Morse Street School
Dates to Remember
PTC Meeting April 11 - 9am
Professional Compensation Day - No School April 18
Spring Vacation - No School April 21- April 25
A NOTE FROM MR. AMBROSE
I love the arts. Studying music for my undergraduate degree taught me the value of discipline, patience and hard work. I have never experienced a more rewarding endeavor than learning to play an instrument. When I was a child, my music teacher inspired me to grow and evolve. It was a life changing experience and I want to thank our wonderful Fine Arts Team for instilling the same feeling in our children at such a young age! There is no feeling like seeing the wonderful artwork of our students displayed throughout the school. The photographs of physical education show us what they can achieve when they have support and high expectations combined with fun and engaging activities. The concert last night was fantastic! The children sang in multiple languages, danced, and played instruments. I could not be more proud of the staff at MSS for all they do. They work so hard to help the students be successful.
Our next coffee with the principal and guidance counselor will be after April Break. I will schedule it soon and I hope you can join us!
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
RSU5 Dine and Discuss
Please join the Board of Directors for a hot meal and conversation about the State of the Schools report and the 2014-2015 proposed budget.
Conversations will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the following dates:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Pownal Elementary School
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Durham Community School
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - Freeport High School
We would like to hear your thoughts on these important topics.
information for gaTES
Dear RSU5 Parents,
Spring is coming! (I promise).....With the warmer weather comes the time for Gifted and Talented identiﬁcation. RSU5 screens students for Gifted and Talented Identiﬁcation at the end of grades 2, 5 and 8.
If you have a child in one of these grades who you would like to recommend for GaTES screening please ﬁll out a Parent Recommendation Form. You may also ﬁll out an anecdotal form, and/or nominations for specific subjects, though there is some "teacher language" in these forms. Recommended students will be given the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test). The GaTES team believes that the information gathered from this test, along with the NWEA/NECAPs, teacher, parent and peer recommendations will provide a necessary piece of our identiﬁcation puzzle. Recommendations are due NO LATER THAN April 17, 2014.
Please see the attached forms or visit our website for PDF versions of each recommendation form, and further information on identiﬁcation, services, and information on Gifted and Talented children, and our delivery of services....
Please contact your school's GaTES strategist for any additional questions or concerns.
Mast Landing and Morse Street Schools
Pownal Elementary and Durham Community Schools
Freeport Middle and Freeport High Schools
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Thanks for sending in all your box tops. Attached is a fun Spring collection sheet for April. Keep those box tops coming!
BOB MARLEY SHOW @ FPAC - FUNDRAISER FOR PROJECT GRADUATION
Bob Marley - New England's King of Comedy - Sunday, April 6th @ 7pm at the Freeport Performing Arts
Center. This PG-13 show supports the FHS Class of 2014 Project Graduation. Tickets are only $20.
Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: FMS in Mr. Forster's room; FHS in Kristin Hamilton's
study hall room; The Pet Pantry; Houses & Barns by John Libby and online at www.eventbrite.com by
clicking the link below.
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