Rocket Review

Week of January 10, 2020

Welcome to 2020!

The first week of 2020 is complete! Our Morgan Rockets returned to school on Monday, excited to see their friends and share stories about their adventures over the holiday break. They jumped right back into school routine and the NWEA testing schedule. All NWEA testing will be completed by the end of January for our students.

Our Morgan office had an influx of new smart watches appear this week. Please see the note from the Elementary Student Handbook, relating to electronic communication devices (which include smart watches). These devices can be helpful, but also distracting during the school day. There is also the consideration of student privacy issues, which is why cameras, video devices, voice recording, or communication devices are limited at school. If you have any questions about the UCS policy on Electronic Communication Devices, please let me know.

Please note that next week we have two 1/2 days of school: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17. Students will be released at 11:29 AM each of those days for teachers to work on grades for the 2nd marking period. Friday, January 17, marks the official 1/2 way point in the 2019-2020 school year. The year is moving quickly, so if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress, please reach out to your child's teacher through, email, Class Dojo (for those teachers utilizing this year), or phone call.

We ended our week with a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) assembly talking about the key of Balance. Mrs. Borbolla presented to our Rockets on how to find balance in our lives, such as some homework and some fun time; some healthy foods and some not as healthy foods. Her message was a reminder to us all, students and adults, that we need to find the Balance in our lives and not fill up on too much of just one thing, such as work, play, video games, unhealthy foods, and the like. Instead, we need to find a balance that works best for us so we can enjoy the things we love, but also get things done that we need to do each day.

The weather is looking a bit frightful this weekend, with an Ice Storm Warning just posted this afternoon. Please take caution this weekend as this wet, winter storm moves through the area.

Have a good week,

Mrs. Lasky

Electronic Communication Devices

The UCS Elementary Student Handbook states the following in regards to Electronic Communication Devices:

15. Possession or use of cell phones or other electronic communications devices (ECDs) by elementary students is prohibited at any time while in school or in a district vehicle unless permission has been given by an administrator– this includes text messaging and camera


Our sixth grade students have a technology agreement that is utilized as part of the transition from sixth to seventh grade. All other students should not have Electronic Communication Devices at school. This includes all Smart Watches, as they are capable of text, phone, and picture communication. Devices brought/sent to school will be turned in to the main office and parents will be asked to pick up the devices from the office.

Students in grades K-5 wishing to have a electronic communication device at school, have the approved option of bringing that device to the Main Office at the start of the school day and picking up the device at the conclusion of the school day. Any devices left behind are secured for the night in the main office after 4:30 PM.

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A Note from our Specialists

All the specialists teachers are excited to be back in 2020 and have lots of fun learning planned for all of the Morgan students. Our supplies that keep our rooms clean and stop the spread of germs are getting low and we would love donations to keep our classrooms a fun and safe place for all of the Morgan students to come learn every day. The Wish list for each special is below:

Music: Kleenex

Art: Kleenex, Baby Wipes, Clorox Wipes, Liquid Soap

Gym: Clorox Wipes, Kleenex

ISM: Clorox Wipes, Kleenex

Library: Kleenex

Thanks for your help! ❤️ Ms. Quagliotto, Mrs. Rosso, Mrs. Barbolla, Mrs. Phelan, Mrs. Crum, Mrs. Piotrowski, and Mr. Delorenzo


Kindergarten Open House on March 11 at 7 PM

All UCS Elementary schools will be hosting their annual Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, March 11, starting at 7 PM in the gymnasium.

Parents of future Morgan Rockets are invited to meet our Kindergarten teachers, learn about Morgan Elementary, and register for kindergarten.

Please note, that parents should attend Open House at their home elementary school, as registration occurs at home elementary schools.

To register for Kindergarten, parents will need the following:

  • Completed UCS Registration Packet (available soon on
  • Driver's License
  • Proof of Residency (closing papers from sale, OR lease agreement, OR winter 2020 tax statement for the property)
  • Original birth certificate (with raised seal)--copy will be taken and original returned to parents
  • Immunizations records (can be turned in prior to the start of school in September 2020)
  • Hearing/Vision screening results (can be turned in prior to the start of school in September 2020).

If you have friends and neighbors in the Morgan attendance area with Kindergarten age students, please share this information with them so they may attend our annual Open House.

We are excited to meet our future Morgan Rockets!

Eisenhower NHS Tutoring

The Eisenhower National Honor Society is hosting a weekly FREE tutoring session held on Wednesday afternoons from 4-6 PM in the Eisenhower Media Center, beginning October 9.

Parents may register their students by submitting a request located on our website:

This will allow us to prepare adequate tutors for each subject matter. We ask that parents complete the form by Sunday night each week in order to allow us to organize the correct number of NHS students.

Their goal is to provide a safe and productive environment for both students needing help and our NHS members offering their service. Additionally, a staff member will be on site every week checking in registered students and monitoring the sessions.

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Looking for Lunch Monitors!

Looking for help on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays!

Morgan Elementary is looking for help in the lunchroom! Each year, we are allowed to hire 8 adults to help supervise students on the playground and in the lunchroom throughout our lunch hour. We would like to thank our parents who have already notified us that they will be returning to join our lunchtime this year and are looking for more support!

If you would be interested in helping in the lunchroom, please fill out a lunch monitor application with EduStaff. A link to the application can be found below. You will need to create an account, enter your information, complete some online training modules, and have a background check with finger prints. Then you can work as many lunch days as you would like and be paid for your help!

Several of our lunch monitors also complete additional training in EduStaff to serve as substitute paraprofessionals in our building. If you are interested in becoming a substitute paraprofessional, please use the EduStaff application process below.

If you have questions about becoming a lunch monitor or the online process, please contact Melissa Roth in our main office at 586-797-5800.

8 Keys Winners for the Week

Great work, Morgan Rockets!

AIM Classes:

  • Xander
  • Wyatt


  • Sydney
  • Gianna

First Grade:

  • Avery
  • Kate

Second Grade:

  • Aubrey
  • Dominik

Third Grade:

  • Michael
  • Dominic

Fourth Grade:

  • Arvin
  • Gavin

Fifth Grade:

  • Eva
  • Isaac

Sixth Grade:

  • Victoria
  • Ellera

Mark Your Calendar

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Jan. 6 - Jan. 31: Winter NWEA testing for grades K-6

Wednesday, Jan. 8: Skate Night at The New Rink 6-8 PM

Wednesday, Jan. 15: 5th Grade DIA Field Trip 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM--Permission slip sent home on 1-6-2020

Thursday, Jan. 16: 1/2 Day of School. Students dismissed at 11:29 AM

Lettuce Restaurant day for Morgan from 11 AM - 3:30 PM (see flyer above)

Friday, Jan. 17: 1/2 Day of School. Students dismissed at 11:29 AM

Last Day of 2nd Marking Period--End of 1st Semester

Monday, Jan. 20: NO SCHOOL in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: PTO Meeting 6:30 PM @ Hamlin Pub on 25 Mile/Van Dyke

Friday, Jan. 24: Winter Wonderland Dance sponsored by the Morgan Volunteers PTO from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the gymnasium

Report Cards sent home electronically by the end of the day.

Friday, Jan. 31: Crazy Clothes Spirit Day

Monday, February 10: PTO Meeting 6:30 PM @ Hamlin Pub

Wednesday, February 12: Count Day

February 15 - 23: Mid-Winter Break

Monday, February 24: School Resumes

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UCS News and Updates

Hero Skate Fundraiser

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UCS Early Childhood Open House

UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

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Mid-Winter Science Camp

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S.T.E.A.M. Offerings from UCS

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Hand Made Market

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Looking for Bus Drivers

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Now Hiring Bus Drivers

Starting at $16.50 per hour w/paid training

Call 586-797-7100

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Morgan Volunteers PTO Webpage

Click here to visit the Morgan Volunteers PTO web page and register for updates and volunteer information. Please update your family information each school year.

Skate Night Calendar

The first Skate Night has past and if you missed the fun, you can catch one of the future dates:

Thursday, March 5

Thursday, April 23

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Tuesday, January 21, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Please join us at the Hamlin Pub located at the corner of 25 Mile Road & Van Dyke (in the Vince & Joe's plaza)!

All Morgan parents are welcome to attend!

Future Dates for Meetings:

Monday, February 10

Tuesday, March 24

Monday, April 20

Tuesday, May 19

Box Tops are Digital!

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Morgan Elementary

Mission: Morgan is dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the working relationship of students, staff, and community.

Vision: We are a community of compassionate, committed professionals and learners who become academically successful through collaboration, ownership, and perseverance.