Rocket Review

Week of December 6, 2019

Last Page of the Calendar!

Hard to believe we are on the last page of the calendar for the year 2019! Each year seems to pass by more quickly than the last. That is why it is so important to stop the fast pace every so often, slow down, unplug, and focus on our kids, family, and friends. When students tell us stories about their weekend or vacation, they do not talk about the things they received, but rather the activities they did with parents, siblings, cousins, and friends. Those experiences create the best memories!


Morgan was busy this week creating our own memories as our Lego Team heads off to state competition on Saturday in Mason, Michigan. We wish our Morgan Stingers "Good Luck" as they challenge their skills against teams from all around the state of Michigan.


We also had a fun, engaging, exciting assembly on Wednesday, brought to us by Mrs. Crum and Mrs. Phelan, our Physical Education teachers. Morgan was fortunate to have Jump for Jill come perform and teach us all about healthy eating choices, and exercise. Students and staff were on their feet, dancing and moving along with Jill.


The next two weeks we have Holiday Shop, a music concert, first School Store, and many activities happening in the classrooms. Our PTO is still looking for volunteers to help make the Holiday Shop a successful experience for our students. A link to the sign up is below in the newsletter.


Have a great week!


Mrs. Lasky

Morgan Spirit Wear is Available for Purchase!

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!

Morgan's PBIS committee organized a spirit wear sale. All sales will be online. You can use the link below to place an order.

Morgan spirit wear makes a great gift for birthdays or holidays!

Good Luck, Morgan Stingers!

The Morgan Stingers Lego Robotics Team is heading to State Competition on Saturday! We will them luck as they compete against teams from all around the state of Michigan!
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Jump for Jill Assembly

Science Olympiad Open House

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Recess Outside or Inside

20°F Recess is held outside


15-19°F Wind conditions will determine recess location


14°F or Below: Inside Recess


We use Weather.com and Accuweather for updates and temperature readings.


If temperatures are between 15° and 19°, the wind chill factor will be considered. A low windchill will warrant an indoor recess.


It is important that children dress appropriately for winter weather: boots, hats, gloves/mittens and a warm coat. All students are expected to participate in recess. Fresh air and physical play help develop fitness and increase children’s ability to focus during learning times. Generally, if a child is well enough to attend school, they are well enough to go outside for a short break and to get some fresh air.


A doctor's note is required to excuse a student from recess for more than 2 days.

Annual Mitten Tree Collection

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Toys for Tots Holiday Donations

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Morgan Holiday Shop

December 9-12---NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Please note there is a change in prices from last year. Items range from $1 - $5 per item.


Morgan Volunteers PTO is hosting their annual Holiday Shop the week of December 9-12. Set up will be on Friday, December 6, with shopping to begin on Monday, December 9. See the shopping schedule for classes below.


Volunteers are needed for set up, wrapping, shopping help, and clean up. Please see the Morgan Volunteers PTO SignUp Genius for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

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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:

http://ikenhs.weebly.com/eagle-tutoring.html.

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.

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

Great work, Morgan Rockets!

AIM Classes:


  • Xander
  • Vildana



Kindergarten:


  • Anastasia
  • Ariana



First Grade:


  • Felicity
  • Jessica



Second Grade:


  • Dominik W
  • Tyler



Third Grade:


  • Ryan
  • Avery



Fourth Grade:


  • Romero
  • Christien



Fifth Grade:


  • Ilir
  • Landen



Sixth Grade:


  • Evelyn
  • Lily

The Nutcracker at Macomb

Two Morgan students are part of the Macomb Ballet Company production of The Nutcracker. For ticket information, dates and time, click on the button below. Congratulations Molly and Olivia for being chosen to perform in this ballet! A fun, family, holiday show.
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Mark Your Calendar

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:


December 9 - 12: Holiday Shop

Flyers for Holiday Shop will come home the week of December 2.

Shopping Schedule in this newsletter


Tuesday, December 17: 3rd & 5th Grade Music Concerts


December 23 - January 1: Holiday Break


Thursday, Jan. 2: School Resumes

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UCS News and Updates

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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:


Wednesday, January 8


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:


Tuesday, January 21


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.