Wednesday, February 26, 2014

W.F. Morrison Newsletter
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

§  Last Ski Trip – The final school sponsored Schweitzer ski trip will be Friday, February 28.  Permission Slips will are available at the office. The cost for the trip will be $8.00 for the lift and $15.00 for rental.  Permission slips and payment must be received in the office by Thursday morning February 27.
§  Cold Weather Forcast – The forecast is for cold temperatures at the end of this week.  Please send your students to school with snow boots, gloves and hats.
§  Bake Sale – Ms. Coy’s 2nd/3rd class will sponsor a bake sale this Wednesday during afternoon recess to raise funds for the playground upgrade.
§  Chocolate – The 6th grade is selling chocolate to earn money for their trip to Silverwood.  50% of each sale goes to the support the trip.
§  Music Classes to build instruments – Ms. Schweitzer is gathering materials to build homemade instruments.  Please send coffee cans, PVC pipe, yoghurt containers, paper towel tubes, string, fish line, milk jugs, use your imagination…. Thanks.
§  Climbing Wall – The TAC rock climbing wall will be open Mondays 6:30-8:30 starting March 3rd.
§  Elementary Girls Volley Ball – 5th and 6th grade girls Volleyball begins Monday March 3, 2014, 3:45 to 5:00 in the Elementary School Gym.  Please bring your sports physical to the first practice.  Girls will go the After School Room (bring homework) between 3:30 and 3:45.
§  Cascade Quartet – The Troy and Libby High School choirs will be performing with the Great Falls Symphony Cascade Quartet on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 PM at the Libby Memorial Center.  Tickets are available at local businesses.

Word of the Week:  Respect - 
Showing regard or appreciation for the worth of someone or something

“Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you've got to give it.”  
R.G. Reisch

§  Playground Plans - We are in the process of developing plans to improve and     upgrade the W.F. Morrison Elementary playground.  As our plans become more formalized, we will be inviting parents, students and community members to meetings to help with planning and organization of fund raising efforts.  We anticipate that this will be a three year process. As a first phase of the project, we plan to repair existing equipment. Look for meeting dates in future newsletters.
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§  Parent Survey – Dear Parents,
§  In an effort to improve system practices, W.F. Morrison Elementary School is conducting a Parent Survey. Many of you have received the survey link via email. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/2131643
§  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. The survey is open until March 14, 2014.   If you do not have access to a computer, feel free to come into the school and use the computer lab.   Sincerely, Diane Rewerts.
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§  Parent Tip:  Attendance is important.  Students can fall behind if they miss just a day or two every few weeks.



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