Madison Crossing Elementary

Mark Of Excellence

Laura Morris

                     Morris’s Memos

                   May 19 - 22, 2014


Theme:  Summer Fun


Wewill be celebrating the last week of school with some special fun treats thisweek! Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to send in items for thesedays. The last day of school is this Thursday,May 22nd.  We will dismiss at 11:30.


If your child will be hereon Thursday please remember to:


·       senda lunch with your child (We will get sack lunches from the cafeteria for thosewho signed up for one.)

·       senda note if your child will go home a different way than his/her regulartransportation.


If your child will NOT behere on Thursday please remember to:


·       letus know when your child’s last day will be so we can have his/her things readyto send home.


Thankyou all for making this a great year!!! We could not have done it without yoursupport! We are very proud of the growth our students made this year and weencourage you to keep reading and writing over the summer. We wish each of youa safe and wonderful summer vacation!! See you back in August!


FirstGrade Teachers







Hello!  My name is Laura Morris and this is my eighth year to be teaching under the leadership of Dr. Martha D'Amico at Madison Crossing Elementary School.  GO MAVS!!!
This year will mark my fourth year as a First grade teacher.  I've completed fourteen years of teaching in various elementary grades but I have most recently enjoyed four years in the Kindergarten classroom prior to coming to first grade.  I absolutely love this age group because they are truly curious and energetic and the possibilities for growth are so great!  It still amazes me to see just how much each student grows from the beginning of first grade to the end of the year.
I want to officially "Welcome you to First grade!"  We are going to have a great time this year as we develop our reading, writing, and use of numbers.  We are partners in your child's education.  By working together, we can ensure that your child has a successful learning experience this year.  I will communicate your child's progress through: a weekly newsletter (telling about class events, any reminders, test items, homework, and skills that are being focused on for that week), calls home or emails, parent/teacher conferences in the Fall and Spring (if necessary), signed paper folders (each Tuesday or Wednesday), as well as report cards.  Communication is key, so if you have any concerns or questions during the year, please call the school, email me, or send a note in your child's take-home folder.  First grade students will be given Math homework (2-3 times a week), spelling words to practice nightly, and a book-in-a-bag (3-4 times a week) to read to a parent/guardian.  I would also encourage you to have your child write during the week as well, whether it is helping you with a grocery list, practicing on readable handwriting, sending a thank you note or letter to a friend or family member, or writing their own story to share at the dinner table.  Please help make school a priority by spending time together working on these activities/homework with your child.  It will help reinforce what is being taught at school on a daily basis.
Educationally yours,
Laura Morris