Morse Street School
Dates to Remember
June 19 Last Day of School - Half Day - dismissal at 12 noon
A NOTE FROM MR. AMBROSE
We have come to the end of another wonderful school year at Morse Street School. I can't believe it is over! It has been such an exciting year. At my house, David, our kindergartner, learned to read and lost two teeth. My older son (thankfully) discovered a love for reading and is enjoying his first season of kid-pitch little league. I personally moved out of my comfort zone snowboarding when I dropped into cliffs on the top of a 9,000 foot high mountain in California. I have never felt so afraid and excited at the same time!
There is a certain quiet, peaceful feeling that I experience when the school year is coming to an end. At this point in the year our fine arts nights are over and the field days are happening. As I reflect on our year, I continue to be impressed by the hard work and dedication of our staff, students and parents. This is the first year we have adopted the Teachers College writing approach. The volume and quality of the writing has been incredible. The best part of this new process is seeing how much the children love to tell a story. They write about bicycles, pets, family trips and a variety of other topics they choose.
We have been having celebrations for earning Moose Tracks, and our incidents of misbehavior have dropped significantly this year as we focus on the positive behavior in the building. Our PTC has been incredibly supportive. We have projectors mounted in classrooms, Apple TVs and speakers as a result of their hard work and efforts. All of the physical additions to our building are wonderful, but the best part of the PTC is the community building. Seeing everyone come together at the dine and dance or the volunteer recognition night was so fun. Children playing while adults socialize and support each other is what makes a community strong.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer! The office will be open most Tuesdays at Morse Street - please call me or email me if you need to talk. I will return messages when I am in. As always, we welcome your thoughts, feedback and perspective. If you have anything to share, please don't hesitate to contact us any time.
A note regarding the placement process:
As you know today is step up day, a very exciting day for our kindergarten and first grade students. At the end of the day you will know who your child has for a teacher (they will be bringing home a letter). During school today, they will spend time in the classroom with their new class and their teacher. It is important for everyone to know the placement process is a comprehensive team effort and many people have input. We work collaboratively with instructional support, the specialists, teachers, literacy staff and others before the class lists and teacher assignments are finalized. Class lists are created to balance social, academic and individual student needs. Our team knows Morse Street students very well and you can be assured the placement process is comprehensive and thorough.
FROM THE NURSE
Please remember to pick up your child's medication from the Nurse's Office by the end of the school day on Wednesday, June 19th. Any medication that remains at the end of the school year will be disposed.
Free Summer Lunch for Kids
Free Summer Lunch for Kids program at Freeport Community Services. Volunteers will serve a nutritious brown-bag lunch for free to every child under 19 from Monday-Friday during summer vacation at the following places.
*Freeport Community Center
*Village View community room
*Mast Landing School
*Wildwood Acres (Elm Street)
There are no questions asked, no residency required and no paperwork to fill out. Each child is asked to sit down to eat so that they can be supervised- lunches may not be taken away.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The last day of school is Thursday, June 19. This is a half day of school and dismissal for those students being picked up will be at 11:55am and dismissal for those students taking the bus will be at 12 noon. Have a great summer!
LOST AND FOUND
There are lots of articles of clothing piling up in the lost and found. Please come take a look and retrieve any of your child's items. Lost and found is located in the hallway right outside the Kindergarten Wing. Anything that is left here at the end of the year will be sent to Community Service Clothes Tree. Thanks!