Morse Messenger: June 2019
Published on Jun 17, 2019 13:11

June 2019
Art Show
Morse School Art Show
By: Aimee Kerr, Morse Art Teacher

The 11th annual Morse School Art Show was another success!Art Show Gallery 263, our neighborhood non-profit gallery, hosted our show for a week. The show featured drawings, paintings, collages, and more. The students' artwork was inspired by Kehinde Wiley, Dale Chihuly, Bren Bataclan, Andy Warhol, ancient China, Mali, Mayan Mexico, and more! Students in grades 2, 3, and 4 took field trips to visit the show throughout the week. At our opening reception on Tuesday, 75 students and their families came to visit!

Thank you to Friends of Morse for sponsoring the show, and to all the teachers and parents who volunteered their time to help with the show!

Morse Singers
Morse Morning Singers
By: Kelly Graeber, Morse School Music Teacher

Morse Morning Singers sang their hearts out at the First Annual CPS Elementary Choral Festival on Wednesday, May 29th at the Fitzgerald Theater at CRLS. Under the direction of Mrs. Kelly Graeber, they performed two canons and then joined their peers from Amigos, Fletcher-Maynard Academy, Haggerty, Peabody and Tobin Montessori in a huge combined choir. A special thank you to the Friends of the Morse for sponsoring our t-shirts for this great event!

In case you missed it, the concert will be broadcast at a later date on Cambridge Educational Access TV. Please check their website for a schedule: CEATV.

Grade 2
Second Grade End of Year Wrap Up
snake2nd grade went to the Maynard Ecology Center and the Harvard Museum of Natural History in connection to their science unit around Plant & Animal Survival. They also had visitors from Animal Adventures bring live animals to the school!

And of course, Charlotte's Web was another huge success!

Bubble Man
The Bubble Man Visits JK/K
“Mike the Bubble Man” brought magic and science to the Morse JK/K classes with his interactive show about BUBBLES! Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles—in all different shapes and sizes—came alive, sparked imagination and wonder.

Our JK/K students explored science through bubbles in an entertaining learning environment that introduced shapes, color, and chemistry. A love for bubbles is never outgrown!

Feel free to ask them what they need to make a bubble, how many colors can you find in it, why they are always “round”... they will surprise you!

Thanks to the Friends of Morse for helping to sponsor this school event.

Morse Marker Recycling
As of Wednesday, June 12th the Morse broke the 1,000 marker recycled mark. This number is bound to grow by the last day of school. Families keep collecting over the summer!

CitySprouts News
By:Andrea Locke, CitySprouts Community Relations Manager

April showers have been lingering into May, but it looks like the weather will soon break and we'll have warmer days ahead. Our cool weather plants are enjoying the rain and soon it will be time for classes to plant warmer weather crops, adding more flowers, tomatoes, etc. to the garden! Students have been busy with activities in the garden, such as signs of spring and five senses scavenger hunts, using the garden beds to learn about perimeter, area, etc., learning about pollinators, and so much more!

Garden Volunteers Needed! Adopt the garden this summer and keep it thriving during the hot months. Visit the garden to water, weed, and harvest some of the veggies. We will show you and your family what to do, take over if you go on vacation, and support you for the summer. If interested please email [email protected].

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, & to the staff going in a new directions 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.

A Message from Susan Aries, RN,
School Nurse
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Fun Ways to Keep Your Student’s Mind Active Through the Summer

Book Bike Program Mission
Let's Move, Let's Eat, Let's Read!

Our Vision:
All children in Cambridge will have access to quality literature to build home libraries for enjoyment and learning outside of the academic year.

Our Mission:

  • The Book Bike supports healthy bodies and healthy minds by visiting many of the Cambridge parks that participate in the Summer Food Program.

  • Meeting families in the park for stories and activities, the Book Bike models that reading is fun!

  • The program empowers children of all ages to choose their own free book, selected by literacy professionals to encourage reading in summer months. Books include a wide variety of titles, topics and languages.

  • The Book Bike connects families to other programs that support summer reading in Cambridge including the local public library. Learn More >>

Fun Free Fridays
Our Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. We reach out to schools, veterans groups, libraries, seniors centers, and many other community organizations to ensure that everyone knows that they are also welcome.
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New Starting in September - New School Merchandise
In September the Morse School will be offering new school clothing with our new logo (see above). Children to Adult sizes will be offered in short & long sleeved T-Shirts, Sport-Tek shirts, Hoodies, Full Zip Fleece and Full Zip Vests & Raglan Shirts (Baseball).

In Our Community and District

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

Last Day of School
Early Release Day
June 18

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