Morse Weekly Family Newsletter: May 31, 2022
Published on May 31, 2022 18:50

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May 31, 2022

Dear Morse School Parents & Caregivers,

I hope that you and your children enjoyed the Memorial Day holiday and that your week is off to a good start. It is with great pride and gratitude that I begin this week's newsletter with a reminder about the Morse School Art Show, which kicks off today at Gallery 263 on Pearl Street. The exhibit, which includes 300 works of art created by Morse School students, will be on display from today until this Saturday June 4th. A special opening reception will take place at the gallery this afternoon from 5-7PM to honor the artists. Please join us! For more information, please see this flyer. Many thanks to our phenomenal Art Teacher Aimee Kerr - and our young Morse School artists for - sharing this exhibit with our community.

Farewell & Thank You, Ms. Sullivan
As many of you are already aware, our long-time Family Liaison Denise Sullivan has decided to retire. Ms. Sullivan, who has been out on leave this year to care for her elderly parents, is a Morse School institution. As she has fondly shared with many, she attended the Morse School herself before returning to serve for nearly 30 years as our school's Family Liaison. Her efforts have helped ensure that generations of Morse School parents and caregivers have had access to the information and services they've needed to support their children's health, well being, and success in school. Ms. Sullivan's departure will be a loss for our school community, and I hope that you will join me in thanking her for the many, many contributions she has made to our families and children and wishing her all the best for a well-deserved retirement.

Preparing our 2022-2023 Class Lists
Over the next two weeks, our teachers and teams will be working together to develop class lists for the coming school year. The first step in our placement process is "teacher blind," and focused on creating balanced and supportive homeroom cohorts. This is due to our belief that a child’s social and academic development can be shaped not only by the types of classroom routines and structures that he or she may encounter in a particular teacher's classroom, but also by peer dynamics. Our placement decisions will be informed by the individual strengths and needs of each child, as well as our observations of the classroom dynamics that permit each child to do her or his best learning. If there is compelling information that you believe should be considered along with other placement factors, please send me an email by next Monday June 6th. Otherwise, please know that we will approach this process with a great deal of care and will make decisions with each child’s best interest in mind. As a reminder, if you are not planning to return to the Morse School next year, please let our Clerk Elaine Delaney know by this Friday, June 3rd.

I look forward to sharing more news about the busy month ahead in my next newsletter. In the meantime, please keep your eyes out for Ms. Clermont's Thursday Take Home, which will include the June Calendar.

Thank you,

Principal Chad Leith

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