Morse Weekly Family Newsletter: April 5, 2019
Published on Apr 5, 2019 10:17

April 5, 2019

Message from Principal Chad Leith

Dear Members of the Morse School Community,

As the weather has gotten warmer, we have enjoyed seeing the members of our community take advantage of our new outdoor play spaces. However, we have recently noticed our outer doors are often being propped open. Propping open doors at any time during school hours or after school poses a security risk to our children. Morse School staff have key cards that allow them to access the building from multiple entry points. We ask that all members of our community allow our doors to properly close once you have exited the school. Thank you!

Farewell Ms. Caputo, Welcome Back Ms. Kerr!
On Monday, our art teacher Amiee Kerr will return from her maternity leave. We look forward to having her back! Ms. Kerr’s return means that today will be our last day with Lindsay Caputo, who has done a wonderful job as our long-term substitute art teacher. Please join me in thanking Ms. Caputo for her service to our children and wishing her well in her future endeavors!

Good Luck Ms. Sullivan!
Today will also be our family liaison Denise Sullivan’s last day before heading out on a leave. As she has mentioned to many members of the community, Ms. Sullivan will be undergoing hip replacement surgery. We wish her a successful procedure and a speedy recovery, and look forward to welcoming Ms. Sullivan back when we return to school in September. In the meantime, she can still be reached through her regular e-mail address: [email protected]

First Annual Morse Marathon - May 3rd
On behalf of the Friends of Morse, I am very excited to announce the first annual Morse Marathon, a school-wide fun run/walk (a 1.5 km loop from the school to Magazine Beach) on May 3rd from 9:00-10:30am. This event is aimed at promoting fitness and community. It will also raise funds to replace damaged P.E. equipment and support enriching learning experiences for our students. Please consider sponsoring your Morse student runner! More information will be sent home in your child’s backpack. You can also visit the Friends of Morse website

New Date for Digital Literacy Workshop - May 1st
The Digital Literacy Workshop originally planned for next Wednesday, April 10th, has been rescheduled to Wednesday May 1st, due to a conflict with a Morse Community School event. As mentioned in previous messages, the workshop is aimed at providing Morse School parents and caregivers with tips, tricks, and resources for troubleshooting some common questions and concerns about our children and their use of social media, cell phones, and other digital tools such as TV, internet, and video games. Pizza and childcare will be provided. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP by following this link or by reaching out to the Morse School Tech Specialist Jen Lavalle ([email protected]).
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Finally, to our many Morse School Cambridge Youth Soccer players, my very best wishes for a great first game of the season!


Chad Leith

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In Our Community and District

Free Markets
Check out any one of these FREE Markets that are held throughout the City of Cambridge. All you need is a grocery bag! View the flyer >>

Welcome to CPS! Resource Fair 
Saturday, April 6 | 10AM-12Noon
CRLS, cafeteria 
We hope to see incoming JK/K students and those who are new to the district! 
Learn more >> 

Book Talk: Cuz & Everything Here is Beautiful
April 30 | 6 - 7:30PM | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School
102 Putnam Ave | Cambridge
View the flyer >>

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

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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FoM Movie Night
April 5 | 6PM

FoM Meeting
April 8 | 6:30PM

Morse Working Group on Race & Equity
April 9 | 4:30PM
May 8 | 4:30PM

No School:
Spring Vacation

April 15-19

Parent Workshop: Helping Kids Navigate Digital Tools
May 1 | 6PM
(New date!)

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mini baked potato with Greek yogurt and chives


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