Week of December 7, 2018
Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions (PBIS)
This past Wednesday, the Morgan Learning Community participated in a PBIS learning/training for entering, participating, and leaving assemblies. Students were called down to an assembly in our traditional fashion, which took nearly 15 minutes for all classes to arrive and be ready for an assembly to begin.
During this first visit to the gymnasium, our Morgan PBIS Team (consisting of several teachers representing many different grades) shared a PowerPoint that was created with students, to teach everyone a new way to enjoy assemblies. Changes include: 6th grade and KDG walking to an assembly together with their 'buddies'; 5th grade and 1st grade attending together with their 'buddies'; grades 2-4 walking to the gymnasium independently. Students walk to the gym, no lines, and sit wherever they would like to sit on the floor. Staff members stations themselves in hallways throughout the building as students walk to and from the assembly to monitor behavior and acknowledge positive behavior.
Students were then dismissed in the traditional manner to return to classrooms and review the new rules/procedures. Dismissal time took an additional 15 minutes.
When students were called to the assembly with our "new" expectations, our gymnasium filled in just over 5 minutes. Students enjoyed a video highlighting the Color Run from October while sitting with buddies, friends, siblings and anywhere they would like to sit on the gymnasium floor. We asked our 603 students which version of attending assemblies they preferred and our "new" rules were approved with an unanimous vote! They really liked the quiet of entering and exiting, being able to sit where they choose, being able to sit with friends or siblings from other grades, being able to see the presentation and hear what was being shared.
During our second dismissal, sections of the gymnasium were dismissed and students were empowered to leave as they saw appropriate. All students were back to their classes in just under 10 minutes.
Our staff is looking forward to sharing more new PBIS ideas and expectations with our students after the holidays.
Have a great week!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morgan School Spirit Days
The Morgan Student Council has announced our School Spirit Days!
Friday, Jan. 4: Class T-Shirt Day
Friday, Jan. 25: 1/2 Day--Pajama Day
Monday, Feb. 4: Class T-Shirt Day
Thursday, Feb. 14: Wear Red/White/Pink
Monday, March 4: Class T-Shirt Day
Friday, March 29: Wear Dr. Seuss Gear
Monday, April 8: Class T-Shirt Day
Friday, April 26: Wear Favorite Sport Team Shirt/Jersey
Monday, May 6: Class T-Shirt Day
Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day
School Store is Back!
Morgan Annual Mitten Tree Donations
This is the last week to donate! Keep filling the tree as we are helping out those in need this season!
Contest Standings as of 12-6-18
First: Mrs. Balwinski
Second: Mrs. Angeli
Third: Mr. Mirovsky
In the spirit of this holiday season, Morgan’s Student Council will be participating in the Toys for Tots program. We will be gathering new, unwrapped toys for children (age range: newborn to 17 yrs. old). If you are interested in donating an unwrapped toy, student council will be collecting them from Nov. 20-Dec. 13th. The Toys for Tots boxes will be located in each classroom. The class with the most toys donated, will earn a pizza party. On Thursday, Dec. 14th, we are scheduled with the U.S. Marines for a special pick up of the toys. Thank you so much for your support!
Morgan’s Student Council
Morgan Annual Blood Drive
Congratulations to Clare!
Mark Your Calendar!
Tuesday, December 11: 3rd & 5th Grades Music Concert
6:30 PM 3rd Grade
7:30 PM 5th Grade
December 10-13: Holiday Shop
Thursday, December 13: MOD Pizza Morgan Family Night 4-8 PM--flyer coming home
Friday, December 14: Morgan Family Movie Night
Wednesday, December 19: 2:15 PM Eisenhower Show Choir Visits Morgan
Thursday, December 20: MOD Pizza Morgan Family Night 4-8 PM--flyer coming home
Holiday Break: December 22 through January 1
School Resumes Wednesday, January 2
UCS News and Updates
Holiday Shop is Next Week!
Morgan Volunteers Need Volunteers!
Morgan Family Movie Night
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.
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.