Morse Thursday Take Home: February 8, 2022
Published on Feb 8, 2022 11:30

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February 8, 2022

Message from Family Liaison

Hello Morse Community, Happy New Month! This is a very special month, its Black History month. This month, we get to celebrate black heros who have touched the lives of many and have reached milestones and ultimately made history in America.

Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005)Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005)
Congress is more diverse now than it's ever been. However, when Chisholm was attempting to shatter the glass ceiling, the same couldn't be said. During the racially contentious period in the late '60s, she became the first Black woman elected to Congress. She represented New York's 12th District from 1969 to 1983, and in 1972, she became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Her campaign slogan: "Unbought and Unbossed" rings even louder today. Senator Kamala Harris recently paid tribute to Chisholm in her presidential campaign announcement by using a similar logo to Chisholm's.

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Black History Month - Online Talk

February 17th | 8-9PM
In honor of Black History Month the Morse School parent group is excited to facilitate an online talk by Kathleen (Kit) Rawlins of the Cambridge Historic Commission. The discussion will be focused around local leaders and events in Black History. Bishop McGuire of St. Augustine’s is of particular interest since our school used to be located across Allston street from the Church.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 3577 0587
Passcode: 813378

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Mr. Yeh’s Lunar New Year Read Aloud

Watch Mr. Yeh’s Lunar New Year Read Aloud! Watch video >>

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Morse Working Group on Race & Equity

The Morse School Working Group on Race & Equity will re-launch this February with the important task of conducting an equity self-assessment for our school. We are looking for parents who are interested in making an important contribution to our school by volunteering to meet twice per month (virtually) with me, Dr. Leith, Ms. Headley, other parents, caregivers, and staff members, and district partners from the CPS Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. It is very important that we have many different perspectives in this process. If you are interested in joining or learning more, please see this flyer.

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Free COVID19 Home Kits & Masks to Cambridge Residents and Workers

The City of Cambridge purchased iHealth COVID-19 rapid at-home test kits and KF94 masks to provide to people in need who live or work in Cambridge and may have difficulty accessing these supplies. Those in need of tests and/or high-quality masks can pick them up at the following locations during the dates and times listed below while supplies last:

Saturday, February 5

  • 9AM-5PM | Main Library, 449 Broadway

Monday, February 7 – Friday, February 11

  • 8:30AM-5PM | City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave.
  • 7AM-7PM | Lafayette Square Firehouse, 378 Massachusetts Ave.
  • 7AM-7PM | East Cambridge Firehouse, 175 Cambridge St.
  • 7AM-7PM | Taylor Square Firehouse, 113 Garden St.

Monday, February 7 – Friday, February 11

  • 7AM-7PM | Porter Square Firehouse, 2029 Massachusetts Ave.
  • 7AM-7PM | Inman Square Firehouse, 1384 Cambridge St.
  • Please note: Pickup may be unavailable in both of the above locations for short periods of time if crews are out on a call.

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Upcoming Events

February Break
February 21-25

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Healthy Snack of the Week

Nutty Yogurt Dippers: Greek yogurt with nut butter drizzled on top, served with apple or pear slices to dip and scoop!
Nutty Yogurt Dippers. Greek yogurt with nut butter drizzled on top, served with apple or pear slices to dip and scoop!

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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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