Rocket Review

Week of May 10, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week

Our teachers and staff at Morgan were treated to special surprises all week this week as our Morgan Volunteers PTO, and many Morgan families took the time to say "Thank You" to teachers and staff for what they do each day for our Morgan students. There were breakfast treats on Monday, a pizza lunch with donated baked goods on Wednesday, and a "Create your own trail mix" set up in the teacher's lounge today. Many teachers and staff members received cards, letters, treats, plants and more from parents and students to show their appreciation. On behalf of all of our Morgan staff, I would like to say THANK YOU to our Morgan community for your ongoing support and dedication to making Morgan a great place to learn, work, and grow!

Morgan's Math Olympiad and Social Studies Olympiad teams received medals this week for their performance in both academic areas. Congratulations to the teams and Coach Borbolla!

Our sixth graders celebrated their completion of the D.A.R.E. program today with D.A.R.E. graduation. We had representatives from UCS, Shelby Township Supervisor, Richard Stathakis, and Deputy Chief Coil from the Shelby Township Police Department attend our event. Three students, one from each 6th grade classroom, were selected to read their D.A.R.E. essay to parents, family members, staff and distinguished guests. It was a special day for our 6th graders at Morgan.

We continue to learn and grow as May flies by. Next week we have a 2nd and 4th grade music concert, our Variety Show and our Volunteer Appreciation Night. As our calendars continue to fill up with spring activities, please try to find some special time to spend with your children. Take a nice bike ride together on the local trail; visit the Metro park nearby; take a walk together in the neighborhood; play a game; watch a movie. Whatever you do, treasure this time with your child and know that they are just as excited to have your undivided attention.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

PTO--Help Needed!

Our PTO is looking for a new Vice-President and a Webmaster for the 2019-2020 school year. Our current Vice-President and Webmaster have students moving on from Morgan and into junior high next year.

Our Vice-President helps with the organization of PTO initiatives and activities as a part of the PTO Board.

The Webmaster is in charge of maintaining/updating the Morgan Membership Toolkit web page for the PTO and training is provided.

If you are interested in serving in either of these positions, please contact our PTO and/or attend the next PTO meeting on May 20.

PTO contact information is:

Math Olympiad Achievement!

Congratulations to our Math Olympiad team and Coach Borbolla for their 4th place medal in overall achievement; 6th place ribbon for Quiz Bowl; and 11th place ribbon for Team Event. They completed against 58 other Math Olympiad teams from UCS and represented Morgan well!

Social Studies Olympiad Achievement!

Congratulations to our students and Coach Borbolla!

Poetry Elementary Division

3rd Place Medal Winner: Maya 5th Grade

Morgan Elementary School, Utica Community Schools

Take a Stand Essay Elementary Division

Honorable Mention: Effrum 5th Grade

Morgan Elementary, Utica Community Schools

Posters Collage Elementary Division

Honorable Mention:Abigail 4th Grade

Morgan Elementary, Utica Community Schools

Posters Artistic Intermediate Division (6th-8th Grades)

Honorable Mention: Landon 6th Grade

Morgan Elementary, Utica Community Schools

Current Event Essay Intermediate Division (6th-8th Grades)

Honorable Mention: Audrey 6th Grade

Morgan Elementary School, Utica Community Schools

6th Grade D.A.R.E Graduation

Congratulations to all of our 6th graders for completing their lessons in D.A.R.E. with Office Leslie of the Shelby Township Police Department. Thank you to our 6th grade parents who provided the D.A.R.E. cake and decorations that celebrated the day.

6th Grade Career Focus Luncheon

Last week, our 6th graders participated in the annual UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence Career Focus Luncheon at the Palazzo Grande. Students at Morgan were part of 1000 sixth grade students from around UCS who came together with members of the business communities in Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, Macomb, Utica and other surrounding areas. Students shared their digital portfolio and business cards with a business representative and asked learning about different careers that are available after completing high school.

Thank you to our Morgan Volunteers PTO for sponsoring two tables at this annual event!

8 Keys Weekly Drawing Winners

Since we missed a week for drawing, we selected 4 students from each grade this week.


  • Jase
  • Molly
  • Lilliana
  • Nate

First Grade:

  • Geonni
  • Olivia
  • Niko
  • Aubrey

Second Grade:

  • Ryan
  • Giorgio
  • Jaxson
  • Amjed

Third Grade:

  • Aiden
  • Warren
  • Cece
  • Christien

Fourth Grade:

  • Allison
  • Ella
  • Katarina
  • Layla

Fifth Grade:

  • Henry
  • Emma
  • Carson
  • Anthony

Sixth Grade:

  • Cipria
  • Salene
  • Kendall
  • Jillian

Congratulations to our drawing winners and keep earning those tickets!

School Supply Kits for the 2019-2020 School Year Available NOW!

Morgan is offering one-stop school supply shopping again this year through 1st Day of School Supplies. Each grade level has a suggested school supply kit available for purchase online. These kits will be labeled with your child's name and grade (be sure to order for next year's grade) and will be delivered to Morgan in August.

Your child will have their school supply kit waiting for them on Rocket Day 2019! No running to stores or shopping multiple stores! Everything is right there in the kit!

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!

Monday, May 6: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Monday, May 13: Variety Show Performance for Morgan Students in the gym 1 PM

May 14 - 17: Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, May 14: 3rd Grade Math M-STEP

2nd & 4th Grade Music Concert--6:30 for 2nd; 7:30 for 4th

Morgan Annual Art Show

Book Fair Evening Hours

Wednesday, May 15: 4th Grade Math M-STEP

Variety Show 5:30 PM student arrival; 6:00 PM start time

Book Fair Evening Hours

Morgan Annual Art Show

Monday, May 20: 6:30 PM Morgan Volunteers PTO LAST meeting for the 2018-2019 school year @ Hamlin Pub on 25 Mile/Van Dyke

Tuesday, May 21: 3rd Grade ELA M-STEP

Wednesday, May 22: 6th Grade Math M-STEP

Thursday, May 23: Taco Loco Restaurant Night--flyer required

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Thursday, June 6: Morgan Field Day

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UCS News and Updates

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Thank you to Tree Surgeon!

Thank you to Dave from the Tree Surgeon for their generous donation of 30 yards of wood chips for the PTO Morgan Nature Center clean up initiative!

Taco Loco Restaurant Night

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FINAL PTO Meeting for the 2019-2020 School Year!

Monday, May 20, 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.