Wednesday, April 16, 2014

W.F. Morrison Newsletter
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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 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

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