Morton Messenger

September 24th, 2021

Mission Statement

The mission of J. Sterling Morton Elementary School, whose culture unites families, guarantees all students develop the academic skills and character traits necessary for personal excellence and responsible citizenship through high-quality, innovative, engaging experiences in a challenging and nurturing environment.

Morton Elementary School Updates and Information



School Information:


Doors Open - 8:20 a.m.

School Begins - 8:30 a.m.

School Ends - 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday Schedule - School Ends @ 2:15 p.m.


Upcoming Events:


October 12 - End of First Quarter

October 13-15 - No School - Conferences - Work Day - Professional Development


October 29 - Halloween Celebration

*Parade begins at 2:30 p.m.

*Treats will be provided for students.

*More information will be communicated via email in the coming weeks.


Parent Teacher Conferences:


Thursday, October 7, 2021- In Person

4:15-8:15pm


Tuesday, October 12, 2021- In Person

4:15-8:15pm


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Zoom

8:00-12:00pm


**Parents will sign up for conferences next week via ParentVue.


Upcoming PTA Events:


October 10 - PTA Trunk or Treat @ 5:00 p.m.


October 18 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.


October 22 - PTA Movie Night at Morton

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PTA Information

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Links and Resources

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Traffic Reminders

Please review the traffic patterns utilizing the image below.



  • Student ID Cards have been distributed to families to ensure safe and efficient student pick up procedures. Please contact your teacher if you have not received one.
  • If you are picking up a child, please do not get out of your vehicle. Staff members are available to assist in delivering students safely to vehicles.
  • Please proceed through crosswalk zones with caution. Safety Patrol members will be utilized to assist with crosswalk.
  • Students are dismissed from class at 3:45 p.m. On average, the student pick up process lasts 12 minutes from start to finish. We appreciate your continued patience with this process.
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