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  • Poem In Your Pocket

    “Do you have a poem in your pocket?” Morse first and second-graders asked that question throughout the day on Thursday as they celebrated “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” The tradition of reading a poem aloud to a friend or classmate is part of National Poetry month.

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  • Flexible Classrooms

    When you walk into classrooms at W.L. Morse you will see some students working at a standing desk engrossed in their project, other students collaborating at a table, and still additional children sitting in a cubby with a pillow and blanket reading a book. These different environments in one classroom represent the Flexible Learning Spaces that now exist in the elementary school.

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  • Family Math Night

    Visual Story: Our students enjoyed using their math skills during Family Math Night. Here are some moments from the evening.

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  • Lunch With Principal Walley

    Throughout the school year you will find Morse Principal Torrance Walley sitting on stage in the auditorium eating lunch with his students. Principal Walley is holding lunches with all the classes at Morse, 405 students, in an effort to get to know each child individually.

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  • Dominican Independence

    Morse students are ready to celebrate the Dominican Republic’s independence on Feb. 27. Second-graders learned more about the culture and geography during their FLES periods

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  • Picasso People

    The works of Pablo Picasso came to life today at W.L. Morse for Jeannette Dietz’s second grade art students. They have been studying the famous artist and creating two works of art of their own mimicking his style.

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  • The Art Of Flamenco:

    First grade students from Morse discovered the art of Flamenco Dancing on January 17 as they watched professional Flamenco Dancers and then moved their own arms and legs to the music. The District’s FLES program provides Spanish foreign language and culture classes to Elementary School students from kindergarten through third grade. The idea is to provide students with a strong base in the Spanish language.

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  • Morse Mural - The Dot

    When you exit through the front doors at W.L. Morse and gaze upwards, your eyes focus on a mural filled with multi-colored dots consisting of different designs. The artwork was created by all the students in the school. “Every year I start with a mural,” said art teacher Jeannette Dietz. “We all come together and make art. The project fosters team-building and is motivating.”

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  • Hour of Coding

    Students in Christine Groven and David Suarez’ first grade class at W.L. Morse sat at their desks and concentrated on the task before them – helping Pixel the dog find his family. This may sound like a simple computer game, but it more - the lesson teaches coding.

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  • Morse Mural

    Mrs. Dietz's first and second grade art classes have been hard at work creating a beautiful mural to permanently display at Morse school. Each class read the children's book "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds. The story is about a little girl named Vashti who goes to art class and just doesn't know what to draw. Her art teacher suggests, "just make a mark and see where it takes you!"

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  • Saving The Monarch Butterfly:

    You could hear the excitement in the Morse auditorium Friday when parent Carol Vinzant released a Monarch butterfly with the help of first and second-graders. Known as everybody’s favorite butterfly, the black, orange and white insect could face endangerment and that is why Vinzant and parent Ginny Williams explained how the community can make a difference. Monarch butterflies only eat a plant called milkweed and Vinzant said pesticides, global warming and severe weather have impacted the plant and the species over time.

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  • Estuary Investigation:

    Second graders from W.L. Morse held on tightly to the seashells they discovered on the shore of the Hudson, the spoils of their morning at Kingsland Point Park. “I like how the sea shells show a rainbow,” said Lauren Taub as she marched with her class to another station Thursday at the Kathryn Davis Riverwalk Center.

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  • Principal Walley’s Read Aloud

    What better way to welcome students to a new school year than with a book. Thursday, August 16th, Torrance Walley, the new principal at W.L. Morse, read The Kissing Hand to incoming first and second-graders

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  • Meet and Greet

    “Meet and Greet” events for W.L. Morse parents and students will take place in the W.L Morse Auditorium on August 16th at 10 AM and 6:30 PM, and August 28th at 1 PM and 6:30 PM. Mr. Walley will be introducing himself and reading a favorite children's book to attending students and parents.

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  • Morse Supply List

    Click here for 2018-19 Supply Lists

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  • The 27th Annual Rose Ceremony

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  • Preparing for Third Grade

    On Friday, June 1, the second graders visited W.I. School. The morning began with a question/answer session in the auditorium with Principal Susan Bretti. After that, the teachers and students were given tours by smiley, helpful fourth graders

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  • Morse Hosts Pop-up Museum

    W.L. Morse Elementary School hosted a pop-up museum in April to bring the local history of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow to life as our students study our community's past. John Predovan of Beekman Vintage generously loaned our school antiques from Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. Ms. Sansky, district speech-language pathologist, added items from further away

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  • Placement Information

    The student class placement procedure for the next school year is about to begin. Our teaching staff and administration take this responsibility seriously, and we approach placement in as objective a fashion as possible. Grade level teachers meet with the Principal to consider carefully each child’s special needs. Your child’s present teacher has a year’s worth of current, rich information and insight concerning the conditions under which your child learns best.

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  • Grade 1 Parent Orientation

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  • Second Graders Visit Peabody Preserve

    Second graders spent the day at the Peabody Preserve Outdoor Classroom this week. While they were there they took a run through the trails, created an art project, wrote sensory poems, and sketched a variety of plants that can be found at the preserve.

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  • Relay for Life Bake Sale

    Last Friday, the staff at WL Morse, prepared baked goods for our first Relay for Life Bake Sale. Our parking lot was bustling at 7:30a.m. with parents and children eager to support our efforts to raise money for The American Cancer Society.

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  • Acts of Kindness are Ageless

    On April 24, the second graders in Ms. Fradkin’s and Mrs. Perez’s class visited some residents at Kendal on Hudson, a senior living community in Sleepy Hollow. The children read poetry, sang songs, and asked questions to the residents

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  • We Are Responsible for Our Planet

    In celebration of Earth Day 2018, Ms. Fradkin’s class participated in a school community outdoor clean up! With gloved hands, we roamed the parking lot and playgrounds to collect trash and put it into its proper place.

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  • Students Learn the Art of Flamenco Dancing

    First grade students from the WL Morse School know how to move. Instructor Rebecca Thomas showed the students the proper steps of the traditional Spanish dance.

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