Principal's Message

Dear families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  Our entire staff has worked hard to prepare a welcoming school for our new and returning students!

Faculty and Staff

As you venture our halls, you will see a few new faces. I am pleased to welcome our newest members of the faculty and staff: Ms. Ellyn Lambeck, our new Special Education Teacher; Mrs. Katie Ralston, Reading Specialist, and Also new to Mary Morrisson, is Mrs. Angela Renfree who will join our second grade team.   In addition, this year Mrs. Cassandra Tatum will take on the role of Community Coordinator.

We have internal changes to our staff, as well.  Mr. Tyler Schaefer has transferred from grade 4 and has returned to the grade 3 team. Mrs. Sandra Hall, formerly our Behavior Interventionist, has been selected as our new Band & Music teacher.  Finally, Mr. Collin Powers has been joined the grade 2 team of teachers!

I look forward to all that these teachers will contribute to our Mary Morrisson community and, I have no doubt, our newest staff members will soon find out what a great school Mary Morrisson is!

Starting the School Year Right!

We look forward to seeing all of our families at our Parent Open House on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 PM! This event is the perfect opportunity for setting goals for the year and finding out about your child’s new grade and classroom! Please plan on joining us!

Please be sure your child/children bring their Summer Reading Logs back to school.  We will be celebrating their success with an Ice Cream Truck visit!

The First Two Weeks…

The first few weeks of school is an important time for parents to get involved in their children’s education.  Routines established at home in this critical period profoundly affect the likelihood of students’ success.  Conversations about school activities help children recognize that their parents value success in school.  Checking with the teacher to ensure children are well-prepared and ready to succeed is recommended early and often!  So please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or me, at school anytime!

Our bell schedule has not changed. Our school day begins at 8:55 am and we start dismissal at 3:20 pm, so please make sure your child is present and arrives on time each day!  Excellent attendance is the first step to helping our children do their best - Thanks!!

Finally, I would like to extend our heartfelt welcome to a new year at Mary Morrisson!  Your support is key to our success in whatever ways you can offer it.  The start of the school year offers a unique opportunity for students, teachers, and families to plan for their year of learning together.  It’s a time to set goals, acknowledge challenges, and look forward to the year ahead!

 -Mrs. Miner