Wednesday, February 27, 2013

AdvancEd Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Morrison Elementary is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please go to:

Parent Survey Link 

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Morrison News, 2.25.13

  • Tuesday, February 26:  All 4th Graders will take the NAEP test.  Please be sure your child gets plenty of sleep, eats a good breakfast and is at school on time!
  • Friday, March 1, READ the MOST from Coast to Coast (see below for more info)
  • Thursday, March 7, 4-H Meeting @ 5:30 pm @ Methodist Church
  • Friday, March 8, NO SCHOOL, Teacher In-Service
In an effort to improve system practices, Morrison Elementary School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:
Parent Survey Link
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Pennies for Patients:
The classroom to collect the most money by March 8th, receives a party of their choice.  Proceeds to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Families can purchase coins from their child's classroom to be displayed in the foyer.

Montana Common Core Standards:  Parent Fact Sheet
View this and more on our school website:  wfmorrisonmustangs.blogspot.com  


READ the MOST from Coast to Coast:
Friday, March 1st will be a fun Accelerated Quiz Day for all; a national challenge for schools across America and an opportunity for students to take part in a shared goal.  More than 25,000 educators have registered for Read The Most Coast To Coast 2013. Students nationwide are practicing reading—getting in shape for March 1 when they will try to break the national one-day record of 3,581,992 Accelerated Reader Quizzes!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Morrison News, 2.19.13



This Friday, 2/22, is your LAST CHANCE to buy Schweitzer’s “Own the Night” lift tickets! Tickets are $8 and are good through March 2, 2013.


  • Tuesday, February 19:  5th & 6th Grade Volleyball begins (see below)
  • Thursday, February 21:  County Spelling Bee in Libby
  • Friday, February 22:  Ski Trip, LAST one!
  • Tuesday, February 26:  All 4th Graders will take the NAEP test.  Please be sure your child gets plenty of sleep, eats a good breakfast and is at school on time!
  • Thursday, March 7, 4-H Meeting @ 5:30 pm @ Methodist Church
  • Friday, March 8, NO SCHOOL, Teacher In-Service


Pennies for Patients!
The classroom  to collect the most money by March 8th, receives a party of their choice.  Proceeds to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Families can purchase coins from their child's classroom to be displayed in the foyer.


Montana Common Core Standards:  Parent Fact Sheet
Look to the right-hand column for links to information on common core standards, after school program, lunch menus and much more!



Volleyball with Coach Beal:  5th & 6th Grade Volleyball starts Feb. 19th—March 15th.  Practices are Monday—Thursday; 3:45-5:00 pm.  Need to have a sports physical to participate.


Wrestling Information: First day of practice was February 11, at the Senior Center.  Ages 9—15, practices are after school until 5:30 pm.  Ages 5—8, practices are from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  Call Coach Chapel @ 295-9647 if you have questions.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Morrison News, 2.12.13



  • February 11—16th:  Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT)
  • Friday, February 15:  NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, February 18:  NO SCHOOL, Happy Presidents’ Day!
  • Tuesday, February 19:  5th & 6th Grade Volleyball begins (see below)
  • Thursday, February 21:  County Spelling Bee in Libby
  • Friday, February 22:  Ski Trip, LAST one!
  • Tuesday, February 26:  All 4th Graders will take the NAEP test.  Please be sure your child gets plenty of sleep, eats a good breakfast and is at school on time!
Volleyball with Coach Beal!
5th & 6th Grade Volleyball starts Feb. 19th—March 15th.  Practices are Monday—Thursday; 3:45-5:00 pm.  Need to have a sports physical to participate. 

Our annual Pennies for Patients drive has begun!
The class to collect the most money by March 8th will receive a party of their choice.  Proceeds to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Families can purchase coins from their child's classroom to be displayed in the foyer.

A Note From Mr. Moore:  Please sign-in at the office and get a Visitor Pass when you visit.  The hallway doors are now closed from 8:10—8:30 AM to mark tardiness and allow class to begin. All outside doors and classroom doors are locked at all times.  The classroom doors remain open during the day, but can quickly be pulled shut in an emergency.

Reminder:  School starts @ 8:10 am. Students are marked tardy after that time.  If students receive 5 tardy marks, they are marked as missing one whole day.

Missoula Children’s Theater Information:
Tryouts are Monday, February 11th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm.  Practices are Tuesday through Thursday, starting at 3:30.  Bus will pick up actors at the elementary school at 3:10 every day (starting Monday) to deliver them to the HS Auditorium.  Supervision in the HS Auditorium is provided. On Friday, practice is from 10—2:30 (no school).  Performances are Saturday at 3pm & 7pm.

Wrestling Information: First day of practice was February 11, at the Senior Center.  Ages 9—15, practices are after school until 5:30 pm.  Ages 5—8, practices are from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  Call Coach Chapel @ 295-9647 if you have questions.



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Morrison News, 2.5.13


A Note From Mr. Moore:  New policies are in effect for the security of our campus and the attendance of our students.  We have Visitor Passes and a sign-in sheet for parents and guests when they check in at the office.  Also, the hallway doors are closed from 8:10 to 8:30 AM to help record tardiness and to allow teachers to begin instruction. All outside doors and classroom doors are locked at all times.  The classroom doors remain open during the day, but can quickly be pulled shut in an emergency.
Reminder:  School starts @ 8:10 am. Students are marked tardy after that time.  If students receive 5 tardy marks, they are marked as missing one whole day. Please help your students be on time.


· Wednesday, February 6:  paid orders for Val-O-Grams are due,  $3.00 each or 2/$5.50
· Thursday, February 7:  4H Meeting @ 5:30 pm, Methodist Church
· Friday, February 8:  100th Day of School
· Friday, February 8:  Ski Trip (money & permission slips due Thursday, 2/7/13)
· February 11—16th:  Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT), more info below
· Tuesday, February 12:  MCT Assembly @ 2:15 in the elementary gym
· Friday, February 15:  NO SCHOOL
· Monday, February 18:  NO SCHOOL, Happy Presidents’ Day!

 

Wrestling Begins Soon:  Sign-ups will be in the elementary school foyer, on Wednesday, February 6, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  First day of practice is February 11, at the Senior Center.  Ages 9—15, practices are after school until 5:30 pm.  Ages 5—8, practices from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  Call Coach Chapel @ 295-9647 if you have questions.


Missoula Children’s Theater Information: (more to come later)
Tryouts are Monday, February 11th from 3:30 to 5:30pm.  Practices are Tuesday through Thursday, starting at 3:30.  Bus will pick up actors at the elementary school at 3:10 every day (starting Monday) to deliver them to the HS Auditorium.  Supervision in the HS Auditorium is provided. On Friday, we have no school, so practice times are not set yet.  Performances are Saturday at 3pm & 7pm.

What Our Teachers Are Working On For Next Year. . .
·New Reading and Math Materials and Curriculum to align with Montana’s new Common Core Standards.  Check out the Standards online: http://opi.mt.gov/Curriculum/montCAS/MCCS/index.php
· RTI (Response to Intervention). We are looking at new ways of offering additional reading and math practice to struggling students throughout the day. We are adopting the philosophy of “Reading and Math First” because it is important to us that all students achieve grade level status in these core subject areas.

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