Principal's 2019 New Year Message
My best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy New Year! We are looking forward to the new learning that will take place at Mary Morrisson during the year 2019!
Commendation goes to you, the parents and families, of our students. Without your daily support of your child’s education, our school could not meet our goal of success for all students. We are looking forward to another year working with our PV families!
Don’t be fooled by the mild weather we have had this past December. Winter is ready to hit this week and here at Mary Morrisson we go out for recess in the cold and snowy weather! Students should come to school prepared to go outdoors – generally only temperatures with wind chill of 20 degrees or lower keeps us inside.
This month Tuesday the 15th will be an early dismissal day for students Groton teachers continue their own learning and spend the afternoon collaborating with each other. Please plan for early dismissal starting at 1:00 PM on Tuesday the 15th!
We can never review too often the importance of good bus behavior! If your child rides the bus, please go over the following the bus safety rules. The rules are few: (1) Backs against the seat, (2) Backpacks on your lap, and (3) Quiet voices! Should there be a problem they should let the bus driver and me know as soon as possible.
2019 School-Wide New Year’s Resolution at Mary Morrisson
We Will Read Every Night!
This is the month that most of us start thinking about our New Year Resolutions. Here are some family reading resolutions you can stick to! They’re easy and fun and they will all help encourage your child to become a better reader. Students should read a minimum of 20-30 minutes each night. Parents please help and encourage your children to fulfill this resolution.
- Read with your child every day. Reading aloud is the most important thing you can do to encourage a love of reading. As you read, you also help build your child’s vocabulary and their interest in reading.
- Make a comfy place for your child to read. It should be away from the television & computer.
- Visit authors’ websites together. Check out the Student Links page on the Mary Morrisson website for lots of great literacy sites to visit - they’ll love the activities on these recommended websites!
- Take your children to the public library. Get in the family habit of visiting the library each week to borrow books.
Good luck with your resolutions and I hope 2019 is a great new year for all!
♦ Mrs. Miner