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Morris Area Community Education

School District 2769


PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES | PAGE 2

2019—2020 Morris Area School Pre-Kindergarten/School Readiness Classes

Classes run September 9—May 15 • Children must be toilet trained to attend any Pre-K/SR classes • Registration for Pre-K/SR can be done in person or mailed in • First payment due with registration • Future payments will be processed on the 1 st of each month starting in October • There will be a $50 cancellation fee if you choose to withdraw your child from a class • Priority will be given to Morris Area School District and Open Enrolled Families • No Pre-K/SR classes December 16—January 6 • Prior to August 1, children can register for up to 3 full days of classes • After August 1, children can register for additional classes if there is space available • Parent/Student/Teachers conferences with be held September 3—5; times will be assigned. Enrollment requirement: A copy of child’s birth certificate, current immunization records, & registration form. Registration will be complete when all 3 papers are received with payment.

4 and 5 Years Old, Kindergarten Eligible Fall 2020

4 and 5 Years Old, Kindergarten Eligible Fall 2020

Thursday

8:00—3:00 Pre-Kindergarten Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday (Sept 10—May 15) 4 Days a Week | COURSE NO 4401 9 Payments: $397

8:00—3:00 Pre-Kindergarten Tuesday/Thursday (Sept 10—May 14) 2 Days a Week COURSE NO. 4402 9 Payments: $204

8:00—3:00 Pre-Kindergarten Tuesday/Thursday (Sept 10—May 14) 2 Days a Week See Tuesday for fee information.

3, 4, and 5 Years Old Pre-Kindergarten Class Kindergarten Eligible Fall 2020 and 2021

3, 4, and 5 Years Old Bilingual Class Kindergarten Eligible Fall 2020 and 2021

Monday

Wednesday

8:00—3:00 Pre-Kindergarten Bilingual Class Mondays (Sept 9—May 11) 1 Day a Week COURSE NO. 4404 9 Payments: $102 Monday & Wednesday 2 Days a Week COURSE NO. 4403 (Sept 9—May 13) 9 Payments: $210

Are you looking for 8:00 – 3:00 Pre-Kindergarten Bilingual Class more than 2 days of Wednesday Pre-K/SR classes for (Sept 11—May 13) your child? 1 Day a Week Combine 1 or 2 days COURSE NO. 4405 of Bilingual Pre-K 9 Payments: $109 with one of the other Monday & Wednesday Pre-K/SR 2 Days a Week options.

Monday 8:00 – 3:00 Pre-Kindergarten Mondays (Sept 9—May 11) 1 Day a Week COURSE NO. 4407 9 Payments: $102 Monday & Wednesday 2 Days a Week COURSE NO. 4406 (Sept 9—May 13) 9 Payments: $210

See Monday for fee information.

3 and 4 Years Old, Kindergarten Eligible Fall 2021

Tuesday

Thursday

8:00 – 11:00 Pre-Kindergarten Tuesday/Thursday (Sept 10—May 14) 2 Days a Week COURSE NO. 4409 9 Payments: $88

8:00 – 11:00 Pre-Kindergarten Tuesday/Thursday (Sept 10—May 14) 2 Days a Week

12:00 – 3:00 Pre-Kindergarten Tuesday/Thursday (Sept 10—May 14) 2 Days a Week COURSE NO. 4410 9 Payments: $88

See Tuesday for fee information. 12:00 – 3:00 Pre-Kindergarten Tuesday/Thursday (Sept 10—May 14) 2 Days a Week

Let’s Play Outside! Connecting Kids to Nature 4 Classes—$32 COURSE NO. 4311 Mondays, September 16 — October 7 12:00—3:00 p.m.

STEM Creating the World through Blocks 4 Classes—$32 COURSE NO. 4312 Mondays, October 14 — November 4 12:00—3:00 p.m.

ART-O-RAMA

4 Classes—$32 COURSE NO. 4314 Mondays, November 11—December 2 12:00—3:00 p.m.

Four Star Parent Aware rated program!

Are you looking for more than 2 days of Pre-K/SR classes for your child? Combine 1 or 2 days of Pre-K with one of the other Pre-K/SR options.

8:00 – 3:00 Pre-Kindergarten Wednesday (Sept 11—May 13) 1 Day a Week COURSE NO4408 9 Payments: $109 Monday & Wednesday 2 Days a Week See Monday for fee information.

Financial assistance and scholarships may be available to qualifying families. Scholarship options include Child Care Aware Pathway I, MDE Pathway II, and MACE local scholarship.

We encourage you to apply for scholarships as soon as you know you would like to attend programming to ensure that funds will be available. All Scholarship applications are available at the Morris Area Community Education Office. Families may be asked to provide proof of income. All information provided is confidential. For further information, please call Diane Strobel at 320-585-2237 or dstrobel@morris.k12.mn.us.

Early Childhood Screening is a requirement for all Pre-K/SR Classes (Ages 3-5) Early Childhood Screening needs to be completed within 90 days of program entry. The screening will be done by Horizon Public Health. Early Childhood Screening only needs to be completed once, and if it has already been done by Public Health or a family physician, please make sure to forward the screening results to our program. If you need your child screened, appointments can be made by calling Public Health at 320-208-6688.

Fall 2019 ECFE Classes

Monday

9 Classes—$32 COURSE NO. 6405 $12/Additional Child COUSRE NO. 6405A Mondays, September 30—November 25 9:00—10:30 a.m.

Morris Area ECFE/School Readiness is a

Wednesday

TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

See Tuesday for fee information.

Marvelous Mixed Age Class

WAITLIST

Tuesday WAITLIST

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Friday Fall Nature Walk

No-Drama Discipline The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind 5 Classes - $20per family COURSE NO. 6406 Tuesdays September 24—October 22 6:00—7:30 p.m.

Kids in the Kitchen Pizza

Tuesday, November 12—$9 COURSE NO. 6402 5:00—6:30 p.m.

Buckets of Paint

Tuesday, November 19—$6 COURSE NO. 6408 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Crafts, Cards, & Cookies

Family Playtimes

Thursday Evenings September 20—October 11 6:00—7:30 p.m.

Special Theme Nights Outdoor in OLE September 19—OLE Science Fun October 3

Creative Arts September 26 and October 10

Tuesday, December 10 $6 per family COURSE NO. 6404 6:00—7:30 p.m.

Early Childhood Screening Parents of 3 to 4 year old children

Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how children are developing between the ages of 3 to 4 years. It identifies, at an early stage, possible learning or health concerns so that children can get the help they need before starting school. Early Childhood Screening is not an IQ test or a kindergarten entrance exam, although Morris Area Pre-Kindergarten classes require that screening be done within 90 days of program entry and it is required by state law for children before they can begin in kindergarten. Early Childhood Screening only needs to be completed once. Screening is a free review of your child’s vision, hearing, height, weight, overall development, and immunization records. For the Morris Area schools, children are screened at Horizon Public Health by a nurse. Watch for an information packet in the mail shortly after your child turns threeand-a-half years of age. If you do not receive a packet, call the Public Health office at 320-208-6672 to set up the day and time for your child’s screening. For more information contact Diane Strobel at 320-585-2237 or dstrobel@morris.k12.mn.us or Horizon Public Health at 320-208-6672.

The School Census You matter to us!

The school census is a list of students from birth to school age. It is used to inform parents about opportunities that their child needs to be ready to enter school when they turn five years of age. Notifications for events and programs such as early childhood screening, pre-kindergarten opportunities, special events, family nights, kindergarten registration, etc. will be mailed to families based on the census data. If you have just had a new baby, recently moved into the school district, have recently changed your address, or want to make sure your children are on the birth to 5 census, please contact Diane Strobel by calling 585-2237 or e-mail her at dstrobel@morris.k12.mn.us with updates to ensure you receive the necessary information!

4 Classes—$16 per family COURSE NO. 6407 Fridays, September 20—October 11 9:00—10:30 a.m.

Drop In &Play

4 Classes—$8 COURSE NO. 6409 $2/Additional Child COURSE NO. 6409A Fridays, November 15—December 13 No class on November 29 9:00—10:15 a.m.

Fantastic Fall

4 Classes—$32 COURSE NO. 4310 September 20—October 11 12:00—3:00 p.m.

Generating An Attitude of Gratitude 4 Classes—$32 COURSE NO. 4313 Fridays, November 15—December 13 No class November 29 12:00—3:00 p.m.

Stevens County ECI Halloween Party Friday, October 25 5:30 to 7:30

WANTED Parents Interested in Serving on the ECFE/Pre-K Advisory Council

Do you want to get involved in your child(ren)’s education? We are looking for interested parents to join the ECFE/Pre-K advisory council. The ECFE/Pre-K Advisory Council meets 3 times a year to discuss programming, legislative issues, special event planning, fundraising, and more. Free child care is provided during the meetings. For more information or to volunteer, call Diane Strobel 585-2237 or e-mail dstrobel@morris.k12.mn.us


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Explore S’more Classes Fo r a g e s 3 , 4 , a n d 5 + P o t t y T r a i n e d

STEM

Creating the World through Blocks

Fantastic Fall In this class your child will have fun learning about the fall season. Fall brings about many changes in nature as leaves transform; pumpkins, apples, and other produce abound; animals prepare for winter; and much more. The students will get the opportunity to discover about all these areas through experiences that provide hands on learning, exploring, and discovery around the season of fall. 4 Classes—$32—COURSE NO. 4310 Fridays, September 20— October 8 12:00—3:00 p.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A

ART-O-RAMA

This class will provide fun, dynamic ways for STEM is an acronym for science, technology, Pre-K children to develop creativity, sharpen engineering, and math. Young children are fine motor skills, while building their artistic avid STEM investigators, eager to explore and confidence. Students will be encouraged to invent. In this class, students will use these STEM skills to create their own reality using a explore many ways to create; getting their hands wide variety of different blocks. Students will into lots of different mediums: Paint, Clay, Chalk, let their critical thinking skills and creativity String, Collage, & more in order to create special, unique works of art their loved ones can come alive to design a single item proudly display! and/or vast projects. 4 Classes—$32—COURSE NO. 4312 Mondays, October 14 —November 4 12:00—3:00 p.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A

4 Classes—$32—COURSE NO. 4314 Mondays, November 11—December 2 12:00—3:00 p.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A

Let’s Play Outside!

Generating An Attitude of Gratitude

Engaging children in the wonders that exist all around them is especially important in their early years. Children’s hands-on experiences in nature contribute to early brain development at a very crucial time in their growth . Observe, listen, and feel. Pre-K children are natural explorers. Nurture that curiosity during this nature-themed class designed to encourage exploration and discovery in the great outdoors.

When children are young, it's easy to remind them to say, "please & thank you"; yet, it’s important to challenge them to go beyond to develop a thankful heart. It also helps to model and teach appreciation for gratefulness to be instilled. In this class, there will be projects, books, and experiences that encourage students to think about others; count their blessings; and exercise manners to help them embrace an attitude of gratitude

Connecting Kids to Nature

4 Classes—$32 —COURSE NO. 4311 Mondays, September 16 —October 7 12:00—3:00 p.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A

4 Classes—$32—COURSE NO. 4313 Fridays, November 15—December 13 No Class—November 29 12:00—3:00 p.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A


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Kids in the Kitchen Birth to Grade 3

It’s kids cooking night! Come spend one or two evenings cooking supper together with your children. There will be an opportunity to measure, mix, stir, and bake to make food to share family style. Join us for fun, food, and fellowship! The entire family is welcome to attend! Join 1 or both of the classes.

Pizza Party 1 Class—$9/Family Tuesday, November 12 5:00—6:30 p.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A COURSE NO. 6403

ECFE’s Fall Nature Walks

Enjoy the great outdoors with your family by joining ECFE’s Fall Nature Walk class. Two classes will be spent enjoying the Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE) and two will be spent exploring two nearby natural locations —the Scandia Woods Environmental Learning Lab better known as SWELL and Morris Wetland Management District . 4 Classes—$16/Family Fridays, September 20—October 11 9:00—10:30 a.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A COURSE NO. 6407

Buckets of Paint!

Non-separating Class (child and caregiver together for entire class)

In this class, the entire family can explore their artistic abilities to their fullest! Experiment with unusual paints, brushes, and techniques to create masterpieces any refrigerator would be proud to wear! A short group time with songs and finger plays will conclude the class. 1 Class—$6/Family Tuesday, November 19 6:00—7:30 p.m. MAES ECFE Rooms in Pod A COURSE NO. 6408

Spooktacular Halloween Party Friday, October 25 5:30—7:30 p.m. MAES Gymnasium

There will be Halloween games, prizes, crafts, face painting, inflatables, a haunted house, and more! Look for flyers and more details as this special day approaches!

No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. This is a book study class for parents with children birth to 3rd grade.

Marvelous Mixed Age Class For children ages 0—5 and parents

Separating Class (child and caregiver separate for half of the class)

Children and their parents are invited to spend time playing together while they learn. Each class will include learning stations, circle time, and a child-only class experience. During this time, children stay and play with the Early Childhood Teacher and assistant while parents go to meet with a Parent Educator to discuss topics helpful for raising young children. Classes will include informal parent discussion on topics determined by parent needs/interests and teacher suggestions. 9 Classes—$37—COURSE NO. 6405 $12.50 each additional child—COURSE NO. 6405A Mondays, September 30 —November 25 9:00—10:30 a.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A

ECFE Family Playtimes

Non-separating Class (child and caregiver together for entire class)

Bring the entire family and meet other parents/ children, enjoy time playing and creating with your kids, and more! Special themes each week as follows:

Playtime in OLE: September 19 Science Fun and Exploration: October 3 Creative Arts & Sensory Fun: September 26 and October 10 No registration or fee—come when you can! 4 Classes —Thursday Evenings September 19—October 10 6:00—7:30 p.m. MAEC ECFE Rooms—Pod A

Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation. Complete with candid parenting stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors’ suggestions to life, No-Drama Discipline shows you how to work with your child’s developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.

5 Classes—$20 per family Tuesday, September 24— October 22 6:00—7:30 p.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A COURSE NO. 6406

Drop in and Play

For families with children birth —age 5

Non-separating Class (child and caregiver together for entire class)

This is the perfect class to come and experience fun activities with other parents and children. Participants will enjoy a variety of learning experiences and a circle time of songs and movement. Activities will include creative art, science, movement, reading, sensory play and more! An early childhood educator will be available to help you guide your children’s activities. A parent educator will be available to discuss any parenting concerns or answer questions during the time when you and your child are playing together.

4 Classes—$10—COURSE NO. 6409 $4 for each additional sibling—COURSE NO. 6409A Fridays, November 15—December 13 No class November 29 9:00—10:15 a.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A

Holiday Crafts, Cards, & Cookies Birth to Grade 3

Non-separating Class (child and caregiver together for entire class)

Come join us for a special holiday class with your child. Along with holiday memories, we’ll be making crafts, cards, and decorating cookies to have for a snack. We will also have a circle time with familiar holiday songs. Older siblings are welcome to attend! 1 Class—$6/Family Tuesday, December 10 6:00—7:30 p.m. MAES ECFE Rooms—Pod A COURSE NO. 6410

13th Annual Early Childhood Professionals Conference

Keynote Presenter, Daniel J. Hodgins topic will be: “Warning! Play is on the Extinction List” This training will look at what children learn from play and how the environments of play support that learning. Look for more information & registration material soon! There will be 6 training hours for those attending the full day of training. Parent Aware quality workshops. Call Diane Strobel at 320-585-2237 or email dstrobel@morris.k12.mn.us with any questions.

Saturday, October 5th

Morris Area Elementary School

8:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

Childcare Provider + Child Classes These free classes are open to all providers in Stevens County. You must provide transportation to and from class. Space is limited; register early. These classes are sponsored by the Stevens County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI). Please call Diane Strobel to register, 320-585-2237. Monday, September 23 9:00—10:30 a.m. Weather permitting, we will explore our new Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE). Monday, December 16 9:15—10:45 a.m. Providers will receive a 1 Hour Training Certificate for those attending.

Labor, Delivery, & Beyond

Expecting a baby? This class will provide information about stages of labor, labor techniques, comfort measures, fetal development, child development, parenting, infant/child CPR, and more.

Upcoming Class September 30—October 28

September 30 to October 11 SCMC Multi-Purpose Room, Lower Level October 21 and 28 MAES ECFE Pod A 6:30—8:30 p.m. COURSE NO. 6421E

Call Diane Strobel for registration information, 320-585-2237.


Morris Area Community Education and Recreation

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Scholarship Opportunities

A jointly sponsored program of School District 2769 and the City of Morris

Pre-registration is a must for all classes and trips offered by Morris Area Community Education. Register early, as we reserve the right to cancel any courses without minimum enrollments one week prior to the class start date. We consider you registered when your registration form and fee have been received by our office. You will not receive a call confirming your registration. We will only call if a class is cancelled.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be made if enrollment is not sufficient to run the class. If a class does not meet your expectations, you may request a refund up to two days after the first class meeting. NO REFUNDS will be made after that time.

It is our policy that no one shall be denied the opportunity to participate in a Community Education class because of inability to pay. Contact the Community Education Director to inquire about scholarships. No more than one waiver or class scholarship shall be granted per person per session. Thank you to the Stevens County Family Services Collaborative and the Morris Area Public Schools Foundation for making these scholarships possible.

Facility Use

We encourage groups and organizations to utilize school district facilities. Usage of rooms, gyms, auditoriums, etc. in the school buildings is reserved through Community Education. A completed building use permit is required. Nominal rental fees are charged depending on your group. Service fees such as custodial and food services may also be charged depending on your specific permit requests. Contact the Morris Area Community Education office in the Elementary School, 320-589-4394.

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The primary goals of the Morris Area Community Education In-House Basketball program are team orientation, an equal opportunity for boys and girls, and affordable fees. The MACE philosophy is to strive to create a positive, fun environment for boys and girls to develop basketball skills, promote teamwork, and instill in them the principles of sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect. A fun and rewarding experience for each child is of the utmost importance to us. MACE provides an in-house program with practices on Saturdays and Mondays. The inhouse program runs mid-November through February, while traveling teams typically conclude in March. Traveling teams compete against teams from other communities on multiple weekends. The first in-house practice/event of the year will be Saturday, November 23. Be looking for registration forms in mid-September.

I hereby waive and release Morris Area Community Education, the City of Morris, and Morris Area School and their employees from any and all liability for any damages or injuries while participating in any activities. I agree to allow Morris Area Community Education to use any photos of me and/or my children for publicity purposes. Signature________________________________________________ Date________________

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organization coordinated through the University of Minnesota, Morris. As a community engagement program, BFLF will pair your child with a college student to give your child a positive role model. Your big friend will spend about 2 hours a week with your child; however, it is important to note that this is a mentor program, not a babysitting program. There will be monthly group activities/parties to attend which are sponsored by the program. If you are interested in involving your child in the program, please email ummbflf@morris.umn.edu for more information or an application.

Contact 320-589-3349 for schedules or text message to 320-491-9578. More information is available at angelldancearts.blogspot.org.

Youth Hockey Registration Youth hockey registration will be at the Lee Community Center (Hockey Rink) in Morris on Sunday, August 25 & Wednesday, August 28 from 7:00—8:00 p.m. Registration is free for 1st time skaters! Equipment rentals available for younger skaters. Boys & girls of all ages can play! Visit our website: www.mbastorm.com for more information or contact Darron Carr at 952-913-2194.

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Guitar Lessons

Let’s Lego Grades K—6

Cars, boats, houses, and more! You can build it all while using our extravagant Legos Express collection. Each class is a fun, enriching experience, building new projects each session. 3 Sessions—$20 ($15 if registered before September 18) November 4, 5, 6 3:30—4:30 p.m. MAES Cafeteria COURSE NO. 1466

Barb Wilts, Instructor Grades 4—Adult

Instructor Barb Wilts has been playing guitar and teaching music in the Morris Area School District for 25 years. She is looking forward to continuing her work with students interested in learning how to play the guitar. Lessons are beginner and intermediate levels, teaching basic chords, notes, and strumming patterns. Please register by calling Morris Area Community Education at 320-5894394. You will be contacted after registering, to set up specific lesson dates and times. Lessons can be scheduled Monday through Thursday between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m.

3-Pack of 30 Minute Individual Lessons—$55 MAES Band Practice Room COURSE NO. 1425A

Ukulele Lessons Barb Wilts, Instructor Grades 4—Adult

Instructor Barb Wilts has been teaching ukulele units in her middle school choir classes the last 3 years. She is looking forward to continuing her work with students interested in learning how to play the ukulele. Lessons are beginner level, teaching basic chords and strumming patterns. Please register by calling Morris Area Community Education at 320-589-4394. You will be contacted after registering to set up specific lesson dates and times. Lessons can be scheduled Monday through Thursday between 3:30—6:00 p.m.

3-Pack of 30 Minute Individual Lessons—$55 MAES Band Practice Room COURSE NO. 1425B

Voice Lessons

Ana Miller, Instructor Ages 14—Adult

Ana is looking forward to continuing her work with students interested in voice lessons during the school year. Please register by calling Morris Area Community Education at 320-589-4394. You will be contacted by Ana after registering, to set up specific lesson dates and times.

3-Pack of 30 Minute Individual Lessons—$65 MAES Band Practice Rooms COURSE NO. 1424A

P R A I R I E F I R E C H I L D R E N ’ S T H E AT R E A N D M O R R I S A R E A C O M M U N I T Y E D U C A T I O N P R E S E N T

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Let’s go to the hop! An original musical set in the 1950’s.

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre has roles for movers, singers, aspiring actors, and every student in between! Ages 7—18 are invited to audition!

Auditions

Monday, December 2, 3:30—5:30 p.m. / 7:45 p.m. Morris Area High School Auditorium

A portion of the cast may need to stay following auditions until 7:45 p.m.

Rehearsals

Performance Saturday, December 7 1:00 p.m. Morris Area Elementary Concert Hall

Ticket Prices

Adult (18-64)—$6 Senior (65+)—$4 Students (K-12)—$4 Pre-School & Under—Free

Tuesday, December 3, 3:30—7:45 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 3:30—7:45 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 3:30—7:45 p.m. Friday, December 6, 3:30—7:45 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (If Necessary) Morris Area High School Auditorium You must be able to attend all rehearsals.

$40

($35 if registered before November 26) COURSE NO. 3501


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Figure Skating + Basic Skills Kelly White Ages 4+

These classes will emphasize the basic skills of skating for levels 1—8 along with Free Skate 1—4. Classes are open to all levels, beginner through experienced. Students will be placed according to skating ability. Participants must furnish their own skates that fit properly, be sharp, and have good laces—no double runners. Hockey players are welcome to register as well. Let’s get skating!

4 Sessions—$50 ($45 if registered before October 26) Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 9:00—10:00 a.m. COURSE NO. 1418

Dakota/Lakota Languages and Cultures Class

Tabitha Morris and Claudia Iron Hawk Grades K—12

Join us for this new enrichment course series that introduces participants to two of the Midwest region’s Indigenous languages, cultural traditions, and cultures of today. We will learn through a combination of high-quality contemporary Dakota and Lakota literature and stories, games, art, music, hands-on activities, and fun outings! A healthy afternoon will be provided each day of class. All students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 are welcome, and sibling groups are encouraged to enroll together! Scholarships are available upon request to families who qualify.

Kelly started figure skating when she was 3 years old, and competitive skating when she was 10. Kelly has been coaching with the Alexandria Figure Skating Club for 16+ years, and currently coaches competitive skaters, while being a member of the USFSA and the PSA. With extensive training in basic skills, freeskate, moves in the field, dance, pairs, figure skating, hockey, and power skating, she is excited to share her passion with the Morris community!

Lee Community Center Open Skate Schedule Free open skate is intended for Morris area residents only and is for recreational skating only. NO HOCKEY.

Sunday, 10/27

6:30—8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 10/30

Wear a Halloween costume!

Wednesday, 11/6

7:00—8:30 p.m.

Sunday, 11/3

Sunday, 11/10

Wednesday, 11/13 Sunday, 11/17

Wednesday, 11/20

Spook & Skate

7:00—8:30 p.m.

6:30—8:00 p.m.

6:30—8:00 p.m.

7:00—8:30 p.m.

Sunday, 12/1

6:30—8:00 p.m.

Sunday, 12/8

Wednesday, 12/11 Sunday, 12/15

Wednesday, 12/18 Sunday, 12/22

Wednesday, 12/25 Sunday, 12/29

Monday, 12/30

Tuesday, 12/31

Magicians in the Making David Wing, Instructor Grades 3—6

Abracadabra, alakazam! They say a magician never reveals their secrets, but this is your chance to uncover some tips and tricks of the trade. The first day will cover magic basics of card handling. The second day will explore card magic. On day three, students will practice prop magic including cups and balls and a sponge ball vanishing trick. The fourth day will conclude with basic street magic. Magic difficulty will vary depending on the age and student abilities.

4 Sessions—$20 ($15 if registered before September 17) September 24, October 1, 8, 15 3:30—4:30 p.m. Morris Area Elementary School Cafeteria COURSE NO. 1414

7:00—8:30 p.m.

6:30—8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 12/4

3:15—5:00 p.m. Morris Area High School Media Center 1 Child—COURSE NO. 2632A 2+ Children—COURSE NO. 2632B

6:30—8:00 p.m.

Sunday, 11/24

Wednesday, 11/27

14 Sessions—$15 for first child, $25/family (cap for 2+ children) Mondays, September 9—December 9 (Except for Mondays when Morris Area Schools are closed)

CLOSED

7:00—8:30 p.m.

6:30—8:00 p.m.

7:00—8:30 p.m.

6:30—8:00 p.m.

Skating with Santa 7:00—8:30 p.m. 6:30—8:00 p.m. CLOSED

6:30—8:00 P.M.

11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Elementary Gymnastics

Our construction project in the Morris Area High School is nearly complete. When completed, we will be able to schedule Fall 2019 gymnastics classes. Please check back later this fall for updates.


Tiger Elementary Volleyball Camp Morris Tiger Volleyball Team Grades 3—6

All 3—6 graders interested in playing volleyball, learning the skills, teamwork, and playing games—this is a perfect opportunity to work with the high school Morris Tiger volleyball coaches and players. Participants will be divided into two groups; a 3-4 group and a 5-6 group.

Thursday, October 3 players are invited to the Tiger varsity home game to cheer on the Tigers! Players will receive one free admission ticket, watch an exciting match, be recognized, and receive a mini volleyball for the varsity players to sign! 7 Sessions—$50 ($45 if registered before September 2) Mondays/Wednesdays September 9, 11, 16, 18, 30, October 2 3:30—4:30 p.m. Morris Area Elementary Gym COURSE NO. 1620

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Morris Youth Soccer

Robert Frischmon, Coordinator Grades K—6

This soccer program is designed to be informative and fun. Athletes will be exposed to skill development and game play opportunities each practice. Shin guards and soccer socks are required to play. Please come prepared with a water bottle as well. Each player will receive a soccer t-shirt. Please register by August 30 to guarantee a t-shirt.

Christina Pederson

10 Sessions—$50 ($45 if registered before August 30) Tuesdays/Thursdays September 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1, 3 5:45—6:45 p.m. North side of the Elementary School COURSE NO. 1616


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Women’s Volleyball League

Men’s League Basketball

Matches will be played at the Morris Elementary School or the Morris Area High School. Games will be played on Wednesday nights. High school students (grades 10—12) who are not participating on a varsity team are allowed to play in this league. Maximum of two students on one team. Registration deadline: Wednesday, September 3. Regular League Play: September 11—November 6 League Tourney Dates: November 13, 20, December 4

Games will be played at the Morris Area Elementary School or the Morris Area High School. Games will be played on Wednesday nights, November 13— March 4. This includes a single elimination tournament with a consolation bracket to end the year. Games will begin at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., or 9:00 p.m. All games will be refereed by paid officials. Game basketballs will be provided. Registration packets are available online or in the MACE office. Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 23.

Recreation Division A relaxed, informal environment. $149—COURSE NO. 2903 MAES Gym

14 Weeks—$499 per team COURSE NO. 2906

Competitive Division A formal, follow the rules setting. $149—COURSE NO. 2902 MAES Gym

Wednesday Evenings November 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4

PADI Open Water SCUBA

Open Gym Basketball

Michael Knorr, Professional Scuba Institute, Inc.

Whether you want to explore the fresh water lakes of Minnesota or travel to exotic dive destinations around the world, this is where the excitement begins! This course is for the beginning diver who would like to get a PADI Open Water Diving Certification. To become certified, students must complete a total of four open water dives (PADI Open Water Diver) within 12 months. An additional cost applies. Contact Professional Scuba Institute, Inc. (701-238-3483) to have materials sent out as soon as you register. The manual must be read and a video watched prior to the weekend of the class. Saturday, November 9 | 8:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. Regional Fitness Center Sunday, November 10 | 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Regional Fitness Center

COURSE NO. 2700—$285.00—Includes all class/pool training, use of all necessary equipment, complete student kit (PADI Open Water Manual, PADI Log Book, PADI Electronic Dive Planner), and the priority mail shipping cost of $7.50. $100 of the course fee + shipping is non-refundable and includes all materials.

University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Football

The Morris Area Elementary Gym (Tiger Center) will be open for two hours on Sunday evenings for basketball. Those interested in shooting hoops or playing pickup games are invited to attend. Teams will be selected from those attending. Players and athletes of all ages are welcome. The fee to attend will be covered by monthly donations. Go Tiger! Sunday Evenings November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8 *No Open Gym on February 2 FREE—Thank you Tiger supporters! 6:00—8:00 p.m. MAES Gym (Tiger Center)

Morris Area Community Education has teamed up with Minnewaska Area Community Education and the University of Minnesota to offer this opportunity. You can travel to TCF Bank Stadium and cheer on the Minnesota Golden Gophers for two games! The cost of the game ticket has been covered by area businesses. Your only charge is $25 per person for the motor coach bus ride. We will be stopping to eat at a fast food restaurant (at your expense) either before or after the game. Students 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. You can register online at www.minnewaska.k12.mn.us —> Community Ed & Activities tab —> CE Class Registration Link —> Community Education Sponsored Trips. There is a 40 person minimum. For any questions or to register by phone, contact Angie VanZee in the Minnewaska Area Community Education and Activities Office at 320-239-1305 or avanzee@isd2149.org. Saturday, September 14 vs. Georgia Southern Eagles, 2:30 p.m. Bus departs Minnewaska HS at 10:45 a.m.

Tiger Movie Club If free coffee, a free treat, and a free movie sound good to you, this is the club for you. On the third Tuesday of each month, join us in the Morris Area Elementary School. The movies are shown in the beautiful Concert Hall.

The coffee and treats are provided as a gift from Morris Area Community Education. The coffee will be ready at 9:45 a.m. and the movie will be begin at 10:00 a.m. Grab a friend and join us!

SEPTEMBER 17

OCTOBER 15

Saturday, October 12 vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers, 2:30 p.m. Departure Time TBD

Adult Basic Education

Sandy Scheff-Belaen, Instructor and Sal Monteagudo, Paraeducator

Wednesdays, 5:00—8:30 p.m. MAES, Parent Education Room—Pod A

ABE, GED, and ESL classes are offered for adults that have basic educational needs, preparation for the GED tests, and for those wanting to learn English. Anyone 17 or over and is not currently enrolled in the K-12 system is eligible for classes. Classes are free; receive help to improve reading, writing, math, and everyday skills; learn to complete applications and forms; prepare for vocational school or college; prepare for the written driver’s license test; work at your own pace in a small group setting; free childcare available.

The ABCs & Ds of Medicare©

This workshop is designed to help you understand Medicare one letter at a time; in a no-pressure setting hosted by an experienced, knowledgeable agent. We will discuss Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Medical Insurance), Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D (Medicare Drug Coverage), including various costs and benefits associated with each part of Medicare.

We will also cover:  Initial Enrollment Periods  Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)  The 3 types of “secondary” insurance available in Minnesota: (Traditional Medicare Supplements, Medicare Cost Plans, and Medicare Advantage Plans).  As an added bonus, some agent “pro tips” on how to navigate your Medicare Plan choices.

The ABC’s & D’s of Medicare is strictly educational, no sales will occur, no specific products will be discussed, the presenter will not ask you for contact information. All you need to bring are your questions!

Wednesday, September 18 6:00 p.m. Morris Area Elementary School, Room C100

While walk-ins are welcome, we would prefer an RSVP for planning purposes. Please RSVP by calling 320.589.4394 or sending an email to treimers@morris.k12.mn.us

DECEMBER 17

JANUARY 21

TBD

TBD

A A RP Smart Drive r

The AARP Smart Driver Course is one of many programs offered by AARP Driver Safety. It's the nation's largest classroom and online driver safety course and it's designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. The following 4 Hour Refresher classes will be held at the Morris Area Senior Citizen Center at 603 Oregon Avenue, Morris from 5:00—9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11 and Wednesday, October 9. Please call 320-208-6600 to register. Classes are $15 per person if you present your AARP card/number at the class of $20 per person for non-members. Class sizes are limited and preregistration is required by calling 320-208-6600 (Stevens County Human Services).


English as a Second Language

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Morris Community Meals

Come connect with others in your community at a free, made from scratch community meal!

Help for adults whose native language is not English, and who need to learn or improve their English speaking, reading, spelling and writing skills. If you or someone you know would be interested in this service, call 320-589-7012 for more information. No cost. Feel free to come and go as you need during the open hours. Students can choose the day or days that work for them. E-mail ummesl@morris.umn.edu for more info about these classes.

Monday, September 30 5:30—7:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church Featuring fresh, local produce from area producers.

Fridays, 1:00—3:00 p.m. Federated Church September 20—December 6

Monday, January 20 5:30—7:30 p.m. Morris Area Elementary School This meal is provided in conjunction with the MLK Day of Service. Serve alongside UMM students; meet anytime between 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30—8:45 p.m. UMM Imholte Hall September 16—December 5

Clases de Inglés para Adultos

Durante las clases, los estudiantes practican el habla, la comprension, la escritura y la gramatica en ingles. Las clases estan alineados al calendario academico por semestres de la Universidad de Minnesota, Morris y tienen lugar en Imholte Hall de la Universidad de Minnesota, Morris. Se puede estacionar en el estacionamiento norte de la universidad, e Imholte es el primer edificio al lado izquierda cuando caminan por el campus. Todas las clases son gratis. Los lunes y jueves de 7:30 a 8:45 p.m.—Imholte Hall 16 Septiembre—5 Deciembre

Los viernes de 1:00 a 3:00 p.m.—Federated Church en frente de la escuela primaria de Morris 20 Septiembre—6 Deciembre

November—TBD 5:30—7:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church

Want to help with the cooking, serving, or clean up? Everyone welcome! To sign up for a shift, e-mail engagmnt@morris.umn.edu, call 320-589-6276, or check out our information on Facebook at UMM Community Engagement.

ESL Tutor Training

Free training for those interested in assisting in a classroom for adult English language learners. Thursday, September 5, 5:30—9:00 p.m. University of Minnesota Morris, Imholte 11 Computer Lab

You must pre-register to attend by sending an e-mail reply to: ummesl@morris.umn.edu. Please include “ESL Tutor Training” in the subject line of your e-mail and provide your full name and contact info. You may also register by phone by calling 320-589-6276. Supper will be provided.

Para mas informacion contacten ummesl@morris.umn.edu o 320-589-7012. Ademas, visita la pagina en Facebook :Morris Community ESL.

Horticulture Education Series

Training Community Volunteers in Spanish Language Translation and Interpreting

Top Performing Annuals for the Home Garden August 21, 5:15—6:15 p.m.

Tercero Program

Mission: to train volunteers to serve as community translators and interpreters for Spanish-speaking people in the Morris area community; to foster communication and understanding among local families, schools, essential services, and other local partners. In order to serve as a volunteers must complete three workshops.

October 1, 5:00—7:30 p.m.—Overview of Best Practices October 15, 5:00—7:30 p.m.—Translation October 29, 5:00—7:30 p.m.—Interpretation

Morris Public Library Community Room; free supervised play in the library on these dates. To register, e-mail engagmnt@morris.umn.edu or call 320-589-7012.

Help us celebrate

National Community Education Day!

Thursday, November 14 Please stop by the Morris Area Community Education office to celebrate National Community Education Day with us on Thursday, November 14 anytime between 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. There will be free refreshments, treats, and a chance to win over $100 worth of Community Education dollars that can be used towards any of our classes, programs, or activities. We hope to see you there!

All events are free and open to the public. August and September events take place in the Horticulture Display Garden. October and November classes will be held in the AgCountry Auditorium at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 State Hwy 329, Morris. For further information, please contact the WCROC at 589-1711 or online at wcroc.cfans.umn.edu. Join Steve Poppe for a walking tour of the annual flowers in the Horticulture Display Garden. He’ll point out he best varieties for homeowners to grow in their own landscapes.

Fresh Flavors of the Garden: Cooking with your Produce

September 18, 5:15—6:15 p.m.

Join Mary Jo Forbord of Morris Healthy Eating for a cooking demonstration on the variety of ways to use the fresh produce from your garden.

What’s Happening to our Evergreen Trees?

October 16, 12:00—1:00 p.m.

John Ball, Forestry Health Specialist with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, will present on the current state of our evergreen trees, and what we can do to ensure healthy growth.

Landscaping for and Attracting Birds

November 20, 12:00—1:00 p.m.

Margaret Kuchenreuther, Professor of Biology at UMM, shares her tips for bringing birds into your backyard.

T H A N K YO U !

A special thank you goes out to the local businesses and organizations who sponsored our summer softball program in 2019! Ag Country Farm Credit Service West River Seed Monson Motors Morris Eagles Club Evink Construction Seales & Munsterman Riley Bros Construction Superior Industries Raths Brothers Construction Riverview, LLP Also, a big hats off and thanks to the volunteers and paid staff, coaches, instructors, and umpires who helped with our summer programs, classes, leagues, and camps. Your help was greatly appreciated!

Your opinion matters!

Morris Area Community Education hopes to capture the voices and opinions of the people that matter most to us… You! By sharing your feedback on specific programs and our organization as a whole, we can continue to serve and meet the needs and interests of our participants. Please take a moment to complete our online survey to tell us how we’re doing! www.morris.k12.mn.us —>

Community Ed —> Survey

Have a great idea for a class, trip, or activity? We would love to hear it! You have the best ideas for new classes. Tell us about the programs, trips, activities, and learning adventures you’d like to see in future offerings. Call Tony Reimers at 320-585-2226 or email treimers@morris.k12.mn.us


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Morris Area Elementary A Message from the Elementary Principal

The Morris Area School District is excited to welcome you back for the 2019-2020 school year. The faculty and staff are once again busy preparing the school and classrooms for an inspiring time of learning and growth. As I begin my 25th year in education, I am excited as I have ever been to begin the school year. While we take the work we do here at MAES very seriously, I would like to take a moment and share how proud I am of our staff for their relentless pursuit of student achievement and success. Student success is the goal of all staff members at Morris Area Schools. We are committed to seeing every child reach their full potential and assure you we will do everything in our means to make that happen. We ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day, encouraging him/her to read on a regular basis, and to carefully monitor homework and progress. Research clearly shows the most significant factor influencing student success is FAMILY. Working together gives us the greatest chance for a meaningful year! Each fall, staff and students at Morris Area Elementary embrace a new theme. We were looking. The theme for the 2019—2020 school year is “We are all leaders at MAES!” We will work on the seven habits of successful people with staff which we will be teaching to OUR students. Shane Monson, Morris Area Elementary School Principal

Invest in Our Youth

MAES will continue the “Invest in our Youth” campaign for 20192020. This SINGLE* fundraising event replaces the time consuming practice of collecting fees or participating in other fundraisers as a way to pay for events/items such as a trip to the zoo, skiing, assignment books, the overnight class trip, music and PE supplies, or numerous other “extras” which enhance the educational experience for our students. This program – in which 100% of the funds directly benefit students – we ask each family to ‘sell’ one share ($35) for each child enrolled in K-6. While we will be available at open house for you to purchase your investment, families or friends may contribute at any time by sending cash or check directly to the school or going online: · Go to the Morris Area Schools web site: www.morris.k12.mn.us · Click on the “Donate to Morris Area Schools” link · Enter the “Donation Info” · Under “Apply donation to:” choose Universal · Complete information as needed (address, payment option, etc.) · Type “Additional Information/Comments” · Click on, Submit

*Activities conducted outside the school day (Comm. Ed.) and elective classes such as band may still request payments. Also, please know that other organizations, not affiliated with the school, may still ask students to fundraise. In addition, you are still responsible for school lunch, milk, and snack break payments, should you choose to participate.

Title I

Title I is a federally funded program through the Elementary & Secondary Act (ESEA) designed to provide support to students who are performing below grade level in reading and/or math. The goal is to emphasize high academic standards in an effort to help students succeed in the classroom and reach grade level performance. How are parents/guardians involved? Parents are invited to attend the school’s annual Family Fun Night held in May. Parents, staff and students may participate in the development and carrying out of a family involvement plan that spells out the goals and shared responsibilities of the child, school and parents for student success. Parents are encouraged to participate in Title I meetings and learning opportunities.

Parent's Right to Know

At the beginning of each school year, school districts must notify parents of children attending Title I schools that they can request information regarding their children's teachers. In addition, if students are taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified the parents of students in Title I schools must be notified, in a timely manner, if their child has been assigned to, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified. Please know that ALL Morris Area Elementary teachers are highly qualified. We are excited that you are taking the time to support your child’s learning through Title I services.

Assessments

In addition to statewide assessments, students will take the FASTBridge reading fluency test and the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) three times a year, during fall, winter, and spring. Information gained from these tests will help us to analyze program effectiveness, predict proficiency on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, differentiate instruction to reach all learners, and allocate resources where they are needed.

Reading Corps Continues

Students in grades K-3 will continue to benefit from the Minnesota Reading Corps program during the 2019— 2020 school year. This is the eleventh year of the program and it has been a tremendous boost for students. Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to have every child be a successful reader by the end of third grade.

New MAES Staff

Scott Gonnerman—6th Grade Hannah Plattner—1st Grade Lacey Sullivan—4th Grade Chelsey Oachs—5th Grade Abby Weick—5h Grade Amanda Welcome—K—12 ELL Teacher Tierney Gillespie—Kindergarten


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From the Desk of Troy Ferguson A Message from the Superintendent

It’s hard to believe, but our days are already getting shorter and soon the warm Summer days will turn to Fall. Fall is such an exciting time as it signals the beginning of what I’m sure will be another great school year at Morris Area Schools. As the new Superintendent for our district, I am very anxious for the school year to begin. In my short time here, I have been very impressed with this community and the support you demonstrate for this district on a consistent basis. On a personal note, my wife and I would like to thank so many of you who have welcomed us to Morris. A major reason I pursued this position was the reputation Morris has as a friendly, supportive, tight-knit community and my experience has already shown the reputation is accurate and well deserved. In addition to the fine reputation the Morris Community has earned, it is equally impressive the school board and community stakeholders had the foresight and commitment to state: The vision of Morris Area Public Schools is to become the finest school district in West Central Minnesota, while developing the district’s strategic plan. That decision to “go bold” and commit to providing a first class education and opportunities for our students made my decision to apply for the Morris Area Schools Superintendent position a very easy one and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve and work with the fine students, staff, and community members in our district. As you are all no doubt aware, the construction project in our High School is nearing completion and the pace has been frantic this summer. Rumors can gain traction and I’d like to dispel one I’ve heard recently that claims our 6-12 students will not begin school as scheduled. I’m here to report that is not true. All Summer, the School Board Finance and Facilities Committee and I have been told we will occupy the High School in time for school to start on September 3 as scheduled. That message has never waned. There may be a few items left to complete, but we have been assured they will not delay the start of school.

Please don’t hesitate to come up and introduce yourself when you see me at school or out and about town. As my predecessor Mr. Lahn told me, “the Morris Area is a special place”. I am honored to be here and I am beyond excited for school to begin. My best to you and yours,

GO TIGERS! Troy Ferguson Superintendent of Schools

For more information on Morris Area Public Schools, please visit our website:

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JMC Message Center

Keeping parents informed and involved helps to assure student safety and improve student success. With today’s on-the-go lifestyles, it has become more difficult for schools to reach families quickly and effectively. This is why Morris Area School decided to implement JMC Message Center. JMC Message Center is an essential tool for notification and communication. Within minutes of an emergency, school officials can use JMC Message Center to deliver a single, clear message to the students’ parents or guardians by telephone, cell phone, e-mail, or text in any combination. The system can also be used to notify you of a school closing due to inclement weather. It’s an equally effective way to keep you informed of everyday activities, such as event times and locations as well as schedule changes. The system is Internet based and allows each family to maintain a secure, password protected online profile. You can log into your profile at any time to update your contact information. To do this, go to the school website www.morris.k12.mn.us and click on Parent Portal. Log in using your JMC Parent Portal username and ID. Add any email or cell phone number and click on the boxes under Important Messaging Information. Maintaining the accuracy of your profile will increase the ability of the school to keep you informed. The system is ready for you at any time. We encourage all of you to take advantage of this opportunity, as we will be utilizing this system for most of our school-to-home communication. If you do not have access to a computer, please feel free to come to the school to use our facilities.

2019—2020 Bus Information

We do a “Bus Safety Program” the first week of school that all students participate in. In the classroom and on the bus we discuss the rules for waiting at the bus stops, riding the bus, and the dangers surrounding the bus. There are also bus safety reminders included with the bus route information. Bus route information will be listed on the JMC website the last week in August. Rural routes are listed under the parent’s name, by bus number, and by driver’s name. The times of pickup may have to be adjusted the first week of school. You will be notified of changes. Students on rural routes are picked up at the end of his/her driveway. Please notify the bus garage if your child won’t be riding the morning route. City stops are listed by street names and the students are picked up in groups. Pick the stop nearest to your home. Please bring your child to the bus stop before school starts so they are familiar with the stop location and how to get home from there. All students should be at their designated stop five minutes before their designated times so the bus is not late for the rest of the stops on the route. The time that is listed on the route is the time the bus will leave the designated stop.

ATTENTION MOTORISTS: Never drive by a school bus with red flashing lights and an extended stop arm whether meeting or following a school bus. The flashing yellow lights tell you the bus is preparing to stop. When the red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended you must stop 20 feet from the bus in any direction. These signals show that children are getting on or off the school bus. Motorists must not move their vehicle until the driver shuts off the red lights and the stop arm. These laws exist to protect children getting on and off the bus and to protect you from a tragedy. Unfortunately every school year we have multiple school bus stop arm violations in Morris. Violation of these laws can result in a citation and fines. Minnesota has increased the fine to $500.00 for violating the stop arm law. School bus drivers must report passing vehicles to the police department. Thank you for helping keep our children safe. Please call the Bus Garage with any questions or concerns, (320) 589-3932, Deann Recker.

2019—2020 School Lunch Information

The cafeteria is a place where students can meet before and after school to visit and relax. We like to call this the commons area. Our lunch line has two main menu lines, a Fun & Fit line, and the ala carte line. Students will have the option of choosing to have the menued lines or the ala carte line and pay with lunch account funds. Parents will have to fill out the Student Charging Form to allow students to charge more than a breakfast or lunch. The sack lunch program is also available. Parents of students may order sack lunches for their children. Our breakfast programs starts serving at 7:45 a.m. daily and at 9:45 a.m. on two hour late days. We also offer a Second Chance Breakfast for students in grades 7—12 at 10:08 a.m. We will continue to use the finger scanner instead of pin numbers for student identification for meals. If parents or students choose to, they can also type in their lunch number. Parents will still be able to check their family accounts the same as last year by going to the school website. BREAKFAST

LUNCH

Grades 1-12—$1.25

Grades K-6—$2.20

Kindergarten—Free

Grades 7-12—$2.25

Adults—$2.25

Adults—$4.00

Reduced Price—Free

Reduced Price—Free

MILK

SNACK PROGRAM

Full Year—$43.00

Full Year—$65.00

Half Year—$21.50

Half Year—$32.50

Lactose reduced milk is available upon written request to all students.

This program is offered during milk break time when snacks will be delivered to the classrooms.

Meal funds unused at the end of the school year will be credited to the next school year. If a family moves from the district or the last child in the family graduates, refunds for the credited amount will be given. Parents can pay for meals online from our website or at any office using their debit or credit card. There is no charge to parents for using rSchoolToday. Applications for free and reduced lunches are mailed to each home at the beginning of the school year. If you don’t receive one you may pick one up at the District Office or Elementary Principal’s Office. If your family did not qualify for free or reduced lunches at the beginning of the year, but your financial status changes part way through the year, you may reapply at any time. Please help support our school lunch and breakfast program by applying for free and reduced meals. Even if you don’t think you will qualify, just applying can help the budget and your application is totally confidential. Thank you for your support. We are looking forward to another good year.

The Morris Area School District has done lead in water testing and the results are available on request.


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Morris Area Tiger Tracks Fall 2019  

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Morris Area Tiger Tracks Fall 2019  

A booklet from Morris Area Community Education