Morse Messenger: June 2018
Published on Jun 22, 2018 11:16

June 2018
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Some Thoughts as Miss Pat Retires
We join together to give Miss Pat thanks and wish her the best of luck after the years of dedication, nurturing, and love she's given us! Hear more >>

Good Bye Teachers
Written by homeroom E7

Goodbye to ALL our teachers, now we must bid adieu, to all our lovely teachers this is our thanks to you

Pajama Day with Mr. K was a very special day

The stylish jewelry station made Mrs. Connelly’s room shimmer & shine.

Reading with buddies has never been more fun, but most of all with Ms. Allison

Ms. Bellino is sweet like her honeybees

Eating dirt was a favorite dessert in Mrs. Grunes’s room

Ms. Emily taught us about the Greek Gods, yet the best one was standing in front of us.

So many plays and gardening too, Mr. Rick’s room is the place for you

DeWitte dollars can’t buy the knowledge she gave us

Ms. Gallant’s seltzer craze will never fade as her voice booms through the Morse all day

Queen Elsa has a kingdom of math while Mr. Macomber’s minerals shine

Movies and Popcorn make Ms. Bishop’s room lit

Pass the Beat to a Sparkling new world in Ms. Jeram’s room

When it is sad outside, Ms. Leonard’s room is a cozy hideout.

Ms. Kerr is always so “Smiley”

Ms. Graeber & Mr. Piper are on point with all of their “Do, Re, Mi “

When we play, Ms. O’C will show us the right way

Ms. Lavalle’s coding day will surely blow you away

When you open a book, Ms. Pennell is there, true and good and loving and fair.

Ms. Headley told us the games to play, in her orderly and organized way

SHE wears wonderful hats, SHE’S the leader of our school, SHE’S our beloved MS. PAT

We love our teachers one and all, SORRY we couldn’t name you all

Enough of the jokes, we just came to say, goodbye and thank you for leading the way and making our brains explode every day – BOOM!

One Final Goodbye
To the 5th graders and their families, to staff not returning, to the families that will move and/or relocate this summer, the Morse School will always be a part of you. We hope that your time here has given you fond memories. We wish you well.

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It's Time for SUMMER LEARNING!!!

Summer vacation has arrived! Our students have made great progress and engaged in so much learning this school year. Over break, we want them to continue this excellent growth and avoid the “summer slide.” To support student success, the Morse School’s Literacy and Math Leadership Teams have organized some fun, easy ways to encourage continued learning over vacation. This year, the Morse School has adopted the theme “Stories Rock! Tell Us Yours!” based on the statewide 2018 summer reading theme, “Libraries Rock!” Students will participate in a Summer Learning Kick-Off the last week of school that will encourage them to continue their learning and make their story ROCK this summer!

Over summer break, students are being asked to engage in at least 20 minutes of reading/writing and 20 minutes of math every day. We’re encouraging students to find fun and unique ways to engage in learning so they can really make their story rock this summer! Maybe they’ll practice their math facts in a tent, write a creative story with a friend, or measure out the ingredients for a delicious summer meal. The possibilities are endless, and they all lead to summer stories that ROCK!

To help with their summer learning efforts, students currently in grades K-4 will receive:
–a Math Log (to track math learning minutes)
–a Literacy Log (to tracking reading and writing minutes)
–a Morse BINGO Card (because who doesn’t love BINGO?)
–access to our “Stories Rock!” Google Classroom (for current 2nd, 3rd, & 4th graders - fun new learning websites will be posted -

There are a number of ways to promote summer learning at home over the break: Encourage your children to find creative ways engage in summer learning that will make their summer story rock! Remind them fill out their BINGO card and record their learning minutes on their logs. Encourage your children to visit our “Stories Rock!” Google Classroom and spend some time on the suggested educational websites. Anything you do to help keep your child learning over break will make their story ROCK this summer!

CitySprouts Garden News
The summer is hot, the garden needs your help! Would you like to visit the garden every week to water and weed? No experience needed, as we will show you how to do everything so that it can be a fun, family-friendly experience. If you are interested or if you have any questions, please contact Andrea Locke at [email protected]. More information can be found at

¡El verano es caluroso, el jardín necesita tu ayuda! ¿Le gustaría visitar el jardín cada semana para regar y escardar? No necesita experiencia, le mostraremos cómo hacer todo para que pueda ser una experiencia divertida y favorable a la familia. Si está interesado o tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con Andrea Locke, [email protected]. Puede encontrar más información en

The Morse School staff & families recycled 1,500 markers this school year! Way to go! Remember to keep saving all your no longer working markers, as we will continue recycling them next school year.

Website User Survey

CPS Website User Family Survey
CPS is starting a rebranding project this summer and needs your help! The CPS district and school websites will be redesigned and we need your feedback. 

We want to make sure the websites meet your expectations and more. By filling out the following short survey, we will be able to understand the experience families have when visiting CPS websites and how it can be improved. We also will examine communication efforts collectively at CPS. Thank you in advance for your participation. Take the Survey >>

In Our Community
There's so much going on across Cambridge this summer!
See summer programs and events in our community >>


Last Day of School
June 22
Early release day

Morse Calendar >>
District Calendar >>

June 22st is the last day of school. Please plan on picking up your child’s medication by then at the school health office between the hours of 7:30AM and 3:20PM. For safety reasons, you or a designated adult must come to pick up your child’s medicine. Inhalers are the only medication that may be sent home in your child’s back pack. Note: all unclaimed medication will need to be disposed on the last day of school. No medications can be left in the health office over the summer.

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