Welcome April!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Help us celebrate EARTH DAY!

Morrison Elementary students will be rolling up their sleeves, putting on gloves and carrying bags to pick up trash for Earth Day.  Starting at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 22nd, students and staff will be heading out into the community to do their part.  We are asking for volunteers to help with this venture.  Each class has a designated area to focus on and students are excited to participate!  
We will be meeting back at the school by 3 pm for Earth Day snacks and playtime on the playground.


For more information or to sign up to volunteer, 
please call 295-4321
W.F. Morrison Newsletter
Home of the Mighty Mustangs!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

§  Troy Youth Baseball/Softball forms are due.
§  No School this Friday, April 18 or Monday, April 21.  Enjoy the four day weekend!
§  Bake Sale this Thursday, April 17th during lunch recess.  Let’s help the 8th grade raise money for a trip to Silverwood!
§  Spring Pictures are here! Please return payment envelope or pictures to your child’s teacher by Thursday, April 17th.
§  World’s Finest Chocolate available in the office. The 6th grade is selling chocolates to raise money for their trip to Silverwood. Several varieties to choose from for $6.00 each.
§  SBAC  (Smarter Balance Testing Consortium) Testing for 3rd – 6th grade students starts Wednesday, April 16th and will continue through Wednesday, May 7th.  It is very important for students to be will rested and in attendance during the testing.  A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast will help them concentrate.
§  Kindergarten Registration and Preschool Screening will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 9 – 11 am at the Methodist Church.  Children must turn five on or before September 10, 2014 to be eligible for kindergarten.  Birth certificates and immunization records are needed. Please get the word out to anyone you know who has a child of this age. It will help us greatly with planning so that we can be well prepared for our newest students in the fall. Please call the office at 295-4321 for more information.
§  Playground Renovation and Fundraising Meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd at 5:00 pm at Morrison Elementary. We need your help and support! We are in the beginning stages of renovating W.F. Morrison’s playground. This will be an informational meeting to share the plans that have been drafted and to plan for fundraising. Parents, grandparents, and community members are needed and welcome. Ms. Coy’s class has already raised $500!!
§  Running Club – Morrison Elementary is starting a Spring Running Club.  We would like to invite parents to help with our running club before school and during recess.  If you are available please contact Ms. Higgins at 295-4321 or jhiggins.elem@gmail.com. The students are highly motivated for this and are having a great time.
§  Annual Scholarship Breakfast on Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30 – 8:30am at the Troy Methodist Church. ALL YOU CAN EAT!!! Students $4.00  Adults $6.00
Menu includes breakfast burritos, pancakes, hash browns, milk, juice, and coffee.

§  Earth Day Clean-Up – We will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd (the day after Easter break). Classes will be heading out into the community in the afternoon to pick up trash.  The school will provide a glove and bag for each student.  We are looking for parent/adult volunteers to help. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the office or your child’s teacher.  We hope to have at least 3 parents per class. Everyone will come back to the school for special Earth Day treats on the playground by 3pm.
§  Troy Community Clean-Up Day – On April 24th, the Troy High School student body will be cleaning up the town of Troy. There will be trucks and people available to assist Troy residents, who need help getting rid of old junk on that day. If you would like to sign up to receive some assistance, please call the City of Troy at 295-4151 by April 18th.

§  Next year’s staffing assignments are as follows:
Kindergarten – Ms. Huntsberger
1st Grade – Mrs. Garrett and Mrs. Cummings
2nd Grade – Ms. Coy and Ms. Grose
3rd Grade – Mr. Rogers
4th Grade – Mrs. Downey and Mrs. Mackay
5th Grade – Mrs. Roberts
6th Grade – Mrs. Hammer and Mrs. Winslow

We will be carefully planning classes to be sure they are balanced academically, behaviorally, and socially.  If you have a strong educational reason for requesting a teacher, it will be considered.  The request must be in written and submitted to Mrs. Rewerts by May 15th.

Word of the Week: Responsibility – doing what needs to be done


W.F. Morrison Elementary – 501 E. Kalispell – PO Box 867, Troy, MT 59935 – (406)295-4321

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Justin Boudreau
Gear Up for Excellence
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Libby Christian Church
Wednesday April 16
7- 8:30 pm
Students, Families and Community 

This former high school teacher, coach of the year, world traveler and author, exudes a realness that students don’t question. On stage, his heart will inspire young people to worry less about being cool and focus more on their future. Justin’s words will resonate with the entire audience and motivate students to start accepting themselves and understanding others.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New After School Program Calendar






After School Program – April 2014


 Math Tutoring/Homework Help * Monday-Thursday 3:30-4:15

Fit Kids Club starts this month!  Running, biking and walking!
We would love to have volunteers run/walk/bike with our kids – feel free to grab your shoes and join in!
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We’ve moved our garden! 
Check out the progress out by the concession stand!
Love to garden? 
Join us Mondays and Thursdays as we get ready for our new growing season!
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Questions?  Ideas?  Looking for ways to volunteer? 
295-4321 ext. 337

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
7
8
9
10
Fit Kids Running
Gardening
Walk to Roosevelt Park
Girl Scouts
Fit Kids Biking
Activity Center
Sewing Club
Fit Kids Walk/Run
Sewing Club
Archery
Lego Robotics II
Gardening
Cooking/Baking
Lego Robotics I

14
15
16
17
Fit Kids Running
Origami
Gardening
Girl Scouts
Fit Kids Biking
Activity Center
Sewing Club
Fit Kids Walk/Run
Sewing Club
Archery
Lego Robotics II
Gardening
Fun with Food
Disc Golf
Lego Robotics I
21
22
23
24
No School
Cooking/Baking
Fit Kids Biking
Activity Center
Sewing Club
Fit Kids Walk/Run
Sewing Club
Archery
Lego Robotics II
Gardening
Fun with Food
Disc Golf
Lego Robotics I
28
29
30

Fit Kids Running
Origami
Gardening
Girl Scouts
Fit Kids Biking
Activity Center
Sewing Club
Fit Kids Walk/Run
Sewing Club
Archery
Lego Robotics II

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

W.F. Morrison Newsletter
Home of the Mighty Mustangs!
                                      Tuesday, April 8, 2014                                          

§  3rd Quarter Awards Assembly on Friday, April 11 at 1:00pm.
§  Troy Youth Baseball/Softball registration forms are available.  Please return to the office by Monday, April 14.
§  No Lego Robotics on Wednesday, April 9 or Thursday, April 10
§  No Cloverbuds on Thursday, April 10
§  4-H Club Meeting Thursday, April 10 at 5:30pm at the Methodist Church.
§  Running Club – Morrison Elementary is starting a Spring Running Club.  Students can walk and/or run laps during their recess times and we will keep track for them.  There will be a prize awarded at mile markers 5, 10, 20, etc.  We will have a special Assembly at the end of the year to acknowledge their accomplishments.  For more details, please contact Ms. Higgins at 295-4321 or jhiggins.elem@gmail.com
§  Earth Day Clean-Up – We will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd (the day after Easter break). Classes will be heading out into the community in the afternoon to pick up trash.  The school will provide a glove and bag for each student.  We are looking for parent/adult volunteers to help. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the office or your child’s teacher.  We hope to have at least 3 parents per class. Everyone will come back to the school for special Earth Day treats on the playground by 3pm.
§  Poster Contest sponsored by the Lincoln Conservation District.  The contest theme is “DIG DEEPER – Mysteries in the Soil.”  Entry deadline is April 22. Please contact the office or your child’s teacher for more information.
§  Annual Scholarship Breakfast on Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30 – 8:30am at the Troy Methodist Church. ALL YOU CAN EAT!!! Students $4.00  Adults $6.00
Menu includes breakfast burritos, pancakes, hash browns, milk, juice, and coffee.
§  Lincoln County Poetry Contest – In recognition of National Poetry Month, all county residents are invited to submit poems.  The contest is open until Tuesday, April 22 and poems may be dropped off at the public library.
§  Montana 4-H is looking for families to host students from Japan.  For more information please contact the office at 295-4321.
Word of the Week: Empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another

“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” ― Theodore Roosevelt
W.F. Morrison Elementary – 501 E. Kalispell – PO Box 867, Troy, MT 59935 – (406)295-4321

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Freshman Class Wing’s Fundraiser
When: March 27th
Place: Lincoln Movie Theater
Time: 6:30pm
Entrance Cost: By Donation


There will be regular concessions available for purchase as well as a by donation bake sale!
W.F. Morrison Newsletter
Home of the Mighty Mustangs!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

§  School Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, March 26.  Preschool students may be photographed between 8:00 and 8:30. 
§  Spring Break No School – Monday, March 31 thru Friday, April 4.
§  Parent Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, March 27 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  Please call the office if you would like to schedule a conference.
§  Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, March 27 from 5:30 to 6:00 PM
§  It’s a Book Fiesta! Scholastic Book Fair March 25 – 27.  Buy one get one free. 
March 26 3:30 to 5:00 PM
March 27 3:30 to 7:00 PM during parent teacher conferences.
You can also view Book Fair information and shop online at our homepage http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/wfmorrisonschool
§  “Ducktails and Bobbysox” – The High School drama production will be March 25 and 26 at 7:00 PM at the High School auditorium.  Student $3.00.  adults $ 5.00
§  Wings Fundraiser- the Freshman Class is sponsoring a showing of the Disney Movie “Frozen”.  Thursday, March 27, 6:30 PM at the Lincoln Theater.  Tickets by donation, concessions and bake sale at the theater.
§  Bus Changes –If your child will be dropped off at a location other than their regular stop please provide the office with the address of that location.
§  Safety Reminder – Please do not talk with your child from your car or over the playground fence.  For the safety of our students the only adults allowed on the campus during school hours are approved volunteers, staff, and parents checked in at the office. 
§  Learn to Play Chess at the Troy Library.  Saturdays 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM.
§  Wet and Muddy – We are looking for donations of sweat pants and socks that will fit Kindergarten to 3rd grade.  Hand me downs would be welcome.
§  Substitutes Needed – If you are interested in being a substitute please complete application process at the Administration Office.   

Word of the Week: Empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another

“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” ― Theodore Roosevelt
W.F. Morrison Elementary – 501 E. Kalispell – PO Box 867, Troy, MT 59935 – (406)295-4321

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