Rocket Review

Week of January 17, 2020

Half Way through 2019-2020 School Year!

What a fast moving first semester! It seems difficult to believe that on Tuesday next week, we start the 2nd half of the school year already. As we are gathering NWEA results, along with other measurements of achievement, we are excited to see how our Morgan students have been growing and learning since we started the new school year in September.

NWEA testing will continue throughout the month of January for all students at Morgan. Grades Kindergarten through sixth will show their progress in mathematics and reading. Students in grades third through sixth will also show their progress in science. Once NWEA testing is complete, your child's teacher can share results and progress with you. If you have concerns about your child's academic or behavior performance, you can reach out to your child's teacher through email, phone message, or Class Dojo (for those teachers who utilize).

Teachers are busy working on report cards for the second marking period. All parents with an established Power School Parent Portal account will receive their child's report card electronically through email next Friday, January 24, by the end of day.

Thank you to everyone who had lunch at Lettuce on Thursday this week. The Morgan Volunteers PTO will receive a percentage of all sales related to Morgan Elementary.

The next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, January 21, at 6:30 PM at the Hamlin Pub on 25 Mile and Van Dyke.

Looks like some snow coming tonight and into Saturday. Enjoy some fun outside winter activities with your kids. The Rochester Fire & Ice Festival starts Friday night and runs throughout the weekend, so the snow will light up the town along with their big light show.

Have a good week,

Mrs. Lasky

5th Grade DIA Trip

Each year, all 5th grade students in UCS travel to the DIA in Detroit to review Native American artwork, along with other significant pieces of art. Mrs. Borbolla, our Art Teacher, joins with the docents to provide lessons in the art history and appreciation of the art work.

Our classes, again this year, received several compliments for their kindness, politeness, listening, and respect of the art work in the DIA. Great job representing Morgan and our 8 Keys of Excellence!

Entrance to the DIA is free to all residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. A visit to the DIA is a fun way to spend a winter day as there is so much to see, learn, and do at the DIA!

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A Note from our Specialists

THANK YOU to those who donated items to our Specialist classes! One donor sent an Amazon delivery for each specialist class. Our specialists were happy to see some additional supplies arrive. If you would still like to donate, our specialist teachers are in the need of the following items:

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 at:
  • 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:

  • Pierre
  • Brendan


  • Tony
  • Penelope

First Grade:

  • Jeevan
  • Chloe

Second Grade:

  • Abigail
  • Zohair

Third Grade:

  • Sarah
  • Avery

Fourth Grade:

  • Darius
  • Arvin

Fifth Grade:

  • Ella
  • Nick

Sixth Grade:

  • Bella
  • Addison

Mark Your Calendar

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

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

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, 2020 @ 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.