Morley Nelson Community School

September 2023 Newsletter

Goals of the Year

It has been a great start to the school year. Thank you for attending our Sneak Peek and the Back to School Night events. We know we are better when we work as a team for our students.

Last spring, we asked our students questions about their perceptions of our school. Their answers lead us to two school-wide goals this year. They are:

1. We will increase students' sense of belonging, safety, and care.

2. We will increase students efficacy and agency in rigorous academic tasks.

Our staff is already hard at work trying new things to ensure these two goals can be met. One of the things we implemented is Character Education. This month our entire school is focusing on RESPECT. Lessons on respect are taught in each classroom. Each month two students from each class will be nominated as Student of the Month because they regularly demonstrate the trait we are focusing on or they have grown in their ability to do so. Students of the Month will receive a token for the book vending machine. If your child is nominated, you will receive a notification from the teacher, so you can attend. In this link, you will find connected activities of things you can do at home as a family to continue the discussion on this important character trait.


School attendance is critical to the success of a student. Please make sure your child is at school and ready to learn by 9:10 a.m. and remains in school until the end of the school day at 3:45 p.m.

Supervision is provide on the playground starting at 8:45 a.m. so please do not drop your child off earlier than that.

Also, unless it is critical, please do not pick your child up early from school. It is disruptive to the classroom as well as the individual's learning.

Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Opportunity - Parenting Class

Please click the link for a great opportunity to attend a parenting class right here at Morley Nelson.

Bus Tracker

Please use this link for information on how to track your child's bus to and from school.

Dates to Know

9/5/23 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 p.m.

9/5/23 - Girls on the Run starts for girls in grades 3-5

9/18/23 - Girls' Basketball starts

9/28/23 - School Picture Day

9/29/23 - Student of the Month Assembly 9:30 a.m.

10/3/23 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 p.m.

Title 1 School Parent Notification and Compact

Federal Law requires that each Title 1-A school notifies families of its status. This link will take you to the Notification and this link will take you to the Teacher/Student/Parent Compact for Success Compact.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

Morley Nelson Elementary Community School Digitial Handbook

Please click this link to find important information for you and your child(ren) about our school processes and procedures including pick up and drop off. There are helpful videos in multiple languages for your ease of access