Morse Thursday Take Home: May 5, 2022
Published on May 5, 2022 13:20

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May 5, 2022

Message from Family Liaison

Dear Morse Community,

This Month, we celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Haitian Heritage Month and Jewish-American Heritage Month.

Haitian Heritage Month: Haitian Heritage Month is a nationally recognized month and an opportunity for individuals including Haitians and lovers of the Haitian culture to celebrate the rich culture, distinctive art, delicious food and learn the traditions of Haiti and its people. The celebration is an expansion of the Haitian Flag Day on May 18th, a major patriotic day celebration in Haiti and the Diaspora created to encourage patriotism.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Jewish-American Heritage Month: Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is an annual recognition and celebration of American Jews' achievements and contributions to the United States of America during the month of May.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

This week (5/3-5/6) is Teacher Appreciation Week and The Friends of Morse welcome all in our community to join and say an official THANK YOU to our superstar teachers and staff who guide our scholars daily!

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May 11th will be an early release day.

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Morse School Variety Show

Friday, May 13 | 6:30-8PM
Please join us for our Morse “talent” show. Students will be performing a variety of performances on May 13th. If your child is performing in the show, parents are asked to make sure students are here by 6PM and picked up by 8PM. Students are not allowed to walk home after the night show. Please prepare adequately and arrange for transportation.

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Haitian Flag Day Celebration

Saturday, May 14 | 1:30-3:30PM | Cambridge Public Library Main Branch
Join us for a celebration of Haitian Flag Day with presentations by Dr. Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul, and former Cambridge Poet Populist Jean Dany Joachim. This event is cosponsored by the Cambridge Public Schools District, the Mayor’s Office, and the City Manager’s Office.

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Cambridge Trails To Rails Bike Tour

Saturday, May 21 | 9AM-1PM | Cambridge Public Library Main Branch
Enjoy a free (no registration required) relaxed pace 14-mile bike ride exploring the history of multi-use trails and trains in Cambridge!
Contact Cara Seiderman (617-349-4629) for more details.

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Please return your overdue library books. We currently have 873 books checked out and 449 are overdue. Today Ms. Pennell will be distributing overdue library book notices to children in grades 1-5. Please take a look around your homes for these materials. If you believe a book has already been returned, email Ms. Pennell to let her know. All questions can be sent to Ms. Pennell.

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Math Circle

The Cambridge Math Circle was established in 2018 by math and physics PhDs with a combined 40 years of teaching experience at K-12, undergraduate and graduate levels, to give elementary and middle school students in Cambridge and surrounding towns a chance to experience deep, fascinating math and meet others who like solving puzzles and stretching their minds. If you’re interested in having your child join, please reach out to me. This is a great FREE math program.

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Bren Bataclan will be joining us in just 11 days to paint the Mural!

Morse School Mural with Bren Bataclan

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May Calendar

The Morse May Calendar is now available for viewing. 

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Occupational Therapy's Role in the School System

Interested in reading about occupational t
herapy's role in the school system? Please read the following document for more information. 

Read document >>

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Healthy Snack of the Week

Hard boiled egg slices on whole wheat toast! Tip: Sprinkle paprika or slices green onions on top for a pop of color and flavor!Hard boiled egg slices on whole wheat toast! Tip: Sprinkle paprika or slices green onions on top for a pop of color and flavor!

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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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