Morley Nelson

October 2022

Dear Families,

Happy Fall Season! We have many important dates to remember in the month of October:


October 7 - Picture Day

October 7th Picture Day Reminder English and Spanish


October 7th Picture Day Information-Includes the packages available with prices.


October 14 Teacher Workday - No school today - End of first quarter

October 19 - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 20 - No school, Parent Teacher Conferences

October 21 - No school today

October 26 - Monster Mash, 5:30 - 7:30pm

*Monster Mash information will be sent home with families prior to event. Costumes may be worn to Monster Mash after school hours. No costumes may be worn during the school day. Thank you!


On October 4th, our Boise Fire Department will be providing a fire engine visit to Morley for our first grade students. Fire safety will be shared, as well as learning about fire fighting and the fire engine. Thank you to our first grade teachers for scheduling this important on site field trip for our first graders.


Congratulations Mrs. Goodan for being awarded a grant to attend Stories in Stone field trip with her fourth grade students on October 10! This is an archeological field trip at Celebration Park.


On October 11, at approximately 10am, our students will experience a lockdown drill. Our Boise Police Department will be in our building to lead our lockdown drill. The safety of our students and staff are our highest priority. We practice safety drills throughout the year, with monthly evacuation drills and earthquake drills annually, to help our students and staff know what to do in the event of an emergency.


Our school and school district works with local first responders (Boise Police, Ada County Sheriff, Boise Fire, Ada County Paramedics, etc.) to correctly develop and implement safety procedures. The goals of drills throughout the school year are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. Additionally, these drills provide opportunities for students and staff to increase knowledge of situational awareness and how to respond in the event of an emergency. These practice drills also allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plans and improve our response skills.

Prior to the lockdown drill you may choose to talk with your child(ren), if you deem it appropriate, about the drill. Our goal, while practicing important safety procedures, is to be sure all students and staff feel safe.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call us. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.


During our school year, your teacher will invite you to school to discuss your child's academic and social progress during your Parent Teacher Conference. This provides and opportunity for you to talk to your child's teacher, best support your child's learning needs and partner with us in your child's success. Virtual conferences are also an option for working families, and interpreters are available. Thank you for confirming your attendance with your child's teacher when you receive a Calendly sign-up link the first week in October.


PTO Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 4-5pm at the ROC. This Wed., Oct 5 at 8:30am, the ROC will be providing coffee & donuts! All Morley families are welcome!


Annual Notification Regarding Public Release of Student Directory Information

The Boise School District complies with federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) as it relates to the release of student directory information to the public. To learn more, log on to Boise School District and navigate to Parents & Patrons > Parent Information > FERPA Form. Or, please call the Clerk of the Board at 208-854-4123 to obtain a copy of the FERPA form.

FERPA FORM


If your child is going to be absent or late to school, please call our office at 208-854-4610. You may call during non-working hours and leave a message on our voicemail. If your student has a medical appointment during school hours, please email or bring in a written medical excuse from the doctor, dentist, etc. to joy.dye@boiseschools.org.

Thank you!


Stay connected and update your contact information!

In order for parents and guardians to receive important information regarding your student, we must have your correct phone number, address and email address on file. Please call the main office with any changes. 208-854-4610


KEEP IN CONTACT

Parents/Guardians - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. Learn more and sign-up.


Non-Parents (District Staff, News Media, etc.) - Mobile App Available: Boise School District has a mobile app to improve communication to you. The app offers emergency alerts and is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Our goal is to provide parents and guardians with a greater sense of comfort and visibility with your student’s transportation. We are proud to offer our app which allows monitoring of your student’s bus: Durham Bus Tracker®. Durham Bus Tracker® allows you to view your student's current school bus location. Information about the route, in near real time, including the scheduled and estimated

arrival times to your stop. Contact Durham for any bus questions.

Durham Bus Tracker Info Sheet.pdf


Koelsch is offering a St. Luke's Children's Mobile Care unit on their school site. This mobile care unit can evaluate medical needs for your child. For more information, contact Koelsch Elementary School at 208-854-5300.


Congratulations September Students of the Month!


Willow LorKeira Luna

James VanceHazel Gilmore

Mharcos TenaClaire Koskella

Caleb SmithMwajuma Mlumba

Electa CluffTommy Scott

Desiree RipaniXimena Cardenas Ramirez

Lena PageAlex Mowery

Josiah WeldFatimah Alassadi

Rahil KhelwatiJames Renderos

Aubree HernandezNash Roberts

Bianca AlbizoAzul Herrera

Ximena Espinoza RodriguezAngela Sarki

Chase DerrickEsmeralda Corona

Saphyre CavesuelaCameron Taylor

Natalie HuitronMustafa Hamed

Taigon LaMantiaLuke Bowman

Gift SabatoRoxana Lopez

Avaeya SuarezAndy Quiroz

Kai YantoEli Aschliman

Kian LunaAthena Boyd

Aria Minichello


The Boise Bike Project is now taking applications for their Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway! If you have a child ages 2-11 years old and they do not have a bike, you can get an application from the Community School Coordinator April, the School Social Worker Andrea, or the School Counselor Amanda. Email or call andrea.geraghty@boiseschools.org, 208-472-3074.


GO RAPTORS!

Cher Situm, Principal M. Ed.