Rocket Review

Week of April 18, 2019

Full Moon Week!

There was something special in the air today! Not sure if it was the warmer weather, the incoming rain, the holiday on the weekend, or the full moon. Students, staff and the main office were very busy today and are looking forward to the 3-day weekend.

Our 5th Graders have completed three of their four required M-STEP tests. They have two more days of testing next week and then they are finished. Students who needed more time to finish a previous test, or missed a testing date, will have time to complete their tests over the next 2 weeks.

We were fortunate enough to miss the raindrops today and be able to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Please remind your child to stay out of the wet, puddle areas. We announce these reminders several times each week, telling students to stay out of the wet areas and play in the areas with wood chips and on the higher grassy areas that are not wet. This does not stop students from going into the water and getting their clothes/shoes wet, even when lunch monitors blow a whistle or call out to stay out of the water.

Students are also climbing the trees along the fence lines. Students have been given reminders during morning and lunch time announcements to stay off of the trees and fence around the playground. Please remind your child to climb on the designated climbing structures and not the fence.

Some families are traveling over the weekend and we wish them safe travels. Hope the weather cooperates over the weekend so we can start to enjoy the warmer, spring weather outside.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Save The Date--Mother-Son Event

Jimmy Johns Baseball Game

Reserve May 19 for the Annual Morgan Volunteers PTO Mother/Son Event.

This is a 1:05 PM baseball game at Jimmy John's Field. The Birmingham Beavers v. Eastside Diamond Hoppers.

The event includes food, group photo on the field, player autographs and an opportunity to hold the American flag on the field during the National Anthem!

More details to come soon!

Third Graders Enjoyed Native American History Presentation

All 3rd Grade classes at Morgan had a chance to experience our Native American guest speaker and hands-on presentation today. The kids really liked touching and trying on the different artifacts.

Student Pick Up from After-School Activities

On any given day, Morgan can have anywhere from 1 to 5 or more after-school activities occurring throughout the building. Things like tutoring, Community Education Classes, Scout meetings, Science Olympiad, and SACC.

All after-school activities should have a designated pick up location, usually outside of Door 7. A representative from the after-school activity should know the pick up location and escort students to that location for dismissal. The representative/teacher can also share with parents in the program how pick up procedures will work. (e.g. floor hockey will dismiss out the main door when Mr. Hall escorts kids to the doors).

Please note that our SACC workers are NOT permitted by UCS and State of Michigan rules to admit persons who are not associated with SACC. This does not prevent parents/students from entering the building on the heals of a SACC parent, however. Parents/students who enter the building without SACC knowledge are asked to leave for student safety.

The Main Office is open until 4:30 PM each day and can open the front door for parents/students as well. If you need to enter the building after school hours, before 4:30 PM, you can give the main office a call at 586-797-5800 and let them know you are at the front door and why you need to enter the building. After 4:30 PM, SACC may not allow non-SACC persons to enter the building.

Please know that while this may seem like an inconvenience, student safety is a priority and we will continue to do all that we can to ensure student safety during after-school events/activities. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Morgan’s Science Olympiad team will be selling ice cream bars, sandwiches, and Popsicles for $1 during lunch recess on the following days.

  • Thursday, April 25th

  • Thursday, May 2nd

8 Keys Ticket Winners!

This week's 8 Keys Ticket Winners are:


  • Kaitlyn
  • Sophia

Grade 1:

  • Isabella
  • Sophia

Grade 2:

  • Eli
  • Jenna

Grade 3:

  • Madeline
  • Noa

Grade 4:

  • Salma
  • Lauren

Grade 5:

  • Luca F
  • Ricky

Grade 6:

  • Michael O
  • Julian

Our drawing winners could choose to receive either a pencil with one of the 8 Keys on it, a rubber bracelet with an inspiring message, or a book mark. They were so excited to pick a prize and celebrate the 8 Keys of Excellence!

Take Your Child to Work Day

Thursday, April 25

Take Your Child to Work Day will be Thursday, April 25. Students will NOT be marked Absent that day as long as Morgan receives a call or a note stating that you are having your child participate in Take Your Child to Work Day.

If Morgan does not receive a message on their attendance line (586-797-5899) or from a written note, students will be marked as absent and parents will receive a phone call to check on their child's whereabouts.

Morgan Lunch Monitors

Morgan continues to look for additional support during the lunch hour. While our building is allocated a certain amount of paid EduStaff lunch monitors, we can take additional support in the form of volunteers. Students really enjoying seeing their parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle at school during the lunch time helping in the lunchroom or walking around the playground with the kids.

If you are interested in becoming a paid lunch monitor, please click on link below to start an application with EduStaff. EduStaff certified lunch monitors are paid an hourly rate each day they work. EduStaff employees can also complete additional, free, online training sessions and become substitute paraprofessionals for additional paid hours of work.

Morgan also takes volunteers with a current background check on file. If you filled out a Volunteer Sheet within the past few years, you should be able to volunteer for field trips, classroom help and lunch supervision. If you are unsure about your volunteer status, please contact the Main Office and Sharon or Melissa can check for you: 586-797-5800.

If you are interested in volunteering during the lunch hour, which runs from 11:30 AM until 12:15 PM each day, please contact Melissa in the main office and let her know what days you are available to volunteer. Grandparents/aunts/uncles/neighbors are all welcome once we have a background check on file.

If you have any questions, please call Morgan at 586-797-5800 or email Mrs. Lasky at

EduStaff Application

Click here to complete an application to become a lunch monitor.

Morgan School Spirit Days

The Morgan Student Council has announced our School Spirit Days!

Friday, April 26: Wear Favorite Sport Team Shirt/Jersey

Monday, May 6: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Friday, April 19: NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 22: Report cards sent home electronically by the end of the day

6:30 PM Morgan Volunteers PTO Meeting @ Hamlin Pub on 25/Van Dyke

Tuesday, April 23: MSTEP for 5th Grade

Wednesday, April 24: MSTEP for 5th Grade

Thursday, April 25: Take Your Child to Work Day.

Friday, April 26: Wear your Favorite Sport Team Shirt/Jersey

Wednesday, May 1: Career Focus Luncheon--6th Grade

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Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 6:30 PM. Hamlin Pub on 25/VanDyke

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.

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.