Morse Messenger: Fall 2014
Published on Nov 7, 2014 10:58

Fall 2014

International Festival: Sponsored by Friends of Morse Brings the World to the Morse School!
On October 17th, the Friends of Morse was proud to sponsor the annual International Festival. We hope all of you who were able to attend had a wonderful time. We have such a diverse community at Morse, and it was fun to get to know some of our new Morse families, see familiar faces and celebrate together. Read more >>


Math Matters
During the 2014-2015 school year, we are beginning the implementation of Math in Focus at the Morse School. Math in Focus will be used in Grades: 1, 3, 4, and 5. During the 2015-2016 school year, the Math in Focus program will be used in all grades K-5. Math in Focus is aligned with the Massachusetts Mathematical Framework Content and Practice. Read more >>

Tom Turkey

Tom Turkey to Return November 1st
Who is Tom Turkey? Tom is sadly a featherless turkey who moves into the Morse School Main Lobby for the month of November. During this month the entire Morse community is encouraged to read books and purchase paper feathers. One paper feather costs twenty –five cents. Read more >>

Sibling Search

Sibling Search for Kindergarten September 2015
Do you have a younger child who is ready to start school in Cambridge?

  • If you have a child who will be 4-years old by March 31, 2015, your child is eligible for Kindergarten in September 2013. She/he is considered a Junior Kindergartener and will spend two years in Kindergarten.

  • If you have a child who will be 5-years old by August 31, 2015 she/he is eligible for Kindergarten and will spend one year in Kindergarten.

Sibling registration has been made easier this year. Please contact Denise Sullivan, Morse Family Liaison or 617.349.6679 for more information on or before January 9, 2015.

Fire Fun

Fire Station Fun!
Room B8 and Room A1 took a trip to the Central Square Fire Station! We got to see the firetrucks, look at the equipment firefighters use, learn about what to do in an emergency, and even see Ms. Photopoulos get dressed up in a firefighter uniform! Read the Story >>


Personal Versus Private Information
In our digital world today, children have a plethora of resources at their fingertips that connect them to streams of endless information and people from around the world. This past month, 4th and 5th grade students have been taught to think critically about what types of information is safe to share online. Read more >>


Friends of Morse School Key Dates
All Morse families are part of the Friends of Morse. Many hands make the work easier, so please join in if you can at any Meeting, Movie Night, or Event!

Friends of Morse Events
International Festival & Potluck Dinner | October 17 
Winter Clothing Exchange | October 20 – 31
Silent Auction | March 22
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon | TBA
Incoming JK/K Welcome Event: Pizza in the Park  | May - TBA
Garden Party | June 10

FMS Meetings
  Movie Nights
Mondays | 6:30 - 8PM
Morse School Library
All members of the Morse community are welcome, and childcare is provided.

Meeting Schedule:
November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8
Doors open at 6PM for pizza and snack sales; movie begins at 6:30PM.

November 14 – Frozen, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6

Movies to be determined.
Book to Share

Did you know that next to the B-Wing doors (door #9) on Granite Street you can find the Morse School Community Bookshelf? You can bring any of these books home with you to read outside of school. We are also seeking book donations to keep shelves full of books. If you have books at home you are finished with, please add them to the shelves for other families to enjoy. Take a book, give a book, share a book, and READ a book!

A request from Mrs. O’Connor, Physical Education Teacher
We are looking for gently worn sneakers in all sizes.  Smaller ones with Velcro are also needed. Please drop off your donation in the gym, if Mrs. O’Connor is not available, simply leave near her office door.  Thank you in advance for helping us have a back up supply of sneakers.

Help Morse

Clipping BoxTops for Education (found on General Mills Products)
and registering for Target RedCards will give back to the Morse School.

Learn more >>

On July 27, 2014, a nine Alarm fire broke out on Allston Street displacing a Morse Family. Learn how you can help >>

Cambridge in Motion presents the healthy snack suggestion of the week:  Fig Bars (Fig Newtons) and Raw Vegetables. Learn more >>


No School: Veteran's Day
November 11

Parent Conferences & Report Card Pickup
November 13 | 6PM

Friends for Morse
Movie Night

November 14 | 6PM

Honors Assembly
November 17 | 9:15AM

Superintendent Visit
November 18 | 9AM

Parent Workshop
November 19 | 8:30AM

Early Release Day
November 26

No School: Thanksgiving
November 27 - 28

Basic Rights in Special Education
November 15
10AM - 12Noon | FMA

This workshop helps families learn to partner effectively with schools to decide their children’s eligibility for special education; and to plan, make decisions, and monitor their children’s progress at school.

Learn more >>

School Committee Hearing on the
2015-16 Budget

November 18 | 6PM
Learn more >>



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