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



 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!


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. 


Sarah Templeton 

Mast Landing and Morse Street Schools 

Sarah Duffy 

Pownal Elementary and Durham Community Schools

Jane Ross 

Freeport Middle and Freeport High Schools


Thanks for sending in all your box tops.  Attached is a fun Spring collection sheet for April.  Keep those box tops coming!


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 by

clicking the link below.


Parent Nomination Academic .pdf123 KB
Showers.pdf1.9 MB