Summer flew by so fast! I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child. My name is Laura Morris and this will be my eleventh year at Madison Crossing. I taught four years of Kindergarten at Madison Crossing before moving up to first grade in 2010. This year will be my seventh in the first grade classroom. I love first grade students and curriculum! I’m entering my eighteenth year of teaching. Throughout my teaching career I have taught elementary students in various grades and school districts around Mississippi. My husband, Prentiss Morris, and I have been married for almost eighteen years. We have two children together. Our daughter Kathryn will be a 7th grader at Germantown Middle School and our son Sam will be in 4th grade here at MCE. We are active members of Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Ridgeland, where I help in the nursery each Sunday and my husband works in the audio/video ministry. We live in Madison and feel blessed to be a-part of this great community!
Together, we will be partners in your child’s education this year as he/she grows to their fullest potential. I am committed to ensuring that my students ENJOY learning, have lots of opportunities to learn, and that each one makes continued gains throughout the school year. It’s amazing to see how much students will learn and grow in such a short time! To help us work together, you will receive a weekly newsletter (entitled Morris’s Memos) that will let you know about class events, dates for field trips, homework for the week, and upcoming skills that will be introduced. We will also touch base throughout the year with parent/teacher conferences and report cards (sent home each 9-weeks). Feel free to contact me throughout the week by calling the school office (601-898-7710) and leaving a brief message, through my school e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by sending a note in your child’s daily folder (red). I will try my best to respond to any communication by the end of that work day or the next day during my planning period. I will work diligently to help your child become successful and I feel blessed to have this opportunity.