Morse Weekly Family Newsletter: March 1, 2019
Published on Mar 1, 2019 08:11

March 1, 2019

Message from Principal Chad Leith
Dear Morse School Families,

Yesterday, we marked the end of Black History Month with a wonderful student assembly in the Morse School auditorium. It was a powerful way to come together as a community to honor and celebrate the contributions of African, African-American, and Afro-Caribbean artists, writers, inventors, scientists, athletes, performers, and leaders. Every child from Kindergarten through Grade 5 contributed something to the ceremony, which included singing performances, readings of letters and poems, multimedia presentations and whole-school renditions of One Heart, One Hand (our school song) and Lift Every Voice and Sing. I wish to offer my sincerest appreciation to the amazing Morse School staff for engaging our students in meaningful learning experiences related to Black History Month and for giving our children the opportunity to share with one another during yesterday’s ceremony!

Looking ahead, March will be another busy month at the Morse School! We kick things off tonight with our monthly Morse Family Movie Night. This evening’s feature is Ralph Breaks the Internet (pizza and snacks at 5:45PM, followed by movie at 6:15PM - All children must be accompanied by an adult through the entire showing of the movie). Other upcoming community events include our very popular Math & Literacy Carnival on March 14th and our Student Variety Show on March 29th. Ms. Sullivan will be sending home a March calendar with these and other important dates in your child’s backpack. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other staff member if you have a question, concern or suggestion.

Thank you and my very best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

Chad Leith

Camp Night at CRLS
Next Wednesday night (March 6th) at 6:30PM, Summer Programs from the city will come together for Camp Night at CRLS - an event that has traditionally been more for K-5 childcare programs and camps, but now has a robust number of middle school providers there for families to meet and ask questions. They also give out brand new copies of the 2019 Summer Resource Guide to every family of a middle-schooler who attends, and can help problem solve with families looking for something specific or worried about cost, timelines, etc. This is the best one-stop-shop to meet providers for youth centers, internships, and all kinds of not-just-for-little-kid summer camps. Read more in the flyer

Fuel Assistance Program
We may be a month away from spring but don’t expect to be done with heating your homes just yet! The weather is still cold and if you are a resident of Cambridge or Somerville, you could still apply to receive assistance with your primary heating costs. The Fuel Assistance Program is run by the City of Cambridge’s Department of Human Service Programs and is accepting applications until April 30th, 2019. Apply at the 51 Inman Street basement office or call 617.349.6252 for questions. View Flyer >>

Citywide Free Markets
View Flyer Here >>

In Our District & Community

MIT Winter Family Day
March 2 | 11AM - 3PM
Bundle up and enjoy outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family! Make art and build creatively, check out music and dance performances, and warm up inside with food, games, books, and more. Free and open to the public; all children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Event Details >>

Title I Books for Bingo
March 13 | 6 - 7:30PM
King Open Cafeteria
Learn more >>

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market

Saturdays through April 6 | 10AM-2PM
Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street
Learn more >>
See flyer >>

Mind Matters: Families Make a Difference 
Do you have a child ages 4-8? Sign up now for a fun, friendly class! Learn more >>

Upcoming School Committee Meeting
All meetings are open to the public. Public comment welcome.
Public Hearing on the Proposed 2019-20 CPS Budget 
Tuesday, March 19 | 6PM | School Committee Meeting Room at CRLS
The purpose of a Public Hearing is inviting input from the public regarding the budget.

Cambridge Affordable Housing Information Sessions
Learn about the eligibility requirements and application process for the following programs Cambridge Rental and Homeownership Programs: Inclusionary Housing Rental Program for studios, 1BR, 2BR, & 3BR units
throughout Cambridge, Homeowner Resale Pool, First-Time Homebuyer Workshop, Downpayment Assistance, and HomeBridge. Open to all. No RSVP Necessary. Learn more >>

Immigration Legal Screening Clinics
3rd Wednesday each month, 5:15-7:15PM
Free consultations with an immigration attorney for Massachusetts immigrants and their families
Community Legal Services & Counseling Center (CLSACC)
90 Third St., Cambridge
617.349.4396; [email protected]  


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Friends of Morse Movie Night
March 1 | 6 - 8PM

5th Grade Ballroom Performance
March 11 | 8PM
CRLS War Memorial Building

Friends of Morse Meeting
March 11 | 6:30 - 8PM

Early Release Day
March 12

Morse Calendar >>
District Calendar >>

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butternut squash crisps.


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