Morse Weekly Family Newsletter: October 26, 2021
Published on Oct 26, 2021 11:49

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October 26, 2021

Morse Cookbook

At Morse we usually have an International Night Buffet, which is one of our most fun events of the year. This year we are putting together a cookbook to capture the international flavor of our unique Morse School community. Recipes must be received by November 15 to appear in the cookbook, which will be available before winter break: a free PDF for download and full-color printed copies for purchase. (What a wonderful gift for the holidays for all the avid cooks on your list!) All families are welcome to participate!

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DHSP Preschool Lottery

The City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) will be accepting applications for our 2022-2023 Preschool Lottery in October! They have increased Their scholarship funds and are recruiting families who qualify for financial assistance to better serve Cambridge residents. The lottery is open to all Cambridge children who will be between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 4 years 5 months as of September 1, 2022.

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Morse Marathon POSTPONED to 11/9

Due to the heavy rain and wind this week, the Morse Marathon has been postponed to November 9, 2021. ALL students are welcome to participate.

This year’s Morse Marathon will take place at Magazine Beach Park (located on the other side of the Memorial Drive footbridge). The Morse Marathon is not only an event to promote fitness and community, it is also a fundraising event for our school. Money raised through events like this one directly benefits your children, by helping to pay for field trips, learning materials, and enrichment activities. You can donate by completing the pledge sheet that went home in your student runner’s backpack, or by making an online contribution through the Friends of Morse website. If you are interested in attending or volunteering at this year's marathon, please contact Elaine Delaney.

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4th Grade Swim

To the families/caregivers of 4th grade students:

We hope this message finds you all doing well and staying safe! We are excited to begin our Elementary Swim Program - Session #2 Swim Unit on 11/19/21 at the War Memorial Pool.

To prepare for your child’s swim experience, please review the Morse Copy of the Elementary Swim Program Presentation. Also, we would appreciate your completion of this Google Form (on slide 3) to input important information and any questions/concerns you may have.

We look forward to seeing the students of the Morse School community at the pool very soon!

Please contact Sara with any questions you might have regarding 4th grade swim.

Thank you for your participation!

Contact Person
Sara Varella
CPS JK-12 Lead Teacher of Aquatics

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Student COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

By November 29th, 2021,
Age-eligible students (currently ages 12+) must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in CPS after school extracurricular activities, including athletics, club and intramural sports, student government, after school visual and performing arts, all school clubs that meet out of the school day, and school sponsored social events. Given vaccination dosage requirements, meeting the November 29 deadline, means students must receive their first dose no later than October 25 and their second dose no later than November 15. We strongly encourage you to make plans for your child to receive their vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Clermont or Ms. Elaine

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Building Community with CPS Spanish-Speaking Families

October 27 | 4:30–6PM, Donnelly Field, East Cambridge

We invite CPS Spanish speaking parents and caregivers along with their children to join us for an afternoon of community building.
Register now >>
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Free COVID Testing in Cambridge

Drive-Through Testing
Mondays | 4-8PM & Thursdays | 11AM-3PM
CambridgeSide Mall in East Cambridge.
No appointments are needed at this site or any of the other City of Cambridge COVID-19 testing sites.

The drive-through testing at CambridgeSide will be located in the upper parking garage on First Street. The upper parking garage will be used for COVID-19 testing only. This is a drive-through only site and there is no access to the testing site from inside CambridgeSide or from the lower parking garage. Vehicles should enter the garage through the entrance on First St.

At all City of Cambridge sites, testing is available to children and adults of all ages.

More details >>

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After School Guides

Looking for after school options for your child?

Pre-K-5th Graders: ESON After School Guide >>
6th-8th Graders: MSN After School Guide >>

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Nutty Baked PearsHealthy Snack of the Week

Nutty Baked Pears! Pear halves (seeds removed) filled with 2 TBSP honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon (bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, let cool and enjoy).

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In Our District & Community

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Visit Find It Cambridge for lots of other great resources!

You can also call/text 617.686.2998 or email Andrew for help.

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