Morton Messenger Weekly Update

August 16, 2019

Back to School 2019-2020

The Morton Messenger is a weekly newsletter to inform families of the awesome things happening at J. Sterling Morton Elementary School. We hope you will find this avenue of communication useful and enjoyable. 2019-2020 is going to be a great year!

News from Principal Malone

We are off to a great start at Morton. I couldn’t be more proud of the effort and attitude that our students and staff have demonstrated throughout the week. I would also like to thank all of the families for such an enjoyable first week of school. The focus of our school district is #BeKind and #TeachUp. We are dedicated to providing a world class educational experience for all of our students.

Important reminders for your family:

School hours are:

8:30 am - 3:45 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

8:30 am - 2:15 pm (Wednesday)

Breakfast is available for $1.45 (Monday - Friday) those students eating breakfast may be dropped off at 8:00 am.

Our first bell rings at 8:20 am; students should not arrive at Morton before 8:15 am. unless they are eating breakfast or participating in a club.

Student Handbook

The student handbook is a valuable resource that Millard Public Schools makes available each year. Please take the time to read through this. (link)

Elementary Education MPS

Student Services & Code of Conduct Policies

Upcoming Instrument Display Nights- for Band and Orchestra

Music stores offer their services at the following schools as an easy way to compare pricing, rent instruments, and purchase instrument accessories. Take advantage of one of these nights if you still need to rent an instrument!

Tuesday, August 20, at Beadle Middle School

18201 Jefferson Street, Gymnasium 6 - 8 pm


Thursday, August 22, at North Middle School

2828 South 139th Plaza, Gymnasium 6 - 8 pm

Traffic Reminders

We would like to thank you for following the pick up and drop off recommendations to help make our traffic flow as efficient as possible. On average, it has taken just 14 minutes to complete the pick-up process at the end of each day.

  • Please remember to pull forward and drop off/pick up by the crosswalk. Please do not park and leave your vehicle.

  • Continue to only drop off/pick up students from the right lane. The left lane is for drive through only.

  • I highly recommend that you do not use the North parking lot to drop off and pick up. This area was designed for buses and daycare vans only. We also use this area for staff parking.

  • Our safety patrol students do an amazing job. Thank you for patience and ensuring the safety of all students.

Additional Resources

Please don't forget to check out the attachments at the bottom of this newsletter, including updates from PE/Music!

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