, June 19th, Tuesday, June 20th, and Wednesday, June 21st. The Book Fair will run from 8AM - 6PM each day in order to best accommodate families. If you are interested in helping Miss Pennell run the Book Fair, please email her. Volunteers will be especially helpful from 8 - 8:45AM and 2 - 3PM, but are welcome at any time of day! Thank you in advance!

Exploring Cambridge
By: Sally Dewart, Grade 5 Paraprofessional & Member of Morse School’s Cultural Proficiency Team
The Morse School's Cultural Proficiency Team has been planning our second round of community walks! Morse staff will continue to familiarize themselves with our community and our wonderful Cambridgeport neighborhood. In the fall, Morse teachers and staff visited many of the historic and noteworthy sites in this area, along with various community centers (see Morse Messenger Fall 2016). We look forward to strengthening our knowledge of the neighborhood's many resources and rich history.


Grade 5 Trip to the Cambridge Public Library
Adam GIdwitz (The Inquisitor’s Tale)
By: Will Yakoobian, Grade 5 student
On April 6, 2017 the fifth grade visited the Cambridge Public Library to listen to Adam Gidwitz speak about his new book “The Inquisitor’s Tale.” Our class listened to “The Inquisitor’s Tale” for 1 month before we got invited to the talk. Read on >>


Note from the Nurse
By: Susan Aires, Morse School Nurse
This spring has been tough for anyone with seasonal allergies. Some kids are especially sensitive to the pollen, and the symptoms can distract them from their schoolwork. The health office cannot supply allergy medications (antihistamines, eye drops, nasal sprays). If your child needs medication for his or her allergies, make sure that you give the medication before s/he leaves for school. These medications work best when given regularly. Please do not give your child Benadryl to relieve allergy discomfort. If your child feels especially uncomfortable, talk with your doctor or nurse practitioner about the best way to treat allergy discomfort. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 617.349.6575 x101

What's Happening Outside CPS?
Cambridge Summer Food Program
June 26 - August 11
Learn more >>

Youth Summer Arts
July 3 - August 18
Learn about the camp >>



Friends of Morse School Meeting
May 8 | 6:30 - 7:30PM

Early Release Day
May 17

JK/Kindergarten Open House
May 25 | 4 - 5PM

No School:
Memorial Day

May 29

Morse School Art Show Reception
May 31 | 4:30 - 6:30PM

Early Release Day
June 7

School Council Meeting
June 7 | 6:30 - 8PM

Last Day of School
June 22

Morse Calendar >>
District Calendar >>

In the March Morse Messenger there was a mistake in “The Great Leprechaun Mystery Story”. It mistakenly said the leprechaun, visited room B8. It should have said room B7. So to Mr. K and Mrs. V’s class please accept this apology for the typo.

Garden Shed

By: Shay Chess, Our CitySprouts Garden Coordinator 
A letter that Mrs. Connelly's students helped write for friends that use the garden after school or before school. Read the letter >>

Cambridge in Motion


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack of the week suggestion: Nectarines and woven wheat crackers.

NATIONAL BIKE SAFETY MONTH officially begins this week and the Cambridge Police and Community Development Department are leading or participating in a wide variety of initiatives and events intended to increase the safety of all people who walk, bicycle, drive or walk.
Learn more >>



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