Parent Message from Dr. K 01.08.21

Hello Morse Families!

Here are a few reminders about what is coming up at Morse!

Mental Fitness:  Practical Applications of Distress Management

Blue Valley Southwest Feeder Schools K-12: 1/22/21 @ 10:30AM

Blue Valley Educational Foundation is partnering with Julia Harkleroad, licensed therapist, to help give families information and tools when it comes to distress management and mental fitness.

This program is offered to all parents in Blue Valley.  Parents and teens should attend this event if they would like more information about panic, depression and/or suicidality.  Julia Harkleroad will be discussing the basic protocols in case of suicidal ideation and planning as well as managing impulsive emotions, intrusive thoughts and high stress environments She will introduce the biomechanics of stress and the differences between suicidal ideation and suicidal planning.  Julia will share insight into breathing, heart-rate variability, pain management, relationships, drugs and alcohol, sleep, social media and mindfulness.  

Registration is now open, click here to get started.  

Registration Landing Page:


Mr. Vandemarks Birthday

Mr Vandemarks birthday is Wednesday, January 20th.  To honor him, we are asking staff and students to wear either something purple, Chiefs or their Marksmen spirit wear on that day to say “Happy Birthday Mr. V!”


Picture Retake Information

Picture retake day is Wednesday, January 27, 2021. 

Parents can order by using the code on attached flyer.  If you would like your student to have their picture retaken please send their original picture packet to turn in to the photographer on retake day. If your student is new or hasn’t had their picture taken, you can prepay or wait to purchase once the picture proofs come back to the school.


Calling all  Kindergarteners for the 2021-22 School Year

If you have a child that will be attending Morse this coming fall for the 2021-22 school year, please go to the Morse website, click on Families/Registration and on the right hand of the page click on “Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form” and fill out the questionnaire!  We need this information to begin the process of identifying our incoming kindergarten students.  If you know of someone who has a student who is planning on attending Morse for kindergarten this fall, please direct them to this information!  Thank you!!!


Viewing Canvas Courses and Second Quarter Grades
At the end of each quarter, courses in Canvas will conclude and will no longer be visible on the Canvas app and website. Courses for this year’s second quarter will conclude on January 14th. Report cards will be generated and families will be able to view second quarter grades on ParentVUE at the end of the day on January 25, 2021. 

How do I view my child’s report card?

  • Log in on ParentVue
  • Select your elementary student’s name
  • In the left navigation bar, choose REPORT CARD

If you have questions about Standards Based Grading as you view your child’s report card, please review the information found on the Elementary Report Card resource page.

Each new quarter, classroom teachers will publish their next quarter Canvas course. As courses are published, students and families will again be able to see current courses on the Canvas app and Canvas website. For Canvas parent resources, visit


A Message from BVSW


Please read it and join in the fun!  We have also put together a video for you!  Follow the link an enjoy!


Notes From the Nurse:

With the cooler temps at recess students are finding their masks are getting condensation/wet and needing replacements more frequently.  Please send extra masks with child daily so they can have a dry one to wear after recess.  Also make sure they are dressed for the weather as they will be going out for recess and will need warm jackets, hats and gloves!  Thank you for all you are doing to keep students safe in school!


Counselors Corner:

Please check my counselors page on our website for the January edition of Home School Connection!  It is full of good ideas to help you and your student(s)!


Attention Families of Virtual Students

The next supply pickup for your student is next Wednesday, January 13th.  Pick up time is 2:00-2:45 pm.


Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Jan 15 No School-Professional Development/Grade Prep
  • Jan 18 No School-MLK Holiday
  • Jan 19 Beginning of 2nd Semester
  • Jan 20 V Birthday (wear purple, Chiefs or Marksmen spirit wear)
  • Jan 27 Picture Retake Day
  • Feb 15 No School-Presidents Day
  • Feb 25 No School-conferences
  • Feb 26 No School


Have a great weekend!!

Dr. K