Morse Messenger: March 2015
Published on Mar 25, 2015 14:04

March 2015

Power Bands Rock!
For more than 60 years, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has put children first, engaging kids in the U.S. to help kids around the world by Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. Built for a new generation of global citizens, Kid Power uses the world’s first WEARABLE-FOR-GOOD to get kids moving by tapping into their inherent desire to help peers. By joining Kid Power, kids get more active so that children everywhere can grow up healthy. Read more >>

Pi Day

National Pi Day
People were just waiting to get free pie on national Pi Day, March 14 (3/14/15). Well, in room E5 at the Morse School, kids made Pikus and Pi shirts. Pikus are haiku poems about Pi! A haiku has three lines, the first line has five syllables, and the second seven and the last line has five. One kid in E5, Deven says, “It’s awesome we get to make Pi shirts, and it’s lots of fun!” You can tell the excitement is going around in the E5 classroom. Read more >>

Garden Shed

CitySprouts Announces New Morse Garden Coordinator

It is time to Think Spring! Garden Educator Shaylla Chess is an experienced youth leader with previous experience teaching at Metropolitan Family Services, Sun Program after school program and Seneca Center school for students who need support in social/emotional behavior skills development and academic support. Read more >>

Digitial Learning Day

Digital Learning Day at Morse
Miss Marissa’s class put on their computer programming hats on and programmed KIBO the robot. To program KIBO, students had to choose and arrange different action blocks such as move forward, shake, or beep. When they had their instructions (algorithm) complete they scanned the blocks and watched KIBO follow their directions. Read more >>


Grade 5 Ballroom Dance Showcase
On Tuesday, March 10th, the fifth grade had a ballroom dancing performance, held at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School. There were five different elementary schools there to perform the Meringue, Tango, Swing, Waltz, and Salsa. The first dance was the Meringue; to my surprise everyone did wonderful and barely made any mistakes. We put our heart in every move we did, as did all of the students from other schools. Read Student Reflections >>

Dance in Schools
This month some our classrooms are working with Dance in the Schools Program. This program integrates movement and dance with the academic curriculum. Dance in the Schools develops children’s ability to focus in school, think creatively and cooperatively, innovate and problem-solve, while being physically active. Classroom participation have been learning about characters, plot, and emotions by moving and dancing.


Second Quarter Awards Go To...
Find out who received the second quarter awards.


Friends of Morse Annual Silent Auction & Raffle Quickly Approaches
Do you have a professional service, talent, goods or a personal service to donate?
We are reaching out to our talented Morse families for donations to support the upcoming Friends of the Morse School Silent Auction & Raffle, which will be held on Sunday, April 12 from 4 - 6.30PM at Flat Top Johnny’s in Kendall Square. Learn more >>

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

Meeting Schedule:
April 13, May 11, June 8
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 >>

Summer Camp offered at Morse: Camp Big Adventure - A Licensed Summer Program
For Children Entering Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6
(A seven-week
summer camp)
July 6 – August 21, 2015
More Information >>

For information on Summer Camps not located throughout the City of Cambridge please, click here.

If your child will be absent, please call 617.349.6575 and either leave a message on the answering machine (before school hours) or speak with the school secretary. All absent calls need to be made by 9:15AM. Learn more >>

Cambridge Moves suggestion for this week's healthy snack of the week is sandwich with peanut or soy butter and banana slices on whole wheat bread cut into triangles.
Learn more >>


Class Picture Day
April 1

No School: Good Friday

April 3

End of 3rd Quarter
April 7

Principal's Coffee
April 8 | 7:15 - 8AM

Honors Assembly
April 8 | 12:15 - 12:45PM

Morse School Silent Auction & Raffle
April 12 | 4 - 6:30PM

Friends of Morse Meeting
April 13 | 5:30 - 7PM

Parent Conferences
April 14 | 5 - 7PM



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