Monthly Morse Messenger: October 2019
Published on Nov 1, 2019 09:16

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October 2019

Morse School Paint Night

paint nightThe inaugural Paint Night took place October 23rd, with 100 students and parents participating! Held in the cafeteria, families worked together on canvases to create a "Starry Night over Boston", inspired by Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night".  

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Nature at the Morse

citysproutsRoom B6 students investigate nature in our Morse CitySprouts garden! 

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It's That Time of Year for Cider Pressing!

ciderMany of the classes will visit the CitySprouts Garden and make fresh cider. The students are fully involved in the process from cutting and pressing the apples to make fresh, delicious cider.  

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Library News

author visitOn Friday, October 18th Deborah Lee Rose came to talk about her book Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle. Students in grades 3-5 prepared for this visit by reading this book, watching videos about Beauty, as well as learning more about 3D printing. Students were also able to watch our 3D printer print a replica of the beak created to assist Beauty.

Our 1st Morse School Family Book Club
Thursday, November 21 | 6-7PM
Read The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser together with your family and come discuss with other Morse families and staff members.

Storytime for Morsels
Friday mornings with Ms. Pennell from 8-8:20AM
All ages welcome.

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Connecting You to Putnam Ave Upper School (PAUS)

In trying to better connect all families with PAUS and make sure parents are learning accurate information, the liaisons from Kennedy-Longfellow, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Morse will be organizing some events throughout the year. The first event will be for Fourth & Fifth Grade Families. Please save the date (Friday, December 13th) for a parent to parent connecting to PAUS event. More information to follow. Please send Denise Sullivan, Morse Family Liaison, any questions you need answers to about PAUS.

Another way to learn more about PAUS is to read their monthly newsletter each month. You can find it here >> 

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Morse Marathon

marathon graphicFinally, after three cancellations because of weather concerns, the Morse Marathon finally took place on Thursday, October 17th. Students, staff and parent volunteers went over to Magazine Beach and ran or walked from 9:00 to 10:30AM. It was a beautiful but slightly chilly day and of course the rain the evening before made the conditions very muddy. Fun was had by all!

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Mathical Books

book coverBy Liz Vincent

Mathematics is more than just using numbers and equations. It is all around us. It also develops valuable skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and language. A great way to tap into these skills and dive deeper into the world of math is by reading math books. Since 2015, the Mathical Book Prize has been awarded annually to fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children of all ages to see math in the world around them. These stories include picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, and young adult literature. Here are a few of my favorite Mathical Book Award winners to get you started.

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Friends of Morse

Get the scoop on these upcoming Friends of Morse events:
Morse Winter Clothing Exchange, Election Day Bake Sale, and International Festival & Potluck.  

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Morse Events & Announcements

November 7 | 6:30 - 8PM
Friends of Morse Meeting

November 11
No School: Veterans Day

November 14 | 5:30 - 7PM
Morse Race & Equity 
Working Group Meeting

November 15 | 6 - 8PM
International Festival & Potluck Celebration

November 20 
Early Release (JK-8 Only)

November 21 | 6-6:45PM
Morse School Family Book Club

Morse & CPS Calendars
Morse calendar >>
District calendar (pdf) >> 

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Don't Miss Out! Morse Clothing Available for Order Until Nov. 8th

See attached form to order! Please note: long sleeved tees are available from YS to A5XL.

Do You Know About Diwali?
Diwali is a Hindu festival that is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world. Learn more >>

We Want to Know!
Want to help the Morse Community learn more about a special religious or cultural holiday your family celebrates, please email Family Liaison Denise Sullivan at [email protected] so we can include in a future monthly Morse Messenger.

In Our District & Community

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Looking for things to do in Cambridge? See below for a few ideas. For a full list, take a look at Find It Cambridge!  
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Cambridge Flu Clinics 
The Cambridge Public Health Department will be offering free flu vaccine to people who live or work in Cambridge. For more information, call the Cambridge Public Health Department’s recorded flu information line, 617.665.3855, or visit us online.

Immigration Legal Clinics (FREE!)
3rd Wednesday each month
90 Third Street, Cambridge
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Exciting news: The City of Cambridge has launched a new program to help renters save energy - homeowners and landlords can also participate
The City of Cambridge has partnered with All in Energy, a Boston-based nonprofit, to help Cambridge renters, landlords and homeowners living in 1-4 unit buildings save energy and money at home. All In Energy helps residents sign up for no-cost home energy assessments through the Mass Save program, and supports renters and landlord's to work together to get building insulation and other efficiency upgrades. The energy assessment is provided at no cost and insulation is covered 75-100% for landlords and homeowners. Learn more and request your no-cost home energy assessment today >>  

Affordable Housing

Find out about affordable rental and homeownership in Cambridge.
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