Morse Weekly Family Newsletter: June 6, 2019
Published on Jun 6, 2019 09:26

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June 6, 2019
Art Show

Message from Principal Chad Leith
Dear Morse School parents and caregivers,

We are in the home stretch of the school year and continue to engage our kids in field trips, culminating projects, and celebrations. If you have not yet had a chance to do so, I strongly encourage you to stop by Gallery 263 at the corner of Pearl St. and Putnam Ave. to see our children’s beautiful artwork on display! Many thanks to our amazing art teacher, Aimee Kerr, for helping our children express themselves through the visual arts, and congratulations to our students for sharing such wonderful work with the Cambridge community. The Morse Art Show will wrap up on Saturday morning, so please be sure to visit soon! (See attached flyer)

This afternoon, members of the Morse School community and our Cambridgeport neighbors are also invited to stop by our playground for a special ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Morse School playground renovation project. The event will take place from 2:30-3:30PM. Please come by after dismissal to enjoy some refreshments and hear some word from the city leaders who helped make the project possible. (See attached flyer)

Tomorrow morning at 9AM, our 2nd graders will take the stage for this year’s production of Charlotte’s Web. This wonderful Morse School tradition would not be possible without the creativity and patience of our 2nd grade teachers, Mr. Rick, Ms. Rocha and Ms. Smith-MacKenzie, as well as our 2nd grade paraprofessionals Cathy Hemenway and Marco Madera, and our specialist teachers Ms. Kerr and Ms. Graeber.

Of course, the Morse School is a dynamic and welcoming place not only because of our teachers, staff, and students, but also because of you. As Morse School principal, I am grateful to the parents, caregivers, and family members who - through efforts big and small - help to support our vision of a school in which all children have access to the opportunities and the academic, social, and emotional resources they need to attain their full potential. Thank you for choosing the Morse School and for being part of the moments that make our school special.


Chad Leith

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In Our Community and District

2nd Annual Reader Prom
June 15 | 7:30PM | Dilboy VFW, Davis Square
The Porter Square Books Foundation, who brought George O’Connor and Jerry Craft to speak to the students of the Cambridge Schools this year, is hosting their 2nd Annual Reader Prom. All the proceeds will go to the Foundation and will help us bring more events and books to the students of Cambridge. Dress up in your finest prom fashion and bring a copy of your favorite book as your date to donate to a local nonprofit. (It’s the only prom where you’re supposed to dump your date right away!) There will be free snacks and soft drinks, a cash bar, music, dancing, “after-prom” style games and activities, and, of course, “chaperones.” You’ll also be able to get a formal prom picture with your “date” from and a bookish corsage. 
Tickets and more information >>

Hoops 'N' Health
June 15 | 10AM-6PM (Health Fair: 12-4PM)
Hoyt Field (Gilmore & Western)
Free games and activities for the whole family!
See details >>

Beauty and the Beast
Beyond the 4th Wall presents "Beauty and the Beast", fantastically performed by the youth of Cambridge!
At the CRLS Auditorium, June 13-15th at 7PM and June 16th at 3PM.
Tickets: $10 for children, $15 for adults. Purchase online >>

Recycling & Composting
Here are some handy reminders!
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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]


Morse School Playground Celebration
June 6 | 2:30 - 3:30PM
View flyer >>

Charlotte's Web Production
June 7 | 9AM

Friends of Morse Meeting
June 10 | 6:30 - 8PM

School Council Meeting
June 11 | 4:30 - 6:30PM

Early Release Day
June 12

Friends of Morse
Garden Party & Dedication

June 14 | 5 -  7PM

5th Grade Moving On Ceremony
June 17 | 9 - 10AM

Last Day of School
Early Release Day

June 18

Morse Calendar >>
District Calendar >>

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