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Mary Morrisson Elementary School

"School of Distinction"

2018 - 2019

Mary Morrisson has been recognized as a top-performing school!   The Next Generation Accountability System and the Connecticut State Department of Education has recognized 160 Schools of Distinction – we are considered in the top 10% based on school improvement!   Congratulations to Mary Morrisson's students, staff, and families – Well done!

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That's Alot of Math!

Mrs. Hanks, our Math Specialist, would like to congratulate the students at Mary Morrisson!  Since the start of the year, our students have completed 38,000+ lessons on DreamBox!  Dreambox is an adaptive Math Program that is now used K-5!  It adjusts based on students' abilities as they play a variety of games.  Click here to learn more about DreamBox!  Your child can play Dreambox at home or on the go (like going on a long road trip).  Your child can log-in through Clever using their Google log-in information.   Contact your child's teacher if you need help logging in from home!

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Mary Morrisson Goes RED - Read Every Day!

Ms. Seddon recently applied for and won a grant from the Connecticut Reading Association!

Ms. Seddon recently applied for and won a grant from the Connecticut Reading Association!  Her special project - Read Every Day (RED) Project helps students celebrate literacy in a new and exciting way!  The RED Project reminds children they are not just readers in the school setting, but that they are readers whenever and wherever they get a chance to read; be it at home, to a friend, or to a pet, the options of unlimited!  Here's how the RED Project works...

  • After committing to reading every day, all students in grades 2 and 3 will receive RED folders that are filled with high interest books that they can read over and over again and trade with classmates.
  • Students in these grades can engage in book chats with their classmates and trade books at one of the classroom's Stop and Swap stations! 
  • As a reader who reads every day, students will remember to bring these folders to and from school and read any chance they get.
  • The overarching goal is for all students to become readers for life!  The grant has helped Mary Morrisson continue to foster a community where we teach students that they are not just learners, thinkers, and readers in school, but also outside school as well.
  • At Mary Morrisson, we have made a commitment to Read Every Day and encourage and support learning for life!

Ms. Seddon kicked off the project with a special assembly where students from Grades 2-3 received their red folders filled with high interest books.  Congratulations Ms. Seddon and thank you for all your hard work!

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