Rocket Review

Week of October 3, 2022

Notes from the Principal's Desk

October has arrived with the fall season in full splendor! Enjoy these next few warm days as the weather will be chilly by the end of the week!

Count Day: This Wednesday is the first state of Michigan school Count Day! Student count day is a series of multiple reports relating to student attendance throughout the state of Michigan that helps our state determine funding for each district and develop education budgets.

If your child is absent on Wednesday, they will be "counted" when they return, as long as it is in a two week window from official Count Day.

Lost & Found: Our bin is quickly filling up with lunch boxes, water bottles, hoodies, playground equipment, and odd shoes! If you are missing a clothing item, please have your child check our Lost & Found bin!

At the conclusion of each semester, the bin is cleaned out and items are donated to charity. Our first semester will end just before the winter break in December.

Morgan Fun Fridays in October:

October 7-- Wear Lions Gear

October 14--Pink Out--Wear Pink for cancer awareness month

October 21--Dress in fall colors--Fall Festival Day

October 28--Wear your MSU/U of M gear to get ready for the annual match up!

PTO Events: The next Skate Night will be October 10 from 6-8 pm @ The New Rink.

PTO is hosting a Fall Festival on October 21, from 5 - 8 pm at Morgan (flyer below). This includes a family Scarecrow competition (see below). Fun way to spend some family time with other Morgan families!

PTO Meeting: Tuesday, October 18 starting at 6:30 pm @ The Detroit Grille House

Morgan PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Support) Team Updates: Our students can earn 8 Keys Tickets for being caught demonstrating 8 Key behaviors. Morgan uses the Quantum Learning 8 Keys to Success as our guidelines for positive behavior at Morgan. You can learn more on the 8 Keys by clicking here:

We have some beautiful fall weather through the first part of this week. Get outside with your kids and enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures as the chilly fall weather returns later in the week!

Mrs. Lasky


Link to apply to be a cashier, lunch monitor, and more!

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UCS News and Updates

UCS Band-A-Rama 2022

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UCS Wellness Podcast

The UCS Wellness team is happy to announce the seventh episode of their podcast series. The team worked with community members to create a podcast regarding different areas of physical, mental, and social health for UCS staff, students, and families. These podcasts are available on the UCS Wellness page. UCS Wellness - Utica Community Schools (

The seventh podcast in the series is titled “Our Youth and Vaping.” Below is a list of the podcasts available on the Wellness page:

  • Mental Health with guest, Nancy Buyle
  • Grief and the Grieving Process for Children
  • Family Communication
  • CARE of Southeastern Michigan
  • Discussing Dating Violence with Turning Point
  • Tackling Tough Topics with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office
  • Our Youth and Vaping
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UCS Food Service News

October Lunch Menu

Lunch is $2.75 per day

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October Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is $1.75

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Elementary How-To Guide for School Meals
Deposit Money into Your Child's Lunch Account

Tutorial and link to deposit funds

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PTO Meeting--Next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 18

THANK YOU to all who attended the first PTO meeting! It was one of the biggest meetings in the past few years!

It was wonderful to see new faces and have new volunteers to help with all the wonderful things PTO provides for our Morgan students!

Next meeting is Tuesday, October 18 starting at 6:30 pm @ The Detroit Grille House.

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Skate Night--October 10, November 8, December 16

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Kroger Rewards for Morgan PTO

Kroger Plus Card

Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for Morgan Elementary every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization.

Link your card at

Morgan's Organization Number is TV320

Organization Name: Morgan Elementary-Morgan Volunteers

How to stay informed!

Sign up for an account or find news at our homepage:

Also follow us on Facebook. Look for “Morgan Volunteers PTO.”

Contact us at

Also use the Remind app ( to get notices about news and events: @MorganVolu

Meet the PTO Board Members!

You can reach your Morgan Volunteers PTO by sending an email to :

Mrs. Amanda Hussey


Mrs. Lora Walker

Vice President

Mrs. Renee Chaptini


Mrs. Megan Dorling


Mr. Andrew McCloskey

Financial Advisor

Calendar Items--Upcoming Dates

Wed., October 5: Count Day!

Mon. October 10: Morgan Skate Night @ The New Rink 6-8pm

Tues. October 18: Morgan PTO Meeting 6:30 pm @ The Detroit Grille House

Wed., October 19: NO SCHOOL--Teacher Professional Development Day

Fri, October 21: PTO Fall Festival 5-8 pm (flyer above)

Fri., October 28: 1/2 Day of School--Students dismissed @ 11:44 AM

Last Day of Marking Period 1

Mon. October 31: 1/2 Day of School--Students dismissed @ 11:44 AM

Morgan Elementary

School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:30 pm

1/2 Day School Hours: 8:40 am - 11:44 am

Attendance Line (to report absent/tardy students): 586-797-5899

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.