Parent Meerkat Message- December

From the Desk of Ms. Webb

Important Dates

Dec 11 Early Release Dismissal is at 1:45 pm

Dec 16 Violin Concert 8am Media Center

Dec 23- Jan 5 Winter break


* Morehead's second required Lock Down Drill for the year will occur during the month of January 2020*


Jan 6 Students return from Winter Break

Jan 6 Quarter 2 Math Assessment Window Opens

Jan 6 Magnet Application Window Opens

Jan 8 Magnet Tour 9:45am Media Center

Jan 17 End of Quarter 2

Jan 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday- No School

Jan 21-22 Required Teacher Workday/Inclement Weather Makeup Day- No School

Jan 27 Begin ACCESS Assessments for English Language Learners

Jan 29 Report Cards Distributed

Jan 31 Magnet Application Window Ends

Jan 31 Celebrating Diversity Night at Morehead

Meet the Teacher!

“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” —Maria Montessori, To Educate the Human Potential

Building community is one of the most important parts of “walk[ing] together on this path of life.” The Morehead community is thrilled to welcome the newest teachers and staff to our school and we appreciate learning more about our seasoned teachers and staff. Central to building and strengthening Morehead connections is learning about one another. To that end, we’re continuing to share information about teachers and staff via a series of All about Our Staff articles. This installment includes Ms. Botts, Ms. Weaver, and Mr. Beardsley. What an interesting trio!!!!

Montessori 101: The Peaceful Child

i-Station Parent Portal Coming Soon

There have been some questions about parent access to i-Station for grades K-3rd. The Middle of Year (MOY) assessment window is Jan. 13th-24th, 2020. Parents will receive a letter from teachers after the MOY assessment window on how to access the i-Station Parent Portal. The State did not purchase an instructional component for additional student practice/instruction at home. Parent access to iStation is for accessing benchmark and progress monitoring data collecting. If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Botts at kirsten.botts@dpsnc.net.

Happy Holidays

As we enter into this Holiday season, I would like to wish each and everyone of you a safe and joyous break. I look forward to seeing everyone in the new year and moving closer towards our school-wide, classroom and personal goals. Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

Celebrating Diversity Night at Morehead

The time to celebrate the amazing diversity of our Morehead Community is almost here!

On Friday January 31, 2020, 530-730 pm, we will hold our annual Celebrating Diversity Night at Morehead, a beautiful event in which The Morehead Family shares the brilliant and diverse cultural traditions that our school contains.

We are looking for some families to contribute crafts, games, songs, dances, or other activities that represent a part of your culture or heritage that you would like to share.

A few examples from prior years include:

-teaching or performing a traditional dance

-teaching or performing folk music from your culture

-teaching and playing a traditional game

-making a traditional craft (for example: origami figures, Chinese lanterns)

Please use your imagination and sign up to share your culture with others in the Morehead Community.

Please email Amy Bryant amybryant27@yahoo.com with your ideas. The planning committee will contact you to help plan.

We look forward to a very special evening!