The Morris Minute
Welcome to The Morris Minute!
From The Desk of Mr. Anderson...
Hello Morris Families!
WOW! Can you believe May is here? Construction is finishing up and we are excited for our new additions to be available for use with our students! Of course, this will bring about MAJOR changes to Morris and our daily operations and routines. We will do our best to communicate the changes to parents and stakeholders, along with new procedures and routine expectations, as soon as we can. We plan on taking some time this summer to plan how we are going to utilize our drop-off and pick-up zones.
Things tend to move pretty quickly in May. For some strange reason, it becomes increasingly hard to balance everything as activities come up, and school comes to a close. (I still can not believe I am typing that!) We will continue to work hard with your students and try our best to continue to grow them as well-rounded little citizens! Maintaining structure is very important for the success of our students. We understand that, and at the same time recognize the need for celebrating the great things they have accomplished throughout the year.
I hope Spring actually "springs" very soon and we can see the sunshine and great temps for the remainder of the year. I look forward to seeing you out and about at our kids' activities! I wish you well for the end of the year and all of your summer plans. I hope they are good plans!
Important Dates to Remember
May 2 - First Grade Field Trip to Chichauqua (Hartman, Patten, Shield, Wiltgen)
May 2 - 6pm & 7pm - Kindergarten Concerts at High School
May 2 - 6:30pm - PTO Meeting - Morris Library
May 6 - 2pm Dismissal
May 10 - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Zoo
May 13 - 2pm Dismissal
May 20 - 2pm Dismissal
May 21 - Kindergarten Field Day
May 22 - First Grade Field Day
May 23 - Second Grade Field Day
May 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
May 30 - Last Day of School for Students
Have a fabulous summer break!
Pictures of our new gym!
Thanks and Have a Great Summer from Your PBIS Team!
A few reminders from the Nutrition Department
Reminder: You can apply for Free/Reduced Price Meals anytime during the school year, even if you have been turned down before & your circumstances have changed. You can find the 2018-2019 Iowa Application for Free & Reduced Price School Meals on the school website under Departments and Food Services. You can also pick up a hard copy in any building office or contact Karen Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to have one mailed to you.
Also look for last minute menu changes on the school website under the menus tab.
Morris Artists to have artwork on display at the Student Art Exhibition at the Des Moines Art Festival this summer!
Recycle Those Markers!
A few notes from Ms. Jen
This has been a jam packed year, and I'm sure next year will be just as full. Thank you to all of the parents who do such a great job of communicating any changes with your student to your child's teacher, Mary Jo in Transportation, Nurse Dori, and me - It makes a huge difference in the smoothness of the day to have those heads up as soon as we can. Keep up the great work!
Kindergarten registration is open for next year already - be sure to watch for an email from the District Office as to when you can register the upper grades (should be the first week of July) We will send out the school supply list by the end of the year, and also post it on the website. It seems the stores have the back to school sales in June anymore, so we want you to be ready. :)
I will be in the office over the summer, but am not always in by my computer or phone - if you need to stop by for any reason, it is best to call or email ahead of time so I know when to expect you and can be in the office when you arrive. I will have a few days off here and there (for my class reunion at the end of June - eek!) but otherwise, will be here 7:30-4 most days. I hope you all enjoy the summer break with your kids and we will see you back here before you know it!