Parent Meekat Message-November

From the Desk of Principal Webb

Important Dates

Nov 16 5th Grade Student Climate Survey Opens

Nov 16 MSIT 4:30pm

Nov 19-22 PTA Virtual Book Fair

Nov 19 School Board Meeting (Plan B Proposal Presentation)

Nov 23 Morehead Town Hall re: Plan B 6pm-7pm

Nov 24 Progress Reports to Families in PowerSchool Parent Portal

Nov 25-27 Holiday Break

Nov 30 Equity 301 Virtual Training DUE

Dec 4 Last Day for 5th Grade Student Climate Survey

Power School Parent Portal Resources

Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating a Parent Portal Account (Eng | Spa)

Video Instructions for Creating a Parent Portal Account (Eng | Spa)

Video Instructions for Accessing Grades and Attendance:

Elementary (Eng | Spa)

Secondary (Eng | Spa)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (Eng | Spa)

Celebrate Reading at Morehead!

Celebrate reading this week! The Morehead Montessori PTA's Book Fair starts this Thursday, November 19th through Sunday, November 22nd. If you buy books from the Regulator Bookshop during those dates at and use the code Morehead 2020 (with a space before 2020) at checkout, 20% of your purchase will be donated to Morehead's PTA. You can also buy books from teachers’ Wish Lists to donate to their classrooms -- ask your teacher for a link to their list! We will also share links to all available Wish lists once they are ready, along with instructions. Wondering about extra costs? All Wish List books will be held at the Regulator to be distributed to teachers by the PTA--you don't need to pay for shipping. For other purchases, the Regulator offers free curbside pickup, delivery in Durham for a small fee, or they can send books anywhere for a standard shipping fee.

In celebration of books and reading we have some great literary events planned this week! All events are optional, via Zoom. Morehead students and their families are encouraged to attend! On Wednesday, Nov 18th, local author Kelly Starling Lyons will meet with Morehead students to read from her books and talk about being a writer. She'll meet with Primary students at 12:45 via the Primary Daily Zoom link, Lower El students at 1:15 via Ms. Brown's link, and Upper El students at 2:30 via Ms. McPhail's link. That evening, Wednesday Nov 18th at 6:00 pm, some Morehead students will read from their own writing via this link. Please attend to cheer them all on! On Saturday, November 21st at 10:30 am, we'll enjoy a half-hour bilingual storytime geared towards Primary students at this link. Support our school and a local business by shopping the Regulator Nov 19-22 using code Morehead 2020 (with a space before 2020) at checkout and please encourage family and friends to do the same! Contact Meaghan Hutson at 919-450-8289 with any questions.

Morehead Virtual Town Hall

Dr. Mumbenga will make recommendations to the school board regarding Plan B at the next DPS Board of Education meeting on Thursday, November 19th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. You can access the link to the live broadcast from the DPS home page ( If you would like to contact the board in advance of this meeting, you can contact them directly at

Morehead PTA will host a follow up session with Principal Webb to review the plan, discuss how this impacts Morehead, and answer questions from our Morehead community. Please see the Google Form linked below to submit questions and feedback for the Q&A with Principal Webb. The deadline for submission is Saturday, November 21. The meeting will be via Zoom with Spanish translation services on Monday, November 23 at 6pm.

We look forward to learning more about the next steps for the 20/21 school year!

Here is the Zoom link for the Monday Q&A Session.


El Dr. Mumbenga hará recomendaciones a la junta escolar con respecto al Plan B en la próxima reunión de la Junta de Educación de DPS el jueves 19 de noviembre de 6:30 a 9:30 pm. Puede acceder al enlace a la transmisión en vivo desde la página de inicio de DPS ( Si desea comunicarse con la junta antes de esta reunión, puede contactarlos directamente en

Morehead PTA organizará una sesión de seguimiento con el director Webb para revisar el plan, discutir cómo esto impacta a Morehead y responder preguntas de nuestra comunidad de Morehead. Consulte el formulario de Google vinculado a continuación para enviar preguntas y comentarios para las preguntas y respuestas con el director Webb. La fecha límite para la presentación es el sábado 21 de noviembre. La reunión será vía Zoom con los servicios de traducción al español el lunes 23 de noviembre a las 6 pm.

¡Esperamos aprender más sobre los próximos pasos para el año escolar 20/21!

Here is the Zoom link for the Monday Q&A Session.


Morehead PTA



If you purchased a Meerathon kit online: Come by Morehead on either FRIDAY 11/20 between 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., OR SATURDAY 11/21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. for contactless pick-up of your Virtual Meerathon kits. We will see you out front! If you are unable to make it to Morehead during one of these times to get your kit, please contact Kristin Cooley at Thank you for your support of Morehead teachers and staff!

si compraste un equipo Meerathon Virtual en línea: Ven a Morehead el VIERNES 20/11 entre las 4:00 y las 6:00 p.m.,
O SÁBADO 21/11 de 10:00 a.m. a 12 p.m. para la recogida sin contacto de sus kits de Virtual Meerathon.
¡Nos vemos en el frente! Si no puede ir a Morehead durante uno de estos momentos para obtener su kit, por favor contacte a Kristin Cooley, ¡Gracias por su apoyo a los maestros y al personal de Morehead!

Plan B Recommendation Information


#DPSAlert | DPS has developed a Plan B recommendation that will be presented to the Board of Education on November 19 proposing safety and health measures to be taken when students and staff return to in-person learning. | READ MORE:


#AlertaDPS | Las Escuelas Públicas de Durham ha desarrollado una recomendación de plan B que será presentado a la mesa directiva el 19 de noviembre. | seguir leyendo:

Student Support Services Embrace Talks Series

A series of four Embrace Talks will occur over the next several months highlighting resources available to families. DPS Co-Located Mental Health professionals will describe the referral process, stigmas, and opportunities of services in Durham.

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